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
Use of intranasal submucosal fillers as a transient implant to alter upper airway aerodynamics: Implications for the evaluation of the empty nose syndrome [Greek - Translate]
Feb 6, 2019 Alexandros Sfakianakis
Transient, focal airway bulking through submucosal filler injection at sites of inferior turbinate tissue loss markedly benefits ENS patients, suggesting that aberrant nasal aerodynamics from inferior...
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...
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
Friedman Rubin Trial Lawyers
If you’re considering sinus surgery, you should read this. (But you’ll probably still wish you didn’t.)
Dec 4, 2018
Luckily, for patients in Washington State with ENS, the laws are slightly better. They should have a year from discovery of ENS, so long as suit is filed within eight years of the initial surgery.
Huffington Post
My Surgeon Left Me With A Nightmarish Condition And Others Are At Risk Too
Dec 3, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
I wound up suffocating and feeling hungry for air every minute of every day for the next 20 years
News Story
How sinus surgery can leave patients thinking they’re suffocating
Dec 3, 2018 Andrew Findley
r Barbara Schmidt describes as “a totally avoidable, physician-induced deformity resulting in an as-of-yet incurable and debilitating condition.”
YouTube - ENS: A Matter of Life and Breath
What Is ENS? An Introduction to Empty Nose Syndrome
Dec 1, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
ENS Victim Advocate Barbara Schmidt provides an overview of #ENS (or #EmptyNoseSyndrome), which is an iatrogenic disorder resulting from sinus and nasal-related surgeries in which the #turbinates are ...
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Computational fluid dynamics after endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery—possible empty nose syndrome in the context of middle turbinate resection
Nov 29, 2018 Guillermo Maza , Chengyu Li, Jillian Krebs, Bradley A Otto, Alexander Farag, Ricardo Carrau
These results suggest that turbinectomy and/or posterior septectomy may have a varying functional impact and that ENS symptoms go beyond anatomy and correlate with aerodynamic changes.
Journal Article
How an honorable discharge led to a life of pain for a WWII vet
Nov 12, 2018 Len Ackland
Surgical procedures in the 1940s were “done rather crudely compared to today.” Today, he said, Jack’s condition would be called “empty nose syndrome.”
News Story
What to know about Empty Nose Syndrome [French - Translate]
Sep 12, 2018
Empty nose syndrome is a rare disorder affecting the nose and nasal passages. People with this condition will have clear, normal-looking nasal passages, but they will experience a wide range of sympto...
NBC - Megyn Kelly TODAY
A condition called empty nose syndrome left this woman struggling to breathe
Aug 30, 2018 Subinoy Das
After the second surgery, she had trouble breathing. Schmidt was diagnosed with empty nose syndrome, a condition that creates a sensation of being unable to breathe.
News Story Video