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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914909/benefits-pitfalls-and-risks-of-phytotherapy-in-clinical-practice-in-otorhinolaryngology
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O Laccourreye, A Werner, L Laccourreye, P Bonfils
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the benefits, pitfalls and risks of phytotherapy in the clinical practice of otorhinolaryngology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched using the following keywords: phytotherapy, phytomedicine, herbs, otology, rhinology, laryngology, otitis, rhinitis, laryngitis and otorhinolaryngology. Seventy-two articles (18 prospective randomized studies, 4 Cochrane analyses, 4 meta-analysis and 15 reviews of the literature) devoted to clinical studies were analyzed...
November 30, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909626/metastasis-of-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-frontal-and-ethmoid-sinus
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Fatih Akdemir, Mustafa Aldemir, Hasan Çakar, Gülnur Güler
Intracranial metastasis of prostate cancer is rarely seen, and there are few studies in this regard in the literature. Most of these studies in the literature comprise the metastasis of prostate cancer to the sphenoid sinus, and metastasis to the frontal and ethmoid sinus is a much rare entity. Association of visual symptoms, epistaxis, headache, and hematuria may indicate a urologic malignancy in terms of the origin of the primary tumor. This study was aimed to present the prostate cancer case of a 73-year-old patient whose paranasal sinus tomograms revealed the presence of frontal and ethmoid sinus metastasis...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905278/seroprevalence-of-canine-leishmaniasis-in-northern-cyprus
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Tayfun Çanakçı, Arif Kurtdede, Serdar Paşa, Seray Töz Özensoy, Yusuf Özbel
OBJECTIVE: Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is an important public and veterinary health problem in Mediterranean Basin countries. In this study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of CanL in several provinces of Northern Cyprus. METHODS: The seroprevalence of CanL was determined by the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test in dog sera. In total, 281 dogs were randomly selected from Nicosia (n=80), Trikomo (n=58), Famagusta (n=60), Morphou (n=30), and Kyrenia (n=53), consistent with a statistically representative number of the regional dog population...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898191/reirradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-t3-to-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Oscar S H Chan, Henry C K Sze, Michael C H Lee, Lucy L K Chan, Amy T Y Chang, Sarah W M Lee, Wai Man Hung, Anne W M Lee, Wai Tong Ng
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicities of reirradiation using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with consecutive rT3 to rT4 NPC treated between 2005 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The 3-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rate were 47...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891382/a-case-of-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-secondary-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Sameer Panda, Lalit Kumar Meher, Siba Prasad Dalai, Sachidananda Nayak, Sujit Kumar Tripathy
The haematological abnormalities associated with active pulmonary tuberculosis were known to human beings since decades but Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis have been reported only in a couple of instances. We report a 27 year-old male patient who was admitted to our hospital with fever, shortness of breath, haematuria, epistaxis and generalized petechiae. The sputum positivity for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) and chest X-ray reports were suggestive of active pulmonary tuberculosis in our patient...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891377/immune-thrombocytopenia-as-a-presenting-manifestation-of-tuberculosis-challenge-in-resource-constraint-settings
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Deba Prasad Dhibar, Kamal Kant Sahu, Varun Dhir, Surjit Singh
Tuberculosis can infect almost any organ of our body leading to various presentations and its complication. Various haematological manifestations of tuberculosis are well known. But isolated thrombocytopenia and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in patients with tuberculosis is very rare. Here we report a case of young man who presented with acute onset of bleeding manifestations in the form of epistaxis and macroscopic haematuria with platelets count of 5×10(9)/L. The patient was diagnosed to have ITP along with clinical and radiological evidence of active tuberculosis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890006/recent-updates-on-the-systemic-and-local-safety-of-intranasal-steroids
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Tae Young Jang, Young Hyo Kim
Allergic rhinitis is a global health problem, and its prevalence rate and socioeconomic burden continue to increase. Intranasal steroid (INS) is the first treatment choice in the majority of patients, because of its ability to effectively control allergic symptoms. However, patients and clinicians are concerned about the potential adverse effects of prolonged INS use. In the present study, the systemic bioavailabilities of several commercially available INSs were researched, and then systemic safeties were reviewed with focus on suppression of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and their effects on pediatric growth...
November 23, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882120/lutetium-177-dota-tate-therapy-for-esthesioneuroblastoma-a-case-report
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Juliano Guerra Sabongi, Mônica Carboni Pereira Gonçalves, Cira Danielle Casado Alves, João Alves, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Sonia Marta Moriguchi
Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB), also known as olfactory neuroblastoma, is a rare malignant tumor that accounts for 3% of all tumors of the nasal cavity. The incidence of ENB is 0.4 cases per million in the general population, and the most common symptoms are nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Previous studies have indicated the presence of somatostatin receptors in this tumor type. Common treatment strategies for ENB include resection and adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy (combined treatment); however, the rate of recurrence is high...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878613/intermittent-low-dose-bevacizumab-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a%C3%A2-case-report
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Florian Huemer, Martin Dejaco, Christoph Grabmer, Thomas Melchardt, Daniel Neureiter, Georg Mayer, Alexander Egle, Richard Greil, Lukas Weiss
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an inherited autosomal dominant disease presenting with recurrent bleeding episodes and iron deficiency anemia due to vascular malformations. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is associated with an increased risk of stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary hypertension and life expectancy is significantly reduced. Excess vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report about a male patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presenting with pulmonary and central nervous system involvement experiencing repetitive nosebleeds, necessitating frequent local cauterization and transfusion of more than 100 units of packed red blood cells...
November 23, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876219/optimizing-the-outcome-of-transnasal-endoscopic-sphenopalatine-artery-ligation-in-managing-refractory-posterior-epistaxis-a-case-control-analysis
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Mainak Dutta, Dibakar Haldar
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the outcome of transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation (TESPAL) by determining the key surgical steps and applying them accordingly. METHODS: This is a case-control study carried out in a tertiary care teaching institution on subjects who underwent TESPAL during the period of October 2010 to September 2015. Their surgical and clinical records were reviewed, and success (no re-bleed) and failure (return with re-bleed) were considered the main outcome measures of TESPAL...
November 18, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876005/a-predictive-model-to-differentiate-dengue-from-other-febrile-illness
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Eduardo Fernández, Marek Smieja, Stephen D Walter, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries and has a presentation similar to other febrile illnesses. Since laboratory confirmation is frequently delayed, the majority of dengue cases are diagnosed based on symptoms. The objective of this study was to identify clinical, hematological and demographical parameters that could be used as predictors of dengue fever among patients with febrile illness. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 548 patients presenting with febrile syndrome to the largest public hospitals in Honduras...
November 22, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872729/mild-bleeders-diagnosis-is-elusive-in-large-number-of-patients
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Mrinalini Kotru, Deepti Mutereja, Abhishek Purohit, Seema Tyagi, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Renu Saxena, Hara Prasad Pati
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is a common clinical presentation. Even patients with mild bleeding disorders are extensively investigated for ascertaining the cause. The present study was conducted in order to evaluate the extent of the possibility of diagnosis in mild bleeding disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of patients referred for work up of mild bleeding for a period of 13 months. A complete blood count, peripheral smear examination, Prothrombin time, Partial Thromboplastin time and Thrombin Time, Platelet Aggregometry test, tests for von Willebrand's disease and Platelet Factor 3 availability were measured...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864873/hereditary-haemorrhagic-telangiectasia-to-transplant-or-not-to-transplant-is-there-a-right-time-for-liver-transplantation
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Yannick D Muller, Roland Oppliger, Romain Breguet, Philippe Meyer, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Pierre-Auguste Petignat, Thomas Harr, Eric Dayer, Jörg D Seebach
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia is characterized by arterio-venous malformations (AVM). It frequently involves the liver without clinical symptoms, but may lead to biliary ischaemia, portal hypertension, or fatal high-output heart failure. The indication of liver transplantation is controversial. METHODS: Herein, we report the case of a 65-year-old female patient with a 'double Osler syndrome' consisting of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and type I hereditary angioedema diagnosed at the age of 25 and 22 years respectively...
December 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863666/nasal-powders-of-thalidomide-for-local-treatment-of-nose-bleeding-in-persons-affected-by-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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G Colombo, F Bortolotti, V Chiapponi, F Buttini, F Sonvico, R Invernizzi, F Quaglia, C Danesino, F Pagella, P Russo, R Bettini, P Colombo, A Rossi
In this work nasal powder formulations of thalidomide were designed and studied to be used by persons affected by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia as a complementary anti-epistaxis therapy, with the goal of sustaining the effect obtained with thalidomide oral treatment after its discontinuation for adverse effects. Three nasal powders were prepared using as carriers β-CD or its more hydrophilic derivatives such as hydropropyl-β-CD and sulphobutylether-β-CD and tested with respect to technological and biopharmaceutical features after emission with active and passive nasal powder devices...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861387/open-arterial-reconstruction-of-multiple-hepatic-artery-aneurysms-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a-case-report
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Hirotsugu Ozawa, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Koji Maeda, Shin Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is characterized by mucocutaneous telangiectasia and visceral vascular malformations (VMs). Liver involvement with VMs may lead to high-output cardiac failure, portal hypertension, and biliary disease. There is no curative treatment for the disease, and liver transplantation is indicated for life-threatening complications. Herein, we report a case of multiple hepatic artery aneurysms (HAAs) in a patient with HHT in which open arterial reconstruction was performed...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860447/fluorescein-guided-intraoperative-endoscopy-in-patients-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-first-impressions
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Fabio Pagella, Alessandro Pusateri, Dario Zaccari, Daniele Bongetta, Cesare Zoia, Giuseppe Spinozzi, Carla Olivieri, Elina Matti
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare genetic disease that results in mucocutaneous telangiectasias and arteriovenous visceral malformations. Nasal telangiectasias lead to recurrent epistaxis, which affects up to 96% of patients. Different morphologic classifications and methods of visualization of nasal lesions have been described in the literature. We developed a new method of intraoperative endoscopy based on the intravenous administration of fluorescein...
November 11, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855471/the-pharyngostomy-tube-indications-technique-efficacy-and-safety-in-modern-surgical-practice
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Rafael Garza-Castillon, Jonathan Berger, Rafael Andrade, Eitan Podgaetz
Background Long-term nasogastric tubes are uncomfortable and associated with complications such as impairment with speech and swallowing, septum trauma, epistaxis, alar necrosis, and intubation of the trachea among others. Pharyngostomy tubes (PTs) are an alternative for prolonged enteral feeding, transluminal drainage of collections, and gastric decompression in patients with an intestinal obstruction and an inoperable abdomen. Patients and Methods This is a retrospective analysis of patients who had a PT placed at our institution from May 2005 to March 2015...
November 17, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853945/endoscopic-closure-of-large-septal-perforations-with-bilateral-hadad-bassagasteguy-flaps
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Eduardo Morera Serna, Luis Ferrán de la Cierva, Meritxell Tomás Fernández, Santiago Quer Canut, Jacoba Alba Mesquida, Francisco José García Purriños
: Surgical closure of nasal septal perforations is one of the most challenging procedures in nasal surgery. Defects greater than 2 cm are especially difficult to repair with the traditional approaches due to the challenges of mobilizing enough mucosa to close big gaps, and avoiding airway stenosis in the process. We present a new technique to endoscopically close major septal perforations using bilateral Hadad-Bassagasteguy flaps. Four consecutive patients with septal perforations greater than 2 cm were operated at our institution...
November 16, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852681/interesting-case-of-base-of-skull-mass-infiltrating-cavernous-sinuses
#19
Achintya Dinesh Singh, Manish Soneja, Saba Samad Memon, Surabhi Vyas
A man aged 35 years presented with chronic headache and earache of 1-year duration. He had progressive vision loss and diplopia since last 9 months. He also had pain over the face and episodic profuse epistaxis. On examination, perception of light was absent in the right eye and hand movements were detected at 4 m distance in the left eye. Imaging revealed a lobulated mass in the nasopharynx extending into the bilateral cavernous sinuses and sphenoid sinus with bony erosions. Biopsy of the nasopharyngeal mass revealed pathological features which are characteristic of IgG4 disease...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846329/epistaxis-mass-in-right-nostril-%C3%A2-dx
#20
Shashank Kraleti, Diane Jarret
A 49-year-old woman visited our family medicine clinic because she'd had 3 episodes of epistaxis during the previous month. She'd already visited the emergency department, and the doctor there had treated her symptomatically and referred her to our clinic.
October 2016: Journal of Family Practice
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