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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084683/examination-of-high-antibiotic-users-in-a-multi-institutional-cohort-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
#1
Vijay R Ramakrishnan, Jess C Mace, Zachary M Soler, Timothy L Smith
BACKGROUND: In addition to known concerns regarding antibiotic overuse, recent research indicates that excessive antibiotic use is associated with poorer long-term health. Given that rhinosinusitis is the leading condition accounting for antibiotic prescriptions in the ambulatory setting, we aimed to evaluate characteristics associated with greater antibiotic use in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: Adult CRS patients enrolled in a prospective, multi-institutional, observational cohort study evaluating treatment outcomes were included in this analysis...
January 13, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054753/t-helper-2-cytokine-induced-heat-shock-protein-70-secretion-and-its-potential-association-with-allergic-rhinitis
#2
Hyun Jin Min, Kyung Soo Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho
BACKGROUND: Various inflammatory mediators have been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of allergic disease (AR). The role of heat shock proteins in AR has not been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in the nasal lavage fluids of AR patients and controls to elucidate the role of Hsp70 in the pathogenesis of AR. METHODS: Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, the levels of Hsp70, Hsp90, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-13, and IL-8 in nasal lavage fluid from patients were measured and statistically analyzed...
January 5, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042687/unsupervised-network-mapping-of-commercially-available-immunoassay-yields-three-distinct-chronic-rhinosinusitis-endotypes
#3
Rohit Divekar, Matthew Rank, Diane Squillace, Hirohito Kita, Devyani Lal
BACKGROUND: Endotyping chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) through simplified cytokine assays may help direct individualized therapy such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, or biologics. We performed an unsupervised network analysis to endotype CRS and control subjects using a commercially available cytokine-chemokine immunoassay. METHODS: A 41-plex cytokine-chemokine array along with major basic protein (MBP) assay was performed on sinonasal surgical tissue of 32 adults...
January 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992119/the-prognostic-role-of-serum-eosinophil-and-basophil-levels-in-sinonasal-polyposis
#4
Giuseppe Brescia, Umberto Barion, Claudia Zanotti, Luciano Giacomelli, Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni
BACKGROUND: Predicting which patients are at a higher risk for recurrent chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is one of the most challenging problems in clinical rhinology. A direct association between CRSwNP recurrence rates and serum eosinophil and basophil counts was reported. This study aimed to identify best-fitting cutoffs for binarizing preoperative serum eosinophils and basophils (counts/percentages) for prognostic purposes in cases of CRSwNP recurrence after surgery...
December 19, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992118/tolerance-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-ciprofloxacin-coated-sinus-stent-in-a-preclinical-model
#5
Do-Yeon Cho, Daniel Skinner, Calvin Mackey, Kyle Hoffman, Dong Jin Lim, Ho-Wook Jun, Dong Keun Han, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is often associated with persistent bacterial infection despite the use of systemic antibiotics. Topically administered antibiotics are an alternative strategy, but require effective local concentrations, prolonged mucosal contact time, minor systemic absorption, and minimal depletion. The objectives of the current study were to analyze the in vitro release rate and in vivo drug delivery tolerance and pharmacokinetics of a ciprofloxacin-coated sinus stent (CSS)...
December 19, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958666/sinusitis-in-patients-on-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors
#6
Cynthia S Wang, Adam Honeybrook, Nikita Chapurin, Anjeni Keswani, David W Jang
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors have revolutionized treatment of many inflammatory diseases. Sinusitis after initiation of TNF-α inhibitors has been observed, but has not been well described in the literature. We aim to characterize the clinical features of sinusitis in patients on anti-TNF-α therapy. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 28 patients on a TNF-α inhibitor diagnosed with sinusitis by otolaryngologists at Duke University...
December 13, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935264/improved-delivery-of-sinus-irrigations-after-middle-turbinate-resection-during-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#7
Sarah M Kidwai, Arjun K Parasher, Mohemmed N Khan, Jean Anderson Eloy, Anthony Del Signore, Alfred Marc Iloreta, Satish Govindaraj
BACKGROUND: Improvement in topical delivery to nasal mucosa is a fundamental goal of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This study compares the penetration of irrigation before and after middle turbinate resection (MTR) to assess the efficacy of topical delivery. METHODS: ESS was performed on 4 cadaver heads, followed by MTR. Each head was irrigated with fluorescein-dyed water using a squeeze bottle both before and after MTR. Videos were recorded by rigid nasal endoscopy...
December 9, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935259/manuka-honey-sinus-irrigation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Victoria S Lee, Ian M Humphreys, Patricia L Purcell, Greg E Davis
BACKGROUND: Manuka honey (MH) has been shown in vitro to be effective against biofilm-producing bacteria. This study assessed the effectiveness of MH for patients with active chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and prior sinus surgery. METHODS: This prospective single-blinded (clinician only) randomized controlled trial recruited patients with active CRS and prior sinus surgery. Patients received either MH or saline (SAL) sinus irrigations twice daily for 30 days and were offered oral antibiotics and/or oral/topical steroids as indicated...
December 9, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918154/the-international-classification-of-the-radiological-complexity-icc-of-frontal-recess-and-frontal-sinus
#9
Peter John Wormald, Ahmed Bassiouni, Claudio A Callejas, David W Kennedy, Martin J Citardi, Timothy L Smith, Richard R Orlandi, Oliver Kaschke, Jin Keat Siow, Kornel Szczygielski, Valerie Lund, Wytske Fokkens, Alkis J Psaltis
BACKGROUND: The frontal sinus is considered the most challenging sinus to address surgically. There are no current classifications of the degree of surgical complexity of different frontal sinus configurations. The aim of this study is to develop a classification system of the degree of complexity of frontal recess surgery based on preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Authors were asked to submit a classification system. These were circulated to all authors...
December 5, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918153/enlargement-of-meckel-s-cave-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
#10
Geoffrey P Aaron, Elisa Illing, Zachary Lambertsen, Miles Ritter, Erik H Middlebrooks, Joel Cure, Do-Yeon Cho, Kristen O Riley, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks have imaging findings consistent with chronically elevated intracranial pressure, such as empty sella. Meckel's cave is a CSF-filled space that houses the trigeminal ganglion at the cranial base. Our objective in this study was to evaluate "dilated" Meckel's cave as a radiologic sign in patients with elevated intracranial pressure spontaneous CSF leaks and compare the dimensions with those from a control cohort. METHODS: Meckel's cave dimensions were measured in patients with spontaneous CSF leaks and documented elevated intracranial pressure...
December 5, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897397/development-and-validation-of-a-septoplasty-training-model-using-3-dimensional-printing-technology
#11
Mahmoud A AlReefi, Lily H P Nguyen, Luc G Mongeau, Bassam Ul Haq, Siddharth Boyanapalli, Nauman Hafeez, Francois Cegarra-Escolano, Marc A Tewfik
BACKGROUND: Providing alternative training modalities may improve trainees' ability to perform septoplasty. Three-dimensional printing has been shown to be a powerful tool in surgical training. The objectives of this study were to explain the development of our 3-dimensional (3D) printed septoplasty training model, to assess its face and content validity, and to present evidence supporting its ability to distinguish between levels of surgical proficiency. METHODS: Imaging data of a patient with a nasal septal deviation was selected for printing...
November 29, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888649/prospective-multicenter-evaluation-of-balloon-sinus-dilation-for-treatment-of-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#12
Zachary M Soler, Jeffrey S Rosenbloom, Douglas Skarada, Michael Gutman, Mark J Hoy, Shaun A Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Although balloon sinus dilation is a treatment option for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), there have been few studies performed in pediatric patients. METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective, multicenter, single-arm investigation. Children (2 to 21 years old) with CRS who had failed medical management were treated with balloon sinus dilation and followed to 6 months postprocedure. RESULTS: Fifty children were treated at 4 centers; 33 participants were 2 to 12 years old (mean ± standard deviation age: 6...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888645/olfaction-in-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-an-indicator-of-successful-mp-azeflu-therapy
#13
Ludger Klimek, Sophia C Poletti, Annette Sperl, Magdalena Spielhaupter, Cornel Bardenhewer, Joaquim Mullol, Karl Hörmann, Thomas Hummel
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of MP-AzeFlu on olfaction and the interaction between severity of allergic rhinitis and olfactory improvement after therapy. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was performed on 47 patients with persistent allergic rhinitis. Duration and severity of allergic rhinitis was diagnosed and classified using the modified Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) criteria and the proof of allergen sensitization from positive skin-prick tests, specific immonoglobulin E (IgE) in serum, and nasal provocation response...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888644/myrtol-standardized-affects-mucociliary-clearance
#14
Ying Ying Li, Jing Liu, Chun Wei Li, Somasundaram Subramaniam, Siew Shuen Chao, Feng Gang Yu, Noam A Cohen, Shi Li, Yun Wang
BACKGROUND: Myrtol standardized (Gelomyrtol forte) has been shown to be effective in controlling nasal symptoms of rhinosinusitis by promoting mucociliary clearance. Our aim was to evaluate the short- and long-term effects of myrtol on ciliated columnar cells and goblet cells in an in-vitro setting. METHODS: Nasal epithelial cells were harvested (42 days) from an air-liquid interface (ALI) culture of human nasal epithelial stem/progenitor cells (hNESPCs), which was derived from biopsies of nasal inferior turbinate mucosa...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888643/correlation-between-the-number-of-allergen-sensitizations-and-immunoglobulin-e-monosensitization-vs-polysensitization
#15
Jacob E Kuperstock, Christopher D Brook, Matthew W Ryan, Michael P Platt
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine if total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) could predict monosensitization compared to polysensitization in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a cohort of 1073 patients who underwent allergy testing. Differences in total IgE level between unsensitized, monosensitized, and polysensitized subjects were calculated. Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated to determine whether there was a relationship between total IgE level and the number of positive allergen sensitizations...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888642/histamine-h4-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-a-potential-predictor-of-oral-h1-antihistamine-efficacy-for-allergic-rhinitis
#16
Jian Gu, Xiao-Hui Mao, Xi-Zhi Yang, Hua-Fei Ao, Zhe Zhang, You Li
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to investigate the associations between Histamine H4 receptor (HRH4) gene polymorphisms (rs77485247, rs74604924, and rs77041280) and oral H1 antihistamine efficacy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: A total of 142 AR patients were selected as a case group and 160 healthy individuals were recruited as a control group. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the HRH4 gene were detected using direct sequencing...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879060/evidence-of-microbiota-dysbiosis-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#17
Michael Hoggard, Kristi Biswas, Melissa Zoing, Brett Wagner Mackenzie, Michael W Taylor, Richard G Douglas
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable research, the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) remains poorly understood. Potential microbial roles in the etiology or progression of CRS have long been hypothesized, yet few specific associations have been identified. In this study we investigate associations between patterns in resident bacterial communities and clinical variants of CRS. METHODS: Bacterial communities were assessed in 94 patients with extensive bilateral CRS undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and 29 controls undergoing ESS for indications other than CRS...
November 23, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879058/sinus-surgery-can-improve-quality-of-life-lung-infections-and-lung-function-in-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
#18
Mikkel Christian Alanin, Kasper Aanaes, Niels Høiby, Tania Pressler, Marianne Skov, Kim Gjerum Nielsen, Helle Krogh Johansen, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and bacterial sinusitis are ubiquitous in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). From the sinuses, Pseudomonas aeruginosa can infect the lungs. METHODS: We studied the effect of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on symptoms of CRS and lower airway infections in PCD patients in a prospective single-arm intervention study of ESS with adjuvant therapy using nasal irrigation with saline, topical nasal steroids, and 2 weeks of systemic antibiotics...
November 23, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869359/pitfalls-in-the-use-of-epinephrine-for-anaphylaxis-patient-and-provider-opportunities-for-improvement
#19
Michael B Cohen, Stefanie S Saunders, Sarah K Wise, Samih Nassif, Michael P Platt
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine remains the mainstay of treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. A number of challenges are encountered with epinephrine, resulting in underutilization and misutilization of epinephrine. The purpose of this study was to identify the scope of epinephrine pitfalls and opportunities for improvement in the management of allergy emergencies. METHODS: A PubMed search from 1990 to 2015 was performed to identify all cases and reports pertaining to the use and misuse of epinephrine for anaphylaxis...
November 21, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869357/the-impact-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-paranasal-physiology-in-simulated-sinus-cavities
#20
Ravi Jain, Haribalan Kumar, Merryn Tawhai, Richard Douglas
BACKGROUND: Surgery improves symptoms for the majority of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients; however, physiological changes in the sinus cavities remain poorly characterized. Direct measurement of changes in airflow, pressure, temperature, humidity, and intranasal spray distribution following surgery is technically challenging. Accordingly, we have used computational fluid dynamic modeling to quantify how these parameters change postoperatively. METHODS: Computed tomography images from a normal control, a patient with CRS preoperatively and postoperatively, and a patient following an endoscopic Lothrop procedure (ELP) were used to create 4 three-dimensional models of the sinus cavities...
November 21, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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