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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231372/radiofrequency-turbinate-volume-reduction-vs-radiofrequency-assisted-turbinectomy-for-nasal-obstruction-caused-by-inferior-turbinate-hypertrophy
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Saumitra Kumar, Trivender Singh Anand, Indranil Pal
Radiofrequency procedures are a well-accepted treatment for nasal obstruction. We conducted a randomized, noncontrolled study to compare the effectiveness of submucosal bipolar radiofrequency turbinate volume reduction (RFTVR) and bipolar radiofrequency-assisted turbinectomy (RFaT) in patients presenting with nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy. A total of 30 patients-15 males and 15 females, aged 15 to 60 years (mean: 32)-were randomly divided into one of the two homogeneous treatment groups...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231316/a-balanced-solution-to-the-cumulative-threat-of-industrialized-wind-farm-development-on-cinereous-vultures-aegypius-monachus-in-south-eastern-europe
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Dimitris P Vasilakis, D Philip Whitfield, Vassiliki Kati
Wind farm development can combat climate change but may also threaten bird populations' persistence through collision with wind turbine blades if such development is improperly planned strategically and cumulatively. Such improper planning may often occur. Numerous wind farms are planned in a region hosting the only cinereous vulture population in south-eastern Europe. We combined range use modelling and a Collision Risk Model (CRM) to predict the cumulative collision mortality for cinereous vulture under all operating and proposed wind farms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230588/how-to-expose-the-entire-sella-floor-with-minimal-manipulation-during-an-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach
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Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Yong Jin Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Boo-Young Kim, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: A method of opening the posterior ethmoid air cells with minimal manipulation is important for adequate exposure of the sella floor and minimal nasal morbidity. METHODS: Between February 2009 and August 2016, 373 patients with skull-base tumors underwent surgery via endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach with the 2-nostrils/4-hands technique using this technique. RESULTS: A linear incision was made laterally toward one-third of the superior turbinate along the superior border of the sphenoid sinus ostium...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224626/intranasal-trigeminal-function-in-patients-with-empty-nose-syndrome
#4
Iordanis Konstantinidis, Evangelia Tsakiropoulou, Angelos Chatziavramidis, Christos Ikonomidis, Konstantinos Markou
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Trigeminal nerve mediates the perception of nasal airflow. This study examines whether impaired intranasal trigeminal function is a part of the paradoxical nasal obstruction sensation in patients with empty nose syndrome (ENS). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: Three groups were examined: 1) ENS patients with previous bilateral near total inferior turbinectomy, 2) patients who underwent near total inferior turbinate removal (ITR) without ENS symptoms, and 3) control participants...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219169/-septal-perforation-repair-with-the-pedicle-mucosal-flap-of-the-floor-of-nasal-cavity-combining-inferior-turbinate-pedicle-mucosa-flap
#5
L Tang, X F Xu, H Y Li, J Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215972/wind-turbine-blade-waste-in-2050
#6
Pu Liu, Claire Y Barlow
Wind energy has developed rapidly over the last two decades to become one of the most promising and economically viable sources of renewable energy. Although wind energy is claimed to provide clean renewable energy without any emissions during operation, but it is only one side of the coin. The blades, one of the most important components in the wind turbines, made with composite, are currently regarded as unrecyclable. With the first wave of early commercial wind turbine installations now approaching their end of life, the problem of blade disposal is just beginning to emerge as a significant factor for the future...
February 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196560/surgical-management-of-nasal-stenosis-following-chemoradiation-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#7
V V Wilmot, I Hathorn
BACKGROUND: Nasal stenosis is a rare but significant complication of chemoradiation treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It can cause distressing obstructive symptoms for the patient and potentially interfere with monitoring for recurrence. Quality-of-life indicators are known to be very poor in this group of patients; however, there is very little evidence in the literature as to management of this complication. METHODS: This paper presents an endoscopic day-case surgical procedure to address total posterior nasal stenosis, as conducted in three patients, which involves division of adhesions and removal of the posterior septum and posterior inferior turbinates, without the need for packing or stenting...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173975/the-incidence-of-concha-bullosa-unusual-anatomic-variation-and-its-relationship-to-nasal-septal-deviation-a-retrospective-radiologic-study
#8
Soo Kweon Koo, Jong Deok Kim, Ji Seung Moon, Sung Hoon Jung, Sang Hoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: Identifying anatomical variations associated with pathological findings is very useful for diagnoses and therapeutics. We conducted a study to detect various anatomical variations (superior, middle, inferior turbinate concha bullosa, uncinate bulla and nasal swell body [NSB]) in connection with nasal septal deviation. METHODS: This study used a retrospective radiological design to analyze 594 (1188 sides) osteomeatal computed tomography scans from 494 male patients and 100 female patients aged between 17 and 75 years...
February 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169963/glial-differentiation-of-human-inferior-turbinate-derived-stem-cells-a-new-source-of-cells-for-nerve-repair
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Yang Li, Ying Sheng, JianMin Liang, XiaoYong Ren, Yan Cheng
Schwann cell (SC) transplantation as a cell-based therapy can enhance peripheral and central nerve repair experimentally, but it is limited by donor site morbidity for clinical application. We investigated whether human turbinate-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hTMSCs) isolated from discarded inferior turbinate during surgery can differentiate into functional SC-like cells. hTMSCs expressed mesenchymal cell surface markers CD29, CD44, CD90, and CD105 and did not express neural crest markers P75 and Nestin. After monolayer culture in predifferentiation medium and transdifferentiation medium with a mixture of glial growth factors and chemical regents for 14 days, the differentiated hTMSCs exhibited a spindle-like morphology similar to that of SCs...
February 4, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169906/the-possible-role-of-endoscopy-in-diagnosis-of-benign-tumors-of-the-nasal-cavity
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Hyun Jin Min, Seog-Kyun Mun, Sei Young Lee, Kyung Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Benign tumors of the nasal cavity represent a large variety of different histopathological entities. Although advances in nasal endoscopy over the past couple of decades have made it possible to detect the vast majority of these lesions, accurate diagnosis and proper management can be delayed since they are misdiagnosed as inflammatory paranasal sinus disease or simple epistaxis. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study are to determine the relative incidence of benign tumor of the nasal cavity and to provide typical endoscopic features of common tumors...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163275/blindness-associated-with-nasal-paranasal-lymphoma-in-a-stallion
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Yuto Sano, Minoru Okamoto, Youhei Ootsuka, Kazuya Matsuda, Shigeki Yusa, Hiroyuki Taniyama
A 29-year-old stallion presented with bilateral blindness following the chronic purulent nasal drainage. The mass occupied the right caudal nasal cavity and right paranasal sinuses including maxillary, palatine and sphenoidal sinuses, and the right-side turbinal and paranasal septal bones, and cribriform plate of ethmoid bone were destructively replaced by the mass growth. The right optic nerve was invaded and involved by the mass, and the left optic nerve and optic chiasm were compressed by the mass which was extended and invaded the skull base...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157146/comment-on-mroczek-et-al-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-of-those-living-near-a-wind-farm-int-j-environ-res-public-health-2015-12-6066-6083
#12
Daniel Shepherd
An article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health indicated that, far from degrading health, noise from wind turbines may actually be associated with positive health outcomes. Such a finding is counter to that reported elsewhere for general and wind turbine noise. This Commentary sets out to explore alternative explanations of these differences.
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155851/robust-tissue-growth-and-angiogenesis-in-large-sized-scaffold-by-reducing-h2o2-mediated-oxidative-stress
#13
Girdhari Rijal, Byoung Soo Kim, Falguni Pati, Dong-Heon Ha, Sung Won Kim, Dong-Woo Cho
The implantation of cell-seeded large-sized scaffold often results in insufficient tissue regeneration, which is still a challenge for successful grafting. Excess hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) released by cells propagates oxidative stress, which is the primary cause of tissue injury leading to failure in tissue regeneration. Hence, preventing tissue from oxidative damage becomes imperative. For the first time, we entrapped catalase, an antioxidant in a scaffold as a novel approach in bioengineering to prevent tissue from H2O2-induced damage...
February 3, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153757/sinonasal-hemangioma-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-37-patients-at-a-single-center
#14
Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
PURPOSE: Hemangioma is a common benign vascular lesion of the head and neck region. It rarely involves the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. It should be added to the differential diagnosis of nasal cavity masses when the presenting symptoms are epistaxis or nasal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of a histologic diagnosis of lobular capillary hemangioma or cavernous hemangioma of the sinonasal mucous membranes treated at the Chonbuk National University Hospital from January 1995 through December 2015...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153541/nonlinear-predictive-control-of-a-boiler-turbine-unit-a-state-space-approach-with-successive-on-line-model-linearisation-and-quadratic-optimisation
#15
Maciej Ławryńczuk
This paper details development of a Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithm for a boiler-turbine unit, which is a nonlinear multiple-input multiple-output process. The control objective is to follow set-point changes imposed on two state (output) variables and to satisfy constraints imposed on three inputs and one output. In order to obtain a computationally efficient control scheme, the state-space model is successively linearised on-line for the current operating point and used for prediction. In consequence, the future control policy is easily calculated from a quadratic optimisation problem...
January 30, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152126/sinonasal-quality-of-life-in-children-after-outfracture-of-inferior-turbinates-and-submucous-inferior-turbinoplasty-for-chronic-nasal-congestion
#16
Brian Manzi, Kevin J Sykes, Julie L Wei
Importance: Chronic nasal congestion often persists in children despite empirical treatment using intranasal corticosteroids, systemic antihistamines, and/or leukotriene receptor antagonists. Symptoms are often reported even with negative results of skin or blood allergy testing. Inferior turbinoplasty has been effective in adults and children, but outfracture of inferior turbinates in children is rarely reported, as is use of validated quality-of-life measures to quantify improvements after intervention...
February 2, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152116/improving-the-evidence-for-inferior-turbinate-surgery-in-children
#17
Derek Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149559/a-bench-evaluation-of-fraction-of-oxygen-in-air-delivery-and-tidal-volume-accuracy-in-home-care-ventilators-available-for-hospital-use
#18
Loredana Baboi, Fabien Subtil, Claude Guérin
BACKGROUND: Turbine-powered ventilators are not only designed for long-term ventilation at home but also for hospital use. It is important to verify their capabilities in delivering fraction of oxygen in air (FIO2) and tidal volume (VT). METHODS: We assessed the FIO2 accuracy and the VT delivery in four home care ventilators (HCV) on the bench. The four HCV were Astral 150, Elisée 150, Monnal T50 and Trilogy 200 HCV, which were connected to a lung model (ASL 5000)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148340/impact-of-developing-a-multidisciplinary-coded-dataset-standard-on-administrative-data-accuracy-for-septoplasty-septorhinoplasty-and-nasal-trauma-surgery
#19
S A R Nouraei, A Hudovsky, J S Virk, H A Saleh
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop a multidisciplinary coded dataset standard for nasal surgery and to assess its impact on data accuracy. METHOD: An audit of 528 patients undergoing septal and/or inferior turbinate surgery, rhinoplasty and/or septorhinoplasty, and nasal fracture surgery was undertaken. RESULTS: A total of 200 septoplasties, 109 septorhinoplasties, 57 complex septorhinoplasties and 116 nasal fractures were analysed. There were 76 (14...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141648/conchae-bullosis-in-a-pediatric-patient
#20
Omer Erdur, Kayhan Ozturk, Ceren Aksoy
Pneumatization of the turbinates called concha bullosa is one of the most frequent anatomic variations of the nasal cavity. We report the first case of computed tomography findings of bilateral middle and inferior concha bullosa in a 13-year-old child with nasal obstruction. Here we describe a patient with extreme bilateral bullosa of inferior and middle conchas, as well as crista galli. The patient was treated successfully with endoscopic surgery of conchas. Nasal obstruction secondary to a bilateral turbinate bullosis in a child has not been described before...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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