How One Hospital Solved the Aerosolization Risk in Bronchoscopy During Pandemic


A Turkish hospital found a unique way to protect healthcare workers from aerosolization during bronchoscopy in the COVID-19 pandemic. Diagnostic and treatment procedures resumed within a month of lockdown.

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Many symptoms overlap for COVID-19 and routine sinus issues.

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Recognizing the differences between COVID-19 symptoms and those of allergies, sinus infections and upper respiratory infections can help keep ENTs and their staff safe.


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Otolaryngologists will have to educate the public — as well as their colleagues in other clinical specialties — about the essential role they can play in diagnosing and managing post-COVID-19 symptoms, ENTtoday reports.

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Dr. Jennifer A. Villwock shares her thoughts about the challenges that women otolaryngologists face in the field today and the role that mentors can play, via her podcast.