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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199369/nasal-nitric-oxide-in-unilateral-sinus-disease
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Chia-Hsiang Fu, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chi-Che Huang, Po-Hung Chang, Yi-Wei Chen, Ta-Jen Lee
Unilateral sinus disease (USD) can sometimes be difficult to accurately diagnose before surgery. The application of nasal nitric oxide (nNO) for USD diagnosis and its surgical outcome in USD has not been reported in the literature. We prospectively enrolled sixty-six USD patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery for fungal rhinosinusitis (n = 19), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) without nasal polyps (n = 13), CRS with nasal polyps (n = 12) and sinonasal mass lesions (n = 22). nNO levels were measured preoperatively and at three and six months postoperatively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185668/effect-of-nebulized-budesonide-on-decreasing-the-recurrence-of-allergic-fungal-rhinosinusitis
#2
Qi Dai, Chen Duan, Quan Liu, Hongmeng Yu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and the effects on decreasing the recurrence of AFRS (allergic fungal rhinosinusitis) of a budesonide inhalation suspension delivered via transnasal nebulization to patients following endoscopic sinus surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-five patients were recruited into this study. Final diagnoses were reached using Bent and Kuhn's criteria. The eligible patients were randomly divided into two groups: the budesonide transnasal nebulization group (group A) and the topical nasal steroids group (group B)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182334/utility-of-intraoperative-frozen-sections-in-surgical-decision-making-for-acute-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Peter Papagiannopoulos, Diana Murro Lin, Samer Al-Khudari, Kumar Rajan, Swathi Reddy, Paulo Gattuso, Bobby Tajudeen, Pete S Batra
BACKGROUND: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) represents a fulminant, potentially fatal, disease process in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis often rests on high index of clinical suspicion, with relative paucity of data on the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of intraoperative frozen sections. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed for 18 cases undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery for AIFRS. Reliability of intraoperative frozen section diagnosis was evaluated for all patients using final pathology as the gold standard...
February 9, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163507/which-classification-of-cavernous-sinus-syndrome-is-better-ishikawa-or-jefferson-a-prospective-study-of-73-patients
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Sanat Bhatkar, Manoj Kumar Goyal, Aastha Takkar, Manish Modi, Kanchan K Mukherjee, Paramjeet Singh, Bishan Das Radotra, Ramandeep Singh, Vivek Lal
INTRODUCTION: Ishikawa and Jefferson are the two most commonly used systems used for the classification of cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS). However, relative utilities of these two classification systems have not been evaluated in detail in developing countries. In this study, we compared relative utilities of these two classification schemes in the evaluation of CSS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the utility of Jefferson and Ishikawa classifications in the evaluation of CSS...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161741/serious-fungal-infections-in-pakistan
#5
K Jabeen, J Farooqi, S Mirza, D Denning, A Zafar
The true burden of fungal infection in Pakistan is unknown. High-risk populations for fungal infections [tuberculosis (TB), diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, asthma, cancer, transplant and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection] are numerous. Here, we estimate the burden of fungal infections to highlight their public health significance. Whole and at-risk population estimates were obtained from the WHO (TB), BREATHE study (COPD), UNAIDS (HIV), GLOBOCAN (cancer) and Heartfile (diabetes). Published data from Pakistan reporting fungal infections rates in general and specific populations were reviewed and used when applicable...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149092/isolated-sphenoid-sinus-lesions-experience-with-a-few-rare-pathologies
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Nishanth Sadashiva, B N Nandeesh, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjaya Bhat, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
INTRODUCTION: The sphenoid sinus is often neglected because of its difficult access. The deep position of the sphenoid sinus hinders early diagnosis of pathologies in that location. Delayed diagnosis can cause serious complications due to proximity to many important structures. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to demonstrate different pathologies which can affect the sphenoid sinus and elucidate the findings. METHODS: Cases of isolated sphenoid sinus lesions encountered in the neurosurgical setting which had rare pathologies are discussed...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138836/core-curriculum-illustration-invasive-fungal-sinusitis
#7
Khanant Desai, Diego B Nunez, Christopher A Potter
This is the 27th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at http://www.erad.org/?page=CCIP_TOC .
January 30, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129912/isolated-sphenoid-sinus-opacification-a-systematic-review
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Anna Knisely, Timothy Holmes, Henry Barham, Ray Sacks, Richard Harvey
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral sphenoid sinus opacification (SSO) on imaging is a common incidental radiologic finding. Inflammatory sinus disease is rarely isolated to one sinus cavity therefore SSO raises the potential for neoplastic etiology. The clinical significance of SSO was evaluated and compared to maxillary sinus opacification (MSO). METHODS: A systematic review of unilateral sinus opacification was performed via Medline (1966-January 12th, 2015) and Embase (1980-January 12th, 2015), limited to English literature and human subjects...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050473/evaluation-of-sinonasal-diseases-by-computed-tomography
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Rashmi Kandukuri, Suresh Phatak
INTRODUCTION: Computed Tomography (CT) plays an important diagnostic role in patients with sinonasal diseases and determines the treatment. The CT images clearly show fine structural architecture of bony anatomy thereby determining various anatomical variation, extent of disease and characterization of various inflammatory, benign and malignant sinonasal diseases. AIM: To evaluate sensitivity and specificity of CT in diagnosis of sinonasal diseases and to characterise the benign and malignant lesions with the help of various CT parameters...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027285/acute-rhinosinusitis-in-immunosuppressed-children-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
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Amit Ritter, Salvador Fischer, Eitan Yaniv, Tuvia Hadar, Ethan Soudry, Daniel Shai, Dror Gilony, Gideon Bachar
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapy places pediatric patients at risk of developing life-threatening sinonasal infections. Diagnosis and treatment is challenging owing to nonspecific signs and symptoms. The aim of the study was to present our department's experience with the surgical management of acute rhinosinusitis in immunosuppressed children. METHODS: The records of all children with a hematologic or oncologic disease who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for acute rhinosinusitis from January 2005 to May 2014 were reviewed...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004496/maxillary-sinus-volume-new-physiopathological-data-in-fungal-ball-genesis-a-retrospective-study
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J Michel, T Radulesco, J Mancini, A Paganelli, A Varoquaux, P Adalian, S Ranque, P Dessi
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to compare maxillary sinus (MS) volume in patients with, or without, maxillary fungal ball. DESIGN: Monocentric retrospective study performed on 115 patient CT scans. SETTINGS: We defined two groups of patients according to the absence (control group) or the presence (fungal ball group) of unilateral fungal ball in the MS. Sinus 3D reconstruction was created from CT scan. PARTICIPANTS: Control group: 71 patients (36 women - 50...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998455/-optic-nerve-subarachnoid-space-expansion-in-mr-imaging-a-etiology-study
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M Li, Q G Xu, J Q Wang, Y R Wang, J Zhao, S H Wei
Objective: To investigate spectrum of causes in optic nerve subarachnoid space (ONSS) expansion by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Methods: A retrospective study. Twenty-six patients (46 eyes) with ONSS expansion and 20 healthy adults (40 eyes) were recruited in Neuro-ophthalmology Department of Chinese PLA General Hospital from January, 2014 to December, 2015. The diameters were measured on the optic nerve (OND) and optic nerve sheath (ONSD) 2.4 mm behind the globe. ONSS was calculated by the formula of (ONSD-OND)/2...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932776/nasal-type-extranodal-natural-killer-t-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-periorbital-cellulitis-a-case-report
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Ma'in Ali Al Shawabkeh, Mansour Al Sulaiti, Hamad Al Sa'ey, Shanmugam Ganesan
BACKGROUND Extranodal lymphoma of the paranasal sinuses is a rare clinical entity seen in only 5-8% of extranodal lymphomas of the head and neck. Nasal natural killer/T cell lymphoma (Nasal NKTCL), which is a subtype of peripheral T cell lymphoma, constitutes about 1.4% of all lymphomas. NKTCL is usually diagnosed at a late stage because it presents with nonspecific symptoms in the early stages. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 25-year-old male patient who presented with periorbital swelling treated as fungal sinusitis but proven to have NKTCL...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922925/update-on-nonmalignant-lesions-of-the-inferior-turbinate
#14
Jared M Goldfarb, David Goldfarb, Marc R Rosen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inferior turbinates are routinely examined by otolaryngologists on anterior rhinoscopy and nasal endoscopy. Most lesions of the inferior turbinate are benign but can often be confused with malignancy. This review highlights the broad differential of nonmalignant lesions of the inferior turbinates and their management. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular lesions may affect the inferior turbinates...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888473/nasal-mucosa-healing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-of-elderly-patients-role-of-topic-alpha-tocopherol-acetate
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Domenico Testa, Giuseppina Marcuccio, Giorgio Panin, Andrea Bianco, Domenico Tafuri, Francesco Zappoli Thyrion, Michele Nunziata, Pasquale Piombino, Germano Guerra, Gaetano Motta
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in European country ranges in elderly patients from 4.5 to 12% of population and has a significant effect on quality of life. In these patients, rhinosinusitis is linked to immune functions changes with age and to mucosal paraphysiological alterations such as crusting formations with atrophic epithelium, variations of nasal airflow and modifications of the mucociliary clearance. Failure of medical treatments leads to surgery in patients with persistent symptoms and radiographic signs of CRS...
November 25, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852812/a-retrospective-study-of-the-prevalence-of-calcium-oxalate-crystals-in-veterinary-aspergillus-cases
#16
Courtney L Payne, Michael J Dark, Julia A Conway, Lisa L Farina
Fungi in the genus Aspergillus are some of the most common fungal pathogens in veterinary species, primarily affecting the respiratory tract. In both human and veterinary cases, calcium oxalate crystals have been documented in sites of Aspergillus infection. Cases in multiple species (16 birds, 15 horses, 5 dogs, 1 ox, and 1 dolphin) were identified that had either positive cultures for Aspergillus sp., or had conidiophores present that could be identified as belonging to the genus Aspergillus. Histologic slides were examined to confirm the presence of oxalate crystals and how often they were identified on the original report...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832748/invasive-mucormycosis-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study-in-european-and-non-european-countries-based-on-two-registries
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Danila Seidel, Anna Skiada, Andreas H Groll, Georgios Petrikkos, Oliver A Cornely, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis has emerged as a rare but frequently fatal invasive fungal disease. Current knowledge on paediatric mucormycosis is based on case reports and small series reported over several decades. Contemporary data on a large cohort of patients is lacking. METHODS: Two large international registries (Zygomyco.net and FungiScope™) were searched for mucormycosis cases in ≤19 year-old patients. Cases enrolled between 2005 and 2014 were extracted, and dual entries in the two databases merged...
November 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816878/invasive-granulomatous-cryptococcal-sinusitis-in-an-adult-with-multiple-myeloma
#18
Richard A Ferraro, Jana Ivanidze, Elizabeth Margolskee, Hamilton Tsang, Theresa Sconomiglio, Yuliya S Jhanwar
We report a case of cryptococcal sinusitis, a rare presentation of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in a patient with multiple myeloma. The objective of this case report is to highlight the utility of structural and functional imaging modalities in the differential diagnosis of sinonasal soft tissue masses in the immunocompromised patient population. PET-CT was the first imaging modality in this patient, who presented for routine follow-up staging of multiple myeloma, and was asymptomatic at the time of his presentation...
January 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799071/evaluation-of-coldzyme%C3%A2-mouth-spray-on-prevention-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-a-boy-with-primary-immunodeficiency-a-case-report
#19
Mats Clarsund, Ulf Blom, Ann Gardulf
BACKGROUND: Primary immunodeficiencies include a variety of disorders that render patients more susceptible to infections. If left untreated, these infections may be fatal. Patients with primary antibody deficiencies are therefore given prophylactic immunoglobulin G replacement therapy. ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is a medical device intended to reduce the probability of catching a cold and/or can help shorten the duration of a cold, if used at an early stage of the infection, by forming a thin protective barrier on the pharyngeal mucous membrane...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751781/epico-3-0-empirical-antifungal-therapy-in-critically-ill-hematology-patients
#20
Pedro Llinares, Isabel Ruiz, Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Alejandro H Rodríguez, Emilio Maseda, Santiago Grau
BACKGROUND: Although in the past decade the management of invasive fungal infections has improved, a number of controversies persist regarding empirical antifungal treatment in critically-ill hematology patients. AIMS: To identify key clinical knowledge to elaborate a set of recommendations, with a high level of consensus, necessary for the approach to fungal infections in critically-ill hematology patients. METHODS: A Spanish prospective questionnaire, which measures consensus through the Delphi technique, was anonymously answered and e-mailed by 30 multidisciplinary national experts, all specialists in fungal invasive infections from six scientific national societies; intensivists, anesthesiologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists and specialists in infectious diseases...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
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