Associate Professors Charmaine Woods, Eng Ooi, Dr Lucy Huang from the ENT Surgery dept at Flinders Medical Centre and Associate Professor Michael Michael are investigating new ways of using medications for treating head and neck cancer. Patients and doctors are welcome to contact the ENT surgeons at Adelaide ENT Surgery about the research we are doing. https://www.flindersfoundation.org.au/2023/02/02/new-funding-for-cancer-research/
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So far Eng Ooi has created 9 blog entries.
Published scientific research article available via the link below. Our 3 ENT surgeons are part of this research study https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coa.14068
BiZact Tonsillectomy Evening Invite-May 1-2023
A/Professor Eng Ooi's research group at Flinders has recently published an article explaining how Pharyngeal high-resolution manometry with impedance (P-HRM-I) is an emerging, ambulatory swallow assessment for patients with pharyngeal dysphagia (throat swallowing difficulties). This investigation is only available in the Flinders public hospital. A/Professor Ooi can refer you for a swallow assessment such as this if it would help diagnose your swallowing problems. https://www.theajo.com/article/view/4563/html
Paediatric tonsillectomy improves quality of life. Reducing waiting times for surgery can be beneficial in this studyEng Ooi2023-03-16T18:49:00+10:30
An observational pragmatic quality-of-life study on paediatric tonsillectomy and waiting for surgery Huynh, J., Woods, C.M. & Ooi, E.H. An observational pragmatic quality-of-life study on paediatric tonsillectomy and waiting for surgery. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 280, 885–890 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-022-07659-2 Abstract Purpose To investigate parental perceptions of the effects of tonsillectomy on their child’s quality of life while awaiting and following surgery in an Australian public health system. Methods An observational pragmatic study was undertaken at a tertiary Australian hospital. Parents of paediatric patients (2–16 years of age) listed for tonsillectomy completed a validated quality-of-life questionnaire (T-14 Paediatric Throat Disorders Outcome Test) at the initial [...]
Old drugs, new cures? Pre-clinical validation of new chemotherapeutic options for treating head and neck cancer Dr Woods and her research team of PhD student Dr Lucy Huang, Associate Professor Eng Ooi and Associate Professor Michael Michael, will look at ‘repurposing drugs’ to investigate whether some existing drugs stop head and neck cancer cells from growing when they are combined with metformin – a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
Our surgeon Associate Professor Eng Ooi, current president of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society , will be attending the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in the Hunter Valley. Attending and presenting at conferences and meetings are one of the ways our surgeons keep up to date with the latest knowledge and treatments for head and neck and throat cancers. .
Our Adelaide ENT surgeon Associate Professor Eng Ooi was recently teaching intensive care specialists, surgeons, nurses, allied health as the Adelaide Tracheostomy Course. The course was cancelled last year due to COVID so it was exciting to be able to hold one and teach at a course again https://www.cicm.org.au/Resources/Courses-and-Events/Adelaide-Tracheostomy-Course-2021