Spring News

Spring News

Professor Rea honoured by the University of Leicester

Professor has been Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine at De Montfort University since 2016. He is honoured to now also be aware the position of Honorary Professor to the Departments of Neuroscience and Informatics at The University of Leicester. This is in recognition of his work towards developing Artificial Intelligence tools to help diagnose balance disorders and dizziness.

Professor Rea elected President of the BSO

Professor Rea has been elected President of The British Society of Otology (BSO). The position will run from February 2020-February 2022. The BSO is the leading organisation for ear surgeons in the UK. He was honoured to be elected by his surgical colleagues from around the UK.

Professor Rea returns from Lecture Tour

Professor Rea has just completed a long lecture tour. He returned to Bahrain - where he spent some of his formative years - to talk on stapedectomy surgery to restore hearing. He then flew to Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan to lecture at a major ENT conference, before heading up to see the sights of the Hindu Kush. A truly beautiful trip and wonderful hosts in both Pakistan and Bahrain. Professor Rea works for a charity and pays his own expenses for these trips.

Professor Rea has also been in Edinburgh lecturing on the British Society of Otology Balance Course.

Menieres Disease Study

Professor Rea would like to thank all those patients who joined the major study looking at intra-tympanic gentamicin and steroids for the treatment of Menieres Disease. The study was led by the team at Imperial and assisted by Professor Rea and his patients in Leicester. This is included patients from the London Road Clinic. The 2 year follow up results were published in 2016 and showed an average 90% reduction in vertigo attacks 2 years after treatment. The very long term results have now been published and are even better! A huge thank you also to The Meniere’s Society and its members for funding this important study so generously.

Professor Rea Rides Across Europe

Professor Rea has just completed a 265 miles cycle through 3 European countries in 3 days, over the May bank holiday. He is looking forward to being back at work for some rest he tells us.

Intra-Tympanic Steroid Study

Recruitment for a new long acting intra-tympanic steroid study. A number of our patients have assisted in the OTO-104 long acting steroid studies in the past. This is a new medicine developed by Otonomy in the USA. Professor Rea is recruiting into the latest round of this study. If you have definite Meniere’s in one ear only, have not had surgery or previous injections into your ear, and do not have migraine, you may be eligible. Whilst appointments at The London Road Clinic are on a private basis, should you be eligible and wish to be considered for the study there would be no cost for your subsequent care if you were transferred over into the study. The recruitment window is tight and the study may close to new recruits after the summer.

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