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Dr. John Russell
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatrics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sidell DR, Balakrishnan K, Best SR, Zur K, Buckingham J, De Alarcon A, Baroody FM, Bock JM, Boss EF, Bower CM, Campisi P, Chen SF, Clarke JM, Clarke KD, Cocciaglia A, Cotton RT, Cuestas G, Davis KL, DeFago VH, Dikkers FG, Dossans I, Florez W, Fox E, Friedman AD, Grant N, Hamdi O, Hogikyan ND, Johnson K, Johnson LB, Johnson RF, Kelly P, Klein AM, Lawlor CM, Leboulanger N, Levy AG, Lam D, Licameli GR, Long S, Lott DG, Manrique D, McMurray JS, Meister KD, Messner AH, Mohr M, Mudd P, Mortelliti AJ, Novakovic D, Ongkasuwan J, Peer S, Piersiala K, Prager JD, Pransky SM, Preciado D, Raynor T, Rinkel RNPM, Rodriguez H, Rodríguez VP, Russell J, Scatolini ML, Scheffler P, Smith DF, Smith LP, Smith ME, Smith RJH, Sorom A, Steinberg A, Stith JA, Thompson D, Thompson JW, Varela P, White DR, Wineland AM, Yang CJ, Zdanski CJ, Derkay CS., Systemic Bevacizumab for Treatment of Respiratory Papillomatosis: International Consensus Statement., The Laryngoscope, 131, (6), 2021, pE1941-E1949 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Dorris ER, Russell J, Murphy M., Post-intubation subglottic stenosis: aetiology at the cellular and molecular level., European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society, 30, (159), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Puricelli MD, Rahbar R, Allen GC, Balakrishnan K, Brigger MT, Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Goudy S, Hewitt R, Hsu WC, Ida JB, Johnson R, Leboulanger N, Rickert SM, Roy S, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Soma M, Thierry B, Trozzi M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Smith RJH., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Consensus recommendations on the prenatal and perinatal management of anticipated airway obstruction., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 138, 2020, p110281 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kelleher KJ, Russell J, Killeen OG, Leahy TR., Treatment-recalcitrant laryngeal sarcoidosis responsive to sirolimus., BMJ case reports, 13, (8), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Doody J, Alkhateeb A, Balakrishnan K, Bedwell J, Carter J, Choi SS, Cheng AT, Daniel SJ, Dahl J, De Alarcon A, Fayoux P, Hart CK, Hartnick C, Jonas N, Kuo M, Mills N, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Nuss R, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Rossi ME, Rutter MJ, Sandu K, Sidell DR, Sittel C, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thierry B, Thompson D, Watters K, Wine T, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zdanski CJ, Zur KB, Russell J., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Management of suprastomal collapse in the pediatric population., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 139, 2020, p110427 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Benedek P, Balakrishnan K, Cunningham MJ, Friedman NR, Goudy SL, Ishman SL, Katona G, Kirkham EM, Lam DJ, Leboulanger N, Lee GS, Le Treut C, Mitchell RB, Muntz HR, Musso MF, Parikh SR, Rahbar R, Roy S, Russell J, Sidell DR, Sie KCY, Smith RJ, Soma MA, Wyatt ME, Zalzal G, Zur KB, Boudewyns A., International Pediatric Otolaryngology group (IPOG) consensus on the diagnosis and management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 138, 2020, p110276 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

McMahon CJ, Ayoubi K, Mehanna R, Phelan E, O'Cearbhaill E, Russell J, Nölke L., Outcome of congenital tracheal stenosis in children over two decades in a national cardiothoracic surgical unit., Cardiology in the young, 30, (1), 2020, p34-38 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Fayoux P, Daniel SJ, Allen G, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Cheng A, De Alarcon A, Goel D, Hart CK, Leboulanger N, Lee G, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Rahbar R, Nicollas R, Rogers-Vizena CR, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Smith RJH, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Resnick CM., International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) Robin Sequence consensus recommendations., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 130, 2020, p109855 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Lawlor C, Balakrishnan K, Bottero S, Boudewyns A, Campisi P, Carter J, Cheng A, Cocciaglia A, DeAlarcon A, Derkay C, Fayoux P, Hart C, Hartnick C, LeBoulanger N, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Peer S, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Seedat R, Sidell D, Smith R, Soma M, Strychowsky J, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Trozzi M, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur KB, Nuss R., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis consensus recommendations., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 128, 2020, p109697 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Moreddu E, Rizzi M, Adil E, Balakrishnan K, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, de Alarcon A, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Leboulanger N, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJH, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Trozzi M, Ward R, Wyatt M, Yeung J, Zalzal G, Zur K, Nicollas R., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 123, 2019, p151-155 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Woods R, Geyer L, Mehanna R, Russell J., Pediatric tracheostomy first tube change: When is it safe?, International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 120, 2019, p78-81 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Balakrishnan K, Sidell DR, Sidell DR, Bauman NM, Bellia-Munzon GF, Boesch RP, Bromwich M, Cofer SA, Daines C, de Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart CK, Ida JB, Leboulanger N, Manning PB, Mehta DK, Monnier P, Myer CM, Prager JD, Preciado D, Propst EJ, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Torre M, Varela P, Vijayasekaran S, White DR, Wineland AM, Wood RE, Wootten CT, Zur K, Cotton RT., Outcome measures for pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction: International consensus statement., The Laryngoscope, 129, (1), 2019, p244-255 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Greene ZM, Davenport J, Fitzgerald S, Russell JD, McNally P., Tracheostomy speaking valve modification in children: A standardized approach leads to widespread use., Pediatric pulmonology, 54, (4), 2019, p428-435 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Greaney D, Russell J, Dawkins I, Healy M., A retrospective observational study of acquired subglottic stenosis using low-pressure, high-volume cuffed endotracheal tubes., Paediatric anaesthesia, 28, (12), 2018, p1136-1141 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Choanal Atresia in, editor(s)Puri P , Newborn Surgery 4th Edition , Boca Rotan, CRC press, 2018, [Sadadcharam M,Russell J.] Book Chapter, 2018

Bronchoscopy in the Newborn in, editor(s)Puri P , Newborn Surgery 4th Edition , Boca Raton USA, CRC press, 2018, [Sadadcharam M, Verma RU,Russell J] Book Chapter, 2018

Doherty C, Neal R, English C, Cooke J, Atkinson D, Bates L, Moore J, Monks S, Bowler M, Bruce IA, Bateman N, Wyatt M, Russell J, Perkins R, McGrath BA, Paediatric Working Party of the National Tracheostomy Safety Project., Multidisciplinary guidelines for the management of paediatric tracheostomy emergencies., Anaesthesia, 73, (11), 2018, p1400-1417 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Tracheostomy in Infants in, editor(s)Prem Puri , Newborn Surgery 4th Edition , Boca Raton USA, CRC press, 2018, [Kulasegarah J,Lobe T,Russell J.] Book Chapter, 2018

Yeung JC, Balakrishnan K, Cheng ATL, Daniel SJ, Garabedian EN, Hart CK, Inglis AF, Leboulanger N, Liming BJ, Moreddu E, Nicollas R, Russell JD, Rutter MJ, Sidell DR, Spratley J, Soma M, Thierry B, Thompson DM, Triglia JM, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal GH, Zur KB, Rahbar R., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 101, 2017, p51-56 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Carter J, Rahbar R, Brigger M, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Jacobs I, Liming B, Nicollas R, Pransky S, Richter G, Russell J, Rutter MJ, Schilder A, Smith RJ, Strychowsky J, Ward R, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Thompson D., International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 86, 2016, p256-261 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R., International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 86, 2016, p250-255 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Cullen P, Pio Tito Dias A, Milligan TW, Rea D, Russell J, McGuinness J., A congenital foregut malformation with a laryngeal bronchus., The Annals of thoracic surgery, 99, (2), 2015, p692-693 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Congenital Neck Masses in, editor(s)Sanjay Parikh , Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery :Clinical Reference Guide , San Diego USA , Plural Publishing , 2014, [Kulasegarah j,Russell J.] Book Chapter, 2014

Gadancheva VG, Casey JP, Russell JD, McDaid J, Betts DR, Lynch SA., Vocal cord paralysis in association with 9q34 duplication., Clinical dysmorphology, 23, (3), 2014, p105-108 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Glynn RW, Cashman EC, Doody J, Phelan E, Russell JD, Timon C., Prophylactic total thyroidectomy using the minimally invasive video-assisted approach in children with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2., Head & neck, 36, (6), 2014, p768-771 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Rao U, Piccin A, Malone A, O'Hanlon K, Breatnach F, O'Meara A, McDermott M, Butler K, O'Sullivan N, Russell J, O'Marcaigh A, Smith OP, Utility of bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary infection in children with haematological malignancies., 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Inflammatory Disease of the Mouth and Pharynx in, editor(s)Bluestone ,C.D , Pediatric Otolaryngology 5th edition , New York USA, McGraw-Hill, 2013, [Watters K,Patil N,Russell J .] Book Chapter, 2013

McMahon SV, Menon S, McDowell DT, Yeap B, Russell J, Corbally MT., The use of the trapdoor incision for access to thoracic inlet pathology in children., Journal of pediatric surgery, 48, (5), 2013, p1147-1151 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Fitzmaurice GJ, Coleman DM, Walsh KP, Oslizlok P, Russell JD, McGuinness JG., Extrinsic bronchial compression due to patent ductus arteriosus closure device., The Annals of thoracic surgery, 95, (6), 2013, pe143-5 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Uzomefuna V, Glynn F, Russell J, McDermott M., Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma with no nasal symptoms., BMJ case reports, 2012, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Uzomefuna V, Glynn F, Al-Omari B, Hone S, Russell J., Transnasal endoscopic repair of choanal atresia in a tertiary care centre: a review of outcomes., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 76, (5), 2012, p613-617 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kelly NA, Murphy M, Giles S, Russell JD., Subglottic injury: a clinically relevant animal model., The Laryngoscope, 122, (11), 2012, p2574-2581 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Oosthuizen JC, Burns P, Russell JD., Endoscopic management of posttraumatic supraglottic stenosis in the pediatric population., American journal of otolaryngology, 32, (5), 2011, p426-429 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Uzomefuna V, Glynn F, Mackle T, Russell J., Atypical locations of retropharyngeal abscess: beware of the normal lateral soft tissue neck X-ray., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 74, (12), 2010, p1445-1448 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Oosthuizen JC, Burns P, Russell JD., Lymphatic malformations: a proposed management algorithm., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 74, (4), 2010, p398-403 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Young O, Cunningham C, Russell JD., Reversal of laryngotracheal separation in paediatric patients., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 74, (11), 2010, p1251-1253 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

O'Regan GM, Irvine AD, Yao N, O'Marcaigh A, Sheridan-Pereira M, Phelan E, McDermott MB, Twomey A, Russell J, Watson R, Mediastinal and neck kaposiform hemangioendothelioma: report of three cases., Pediatric dermatology, 26, (3), 2009, p331-7 Journal Article, 2009

Choanal Atresia in, editor(s)Puri,P and Hollwarth,m(eds) , Pediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management , Berlin , Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp223 - 227, [Harney,m and Russell ,J] Book Chapter, 2009

Barry C, Eadie PA, Russell J., Radial forearm free flap for repair of a large nasal septal perforation: a report of a case in a child., Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 61, (8), 2008, p996-997 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Piccin, A., Russell, J.D., Fleming, P., Butler, K., McDermott, M., Smith, O.P., O'Marcaigh, A., Invasive rhino-maxillary mucormycosis diagnosed before HSCT, Pediatric Blood and Cancer , 50, (2), 2008, p393-395 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Hafidh MA, Young O, Russell JD., Intractable pulmonary aspiration in children: which operation?, International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 70, (1), 2006, p19-25 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Sheahan P, Sexton S, Russell JD., Is intralesional cidofovir worthwhile in juvenile recurrent respiratory papillomatosis?, The Journal of laryngology and otology, 120, (7), 2006, p561-565 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Skinner LJ, Conlon BJ, Russell JD, O'sullivan GC, O'dwyer TP, Detection of bone marrow micrometastases in the rib marrow of head and neck cancer patients: a prospective pilot study., European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 262, (2), 2005, p103 - 106 Journal Article, 2005

Flavin R, Russell J, Phelan E, McDermott MB., Chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the nasal cavity: a case report., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 69, (1), 2005, p87-91 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Safdar A, Russell JD., Complications in paediatric airway management., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 68, (12), 2004, p1507-1512 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Hafidh MA, Sheahan P, Russell JD., Multiple airway abnormalities in a patient with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 68, (4), 2004, p469-472 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Crowe S, Westbrook A, Bourke M, Lyons B, Russell J, Impossible laryngeal intubation in an infant with Fraser syndrome., Paediatric anaesthesia, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Watters K, O'Marcaigh A, Canny G, Russell J, Management of a large bronchial haemangioma in an infant., 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Watters K, Russell J., Diagnosis and management of type 1 laryngeal cleft., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 67, (6), 2003, p591-596 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Bronchoscopy in the Newborn in, editor(s)Prem Puri , Newborn Surgery 2nd Edition , London UK, Arnold , 2003, [Russell john] Book Chapter, 2003

Alrawi M, McDermott M, Orr D, Russell J., Nasal chondromesynchymal hamartoma presenting in an adolescent., International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 67, (6), 2003, p669-72 Journal Article, 2003

Keogh IJ, Rowley H, Russell J., Critical airway compromise caused by neck haematoma., Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences, 27, (4), 2002, p244-245 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Mackle T, Barry-Kinsella C, Russell J., Airway evaluation on placental support., Ir J Med Sci, 171, (1), 2002, p40-41 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Mackle T, Russell J., The combined use of a Fogarty balloon with extraction forceps for the controlled retrieval of an endobronchial foreign body., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 60, (2), 2001, p163-165 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Rowley H, Lynch T, Keogh I, Russell J., Tardive dystonia of the larynx in a quadriplegic patient: an unusual cause of stridor., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 115, (11), 2001, p918-919 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Thornton M, Rowley H, Conlon BJ, Russell JD., Type I laryngeal cleft: late presentation., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 115, (10), 2001, p821-822 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

The Nose and Paranasal Sinuses Section in, editor(s)Martin Burton , Diseases of the EAR,Nose and Throat. 15th Edition, London UK, Churchill Livingstone , 2000, [Martin Burton,Susanna Leighton,Andrew Robson ,John Russell] Book Chapter, 2000

Rafferty MA, Devaney D, Russell J., Case report: an unusal cause of stridor in a post-liver transplant 6-year old., International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 54, (2-3), 2000, p149-151 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Sinha SK, Keogh IJ, Russell JD, O'Keane JC., Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands: a case report., Histopathology, 35, (3), 1999, p283-284 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Griffin M, Russell J, Chambers F., General anaesthesia for thyroplasty., Anaesthesia, 53, (12), 1998, p1202-1204 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

Russell JD, Giles SJ., Persistent otitis media with effusion: a new experimental model., The Laryngoscope, 108, (8 pt 1), 1998, p1181-1184 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

The Pars Flaccida and Otitis Media with Effusion.An Experimental Study in the Rat in, editor(s)M.Tos,J Thompsen and V Balle , Otitis Media Today , Kugler Publications the Hague Netherlands , Kugler , 1997, [John Russell and S.Giles ] Book Chapter, 1997

Russell JD, Perry A, Cheesman AD., Cordectomy: a solution to Teflon granuloma of the vocal fold., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 109, (1), 1995, p53-55 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

Russell JD, Bleach NR, Glaser M, Cheesman AD., Brachytherapy for recurrent nasopharyngeal and naso-ethmoidal tumours., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 107, (2), 1993, p115-120 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Cumberworth VL, Russell J, Colquhoun I, Mackay IS., Pneumatization of the uncinate process., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 107, (4), 1993, p361-362 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Russell JD, Glover GW, Friedmann I., Necrotizing sialometaplasia., The Journal of laryngology and otology, 106, (6), 1992, p569-571 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

John Russell, Supraglottic/Glottic/Subglottic/Tracheal Stenosis/Moderator, European Laryngological Society Annual Meeting, Virtual, 5th June , 2020, Professor Christian Sittel Invited Talk, 2020

John Russell, Branchial Csyts, Sinuses and Fistulaes , Webinar for British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO), Virtual, 19th May, 2020, Mr Michael Kuo Chief of Paediatric Otolaryngology (Birmingham) Invited Talk, 2020

John Russell, Resorbable Minipalates and Laryngotracheal surgery, International Airway Dialogues Meeting , Paris ,France , June , 2019, Professor Francoise Denoyelle ,Mr David Albert ,Mr Michael Kuo Invited Talk, 2019

John Russell, Complications Of Laryngotracheal Surgery , 21st Paediatric Otolaryngology Days, Poznan ,Poland, May , 2019, Professor Jarek Szydlowski Invited Talk, 2019

John Russell, Laryngomalacia, 2nd Paediatric Paediatric Otorhinolaryngological conference , Sofia , Bulgaria, February, 2019, Professor Dilyana Vicheva Invited Talk, 2019

John Russell, How to Avoid mistakes in Laryngotracheal Reconstruction , The 14th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), Stockholm, June, 2018, Professor Ann Hermansson Invited Talk, 2018

John Russell, Update on Otitis Media with Effusion, Annual Belgian Otorhinolaryngology meeting , Antwerp,Belgium , November , 2018, Professor An Boudewyns Invited Talk, 2018

John Russell, Paediatric Airway:Advances in Anaesthesia and Paediatric Intensive Care , 4th Congress of the Confederation of European otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery(CEORL-HNS), Barcelona ,Spain , October , 2017, Professor Ferhan Oz and (CEORL-HNS) Invited Talk, 2017

John Russell, Endoscopic Approach to Laryngotracheal Stenosis , International Course on Laryngotracheal Stenosis, Stuttgart, Germany , february, 2016, Professor Christian Sittel Invited Talk, 2016

John Russell, Update on Paediatric ENT , ENT Update ,Europe , Vienna ,Austria , September , 2016, Professor Hans Eckel Invited Talk, 2016

John Russell, Update on laryngomalacia, National Portuguese Paediatric Otolaryngology conference , Porto ,Portugal , May , 2015, Professor Jorge Spratley Invited Talk, 2015

John Russell, How to manage a case of complicated Sub -Glottic Stenosis, International Airway meeting /Endoscopy Days , Rady Children's Hospital ,San Diego ,USA , march, 2012, Professor Seth Pranksy Invited Talk, 2012

John Russell, Challenging Paediatric Airway Cases , Weill Cornell University ,Invited paediatric Otolaryngoly lecture , Weill Cornell University, New York ,USA, April , 2011, Professor Robert Ward and Professor Michael Stewart Invited Talk, 2011

John Russell, Paediatric Oesophageal Reflux and the Ear Nose and Throat , British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology(BACO), Birmingham,UK, July, 2006, BACO organizing committee Invited Talk, 2006

John Russell, Adjuvant Agents in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Annual Alumni Conference, University of Connecticut,USA, april, 2005, Professor Leonard (Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology) Invited Talk, 2005

John Russell, Intractable Aspiration in Children, British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology(BACO), Birmingham,UK, July , 2003, BACO organizing committee Invited Talk, 2003

John Russell, Laryngotracheal reconstruction in the Paediatric Larynx: Indications ,Advantages and disadvantages ., British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology(BACO), RCSI ,Dublin ,Ireland, September , 1999, BACO organizing committee Invited Talk, 1999

Research Expertise

Description

There are 2 very important diseases in Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology(ENT) Otitis Media with Effusion(OME)the commonest disease of childhood after the common cold and acquired Sub-Glottic Stenosis which cuases significant morbidity particularly to premature babies. Since 1985 these 2 Topics have been my main Research focus. In 1985 I began studying the effects of prolonged Otitis Media on the ultrastructure of the Tympanic membrane in an Animal model and continued this research up until 2004.Two major pieces of work achieved included (1)Studies of the Tympanic Membrane in Persistent Middle Ear Effusion,1986. This was part of my BSc in Anatomy degree. (2)The Effects of prolonged Otitis Media with Effusion on the Tympanic Membrane: An Experimental Study in the Rat,2004. This Thesis was carried out for my MCh (Masters of surgery)which I was awarded in 2004 . In 2009 I started studying Sub-Glottic stenosis and have continued this research to the present day. Key achievements so far, (1)Optimising the Use of Mitomycin C in Subglottic Stenosis 2013 This research was a 3 year project For a PhD student under my Co-supervision and was funded by The National Childrens Research Centre(NCRC) and awarded in 2013. (2)MicroRNAs as Novel Theraputic Targets for the Treatment of Subglottic Stenosis,2016. This was an MSc thesis of which I was a Co-supervisor It was awarded in 2016. (3)Investigation into prevention of fibrotic scar formation as treatment for subglottic stenosis.2019-2022. This is a Post Doctoral research project of which I am a co- Principal investigator .Funding Agency National Children's Research Centre (NCRC) The above research has produced a BSc Degree and an MCh degree for myself. I have supervised an MSc and a PhD student who both achieved their respective degrees . I am currently working as a Co-Principal investigator in a post Doctoral research project. All this research has produced 3 significant publications and promoted me to the International stage in the area of Sub-Glottic Stenosis as evidenced by my many invitations as an International speaker ,moderator and Instructor .

Projects

  • Title
    • Investigation into prevention of fibrotic scar formation as treatment for Subglottic Stenosis
  • Summary
    • Subglottic stenosis (SGS) is a serious condition where the area beneath the vocal cords becomes narrowed due to a buildup of fibrotic tissue (scarring). It commonly results after intubation in premature babies. The ability to modify this excessive scar/fibrotic tissue is an ideal objective in the management of SGS. Treatment of SGS currently involves surgical techniques, which in turn carry a risk of re-scarring (restenosis). Several treatments have been used in an attempt to minimize scarring with limited success. There is a critical need to develop therapies to treat scarring to improve outcomes for children with SCS. The overall objective of this study is to develop a novel drug treatment for SGS. Previous research has led to the identification of a molecule termed BMP3. Our preliminary research indicts that BMP3 could prevent scarring in the airway. Our objective is to test BMP3 as a drug using laboratory based models. We will investigate if BMP3 is lost in the airway following the intubation. We will also test treatment with BMP3 to prevent scarring. These studies will establish if we can use BMP3 to prevent scar formation and stop SGS. By better understanding the processes that contribute to how preterm babies develop SGS we will be able to develop more effective treatments. The long-term goal is to develop BMP3-based therapy that could prevent scarring. This work has the potential to impact all children that undergo intubation, who are at risk from associated scarring. A therapy that would slow or prevent scarring would significantly benefit child health. Scarring is a contributing factor to many diseases including lung fibrosis and arthritis. BMP3 treatment could potentially improve quality of life and protect against fatalities, with scope far beyond SGS.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Research Centre (NCRC)
  • Date From
    • 1/10/2019
  • Date To
    • 30/9/2022
  • Title
    • Optimising the Use of Mitomycin C in Subglottic Stenosis
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Research Centre (NCRC)
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012

Recognition

Representations

I was Chairman and Congress President of the Local and International ,Organising and Scientific Committees for the 12th International Congress of the 2014 European Society of Pediatric Otorhiniolaryngology (ESPO) Dublin, June 2014. 2010

I was Chairman and President of the Board of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) 2014

Reviewer for the Journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 1996

Reviewer for the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2005

Reviewer for the European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology 2017

Reviewer for C Surgeries 2105

I represented the specialty Of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery on the Professional Competence committee of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2010

Represented the Speciality of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland .This was a request by HIQA for advice regarding National Guidelines for common ENT operations such as Tonsillectomy, Grommets and Adenoidectomy 2015

Treasurer of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology(ESPO) 2016

Presidential Council Member of the Confederation of Otorhinolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS) 2015

Secretary-General of the Confederation of the European otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS) 2017

Awards and Honours

Honours in Surgery June 1984

Honours in Bsc Anatomy June 1986

Weill Cornell University New York ,USA. Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer April 2011

Invited Guest Lecturer and Tutor .International Course on SubGlottic Stenosis, Stuttgart,Germany February 2016

Invited Guest Lecturer to give the Annual "John Evans Lecture"at the Annual British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology(BAPO) meeting in Birmingham UK 23rd September 2021

Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 1994 – present day

Irish Institute of Otorhinolaryngology-Head Neck surgery 2000 – present day

International Member of the American Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ASPO) 2012 – present day

Board Member of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology(ESPO) 2010 – present day

President of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) 2014 – 2016

Treasurer of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology(ESPO) 2016 – 2021

Presidential Council Member of the Confederation of Otorhinolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS) 2015 – present day

Secretary-General of the Confederation of Otorhinolaryngology -Head and Neck Society(CEORL-HNS) 2017 – 2019