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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110635/a-modified-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-a-superficial-hypopharyngeal-cancer-a-case-report-and-technical-discussion
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Lianjun Di, Kuang-I Fu, Rui Xie, Xinglong Wu, Youfeng Li, Huichao Wu, Biguang Tuo
BACKGROUND: Adequate working space and a clear view for the dissected lesion are crucial for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Pharyngeal ESD requires that an otorhinolaryngologist creates working space by lifting the larynx with a curved laryngoscope. However, many countries do not have this kind of curved laryngoscope, and the devices could interfere with endoscope because of the narrow space of the pharynx. To overcome these issues, we used a transparent hood (Elastic Touch, slit and hole type, M (long), Top company, Tokyo Japan) instead of the curved laryngoscope to create adequate working space by pushing the larynx, and pharyngeal ESD could be done by gastroenterologists...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072654/-the-specific-features-of-the-past-medical-history-and-etiology-of-pharyngeal-abscess-in-the-children
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Yu L Soldatsky, O A Denisova, S A Bulynko
The present study was undertaken for the purpose of elucidating the specific features of the past medical history and the etiological factors responsible for the development of tonsillogenic pharyngeal abscesses in the children. We performed the retrospective analysis of the medical histories of 291 children presenting with this condition who had been admitted for the treatment to the ENT Department of the Morozovskzya City Children's Clinical Hospital during the period from January till December 2015. The study has demonstrated the following most common shortcomings of the outpatient treatment of the patients suffering from chronic tonsillitis at the stage preceding formation of paratonsillar abscess: inadequate antibacterial therapy of acute chronic tonsillitis or its exacerbation and limited indications for tonsillectomy at the level of the outpatient treatment...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071851/-lanqin-oral-liquid-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pharyngitis%C3%AF-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Na Li, Feng-Wen Yang, Zhong-Ying Lu, Dong Zhang, Chun-Xiang Liu, Wen-Ke Zheng
To systematically assess the effectiveness and safety of lanqin oral liquid for the treatment of chronic pharyngitis. Databases including PubMed, Embase, The Cochrane Library, SinoMed, CNKI, VIP and Wanfang Data were electronically searched in March 2017 for randomized controlled trials(RCTs) on Lanqin oral liquid for the treatment of chronic pharyngitis. Two authors independently screened literature, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias of included studies. Then, meta-analysis was performed by RevMan 5...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025800/approach-to-recurrent-fever-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Gordon S Soon, Ronald M Laxer
OBJECTIVE: To provide an approach to recurrent fever in childhood, explain when infections, malignancies, and immunodeficiencies can be excluded, and describe the features of periodic fever and other autoinflammatory syndromes. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: PubMed was searched for relevant articles regarding the pathogenesis, clinical findings, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of periodic fever and autoinflammatory syndromes. MAIN MESSAGE: Fever is a common sign of illness in children and is most frequently due to infection...
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018832/pharyngeal-myiasis-caused-by-sheep-botfly-oestrus-ovis-diptera-oestridae-larva-tabriz-east-azarbaijan-province-iran-a-case-report
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Teimour Hazratian, Ali Tagizadeh, Mohammad Chaichi, Madineh Abbasi
Myiasis is caused by the larvae of flies infesting animal or human tissues and organs. This report aims to present a case of pharyngeal myiasis caused by the larvae of Oestrus ovis (Diptera: Oestridae). A 55-yr old drug addict living in the Shahindeje village of Western Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran was referred to the Emam Reza Hospital in Tabriz, having a medical history of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and hospitalized due to respiratory distress, 20 days ago. He was intubated with a mechanical ventilator (MV) because of his respiratory distress condition...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987230/controversies-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surgery
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REVIEW
Carolyn C Dicus Brookes, Scott B Boyd
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic disease characterized by repetitive pharyngeal collapse during sleep. OSA is associated with cardiovascular disease and increased mortality, among other issues. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered first line therapy for OSA, but is not always tolerated. Both non-surgical and surgical alternative management strategies are available for the CPAP intolerant patient. This article explores controversies surrounding airway evaluation, definition of successful treatment, and surgical management of the CPAP intolerant patient with moderate to severe OSA...
November 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980592/-the-prevalence-of-the-fungal-flora-in-association-with-chronic-inflammatory-pathology-of-the-larynx
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V Ya Kunel'skaya, S G Romanenko, G B Shadrin, D I Krasnikova
The present article was designed to analyze the prevalence and clinical features of laryngomycosis associated with chronic inflammatory diseases of the larynx. We examined 430 patients suffering from chronic pharyngitis and found the fungal flora in 100 (23.2%) of them. Diagnostics of the fungal infection was performed by the microscopic study of the stained preparations (including the Gram method, Romanovskiy-Giemsa and fluorescent microscopy). The sowing on elective nutrient media was used. The study revealed the presence of yeast fungi (Candida) in 98 patients (98%) and mold fungi (Aspergillus) in the remaining two (2%)...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971103/towards-developing-a-vaccine-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Navaneethakrishnan Krishnamoorthy, Ussama M Abdel Motal, Magdi Yacoub
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most serious manifestations of rheumatic fever, which is caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS or Streptococcus pyogenes) infection. RHD is an auto immune sequelae of GAS pharyngitis, rather than the direct bacterial infection of the heart, which leads to chronic heart valve damage. Although antibiotics like penicillin are effective against GAS infection, improper medical care such as poor patient compliance, overcrowding, poverty, and repeated exposure to GAS, leads to acute rheumatic fever and RHD...
March 31, 2017: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951419/group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis-immune-responses-involved-in-bacterial-clearance-and-gas-associated-immunopathologies
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REVIEW
Amelia T Soderholm, Timothy C Barnett, Matthew J Sweet, Mark J Walker
Streptococcus pyogenes, the Group A Streptococcus (GAS), is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis in children and adults. Innate and adaptive host immune responses are fundamental for defense against streptococcal pharyngitis and are central to the clinical manifestation of disease. Host immune responses also contribute to the severe poststreptococcal immune diseases that constitute the major disease burden for this organism. However, until recently, little was known about the host responses elicited during infection...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945020/-a-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-advance-on-ilex-asprella
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REVIEW
Bing-Zhao Du, Xin-Yao Yang, Xiao Feng, Xu Yin, He-Xin-Ge Zhang, Feng Zhao, Zeng-Ping Gao, Peng-Fei Tu, Xing-Yun Chai
Ilex asprella is one of representative medicinal plants in South of the Five Ridges of China. The roots and rhizomes of I. asprella have the effects of clearing heat and detoxifying, stimulating salvia, and reducing thirst, which has been used to treat wind-heat cold, acute and chronic pharyngitis, and sore throat. Contemporary studies showed that I. asprella contains the major triterpenoids and glycosides, phenolic acids, and minor steroids. The extracts and compounds show activities of anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-tumor, and regulating lipid metabolism...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882408/dental-and-oropharyngeal-lesions-in-rats-with-chronic-acid-reflux-esophagitis
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Rintaro Shimazu, Mihoko Yamamoto, Akimichi Minesaki, Yuichiro Kuratomi
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated pathological changes in the tooth and pharynx of GERD rats to elucidate the association between gastric acid reflux and oral and pharyngeal diseases. METHODS: An experimental rat model of chronic acid reflux esophagitis was surgically created. The oral cavities were observed histologically every 2 weeks until 20 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: At 10 weeks after surgery, molar crown heights in GERD rats were shorter than that in control rats, and inflammatory cell infiltration by gastric acid reflux was found in the periodontal mucosa of GERD rats...
September 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872738/chronic-post-stroke-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-is-associated-with-impaired-cortical-activation-to-pharyngeal-sensory-inputs
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C Cabib, O Ortega, N Vilardell, L Mundet, P Clavé, L Rofes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of afferent sensory pathways in the pathophysiology of post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia is not known. We hypothesized that patients with chronic post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) would show impaired sensory cortical activation in the ipsilesional hemisphere. METHODS: We studied 28 chronic unilateral post-stroke patients [17 PSD and 11 post-stroke non-dysphagic patients (PSnD)] and 11 age-matched healthy volunteers. Event-related sensory-evoked potentials to pharyngeal stimulation (pSEP) and sensory thresholds were assessed...
November 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858946/facts-and-fantasies-on-extraesophageal-reflux-a-gastroenterologist-perspective
#13
Frank Zerbib, Charlotte Dulery
Gastroesophageal reflux disease encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders related to the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal reflux (EER) may be suspected in patients with unexplained chronic cough, pharyngolaryngeal symptoms, and asthma. For physicians, suspected EER is challenging as there is currently no tool that can reliably make a definitive diagnosis. Endoscopic signs are not specific, pharyngeal and proximal reflux monitoring are not reliable, and if distal pH or pH-impedance monitoring can identify patients with abnormal reflux, they cannot predict the response to therapy...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841782/risk-of-malignancies-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-type-1-patients-with-a-long-term-follow-up-in-japan
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Teruko Arinaga-Hino, Tatsuya Ide, Ichiro Miyajima, Kei Ogata, Reiichiro Kuwahara, Keisuke Amano, Toshihiro Kawaguchi, Toru Nakamura, Takumi Kawaguchi, Hironori Koga, Koji Yonemoto, Takuji Torimura
AIM: The risk of malignancies in autoimmune diseases is high and is regarded to be due to immunological abnormalities, the use of immunosuppressive agents, and/or chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk of malignancies in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) type 1 in Japan. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-six patients diagnosed with AIH were enrolled. A person-year calculation was carried out for AIH patients, and the numbers of expected events were clarified using data from "The Monitoring of Cancer Incidence in Japan Project" in order to examine the standard incident rate (SIR) of each type of malignancy...
August 25, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829519/looking-both-ways-before-crossing-the-street-assessing-the-benefits-and-risk-of-opioids-in-treating-patients-at-risk-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-for-pain-and-dyspnea
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Mellar P Davis, Bertrand Behm, Diwakar Balachandran
Opioids adversely influence respiration in five distinct ways. Opioids reduce the respiratory rate, tidal volume, amplitude, reflex responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia, and arousability related necessary for respiratory adaptive responses. Opioids cause impairment of upper pharyngeal dilator muscles leading to obstructive apnea. Opioids cause complex sleep disordered breathing (SDB) consisting of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Clinically opioids worsen pre-existing SDB. Recent studies have shown increased morbidity and mortality in patients receiving opioids for chronic noncancer pain and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which appear to be related to cardiovascular events, not overdose...
May 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828116/chronic-sialadenitis-with-sialolithiasis-associated-with-parapharyngeal-fistula-and-tonsillolith
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Bharat A Panuganti, Randall L Baldassarre, Julie Bykowski, Jacob Husseman
Sialolithiasis is a common salivary pathology, suggested to affect over 1% of the population by postmortem studies. An uncommon complication of sialadenitis and sialolithiasis is the formation of fistulous tracts to other cervicofacial compartments. Submandibular gland sialocutaneous and sialo-oral fistulae have been sparsely described, but a sialo-pharyngeal fistula manifesting as a tonsillolith has yet to be described. We present an unusual case of a 35-year-old male presenting with recalcitrant neck pain and a presumed tonsillolith in the background of chronic submandibular sialadenitis, subsequently demonstrating a salivary fistula through the parapharyngeal space...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
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Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802816/safety-and-efficacy-of-an-8-week-regimen-of-grazoprevir-plus-ruzasvir-plus-uprifosbuvir-compared-with-grazoprevir-plus-elbasvir-plus-uprifosbuvir-in-participants-without-cirrhosis-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-1-2-or-3-c-crest-1-and-c-crest-2-part
#18
Edward J Gane, Stephen Pianko, Stuart K Roberts, Alexander J Thompson, Stefan Zeuzem, Eli Zuckerman, Ziv Ben-Ari, Graham R Foster, Kosh Agarwal, Alex L Laursen, Jan Gerstoft, Wei Gao, Hsueh-Cheng Huang, Brian Fitzgerald, Doreen Fernsler, Jerry J Li, Anjana Grandhi, Hong Liu, Feng-Hsiu Su, Shuyan Wan, Zhen Zeng, Huei-Ling Chen, Frank J Dutko, Bach-Yen T Nguyen, Janice Wahl, Michael N Robertson, Eliav Barr, Wendy W Yeh, Rebeca M Plank, Joan R Butterton, Rafael Esteban
BACKGROUND: New hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies with pan-genotypic efficacy are needed. The goals of part A of C-CREST-1 and C-CREST-2 were to compare the efficacies of two doses (300 mg or 450 mg once daily) of uprifosbuvir (MK-3682; NS5B inhibitor) in an 8-week regimen combined with grazoprevir (NS3/4A inhibitor; 100 mg once daily) and an NS5A inhibitor, either elbasvir (50 mg once daily) or ruzasvir (MK-8408; 60 mg once daily), and to evaluate the safety and tolerability of these combination regimens in individuals infected with genotypes 1, 2, or 3...
November 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802366/formula-for-the-prediction-of-apnea-hypopnea-index-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-without-polysomnography-according-to-the-clinical-parameters-is-it-reliable
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Zlatko Kljajić, Željka Roje, Kristijan Bečić, Vesna Čapkun, K Vilović, Petar Ivanišević, Eugenija Marušić
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to propose "the risk formula" for obstructive sleep apnea in children according to the general and local clinical parameters and findings relevant for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity. The unmet need for this formula arises from the economic burden of polysomnography (device, staff, training, special sleep centers, etc) as the golden standard for the diagnostics. MATERIALS AND METHODS USED: The study was performed from January 2013 until January 2016 in the Sleep Center, Department for Neuroscience, School of Medicine of the University of Split, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Split, Croatia and ENT Dept...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770201/follicular-conjunctivitis-due-to-chlamydia-felis-case-report-review-of-the-literature-and-improved-molecular-diagnostics
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Juliana Wons, Ralph Meiller, Antonio Bergua, Christian Bogdan, Walter Geißdörfer
A 29-year-old woman presented with unilateral, chronic follicular conjunctivitis since 6 weeks. While the conjunctival swab taken from the patient's eye was negative in a Chlamydia (C.) trachomatis-specific PCR, C. felis was identified as etiological agent using a pan-Chlamydia TaqMan-PCR followed by sequence analysis. A pet kitten of the patient was found to be the source of infection, as its conjunctival and pharyngeal swabs were also positive for C. felis. The patient was successfully treated with systemic doxycycline...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
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