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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166423/exhaled-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients-with-nasal-polyps-in-primary-care
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M Frendo, K Hakansson, S Schwer, A T Ravn, H Meteran, C Porsbjerg, V Backer, C von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder associated with lower airway disease. However, only few studies of CRSwNP from outside secondary/tertiary care centres have been published. We recently reported an asthma frequency of 44% and 65% in primary and secondary care patients respectively. Therefore, we hypothesise that inflammation of the lower airways could be present in all CRSwNP patients, even without asthma. Here, we assessed the degree of lower and upper airway inflammation using exhaled and nasal nitric oxide (NO) in primary care CRSwNP patients with and without asthma...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152746/referral-patterns-from-emergency-department-to-otolaryngology-clinic
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Jonathan C Garneau, Isaac Wasserman, Neeraja Konuthula, Benjamin D Malkin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with various otolaryngologic disorders are frequently referred to an otolaryngologist for follow-up care. Our aim was to further characterize this group as it has not been well described in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients seen during an 18-month period in an urban public hospital trauma center adult ED and referred to an otolaryngology clinic for follow-up care...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135867/analysis-of-otologic-features-of-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Masako Kitano, Hiroshi Sakaida, Satoko Usui, Sawako Masuda, Satoru Ogawa, Makoto Ikejiri, Mizuho Nagao, Takao Fujisawa, Kaname Nakatani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate otologic features of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), especially eardrum features, audiometric findings, and clinical course. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifteen patients (mean age, 16.9 years [range, 1-32 yr]; 8 males and 7 females) diagnosed with PCD at our university hospital in the last 12 years. INTERVENTION: Diagnostic...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121379/olfactory-dysfunction-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-patients-treated-with-iron-chelating-agents
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Serhan Derin, Selvet Erdogan, Murat Sahan, Mehmet Fatih Azik, Hatice Derin, Yasar Topal, Hatice Topal
Ocular and ophthalmologic adverse effects may occur in patients with β-thalassemia major (BTM) treated regularly with blood transfusions and iron-chelating agents. We hypothesized that olfactory dysfunction may be present in this patient population. We aimed to investigate olfactory dysfunction in patients with BTM and to determine etiologic factors. A total of 43 patients with BTM were included in the study. Forty-three subjects without nasal complaints, history of facial trauma, or nasal surgery were included as the controls...
October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116888/incidence-of-maxillary-sinus-disease-before-sinus-floor-elevation-surgery-as-identified-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography-a-literature-review
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Fabio Costa, Enzo Emanuelli, Massimo Robiony
PURPOSE: to review the literature in order to assess the incidence of maxillary sinus disease before sinus floor elevation surgery (SFE) surgery as identified by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Only studies in which patients had performed CBCT for dental implant placement in the last ten years were considered. RESULTS: Eleven studies were identified. A total of 1792 patients were collected. All the studies reviewed reported on thickening of the sinus mucosa as a criterion for sinus disease with different threshold values...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110581/outcomes-of-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-directed-surgery-for-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Shan He, Nithin S Peddireddy, David F Smith, Angela L Duggins, Christine Heubi, Sally R Shott, Stacey L Ishman
Objectives To determine the effectiveness of pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE)-directed surgery for children with infant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or OSA after adenotonsillectomy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods We included 56 children undergoing DISE from October 2013 to September 2015 who underwent subsequent surgery to address OSA. The primary outcome was successful response to DISE-directed surgery based on the postoperative obstructive Apnea-Hypopnea Index (oAHI)...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103442/clinical-recognition-of-mouth-breathers-by-orthodontists-a-preliminary-study
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Julia Garcia Costa, Genilza Silva Costa, Carolina Costa, Oswaldo de Vasconcellos Vilella, Claudia Trindade Mattos, Adriana de Alcantara Cury-Saramago
INTRODUCTION: A routine diagnosis of a patient's breathing status performed by an orthodontist normally includes visual assessment, medical history, clinical examination of habitual lip posture, size and shape of the nostrils, reflex control of the alar muscle and respiratory tests, and the dental mirror test. The objective of this study was to test the recognition of mouth breathers in young persons by an orthodontist and agreement with an otolaryngologist's reference diagnosis when routine assessments were carried out...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100292/diagnosis-of-nonexophytic-nasopharyngeal-lesion-with-endoscopy-guided-core-needle-biopsy-after-narrow-band-imaging
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Min Li, Shenhong Qu, Yangda Qin, Jinlong Lu, Shuilian Yu, Guiping Lan, Jingjin Wen, Yong Yang, Yongfeng Si
Background: Due to the obstruction of the surrounding structures or stiff mucosa, the primary and recurrent nonexophytic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NE-NPC) patients are difficult to be diagnosed histologically by traditional forceps biopsy. Results: All the 15 cases had adequate biopsy for histological diagnosis. There were 5 cases of primary and 7 cases of recurrent NE-NPC, and 3 cases of inflammatory lesion. The histopathological diagnosis was consistent with the follow-up visit...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094889/chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Ahmad R Sedaghat
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in 1% to 5% of the U.S. POPULATION: It may significantly decrease quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis is defined by the presence of at least two out of four cardinal symptoms (i.e., facial pain/pressure, hyposmia/anosmia, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction) for at least 12 consecutive weeks, in addition to objective evidence. Objective evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis may be obtained on physical examination (anterior rhinoscopy, endoscopy) or radiography, preferably from sinus computed tomography...
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083529/evaluation-of-patient-nasal-saline-irrigation-practices-following-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Frederick Yoo, Elisabeth H Ference, Edward C Kuan, Jivianne T Lee, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
BACKGROUND: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is an effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Postoperative management strategies after FESS often vary from surgeon to surgeon. Recent data suggests that nasal saline irrigation following FESS is almost universally recommended; however, patient adherence has not been formally evaluated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate postoperative nasal irrigation practices and its effects on short-term outcomes in post-FESS patients...
October 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077152/pathological-and-cytological-changes-of-the-nasal-mucosa-in-acute-rhinosinusitis-the-role-of-hyaluronic-acid-as-supportive-therapy
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A Ciofalo, G Zambetti, G Altissimi, M Fusconi, P Soldo, M Gelardi, G Iannella, B Pasquariello, G Magliulo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reparative role of hyaluronic acid in acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 48 patients affected by ARS were submitted to nasal endoscopy, nasal cytology, mucociliary transport evaluation (MCTt) and visual analogue scale questionnaire (VAS) at T0, after 14-18 days (T1) and after 30-35 days (T2). The patients were randomized into two groups, A and B, and received Levofloxacin and Prednisone. Moreover, using a nebulizer ampoule for nasal douche, Group A received high molecular weight Sodium Hyaluronate (3%) plus saline solution (NaCl 0...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072668/-polypous-pansinusitis-with-the-deformation-of-the-external-nose-in-a-8-year-old-child-presenting-with-the-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-syndrome
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A I Asmanov, N V Zlobina, E Yu Radtsig, G A Polev, E V Sorokina
This article reports a rare observation of the development of chronic polypous pansinusitis with deformation of the external nose in a 8 year-old child presenting with primary ciliary dyskinesia syndrome. The patient underwent multiple surgical interventions in the preceding period. The key argument in favour of the definitive diagnosis was the results of investigation of ciliated epithelium biopsy taken from the nasal cavity and bronchi in combination with the data obtained by diagnostic endoscopy of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx supplemented by computed tomography...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072655/-the-specific-features-of-the-clinical-course-of-acute-suppurative-otitis-media-of-viral-and-mixed-viral-bacterial-etiology-in-the-children-of-the-preschool-age
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E Yu Radtsig, O V Bugaichuk
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the spectrum of the pathogenic agents responsible for the development of acute suppurative otitis media in the children of the preschool age and to reveal the specific clinical features of this disease depending on its etiological factors. The study involved 138 patients (186 ears) of either sex at the age from 1 year to 84 months who presented with acute suppurative otitis media. The following methods were employed for the purpose of the study: analysis of the patients' complaints and the past medical histories, examination of the ENT organs, microbiological (bacteriological and virological) studies of secretion from the tympanic cavity, diagnostic endoscopy of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx, laboratory investigations...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068050/nose-blowing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-does-not-adversely-affect-outcomes
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Noel Ayoub, Wirach Chitsuthipakorn, Jayakar V Nayak, Zara M Patel, Peter H Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Patients frequently are advised to abstain from nose blowing following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), despite a lack of evidence supporting this recommendation. This randomized study assessed whether nose blowing in the first postoperative week affects subjective and objective clinical outcomes. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing ESS were randomized into an interventional arm in which patients blew their nose at least twice daily for the first 7 postoperative days, or a control arm in which patients refrained from nose blowing...
October 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059008/narrative-review-of-contemporary-treatment-options-in-the-care-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Mark S Ferguson, Jennifer Claire Magill, Bhik T Kotecha
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are increasingly common conditions, and confer a significant health and socioeconomic burden. Furthermore, untreated OSA represents a significant mortality risk. Patients require careful assessment, including detailed clinical history and examination, sleep study and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). Although nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is the gold standard treatment for moderate and severe OSA, multidisciplinary team assessment is often required to develop the best treatment plan for an individual, especially when nasal CPAP is poorly tolerated...
October 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039995/preferred-practice-patterns-in-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-among-oculoplastic-surgeons-in-asia-pacific-region
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Tracy Kwok, Mohammad Javed Ali, Hunter Yuen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to report the preferred practice patterns in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EnDCR) among oculoplastic surgeons practicing in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: A detailed survey with 40 questions was electronically disseminated among oculoplastic surgeons practicing in Asia-Pacific region. The mailing list included targeted members of the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and nonmembers from the contact directories of the two senior authors...
October 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018499/differentiating-benign-from-malignant-sinonasal-lesions-feasibility-of-diffusion-weighted-mri
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Khaled M El-Gerby, Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar
Introduction  Appearance of nasal masses on routine CT and MRI are not pathognomonic. We utilized the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value obtained from diffusion weighted image (DWI) to detect the differences in the microstructures of tumor and non-tumor tissues. Objective  The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic role of DWI and ADC values in differentiating between malignant and benign sinonasal lesions and its correlation with histopathological results as the reference standard...
October 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980595/-differential-diagnostics-of-headache-associated-with-pathological-changes-in-the-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinuses
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A I Kryukov, G Yu Tsarapkin, A S Tovmasyan, S G Arzamazov, Z O Zaoeva, A E Kishinevskii
Headache is not infrequently one of the major complaints in the patients visiting the otorhinolaryngologist's office. It was estimated to occur in 24% of the patients presenting with chronic sinusitis. The cause of headache may be pathological processes either in the nasal cavity or in the paranasal sinuses as well as a primary disorder in the nervous system. The present article is concerned with the peculiar features of rhinogenic headache and that of a different etiology. It was shown that the patients suffering from headache are in need not only of the obligatory otorhinolaryngological examination including endoscopy of the nasal cavity, X-ray study and, sometimes, specialized tests but also of neurological counseling...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974061/supraglottic-jet-oxygenation-and-ventilation-enhances-oxygenation-during-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-patients-sedated-with-propofol-a-randomized-multicentre-clinical-trial
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Y Qin, L Z Li, X Q Zhang, Y Wei, Y L Wang, H F Wei, X R Wang, W F Yu, D S Su
Background: Hypoventilation is the main reason for hypoxia during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures with sedation. The key to preventing hypoxia is to maintain normal ventilation during the procedure. We introduced supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) through a new Wei nasal jet tube (WNJ) to reduce the incidence of hypoxia in patients sedated with propofol during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures. Methods: In a multicentre, prospective randomized single-blinded study, 1781 outpatients undergoing routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy who were sedated with propofol by an anaesthetist were randomized into the following three groups: the supplementary oxygen via nasal cannula group [nasal cannula oxygen: O 2 (2 litres min -1 ) was administered via a nasal cannula]; the supplementary oxygen via WNJ group [WNJ oxygen: O 2 (2 litres min -1 ) was administered through a WNJ]; and the SJOV via WNJ group (WNJ SJOV: SJOV was administered via WNJ) at three centres from March 2015 to July 2016...
July 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955477/balloon-dilation-for-the-treatment-of-nasopharyngeal-stenosis-in-seven-cats
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Stefeny Z Pollack, Peter S Chapman, Alan Klag
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of balloon dilation for the treatment of nasopharyngeal stenosis in cats. METHODS: The medical records of seven cats with nasopharyngeal stenosis treated with balloon dilation were reviewed. The most common presenting clinical signs included upper airway noise, sneezing, nasal and/or ocular discharge. All seven cats were confirmed to have nasopharyngeal stenosis via nasopharyngeal endoscopy and were treated with balloon dilation under endoscopic guidance...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
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