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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817781/availability-and-variation-of-publicly-reported-prescription-drug-prices
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Jeffrey T Kullgren, Joel E Segel, Timothy A Peterson, A Mark Fendrick, Simone Singh
OBJECTIVES: To examine how often retail prices for prescription drugs are available on state public reporting websites, the variability of these reported prices, and zip code characteristics associated with greater price variation. STUDY DESIGN: Searches of state government-operated websites in Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania for retail prices for Advair Diskus (250/50 fluticasone propionate/salmeterol), Lyrica (pregabalin 50 mg), Nasonex (mometasone 50 mcg nasal spray), Spiriva (tiotropium 18 mcg cp-handihaler), Zetia (ezetimibe 10 mg), atorvastatin 20 mg, and metoprolol 50 mg...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817752/technical-refinements-and-outcomes-of-the-modified-anterior-septal-transplant
#2
Myriam Loyo, Jeffrey D Markey, Deniz Gerecci, Edward El Rassi, Ryan J Li, C Blake Sullivan, Tom D Wang
Importance: Severe anterior septal deviation and resultant nasal obstruction represent a difficult surgical task to correct. The goal of surgery is to straighten the anterior dorsal and caudal struts, while maintaining nasal tip and midvault support. This study presents a novel extracorporeal septoplasty technique to straighten the crooked anterior septum. Objective: To describe the novel anterior septal transplant technique, which consists of complete resection of the caudal septum and reconstruction with extended spreader grafts and a columellar strut, without a separate caudal septal replacement graft...
August 17, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817540/association-of-olfactory-function-with-the-intensity-of-self-reported-physical-activity-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
#3
Bogusz Falkowski, Maciej Chudziński, Ewa Jakubowska, Anna Duda-Sobczak
INTRODUCTION    Olfactory function is impaired in patients with type 1 diabetes and can be recognized as a form of diabetic neuropathy. Physical activity has various beneficial effects on type 1 diabetes. OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to assess a relation between physical activity and olfactory function in patients with type 1 diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS    We enrolled 120 patients with type 1 diabetes referred to an outpatient diabetes clinic. Patients with diabetes duration of less than 5 years, age above 65 years, concomitant diabetic ketoacidosis, and those using drugs affecting nasal mucosa were excluded...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816718/double-composite-tissue-z-plasty-technique-for-anatomical-restoration-of-severe-nasal-deformity-in-secondary-unilateral-cleft-lip
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Jiao Wei, Tanja Herrler, Hua Xu, Qingfeng Li, Chuanchang Dai
BACKGROUND: Patients with secondary unilateral cleft lip are regularly affected by serious nasal deformities especially of the alar and nasal floor. A large number of techniques for correction have been published, but symmetrical restoration of severe nasal deformation is difficult to achieve. We propose an innovative approach for anatomical restoration for this entity of nasal deformities to achieve long-term symmetrical appearance and muscular function. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with severe nasal deformity due to secondary unilateral cleft lip underwent reconstructive surgery using a double composite tissue Z-plasty technique for anatomical restoration of cartilage, muscle, and soft tissue layers...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816642/proteomic-analysis-of-the-human-olfactory-bulb
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Manjunath Dammalli, Gourav Dey, Anil K Madugundu, Manish Kumar, Benvil Rodrigues, Harsha Gowda, Bychapur Gowrishankar Siddaiah, Anita Mahadevan, Susarla Krishna Shankar, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad
The importance of olfaction to human health and disease is often underappreciated. Olfactory dysfunction has been reported in association with a host of common complex diseases, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. For health, olfaction or the sense of smell is also important for most mammals, for optimal engagement with their environment. Indeed, animals have developed sophisticated olfactory systems to detect and interpret the rich information presented to them to assist in day-to-day activities such as locating food sources, differentiating food from poisons, identifying mates, promoting reproduction, avoiding predators, and averting death...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816565/dacryocystectomy-as-a-treatment-of-chronic-dacryocystitis-in-the-elderly
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Mariana N Meireles, Magda Mh Viveiros, Roberta Lfs Meneghin, Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Mariângela Ea Marques, Silvana A Schellini
To evaluate the dacryocystectomy (DCT) outcomes for chronic dacryocystitis in an elderly population over 70 years old. A retrospective chart review was performed for patients over 70 years old who were diagnosed with chronic dacryocystitis and underwent DCT at the Botucatu School of Medicine, UNESP, Brazil, from 2007 to July 2014. Data were collected about patient demographics, age, gender, previous nasal, or ophthalmic diseases, symptoms related to the lacrimal drainage system preoperatively and postoperatively, signs of enlargement of the lacrimal sac (regurgitation of secretion), and histopathologic evaluation...
August 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816546/determination-of-topographic-variations-in-inner-retinal-blood-flow-areas-in-young-chinese-subjects-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Minwen Zhou, Bing Lu, Pengfei Zhang, Jingke Zhao, Qiu Wang, Xiaodong Sun
PURPOSE: To investigate (i) topographic variations in, and (ii) establish references for, inner retinal blood flow areas of the macular region of young Chinese subjects by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. METHODS: To measure inner retinal blood flow areas, we scanned an 8 × 8 mm(2) area and centered on the fovea of 336 eyes from 170 subjects using OCT angiography. Blood flow area measurements were made from a 1-mm radius circle, centered on the fovea, and 3 mm to the fovea superiorly, inferiorly, temporally, and nasally...
August 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816543/mir-541-5p-regulates-lung-fibrosis-by-targeting-cyclic-nucleotide-phosphodiesterase-1a
#8
Liqin Ren, Chunyan Yang, Yongfeng Dou, Renhui Zhan, Yi Sun, Yan Yu
AIM OF THE STUDY: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal human disease with short survival time and few treatment options. In this study, we aim to demonstrate that cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1A (PDE1A), a Ca2+/calmodulin-stimulating PDE family member, plays a critical role in the induction of fibrosis and angiogenesis in the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce pulmonary damage, adult male SD rats were treated with bleomycin in a dose of 6 mg/kg body weight by a single intratracheal instillation...
August 17, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816289/-evaluation-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-on-upper-airway-changes-after-alternating-rapid-palatal-expansion-and-constriction
#9
D T Chang, Y H Zhou, W T Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changes of different parts of upper airway after alternating rapid palatal expansion and constriction via three dimensional measurement, compared with the protocol of rapid palatal expansion alone. METHODS: In the study, 36 patients with retrognathic maxilla were selected and randomized to either group A or group B. The patients in group A were treated with rapid palatal expansion alone. The patients in group B were treated with alternating rapid palatal expansion and constriction...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815972/assessing-the-ideal-microwave-duration-for-disinfection-of-sinus-irrigation-bottles-a-quantitative-study
#10
E Nikolaou, E Mitsi, D M Ferreira, A Bartolo, S C Leong
OBJECTIVES: Saline irrigation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses by one-way valved sinus containers has a recognised role in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, bacterial recontamination of irrigation bottles through backflow from the sinonasal cavity is a concern in recurrent sinus cavity infections. While patients are encouraged to clean the irrigation bottles regularly, there remains significant concern that the use of contaminated bottles may perpetuate chronic rhinosinusitis...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815892/preaxial-polydactyly-in-an-individual-with-wiedemann-steiner-syndrome-caused-by-a-novel-nonsense-mutation-in-kmt2a
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Takashi Enokizono, Tatsuyuki Ohto, Ryuta Tanaka, Mai Tanaka, Hisato Suzuki, Aiko Sakai, Kazuo Imagawa, Hiroko Fukushima, Atsushi Iwabuti, Takashi Fukushima, Ryo Sumazaki, Tomoko Uehara, Toshiki Takenouchi, Kenjiro Kosaki
Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome (WDSTS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hypertrichosis, intellectual disability, and dysmorphic facial appearances (down-slanted vertically narrow palpebral fissures, wide nasal bridge, broad nasal tip, and thick eyebrows). In 2012, Jones and co-workers identified heterozygous mutations in KMT2A (lysine methyltransferase 2A) as the molecular cause of WDSTS. Although the phenotype of this syndrome continues to expand, the associated features are not fully understood...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815717/partial-inferior-turbinectomy-in-rhinoseptoplasty-has-no-effect-in-quality-of-life-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bianca H de Moura, Raphaella O Migliavacca, Rafaela K Lima, José E L Dolci, Martina Becker, Cássia Feijó, Elisa Brauwers, Michelle Lavinsky-Wolff
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of endoscopic partial inferior turbinectomy (EPIT) associated with primary rhinoseptoplasty on quality-of-life outcomes (QOL), complications, and surgical duration. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Individuals with nasal obstruction aged ≥ 16 years who were candidates for functional and aesthetics primary rhinoseptoplasty were evaluated from March 2014 through May 2015. Eligible participants were randomly allocated to rhinoseptoplasty with or without EPIT (excision of one-third of the inferior turbinates)...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815617/disparities-in-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-short-and-long-term-outcomes-analysis-from-the-national-cancer-database
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Ryan M Carey, Arjun K Parasher, Alan D Workman, Carol H Yan, Jordan T Glicksman, Jinbo Chen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa, Jason G Newman, Jason A Brant
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To examine sociodemographic, hospital-specific, and disease-related characteristics in relation to outcomes in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). STUDY DESIGN: The National Cancer Database was queried for location codes corresponding to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses and histology codes representing SCC malignancy. Multivariate analyses were performed against short- and long-term outcomes (overall survival, days to discharge, 30-day readmission, and 30- and 90-day mortality)...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815611/the-value-of-frontal-sinusotomy-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-a-cost-utility-analysis
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George A Scangas, Ashton E Lehmann, Aaron K Remenschneider, Brooke M Su, Mark G Shrime, Ralph Metson
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The number of surgical procedures performed for frontal sinusitis and the associated costs have increased dramatically over the past decade. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of endoscopic frontal sinusotomy (EFS) in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort-style Markov decision-tree economic model with a 36-year time horizon. METHODS: Matched cohorts of CRSwNP patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) with (n = 139) and without (n = 49) EFS were compared to each other and to patients (n = 139) from the Medical Expenditures Survey Panel database who underwent medical management for chronic rhinosinusitis...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815373/autologous-nasal-chondrocytes-delivered-by-injectable-hydrogel-for-in-vivo-articular-cartilage-regeneration
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Wenliang Chen, Changhua Li, Maoxiu Peng, Bingju Xie, Lei Zhang, Xiaojun Tang
Cell based tissue engineering serves as a promising strategy for articular cartilage repair, which remains a challenge both for researchers and clinicians. The aim of this research was to assess the potential of autologous nasal chondrocytes (NCs) combined with alginate hydrogel as injectable constructs for rabbit articular cartilage repair. Autologous nasal chondrocytes were isolated from rabbit nasal septum, expanded either on monolayer or in 3D alginate hydrogel. In vitro, DNA quantification revealed that NCs can proliferate stable in 3D alginate matrix, but slower than that cultured in monolayer...
August 16, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815302/reliability-and-validity-of-the-german-version-of-the-utrecht-questionnaire-for-outcome-assessment-in-aesthetic-rhinoplasty-d-oar
#16
Christoph Spiekermann, Claudia Rudack, Markus Stenner
The outcome of aesthetic rhinoplasty is determined by the patient's subjective satisfaction with the nasal appearance which is difficult to assess. The Utrecht Questionnaire for Outcome Assessment in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty (OAR) is a brief and reliable instrument to assess the influence of the subjective nasal appearance on quality of life in patients undergoing aesthetic rhinoplasty. Preoperative application of this questionnaire reveals important aspects and possible disturbances of the body image which could be negative predictors concerning the result...
August 16, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814959/poor-sleep-is-highly-associated-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-and-children
#17
Damien Leger, Bénédicte Bonnefoy, Bernard Pigearias, Bertrand de La Giclais, Antoine Chartier
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are often underreported to physicians by patients with allergies. This study aimed to characterize the sleep disorders associated with respiratory allergy to house dust mites (HDM) at the time of initiation of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study was conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 at 189 French trial sites and included 1750 participants suffering from HDM allergy who were initiating SLIT...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814902/orbital-apex-cyst-a-rare-cause-of-compressive-optic-neuropathy-post-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#18
Yi Ni Koh, Shu Fen Ho, Letchumanan Pathma, Harvinder Singh, Embong Zunaina
There are various causes that can lead to compressive optic neuropathy. We present here orbital apex cyst as an unusual cause of compressive optic neuropathy in a 49-year-old male. He presented with 2 weeks painless loss of vision in the left eye with left-sided headache. He had had left functional endoscopic sinus surgery for left nasal polyps 4 years earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging of brain and orbit revealed a left discrete orbital nodule, possibly orbital cyst or mucocele, which was compressing on the left optic nerve...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814353/pre-and-postoperative-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-eosinophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-in-patients-with-sinonasal-polyps-a-preliminary-investigation
#19
Giuseppe Brescia, Umberto Barion, Claudia Zanotti, Daniela Parrino, Gino Marioni
BACKGROUND: Identifying specific endotypes within the broad picture of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), by using biomarkers for instance, remains a challenge. The prognostic role of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the eosinophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (ELR) as potential markers of inflammation has already been discussed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare NLR and ELR before and after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and nasal mometasone furoate for CRSwNP by stratifying patients by their clinical and histologic features...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814254/bronchiolitis-care-in-the-hospital
#20
Jennifer Orr Vincent, Huay-Ying Lo, Susan Wu
BACKGROUND: Viral bronchiolitis is a common cause of hospitalization in young children, but despite a variety of therapeutic options, the mainstay of treatment remains supportive care. OBJECTIVE: To examine the most recent evidence for supportive care measures and pharmacologic options in the treatment of bronchiolitis in the hospital setting Methods: MEDLINE search with expert medical librarian for publications on management and therapies for bronchiolitis Results: Evidence does not support the use of bronchodilators, racemic epinephrine, deep suctioning, systemic corticosteroids, or antibiotics in the absence of a concomitant bacterial infection, as these treatments do not change the course of illness or shorten length of stay (LOS)...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
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