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BACKGROUND Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) is characterised by sudden loss of hearing of cochlear or retro-cochlear origin without an identifiable cause. Antivirals are commonly prescribed, but there is no consensus on the treatment regimen or their effectiveness. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness and side effect profile of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine levels of confidence in the management of surgical airway emergencies by junior ENT staff. DESIGN Telephone survey. PARTICIPANTS 100 Senior House Officers (SHOs) from 100 hospitals in the UK, providing 24 hour first on-call emergency ENT cover. METHOD A list of questions was put to participants. The effects of different(More)
INTRODUCTION Floseal(®) can be of value in reducing blood loss and haematoma rates. The manufacturer's warnings include allergic reaction, poor wound healing and intravascular thrombosis. We aimed to determine whether Floseal(®) is safe to use in various head and neck surgery procedures. METHODS A prospective trial was conducted using Floseal(®) in 42(More)
OBJECTIVE To report an unrecognised complication of fibre-optic nasendoscopy, and its management. CASE REPORT A protective, transparent nasendoscopy sheath is often used to reduce nasendoscope 'downtime' and to prevent cross infection, with minimal effect on the obtained image quality. We report the case of a subcutaneous tracheostomy procedure during(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability, validity and outcomes of Case-based Discussion (CBD) in otolaryngology training. DESIGN Retrospective database analysis. SETTING National electronic database. PARTICIPANTS North London otolaryngology trainees. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES We tested the tool's reliability along with its capacity to denote trainee(More)
BACKGROUND UK surgical trainees are required to undertake work-based assessments each year in order to progress in their training. Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) is one of these assessments. We aim to investigate the validity of DOPS in assessing otolaryngology trainees at all levels. METHODS A retrospective search of the portfolios of all(More)
OBJECTIVES 1. To investigate the feasibility of performing case-specific surgical rehearsal using a virtual reality temporal bone simulator. 2. To identify potential clinical applications in temporal bone surgery. DESIGN Prospective assessment study. SETTING St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London UK. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen participants(More)