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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944149/a-case-of-leprosy-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-and-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-continuum-of-manifestations-of-same-agent-host-interactions
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Prasan Kumar Panda, Ramjas Prajapati, Arvind Kumar, Manisha Jana, Pradeep Immanuel, Pranay Tanwar, Naveet Wig
A young adult man with 4-years history of lepromatous leprosy (received irregularly multidrug therapy) presented with two and half years history of symptoms suggestive of chronic erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), initially responded to steroids and thalidomide, but later on failed. During the last 2-months, he developed fever, vomiting, and subsequently altered sensorium. On evaluation, he had hepatosplenomegaly, hyponatremia, hyperferritinemia, hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspiration, lobular panniculitis in skin biopsy, and multiple parenchymal nodules in chest imaging...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941212/the-impact-of-surgical-wait-time-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Ethan Newton, Arif Janjua, Ernest Lai, Guiping Liu, Trafford Crump, Jason M Sutherland
BACKGROUND: In many developed countries, wait times for elective surgery are increasing. Among these elective surgeries is endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) performed for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Little is known about the impact of wait times on patients' surgical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between patients' wait times and postoperative patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: This study was based on a prospectively recruited longitudinal cohort of patients booked for ESS for the treatment of medically-refractory CRS in Vancouver, Canada...
September 22, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927316/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-detects-silent-heart-disease-missed-by-echocardiography-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, A Bounas, M Tektonidou, S-N C Lliossis, D Daoussis, S Plastiras, G Karabela, E Stavropoulos, G Katsifis, V Vartela, G Kolovou
Background Accurate diagnosis of cardiovascular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains challenging, due to limitations of echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardiovascular magnetic resonance can detect cardiac lesions missed by echocardiography in SLE patients with atypical symptoms. Aim To use cardiovascular magnetic resonance in SLE patients with atypical symptoms and investigate the possibility of silent heart disease, missed by echocardiography. Patients/methods From 2005 to 2015, 80 SLE patients with atypical cardiac symptoms/signs (fatigue, mild shortness of breath, early repolarization and sinus tachycardia) aged 37 ± 6 years (72 women/8 men), with normal echocardiography, were evaluated using a 1...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921521/a-paradigm-for-evaluation-and-management-of-the-maxillary-sinus-before-dental-implantation
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Yi-Wei Chen, Fu-Ying Lee, Po-Hung Chang, Chi-Che Huang, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Chien-Chia Huang, Ta-Jen Lee
OBJECTIVES: To determine a paradigm for evaluating and managing maxillary sinus conditions before dental implantation via preoperative sinonasal assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-four patients who underwent dental implantation with or without sinus augmentation were included. Maxillary sinus conditions were classified into groups 1 to 6 according to cone-beam computed tomography (CT) findings: 1) nonspecific findings, 2) solitary polyp or cyst, 3) mucosal thickening, 4) air-fluid level or fluid accumulation, 5) near-total opacification of the maxillary or other paranasal sinus, and 6) calcification spots in the maxillary sinus...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913294/approach-to-frontal-sinus-outflow-tract-injury
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REVIEW
Yong Hyun Kim, Baek-Kyu Kim
Frontal sinus outflow tract (FSOT) injury may occur in cases of frontal sinus fractures and nasoethmoid orbital fractures. Since the FSOT is lined with mucosa that is responsible for the path from the frontal sinus to the nasal cavity, an untreated injury may lead to complications such as mucocele formation or chronic frontal sinusitis. Therefore, evaluation of FSOT is of clinical significance, with FSOT being diagnosed mostly by computed tomography or intraoperative dye. Several options are available to surgeons when treating FSOT injury, and they need to be familiar with these options to take the proper treatment measures in order to follow the treatment principle for FSOT, which is a safe sinus, and to reduce complications...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903983/ivabradine-in-heart-failure-the-representativeness-of-shift-systolic-heart-failure-treatment-with-the-if-inhibitor-ivabradine-trial-in-a-broad-population-of-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Debraj Das, Gianluigi Savarese, Ulf Dahlström, Michael Fu, Jonathan Howlett, Justin A Ezekowitz, Lars H Lund
BACKGROUND: The sinus node inhibitor ivabradine was approved for patients with heart failure (HF) after the ivabradine and outcomes in chronic HF (SHIFT [Systolic Heart Failure Treatment With the IF Inhibitor Ivabradine Trial]) trial. Our objective was to characterize the proportion of patients with HF eligible for ivabradine and the representativeness of the SHIFT trial enrollees compared with those in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 26 404 patients with clinical HF from the Swedish Heart Failure Registry and divided them into SHIFT type (left ventricular ejection fraction <40%, New York Heart Association class II-IV, sinus rhythm, and heart rate ≥70 beats per minute) and non-SHIFT type...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895984/-a-rare-cause-of-analgesic-resistant-chronic-headache-isolated-aspergilloma-of-the-sphenoid-sinus
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Emre Günbey, Kerim Aslan, Hediye Pınar Günbey, Rıfat Karlı, Şemsettin Kardaş
The diagnosis of sphenoid sinus diseases is difficult due to nonspecific history and physical examination findings. Sphenoid sinus is a rare localization for aspergilloma. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can result in serious complications. Presently described is case of sphenoid sinus aspergilloma. Patient had been treated by department of psychiatry for many years due to sleep disturbances and headache. Clinical and radiological features of rare case of sphenoid sinus aspergilloma are discussed.
April 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895150/chemosensory-function-before-and-after-multimodal-treatment-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
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Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Robert Pellegrino, Franziska Taube, Christian A Mueller, Boris Alexander Stuck, Philipp Dworschak, Christian Güldner, Silke Steinbach
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Olfactory dysfunction is common among the general population, with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) as one of the leading causes. Patients affected by CRS often report changes in taste sensations; however, quantitative measurements have not been performed to date. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate gustatory and olfactory function in CRS patients prior to and after multimodal treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Twenty-one patients suffering from CRS with nasal polyps (14 male, seven female) with a mean age of 48 ± 15 years were included in the study...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894828/the-role-of-antibiotics-in-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
OBJECTIVES: Presenting the role of antibiotics in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis based on its pathophysiology and microbiology. DATA SOURCE: Review of the literature searching PubMed for microbiology and treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition of the paranasal sinuses that persists for 12 weeks or longer, despite medical management. The microbiology of rhinosinusitis evolves through several stages...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894821/the-role-of-infection-and-antibiotics-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Miriam Baron Barshak, Marlene L Durand
OBJECTIVE: To review the current understanding of the role of infection and antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis. REVIEW METHODS: PubMed literature search. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in adults is an inflammatory condition and the role of infection is unclear. Biofilms are present in both CRS and normal patients so their role in CRS is unknown. Sinus cultures in CRS demonstrate a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria but may be hard to interpret due to contaminating nasal flora...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893326/the-effects-of-nasal-lavage-with-betamethasone-cream-post-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-clinical-trial
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B Dawson, I Gutteridge, A Cervin, D Robinson
BACKGROUND: Steroid nasal irrigation for chronic rhinosinusitis patients following endoscopic sinus surgery reduces symptom recurrence. There are minimal safety data to recommend this treatment. This study evaluated the safety of betamethasone nasal irrigation by measuring its impact on endogenous cortisol levels. METHODS: Participants performed daily betamethasone nasal irrigation for six weeks. The impact on pre- and post-intervention serum and 24-hour urinary free cortisol was assessed...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892889/fungal-rhinosinusitis-microbiological-and-histopathological-perspective
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Ajay Kumar Singh, Prashant Gupta, Nitya Verma, Vineeta Khare, Abrar Ahamad, Virendra Verma, S P Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: On the basis of histopathology Fungal Rhinosinusitis (FRS) is categorized into non-invasive (allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, fungal ball) and invasive (acute invasive, chronic invasive and granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis). This differentiation helps to decide the treatment. Role of latest molecular methods such as PCR and conventional methods such as KOH microscopy and culture also needs to be evaluated. Therefore, in this study we planned to categorise fungal rhinosinusitis on the basis of histopathology and compare it with other methods such as PCR, culture and KOH microscopy...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862969/three-dimensional-integrated-functional-structural-and-computational-mapping-to-define-the-structural-fingerprints-of-heart-specific-atrial-fibrillation-drivers-in-human-heart-ex-vivo
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Jichao Zhao, Brian J Hansen, Yufeng Wang, Thomas A Csepe, Lidiya V Sul, Alan Tang, Yiming Yuan, Ning Li, Anna Bratasz, Kimerly A Powell, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen, Raul Weiss, Orlando P Simonetti, John D Hummel, Vadim V Fedorov
BACKGROUND: Structural remodeling of human atria plays a key role in sustaining atrial fibrillation (AF), but insufficient quantitative analysis of human atrial structure impedes the treatment of AF. We aimed to develop a novel 3-dimensional (3D) structural and computational simulation analysis tool that could reveal the structural contributors to human reentrant AF drivers. METHODS AND RESULTS: High-resolution panoramic epicardial optical mapping of the coronary-perfused explanted intact human atria (63-year-old woman, chronic hypertension, heart weight 608 g) was conducted during sinus rhythm and sustained AF maintained by spatially stable reentrant AF drivers in the left and right atrium...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844168/effects-of-heart-rate-reduction-with-ivabradine-on-the-international-%C3%A4-ndex-of-erectile-function-iief-5-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kadir Uğur Mert, Muhammet Dural, Gurbet Özge Mert, Kemal Iskenderov, Ata Özen
INTRODUCTION: The presence of concomitant erectile dysfunction (ED) with heart failure (HF) is not surprising, because endothelial dysfunction is pathophysiologic signature of both ED and HF. ED significantly and adversely affects quality of life in patients with HF. It was demonstrated that ivabradine treatment can improve endothelial function and ED in experimental models. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of ivabradine treatment on ED in patients with HF via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionaire...
August 26, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837440/delayed-onset-cranial-nerve-palsies-after-endovascular-coil-embolization-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistulas
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Alaa Bou Ghannam, Prem S Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Late recurrence of visual symptoms associated with carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF), including diplopia, is uncommon and raises concern for new or recurrent fistula formation. METHODS: We report 2 patients with traumatic CCFs, where cranial nerve paresis resolved after endovascular CCF treatment only to reappear years later. RESULTS: No evidence of recurrent or new fistula formation was found. Both were treated successfully with strabismus surgery...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826586/16s-rrna-gene-sequencing-reveals-site-specific-signatures-of-the-upper-and-lower-airways-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Sarah K Lucas, Robert Yang, Jordan M Dunitz, Holly C Boyer, Ryan C Hunter
BACKGROUND: Metastasis of upper airway microbiota may have significant implications in the development of chronic lung disease. Here, we compare bacterial communities of matched sinus and lung mucus samples from cystic fibrosis (CF) subjects undergoing endoscopic surgery for treatment of chronic sinusitis. METHODS: Mucus from one maxillary sinus and expectorated sputum were collected from twelve patients. 16S rRNA gene sequencing was then performed on sample pairs to compare the structure and function of CF airway microbiota...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819094/atrioventricular-conduction-delay-predicts-impaired-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Jakub Stępniewski, Grzegorz Kopeć, Wojciech Magoń, Piotr Podolec
BACKGROUND Atrioventricular conduction delay (AVCD) impairs left ventricular (LV) filling and consequently leads to a reduction of cardiac output. We hypothesized that in patients with severely depressed LV function and coexisting intraventricular conduction disturbances (IVCD), AVCD can affect exercise performance. Therefore, we evaluated the association of AVCD and exercise capacity in patients with heart failure (HFREF) and coexisting IVCD. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included patients with stable, chronic HFREF, LVEF <35%, sinus rhythm, and QRS ≥120 ms...
August 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806502/efficacy-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-following-primary-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Noel Ayoub, Evan Walgama, Andrew Thamboo, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a downstream complication following radiotherapy or chemoradiation for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is an accepted therapy for medically refractory CRS, but its efficacy in addressing CRS symptoms in patients with previously irradiated NPC is unclear. METHODS: All patients at the Stanford Sinus Center with a history of radiation therapy or chemoradiation for NPC between 2006 and 2015 were reviewed...
August 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802389/cholesteatoma-as-a-complication-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-temporal-bone-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-analysis
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Jonathan C Simmonds, Mark Vecchiotti
OBJECTIVE: To determine if patients with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) of the temporal bone have a higher risk of developing cholesteatoma. METHODS: Review of literature and cross-sectional weighted analysis of patients under 19 with a diagnosis of LCH from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from 2000 to 2013. ICD-9 codes and demographics were analyzed; pairwise comparisons and multivariate analyses were performed. RESULTS: Only seven cases of cholesteatoma after the treatment for LCH of the temporal bone have been documented in the literature...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802373/clinical-curative-effect-and-safety-of-balloon-sinuplasty-in-children-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jia Liu, Zigai Zhao, Yang Chen, Bin Xu, Jiren Dai, Yong Fu
OBJECTIVE: Balloon Sinuplasty for the management of paranasal sinus inflammatory diseases was introduced in otolaryngology in 2005. Over the past decade, evidence strongly supports its safety and efficacy for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in adults. Because it requires no bone or tissue removal, this procedure could be suitable in children. We present our initial experience of its use for the treatment of CRS in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed of 30 children with failed medical therapy, who were scheduled for surgery...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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