Petition: Medical acknowledgment and research for ENS sufferers
May 23, 2019 Art Venegas
We want the medical establishment to recognize ENS, disclose its risks during surgery, and join forces to find a cure
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Computational fluid dynamic analysis of aggressive turbinate reductions: is it a culprit of empty nose syndrome?
May 11, 2019 Kai Zhao, Bhakthi Deshpande, Bradley A Otto, Alexander Farag, Guillermo Maza
Our results suggest that a combination of distorted nasal aerodynamics and loss of mucosal sensory function may potentially lead to ENS symptomology.
Journal Article
Webcam model left struggling with a rare breathing condition
Apr 25, 2019
The rare condition leaves sufferers unable to sense the air coming in and out of their nasal passages, leading to side effects including anxiety, breathlessness and a decrease in confidence.
News Story
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Impact of endoscopic craniofacial resection on simulated nasal airflow and heat transport
Apr 12, 2019
Endoscopic craniofacial resections (CFR) are performed for extensive anterior skull base lesions. This surgery involves removal of multiple intranasal structures, potentially leading to empty nose syn...
Journal Article
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology - Scope It Out
Episode 31: The use of fillers as a transient implant for the assessment of empty nose syndrome with guest Dr. Jayakar Nayak
Mar 29, 2019 Timothy Smith, Jayakar V Nayak
Dr. Smith speaks with Dr. Jayakar Nayak. They will discuss the article: Use of intranasal submucosal fillers as a transient implant to alter upper airway aerodynamics: implications for the assessment ...
Audio Interview
Buteyko Clinic International
Breathing and Empty Nose Syndrome
Mar 26, 2019 Patrick McKeown
Empty nose syndrome is a controversial condition coined by the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Eugene Kern in 1994. It is the presence of paradoxical nasal obstruction despite having an adequate nasal airway.
ENS Suicide: Doloretta Ruggeri Lodge
Mar 21, 2019
Doloretta enjoyed nature, being outside and walking their beloved chocolate lab, Rio. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother who would do anything for her children.
Complication of nasal surgery, Rhinitis & Emty nose syndrome [Swedish - Translate]
Mar 4, 2019
In October 2014 I took a devastating irrevocable decision when I let a surgeon loose the scalpel.
Blog Testimonial
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Environmental Triggers Associated With Empty Nose Syndrome Symptoms: A Cross-Sectional Study
Feb 28, 2019 Andrew Thamboo, Jayakar V Nayak, Jamil Manji
ENS symptom severity does not appear to be related to climate or geographic factors. These findings deviate from the traditional dogma that ENS is experienced only in arid regions
Journal Article
International Forum Of Allergy & Rhinology
Use of intranasal submucosal fillers as a transient implant to alter upper airway aerodynamics: implications for the assessment of empty nose syndrome
Feb 4, 2019 Jayakar V Nayak, Andrew Thamboo, David Zarabanda
Transient, focal airway bulking via submucosal filler injection at sites of inferior turbinate tissue loss markedly benefits ENS patients, suggesting that aberrant nasal aerodynamics from inferior tur...
Journal Article
European Rhinologic Society - 27th Congress
Diagnosis And Management Of The Empty Nose
Feb 3, 2019 Yong-ju Jang
This talk took place at 27th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society (ERS) in conjunction with the 37th Congress of the International Symposium on Infection and Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN) and 19t...
Presentation Video
YouTube - ENS: A Matter of Life and Breath
ENS Victim | Scott Gaffer's Story
Jan 31, 2019 Barbara Schmidt
On Sept. 21, 2018, after suffering for years with excruciating Empty Nose Syndrome symptoms, 30-year-old Scott Gaffer took his own life. In this sit-down interview, Scott's grieving mother, Beth, deta...
Death Testimonial Video
Columbus Alive
Helling Yeah! at Natalie’s
Jan 25, 2019 Joel Oliphint
All proceeds from the album will go to fund research and awareness of Empty Nose Syndrome, a condition that pushed Helling past the brink.
Death News Story
Banks & Jones
Empty Nose Syndrome Can Steal Away Your Life
Jan 23, 2019
Far too many patients afflicted by ENS have taken their own lives after suffering relentless suffocation as well as the ignorance of doctors to their actual condition. Sometimes the condition has been...
Larson Law Firm P.C.
What Is “Empty Nose Syndrome”?
Jan 15, 2019
One theory is that the nose’s pressure or temperature receptors are located in the turbinates. Surgery may disrupt those receptors, causing some people to lose the ability to sense their own breathing...
US Institute for Advanced Sinus Care and Research
January 2019 Update
Jan 6, 2019 Subinoy Das
Replacement of PRP with hPL therapy. Rib (costal) cartilage implants mixed with hPL/MatriStem/Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells/multi-vitamins
How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?
Dec 21, 2018 Joseph Mercola
Imagine feeling like you're suffocating every minute of the day. No matter how big a breath you take, you still feel like you can't get enough air. This is the reality for people suffering from empty ...
News Story
YouTube - ENS: A Matter of Life and Breath
The Medical Science Behind ENS
Dec 16, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
ENS Victim Advocate Barbara Schmidt discusses the medical science behind ENS, which is an iatrogenic disorder resulting from sinus and nasal-related surgeries in which the turbinates are affected.
Cases of empty nose syndrome are on the increase [Italian - Translate]
Dec 10, 2018 Antonella Petris
Very annoying for the patient who is affected, the syndrome is growing in the western world due to the increase in functional and aesthetic surgery.
This Scary Condition Makes You Feel Like You're Suffocating—and It's Caused By Surgery
Dec 7, 2018 Kasandra Brabaw
If too much of the tissue is removed, however, it can fundamentally alter the way air flows through your nose.
News Story