Here’s a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention looking at the first 4000+ COVID positive patients in the United States. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6912e2-H.pdf There are 2 graphs in that article that concerns me. This is the first one. This tells me clearly that people of all age groups get admitted to hospitals. In fact, … More COVID19 affects everyone
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
From my ENT colleagues and for my ENT colleagues across the Tasman as of 31st March 2020. THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME, RAPIDLY. THIS ADVICE MAY BE INVALID IN A FEW DAYS. Note the risk management of Aerosol-Generating Procedures and preoperative assessment. PLEASE CHECK YOUR OWN LOCAL GUIDELINES. https://umbraco.surgeons.org/media/5148/nzsohns_ppe_letter-recommendations.pdf
THIS IS NOT A POLICY, PROTOCOL OR GUIDELINE. THIS IS A THOUGHT PRIMER. I AM NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN OR AN INFECTIOUS DISEASES PHYSICIAN. THESE ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT WITH YOUR TEAM WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD. THESE ARE FOR AEROSOL GENERATING PROCEDURES. OTHER PROCEDURES, FOLLOW STANDARD LOCAL PROTOCOLS. You will … More Aerosol Generating Procedures in the COVID era
ENT Surgeons and the COVID19 Pandemic Updated 22nd March 2020 Key findings from literature as of today. 1. ENT surgeons are at higher risk and have higher rates of contracting the virus SARS-CoV2. 2. Thought to be due to high virus load in nose, nasopharynx and oropharynx, even in asymptomatic carriers hence we may be … More COVID19 and ENT Surgeons
Brace. Brace. Brace. The next couple of weeks and months will be tough for all of us. There is no need for panic or hysteria but there is need to prepare. The flu pandemic in 1918 tore through the globe and killed somewhere between 20-50 million people. At that time, world travels were not as … More Life in a Pandemic
I sincerely empathise with the many mothers who are struggling with breastfeeding and who are confused about the role of tongue ties in breastfeeding, swallowing, sleep and speech. I hope I can write something of value to help you navigate this issue. This is written as an opinion piece, not a scientific paper. This is … More Tongue ties, Lip ties. Frequently asked questions.