Educational Videos

ENT and Airway Issues with Vasculitis

Introduction: Dr. Robert Lebovics 1:02
GPA is primarily a disease of the sinus, lungs, and kidneys. 4:32
GPA is a disease of the respiratory tissue. 6:23
The ear and eyes have respiratory tissue that can be affected by GPA. 6:34
Differentiate between active disease versus secondary damage. 10:01
Inflammation is a fire that has to be extinguished. 11:31
Multiple techniques to repair the airway. 13:29
What is minute ventilation and why is it so important in accessing patient’s respiration? 16:42
Understanding the structure of our airway. 17:22
Compensation for less airflow. 19:44
Options for opening up the airway. 21:43
Tracheotomy 21:57
Dilation 23:26
Laser 24:02
Cryotherapy 24:16
Regenerative therapy 24:57

Description: Vasculitis can affect the entire body. What happens when certain types of vasculitis, such as GPA, impact hearing, the paranasal sinuses, and the upper airway/respiratory tract —in a critical way? Robert S. Lebovics, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center, discusses how vasculitis can directly or indirectly affect the ears, nose, larynx, trachea, and bronchi.

Presenter: Robert S. Lebovics, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center. Click here to watch full introduction for Dr. Robert Lebovics.

Webinar Q&A

Q: Is there a way to determine if it’s early enough in the disease to stop further damage to nose, or sinuses? 0:21
Q: Could you explain what is meant by the term saddle nose deformity? 3:43
Q: How can GPA affect hearing and the ears? 9:31
Q: What is ear drum retraction pockets and estuation tube dysfunction? 14:42
Q: If a patient has experienced upper airway issues in the ears and sinuses should he/she be watchful for any lower airway involvement? Do you recommend regular chest x-rays, or bloodwork? 17:04

Victor James shares his experience with a trach

Cheryl Haggard talks about her airway involvement with GPA

Understanding Saddle Nose Deformity

How the ears can be affected by GPA