Snippet: Labyrinthine blood flow

Snippet: Labyrinthine blood flow

Corticosteroids have been shown to upregulate aquaporins and ion channels in the inner ear, and may have a positive effect on labyrinthine blood flow.

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Snippet: Iron deficiency anaemia and HbA1c

Snippet: Iron deficiency anaemia and HbA1c

Iron deficiency anaemia has a straight forward correlation with HbA1c levels and the relationship is inverse between them.

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Snippet: Acupuncture instead of codeine

Snippet: Acupuncture instead of codeine

Severe throat pain can result from a tonsillectomy and last up to 10 days in children. Codeine elixir has long been used for pain relief

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Snippet:  Tympanic temperature measurements in patients with acute otitis media

Snippet: Tympanic temperature measurements in patients with acute otitis media

Studies comparing the axillary and tympanic temperatures in children with acute otitis media (AOM) during the active infection concluded higher tympanic temperatures in infected ears.

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Snippet: Nasal smear cytology for allergic rhinitis

Snippet: Nasal smear cytology for allergic rhinitis

Nasal smear cytology is a simple, economical, and semi-invasive procedure having good correlation with severity of clinical score in patients with allergic rhinitis and can be used routinely where access to skin prick tests (SPT), radio allegro sorbent test (RAST) or enzyme-linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA) is not available.

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ENT tip: Skin cancers in Netherton syndrome

ENT tip: Skin cancers in Netherton syndrome

Comèl-Netherton syndrome is an inherited ichthyosis that is associated with highly impaired epidermal cornification and barrier function.

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ENT tip: Treating chronic suppurative otitis media

ENT tip: Treating chronic suppurative otitis media

Ofloxacin 0.5 ml administered twice daily for 14 days is well tolerated and effective in resolving the signs and symptoms of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in subjects greater than or equal to 12 years.

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ENT tip: Septoplasty in OSA patients

ENT tip: Septoplasty in OSA patients

Intranasal surgery has a good effect on the subjective quality of sleep in obstructive sleep apnea patients, and there might be an added effect on apnea-hypopnea index in selected patients with both septal deviation and hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates.

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Cardio tip: radiological aspiration and clinical dysphagia

Cardio tip: radiological aspiration and clinical dysphagia

Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) is associated with less radiological aspiration...

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