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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218486/determinants-and-outcomes-of-upfront-surgery-versus-medical-therapy-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Noel Ayoub, Andrew Thamboo, Al-Rahim Habib, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: The indications for surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly defined. In this study we compare outcomes of medical versus surgical treatment and examine trends associated with the transition from medical to surgical therapy in CF patients. METHODS: One hundred thirty-six patients with CF referred to a tertiary rhinology practice were retrospectively divided into 3 cohorts: Medical, Upfront Surgery, or Crossover, if they converted from medical to surgical management...
February 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215604/burden-of-chronic-oral-corticosteroid-use-by-adults-with-persistent-asthma
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Robert S Zeiger, Michael Schatz, Qiaowu Li, Wansu Chen, Deepak B Khatry, Trung N Tran
BACKGROUND: Chronic oral corticosteroid (C-OCS) use in asthma is an indicator of disease severity, but its risk factors are largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics and disease burden associated with C-OCS use by adults with persistent asthma. METHODS: We identified 9546 patients aged 18 to 64 years in a large managed care organization who met the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set 2-year criteria (2009-2010) for persistent asthma...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195023/cheer-national-study-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-practice-patterns
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Nikita Chapurin, Melissa A Pynnonen, Rhonda Roberts, Kristine Schulz, Jennifer J Shin, David L Witsell, Kourosh Parham, Alan Langman, David Carpenter, Andrea Vambutas, Anh Nguyen-Huynh, Anne Wolfley, Walter T Lee
Objectives (1) Describe national patterns of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) care across academic and community practices. (2) Determine the prevalence of comorbid disorders in CRS patients, including nasal polyposis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. (3) Identify demographic, clinical, and practice type factors associated with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study Design Multisite cross-sectional study. Setting Otolaryngology's national research network CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151588/safety-of-long-term-intranasal-budesonide-delivered-via-the-mucosal-atomization-device-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jamil Manji, Gurkaran Singh, Christopher Okpaleke, Anali Dadgostar, Fahad Al-Asousi, Ameen Amanian, Luis Macias-Valle, Andres Finkelstein, Mark Tacey, Andrew Thamboo, Amin Javer
BACKGROUND: Although short-term use (≤2 months) of atomized topical nasal steroids has been shown to be safe and effective, the long-term safety has yet to be demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of long-term topical budesonide treatment via the mucosal atomization device (MAD) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) and intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), with or without nasal polyposis, managed with daily nasal budesonide via MAD was conducted at a tertiary rhinology center...
February 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124652/culture-directed-topical-antibiotic-treatment-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Victoria S Lee, Greg E Davis
BACKGROUND: Topical antibiotics, delivered optimally as high-volume culture-directed sinus irrigations, are being increasingly used for recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Their impact on subjective and objective outcome measures, however, is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess if the use of topical antibiotics in recalcitrant CRS is associated with improved 20-Item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test and Lund-Kennedy endoscopic scores, and to determine the negative posttreatment culture "control" rate...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124650/olfactory-cleft-computed-tomography-analysis-and-olfaction-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Preeti Kohli, Rodney J Schlosser, Kristina Storck, Zachary M Soler
BACKGROUND: Volumetric analysis of the olfactory cleft by using computed tomography has been associated with olfaction in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, existing studies have not comprehensively measured olfaction, and it thus remains unknown whether correlations differ across specific dimensions of odor perception. OBJECTIVE: To use comprehensive measures of patient-reported and objective olfaction to evaluate the relationship between volumetric olfactory cleft opacification and olfaction...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116488/antibiofilm-effects-of-topical-corticosteroids-and-intranasal-saline-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-depend-on-bacterial-species-and-their-biofilm-forming-capacity
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Ivana Cirkovic, Bojan Pavlovic, Dragana D Bozic, Ana Jotic, Ljubica Bakic, Jovica Milovanovic
Microbial biofilms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP). Intranasal application of corticosteroids and saline is a reliable option for their management. The aim of our study was to evaluate in vitro antibiofilm effects of corticosteroids and isotonic and hypertonic nasal saline in CRSwNP patients. The sinus mucosal specimens were harvested from the ethmoid cavity of 48 patients with CRSwNP and further subjected to hematoxylin-eosin staining and microbiology analysis...
January 23, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097500/update-on-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Katharine M Woessner
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is an acquired disease characterized by chronic eosinophilic airway inflammation with underlying dysregulation of arachidonic acid metabolism. The purpose of this paper is to review the latest developments in our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology including the role of eosinophils, mast cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), and platelets. Clinical features such as respiratory reactions induced by alcohol, aggressive nasal polyposis, and anosmia will allow for earlier recognition of these patients in clinical practice...
January 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072629/the-key-clues-to-reach-the-diagnosis-of-loeffler-endomyocardial-fibrosis-associated-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Enrico Ammirati, Domenico Sirico, Linda Brevetti, Laura Scudiero, Diana Artioli, Patrizia Pedrotti, Maria Frigerio
Loeffler endomyocardial fibrosis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy due to chronic eosinophilic exposure (Loeffler endomyocarditis). Loeffler endomyocarditis is associated with different eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). These images recapitulate all typical findings that can be observed in patients presenting with heart failure attributable to this specific cardiomyopathy associated with EGPA, a systemic medical condition that can be easily detectable just putting together different diagnostic elements...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029172/diagnosing-eosinophilic-asthma-using-a-multivariate-prediction-model-based-on-blood-granulocyte-responsiveness
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B Hilvering, S J H Vijverberg, J Jansen, L Houben, R C Schweizer, S Go, L Xue, I D Pavord, J-W J Lammers, L Koenderman
BACKGROUND: The identification of inflammatory asthma phenotypes, using sputum analysis, has proven its value in diagnosis and disease monitoring. However due to technical limitations of sputum analysis there is a strong need for fast and non-invasive diagnostics. This study included the activation state of eosinophils and neutrophils in peripheral blood to phenotype and monitor asthma. OBJECTIVES: To (1) construct a multivariable model using the activation state of blood granulocytes, (2) compare its diagnostic value with sputum eosinophilia as gold standard and (3) validate the model in an independent patient cohort...
December 28, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019643/sleep-quality-improves-with-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-nasal-polyposis
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M Värendh, A Johannisson, H Hrubros-Strøm, M Andersson
BACKGROUND: Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis (CRSwNP) is a chronic disease that has a major impact on generic and disease-specific quality of life. Little is known about the influence of CRSwNP on sleep and what effect surgery for CRSwNP has on sleep quality. The aim of the study was to investigate sleep quality in patients with CRSwNP before and after endoscopic surgery. METHODOLOGY: Forty-two patients filled out four validated sleep questionnaires and one sino/nasal, disease specific quality of life questionnaire before surgery and three months later...
December 26, 2016: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992119/the-prognostic-role-of-serum-eosinophil-and-basophil-levels-in-sinonasal-polyposis
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Giuseppe Brescia, Umberto Barion, Claudia Zanotti, Luciano Giacomelli, Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni
BACKGROUND: Predicting which patients are at a higher risk for recurrent chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is one of the most challenging problems in clinical rhinology. A direct association between CRSwNP recurrence rates and serum eosinophil and basophil counts was reported. This study aimed to identify best-fitting cutoffs for binarizing preoperative serum eosinophils and basophils (counts/percentages) for prognostic purposes in cases of CRSwNP recurrence after surgery...
December 19, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959637/immunopathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-nasal-polyposis
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Robert P Schleimer
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a troublesome, chronic inflammatory disease that affects over 10% of the adult population, causing decreased quality of life, lost productivity, and lost time at work and leading to more than a million surgical interventions annually worldwide. The nose, paranasal sinuses, and associated lymphoid tissues play important roles in homeostasis and immunity, and CRS significantly impairs these normal functions. Pathogenic mechanisms of CRS have recently become the focus of intense investigations worldwide, and significant progress has been made...
January 24, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923646/role-of-the-allergist-immunologist-and-upper-airway-allergy-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Dennis Shusterman, Fuad M Baroody, Timothy Craig, Samuel Friedlander, Talal Nsouli, Bernard Silverman
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing in general and obstructive sleep apnea in particular are commonly encountered conditions in allergy practice. Physiologically, nasal (or nasopharyngeal) obstruction from rhinitis, nasal polyposis, or adenotonsillar hypertrophy are credible contributors to snoring and nocturnal respiratory obstructive events. Nevertheless, existing practice parameters largely relegate the role of the allergist to adjunctive treatment in cases of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922968/role-of-apoptosis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-nasal-polyps-based-upon-galectin-3-expression
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Taliye Cakabay, Ibrahim Sayin, Omer Erdur, Ali Muhammedoglu, Nihal Seden Tekke, Fatma Tulin Kayhan
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to investigate the antiapoptotic mechanisms in nasal polyps that occur after glandular hyperplasia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective histopathological analyses of patients with nasal polyps. METHODS: The study comprised 54 patients (19 females; 35 males). Group-1 patients with a diagnosis of nasal polyposis; group-2 patients with a diagnosis of antrochoanal polyps; group-3 with a diagnosis of deviation of the nasal septum as a control group...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917403/a-review-of-classification-schemes-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis-endotypes
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REVIEW
Steven K Dennis, Kent Lam, Amber Luong
OBJECTIVE: The recent development of endotypes to categorize disease variants of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) reflects an evolving understanding of the various pathophysiologic and pathogenetic mechanisms that contribute to the clinical heterogeneity of CRS manifestations. This review highlights popular endotype-based criteria used to define different CRS with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) subtypes and further discusses the emerging therapeutic advances for each classificatory approach. DATA SOURCES: PubMed literature review...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915336/effects-of-nasal-obstruction-due-to-nasal-polyposis-on-nasal-resonance-and-voice-perception
#17
Fatih Arslan, Bahtiyar Polat, Abdullah Durmaz, Hakan Birkent
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use subjective and objective methods to investigate the effects of total or nearly total nasal obstruction due to nasal polyposis on nasal resonance and voice perception. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 63 nasal polyposis patients (53 men and 10 women), aged between 19 and 72 years (mean age 37.01 ± 13.70), were included in the study. The severity of the nasal obstruction was assessed using a visual analog scale. Nasal resonance and voice perception were evaluated subjectively by the voice handicap index (VHI)-10 questionnaire and objectively by computerized analysis (nasometry) before and after treatment of patients with nasal polyposis...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895321/is-nasal-polyposis-related-to-levels-of-serum-vitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-expression
#18
Omer Erdag, Mahfuz Turan, Rıfkı Ucler, Mehmet Berkoz, Mehmet Fatih Garca, Nazım Bozan, Ahmet Faruk Kıroglu, Hakan Cankaya
BACKGROUND Nasal polyposis (NP) is the most frequent cause of nasal masses. Despite considerable research on the subject, its etiology has not been fully elucidated, and effective treatment methods have not been developed. Some etiological factors causing low or high expression of genes in genetically predisposed individuals may play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. The purpose of this study was to assess the relation between levels of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene expression and serum vitamin D with NP...
November 29, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893197/importance-to-question-sinonasal-symptoms-and-to-perform-rhinoscopy-and-rhinomanometry-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#19
J M Bock, M Schien, C Fischer, L Naehrlich, M Kaeding, O Guntinas-Lichius, A Gerber, C Arnold, J G Mainz
OBJECTIVES: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients almost regularly reveal sinonasal pathology. The purpose of this study was to assess association between objective and subjective measurements of sinonasal involvement comparing nasal airflow obtained by active anterior rhinomanometry (AAR), nasal endoscopic findings, and symptoms assessed with the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20). METHODS: Nasal cavities were explored by anterior rigid rhinoscopy and findings were compared to inspiratory nasal airflow measured by AAR to quantify nasal patency and subjective health-related quality of life in sinonasal disease obtained with the SNOT-20 questionnaire...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888916/refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis
#20
REVIEW
Benjamin P Hull, Rakesh K Chandra
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) represents a subset of chronic sinusitis with various causes. Some forms of the disease are driven by allergy, often in association with asthma. Refractory CRSwNP can be associated with cystic fibrosis and other clinical syndromes. More recent literature is presented regarding roles of innate immunity and superantigens. Effective treatment of CRSwNP requires careful endoscopic sinus surgery followed by an individualized treatment plan that often includes oral and topical steroids...
February 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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