The effects of a hot drink on nasal airflow and symptoms of common cold and flu

Rhinology. 2008 Dec;46(4):271-5.
The effects of a hot drink on nasal airflow and symptoms of common cold and flu.
Sanu A, Eccles R.

Common Cold Centre and Healthcare Clinical Trials, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Hot drinks are a common treatment for common cold and flu but there are no studies reported in the scientific and clinical literature on this mode of treatment. This study investigated the effects of a hot fruit drink on objective and subjective measures of nasal airflow, and on subjective scores for common cold/flu symptoms in 30 subjects suffering from common cold/flu. The results demonstrate that the hot drink had no effect on objective measurement of nasal airflow but it did cause a significant improvement in subjective measures of nasal airflow. The hot drink provided immediate and sustained relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, whereas the same drink at room temperature only provided relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough and sneezing. The effects of the drinks are discussed in terms of a placebo effect and physiological effects on salivation and airway secretions. In conclusion the results support the folklore that a hot tasty drink is a beneficial treatment for relief of most symptoms of common cold and flu.

OTO EXPO,San Francisco, California, USA, September 11-14, 2011.

Dear Dr Kalra,

We appreciate receiving the Otolaryngology Update! Can you kindly post the attached announcement, as we would like to get your readers thinking about submitting abstracts for the Instructional Courses, miniseminars, and later the scientific program. Also, can you remove the Boston information, or is it there permanently?

I am copying this to Dr Nikhil Bhatt, Advisor at Large on our International Steering Committee and chair, International Otolaryngology Committee. We hope to see you in San Francisco!

Best wishes,

Catherine R. Lincoln, CAE, MA (Oxon)
Senior Manager, International/Humanitarian
American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
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drsushmita said...

October 25, 2010 12:19 PM

nshar77 said...
it looks like epulis

October 25, 2010 12:32 PM

rhino said...
minor salivary cyst

October 25, 2010 8:57 PM

Dr Jasmeet said
calculus in Whartons duct

Ravi said...

saumitra80 said...
denture(foreign body) in the alimentary tr



Torus mandibularis (pl. tori mandibular) [or mandibular torus (pl. mandibular tori) in English] is a bony growth in the mandible along the surface nearest to the tongue. Mandibular tori are usually present near the premolars and above the location of the mylohyoid muscle's attachment to the mandible. In 90% of cases, there is a torus on both the left and right sides, making this finding an overwhelmingly bilateral condition.


Franco Indian Congress on Otology and Cervico-Facial surgery

Franco Indian Congress on Otology and Cervico-Facial surgery


Dear Friends,

We are organizing a Franco-Indian Congress on 3rd November; 2010 to be attended by eminent ENT faculty from India and France. The academic program shall be as per attached schedule.

All are invited.

Venue: The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi

Time: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm


Dr. Alok Thakar

Dr. Ameet Kishore


Temporal Bone Course,Chennai,October 23,2010


(Otology Skills Development Workshop)


23rd October 2010, Saturday, 8:00 am


The Skills Lab, 2nd Floor, OPD Block

Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery

Dept. of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery



Chennai- 600116.

Mobile: 09840131091



Surgical technique of transoral marsupialization for the treatment of nasopharyngeal branchial cysts

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 May;119(5):336-41.
Surgical technique of transoral marsupialization for the treatment of nasopharyngeal branchial cysts.
Tsai TY, Su CY.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan.
OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal branchial cysts (NBCs) are derived from a remnant of the branchial apparatus and originate from the lateral wall of the nasopharynx. Total excision of these cysts was the standard treatment in the past. We present a simpler and less invasive approach for NBC treatment, involving marsupialization, and report on its effectiveness and advantages.

METHODS: The surgical approach was transoral. A circular incision 2 to 3 cm in diameter was made directly through the inferior wall of the cyst. After the NBC was drained, its opening was widened with scissors. A disk of oropharyngeal mucosa and the connecting inferior wall of the cyst were excised together. The cut edges of the inner lining of the cyst and the oropharyngeal mucosa were approximated with sutures.

RESULTS: All 4 patients were female. One patient was observed because of poor cardiovascular health. The 3 patients who were managed surgically underwent successful transoral cyst marsupialization. The mean follow-up period was 21 months (range, 8 to 40 months). No obvious postoperative complication or recurrence was noted.

CONCLUSIONS: Transoral marsupialization is a simple, effective, and less invasive method for treatment of NBCs.

PMID: 20524580 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3rd Cochlear Implant Workshop,October 24,2010,Gangaram Hospital,Delhi


10th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011,Athens

Title: 10th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
Date: May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011
City: Athens
Country: Greece
Contact: Secretariat: GOLDAIR Congress
ESPCI 2011 Secretariat
GOLDAIR Congress
15 Panepistimiou Ave., 105 64 Athens
Tel.: +30 210 32 74 570, Fax: +30 210 33 11 021


Dr. Sandeep Bansal
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Sector 12
91-172-2756760 (Off.)

CIGICON 2010,PGI Chandigarh,November 18-20,2010

Conference Website:

Dear Sir

We are extremely pleased to invite you to the city beautiful for the 8th annual CIGICON to be held at Bhargava Auditorium, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, from 18 – 20th Nov.2010. The pre conference workshop on 18th Nov., 2010 includes hands on temporal bone dissection for surgeons & workshops for audiologists and habilitationists.

The organizing committee with the executive committee of CIGI is in the process of having a comprehensive scientific programme which is expected to be educational, information & interesting.

Chandigarh, the city beautiful at the foot hills of the mighty Himalayas will provide a rare mix of hospitality and scientific extravaganza. The official website of CIGICON 2010 i.e. (www.cigicon is active and is being updated actively. You may please visit the website for details regarding registration and scientific sessions.

We look forward to see you in Chandigarh.

With regards

Dr.Naresh K Panda

Organizing Chairman


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Clinical meet on Head and Neck Oncology on 26th October at AIIMS.

Dear Friends,
Some eminent Head and Neck Onco surgeons from UK are visiting us in October.
We are taking this opportunity to organize a clinical meet on Head and Neck Oncology on 26th October at AIIMS. The meeting shall consist of representative interesting Head and Neck Oncology cases. The meeting shall be an opportunity for both experienced and budding specialists to participate in tumor board comprising the foreign faculty and also senior faculty from Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology from AIIMS. We are looking forward to your presence and participation.
Date of clinical meet: 26-10-2010
Venue: Director’s Board Room, AIIMS
Time: 2:00 pm
Faculty (Foreign)
Mr. Sanjai Sood, Bradford
Mr. Ricardo Simo, London
Mr. Jarrod Homer, Manchester
Mr. Vinidh Paeri, New Castle
Mr. Paul Pracy, Birmingham
Faculty (AIIMS)
Prof. R.C. Deka, Director AIIMS
Prof. S.C Sharma
Dr. Alok Thakar
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Dr. C. Venkata karthikeyan
Prof. G.K. Rath
Prof. B.K. Mohanty
Dr. Atul Sharma
Prof. P.K. Julka
Dr. Suman Bhasker
Dr. Alok Thakar

For more queries email to Dr. Kapil: