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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150985/general-illness-and-psychological-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-nasal-symptoms
#1
Naveed Kara, Alexander C Yao, Julia Newton, Vincent Deary, James O'Hara, Janet A Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Only a minority of patients referred to specialists with sinonasal symptoms have clear evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of and associations between (i) general illness factors (fatigue, autonomic dysfunction) and (ii) psychological factors (anxiety, depression, somatisation, personality traits) in patients presenting with sinonasal symptoms. DESIGN: The following validated questionnaires were administered to patients: the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) to identify symptom burden, Composite Autonomic Symptom Score-31 (COMPASS-31) measuring autonomic function, Chalder fatigue questionnaire, Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) addressing somatisation symptoms, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the International Personality Item Pool-50 (IPIP-50)...
November 18, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149672/the-application-of-bacteriophages-as-novel-indicators-of-viral-pathogens-in-wastewater-treatment-systems
#2
Edgard Dias, James Ebdon, Huw Taylor
Many wastewater treatment technologies have been shown to remove bacterial pathogens more effectively than viral pathogens and, in aquatic environments, levels of traditional faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) do not appear to correlate consistently with levels of human viral pathogens. There is, therefore, a need for novel viral indicators of faecal pollution and surrogates of viral pathogens, especially given the increasing importance of indirect and direct wastewater reuse. Potential candidates include bacteriophages (phages) and the study described here sought to elucidate the relationship between three groups of phages (somatic coliphages (SOMPH), F-RNA coliphages (F-RNAPH) and human-specific phages infecting B...
November 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149379/efficacy-of-systemic-and-intratympanic-corticosteroid-combination-therapy-versus-intratympanic-or-systemic-therapy-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Mohammadtaghi Khorsandi Ashtiani, Farzad Firouzi, Shahin Bastaninejad, Sasan Dabiri, Sevil Nasirmohtaram, Niloufar Saeedi, Hossein Ghazavi, Leyla Sahebi
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to compare the rates of recovery from idiopathic sudden deafness after the treatment with oral and intratympanic corticosteroids in both mono and combination therapies. STUDY DESIGN: Triple-blind randomized clinical trial. SETTINGS: Tertiary referral hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 112 patients who were admitted to the ENT emergency department randomly divided into three groups: an oral corticosteroid plus intratympanic placebo (systemic corticosteroid monotherapy group); an intratympanic corticosteroid plus oral placebo group (IT monotherapy group); and a combination therapy group (IT plus systemic combination group)...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149353/-surf-the-allergy-tsunami-future-chances-for-ent
#4
EDITORIAL
L Klimek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149351/-medical-examination-preparation-for-ent-specialisation-part%C3%A2-33
#5
REVIEW
A Darbinjan, M Neudert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148714/evaluating-the-rate-and-substrate-specificity-of-laboratory-evolved-xna-polymerases
#6
Ali Nikoomanzar, Matthew R Dunn, John C Chaput
Engineered polymerases that can copy genetic information between DNA and xeno-nucleic acids (XNA) hold tremendous value as reagents in future bio-technology applications. However, current XNA poly-merases function with inferior activity relative to their natural counterparts, indicating that current polymerase engineering efforts would benefit from new benchmark-ing assays. Here, we describe a highly parallel, low cost method for measuring the average rate and substrate specificity of XNA polymerases in a standard qPCR instrument...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
#7
REVIEW
Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143098/cervicofacial-and-mediastinal-emphysema-after-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-bet-a-retrospective-multicenter-analysis
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Theodoros Skevas, Carsten V Dalchow, Sara Euteneuer, Holger Sudhoff, Götz Lehnerdt
PURPOSE: Balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) is a new treatment modality addressing chronic obstructive dysfunction of the Eustachian tube (ET). So far, BET has been deemed a safe procedure under general anesthesia with only minor adverse effects. However, individual cases of postoperative emphysema have been reported. In the present retrospective multicenter analysis we determined the incidence rate of this potentially life threatening complication after BET. METHODS: In total we collected data from 3,670 BET procedures performed on 2,272 patients in four tertiary care ENT departments...
November 15, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142834/two-stage-thyroidectomy-in-the-era-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#9
Christos Christoforides, Ioannis Papandrikos, Georgios Polyzois, Nikolaos Roukounakis, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Kyriakos Vamvakidis
Background: The use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) provides surgeons with real time information about recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) functional integrity. Hence, allowing them to modify the initially scheduled bilateral procedure, to a two-stage thyroidectomy in cases of loss of signal (LOS) on the first side of resection resulting in minimization of bilateral RLN injury. The purpose of our study was to present our results since the implementation of the above mentioned process in both malignant and benign thyroid disease...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138887/-developments-in-dysphagia-diagnostics-presentation-of-an-interdisciplinary-concept
#10
REVIEW
C Pflug, T Flügel, J C Nienstedt
Demographic developments and medical progress will cause the already high prevalence of swallowing disorders to increase further in the future. With the same number of specialists and economic resources, it is necessary to improve the efficiency of dysphagia diagnostics and continue to offer patients a treatment concept tailored to their needs. Manifold and often co-existing causes of dysphagia require interdisciplinary cooperation in this area. Endoscopic swallowing diagnostics play a prominent role in dysphagia diagnostics and should always contain thorough endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract-the domain of the ENT specialist and phoniatrician...
November 14, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137455/metal-ion-interactions-induced-p-i-n-junction-in-methylammonium-lead-triiodide-perovskite-single-crystals
#11
Ting Wu, Rupam Mukherjee, Olga S Ovchinnikova, Liam Collins, Mahshid Ahmadi, Wei Lu, Nam-Goo Kang, Jimmy W Mays, Stephen Jesse, David Mandrus, Bin Hu
Hybrid perovskites, as emerging multifunctional semiconductors, have demonstrated dual electronic/ionic conduction properties. Here we report a metal/ion interaction induced p-i-n junction across slightly n-type doped MAPbI3 single crystals with Au/MAPbI3/Ag configuration based on interface depend-ent Seebeck effect, Hall effect and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis. The organic cations (MA(+)) are shown to interact with Au atoms, forming positively charged coordination complexes at Au/MAPbI3 interface, while iodine anions (I(-)) can react with Ag contacts, leading to interfacial ionic polarization...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132430/hospital-choice-in-germany-from-the-patient-s-perspective-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Werner de Cruppé, Max Geraedts
BACKGROUND: In many countries health policy encourages patients to choose their hospital, preferably by considering information of performance reports. Previous studies on hospital choice mainly have focused on patients undergoing elective surgery. This study examined a representative sample of hospital inpatients across disciplines and treatment interventions in Germany. Its research questions were: How many patients decide where to go for hospital treatment? How much time do patients have before admission? Which sources of information do they use, and which criteria are relevant to their decision? METHODS: Cross-sectional observational study covering 1925 inpatients of 46 departments at 17 hospitals in 2012...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131135/interhemispheric-and-infratentorial-subdural-empyema-with-preseptal-cellulitis-as-complications-of-sinusitis-a-case-report
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Muhammad Reza Arifianto, Achmad Zuhro Ma'ruf, Arie Ibrahim, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis have become rare due to the use of antibiotics nowadays. However, several cases have been reported due the ability of paranasal sinusitis to cause serious complications. Once the infection spreads over the cranial structure, it could infect the orbits, underlying bones, meninges, adjacent veins, and brain. Subdural empyema is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication following paranasal sinusitis and should be considered as a neurological emergency...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128948/a-dramatic-case-of-odynophagia
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B Sopeña, J Limeres, L García-Caballero, M Diniz-Freitas, J Seoane, P Diz
We report the case of a 77-year-old male with a history of aortic stenosis and interstitial lung disease, who debuted 3 years ago with an outbreak of necrotic and very painful canker sores. The severity of the lesions and their refractory response to treatment led to several hospital admissions and multiple consultations to different specialists (ENT, rheumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology, and internal medicine). During this time, the patient received central parenteral nutrition with an episode of catheter-related septicemia, and he came to require psychiatric assistance for autolytic ideation...
November 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126990/a-proanthocyanidin-rich-extract-from-cassia-abbreviata-exhibits-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-activities-in-vivo
#15
Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Mohamed A O Abdelfattah, Haroan Cheng, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cassia abbreviata is a small to medium sized branched umbrella-shaped deciduous tree. It is widely spread in the tropics, especially in Africa, having a long history in traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous conditions such as headaches, diarrhea, constipation, some skin diseases, malaria, syphilis, pneumonia, stomach troubles, uterine pains, and against gonorrhea. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the phytochemical constituents of a root extract from Cassia abbreviata using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123117/a-glimpse-of-gluons-through-deeply-virtual-compton-scattering-on-the-proton
#16
M Defurne, A Martí Jiménez-Argüello, Z Ahmed, H Albataineh, K Allada, K A Aniol, V Bellini, M Benali, W Boeglin, P Bertin, M Brossard, A Camsonne, M Canan, S Chandavar, C Chen, J-P Chen, C W de Jager, R de Leo, C Desnault, A Deur, L El Fassi, R Ent, D Flay, M Friend, E Fuchey, S Frullani, F Garibaldi, D Gaskell, A Giusa, O Glamazdin, S Golge, J Gomez, O Hansen, D Higinbotham, T Holmstrom, T Horn, J Huang, M Huang, C E Hyde, S Iqbal, F Itard, H Kang, A Kelleher, C Keppel, S Koirala, I Korover, J J LeRose, R Lindgren, E Long, M Magne, J Mammei, D J Margaziotis, P Markowitz, M Mazouz, F Meddi, D Meekins, R Michaels, M Mihovilovic, C Muñoz Camacho, P Nadel-Turonski, N Nuruzzaman, R Paremuzyan, A Puckett, V Punjabi, Y Qiang, A Rakhman, M N H Rashad, S Riordan, J Roche, G Russo, F Sabatié, K Saenboonruang, A Saha, B Sawatzky, L Selvy, A Shahinyan, S Sirca, P Solvignon, M L Sperduto, R Subedi, V Sulkosky, C Sutera, W A Tobias, G M Urciuoli, D Wang, B Wojtsekhowski, H Yao, Z Ye, X Zhan, J Zhang, B Zhao, Z Zhao, X Zheng, P Zhu
The internal structure of nucleons (protons and neutrons) remains one of the greatest outstanding problems in modern nuclear physics. By scattering high-energy electrons off a proton we are able to resolve its fundamental constituents and probe their momenta and positions. Here we investigate the dynamics of quarks and gluons inside nucleons using deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS)-a highly virtual photon scatters off the proton, which subsequently radiates a photon. DVCS interferes with the Bethe-Heitler (BH) process, where the photon is emitted by the electron rather than the proton...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122557/-maternal-deaths-due-to-anesthesia-complications-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
#17
D Chassard
Over the period 2010-2012, maternal mortality linked to anesthesia accounted for 2% of maternal deaths, with no significant change since 2007-2009. Of the 7 maternal deaths analyzed by the expert committee, anesthetic complications were in 5 cases the main cause of death: 4 attributed to direct causes related to anesthetic procedures during childbirth and 1 to indirect cause in connection with an ENT complication during pregnancy. The anesthetic causes of maternal mortality were for the 2010-2012 period: cardiac arrest under spinal anesthesia during caesarean section, local anesthetic intoxication with unsuccessful resuscitation after cardiac arrest without intralipid administration, acute respiratory distress syndrome in the postpartum period after pulmonary aspiration during caesarean section, cardiac arrest during caesarean section under general anesthesia in a context of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with mediastinal syndrome, unsuccessful endotracheal intubation in a context of cellulitis of the oral cavity floor...
November 6, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121436/association-of-dental-and-maxillary-sinus-pathologies-with-ear-nose-and-throat-symptoms
#18
Rachel Horwitz Berkun, David Polak, Lior Shapira, Ron Eliashar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) findings in the maxillary sinus, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) symptoms and dental pathologies in asymptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 81 patients were referred for CBCT and filled a standard ENT visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaire. CBCT images were analyzed for sinus ostium obstruction, Schneiderian membrane thickening, sinus floor turbidity and the presence of polyps...
November 9, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121432/effectiveness-of-alpine-climate-treatment-for-children-with-difficult-to-treat-atopic-dermatitis-results-of-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-davos-trial
#19
Karin Fieten, Renske Schappin, Wieneke Zijlstra, Lilian Figee, Jos Beutler, Florine Raymakers, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Rebecca Stellato, Maartje Vandewall, Joan Winkelhof, Monica Uniken Venema, Carla Bruijnzeel-Koomen, Lucia Rijssenbeek-Nouwens, Cornelis van der Ent, Els van Hoffen, Yolanda Meijer, Suzanne Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Alpine climate treatment has historically been used in Europe to treat atopic dermatitis (AD), but no randomized trials have been conducted to provide evidence for its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term effectiveness of alpine climate treatment for children with difficult to treat AD. MATERIALS & METHODS: A pragmatic, open, randomized controlled trial was conducted. Children diagnosed with AD that was considered difficult to treat, aged between 8 and 18 years and willing to be treated in Switzerland were randomized to a six week personalized integrative multidisciplinary treatment period in a clinical setting in the alpine climate (Switzerland) or an outpatient setting in moderate maritime climate (Netherlands)...
November 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119844/symptom-relief-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-globus-patients-a-prospective-study
#20
Pia Järvenpää, Assi Laatikainen, Risto P Roine, Harri Sintonen, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus may be a persistent symptom impairing patients' quality of life. Diagnostics and treatment are controversial but some globus patients may benefit from reassurance and attention. We investigated how globus symptoms change during a short-term follow-up without any treatment after an examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician and further diagnostic procedures. We also surveyed whether patients with persistent globus suffer from simultaneous voice problems. The study comprised 30 consecutive globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery...
November 9, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
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