Choose to live well

This coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live drastically. This coronavirus is forcing us to choose. To choose to confront ourselves in the stillness and quietness of our homes. When all the bells and whistles have been removed, when our conferences, meetings and speaking engagements have been stripped away from us, we are forced … More Choose to live well

The use of Povidone Iodine nasal spray and mouthwash during the current COVID19 pandemic

Evidence Based Medicine is the application of the best available evidence to the clinical problem at hand. We are living in a pandemic. We do not have the luxury of Randomised Controlled Trials. We do not have the luxury of prospective studies, time and resources. We use any good evidence we have, dissect it and … More The use of Povidone Iodine nasal spray and mouthwash during the current COVID19 pandemic

Be Kind

This pandemic is changing the world and changing us. This coronavirus has slowed us down and taught us to live differently, to live carefully. Live CARE-full-ly. Things I do NOT miss: meetings, KPI, goals, budgets, admin, shopping, competition, keeping up with the Joneses, parties, conferences, presentations. Things I miss: people, people, people. Online telehealth clinics … More Be Kind

Loss of smell and taste with COVID19

Here are a few fancy ENT words for you: Olfactory (smell) disorder: Anosmia: No smell (I can’t smell coffee) Hyposmia: Reduced smell (I can smell coffee faintly) Parosmia: Smelling a different smell (This coffee smells different) Phantosmia: Smelling something that isn’t there (There’s a coffee smell but no coffee)   Gustatory (Taste) disorder: Dysgeusia: dysfunction … More Loss of smell and taste with COVID19

3D printed ENT-modified face shield

Speed trumps perfection. Safety is a priority. This coronavirus pandemic has created a tsunami of innovation and collaboration. New problems are identified and creative solutions are offered across specialty lines. Many Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand use a special spectacle-mounted headlight magnifying loupes to look into ears, noses & throats … More 3D printed ENT-modified face shield