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Anne Dommaschk, Lara F Lang, Regina Maus, Jennifer Stolper, Tobias Welte, Ulrich A Maus
Nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is known to mount protective adaptive immune responses in rodents and humans. However, the cellular response of the nasopharyngeal compartment to pneumococcal colonization and its importance for the ensuing adaptive immune response is only partially defined. Here we show that nasopharyngeal colonization with S. pneumoniae triggered substantial expansion of both integrin αE (CD103) positive dendritic cells (DC) and T lymphocytes in nasopharynx, nasal-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and cervical lymph nodes (CLN) of WT mice...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
Susanne Jacobsson, Bianca Stenmark, Sara Thulin Hedberg, Paula Mölling, Hans Fredlund
The aims of the study were to estimate the carrier state of Neisseria meningitidis in Swedish teenagers and its association with an outbreak at the World Scout Jamboree in 2015 as well as to compare sensitivity of throat versus nasopharyngeal swab for optimal detection of carriage. In total, 1 705 samples (cultures n = 32, throat swabs n = 715, nasopharyngeal swabs n = 958) from 1 020 Jamboree participants were collected and sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Neisseria meningitidis for culture and molecular analysis...
March 15, 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Carole Fakhry, Martin Krapcho, David W Eisele, Gypsyamber D'Souza
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) is well established. However, up-to-date incidence estimates and trends for head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) overall, including major anatomic sites, and nonoropharyngeal (non-OP) HNSCCs by sex, race, and age in the United States are not well described. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of incident HNSCCs during 1992 through 2014 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was performed to evaluate the incidence of HNSCCs overall, OPSCC, and non-OP HNSCC (those of the larynx, oral cavity, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, and nasal cavity)...
March 13, 2018: Cancer
Fenggang Yu, Yanan Lu, Fredrik Petersson, De-Yun Wang, Kwok Seng Loh
BACKGROUND: Chromogenic Epstein-Barr virus-encoded RNA (EBER) in situ hybridization (EBER-ISH) is the gold standard to detect Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) but it is difficult to use in conjunction with immunohistochemistry (IHC). In this study, our purpose was to validate the sensitivity and specificity of RNAscope in detection of EBV infection in nasal epithelium and its stroma. METHODS: Fluorescence-based RNAscope EBER-ISH, BRLF1-ISH, and lineage marker-IHC were performed on archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues from normal nasal cavity (n = 5), nasopharynx (n = 8), and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) specimens (n = 10)...
March 9, 2018: Head & Neck
Hasan Emre Koçak, Ayşe Şermin Filiz Acipayam, Harun Acipayam, Bilgen Çakil Erdoğan, Mustafa Suphi Elbistanli, Kamil Hakan Kaya
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) secondary to adenoid hypertrophy causes systemic microvascular dysfunction. This is a prospective single-blinded case-control study. As the patient group, 81 patients diagnosed to have OSAS secondary to adenoid hypertrophy at our hospital between January 2016 and May 2016; as the control group, 26 healthy pediatric volunteers who presented to the hospital for health screening were included in this study. Three groups of OSAS patients were defined as mild, moderate, and severe respectively, according to the lateral nasopharynx x-ray...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Chandrakala J, Sahana Srinath, Girish Giraddi, Rohit Kumar Kendole
Adenoid squamous cell carcinoma is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma with features of adenoid pattern. It has been reported to originate in the sun- exposed skin of the head and neck region. Although rare, there are cases documented within the oral cavity and nasopharynx. The clinical behaviour and the prognosis are variable. We report a case of adenoid squamous cell carcinoma in a 63-year-old female patient presented with a large mass in the left mandibular alveolar ridge. Histologically, the lesion showed areas of conventional squamous cell carcinoma along with atypical epithelial cells forming a glandular pattern...
March 2018: Journal of Dentistry
J Nandhini, S Ramasamy, Ronak Nazir Kaul, Ravi David Austin
Angiofibroma is a locally advancing immensely vascular tumor that essentially arises from the nasopharynx. The clinical characteristics of extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENA) do not accord to that of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma and can present a diagnostic confront. We describe a case of primary juvenile ENA in a 19-year-old patient who presented with a rapidly enlarging mass of the cheek region. The case is unusual because of its anatomic location. The diagnostic and management particulars are sketched.
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
A I Kryukov, N L Kunel'skaya, G Yu Tsarapkin, A S Tovmasyan, A E Kishinevsky
The objective of the present study was to demonstrate the clinical significance and possibilities of diagnostics and treatment of the intra-adenoid cysts in the nasopharynx as exemplified by an original observation of an individual case. The cystic structures in the nasopharynx rarely manifest themselves clinically and are known to produce the non-specific symptoms. The patients admitted to the L.I. Sverzhevskiy Research Institute of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology for the surgical treatment of nasopharyngeal cysts account for 0...
2018: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Yong Tae Hong, Ki Hwan Hong
BACKGROUND: The sequential occurrence of the 2 malignancies development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and lymphoma is extremely rare and their coexistence raises the question of a common etiologic factor. CLINICAL FINDINGS/CLINICAL CONCERNS: A 71-year-old previously healthy man presented with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (BCL) followed by NPC almost 2 years later with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive. DIAGNOSIS: Endoscopic examination characterized a fixed, hard and nontender mass in the nasopharynx and biopsies were done...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jeong-Hyun Kang, Joohon Sung, Yun-Mi Song, Young-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Inherited traits of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have link to the heritability of the airway anatomy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of present study was to investigate heritability of the airway anatomy by comparing skeletal and soft tissue features of Korean monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic twins (DZ). METHODS: In total, 72 participants (mean age, 41.5 ± 5.9 years; 40 males, 32 females) including 48 MZ (24 pairs) and 24 DZ (12 pairs) with same sex were participated...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
James C Hogg, Tillie-Louise Hackett
It is well known that particulate matter suspended in the earth's atmosphere generated by tobacco smoke, automobile exhaust, industrial processes, and forest fires has been identified as a major risk factor for chronic lung disease. Particulate matter can be divided into large, intermediate, and fine particulates. When inhaled, large particulates develop sufficient momentum to leave the flowing stream of inhaled air and deposit by impaction in the nose, mouth, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, and central bronchi...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Rachael Lappan, Kara Imbrogno, Chisha Sikazwe, Denise Anderson, Danny Mok, Harvey Coates, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Paul Bumbak, Christopher C Blyth, Sarra E Jamieson, Christopher S Peacock
BACKGROUND: Recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM, recurrent ear infection) is a common childhood disease caused by bacteria termed otopathogens, for which current treatments have limited effectiveness. Generic probiotic therapies have shown promise, but seem to lack specificity. We hypothesised that healthy children with no history of AOM carry protective commensal bacteria that could be translated into a specific probiotic therapy to break the cycle of re-infection. We characterised the nasopharyngeal microbiome of these children (controls) in comparison to children with rAOM (cases) to identify potentially protective bacteria...
February 20, 2018: BMC Microbiology
Milad Kiaee, Herbert Wachtel, Michelle L Noga, Andrew R Martin, Warren H Finlay
The present work examines regional deposition within the nose for nasal sprays over a large and wide ranging parameter space by using numerical simulation. A set of seven realistic adult nasal airway geometries was defined based on Computed Tomography (CT) images. Deposition in six regions of each nasal airway geometry (the vestibule, valve, anterior turbinate, posterior turbinate, olfactory, and nasopharynx) was determined for varying particle diameter, spray cone angle, spray release direction, particle injection speed, and particle injection location...
February 17, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Varghah Lotfi, Ahmed Ghoneima, Manuel Lagravere, Katherine Kula, Kelton Stewart
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the airway volume changes associated with rapid maxillary expansion (RME) protocols using different activation rates. A sample of forty RME treated cases was classified into two groups according to the rate of RME activation (Group A: 0.8mm per day and Group B: 0.5mm per day). Three-dimensional images were obtained for each case before and three months after expansion. Dolphin imaging software was used to identify landmarks and calculate airway volumes. Intraclass correlation coefficient was used to confirm reliability and Wilcoxon signed rank tests were used for comparison between the initial and final measurements within each group and between groups...
February 13, 2018: International Orthodontics
Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Andreia Morales Cascaes
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the trends in the concession of social security sick pay for oral and oropharyngeal cancer, from 2006 to 2013, in Brazil. METHODS: time series study using data of workers insured by the Brazilian National Institute of Social Security (INSS); Prais-Winsten generalized linear regressions were used to calculate the annual percentage change (APC). RESULTS: social security benefits for oral and oropharyngeal cancer presented significant increase (APC=9...
2018: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
JingJing Wu, Swei Sunny Hann
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common cancers originating in the nasopharynx and occurring at high frequency in South-eastern Asia and North Africa. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of non-protein-coding RNA molecules and key regulators of developmental, physiological, and pathological processes in humans. Emerging studies have shown that lncRNAs play critical roles in tumorgenicity and cancer prognosis. With the development of deep sequencing analyses, an extensive amount of functional lncRNAs have been discovered in nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues and cell lines...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Marianthi A Arnaoutoglou, Chrysostomos G Xerras, Ioannis K Kalevrosoglou, Vasileios D Rafailidis, Konstantinos P Notas, Thomas I Tegos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to report a rare case of headache as the initial symptom of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to review the recent literature. BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare, systemic, autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. GPA has a wide spectrum of clinical symptomatology, including involvement of the nervous system, even as the initial manifestation. Symptoms of the peripheral nervous system used to dominate the clinical symptomatology...
February 15, 2018: Headache
Nazlı Gülsüm Akyel, Ayşe Gül Alımlı, Tülin Hakan Demirkan, Mesut Sivri
INTRODUCTION: Persistent craniopharyngeal canal (PCC) is a rare anomaly of the base of the skull. PCC is defined as a well-corticated osseous canal, extending from the roof of the nasopharynx to the base of the sella over the course of the sphenoid corpus. We reported a PCC case with unique associations. The magnetic resonance imaging findings are discussed. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 2-year-old boy with persistent craniopharyngeal canal, bilateral microphtalmia with large colobomatous cyst, and ectopic adenohypophysis with Rathke cleft cyst...
February 14, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Sanathorn Chowsilpa, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Komson Wannasai, Teerada Daroontum
Localised nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is rare. Findings on physical examination and invasive pattern on CT scan can be misleading as it can resemble nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 64-year-old man presented with left aural fullness for 6 months. The physical examination showed straw-coloured fluid in the left middle ear and irregular reddish mass at the left side of the nasopharynx. The CT scan showed a lobulated heterogeneous mass at the left side of the nasopharynx involving the left Eustachian tube opening. Pathology report was amyloidosis, thus, surgery was done...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Yufeng Chen, Yifei Xu, Weilin Zhao, Xue Xiao, Xiaoying Zhou, Longde Lin, Tingting Huang, Jian Liao, Yancheng Li, Xiaoyun Zeng, Guangwu Huang, Weimin Ye, Zhe Zhang
BACKGROUND: Subjects with elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) immunoglobulin A (IgA) titers have a higher risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), indicating that reactivation of EBV in the local mucosa might be important for NPC carcinogenesis. Cigarette smoking appears to be one of the environmental risk factors for NPC. However, it remains unclear whether smoking-induced nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis acts through reactivating EBV in the nasopharyngeal mucosa. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the association between cigarette smoking and nasopharyngeal EBV reactivation in a NPC high-risk population...
February 14, 2018: BMC Cancer
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