Saturday, November 23, 2019

Conference on ENT and Advances in Endoscopy

International conference on ENT and Advances in Endoscopy
November 23-24, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


About Larix International

Larix International is a group of prestigious publishers and global scientific conference organizers. Larix International is comprised of 20 Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, and Industrialists administrates the conferences and journals by evaluating the scientific excellence and reviews the future proposals. Larix is an independent, self-governing organization propagates and promotes multi-disciplinary research on various fields of science. We are a non- profit organization, wholly owned by substantial and influential worldwide scientists. We are independent and innovative openness from researchers and academicians around the globe.


About ENT 2019

ENT 2019 provides a vibrant platform for sharing knowledge among the ENT Specialists, Doctors, and academicians focusing on the New Research and Treatments. The workshops are designed for academic and industrial benefits who want to have updated knowledge on management and treatment techniques. The Conference gathers expert surgeons in the world to share their experience and guide participants to explore advanced surgical techniques.


Sessions

·       Otolaryngology
·       Head and Neck Oncology
·       Pediatric ENT
·       Rhinology and Allergy
·       Thyroid/Laryngology
·       Otology/ Neurotology
·       Anesthesia in ENT Surgery
·       Surgery For Nasal Disorders
·       Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)
·       Medical Otorhinolaryngology
·       Sinusitis
·       Ear disorders
·       ENT infectious diseases
·       Hearing disorders
·       Cochlear Implants
·       Tinnitus
·       Facial plastic surgery
·       Nasal disorders
·       Current diagnosis and treatment in Otolaryngology
·       Vertigo

Visit: http://entconferences.com


Friday, May 17, 2019

Head and Neck Cancer: Latest Research


Doctors are working to learn more about the head and neck cancer, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk to your doctor about the best diagnostic and treatment options for you. 
  • New medications. Many studies are underway to learn more about new types of drugs that may help treat head and neck cancer. 
  • Immunotherapy. An active area of immunotherapy research is focused on drugs that block a protein called PD-1. PD-1 is found on the surface of T cells, which are a type of white blood cell that directly helps the body’s immune system fight disease. Because PD-1 keeps the immune system from destroying cancer cells, stopping PD-1 from working allows the immune system to better eliminate the disease. There are 2 immunotherapy drugs approved for the treatment of metastatic or recurrent head and neck cancers (see Treatment Options). Researchers are studying PD-1 immunotherapy for people with recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer in clinical trials.  
                      

  • Combined therapies. Most research for head and neck cancer focuses on combining different types of treatments to improve treatment effectiveness and the patient’s quality of life.                                                                                                                                      
                                                              
Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA). RFA is a minimally invasive treatment option that applies heat to the tumor to destroy cancer cells. It is usually used to treat a localized tumor that cannot be removed by surgery.                                                                
   

  • Gene therapy. Gene therapy is a targeted form of treatment that uses biologic gene manipulation to change bits of the genetic code in a person’s cells. Although gene therapy is relatively new, it appears to show promise in treating head and neck cancer.                                                                                                                                               
        
Photodynamic therapy. In photodynamic therapy, a light-sensitive substance is injected into the tumor that stays longer in cancer cells than in healthy cells. A laser is then directed at the tumor to destroy the cancer cells. The long-term effects of photodynamic therapy are still being studied.                                                                             


  • Proton therapy. Proton therapy can be added to a treatment plan to reduce the damage done to healthy tissue. This radiation therapy technique may help protect important structures in the head, such as the brainstem and the optic nerves that run to the eyes, when used to treat nasopharyngeal cancer, chordoma, or chondrosarcoma. A chordoma is a rare tumor that usually occurs in the spine or the base of the skull. Chondrosarcoma is a tumor that develops in cartilage.                                                                                                                                                                    

HPV. Researchers continue to investigate the link between HPV and head and neck cancers. These studies are evaluating why HPV raises the risk of the disease and how the virus may affect the outcome of some treatments. Studies are also looking at whether the HPV vaccine that is currently used to prevent cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancer is effective at preventing some head and neck cancers as well.                                                                                                                                                   


  • Palliative care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current head and neck cancer treatments to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.                                                                                                                         

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What is Otolaryngology?



Otolaryngology is a medical specialty like general surgery, pediatrics, etc.
Full name is Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and recently Head and Neck Surgery was added.
It deals with the diseases of the ear (Oto), nose (Rhino) and throat (Laryngo).
The factor that unites these distant regions of anatomy is the unique mucosa that covers all of these organs. So, the mucosal lining of your middle ear cavity is the same one that covers your nose and sinuses, your mouth, esophagus, trachea, and bronchi.
The factor that makes ENT special are the various specific instruments that we use for examination and treatment. Since we are dealing with dark, deep and narrow holes, we need good light and specialized methods of investigation.





Predrag Maksimovich

Friday, May 10, 2019

Pediatric Ear Infections

Is your baby crying more than usual and tugs his ears all the time? It might be high time to visit your nearest pediatric ear infections specialist. There are high chances that your baby is having an ear infection and things can turn worse if you don’t act soon.




An ear infection can be really painful, especially when it occurs within the Eustachian tube. It can cause inflammation and swelling of the Eustachian tube, a tube that connects your baby’s ears, nose, and throat. In an event like this, only a professional and certified pediatric ear infections specialist can calm your baby with the right treatment or medication.

Here we will be discussing some essential facts about pediatric ear infections that will help parents identify and cure such problems as soon as they occur. You can consider this discussion as a parental guide that allows parents to treat their baby’s ear infection using effective remedies.

Identify the signs of Pediatric Ear Infection
Below are some common signs of ear infection. If your kid is showing any of these signs, immediately visit a trusted specialist in your area.
1. Irritability
2. Batting at the ear
3. Appetite loss
4. Trouble in sleeping
5. Fever
6. Fluid draining from the ear
What can you do to ease your baby’s pain?
As compared to adults, kids have narrower Eustachian tubes which can easily get blocked. In the case of an ear infection, kids can suffer a lot of pain but unfortunately, they can’t tell anyone how much it pains. To make your kid relax and recover, here are a few things that you can try.
1. Place a warm and moist compress over the ear for about 10 to 15 minutes
2. Try acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce pain and fever if your baby is older than 6 months
3. Place a few drops slightly warmed olive or sesame oil in the infected ear
4. Improve sinus drainage by placing one or two pillows under the baby's head
5. Keep your baby well hydrated all the time

Thursday, May 9, 2019

What are 3 things that doctors would prefer that you didn't know?


Snoring
Sometimes kids snore here and there when they are really exhausted. However, if you find that your child is snoring on a regular or daily basis it may be time to go see the ENT doctor. Snoring is a sign that there is something else going on with your child’s airway and can be a serious issue. Sleep apnea is kids is a growing problem and regular snoring in a child is not normal.
Balance
Kids fall down all of the time but if you notice that your child struggles with the balance it very well could be an inner ear issue.ENT doctors can treat balance issues that involve the inner ear and help children regain their balance. Learning how to balance correctly is an important part of many physical milestones that a young child needs to achieve. Having an issue with balance could greatly hinder a child’s life.
Head and Neck Surgery
ENT doctors are the specialists in their field and your child will be well taken care of if they need head or neck surgery. Pediatric ENT are known for their ability to work with children while also providing them with excellent care that will help them go on to live a full life. Surgery can be needed for a while range of reasons and ENT doctors are trained for all issues pertaining to this area of the body.

Taking your child to a specialist can be stressful as a parent. However, making sure that you know what Pediatric ENT doctors can provide is important in choosing the right care for your child.





Syed Shakeel Badshah, Pakistan.