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Back and neck pain is an established occupational disease for many professions. No previous studies have shown the association of back and neck pain with ENT surgery. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of neck and back pain in ENT consultants in the United Kingdom and which sub-specialties were most at risk. A national survey from 325 ENT(More)
IgE-expressing B cells are over 1000 times more frequent in the nasal B cell than the peripheral blood B cell population. We have investigated the provenance of these B cells in the nasal mucosa in allergic rhinitis. It is generally accepted that expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase and class switch recombination (CSR) occur in lymphoid(More)
Particle repositioning procedures such as the Epley manoeuvre have become popular in the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) at the expense of more traditional therapies such as vestibular habituation. We prospectively analysed the response of consecutive patients presenting with BPPV to treatment with vestibular habituation exercises(More)
BACKGROUND Recent international publications have noted a sustained increase in the incidence of head, face, and neck (HFN) wounds in comparison with total battle injuries from the 20th to the 21st century. The aim of this review was therefore to perform an analysis of the epidemiology of all HFN injuries sustained by British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan(More)
Flexible fibre-optic nasendoscopes have become a ubiquitous ENT out-patient tool for the inspection of the nasopharynx, larynx and hypopharynx. Disinfection of the instrument between patient use is important to prevent potential spread of infection but the methods used vary considerably. We designed a questionnaire which was piloted and then sent to 115 UK(More)
The middle turbinate is often carefully preserved at Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS). However there is no clear understanding of its importance and its presence may prevent good access to the middle meatus to the detriment of the surgical result. In addition its bulk may cause symptoms of nasal obstruction and prevent paranasal sinus drainage.(More)
BACKGROUND IgE antibody-producing B cells are enriched in the nasal mucosa in patients with allergic rhinitis because of local class switching to IgE. The expressed IgE VH genes also undergo somatic hypermutation in situ to generate clonal families. The antigenic driving force behind these events is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the possible involvement(More)
The Glasgow Benefit Inventory, a validated post-interventional questionnaire, was used to determine patient benefit from septorhinoplasty according to indication (function, cosmesis or a combination) in 87 patients. We showed a very significant patient benefit from this procedure and have demonstrated that the benefit is greatest when cosmesis is an(More)
Aneurysm of the intrapetrous carotid artery is an extremely rare and potentially serious occurrence that presents diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. Such aneurysms may follow trauma, atherosclerosis, mastoid surgery or most commonly can represent a developmental abnormality. We present the case of an 18-year-old female with a short history of(More)
Palmar-Plantar erythrodyasesthesia syndrome has been reported as a temporary complication of 5-fluorouracil therapy consisting of a debilitating erythema and tenderness of the skin of hands and feet. The syndrome has previously been observed to respond rapidly to either temporary cessation of chemotherapy or pyridoxine with little residual disability. We(More)