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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636737/is-there-an-association-between-migraine-and-allergic-rhinitis
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Işıl Adadan Güvenç, Mustafa Acar, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Nagehan Erdogmus Kucukcan, Cemal Cingi
We conducted a prospective study to evaluate nasal signs and symptoms and to perform allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing to investigate the relationship between migraine and allergic rhinitis. Our study group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed with migraine-22 men and 18 women, aged 21 to 38 years (mean: 25.7). We compared their findings with a control group of 40 healthy adults-15 men and 25 women, aged 19 to 36 years (mean: 25.1). Allergen-specific IgE measurements were obtained with six groups of allergens: fungi, grass pollens, tree pollens, wild herbs, house dust mite 1, and house dust mite 2...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635208/association-of-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-presenting-with-influenza-like-illness-or-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-with-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Jawad Khan, Usama Usama
Clinical judgement and suspicion of influenza based on signs and symptoms of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory illness are critical for better patient outcome. Whether clinical characteristics of patients are associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and PCR positivity of samples was the aim of this study. We included all patients (n=37) presenting with influenza like illness (ILI) or severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) to a tertiary care hospital in northwest Pakistan during December 2015 until the end of January 2016...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633877/epithelial-proteome-profiling-suggests-essential-role-of-interferon-inducible-proteins-in-allergic-rhinitis
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Joseph Ndika, Liisa Airaksinen, Hille Suojalehto, Piia Karisola, Nanna Fyhrquist, Anne Puustinen, Harri Alenius
BACKGROUND: Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) as a result of intermittent exposure to seasonal pollen, causes itching, nasal congestion and repeated sneezing, with profound effects on the quality of life, work productivity and school performance. While both the genotype and environmental factors may contribute to the immunological basis of allergic reactions, the molecular underpinnings associated with the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis are not entirely clear. METHODS: To address these questions, nasal epithelial brushings were collected from 29 SAR and 31 Control individuals during and after the pollen season...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624844/the-effect-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-quality-of-life-and-absenteeism-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinuitis-a-multi-centre-study
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P Sahlstrand-Johnson, C Hopkins, B Ohlsson, M Ahlner-Elmqvist
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps (CRSw/sNP) are common conditions decreasing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Individual symptoms capable of predicting outcome after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are poorly defined, and the indirect costs of CRS is rarely reported in Europe. METHODOLOGY: Patients with CRSw/sNP admitted for ESS were prospectively enrolled. Patients completed the 22 Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), the short-form 36-item questionnaire (SF-36), a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and reported CRS-related absenteeism pre- and post-operatively...
June 18, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623913/aggressive-natural-killer-cell-leukemia-or-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-a-case-with-nasal-involvement
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Xiaoke Jin, Youhai Xu, Jun Zhang, Guangxi Li, Dongping Huang, Yuqiong Yang, Hesheng He
BACKGROUND: Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma (ANKL) is a rare and highly aggressive NK cell neoplasm with a short clinical course and poor prognosis and is often misdiagnosed and confused with NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTL), which has a very different prognosis. Here, we present a case with nasal and bone marrow involvement, provide a literature review and make a differential diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old male presented nasal congestion pharyngalgia, palatal perforation, high fever and multiorgan dysfunction...
June 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616054/an-investigation-on-non-invasive-fungal-sinusitis-molecular-identification-of-etiologic-agents
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Abdolrasoul Mohammadi, Seyed Mostafa Hashemi, Sayed Hamidreza Abtahi, Seyed Mohammad Lajevardi, Sahar Kianipour, Rasoul Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Fungal sinusitis is increasing worldwide in the past two decades. It is divided into two types including invasive and noninvasive. Noninvasive types contain allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) and fungus ball. AFS is a hypersensitivity reaction to fungal allergens in the mucosa of the sinonasal tract in atopic individuals. The fungus ball is a different type of noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis which is delineated as an accumulation of debris and fungal elements inside a paranasal sinus...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604115/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-a-xyloglucan-based-nasal-spray-with-saline-in-adults-with-symptoms-of-rhinosinusitis
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Alessandro Allegrini, Daniele Pavone, Fulvio Carluccio
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a xyloglucan-based nasal spray in the treatment of symptoms of rhinosinusitis. METHODOLOGY: In this randomized, double-blind study, 40 patients with itching, nasal congestion or continuous sneezing and a Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) of ≥8 were randomized to 2 weeks' treatment with a xyloglucan-based nasal spray ('xyloglucan') or a physiological saline nasal spray ('saline'). Assessments included the TNSS, rhinosinusitis severity index, nocturnal awakenings, use of rescue medication, safety and tolerability...
June 10, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571821/rhinitis-and-sleep-disorders-the-trigeminocardiac-reflex-link
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Barkha Bindu, Gyaninder Pal Singh, Tumul Chowdhury, Bernhard Schaller
Rhinitis, allergic or non-allergic, is an inflammatory condition of the nose. It is associated with a wide range of sleep disorders that are generally attributed to nasal congestion and presence of inflammatory mediators like cytokines and interleukins. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms behind these sleep disorders remain unclear. On the other hand, the trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) has recently been linked to various sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea, sleep bruxism and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep apnea...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561209/-pregnancy-rhinitis-an-update
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U Friebe-Hoffmann, J Lindemann
Pregnancy rhinitis (PR), a common condition in pregnant women, is defined as long-lasting nasal congestion due to mucosal swelling and increased secretion without any signs of infection, allergy or tumor, starting at any time during pregnancy and disappearing within 2 weeks of delivery. Smoking and a sensitization to house dust mites are known risk factors. While a definitive pathophysiological concept for PR does not exist, hormonal influences are discussed. We present a stepwise therapeutic strategy for PR and an overview to the latest literature...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558147/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-bioabsorbable-fluticasone-propionate-eluting-sinus-dressing-in-postoperative-management-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gwijde F J P M Adriaensen, Keng-Hua Lim, Wytske J Fokkens
BACKGROUND: Postoperative wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an important factor in procedural success. Local steroids and separation of opposing mucosa are commonly implemented to optimize healing. A bioabsorbable, fluticasone propionate (FP)-eluting implant, SinuBand FP, was assessed for its safety and efficacy when used in patients with CRS and nasal polyps, who were indicated for ESS including bilateral anterior and posterior ethmoidectomy...
May 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558139/safety-and-tolerability-of-surfactant-nasal-irrigation
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Justin H Turner, Jeffanie Wu, Cindy A Dorminy, Rakesh K Chandra
BACKGROUND: Abnormal mucus composition and bacterial biofilms are thought to contribute to the pathophysiology of rhinosinusitis. Addition of a mucoactive surfactant to saline irrigation solution has been hypothesized to address these factors. We evaluated the safety and tolerability of a reformulated surfactant in a sample of normal subjects. METHODS: A total of 33 volunteers were randomly assigned to receive either surfactant solution or buffered saline at baseline in a controlled crossover study design...
May 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551561/oxidative-stress-and-respiratory-symptoms-due-to-human-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-kumasi-ghana
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Nesta Bortey-Sam, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Osei Akoto, Shouta M M Nakayama, Kwadwo A Asante, Elvis Baidoo, Christian Obirikorang, Aksorn Saengtienchai, Norikazu Isoda, Collins Nimako, Hazuki Mizukawa, Mayumi Ishizuka
Studies of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and its metabolites in PM10, soils, rat livers and cattle urine in Kumasi, Ghana, revealed high concentrations and cancer potency. In addition, WHO and IARC have reported an increase in cancer incidence and respiratory diseases in Ghana. Human urine were therefore collected from urban and control sites to: assess the health effects associated with PAHs exposure using malondialdehyde (MDA) and 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG); identify any association between OH-PAHs, MDA, 8-OHdG with age and sex; and determine the relationship between PAHs exposure and occurrence of respiratory diseases...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516442/vaccines-for-the-common-cold
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Daniel Simancas-Racines, Juan Va Franco, Claudia V Guerra, Maria L Felix, Ricardo Hidalgo, Maria José Martinez-Zapata
BACKGROUND: The common cold is a spontaneously remitting infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterised by a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, malaise, sore throat, and fever (usually < 37.8º C). The widespread morbidity caused by the common cold worldwide is related to its ubiquitousness rather than its severity. The development of vaccines for the common cold has been difficult because of antigenic variability of the common cold virus and the indistinguishable multiple other viruses and even bacteria acting as infective agents...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511831/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-dermatologic-disorders
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Madhulika A Gupta, Fiona C Simpson, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present in at least 2% of women and 4% of men, and its prevalence is increasing, because a major predisposing factor for OSA is a high body mass index. Psoriasis has the most strongly substantiated link with OSA, where the relationship may be bidirectional. Dermatologic disorders may be comorbid with OSA due to several factors: (i) the heightened proinflammatory state in OSA, which can occur independent of body mass index, and may exacerbate inflammatory dermatoses; (ii) intermittent hypoxemia may promote neovascularization and tumor growth in certain cancers, such as melanoma; (iii) obesity, present in majority of OSA patients, can be associated with a heightened proinflammatory state; (iv) upper airway obstruction due to local tumors or soft tissue swelling due to physical urticaria or angioedema; (v) acute nasal congestion in the atopic patient with allergic rhinitis; (vi) dermatologic disorders associated with other OSA risk factors (eg, acanthosis nigricans and metabolic syndrome); and (vii) a high sympathetic tone (eg, in atopic dermatitis) and resultant sleep fragmentation contributing to upper airway instability during sleep...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483846/chronic-nasal-congestion-and-hyposmia-in-a-22-year-old-woman
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Mark Bastianelli, Shaun Kilty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438112/h3n2-canine-influenza-virus-infection-in-a-dog
#16
C E Watson, C Bell, K Toohey-Kurth
In 2015, H3N2 canine influenza emerged in dogs in the greater Chicago area. During this time, a 10-year-old German Shepherd dog presented to the referring veterinarian with lethargy and coughing that quickly progressed to death. This report describes the macroscopic and microscopic lesions and the molecular testing performed to identify the novel North American H3N2 strain of canine influenza. The larynx, pharynx, and trachea were covered by a fibrinonecrotic membrane. Bilaterally, the lungs had multifocal subpleural necrosis of the caudal lung lobes with hemorrhage, congestion, and pulmonary edema...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425131/garlic-dermatitis-on-the-neck-of-an-infant-treated-for-nasal-congestion
#17
Amin Esfahani, Sarah L Chamlin
The health benefits of garlic (Allium sativum) as a naturopathic remedy have been well documented, but topical application of garlic has been linked to allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. We present a case of severe irritant contact dermatitis due to application of a fresh garlic necklace to the neck of infant for treatment of nasal congestion.
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414679/misses-opportunity-tof-diagnoses-in-4th-decade-of-life
#18
O Baniahmad, T Jarreau, A Johnson
CASE: A 40 year old woman with a history of HIV, congestive heart failure secondary to an unknown congenital heart defect, and hypertension presented to our emergency department with worsening edema. On room air, oxygen saturation was 55 percent . On 5L of oxygen via nasal cannula, oxygen saturation was 88 percent . Physical examination was notable for central cyanosis, facial and lid edema, a II/VI holosystolic murmur across right chest radiating to entire right back hemithorax, decreased breath sounds at bases with pulmonary crackles, clubbing of fingers and edema of bilateral lower extremities...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401248/-nasal-turbinate-surgery
#19
F Sommer, J Lindemann, M-O Scheithauer, T K Hoffmann, J A Veit
The nose forms the first 8 cm of the upper respiratory tract and is responsible for cleansing, humidification, and temperature control of the supplied air. This is also referred to as conditioning. The nasal valve region, formed by the head of the lower nasal concha, portions of the cartilaginous septum, and the upper lateral cartilage, is responsible for diffusing and accelerating the respiratory airflow. Prerequisite are regular mucociliary clearance and sufficient air passage. Hypertrophy of the lower nasal turbinate is one of the most common causes of symptomatic nasal congestion...
April 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379967/isolation-of-dengue-virus-from-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-four-patients-with-dengue-fever
#20
Nai-Ming Cheng, Cheng Len Sy, Bao-Chen Chen, Tsi-Shu Huang, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is an important arboviral disease. The clinical manifestations vary from a mild non-specific febrile syndrome to severe life-threatening illness. The virus can usually be detected in the blood during the early stages of the disease. Dengue virus has also been found in isolated cases in the cerebrospinal fluid, urine, nasopharyngeal sections and saliva. In this report, we describe the isolation of dengue virus from the upper respiratory tract of four confirmed cases of dengue...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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