Recurrent Facial Palsy in a Child

I recently saw a 7 year old girl who has had recurrent bouts of Bell Palsy since the age of two; both parents have had Bell Palsy in the past. She has had 5 episodes over 5 years with the parents acting swiftly to seek treatment. All episodes have settled with steroid...

Do we want grading systems for everything?

We are now at a point where technology can offer immense opportunities to rapidly analyse data in real time and provide and objective output. However, the objective output is still subjectively interpreted by the clinician and the patient. The proliferation of...

Electro-stimulation versus facial therapy?

Electro-stimulation versus facial therapy alone for management of facial palsy.A recent update to the Cochrane review{Teixeira:2011hm} concluded: “there is insufficient evidence to decide whether electrical stimulation works, to identify risks of these treatments or...