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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227048/the-prevalence-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Navarat Tangbumrungtham, Vishal S Patel, Andrew Thamboo, Zara M Patel, Jayakar V Nayak, Yifei Ma, Garret Choby, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: While Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a known comorbidity of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), the prevalence of ETD symptoms in the CRS population is poorly understood. We sought to determine the cross-sectional prevalence of ETD in patients with CRS using the validated Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) and to correlate ETDQ-7 scores with 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) scores, endoscopy scores, and computed tomography (CT) scores. METHODS: A total of 101 patients with confirmed CRS completed the ETDQ-7 and SNOT-22 at their initial visit to our rhinology clinic...
December 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227043/the-association-of-air-pollutants-and-allergic-and-nonallergic-rhinitis-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#2
Leila J Mady, Hannah L Schwarzbach, John A Moore, Robert M Boudreau, Thomas M Kaffenberger, Thomas J Willson, Stella E Lee
BACKGROUND: There has been little investigation regarding air quality and rhinitis in the pathophysiology of upper airway disease. In this study, we assessed the impact of inhalant pollutants (particulate matter 2.5 [PM2.5 ] and black carbon [BC]) on allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) disease severity. METHODS: CRS patients with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and without polyps (CRSsNP) were identified. Spatial modeling from pollutant monitoring sites was used to estimate exposures for patients meeting the inclusion criteria (total, n = 125; CRSsNP, n = 67; CRSsNP, n = 58)...
December 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227037/prospective-transfrontal-sheep-model-of-skull-base-reconstruction-using-vascularized-mucosa
#3
Sarina K Mueller, George Scangas, Mansor M Amiji, Benjamin S Bleier
BACKGROUND: No high-fidelity animal model exists to examine prospective wound healing following vascularized reconstruction of the skull base. Such a model would require the ability to study the prospective behavior of vascularized mucosal repairs of large dural and arachnoid defects within the intranasal environment. The objective of this study was to therefore develop and validate a novel, in vivo, transfrontal sheep model of cranial base repair using vascularized sinonasal mucosa. METHODS: Twelve transfrontal craniotomy and 1...
December 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210531/comparison-of-endoscopic-and-open-resection-of-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-652-patients
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Suat Kılıç, Sarah S Kılıç, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park, Omar Mahmoud, Jeffrey D Suh, Stacey T Gray, Jean Anderson Eloy
BACKGROUND: The use of endoscopic resection as an alternative to open surgery for sinonasal malignancies has increased in the past 20 years. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for cases of sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) without cervical or distant metastases that were treated surgically between 2010 and 2014. They were split into 2 groups based on surgical approach: open or endoscopic. Demographics, facility and insurance type, stage, tumor characteristics, postoperative treatment, 30-day readmission rate, 30- and 90-day mortality, and overall survival (OS) were compared between the 2 groups...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210519/air-pollutants-may-be-environmental-risk-factors-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-disease-progression
#5
Leila J Mady, Hannah L Schwarzbach, John A Moore, Robert M Boudreau, Thomas J Willson, Stella E Lee
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the role of environmental exposures in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). In this study, we measured the impact of air pollutants (particulate matter 2.5 [PM2.5 ] and black carbon [BC]) on CRS with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP). METHODS: Spatial modeling from pollutant monitoring sites was used to estimate exposures surrounding residences for patients meeting inclusion criteria (total patients, n = 234; CRSsNP, n = 96; CRSwNP, n = 138)...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210513/the-efficacy-of-a-novel-budesonide-chitosan-gel-on-wound-healing-following-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#6
Thanh Ha, Rowan Valentine, Stephen Moratti, Lyall Hanton, Simon Robinson, Peter-John Wormald
BACKGROUND: Adhesion formation and ostial stenosis are common causes of surgical failure after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Postoperative topical steroid application has been shown to improve wound healing. Chitosan-dextran gel (CD gel) is an effective hemostatic nasal dressing. This study aims to determine the effect of the addition of budesonide to CD gel on postoperative ostial stenosis and adhesion formation following ESS. METHODS: This prospective, blinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted between October 2012 and April 2015...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210505/pulmonary-aspiration-of-sinus-secretions-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#7
Jacob Nelson, Peter Karempalis, Jordan Dunitz, Ryan Hunter, Holly Boyer
BACKGROUND: Indirect evidence suggests that sinonasal secretions are aspirated into the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), contributing to infection, subsequent tissue damage, and decreased lung function. Our objective is to determine whether sinonasal secretions are transferred to the lungs in patients with CF-related sinus disease and healthy subjects, particularly in the recumbent position and during sleep. METHODS: We performed a prospective, controlled trial to detect pulmonary aspiration of radiolabeled albumin applied to the nasal mucosa of study subjects with chronic sinusitis related to CF and control subjects without sinus disease...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210504/endoscopic-modified-lothrop-procedure-after-failure-of-primary-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#8
Waleed M Abuzeid, Mayand Vakil, Juan Lin, Judd Fastenberg, Nadeem A Akbar, Marvin P Fried, Christina H Fang
BACKGROUND: The endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure (EMLP) has been used as a salvage technique for frontal sinusitis following failed endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We aim to examine the safety and efficacy of the EMLP following failure of primary ESS. METHODS: All English-language publications from 2000 to 2016 reporting the use of EMLP after primary ESS were identified using the PubMed database and evaluated per Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195025/lack-of-additional-effects-of-long-term-low-dose-clarithromycin-combined-treatment-compared-with-topical-steroids-alone-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-china-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Jie Deng, Fenghong Chen, YinYan Lai, Qing Luo, Rui Xu, Chunquan Ou, Qingling Fu, Jianbo Shi
BACKGROUND: In China, clarithromycin is considered an effective treatment option for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) due to its unique immunopathologic characteristics. Our study's aim was to determine whether a topical steroid and clarithromycin combination is better than a single topical steroid for Chinese patients with CRS. METHODS: Patients with CRS with/without nasal polyps were included in this study and randomly assigned to a clarithromycin plus budesonide aqua nasal spray group (CLM + BUD, clarithromycin 0...
November 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193850/olfactory-loss-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-is-associated-with-neuronal-activation-of-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase
#10
Andrew J Victores, Mengfei Chen, Amy Smith, Andrew P Lane
BACKGROUND: Olfactory inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is associated with cytokines that may result in the death of olfactory sensory neurons. The principal signaling molecules involved in the apoptotic pathway are c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK). Although the JNK pathway has emerged as a key player in programmed cell death in neuroinflammation, its specific role in CRS-associated olfactory loss has not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: JNK activation was studied in human tissue samples from 9 control and 11 CRS patients by immunohistochemical staining for phosphorylated c-Jun...
November 28, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165896/investigation-of-the-abnormal-nasal-aerodynamics-and-trigeminal-functions-among-empty-nose-syndrome-patients
#11
Chengyu Li, Alexander A Farag, Guillermo Maza, Sam McGhee, Michael A Ciccone, Bhakthi Deshpande, Edmund A Pribitkin, Bradley A Otto, Kai Zhao
BACKGROUND: Abnormal nasal aerodynamics or trigeminal functions have been frequently implicated in the symptomology of empty nose syndrome (ENS), yet with limited evidence. METHODS: Individual computed tomography (CT)-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was applied to 27 ENS patients to simulate their nasal aerodynamics and compared with 42 healthy controls. Patients' symptoms were confirmed with Empty Nose Syndrome 6-item Questionnaire (ENS6Q), 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scores...
November 22, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165895/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-nasal-obstruction-symptom-evaluation-scale
#12
Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ela Araz Server, Ozgur Yigit, Ecem Sevim Longur
BACKGROUND: The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale is a questionnaire used to assess the quality of life in patients with nasal obstruction. The aim of this study was to validate the Turkish translation of the NOSE questionnaire. METHODS: The NOSE questionnaire was translated into Turkish and then back to English. Fifty patients with septal deviation leading to nasal obstruction and 50 healthy subjects without any nasal complaints and pathologies were recruited into the study...
November 22, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149548/case-of-the-month
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EDITORIAL
Benjamin S Bleier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149515/outcomes-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#14
EDITORIAL
David W Kennedy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144607/eustachian-tube-dysfunction-symptoms-in-patients-treated-in-a-tertiary-rhinology-clinic
#15
Michael J Marino, Lina Chooi Ling, William C Yao, Amber Luong, Martin J Citardi
BACKGROUND: Ear symptoms are common among patients presenting to a rhinology clinic. Validated inventories are available for patient quality-of-life in sinonasal disease and Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). This study sought to determine the extent of ETD symptoms, using validated metrics, in a large population of patients presenting to a tertiary rhinology clinic. METHODS: Seven-item Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaires (ETDQ-7) and 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Tests (SNOT-22) were prospectively collected from 492 patients treated in a tertiary rhinology clinic...
November 16, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144605/assessing-the-clinical-applicability-of-prior-head-imaging-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#16
Vidur Bhalla, Adam McCann, Kevin Sykes, Larry Hoover, D David Beahm, Alexander Chiu
BACKGROUND: Patients often have received some modality of head imaging prior to being evaluated for chronic sinonasal complaints, and the clinical significance of these scans on current sinonasal symptomatology is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, cohort study of 578 patients with chronic sinonasal indications for maxillofacial computed tomography scans (CTs) in 2016. Patients were included if previous head cross-sectional imaging had been performed...
November 16, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136342/direct-intranasal-application-of-the-solid-phase-of-immunocap%C3%A2-increases-nasal-specific-immunoglobulin-e-detection-in-local-allergic-rhinitis-patients
#17
Paloma Campo, María Del Carmen Plaza-Seron, Ibon Eguiluz-Gracia, Jesús Verge, Luisa Galindo, Esther Barrionuevo, Javier Fernandez, Raquel Jurado, Cristobalina Mayorga, María José Torres, Carmen Rondón
BACKGROUND: The measurement of nasal specific IgE (NsIgE) in local allergic rhinitis (LAR) patients is challenging and shows variability. The objective of this work was to evaluate a minimally-invasive method of direct detection of NsIgE in patients with LAR to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (DP) using an automated immunoassay. METHODS: Fifty patients participated (LAR, n = 14; allergic rhinitis (AR), n = 20; healthy controls [HC], n = 16). Detection of NsIgE was performed by direct application of the solid phase of a commercial DP ImmunoCAP® test 24 hours after DP nasal provocation...
November 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131540/equivalence-in-outcomes-between-draf-2b-vs-draf-3-frontal-sinusotomy-for-refractory-chronic-frontal-rhinosinusitis
#18
Vishal S Patel, Garret Choby, Liang-Chun Shih, Zara M Patel, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic Draf 2B and Draf 3 frontal sinusotomies are frequently performed for chronic refractory frontal rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between Draf 2B and Draf 3 procedures. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing patients undergoing bilateral Draf 2B vs Draf 3 procedures from 2000 to 2016. Patients with neoplasia, dysplasia, mucocele, cystic fibrosis, or ciliary dyskinesia were excluded. Preoperative disease parameters included number of prior surgeries, presence of polyps, preoperative 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) score, frontal Lund-Mackay score, anterior-posterior diameter of the frontal ostium, and Global Osteitis Scoring Scale (GOSS)...
November 13, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105367/early-experience-with-a-patient-specific-virtual-surgical-simulation-for-rehearsal-of-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
#19
Tae-Bin Won, Peter Hwang, Jae Hyun Lim, Sung-Woo Cho, Sun Ha Paek, Steven Losorelli, Yona Vaisbuch, Sonny Chan, Kenneth Salisbury, Nikolas H Blevins
BACKGROUND: With the help of contemporary computer technology it is possible to create a virtual surgical environment (VSE) for training. This article describes a patient-specific virtual rhinologic surgical simulation platform that supports rehearsal of endoscopic skull-base surgery. We also share our early experience with select cases. METHODS: A rhinologic VSE was developed, featuring a highly efficient direct 3-dimensional (3D) volume renderer with simultaneous stereoscopic feedback during surgical manipulation of the virtual anatomy, as well as high-fidelity haptic feedback...
November 3, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105347/outcomes-after-complete-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-and-aspirin-desensitization-in-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#20
Nithin D Adappa, Viran J Ranasinghe, Michal Trope, Steven G Brooks, Jordan T Glicksman, Arjun K Parasher, James N Palmer, John V Bosso
BACKGROUND: In this study we assessed patient outcomes after complete endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and aspirin desensitization for patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients with aspirin challenge-proven AERD who underwent complete ESS followed by aspirin desensitization. Outcomes assessed included need for revision surgery and quality-of-life measures using the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcomes Test (SNOT-22)...
November 3, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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