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The human ear, nose and throat tract is very interesting and sometimes an enigma. There are many cool things the human body does and experiences in terms of the ear, nose and throat tract.
Here are some fun facts:
1. Approximately 20,000 liters of air pass through the average adult’s nose every single day.
2. Humans have about 12 million olfactory receptor cells, but that number decreases with age.
3. The nose contributes to how we perceive taste. Your brain perceives the singular sensation of flavor as a combination of a food’s actual taste, smell, and texture. Additionally, the openings of your nasal passages…
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Everywhere you go these days people are plugged in to their smartphones. Increasingly, those people are damaging their hearing. But a little awareness can help you not be one of them.
The victim than loses one or the other after making a choice getting either the tongue or head cut off with a knife.
But patients with vocal cord paralysis on both sides are essentially faced with this very question.
When a patient comes in with a symptom... let's take dizziness... there are numerous possible causes for this particular symptom: stroke, medication side effect, alcohol intoxication, BPPV, Meniere's, vestibular neuritis, cerebral vascular insufficiency, head trauma, concussion, etc.
The neurosurgeon at UCLA, Dr. Isaac Yang, immediately set up a phone consult, during which he informed me that yes, I do indeed have SSCD on the left side, and the hole is likely quite large. He also informed me that the chances are high that I have it on the right side, too. At the very least, I also have thinning bone on that side.
When it comes to ENT, much of what we do is very similar to what a primary care doctor can already do... look in the ears, nose, and throat. However, what differentiates ENT from primary care are the procedural interventions that can be performed to try and figure out what may be ailing a patient not responding to the usual treatment.
In the early-morning hospital dimness, the man awoke to see a platoon of doctors surrounding his 14-year-old daughter’s bed. He could see her sitting up, mouth open, a glint of sweat on her cheeks and forehead. He could hear the rapid, ragged breaths, almost as if she had just run a race. She looked over to him. She was scared. And suddenly, so was he.
Mucus is not widely considered a topic for polite conversation. It's something to be discreetly blown into a tissue, folded up, and thrown away.
But the simple truth is that without mucus, you wouldn't be alive.
Perichondritis is an infection of the connective tissue of the ear that covers the cartilaginous auricle or pinna, excluding the lobule (Caruso 2014). The term perichondritis is itself a misnomer, as the cartilage is almost always involved, with abscess formation and cavitation.
Should hearing aids be sold at local pharmacies like a pair of reading glasses?
It is a question that federal lawmakers are now considering with bipartisan legislation to create a new category of hearing aids sold over-the-counter for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
If you draw a line between the eyebrow to the corners of the lip, a triangle is created which delimits a region esoterically known as the "danger triangle".
Why is this region considered dangerous?
The top 2 most common germs found in healthy individuals were corynebacterium and propionibacterium. When these bacterial populations decrease, the presence of staphylococcus increases.
Staphylococcus was also found not just at the nostril where cultures are most commonly obtained, but in both much deeper locations within the nose.
The world is a bleak place if you lose your sense of taste or smell.
You've heard of auditory and visual hallucinations, but what about oral phantoms?
When Beethoven composed his 9th Symphony, it was an amazing accomplishment especially when considering he did so totally deaf.
It has been a medical mystery as to what caused his slowly progressive hearing loss to the point of deafness, but a recent publication suggests it was due to chronic low-level lead exposure consumed from wine tainted with lead.
Given how frequently doctors look in peoples' mouths, physicians probably get asked this question a dozen times a day by curious patients. This question of uvular function also extended into ancient times with a variety of theories proposed over the years...
There’s another factor that is probably contributing to the decline in ear infections, and it has to do with tightening the definition of what we call a true otitis media, and even beyond that, what we treat.
Compared to nearly all other animals, humans have the weakest sense of smell. You would think that humans and our closest evolutionary cousins (chimpanzees, apes, etc) would have similar sense of smell, but humans still have a much weaker olfactory sense.
Why might that be?
There are a few reasons why hearing aids do not seem to help as much in some patients with hearing loss whereas others love them.
The paper emphasises the need for looking after of nasal and sinus mucosa in health, disease and after nasal surgery. It is a systematic arrangement of steps required to restore nasal mucosa to healthy state. These steps have been arranged to co relate them to diseases and symptoms for symptomatic and curative treatment. It can rationalise the need for surgery in cases non responsive to maximum medical treatment. It can improve postoperative surgical results after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and other endoscopic assisted procedures.
The human ear, nose and throat tract is very interesting and sometimes an enigma. There are many cool things the human body does and experiences in terms of the ear, nose and throat tract...
This video has probably taken more of my time from initial concept, to preparation, and finally execution than any other video I have made so far.
The initial idea for this video probably occurred back in 2012 when my wife showed me a very creative video of an attractive woman showing 25 different ways of wearing a scarf. This video in turn was based on the Brady Brunch intro.
How do you know when you should make an appointment with an ENT doctor?
A lump in the neck that lasts more than two weeks should be seen by an ENT. Cancers that begin in the head or neck can spread to the lymph nodes in the neck before they move elsewhere.
Developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), ENThealth.org offers a roadmap for consumers seeking health-related information about the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck.
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The main purpose of ENT UK, which was founded in 1943 as the British Association of Otolaryngologists with a membership of 180, is to advance the interests of British ear, nose and throat specialists and head and neck surgeons and their patients in every way possible and to work for improvements in the accommodation provided in ORL departments and in the provision of supporting medical, nursing and other staff.
This website is designed to educate doctors and patients about Otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat); pronounced " oh - toe - lair - in - goll - oh - jee ". Information on allergy, surgery, smoking, cancer, hearing aids, tinnitus (ear ringing), cholesteatomas, ear and larynx (voice box) photographs and videos is contained in this website.
This site provides accessible ENT advice for doctors and nurses. It is especially targeted at junior doctors covering ENT (hence 'SHO' - senior house officer) and those working in emergency and primary care medicine. There is an emphasis on ENT emergencies and peri-operative care.
Extensive resource for ear, nose and throat conditions & treatments.
Ear, Nose and Throat topics.
Common ENT problems.