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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210519/air-pollutants-may-be-environmental-risk-factors-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-disease-progression
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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/29210504/endoscopic-modified-lothrop-procedure-after-failure-of-primary-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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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/29197105/upper-and-lower-airway-remodelling-mechanisms-in-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-the-one-airway-concept-revisited
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Samitas, Alison Carter, Harsha H Kariyawasam, Georgina Xanthou
Allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma often co-exist. The one airway model proposes that disease mechanisms occurring in the upper airway may mirror lower airway events. Airway remodelling is the term used to describe tissue structural changes that occur in a disease setting and reflect the dynamic process of tissue restructuring during wound repair. Remodelling has been long identified in the lower airways in asthma and is characterized by epithelial shedding, goblet cell hyperplasia, basement membrane thickening, subepithelial fibrosis, airway smooth muscle hyperplasia and increased angiogenesis...
December 1, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178130/comorbid-treatable-traits-in-difficult-asthma-current-evidence-and-clinical-evaluation
#4
REVIEW
Tunn Ren Tay, Mark Hew
The care of patients with difficult-to-control asthma ('difficult asthma') is challenging and costly. Despite high-intensity asthma treatment, these patients experience poor asthma control and face the greatest risk for asthma morbidity and mortality. Poor asthma control is often driven by severe asthma biology, which has appropriately been the focus of intense research and phenotype-driven therapies. However, it is increasing apparent that extra-pulmonary comorbidities also contribute substantially to poor asthma control and a heightened disease burden...
November 27, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166423/exhaled-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients-with-nasal-polyps-in-primary-care
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M Frendo, K Hakansson, S Schwer, A T Ravn, H Meteran, C Porsbjerg, V Backer, C von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder associated with lower airway disease. However, only few studies of CRSwNP from outside secondary/tertiary care centres have been published. We recently reported an asthma frequency of 44% and 65% in primary and secondary care patients respectively. Therefore, we hypothesise that inflammation of the lower airways could be present in all CRSwNP patients, even without asthma. Here, we assessed the degree of lower and upper airway inflammation using exhaled and nasal nitric oxide (NO) in primary care CRSwNP patients with and without asthma...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164622/sino-nasal-outcome-test-22-outcomes-after-sinus-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zachary M Soler, Rabun Jones, Phong Le, Luke Rudmik, Jose L Mattos, Shaun A Nguyen, Rodney J Schlosser
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The goal of the study was to perform a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the mean change in the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) across patients who have had endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in the literature. METHODS: A literature search was performed to identify studies that assessed SNOT-22 scores before and after ESS in adult patients with CRS. A random effects model with inverse variance weighting was used to generate the mean change after surgery, along with the forest plot and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
November 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157860/advances-in-rhinitis-models-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Anne K Ellis, Mark W Tenn
OBJECTIVE: To summarize studies highlighting recent advances in rhinitis-related research in the past 2 years. DATA SOURCES: Original research articles were procured and examined from the Rhinitis and Upper Airway Disease section of the 2015 to 2017 Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology issues. Additional original research articles were identified from PubMed and Google Scholar using the following search terms: allergic rhinitis, rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, environmental exposure unit, and nasal allergen challenge...
November 18, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116046/radon-enriched-hot-spring-water-therapy-for-upper-and-lower-respiratory-tract-inflammation
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Desiderio Passali, Giacomo Gabelli, Giulio Cesare Passali, Ralph Mösges, Luisa Maria Bellussi
Background Radon-222-enriched hot spring therapy, which is characterized by a safe level of radioactivity, is used for the treatment of rheumatic disorders, and its efficacy has already been studied in several clinical trials. Radon-water inhalation therapy for the treatment of upper and lower airway inflammatory diseases is used in many hot springs centers. However, its application has not been reviewed to date. Methods We systematically searched the PubMed and Scopus databases for clinical trials published in the last 20 years in which objective parameters of upper and lower airway function had been tested before and after radon-enriched inhalation treatment...
August 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114894/lack-of-long-term-add-on-effect-by-montelukast-in-postoperative-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients-with-nasal-polyps
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Laura Van Gerven, Cristobal Langdon, Arturo Cordero, Sara Cardelús, Joaquim Mullol, Isam Alobid
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Eosinophils and mast cells are among the key cells in inflammatory diseases like chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma. Leukotriene antagonists have proven to be effective in the treatment of asthma, but data about their efficacy in CRS are scarce, whereas data on montelukast as an add-on treatment to intranasal corticosteroids (INCS) in a postoperative setting are completely lacking. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, open-label trial...
November 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106996/chronic-rhinosinusitis-endotypes-biomarkers-and-treatment-response
#10
Jose Gurrola, Larry Borish
It is increasingly recognized that chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) comprises a spectrum of different diseases with distinct clinical presentations and pathogenic mechanisms. Defining the distinct phenotypes and endotypes of CRS impacts prognosis and most importantly is necessary as the basis for making therapeutic decisions. The need for individualized defining of pathogenic mechanisms prior to initiating therapy extends to virtually all therapeutic considerations. This is clearly crucial with antibiotics where, barring an influence from their off-target anti-inflammatory pharmacological effects, an understanding of the role of individual biome predicts likelihood of therapeutic benefit...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080708/classification-of-cough-as-a-symptom-in-adults-and-management-algorithms-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Richard S Irwin, Cynthia L French, Anne B Chang, Kenneth W Altman
BACKGROUND: We performed systematic reviews using the population, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) format to answer the following key clinical question: Are the CHEST 2006 classifications of acute, subacute and chronic cough and associated management algorithms in adults that were based on durations of cough useful? METHODS: We used the CHEST Expert Cough Panel's protocol for the systematic reviews and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation framework...
November 10, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070622/sepsis-ptosis-an-unusual-diagnosis
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Brooke Leigh Powell, Oliver Toby Charles Morgan
The authors present the case of a 19-year old man presenting to the emergency department with a 2-day history of left eye pain and ptosis, facial pain around the maxillae, coryza, headaches and fevers. He had a background of autism, mild learning disability, obsessive-compulsive disorder and asthma. Within the last month, his risperidone and sertraline doses had been increased. Basic observations and investigations suggested sepsis: tachypnoea, sinus tachycardia, fever and a raised white cell count and C reactive protein level...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040053/periostin-as-a-biomarker-for-nasal-polyps-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Alice Z Maxfield, Lukas D Landegger, Christopher D Brook, Ashton E Lehmann, Adam P Campbell, Regan W Bergmark, Konstantina M Stankovic, Ralph Metson
Objective Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein that is elevated in the sinonasal tissues of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The purpose of this study was to determine whether serum periostin could serve as a molecular biomarker of nasal polyp burden in sinonasal disease. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Serum periostin levels were measured by ELISA on blood samples collected from patients undergoing sinus surgery for CRS (n = 71), further stratified by phenotype as defined by nasal polyps and asthma...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035123/physiopathology-and-genetics-in-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Gandhi F Pavón-Romero, Fernando Ramírez-Jiménez, Marco Alejandro Roldán-Alvarez, Luis M Terán, Ramcés Falfán-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a clinical entity characterized by hypersensitivity to aspirin leading to asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasosinusal polyposis. The pathophysiology of the disease involves disruption at the level of arachidonic acid metabolism. Therefore, genetic association studies have been focused on the genes coding this pathway. As other mechanisms involved in the genesis of the disease were elucidated, the corresponding genes were also explored...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034234/interleukin-13-in-asthma-and-other-eosinophilic-disorders
#15
Emma Doran, Fang Cai, Cécile T J Holweg, Kit Wong, Jochen Brumm, Joseph R Arron
Asthma is characterized by episodic, reversible airflow obstruction associated with variable levels of inflammation. Over the past several decades, there has been an increasing appreciation that the clinical presentation of asthma comprises a diverse set of underlying pathologies. Rather than being viewed as a single disease entity, asthma is now thought of as a clinical syndrome with the involvement of multiple pathological mechanisms. While it is appreciated that eosinophilia is present in only a subset of patients, it remains a key feature of asthma and other eosinophilic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031394/the-role-of-cysteinyl-leukotrienes-and-their-receptors-in-refractory-nasal-polyps
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Jintao Du, Luo Ba, Jiao Zhou, Lingyu Yu, Ruowu Liu, Jie Zhang, Feng Liu, Junming Xian, Shixi Liu, Yafeng Liu
Leukotriene signaling is essential in many diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atherosclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Nevertheless, the expression of cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) and its receptors (CYSLTRs) in different types of nasal polyps (NPs), and the role of their antagonist in the treatment of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) are not well understood. The following study investigates the expression of CysLTs and CYSLTRs in different types of NPs, as well as the role of leukotriene receptor antagonist (montelukast) in refractory NPs...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988813/asthma-management-for-the-otolaryngologist
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REVIEW
John H Krouse
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that will frequently be encountered by otolaryngologists as they manage their patients with upper respiratory diseases. Symptoms such as cough should alert otolaryngologists to consider more broadly the potential role of asthma in the differential diagnosis. It is critical for otolaryngologists to appreciate that patients with allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis will often have asthma, and that many of them may not be diagnosed at the time of presentation. Appropriate diagnosis of the patient with asthma, as well as effective treatment for its symptoms, will improve patient function and enhance quality of life...
December 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987810/chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-asia
#18
Yuan Zhang, Elien Gevaert, Hongfei Lou, Xiangdong Wang, Luo Zhang, Claus Bachert, Nan Zhang
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), although possibly overdiagnosed, is associated with a high burden of disease and is often difficult to treat in those truly affected. Recent research has demonstrated that inflammatory signatures of CRS vary around the world, with less eosinophilic and more neutrophilic inflammation found in Asia compared with Europe and North America. Although in the Western world about 80% of nasal polyps carry a type 2 signature, this might be between 20% and 60% in China and Korea or Thailand, respectively...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963721/relationship-between-chronic-rhinosinusitis-exacerbation-frequency-and-asthma-control
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Raphael G Banoub, Katie M Phillips, Lloyd P Hoehle, David S Caradonna, Stacey T Gray, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the association between the frequency of acute chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) exacerbations (AECRS) and the degree of asthma control in asthmatic CRS patients. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 108 asthmatic CRS patients as participants. Asthma control was assessed using the Asthma Control Test (ACT). The frequency of AECRS was assessed using three previously described indirect metrics for AECRS: the frequency of patient-reported sinus infections, CRS-related antibiotics use, and CRS-related oral corticosteroids use in the last 3 months...
September 30, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926718/corrigendum
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Brunner JP, Jawad BA, McCoul ED. Polypoid change of the middle turbinate and paranasal sinus polyposis are distinct entities. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157:519-523. (Original doi: 10.1177/0194599817711887) The Results section of this article and its abstract contained several errors in describing data that appears in Tables 1 and 2. The tables contain the correct information, the corrected abstract and article text appears below. Abstract: Results. Of 593 patients, 23 (3.9%) had PCMT and 44 (7.4%) had PSP...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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