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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445604/investigating-the-effect-of-fibulin-1-on-the-differentiation-of-human-nasal-inferior-turbinate-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-osteoblasts
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Le B Hang Pham, Yie-Ri Yoo, Sun Hwa Park, Sang A Back, Sung Won Kim, Isabel Bjørge, Jun-Hyeog Jang
Many extracellular matrix proteins have positive influences on the adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of stem cells into specific cell linages. Fibulin-1 (FBLN1), a member of a growing family of extracellular glycoproteins, contributes to the structure of the extracellular matrix. Here, we investigated the effect of FBLN1 on the ability of human nasal inferior turbinate-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hTMSCs) to undergo osteogenic differentiation. After we generated recombinant FBLN1, the characteristics of FBLN1-treated hTMSCs were evaluated using MTT assay, ALP and mineralization activities, and quantitative real-time PCR...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443988/efficacy-of-minimally-invasive-tonsil-surgery-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-children
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X-Q Zhang, H Wang, J Zhou, P Zeng, Y Zhao, Y Zhang, C Liu, L-Q Jiang, Y-J Lan
This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of minimally invasive tonsil surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in children. Tonsil ablation or turbinate reduction was performed on 49 pediatric patients with OSAHS by minimally invasive tonsil surgery. In order to evaluate the efficacy of surgery, a comparison was conducted between pre-operation and post-operation data in terms of the symptoms, signs and polysomnography test. Total effectiveness rate of the surgery was 83...
April 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443598/evaluation-of-inferior-turbinate-stroma-with-ultrasound-elastography-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Göksel Turhal, Sercan Göde, Ceyda Tunakan Dalgıç, Aytül Zerrin Sin, Erkan Kısmalı, İsa Kaya, Arın Öztürk, Özlem Göksel, Raşit Midilli, Kerem Öztürk, Bülent Karcı
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of allergic rhinitis is primarily based on history, physical examination and allergy testing. A technique that noninvasively evaluates the soft tissue changes in the nasal mucosa of allergic rhinitis patients has not been defined. AIMS: To assess nasal mucosal changes and measure the submucosal fibrosis in allergic rhinitis patients with sonoelastography. STUDY DESIGN: Case control study Methods: Eighty-eight turbinates of 44 patients were included in the study...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437269/outer-side-of-the-nasal-bone-osteoma
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Seckin Aydin Savas, Engin Savaş, Yeliz Arman Karakaya
Osteomas are located mostly in the mandible followed by paranasal sinuses such as frontal sinuses, ethmoid air cells, maxillary sinuses and rarely based on nazal cavitiy or turbinate. The osteoma located on outside of nazal bone is extremely rare. The authors report an unusual patient of nasal bone osteoma associated with aesthetic problem on nasal dorsum. Outer side of nasal bone osteoma in large diameter causes aesthetic problems. The authors believe that open rhinoplasty approach is successful in this type of patients...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434015/low-lymphatic-vessel-density-associates-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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A Luukkainen, M Seppälä, J Renkonen, R Renkonen, J Hagström, H Huhtala, M Rautiainen, J Myller, T Paavonen, A Ranta, T Torkkeli, S Toppila-Salmi
OBJECTIVES: Chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps (CRSwNP and CRSsNP) and antrochoanal polyps (ACP) are different upper airway inflammation phenotypes with different pathomechanisms. In order to understand the development of tissue edema, the present study aimed to evaluate lymphatic vessel density in CRSsNP, CRSwNP and ACP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 retrospective nasal and maxillary sinus specimens were stained immunohistochemically with a von Willebrand factor polyclonal antibody recognizing vascular and lymphatic endothelium, and with a podoplanin monoclonal antibody recognizing lymphatic endothelium...
April 23, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432927/type-2-bvdv-n-pro-suppresses-ifn-1-pathway-signaling-in-bovine-cells-and-augments-brsv-replication
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Abdulrahman A Alkheraif, Christina L Topliff, Jay Reddy, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Ruben O Donis, Gregor Meyers, Kent M Eskridge, Clayton L Kelling
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infection induces immunosuppression and in conjunction with bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) contributes to the bovine respiratory disease complex. Bovine turbinate cells were single or co-infected with type 2 BVDV wild-type (BVDV2-wt), its dysfunctional N(pro) mutant (BVDV2-E), and/or BRSV. BVDV2-E significantly up-regulated PKR, IRF-7, TBK-1, IRF-3, and IFN-β mRNAs based on real-time Q-RT-PCR. BRSV-infected cells expressed significantly up-regulated PKR, IRF-3, IRF-7, and IFN-β mRNAs, whereas BVDV2-wt, but not BVDV2-E, abolished this up-regulation in co-infection...
April 19, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427010/leveraging-microbial-biosynthetic-pathways-for-the-generation-of-drop-in-biofuels
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Amin Zargar, Constance B Bailey, Robert W Haushalter, Christopher B Eiben, Leonard Katz, Jay D Keasling
Advances in retooling microorganisms have enabled bioproduction of 'drop-in' biofuels, fuels that are compatible with existing spark-ignition, compression-ignition, and gas-turbine engines. As the majority of petroleum consumption in the United States consists of gasoline (47%), diesel fuel and heating oil (21%), and jet fuel (8%), 'drop-in' biofuels that replace these petrochemical sources are particularly attractive. In this review, we discuss the application of aldehyde decarbonylases to produce gasoline substitutes from fatty acid products, a recently crystallized reductase that could hydrogenate jet fuel precursors from terpene synthases, and the exquisite control of polyketide synthases to produce biofuels with desired physical properties (e...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423474/nasal-obstructive-disorders-impair-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-persistent-allergic-rhinitis-a-real-life-study
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Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Franklin Marino-Sanchez, Karen Ruiz-Echevarría, Paulina Cardenas-Escalante, Rosa Jiménez-Feijoo, Jaime Blasco-Lozano, María Teresa Giner-Muñoz, Oliver Haag, Isam Alobid, Ana María Plaza Martin, Joaquim Mullol
BACKGROUND: We previously reported a higher prevalence of nasal obstructive disorders (NOD) in pediatric patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PER) not responding to medical treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of NOD on quality of life (QoL) in this population. METHODS: Real-life prospective study including 142 patients (41 children, 6-11 yo and 101 adolescents, 12-17 yo) with moderate and severe PER. After two months of medical treatment (intranasal steroids and antihistamines) patients were asked if their symptoms had improved (yes/no) and classified accordingly in R, responders and NR, non-responders...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418817/virtual-mapping-of-the-frontal-recess-guiding-safe-and-efficient-frontal-sinus-surgery
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Neil S Patel, Amy C Dearking, Erin K O'Brien, John F Pallanch
Objective To define relationships between the frontal sinus opening, ostia of other frontal recess cells, and endoscopic landmarks and to develop a clinically useful framework to guide frontal sinus surgery. Study Design Retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care academic referral center. Methods Adult patients with computed tomography (CT) without sinonasal pathology were included. Virtual endoscopy (using OsiriX) and corresponding CT reconstructions were used to identify all visible ostia in the frontal recess and characterize their positions in spaces between the uncinate/agger nasi (U), bulla ethmoidalis (EB), and middle turbinate (MT)...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418779/determining-a-successful-nasal-airway-surgery-calculation-of-the-patient-centered-minimum-important-difference
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Hedyeh Ziai, James P Bonaparte
Objective Determine whether the patient-identified minimum important difference (MID) in Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) score differs from a statistically calculated estimate of MID in patients with septal deviation undergoing nasal airway surgery. Study Design Prospective cohort. Setting Tertiary academic referral center. Subjects Patients with nasal obstruction due to septal deviation. Methods Patients completed the NOSE questionnaire preoperatively and indicated the change from their baseline score that they would consider the minimum improvement required to define the septoplasty with turbinate reduction as successful...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417704/effects-of-silver-nitrate-cauterization-on-middle-turbinate-synechia-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Sinan Uluyol
Objective This study aimed to examine the efficacy of silver nitrate cauterization of the middle turbinate (MT) for hindering postoperative middle meatal synechia formation after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study Design Prospective, controlled, and single-blinded. Settings Tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods For this study, 38 patients undergoing bilateral ESS due to nasal polyposis were recruited. Following ESS, silver nitrate cauterization of the lateral side of the left MT was performed in all cases...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414348/optical-ray-tracing-method-for-simulating-beam-steering-effects-during-laser-diagnostics-in-turbulent-media
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Yejun Wang, Waruna D Kulatilaka
In most coherent spectroscopic methods used in gas-phase laser diagnostics, multiple laser beams are focused and crossed at a specific location in space to form the probe region. The desired signal is then generated as a result of nonlinear interactions between the beams in this overlapped region. When such diagnostic schemes are implemented in practical devices having turbulent reacting flow fields with refractive index gradients, the resulting beam steering can give rise to large measurement uncertainties...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414338/open-path-spectroscopic-methane-detection-using-a-broadband-monolithic-distributed-feedback-quantum-cascade-laser-array
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Anna P M Michel, Jason Kapit, Mark F Witinski, Romain Blanchard
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that has both natural and anthropogenic sources. The ability to measure methane using an integrated path length approach such as an open/long-path length sensor would be beneficial in several environments for examining anthropogenic and natural sources, including tundra landscapes, rivers, lakes, landfills, estuaries, fracking sites, pipelines, and agricultural sites. Here a broadband monolithic distributed feedback-quantum cascade laser array was utilized as the source for an open-path methane sensor...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407251/investigating-hyperventilation-syndrome-in-patients-suffering-from-empty-nose-syndrome
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David Mangin, Emilie Bequignon, Francoise Zerah-Lancner, Daniel Isabey, Bruno Louis, Serge Adnot, Jean-François Papon, André Coste, Laurent Boyer, Marie Devars du Mayne
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients with empty nose syndrome (ENS) following turbinate surgery often complain about breathing difficulties. We set out to determine if dyspnea in patients with ENS was associated with hyperventilation syndrome (HVS). We hypothesized that lower airway symptoms in ENS could be explained by HVS. STUDY DESIGN: Observational prospective study. METHODS: All consecutive patients referred to our center for ENS over 1 year were invited to participate...
April 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401817/contesting-facts-about-wind-farms-in-australia-and-the-legitimacy-of-adverse-health-effects
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Shannon Clark, Linda Courtenay Botterill
The development of wind energy in Australia has been subject to ongoing public debate and has been characterised by concerns over the health impacts of wind turbines. Using discursive psychology, we examine 'wind turbine syndrome' as a contested illness and analyse how people build and undermine divergent arguments about wind-farm health effects. This article explores two facets of the dispute. First, we consider how participants construct 'facts' about the health effects of wind farms. We examine rhetorical resources used to construct wind farms as harmful or benign...
February 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401248/-nasal-turbinate-surgery
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F Sommer, J Lindemann, M-O Scheithauer, T K Hoffmann, J A Veit
The nose forms the first 8 cm of the upper respiratory tract and is responsible for cleansing, humidification, and temperature control of the supplied air. This is also referred to as conditioning. The nasal valve region, formed by the head of the lower nasal concha, portions of the cartilaginous septum, and the upper lateral cartilage, is responsible for diffusing and accelerating the respiratory airflow. Prerequisite are regular mucociliary clearance and sufficient air passage. Hypertrophy of the lower nasal turbinate is one of the most common causes of symptomatic nasal congestion...
April 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400825/association-of-anatomic-variations-with-antrochoanal-polyps-in-paranasal-sinus-computed-tomography-scan
#17
Ali Hekmatnia, Farid Shirvani, Farhad Mahmoodi, Mostafa Hashemi
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine the prevalence of concomitant anatomic variation of paranasal sinuses in patients with antrochoanal polyp (ACP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among patients referred by their clinicians for standard computed tomography scan of paranasal sinuses septal deviation, concha bullosa, and retention cyst were evaluated in both patients with ACP as well as in a control group. RESULTS: Of the 17 patients with ACP, fifteen patients (88...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389160/features-of-sinonasal-hemangioma-a-retrospective-study-of-31-cases
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Shinya Takaishi, Daiya Asaka, Tsuguhisa Nakayama, Jiro Iimura, Yoshinori Matsuwaki, Shinichi Hirooka, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiromi Kojima, Nobuyoshi Otori
OBJECTIVE: Although hemangiomas are common lesions of the head and neck, sinonasal hemangiomas are rare. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical features (sex, age, symptoms, and size and anatomical location of the lesion) and the histological findings of sinonasal hemangioma cases, to assess preoperative transarterial embolization, and to evaluate the outcome (recurrence or no recurrence) of endoscopic sinus surgery. METHODS: Clinical records of 31 patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery for resection of sinonasal hemangioma between January 2010 and June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386646/the-role-of-upper-airway-obstruction-and-snoring-in-the-etiology-of-monosymptomatic-nocturnal-enuresis-in-children
#19
Huseyin Bugra Karakas, Muhammet Recai Mazlumoglu, Eda Simsek
This study evaluated the necessity of examining the upper airway in children with nocturnal enuresis. 225 children (aged 5-16 years), who were referred from the urology outpatient clinic between May 2015 and May 2016 and who had completed toilet training, were included in this study. Participants were separated into monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) (group 1) and without MNE (group 2) groups. Tonsil hypertrophy, adenoid vegetation, septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, upper airway obstruction, and snoring etiology were assessed...
April 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382117/fibrotic-tissue-and-middle-turbinate-exhibit-similar-mechanical-properties-is-fibrosis-a-solution-in-nasal-polyposis
#20
Luciano Gregório, Rogério Pezato, Rafael Souza Felici, Eduardo Macoto Kosugi
Introduction Nasal polyposis (NP) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the upper airway characterized by overgrowth of nasal mucosa. Recent studies have shown a mechanical dysfunction in the nasal polyp tissue. Objective This study aims to evaluate the mechanical properties of nasal fibrotic tissue. Method This study was an institutional review board approved translational study in 20 participants (8 patients with NP, 7 patients with nasal synechiae, and 5 subjects without sinus disease (control group)...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
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