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CLiKX – A novel device for treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children

Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), also known as Glue ear, Secretory Otitis Media or Serous Otitis Media is a clinical condition characterized by a collection of non-infected fluid in the middle ear space as a result of a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection. This is a highly common pediatric disease (can affect adults

Role of Balloon dilatation in chronic rhinosinusitis – Clinical consensus statement 2018

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a clinical condition characterized by inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that typically lasts beyond twelve weeks. It is caused by infections, allergies, and the presence of sinus polyps or a deviated septum. Signs and symptoms include headache, nasal discharge, swelling in the face, dizziness, and breathing difficulties. The condition is so

What’s new in AJCC 8th Edition, Head and Neck section?

The recently released 8th edition of the AJCC TNM Cancer Staging Manual, Head and Neck Section incorporates significant changes based on advances in our understanding of the etiology and certain histologic attributes of tumors. The most significant update in AJCC 8th edition, is the creation of a separate staging algorithm for high risk human papillomavirus-associated cancer

Adenotonsillectomy lowers high blood pressure in children with OSA

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a spectrum of disorders ranging from simple snoring to complete obstruction of upper airways during sleep, which affects both children and adults. The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children is chronic adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and so adenotonsillectomy is considered as the first-line treatment for OSA in children.

Microtia kids get new 3D-printed ears from lab with their own cells

Microtia is a congenital external ear deformity characterized by hypoplasia (incomplete development) of the pinna, ranging from the measurably small external ear with a minimal structural abnormality, to ear with major structural alteration or to a total absence of ear (anotia). The reported prevalence varies from 0.83 to 17.4 per 10,000 births worldwide. Higher prevalence

Adenotonsillectomy can improve bedwetting in children with obstructive sleep apnea

Bladder control in children usually occurs by the age of 5 years. Nocturnal enuresis (NE) or bedwetting, is the involuntary urination during sleep, in absence of physical disease in a child older than 5 years. Nocturnal enuresis affects children of all racial groups. The estimated prevalence rate is 8% to 20% for 5-year-old children and 1.5% to 10%

Thyroidectomy is better than radioactive iodine therapy in preventing complications of hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a clinical condition where the thyroid gland is overactive and produces excess thyroid hormone. The most common causes of hyperthyroidism are Graves’ disease (autoimmune process), toxic nodular goiter and toxic adenoma. Hyperthyroidism affects approximately 2% of women and 0.2% of men with an estimated annual lifetime risk of 2-5%. The reported incidence of hyperthyroidism

CT Scan, Endoscopy or MRI – Which is the best investigation in sinusitis?

Sinusitis is one of the commonest causes of patients visit to the oto-rhino-laryngologist (ENT). Making a diagnosis of sinusitis can be challenging as it is not always clear if it is caused by a bacterial infection or by a common cold. To overcome these limitations, various investigation modalities, like endoscopy, CT scan or MRI) are available