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Nasal challenge

M Creaney, R M Moriarty, M Milner, C Murphy
Congenital muscular dystrophies are characterised by progressive skeletal muscle weakness from birth or early infancy. Maternal respiratory compromise, joint contractures and presence of spinal instrumentation or fusion are some of the anaesthetic challenges that may be encountered in the obstetric setting. The choice of anaesthetic technique for surgical delivery needs to be considered on an individual basis. Multi-disciplinary involvement is paramount to optimise peripartum care and outcomes. In this case report, we present the use of dexmedetomidine, humidified high-flow nasal oxygen, rocuronium and sugammadex in the anaesthetic management of a wheelchair-bound, non-invasive bilevel positive airway pressure ventilation-dependent parturient with congenital muscular dystrophy, who was presenting for caesarean section...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Rebecca Strong, Simon P Graham, S A La Rocca, Rudiger Raue, Ilse Vangeel, Falko Steinbach
The objective of this study was to develop a bovine viral diarrhea virus type 2 (BVDV-2) challenge model suitable for evaluation of efficacy of BVDV vaccines; a model that mimics natural infection and induces clear leukopenia and viremia. Clinical, hematological and virological parameters were evaluated after infection of two age groups of calves (3 and 9 months) with two BVDV-2 strains (1362727 and 502643). Calves became pyrexic between 8 and 9 days post inoculation and exhibited symptoms, such as nasal discharge, mild depression, cough, and inappetence...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Henya Sandhaus, Philip G Chen
Introduction: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a complex procedure used by otorhinolaryngologists to treat a host of nasal sinus pathologies. Due to the involved nasal anatomy and the nature of the procedure, teaching residents to use an endoscope is challenging. Simulation labs have been helpful but intraoperative instruction can still present difficulty in communication between resident and attending physicians during the teaching process. The purpose of this is to hypothesize a method of teaching intraoperatively that can be used supplemental to or independently of virtual reality teaching...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
S Bastaninejad, E Karimi, N Saeedi, E Amirizad
Despite progress made in nasal reconstruction, the restoration of a large defect, including the whole septum and mid-nasal vault structures, remains a challenge. The pericranial flap (PCF) is used widely for the reconstruction of anterior cranial fossa defects. This article presents a surgical technique for nasal lining restoration with an endoscopic PCF design. This technique was used in patients with huge intranasal tumours. Two patients with nasal eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis were treated. The structural involvement was similar in each case...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Epameinondas Kostopoulos, Christos Agiannidis, Petros Konofaos, Ioannis Kotsakis, Panagiota Hatzigianni, Gerasimos Georgopoulos, Zoe Papadatou, Chara Konstantinidou, Gregorios Champsas, Othon Papadopoulos, Vincent Casoli
INTRODUCTION: Medial canthus is a common area of skin cancer prevalence. Defects in this region represent a challenging reconstructive task. The nasal version of keystone perforator island flap (KPIF) has proven its versatility. The aim of the present study was to expand its utilization in the neighbor medial canthus area. A modified croissant-like KPIF (CKPIF) was used resolving inner convexity-related problems. The presence of procerus in the glabella area, bridging a surface from nasalis up to the frontalis, changed the traditional dissecting flap technique...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Yanmin Wan, Guobin Kang, Chithra Sreenivasan, Lance Daharsh, Junfeng Zhang, Wenjin Fan, Dan Wang, Hideaki Moriyama, Feng Li, Qingsheng Li
Two lineages of Influenza D virus (IDV) have been found to infect cattle and promote bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC), one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of morbidity and mortality within the cattle industry. Furthermore, IDV can infect other economically important domestic livestock including pigs and has the potential to infect humans, which necessitates the need for an efficacious vaccine. In this study, we designed a DNA vaccine expressing consensus hemagglutinin-esterase-fusion (HEF) protein (FluD-Vax) and tested its protective efficacy against two lineages of IDV (D/OK and D/660) in guinea pigs...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Virology
Roman Dudaryk, Danielle B Horn, J Marshall Green
A patient with recent jaw reconstruction presented for treatment of postoperative oropharyngeal hemorrhage. Asleep nasal fiberoptic intubation was attempted, but a rare and unanticipated complication ensued: rupture of right facial artery pseudoaneurysm. The difficult airway algorithm was followed up to the point of surgical airway. While nasal or oral fiberoptic intubation is often perceived as the safest approach for management of a difficult airway, we discuss alternative treatment strategies for patients with a facial pseudoaneurysm...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
David Zwicker, Rodolfo Ostilla-Mónico, Daniel E Lieberman, Michael P Brenner
The nasal cavity is a vital component of the respiratory system that heats and humidifies inhaled air in all vertebrates. Despite this common function, the shapes of nasal cavities vary widely across animals. To understand this variability, we here connect nasal geometry to its function by theoretically studying the airflow and the associated scalar exchange that describes heating and humidification. We find that optimal geometries, which have minimal resistance for a given exchange efficiency, have a constant gap width between their side walls, while their overall shape can adhere to the geometric constraints imposed by the head...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ryan Waters, Anna B Ludi, Veronica L Fowler, Ginette Wilsden, Clare Browning, Simon Gubbins, Bob Statham, Abdelghani Bin-Tarif, Valerie Mioulet, David J King, Claire Colenutt, Emma Brown, Pascal Hudelet, Donald P King
In 2015, outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the Middle East were discovered to be caused by a viral lineage (A/ASIA/G-VII), which has recently emerged from the Indian sub-continent. In vitro vaccine matching data generated by the World Reference Laboratory (WRLFMD) indicated that A/ASIA/G-VII field viruses were poorly matched with vaccines (A-SAU-95, A22 IRQ and A-IRN-05) that are already used in the region. In order to assess the likely performance of one of these commercially available FMD vaccines, sixteen cattle were vaccinated with a polyvalent vaccine which contained two serotype A components (A-SAU-95 and A-IRN-05) with a homologous potency of at least 6PD50 , and two cattle were left unvaccinated as controls...
March 2, 2018: Vaccine
Amber N Pepper, Dennis K Ledford
Nasal and ocular challenges facilitate the evaluation of subjective and objective responses to defined allergen or irritant exposure. Nasal and ocular allergen challenges (NACs and OACs) are the gold standard to diagnose allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, respectively, and aid in the evaluation of novel therapies in clinical trials. Additionally, NACs and OACs may help identify medically relevant allergens in clinical practice. Nonspecific or irritant challenges evaluate mucosal hyperreactivity. Direct mucosal challenges, which can be performed in an office or research setting, expose the participant to higher allergen doses than common in the natural environment...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
I Baumann, O Sommerburg, P Amrhein, P K Plinkert, A Koitschev
Choanal atresia is a rare malformation that represents a special challenge. While bilateral choanal atresia usually needs to be surgically treated within a few days of birth, the intervention for one-sided choanal atresia can be postponed for years. Treatment planning requires adequate imaging (CT or MRI), which also serves to exclude other skull base malformities. Surgical treatment currently focuses on transnasal endoscopic techniques. Simultaneous resection of the parts of the vomer involved in the atresia seems to be important surgical success...
March 2, 2018: HNO
Carolina Posso, David Delgado Anaya, Jeison Aguilar Henao, Juan M Velasquez Gaviria
PURPOSE: The previous cadaveric studies of facial artery perforators have frequently reported high variability, and those results remain to be validated in the Colombian population. Thus, we aimed to describe the vascular anatomy of the lateral nasal artery cutaneous branches and their clinical applications using Colombian cadavers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine hemifaces from six fresh cadavers were included in the study. Terminal branches of the facial artery and cutaneous perforators of the lateral nasal artery were dissected...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Rod J Rohrich, Paul N Afrooz
The nasal alae and the soft-tissue triangles are delicate structures, the contours of which are largely dependent on soft tissue and the indirect influence of the lower lateral cartilages. Creating appropriate and continuous contour from the tip lobule to the alar lobule can be challenging. The alar contour graft is one reliable method of achieving predictable contour. However, alar contour grafts of ideal length may be scarce. The butterfly graft is a simple, reliable, and predictable method of providing support in the region of the soft triangle, and spans the region between the tip lobule and alar lobule, thereby balancing the transition between these regions...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
M Al Ahmad, N Arifhodzic, J Nurkic, E Jusufovic, A L Hanoun, T Rodriguez
Introduction. Sensitization to cat allergens is common worldwide. Currently, there is a trend towards costly and often unavailable diagnostic analysis. Objectives. The aim is to assess the reliability of skin prick test (SPT) and serum specific IgE (ssIgE) to cat sensitization, by performing nasal challenge test (NCT) in a community with low cat ownership but common presence of stray cats. Patients and methods. Forty-one pa-tients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) who were mono or polysensitized (including cat) were included...
January 17, 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Mengkai Cai, Junming Huang, Dexin Bu, Zhiqing Yu, Xinliang Fu, Chihai Ji, Pei Zhou, Guihong Zhang
Swine are the main host of the H1N1 swine influenza virus (SIV), however, H1N1 can also infect humans and occasionally cause serious respiratory disease. To trace the evolution of the SIV in Guangdong, China, we performed an epidemic investigation during the period of 2016-2017. Nine H1N1 influenza viruses were isolated from swine nasal swabs. Antigenic analysis revealed that these viruses belonged to two distinct antigenic groups, represented by A/Swine/Guangdong/101/2016 and A/Swine/Guangdong/52/2017. Additionally, three genotypes, known as GD52/17-like, GD493/17-like and GD101/16-like, were identified by phylogenetic analysis...
February 26, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Michelle Ma, Jamie L Redes, Caroline M Percopo, Kirk M Druey, Helene F Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils in the nasal mucosa are an elemental feature of allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to explore eosinophilic inflammation and its impact on respiratory virus infection at the nasal mucosa. METHODS: Inflammation in the nasal mucosae of mice was evaluated in response to repetitive stimulation with strict intranasal volumes of a filtrate of Alternaria alternata. Mice were then challenged with influenza virus...
February 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Jiangtao Lin, Jie Gao, Kefang Lai, Xin Zhou, Bei He, Jianying Zhou, Changzheng Wang
Asthma affects a large number of patients in China, but comprehensive evaluation of risks associated with poor asthma control in asthmatic patients with nasal diseases was still limited. We conducted this study to provide a comprehensive estimate of asthma control in Chinese asthma patients with combined nasal diseases, to explore the effect of kinds of nasal diseases on the asthma control, and to identify risk factors associated with uncontrolled asthmatic patients with combined nasal diseases. 1756 asthma patients concomitant with nasal diseases aged ≥17 years and representing all regions of mainland China were surveyed...
2018: PloS One
Frank Hoffmeyer, K Sucker, H Berresheim, C Monsé, B Jettkant, A Beine, M Raulf, T Brüning, J Bünger
There is an interest in assessing changes in nasal NO (nNO) levels as an effect marker of upper airways. In this study, we examined methodologic influences on short and long term repeatability of nNO levels assessed by a portable electrochemical analyzer. Nine atopic and eighteen healthy subjects were exposed for 4 h to ethyl acrylate concentration of 0.05 ppm (sham) and mean concentrations of 5 ppm (either constant 5 ppm or variable 0 to 10 ppm). Sampling of nNO was performed by using passive aspiration during both breath-holding (634 ppb) or calm tidal breathing (364 ppb, p < 0...
February 22, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Quentin Qassemyar, Nathaniel Assouly, Yoni Madar, Stéphane Temam, Frédéric Kolb
Total nasal reconstruction is a challenging surgical procedure which usually involves a free flap, forehead flap, and cartilage grafts. In certain failure situations where patients do not accept the idea of anaplastology, possibilities become very limited. We report the case of a patient who underwent several reconstruction steps with multiple failures including free and local flaps and cartilage harvests which showed recurrent episodes of necrosis and infection leading to melting and collapse of reconstructed structures...
February 21, 2018: Microsurgery
Sara Tanini, Giulia Lo Russo
Columella is an important structure in the center of the face, and its structural integrity has an important functional, social, and psychological role. Columella reconstruction can be very challenging for surgeons and the ideal technique remains elusive. This article describes a reconstruction technique in a young woman with columella necrosis due to nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment. The method of reconstruction described here, with a V-shaped internal nasal vestibular flap and a cartilage grafts from lateral crura, is simple and easily reproducible, providing an optimal aesthetic result and in addition the donor site does not create a secondary deformity by disrupting normal anatomy...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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