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M Salakova, E Koslabova, M Grega, J Smahelova, J Klozar, O Vencalek, R Tachezy
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with tonsillar cancer (TC) whose incidence in humans is increasing. Tonsillar tumours are not ordinarily preceded by clinically apparent precancerous lesions, and no markers of the early stage disease are available. Therefore, we evaluated the presence of an active HPV infection also in tumour-free tonsillar tissue. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tonsillar specimens from 114 patients with TC and 114 age and gender matched controls were screened for the presence of HPV DNA, expression of HR-HPV E6 mRNA, and p16 overexpression...
2018: Neoplasma
W H Hou, P Wei, J L Xie, Y Y Zheng, Y L Zhang, X G Zhou
Objective: To investigate clinicopathological features and prognosis of tonsillar mantle cell lymphoma(TMCL). Methods: Clinical data of 25 patients with TMCL at Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University from 2002 to 2016 were included. All the cases were reviewed microscopically. Various immunohistochemical stains were performed using the MaxVision two-step method. IgH/CCND1 gene fusion was detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization(FISH). Additionally, randomly selected 40 cases of non-tonsil MCL of the same period were compared...
March 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Muhammed Sedat Sakat, Korhan Kilic, Ayhan Kars, Mustafa Kara, Mustafa Sitki Gozeler
Objective: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed at ear, nose, and throat clinics. Chronic recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive tonsillitis, and halitosis are among the most common indications for surgery. Determining whether the infection is chronic and the patient's annual number of infections are important in estimating the necessity for surgery to be performed due to infectious causes. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a numerical value present in normal complete blood count that provides information about erythrocytes and their dimensions...
February 2018: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Man-Yee Man, Hoi-Ping Shum, Wing-Wa Yan, Susanna K P Lau
We report a 21-year-old young male with Lemierre's syndrome presented as tonsillitis and Fusobacterium septicemia with respiratory failure and required intensive care. Lemierre's syndrome is the septic embolic complication of recent pharyngeal illness. Fusobacterium spp. accounts for the majority of cases. High index of suspicion is needed and prolonged antibiotic is advised. It is seldom seen in intensive care but should never be forgotten.
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Andrew Smith, Sandra Winter, David Lappin, Andrea Sherriff, Ian McIvor, Pamela Philp, Nigel Suttner, Sulisti Holmes, Alan Stewart
BACKGROUND: Currently UK vCJD cases total 178, with an estimated maximum 1:2,000 carriage rate based on archived appendix and tonsil tissue, implying infection maybe rare but carriage relatively common. Previous workers have identified that maintenance of surgical instruments in a humid atmosphere after use and prior to cleaning assists cleaning efficacy. Relatively recently the Department of Health/Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens UK have recommended a surgical instrument cleanliness threshold post cleaning of <5μg protein per instrument side...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
Yunfei Gao, Jiaoping Mi, Fenghong Chen, Zhenpeng Liao, Xiaoshan Feng, Minghui Lv, Haixin He, Yujie Cao, Yan Yan, Zhe Zhu, Yunping Fan, Haiyu Hong
PURPOSE: Chronic tonsillitis (TC) is among the most common bacterial diseases in pediatric otolaryngology. We aimed to evaluate the expression of glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) in a cohort of children with chronic tonsillitis (TC), and the correlation between GSK-3β activity index and inflammatory profiles of TC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of GSK-3β was comparably evaluated between children with TC (n = 26) and tonsillar hypertrophy (TH, n = 26)...
March 3, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Melanie Christine Föll, Matthias Fahrner, Victor Oginga Oria, Markus Kühs, Martin Lothar Biniossek, Martin Werner, Peter Bronsert, Oliver Schilling
Background: Proteomic analyses of clinical specimens often rely on human tissues preserved through formalin-fixation and paraffin embedding (FFPE). Minimal sample consumption is the key to preserve the integrity of pathological archives but also to deal with minimal invasive core biopsies. This has been achieved by using the acid-labile surfactant RapiGest in combination with a direct trypsinization (DTR) strategy. A critical comparison of the DTR protocol with the most commonly used filter aided sample preparation (FASP) protocol is lacking...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
Hsueh-Yu Li, Li-Ang Lee, Eric J Kezirian, Meiho Nakayama
Suspension palatoplasty, a new surgical technique to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been developed to correct the retropalatal obstruction in patients with small tonsils (grade I/II) and anterior-posterior palatal (A-P) obstruction. The objecteive of this preliminary study was to investigate the effectiveness and change in retropalatal airway dimensions after suspension palatoplasty. This retrospective case series study included 25 consecutive male adults with OSA. Unique technical features of suspension palatoplasty are exposure of pterygomandibular raphe and suspension of palatopharyngeus muscle to the raphe...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Amy Talbot, Carys Lippiatt, Avanish Tantry
A 2-year-old boy with a history of pica was admitted with vomiting and treated overnight for viral tonsillitis. A week later, he presented with a prolonged afebrile seizure and required intubation and ventilation. Antibiotics and acyclovir were started. Despite extensive investigations including MRI head, no cause was identified. Four days later, he deteriorated with signs of raised intracranial pressure. On day 5, blood lead concentration in the sample collected at admission was reported as grossly elevated, consistent with a diagnosis of severe lead poisoning from ingesting lead-containing paint at the family home...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Jeremy P Harris, Michelle M Chen, Ryan K Orosco, Davud Sirjani, Vasu Divi, Wendy Hara
Importance: Shortening the time from surgery to the start of radiation (TS-RT) is a consideration for physicians and patients. Although the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends radiation to start within 6 weeks, a survival benefit with this metric remains controversial. Objective: To determine the association of delayed TS-RT with overall survival (OS) using a large cancer registry. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this observational cohort study, 25 216 patients with nonmetastatic stages III to IV head and neck cancer were identified from the National Cancer Database (NCDB)...
March 8, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Adonye Banigo, Ahmad Moinie, Nigel Bleach, Meera Chand, Vicki Chalker, Theresa Lamagni
OBJECTIVES: To determine if there is a correlation between falling tonsillectomy numbers and increasing numbers of tonsillitis admissions and invasive Group A β-haemolytic streptococcus (iGAS) infection in children aged 14 and under in England. DESIGN: An observational cross-sectional study was performed. SETTING: The data extracted covered the period from 1991 until 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Hospital admissions for tonsillectomies, tonsillitis/pharyngitis, and and all diagnoses of iGAS in children aged 14 and under who had a tonsillectomy...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
Lei Jin, Keyong Li, Xiaoyan Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) together with tympanometry in assessing otitis media with effusion in children. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-nine patients, who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and prepared to undergo adenotonsillectomy and had a unilateral or bilateral type 'B' or 'C' tympanogram were enrolled in this study. Patients were divided into the following four groups: Group 1, type 'B' tympanogram with positive DPOAE; Group 2, type 'B' tympanogram with negative DPOAE; Group 3, type 'C' tympanogram with positive DPOAE and Group 4, type 'C' tympanogram with negative DPOAE...
March 5, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Yukiko Komeno, Yasunori Ota, Tomohiko Koibuchi, Yoichi Imai, Kuniko Iihara, Tomiko Ryu
BACKGROUND Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the pathogen Treponema pallidum. Prevalence continues to rise, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). Due to changes in patterns of sexual activity, manifestations of the disease are highly variable. CASE REPORT A 27-year-old male visited the hospital for a low-grade fever and tender 5-cm mass in the right side of his neck. His right tonsil was swollen and covered with a white coating. Levofloxacin was prescribed, but ineffective. The patient's levels of liver function enzymes increased gradually...
March 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Carolina Sánchez-Rodríguez, Keyliz R Peraza Cruces, Laura Rodrigáñez Riesco, José Antonio García-Vela, Ricardo Sanz-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Recurrent tonsillitis might reduce the immunological capability of fighting against the infection of tonsil tissue. Polypodium leucotomos (Anapsos) immunomodulating effect has been subject of research in the last years. The aim of this research is to test the in vitro immunomodulating capacity of Anapsos in a child palatine tonsil explants model. METHODS: Palatine tonsils explants of children undergoing amigdalectomy were stimulated with mononuclear cells obtained from their own blood by density gradient centrifugation...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Steven W Coutras, Alexander Limjuco, Kristin E Davis, Michele M Carr
OBJECTIVES: Describe the patterns of obstruction in persistent pediatric OSA and their relationship with patient weight. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: All pediatric DISE procedures performed at a tertiary care hospital between October 2010 and October 2015 were reviewed. Patients had polysomnography after adenotonsillectomy that confirmed persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Variables included age, gender, co-morbidities, and AHI...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Luisa Zupin, Fulvio Celsi, Martina Bresciani, Eva Orzan, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Sergio Crovella
INTRODUCTION: Innate immunity molecules are known to play a pivotal role in the homeostasis of the oral mucosa, permitting the presence of commensal microflora and, at the same time, providing a first line of defense against pathogens attempting to invade the oral cavity. Tonsils represent the local immune tissue in oral cavity, being able to provide a non-specific response to pathogens; however, in the presence of microbes or foreign materials present in the mouth tonsils could became infected and develop chronic inflammation, thus leading to hypertrophy...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Maryam Hatami, Mahdieh Mirjalili, Vida Ayatollahi, Sedighe Vaziribozorg, Vahid Zand
INTRODUCTION: The authors investigated the effect of honey on post-tonsillectomy pain and compare its efficacy with tramadol. METHODS: This clinical trial was performed on 60 patients with American Society of Anesthesia I and II aged between 18 and 55 years and underwent tonsillectomy. Induction of anesthesia was carried out using 2 mg/kg propofol and 0.5 atracurium following 1.5 μg/kg fentanyl administration. Group B was given tramadol at dose of 2 mg/kg and with volume of 4 mL and Group A was given normal saline with the same volume 2 mL of medications were injected using needle (25) into tonsil bed and anterior old of each tonsil by an anesthesiologist...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Xiaochuan Wang, Wenping Wei, Fengjuan Yuan, Shanhua Li, Jianzhong Lin, Jiaxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is known that a neurologic sequence occurs at high altitudes (HA); hence, cerebral blood flow (CBF) might vary by altitude. PURPOSE: To use arterial spin labeled (ASL) MRI to evaluate absolute CBF differences between subjects who live at HA and lowlands. STUDY TYPE: Cohort prospective trial. POPULATION: In all, 64 HA Tibetans, 19 lowland Tibetans, and 25 lowland Han subjects. FIELD STRENGTH/SEQUENCE: CBF was measured with the pulsed ASL sequence at 3T...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Grace Baik, Scott E Brietzke
Objectives To use decision analysis modeling to compare utility and cost outcomes of intracapsular tonsillectomy (ICT) and extracapsular tonsillectomy (ECT). To use sensitivity analysis to determine the most important factors influencing outcomes favoring one surgical method versus another. Study Design Decision analysis model. Setting Hypothetical cohort. Subjects and Methods A decision analysis model was created with computer software comparing the results of ICT and ECT. The model featured complications with completion tonsillectomy, such as postsurgical bleed, dehydration, and tonsillar regrowth...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Shih-Han Hung, Li-Ting Kao, Chung-Chien Huang, Ben-Chang Shia, Herng-Ching Lin
Although it is known that inflammatory processes elevate the risk of cancer, to date the association between chronic tonsillitis and tonsil cancer remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the association of chronic tonsillitis with tonsil cancer based on a population-based database in Taiwan. We retrieved data for this study from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005. This case-control study included 489 patients with tonsil cancer and 2445 matched controls. We used conditional logistic regression analyses to calculate the odds ratio (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) for having been previously diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis between patients with tonsil cancer and the controls...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
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