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.
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!
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October 25, 2010 12:19 PM
it looks like epulis
October 25, 2010 12:32 PM
minor salivary cyst
October 25, 2010 8:57 PM
Dr Jasmeet said
calculus in Whartons duct
denture(foreign body) in the alimentary tr
DR. SAUMYAJIT DATTA----
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.
1ST RAMACHANDRA TEMPORAL BONE COURSE – RTBC
(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
SRMC & RI,
Surgical technique of transoral marsupialization for the treatment of nasopharyngeal branchial cysts
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]
Title: 10th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
Date: May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011
Contact: Secretariat: GOLDAIR Congress
Conference Website: http://www.cigicon2010.com/
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.
We look forward to see you in
Dr.Naresh K Panda
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
Mr. Sanjai Sood, Bradford
Mr. Ricardo Simo, London
Mr. Jarrod Homer, Manchester
Mr. Vinidh Paeri, New Castle
Mr. Paul Pracy, Birmingham
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
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