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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939844/upper-airway-asymmetry-in-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusions-with-mandibular-deviation
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De-Hua Zheng, Xu-Xia Wang, Dan Ma, Yuan Zhou, Jun Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between bilateral differences of upper airway and mandibular morphologic patterns in subjects with skeletal Class III mandibular deviation. 47 skeletal Class III (ANB < 0°) adult patients with and without mandibular deviation were divided into 2 groups. Bilateral differences of minimum cross-sectional area, mean cross-sectional area, volume of subdivisions (nasopharynx, palatopharynx, glossopharynx, hypopharynx) were assessed paired t test...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932040/a-rare-coexistence-of-aspergillosis-with-actinomycosis
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B Hari Vinay, Aditya Mohan, P Haritha, K Roja Lakshmi
Aspergillosis is a common systemic mycosis which affects immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. Aspergillus spp. is wide spread in the environment in most countries, which renders an invasive form of disease. The presence conidial heads are pathognomic to aspergillosis in diagnosis. Actinomycosis is a subacute-to-chronic infection that causes sinus fistula, tract or abscess due to the invasion surrounding the soft tissue. Cervicofacial infection accounts for 50%-60% of all actinomycosis cases. The mandible and nasopharynx are the sites of predilection, but maxillary infection is rare...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931426/effects-of-dosimetric-inadequacy-on-local-control-and-toxicities-in-the-patients-with-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-extending-into-the-intracranial-space-and-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-plus-chemotherapy
#3
Fen Xue, Chao-Su Hu, Xia-Yun He
BACKGROUND: To protect neurological tissues, underdosing occurs in most cases of T4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with intracranial extension. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of dosimetric inadequacy on local control and late neurological toxicities for patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plus chemotherapy. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients who had non-metastatic T4 NPC with intracranial extension treated between January 2009 and November 2013...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931196/endoscopy-assisted-coblation-for-nasopharyngeal-stenosis-a-report-of-2-cases
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Omer Karakoc, Bahtiyar Polat, M Timur Akcam, Mustafa Gerek
Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical treatment for nasopharyngeal stenosis with endoscopy-assisted Coblation. The two surgeries lasted 23 and 18 minutes, respectively. Neither patient experienced any surgical complication, and a nasopharyngeal stent was not needed in either case...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930530/genetic-organization-of-streptococcus-salivarius-24smbc-blp-like-bacteriocin-locus
#5
Maria Santagati, Marina Scillato, Stefania Stefani
In this paper, we describe, for the first time, the genetic organization of the blpU-like cassette in Streptococcus salivarius24SMBc by entire genome sequencing. This strain has recently been found useful and widely applied as an oral probiotic in the prevention of recurrent otitis media. The 24SMBc blpU-like cassette  is 8,023 bp in length, organized in 11 orfs,of which orf8 encodes for the pore-forming peptide bacteriocin, belonging to class IIc, with a double-glycine leader peptide. The first characterization of blplocus was described inStreptococcus pneumoniae, showing a crucial role in interspecies competition within the nasopharynx...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926591/no-evidence-for-the-presence-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-mobile-tongue
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Torben Wilms, Gulfaraz Khan, Philip J Coates, Nicola Sgaramella, Robin Fåhraeus, Asma Hassani, Pretty S Philip, Lena Norberg Spaak, Luigi Califano, Giuseppe Colella, Katarina Olofsson, Christos Loizou, Renato Franco, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) comprises a large group of cancers in the oral cavity and nasopharyngeal area that typically arise in older males in association with alcohol/tobacco usage. Within the oral cavity, the mobile tongue is the most common site for tumour development. The incidence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is increasing in younger people, which has been suggested to associate with a viral aetiology. Two common human oncogenic viruses, human papilloma virus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are known causes of certain types of SCCHN, namely the oropharynx and nasopharynx, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917121/a-formal-description-of-middle-ear-pressure-regulation
#7
William J Doyle
INTRODUCTION: Middle ear (ME) pressure-regulation (MEPR) is a homeostatic mechanism that maintains the ME-environment pressure-gradient (MEEPG) within a range optimized for "normal" hearing. OBJECTIVE: Describe MEPR using equations applicable to passive, inter-compartmental gas-exchange and determine if the predictions of that description include the increasing ME pressure observed under certain conditions and interpreted by some as evidencing gas-production by the ME mucosa...
August 24, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913912/streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-of-the-nasopharynx-is-associated-with-increased-severity-during-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-young-children
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Jaelle C Brealey, Keith J Chappell, Sally Galbraith, Emmanuelle Fantino, Jane Gaydon, Sarah Tozer, Paul R Young, Patrick G Holt, Peter D Sly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant cause of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in early life. RSV and other respiratory viruses are known to stimulate substantial outgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the upper airways of young children. However, the clinical significance of interactions between viruses and bacteria is currently unclear. The present study aimed to clarify the effect of viral and bacterial co-detections on disease severity during paediatric ARI...
September 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912892/real-time-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-using-rapid-fiber-optic-raman-spectroscopy
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Kan Lin, Wei Zheng, Chwee Ming Lim, Zhiwei Huang
We report the utility of a simultaneous fingerprint (FP) (i.e., 800-1800 cm(-1)) and high-wavenumber (HW) (i.e., 2800-3600 cm(-1)) fiber-optic Raman spectroscopy developed for real-time in vivo diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at endoscopy. A total of 3731 high-quality in vivo FP/HW Raman spectra (normal=1765; cancer=1966) were acquired in real-time from 204 tissue sites (normal=95; cancer=109) of 95 subjects (normal=57; cancer=38) undergoing endoscopic examination. FP/HW Raman spectra differ significantly between normal and cancerous nasopharyngeal tissues that could be attributed to changes of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the bound water content in NPC...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910871/-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-in-children-and-adolescents-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-5-cases
#10
J Hu, J L Xie, Z J Zhou, X G Zhou
Objective: To investigate the pathological features and clinical manifestations of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma in children and adolescents. Methods: Five cases of MALT lymphoma in children were investigated by morphology and immunophenotyping along with clinical follow-up. Results: Five cases of MALT lymphoma occurred in the antrum, orbit, parotid gland and nasopharynx. All patients had no B symptoms and only one patient showed a local mass with ulcer. One case presented with cervical lymph node enlargement, and 4 cases showed no evidence of lymphadenopathy...
September 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904187/genomic-characterization-of-urethritis-associated-neisseria-meningitidis-shows-that-a-wide-range-of-n-meningitidis-strains-can-cause-urethritis
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Kevin C Ma, Magnus Unemo, Samo Jeverica, Robert D Kirkcaldy, Hideyuki Takahashi, Makoto Ohnishi, Yonatan H Grad
Neisseria meningitidis, typically a resident of the oro- or nasopharynx and the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcemia, is capable of invading and colonizing the urogenital tract. This can result in urethritis, akin to the syndrome caused by its sister species N. gonorrhoeae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea. Recently, meningococcal strains associated with outbreaks of urethritis were reported to share genetic characteristics with gonococcus, raising the question of the extent to which these strains contain features that promote adaptation to the genitourinary niche, making them gonococcal-like and distinguishing them from other N...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903550/combination-of-tumor-volume-and-epstein-barr-virus-dna-improved-prognostic-stratification-of-stage-ii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-imrt-era-a-large-scale-cohort-study
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Qiu-Yan Chen, Shao-Yan Guo, Lin-Quan Tang, Tong-Yu Lu, Bo-Lin Chen, Qi-Yu Zhong, Meng-Sha Zou, Qing-Nan Tang, Wen-Hui Chen, Shan-Shan Guo, Li-Ting Liu, Yang Li, Ling Guo, Hao-Yuan Mo, Rui Sun, Dong-Hua Luo, Chong Zhao, Ka-Jia Cao, Chao-Nan Qian, Xiang Guo, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: Little is known about combination of the circulating Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) DNA and tumor volume in prognosis of stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients in the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) era. We conducted this cohort study to evaluate the prognostic values of combining these two factors. Materials and Methods: By Kaplan-Meier, we compare the differences of survival curves between 385 patients with different EBV DNA or tumor volume levels, or with the combination of two biomarkers mentioned above...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893369/virulence-determinants-of-moraxella-catarrhalis-distribution-and-considerations-for-vaccine-development
#13
Luke V Blakeway, Aimee Tan, Ian R A Peak, Kate L Seib
Moraxella catarrhalis is a human-restricted opportunistic bacterial pathogen of the respiratory mucosa. It frequently colonizes the nasopharynx asymptomatically, but is also an important causative agent of otitis media (OM) in children, and plays a significant role in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. As the current treatment options for M. catarrhalis infection in OM and exacerbations of COPD are often ineffective, the development of an efficacious vaccine is warranted...
September 12, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885437/cellular-angiofibroma-of-the-nasopharynx
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Zülküf Burak Erdur, Haydar Murat Yener, Mehmet Yilmaz, Ayşegül Batioğlu Karaaltin, Hakki Caner Inan, Elvin Alaskarov, Emine Deniz Gozen
Angiofibroma is a common tumor of the nasopharynx region but cellular type is extremely rare in head and neck. A 13-year-old boy presented with frequent epistaxis and nasal obstruction persisting for 6 months. According to the clinical symptoms and imaging studies juvenile angiofibroma was suspected. Following angiographic embolization total excision of the lesion by midfacial degloving approach was performed. Histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of staghorn blood vessels and irregular fibrous stroma...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884664/early-nasopharyngeal-microbial-signature-associated-with-severe-influenza-in-children-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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Stanley Langevin, Maxime Pichon, Elise Smith, Juliet Morrison, Zachary Bent, Richard Green, Kristi Baker, Owen Solberg, Yves Gillet, Etienne Javouhey, Bruno Lina, Michael G Katze, Laurence Josset
A few studies have highlighted the importance of the respiratory microbiome in modulating the frequency and outcome of viral respiratory infections. However, there are insufficient data on the use of microbial signatures as prognostic biomarkers to predict respiratory disease outcomes. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether specific bacterial community compositions in the nasopharynx of children at the time of hospitalization are associated with different influenza clinical outcomes. We utilized retrospective nasopharyngeal (NP) samples (n=36) collected at the time of hospital arrival from children who were infected with influenza virus and had been symptomatic for less than 2 days...
September 8, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879320/pharyngeal-flap-damage-caused-by-nasotracheal-intubation-in-a-patient-who-underwent-palatoplasty-and-pharyngoplasty
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Jong-Shik Oh, Hong-Seok Choi, Eun-Jung Kim, Cheul-Hong Kim, Ji-Uk Yoon, Ji-Young Yoon
Patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) must undergo corrective surgeries during infancy and early childhood. Many patients with CLP undergo orthognathic surgery during their childhood for correction of skeletal asymmetries or pharyngoplasty with a pharyngeal flap to improve the quality of speech and velopharyngeal function. During orthognathic surgeries, nasotracheal intubation is performed under general anesthesia. In our case report, the patient had undergone palatoplasty and pharygoplasty previously. During the orthognathic surgery, a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope-guided nasotracheal tube was inserted through the pharyngeal flap ostium; however, active bleeding occurred in the nasopharynx...
December 2016: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871995/a-multicenter-study-of-carbon-ion-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-adenocarcinoma
#17
Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Masashi Koto, Yusuke Demizu, Hiroaki Suefuji, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tomoaki Okimoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
PURPOSE: Head and neck (HN) adenocarcinoma is rare, and to date, there have been no reports of prospective studies. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiation therapy (C-ion RT) for HN adenocarcinoma in institutions in Japan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: HN adenocarcinoma patients with N0M0 or N1M0 disease who were treated with C-ion RT at institutions in Japan between November 2003 and December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. We enrolled 47 patients (30 male and 17 female patients; median age, 60 years) with HN adenocarcinoma...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871410/early-results-of-a-safety-and-feasibility-clinical-trial-of-a-novel-single-port-flexible-robot-for-transoral-robotic-surgery
#18
Jason Y K Chan, Eddy W Y Wong, Raymond K Tsang, F Christopher Holsinger, Michael C F Tong, Philip W Y Chiu, Simon S M Ng
The aim of this study was to describe the early results of a phase 1 safety and feasibility clinical trial of the first clinical use of a novel robot for transoral robotic surgery (TORS)-the da Vinci SP (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA). Study design of this study is prospective clinical trial. The methods used in this study are prospective innovation, development, exploration, assessment, and long-term study phase 1 clinical trial. Early results of six patients underwent TORS with the da Vinci SP (Intuitive Surgical Inc...
September 4, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870173/children-with-respiratory-tract-infections-in-swedish-primary-care-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-common-respiratory-tract-pathogens-and-relation-to-antibiotic-consumption
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Mia Tyrstrup, Eva Melander, Katarina Hedin, Anders Beckman, Sigvard Mölstad
BACKGROUND: The majority of antibiotics consumed in developed countries are prescribed in primary care. However, little is known about resistance levels in the primary care population. METHOD: Nasopharyngeal cultures were obtained from children, 0-10 years of age, seeking care at their Primary Health Care Centre with symptoms of respiratory tract infection. Parental questionnaires were used to retrieve information about the child's previous antibiotic consumption...
September 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865078/epidemiology-and-survival-outcomes-of-sinonasal-verrucous-carcinoma-in-the-united-states
#20
Jose E Alonso, Albert Y Han, Edward C Kuan, Jeffrey D Suh, Maie A St John
INTRODUCTION: Verrucous carcinoma (VC) is a rare, variant of squamous cell carcinoma with benign cytohistopathologic features and a generally favorable prognosis. Epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data are lacking as a result of limited cases of sinonasal VC. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and determinants of survival of patients with verrucous carcinoma of the sinonasal tract between the years of 1973 to 2014 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database...
September 2, 2017: Laryngoscope
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