Ankur Parmar

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INTRODUCTION Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a safe and quick method of diagnosing superficial lumps, which aids preoperative planning. However, FNA of the parotid gland has not gained the widespread acceptance noted in other head and neck lumps. The aim of this study was to determine the ability of FNA of the parotid gland to differentiate benign and(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral antiplatelet drugs are increasingly being encountered in patients scheduled for elective ENT surgery. Their pre-operative cessation can have potentially serious complications in some patients, particularly those with intracoronary stents. METHODS In order to gain an impression of current peri-operative management of patients taking(More)
Sir, We would like to provide an update on a previous correspondence letter published in June 2011, which was based on an audit carried out at Southampton General Hospital between October 2010 and January 2011. The audit concluded that 70% of patients admitted to A&E and the ENT department with epistaxis underwent C-reactive protein testing, despite the(More)
Background: A sore throat is a side effect of general anesthesia with an endotracheal tube. The reported incidence is about 15-50% of patients after tracheal intubation and about 10-30% even with supraglottic airway devices. Several methods are used pre-operatively to reduce the incidence of post-operative sore throat (POST) with variable results. Materials(More)
This case report and review of the literature aims to highlight the importance of the use of a chest radiograph to check the placement of nasogastric tubes after insertion in an awake patient with an inflated cuffed tracheostomy tube regardless of an acidic pH test.
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