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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333582/outpatient-erbium-yag-2940%C3%A2-nm-laser-treatment-for-snoring-a-prospective-study-on-40-patients
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Isabelle Fini Storchi, Steven Parker, Francesca Bovis, Stefano Benedicenti, Andrea Amaroli
Snoring is a sleep phenomenon due to the partial upper airway obstruction during sleep which causes vibration of the tissues of the rhino-oro-hypopharynx and less frequently the larynx. This study evaluated the use and effectiveness of the erbium:YAG 2940-nm laser as an adjunctive in providing treatment for patients suffering from chronic snoring-related sleep disorders. A prospective study of 40 consecutive patients with snoring and sleep disorders was performed, assessing data before and after three Er:YAG laser treatment sessions...
January 15, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327684/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nasal-and-paranasal-inverted-papillomas-epidemiology-and-own-experience
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Joanna Nowosielska-Grygiel, Piotr Pietkiewicz, Kalina Owczarek, Jurek Olszewski, Jarosław Miłoński
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyse the occurrence of inverted papillomas of the nose and paranasal sinuses in patients that underwent endoscopic sinus surgery in our department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2016, 3,574 patients underwent surgery due to paranasal sinus diseases. Patients were qualified for surgery based on medical history, computed tomography, and laboratory tests. Data were gathered from medical files, and they included age, sex, and histopathological diagnosis...
December 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280695/intranasal-packs-and-haemostatic-agents-for-the-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
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I Z Iqbal, G H Jones, N Dawe, C Mamais, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, S Carrie
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of management of epistaxis refractory to first aid and cautery is intranasal packing. This review aimed to identify evidence surrounding nasal pack use. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using standardised methodology. RESULTS: Twenty-seven eligible articles were identified relating to non-dissolvable packs and nine to dissolvable packs. Nasal packing appears to be more effective when applied by trained professionals...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279723/diagnostics-and-therapy-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas (VS) expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100,000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
2017: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277542/evolution-of-the-mc5r-gene-in-placental-mammals-with-evidence-for-its-inactivation-in-multiple-lineages-that-lack-sebaceous-glands
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Mark S Springer, John Gatesy
MC5R is one of five melanocortin receptor genes found in placental mammals. MC5R plays an important role in energy homeostasis and is also expressed in the terminal differentiation of sebaceous glands. Among placental mammals there are multiple lineages that either lack or have degenerative sebaceous glands including Cetacea (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), Hippopotamidae (hippopotamuses), Sirenia (manatees and dugongs), Proboscidea (elephants), Rhinocerotidae (rhinos), and Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole rat)...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260784/-the-role-of-local-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-virus-associated-allergic-rhinitis
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N S Tataurshchikova, B Sangidorzh
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of intranasal immunotherapy with the use of сycloferon in the patients presenting with seasonal virus-associated allergic rhinitis during the period of pollination. The results of the treatment of 50 patients with virus-associated allergic rhinitis (i.e. those allergic to the sagebrush pollen) were analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups depending on the therapeutic modality being used. Those comprising the main group (21 patients) received immunotherapy with сycloferon in addition to allergen-specific immunotherapy (by sublingual administration)...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249329/comparative-ovarian-function-and-reproductive-monitoring-of-endangered-mammals
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Janine L Brown
The ability to track gonadal function is facilitated by the use of endocrine and ultrasound techniques, both of which are important tools for optimizing reproduction and ensuring sustainability of fragile populations. With so many species now endangered, captive breeding is increasingly viewed as a means to sustain important insurance populations. As reproduction is key to species survival, understanding how to control and monitor ovarian function is vital. Through decades of study, we now have a greater understanding of the diversity, and plasticity, of reproductive mechanisms across taxa...
December 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247477/finding-politically-feasible-conservation-policies-the-case-of-wildlife-trafficking
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Timothy C Haas, Sam M Ferreira
Conservation management is of increasing importance in ecology as most ecosystems nowadays are essentially managed ones. Conservation managers work within a political-ecological system when they develop and attempt to implement a conservation plan that is designed to meet particular conservation goals. In this article, we develop a decision support tool that can identify a conservation policy for a managed wildlife population that is both sustainable and politically feasible. Part of our tool consists of a simulation model composed of interacting influence diagrams...
December 16, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227129/assessment-of-a-portable-lactate-meter-for-field-use-in-the-white-rhinoceros-i-ceratotherium-simum-i
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Georgina C Cole, Adrian S W Tordiffe, Gerhard Steenkamp
Blood lactate is a predictor of mortality in critically ill humans and animals. Handheld lactate meters have the potential to be used in the field to evaluate the condition of severely injured rhinoceroses but have not been compared with laboratory-based methods. Agreement between a handheld lactate meter and a laboratory method was assessed, as was the stability of rhino blood lactate in the anticoagulant sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (fluoride/oxalate). Blood samples were obtained from 53 white rhinos that had been immobilised for management reasons...
November 10, 2017: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202566/post-operative-nebulized-sodium-hyaluronate-versus-spray-after-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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M Casale, A Pace, A Moffa, P Vella, L Sabatino, M A Lopez, F Salvinelli
We prospectively evaluated the efficacy of nebulized Hyaluronic Acid (HA) as an adjuvant treatment to hasten the improvement of nasal respiration and to minimize patients’ discomfort in the postoperative functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhino-sinusitis (CRS). We enrolled 33 CRS adult patients who underwent endoscopic functional sinus surgery. They were randomly assigned into two groups: Spray-Sol group (18 patients) with HA nebulized with a new nasal device named Spray-Sol and Spray group (15 patients) with a HA nebulized with a common spray...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182680/differential-activity-of-2-methylene-19-nor-vitamin-d-analogs-on-growth-factor-gene-expression-in-rhino-mouse-skin-and-comparison-to-all-trans-retinoic-acid
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Jamie M Ahrens, James D Jones, Nirca J Nieves, Ann M Mitzey, Hector F DeLuca, Margaret Clagett-Dame
While all 2-methylene-19-nor analogs of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) tested produce an increase in epidermal thickness in the rhino mouse, only a subset reduce utricle size (comedolysis). All-trans retinoic acid (atRA) also causes epidermal thickening and a reduction in utricle size in the rhino mouse. We now report that 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α-hydroxybishomopregnacalciferol (2MbisP), a comedolytic analog, increases epidermal thickening more rapidly than does atRA, while both reduce utricle area at an equal rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161295/cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-is-associated-with-progressive-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-fabry-disease
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Maria Köping, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Mario Cebulla, Kristen Rak, Daniel Oder, Jonas Müntze, Peter Nordbeck, Christoph Wanner, Rudolf Hagen, Sebastian Schraven
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked recessive hereditary lysosomal storage disorder which results in the accumulation of globotriaosylceramid (Gb3) in tissues of kidney and heart as well as central and peripheral nervous system. Besides prominent renal and cardiac organ involvement, cochlear symptoms like high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus are frequently found with yet no comprehensive data available in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To examine hearing loss in patients with FD depending on cardiac and renal function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138122/a-novel-mutation-in-trps1-in-a-patient-with-tricho-rhino-phalangeal-syndrome-type-1-accompanied-by-vesicoureteral-reflux
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Naoko Morimoto, Akira Shimizu, Kazunori Ohnishi, Yutaka Shimomura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135513/collection-of-nasal-secretions-and-tears-and-their-use-in-allergology
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Sveva Castelli, Stefania Arasi, Ruby Pawankar, Paolo M Matricardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The identification of immunological markers in nasal secretions and tears is becoming essential in the study of allergic diseases. The collection procedure of nasal and ocular secretions directly influences the results, thus it is of paramount importance to validate and standardize the sampling process. RECENT FINDINGS: Current techniques for nasal secretions sampling are mainly based on three principles: collection of spontaneous secretions, nasal washings, and absorption...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131392/virus-detection-in-critically-ill-children-with-acute-respiratory-disease-a-new-profile-in-view-of-new-technology
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Atsushi Kawaguchi, Angela Bates, Bonita E Lee, Steven Drews, Daniel Garros
AIM: To describe the epidemiology of critically ill children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with acute respiratory disease. The association with intubation was analyzed for the three most prevalent viruses and in those with and without viral co-infection. METHODS: Patients admitted to the PICU (2004 - 2014) with acute respiratory disease were included. Analyses were performed utilizing each respiratory viral infection or multiple viral infections as an exposure...
November 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129888/-clinical-efficacy-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-the-third-treated-year-with-japanese-cedar-pollinosis-in-2017
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Atsushi Yuta, Yukiko Ogawa, Yusuke Suzuki, Hitomi Ogihara, Nobuo Ohta, Hideaki Kozaki, Takeshi Shimizu
It past 3 years in 2017 after the first purchase of the drug for sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for Japanese Cedar pollinosis (JCP). We reported the clinical efficacy of SLIT in the first and the second treated year. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to clear the clinical efficacy of SLIT in the third treated year by comparing with other therapies, such as subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), or other pharmacotherapy. METHODS: We compared the clinical efficacy in 2017, of 112 SLIT in the third treated year with 38 SCIT, 364 primary pharmacotherapy that started therapies before pollen dispersal, 254 pharmacotherapy that started therapies after pollen disposal, or 333 non-treatment...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127615/fungal-and-parasitic-cns-infections
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Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Central nervous system fungal infections can be broadly divided into those that infect a healthy host such as Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Sporothrix spp., and those that cause opportunistic infections in an immunocompromised host such as Candida, Aspergillus, Zygomycetes, Trichosporon spp. The clinical manifestations of central nervous system fungal infections commonly seen in children in clinical practice include a chronic meningitis or meningoencephalitis syndrome, brain abscess, rhino-cerebral syndrome and rarely, a fungal ventriculitis...
November 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124354/parathyroid-thyroid-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-anatomy-in-an-indian-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-unicornis
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R Udelsman, S B Citino, M Prasad, P I Donovan, D V Fredholm
INTRODUCTION: The parathyroid gland was first identified in the Indian rhinoceros in 1849 by Sir Richard Owen. We performed a necropsy in an Indian rhinoceros, recapitulating Owen's dissection and display what appear to be the initial identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in situ and the anatomy and histology of the largest rhinoceros parathyroid glands yet identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patrick T. Rhino, a 41-year-old Indian rhinoceros was born in 1974...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084113/rhino-physiognomy-a-myth-or-science
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Abdul Wadood Mohammed, Abdul Wahab Pathath, Khalid Waleed Al-Kuwaity, Sayed Ibrahim Ali
Face reading has been practised since time immemorial by different cultures. Different personality traits have been attributed to different characters of face. It is argued that everyone uses face reading in their daily life when they choose one person to another.One would not prefer to sit beside a tidy, handsome, well-dressed man if he had narrow mean eyes. People tend to artificially change the features of their face to gain acceptance in interviews. Most of these preferences are arbitrary and are born out of the authors' preconceived cultural and social influences...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068280/prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-in-iranian-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Hossein Keyvani, Mohsen Moghoofei, Farah Bokharaei-Salim, Shayan Mostafaei, Seyed-Ali Javad Mousavi, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Maryam Esghaei
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal lung disease. One of the risk factors involved in the acquisition of IPF is viral infections, especially respiratory viruses. In the present study, we investigated the detection of respiratory viruses and the possible relationship between these viruses and IPF. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was supported by the Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran. A total of 40 respiratory samples (five nasopharyngeal and 35 bronchoalveolar lavage specimens) were obtained from IPF patients referred to IUMS hospitals between April 2015 and December 2016...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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