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E Ridolo, I Martignago, S Masieri
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity disease caused by inhalation of an allergen to which the patients is sensitized. Etiopathogenesis of AR comprises a sensitization phase, an immediate phase and a late phase. In the sensitization phase, inhaled allergens are processed in peptides and come into contact with the nasal mucosa cells. Antigen-Presenting Cells (APCs), especially represented by Dendritic Cells (DCs), capture them through the interaction with their own MHC class II complexes and migrate to lymph nodes...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Wida Setiawati, Hinky Hindra Irawan Satari, Yunia Irawati, Made Susiyanti
A 4-year-old girl had suffered from multiple pustules and severely swollen eyelids for a week which led to difficulties in opening her eyes. The pustules burst 2 days prior to admission, causing blood and pus to come out. As a result, the evaluation of eye movement, visual acuity and intraocular pressure was hindered. Eyelids were spasming, hyperaemic, warm and of soft consistency on palpation. Crust and necrotic tissues were also observed. The patient had a history of fever with cough and nasal congestion...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Zona Batacchi, Nicole K Andeen, Subbulaxmi Trikudanathan
A 62-year-old woman presented with an 11-month history of worsening nasal symptoms of rhinorrhoea, anosmia, nasal congestion and intermittent epistaxis. MRI revealed a large mass in the upper nasal vault. Biopsy of the mass revealed an olfactory neuroblastoma. While waiting resection, she acutely developed severe proximal muscle weakness, lethargy and lower extremity oedema. Blood glucose was elevated, and hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis was noted. Elevated serum cortisol level of 95.7 µg/dL (8.7-22.4 µg/dL) and markedly elevated 24-hour urinary cortisol level of 6962...
March 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Ha Kyun Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Jae Hyung Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Sang Hag Lee
Numerous peripheral tissues possess self-sustaining daily biologic rhythms that are regulated at the molecular level by clock genes such as PER1, PER2, CLOCK, and BMAL1. Physiological function of nasal mucosa exhibits rhythmic variability to a day-night environmental cycle. Nevertheless, little is known of the expression and distribution pattern of clock genes in nasal mucosa. The present study investigates the expression level and distribution pattern of PER1, PER2, CLOCK, and BMAL1 genes in nasal mucosa of healthy controls, allergic rhinitis patients, and normal rats...
2018: PloS One
Nafiseh Sadat Mahmoodi, Seyyed Ahmad Reza Okhovat, Seyyed Hamid Reza Abtahi, Amirhossein Moslehi
Background: Nasal corticosteroids are the main drug class for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, and their long-term continuous use can be problematic. The current study aimed to compare the use of Nasaleze and mometasone nasal spray in patients with allergic rhinitis. Materials and Methods: In this study, 64 patients were studied in two groups of 32 patients. Nasaleze was used for the first group and mometasone for the second group for 4 weeks. The severity of sneezing, runny nose, tearing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and scratchy throat were evaluated at the onset of the study, and also 14 and 28 days after treatment in the form of a single-blind study...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
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
Başak Çaypınar Eser, Aslı Şahin Yılmaz, Serap Şahin Önder, Sema Zer Toros, Çağatay Oysu
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the effects of nasal functions for the integrity of grafts after myringoplasty. Methods: In our study 78 patients who underwent myringoplasty operation between 2011-2013 were included. Group I was defined as the group with an intact tympanic membrane following surgery. Group II was defined as the group with a tympanic membrane perforation following surgery. Group I consisted of 44 and Group II consisted of 34 patients. Subjective and objective measurements of nasal functions, Eustachian tube function (ETF), and allergic status were performed using nasal obstruction symptom evaluation (NOSE) scale, visual analog scale (VAS), and the score for allergic rhinitis (SFAR) questionnaires and acoustic rhinometry and saccharin test...
December 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Deniz Ozturk, Omer Araz, Elif Yilmazel Ucar, Metin Akgun
PURPOSE: Although we spend about one-third of our lives in sleep and recognize its necessity for good health, sleep has only been partially elucidated in the last century. The nasal cycle of congestion and decongestion during sleep has various effects on human physiology. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of unilateral forced nostril breathing on sleep. METHODS: Twenty-one healthy male volunteers aged 18-24 years were included in the study...
March 1, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Elaine Fiod Costa, Luciano Moreira Pinto, Marcos Adriano Garcia Campos, Thais Mota Gomes, Gyl Eanes Barros Silva
BACKGROUND: Rhinosporidiosis is a rare chronic infection of the mucous membranes caused by the Rhinosporidium seeberi. Approximately 15% of cases of rhinosporidiosis are ocular, occurring mainly in the tarsal conjunctiva. There are only 11 cases of scleral melt with staphyloma formation associated with bulbar conjuctival oculosporidiosis and none of them was associated with partial regression of the scleral ectasia after a corneoscleral tectonic graft. CASE PRESENTATION: a 13-year-old girl with a progressively increasing black mass in the upper nasal part above the cornea of the left eye...
February 27, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
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
Li Eon Kuek, Paul Griffin, Paul Martinello, Alison N Graham, Paul Kalitsis, Philip J Robinson, Graham A Mackay
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an inherited, currently incurable condition. In the respiratory system, PCD causes impaired functioning of the mucociliary escalator leading to nasal congestion, cough and recurrent otitis media which commonly progresses to cause more serious and permanent damage including hearing deficits, chronic sinusitis and bronchiectasis. New treatment options for the condition are thus necessary. In characterising an immortalised human bronchial epithelial cell line (BCi-NS1.1), grown at an air/liquid interface to permit differentiation, we have identified that these cells have dyskinetic motile cilia...
February 26, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Luca De Toni, Maurizio De Rocco Ponce, Erica Franceschinis, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Roberto Padrini, Nicola Realdon, Andrea Garolla, Carlo Foresta
Objective: Type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5i) are efficient drugs used for treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED); however, a large discontinuation rate due to major side effects is reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible improvement of sildenafil (Sild) pharmacokinetics associated to the sublingual administration of the new available oro-dispersible film (ODF), compared to both the oro-dispersible tablet (ODT) and the film-coated tablet (FCT) as original per os formulation. Methods: In vitro disaggregation test, dissolution test, and permeation test in specific devices to estimate the trans-mucosal absorption...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Shelley R Berson, Jaclyn Klimczak, Elizabeth A Prezio, Shirley Hu, Manoj Abraham
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis, an immunoglobulin E inflammatory condition including nasal congestion, obstruction, sneezing, pruritus, and fatigue symptoms, has significant impact on quality of life and impairs sleep. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) patients often have normal all-night apnea-hypopnea (AHI) or respiratory-disturbance (RDI) indices on polysomnography (PSG). We hypothesized that the rapid eye motion-respiratory disturbance index (REM-RDI) may be a novel predictor of allergic status...
February 20, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Romesa Ibrahim, Rozina Thobani, Fatima Aziz, Asad Ali
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is the second leading cause of death in children less than five years of age worldwide. Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) is associated with around 5-7% of the total pneumonia admissions in children. The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of hMPV associated hospitalizations among children, in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODOLOGY: A three years prospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), from August 2009 to June 2012...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Desiderio Passali, Cemal Cingi, Paola Staffa, Francesco Passali, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Maria Luisa Bellussi
Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem and is characterised by one or more symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea. Objective: We investigated the features of AR and the physician's approach to the management of AR patients in four geographical regions. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire survey concerning AR was completed by Honorary and Corresponding Members of the Italian Society of Rhinology from different countries among 4 world geographical regions-Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa...
January 2018: Asia Pacific Allergy
Salma Saud Al Sharhan, Eun Jung Lee, Chi Sang Hwang, Jae Sung Nam, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho
BACKGROUND: Inferior turbinate hypertrophy could be a result of allergic rhinitis (AR) that leads to nasal congestion and nasal airway obstruction, which is the most bothersome complaint in patients with AR. However, evidence regarding whether patients with AR have a more hypertrophied inferior turbinate than do patients with non-AR is lacking. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the degree of inferior turbinate hypertrophy according to the presence of AR using radiological measurements of the inferior turbinate...
April 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Hyoung-Yun Han, Jung-Im Huh, So-Ri Han, Myung-Gyun Kang, Seokjoo Yoon, Ji-Seok Han, Byoung-Seok Lee, Jeong Ah Kim, Byung-Sun Min
Ephedrae Herba (EH) has been used in Asian traditional herbal medicine to cure bronchial asthma, cold, flu, chills, fever, headache, nasal congestion, and cough. In this study, we evaluated the subchronic toxicity of an Ephedrae Herba aqueous extract (EHAE) in male and female F344 rats. The EHAE was administered orally daily at doses of 0, 125, 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg bw/day for 13 weeks. Toxicological assessment was performed to determine mortality, clinical signs, and changes in body weight, food consumption, ophthalmological, urinary, hematological, and serum biochemical parameters, macroscopic and microscopic evaluations, and organ weights...
January 30, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Basile N Landis, Julien W Hsieh, Géraldine Coppin
We report the case of a 27-year-old female who presented with a peculiar story of anosmia fluctuating in a circadian manner. Olfactory function appeared an hour after breakfast, was normal during daytime, and disappeared in the early evening. Imaging confirmed chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Initial systemic, followed by topical steroid treatment, rapidly and sustainably reversed this condition. The olfactory fluctuation paralleled the endogenous steroid production. This suggests that slight congestion changes in a chronically inflamed nasal mucosa may have been sufficient to induce this circadian anosmia...
February 5, 2018: Laryngoscope
Parunkul Tungsukruthai, Preecha Nootim, Wiwan Worakunphanich, Nareerat Tabtong
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a nasal mucosa inflammatory disorder that is induced by exposure to an allergen which results in four major symptoms, including anterior or posterior rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal itching and nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression of mood-cognitive function and quality of life impairment. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the efficacy and safety of herbal steam bath used for the reduction of allergic rhinitis symptoms, and evaluated treatment satisfaction and improvements in quality of life among participating patients with allergic rhinitis...
January 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Kimihiro Okubo, Eiji Uchida, Takaaki Terahara, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Shigeo Kobayashi, Yusuke Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Emedastine patch was developed in Japan as the first transdermal drug delivery system of emedastine difumarate for allergic rhinitis. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group comparison was conducted in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Patients were administered emedastine patches (4 or 8 mg), placebo, or levocetirizine hydrochloride (5 mg tablet) once daily for 2 weeks (double-dummy technique). The primary objective was superiority to placebo by the change of the total nasal symptom score (sneezing, rhinorrhea, and nasal congestion) in Week 2...
January 29, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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