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Nasal polyps

Yue Ma, Chunquan Zheng, Le Shi
Background: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), commonly divided into CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) is an inflammatory disease which mechanism remain unclear. Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) has been proved to be a negative regulator of inflammation response while its role in pathogenesis of CRS has yet to be revealed. This research study was designed to investigate the relationship between the expression level and biologic role of LRRK2 in CRS. Methods: Expression of LRRK2 mRNA and noncoding repressor of NFAT (NRON) were examined by qRT-PCR...
2018: Clinical and Translational Allergy
Sung-Ho Shin, Hyun Seok, Seong-Gon Kim, Seong-Doo Hong
Sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SNMM) in the maxillary sinus is a rare disease condition. Compared to oral mucosal melanoma, SNMM has a bulky, exophytic, and polypoid appearance, is weakly pigmented, and associated with unspecific symptoms. Due to these features, SNMM in the maxillary sinus has been misdiagnosed as nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis. In this case report, we described SNMM occurring in the right maxillary sinus simulated as a cystic or benign lesion. Cortical bone thinning and expansion were observed around the mass...
February 2018: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Giuseppe Brescia, Daniela Parrino, Lorenzo Nicolè, Claudia Zanotti, Cristiano Lanza, Umberto Barion, Filippo Marino, Gino Marioni
PURPOSE: The term aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) refers to a combination of asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP), and acute respiratory tract reactions to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. AERD has now been included among the CRSwNP endotypes, and is considered one of the most aggressive in terms of disease recurrence. Cortactin is a multi-domain protein with a part in several cellular mechanisms involving actin assembly and cytoskeleton arrangement...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
N K Khairuddin, H Salina, B S Gendeh, A K Wan Hamizan, V J Lund
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life (QoL) and recurrence of disease in patients with eosinophilic (ECRSwNP) and non-eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (non-ECRSwNP) post endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional comparative study was carried out in the Otorhinolaryngology - HNS Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC). Subjective assessments of nasal symptoms and quality of life (QoL) using SNOT-22 and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and objective endoscopic assessment was undertaken using a modified Hadley endoscopic examination...
February 2018: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Can Altunbulakli, Rita Costa, Feng Lan, Nan Zhang, Mubeccel Akdis, Claus Bachert, Cezmi A Akdis
Staphylococcus aureus infection increases the expression of the tight junctions (TJs) in healthy nasal tissue; while nasal polyps show decreased TJ expression at baseline and are unable to upregulate TJs to strengthen the epithelial barrier.
March 5, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Aakanksha Rathor, Abhinandan Bhattacharjee
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether there is a clinical-radiological correlation in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), to compare operative findings with those of computed tomography (CT) imaging, and to determine the importance of a CT score and staging in management of CRS. Methods: This study is a prospective study. Adult patients meeting diagnostic criteria for CRS were prospectively studied using the Lund-Mackay (LM) symptom score and sinus CT scan...
September 2017: World journal of otorhinolaryngology—head and neck surgery
M Koennecke, R Pries, B Wollenberg
Chronic rhinosinusitis is a heterogeneous group of inflammatory diseases with significant annual costs for the health care system. To date, there is no distinct signaling pathway known that explains the entire process from the beginning to tissue transformation. Due to the diversity of chronic rhinosinusitis, no uniform treatment has yet been developed. With a focus on chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), molecular biologic gene expression studies have been performed to identify specific characteristics of nasal polyps that might allow the development of new therapeutic procedures...
March 6, 2018: HNO
C Cavaliere, E Begvarfaj, F Frati, S Masieri
Omalizumab, a monoclonal antibody against IgE, may be effective on nasal polyps, but its use is not currently authorized to treat that disease. We report the cases of three patients who were given omalizumab for asthma after undergoing nasal surgical polypectomy. Although such procedure is frequently followed by polyp recurrence, none of the three patients developed this complication, and in one subject the regression of initial polyp return was registered after starting omalizumab. Our data support the hypothesis that omalizumab may be useful to treat nasal polyposis...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Karin Lisspers, Christer Janson, Kjell Larsson, Gunnar Johansson, Gunilla Telg, Marcus Thuresson, Björn Ställberg
BACKGROUND: Asthma is often associated with other diseases. To identify and manage comorbidities is important, as these conditions may increase the disease burden. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities, disease burden and mortality across age groups in a large Swedish primary care real-life asthma population. METHODS: Observational cohort study of asthma patients, all ages, identified from electronic medical records by ICD-10-CM code, data from 36 primary care centers...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Peng Tian, Fan Wu, Jingyi Wang, Huashuang Ou, Xiang Liu, Qiujian Chen, Hua Dang, Yiqing Zheng, Xianghong Zhang, Hua Zou
CONCLUSION: An intralesional bleomycin A5 (BLE) injection might be used as an alternative therapy for eosinophilic-type nasal polyps (NPs). BLE-induced apoptosis might play an important role in shrinkage of NPs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effect and explore the possible role of apoptosis in shrinkage of NPs. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with eosinophilic-type NPs experienced repeated local injection of BLE. The recurrence rate of this group was obtained...
February 28, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Wei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Lei Cheng, Haosheng Ni, Bo You, Ying Shan, Lili Bao, Di Wu, Ting Zhang, Huijun Yue, Jing Chen
Abnormal angiogenesis and vascular permeability is important for the formation of nasal polyps (NPs). Increasing evidence has indicated that exosomes serve a vital role in modulating angiogenesis and vascular permeability. A disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10), an important type of proteinase that is overexpressed in various diseases, can influence angiogenesis and vascular permeability and has been observed in healthy nasal exosomes. To the best of our knowledge, the expression levels and the function of ADAM10 in NLF‑derived exosomes from NPs has not been demonstrated previously...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
E Tóth, T Tornóczky, J Kneif, A Perkecz, K Katona, Z Piski, Á Kemény, I Gerlinger, J Szolcsányi, J Kun, E Pintér
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a multifactorial upper airway disease with unclear etiology. Neuronal Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channels have been implicated in the pathogenesis of CRS. We aimed to detect the expression of extraneuronal TRPV1 and TRPA1 receptors in nasal polyp (NP) tissue samples. METHODOLOGY: Samples were obtained from fourty-two CRS pateints with nasal polyp and sixteen healthy controls to measure receptor gene expression by quantitative PCR, protein localization by immunohistochemistry and cytokine profile by multiplex bead immunoassay...
February 24, 2018: Rhinology
K Seresirikachorn, K Snidvongs, W Chitsuthipakorn, W Ruksakul, S Chusakul, J Kanjanaumporn, S Aeumjaturapat
BACKGROUND: Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is a subtype of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). To prevent excessive antibiotic prescribing, clinical criteria for diagnosing ABRS are presented in two major international guidelines from European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS2012) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA2012). This study aims to assess accuracy of these criteria. METHODOLOGY: Patients with ARS were recruited. Clinical features were collected including discolored nasal discharge, facial pain, fever, double sickening, symptoms persisting longer than 10 days, and elevated serum C reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ERS)...
February 24, 2018: Rhinology
Konstantinos Laios
Wilhelm Fabricius von Hilden (1560-1634) or also known with his Latinized name Guilielmus Fabricius Hildanus is considered the founder of scientific German surgery. He introduced new surgical techniques and invented new surgical instruments for the surgical treatment of nasal polyps, stone bladder, breast and ocular cancer, hydrocele, and ascites, while very ingenious were his amputation techniques. His most important surgical treatise was Observationem et curationem chirurgicam centuriae sex ( Six Hundred Surgical Observations and Treatments) first published in 1606...
February 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
F Sireci, R Speciale, S Gallina, R Sorrentino, F R Canevari
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolonged therapy with low-dose clarithromycin in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwP) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). A total of 10 patients with CRSwP were identified and subjected to bilateral ESS. In post-operative patients they were treated with nasal wash with saline solution and steroid sprays (beclomethasone). During follow-up, after 30-40 days after the operation (M = 35.4 SD = +4.33), patients reported a worsening of symptoms with onset of nasal obstruction; reduction/loss of smell; headache; onset of viscous secretions and therefore all patients continued therapy with saline nasal irrigation, topical steroid therapy and started macrolide (clarithromycin 500 mg/pill: 1 pill/day for 3 days a week for 1 month)...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Yuanyuan Wang, Zong-Feng Wang, Zhili Zhang, Yi Su
The current study measured the expression of Clara cell 10-kDa protein (CC10) and trefoil factor family 1 (TFF1) in the sinus mucosa of patients exhibiting chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and nasal polyps (NP). CC10 and TFF1 expression in the sinus mucosa of the control group and patients with CRS and NP was determined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), western blotting and immunohistochemistry. The correlation between CC10 and TFF1 expression was further analyzed using Spearman's correlation analysis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Karine Tawagi, Rita Akaraz-Avedissian, Irina Burman-Solovyeva
A 48-year-old man presented to urgent care with recurrent epistaxis over 6 months. Initially, nosebleeds were controlled with packing or cautery. Ultimately, he was referred to ear, nose and throat department and underwent nasal endoscopy which revealed polypoid tissue. A biopsy of the polyp showed non-specific inflammation with no evidence of malignancy. Follow-up maxillofacial CT revealed a large mass lesion in the right maxillary sinus, right nasal fossa, much of the ethmoids and right sphenoid, with destruction of adjacent bony structures...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Hanneke Coumou, Guus A Westerhof, Selma B de Nijs, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Elisabeth H Bel
Little is known about the prognosis of adults with new-onset asthma. Cross-sectional studies suggest that these patients may exhibit accelerated decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ). However, risk factors for accelerated decline in lung function have not yet been identified.We aimed to identify these risk factors in a prospective 5-year follow-up study in 200 adults with newly diagnosed asthma. In the current study, clinical, functional and inflammatory parameters were assessed annually for 5 years...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Ha-Kyeong Won, Young-Chan Kim, Min-Gyu Kang, Han-Ki Park, Seung-Eun Lee, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Suk Yang, Yoon-Seok Chang, Sang-Heon Cho, Woo-Jung Song
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a major disease condition with high morbidity, and may influence lower airway disease status in adults. However, its associations with adult asthma onset and activity have not been examined in detail in a general adult population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between CRS with nasal polyps and asthma characteristics. METHODS: A cross-sectional dataset from 17,506 adult participants (age≥18 years) in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012 was analyzed...
February 9, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Marina Lluncor, Pilar Barranco, Emerson-Daniel Amaya, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Valentín López-Carrasco, Isabel Coman, Santiago Quirce
OBJECTIVE: The "united airway disease" concept is based on the bidirectional interaction between asthma and rhinitis. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between upper airway diseases and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), as well as their association with the fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and atopy in patients with persistent symptoms suggestive of asthma requiring methacholine challenge testing (MCT) to confirm asthma diagnosis. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was carried out in adult patients with persistent asthma-like symptoms and negative bronchodilator testing...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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