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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778504/solitary-chemosensory-cells-are-a-primary-epithelial-source-of-interleukin-25-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Michael A Kohanski, Alan D Workman, Neil N Patel, Li-Yin Hung, Julie P Shtraks, Bei Chen, Mariel Blasetti, Laurel Doghramji, David W Kennedy, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, De'Broski R Herbert, Noam A Cohen
BACKGROUND: IL-25 can function as an early signal for the respiratory Type 2 response characteristic of allergic asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). In the mouse gut, tuft cells are the epithelial source of IL-25. However, the source of human airway epithelial IL-25 has remained elusive. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we sought to determine if the solitary chemosensory cell (SCC) is the predominant source of IL-25 in the sinonasal epithelium...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777780/pierre-robin-sequence-a-comprehensive-narrative-review-of-the-literature-over-time
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Amerigo Giudice, Selene Barone, Kahina Belhous, Anne Morice, Véronique Soupre, Francesco Bennardo, Nathalie Boddaert, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Véronique Abadie, Arnaud Picard
Pierre Robin syndrome (PRS) is characterized of a triad of clinical signs: micrognathia, glossoptosis and obstruction of the upper airways frequently associated with palatal cleft. It is a heterogenic pathological entity and it can be found as isolated disease (nsPRS) or in association with other syndromes (sPRS), with more pronounced symptoms and systemic involvement. This review aims to summarize the principal features of PRS, analysing the different aspects of the disease. Epidemiological data highlight incidence, severity and mortality of PRS; pathophysiological mechanism reports the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease distinguishing between isolated and syndromic form...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774546/pepsin-biomarker-mediator-and-therapeutic-target-for-reflux-and-aspiration
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REVIEW
Nikki Johnston, Peter W Dettmar, Frank G Ondrey, Rahul Nanchal, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Jonathan M Bock
Extra-esophageal reflux is suspected to cause a wide range of clinical symptoms in the upper airways. Diagnosis and treatment has focused on acid, but realization of the role of nonacid reflux has resulted in research investigating the use of pepsin as a biomarker for gastric reflux and aspiration. Pepsin analysis can complement the use of questionnaires and office-based diagnosis and lessen the dependency on invasive and expensive diagnostic tests. Furthermore, pepsin as a first-line diagnostic biomarker has been shown to improve the accuracy of reflux diagnosis...
May 17, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770708/in-reply-to-xu-the-role-of-upper-airway-morphology-in-apnea-versus-hypopnea-predominant-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-an-exploratory-study
#4
Tülay Özer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770707/the-role-of-upper-airway-morphology-in-apnea-versus-hypopnea-predominant-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-an-exploratory-study
#5
Jintao Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768730/biofilm-in-voice-prosthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study-and-laboratory-tests-using-sonication-and-sem-analysis
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Jacopo Galli, Lea Calo', Duino Meucci, Monica Giuliani, Daniela Lucidi, Gaetano Paludetti, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Claudio Parrilla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the biofilm growing pattern and its morphological extent on silicone and a teflon-like material using a sonication process and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study and a laboratory study. SETTING: Otolaryngology -Head and Neck surgery Department and the Microbiology Institute. PARTICIPANTS: The participants included fifteen laryngectomized patients with phonatory prostheses, which were removed due to device failure, and two different kinds of phonatory prostheses from the laboratory (Provox 2 and ActiValve) that were artificially colonized by Candida albicans...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768034/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-mucosal-type-2-immune-response-via-epithelial-cell-derived-cytokines
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Feng Lan, Nan Zhang, Gabriele Holtappels, Natalie De Ruyck, Olga Krysko, Koen Van Crombruggen, Harald Braun, Sebastian L Johnston, Nikos G Papadopoulos, Luo Zhang, Claus Bachert
RATIONALE: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is characterized by a T helper cell 2-skewed upper airway inflammation. Mucosal Staphylococcus aureus colonization is found in the majority of nasal polyps patients. Staphylococcus aureus is known to induce type 2 cytokine release via enterotoxins. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the impact of non-enterotoxin producing Staphylococcus aureus on type 2 cytokine release. METHODS: Thymic stromal lymphopoietin, interleukin-33 and type 2 cytokines were assessed in a human mucosal tissue model upon Staphylococcus aureus infection...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767787/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-c57bl-6j-mice-with-diet-induced-obesity
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Thomaz Fleury Curado, Huy Pho, Slava Berger, Candela Caballero-Eraso, Mi-Kyung Shin, Luiz Ubirajara Sennes, Luu Pham, Alan R Schwartz, Vsevolod Y Polotsky
Obesity leads to sleep disordered breathing (SDB), as manifested by recurrent upper airway obstructions during sleep termed obstructive sleep apnea and carbon dioxide retention due to obesity hypoventilation. The objective of this work was to characterize breathing during sleep in C57BL6/J mice with diet-induced obesity. Arterial blood gas was measured in nine obese and nine lean mice during wakefulness. Nine male mice with diet induced obesity and six lean male C57BL/6J mice were head mounted with EEG and EMG electrodes...
May 15, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766410/complete-concentric-collapse-at-the-soft-palate-in-sleep-endoscopy-what-change-is-possible-after-uppp-in-patients-with-cpap-failure
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Katrin Hasselbacher, A Seitz, N Abrams, B Wollenberg, A Steffen
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to assess whether uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in patients with failure for positive airway pressure not only reduces the degree of obstructive sleep apnea but also to determine as well if it changes the collapse pattern of the soft palate and thereby fulfills the qualifications for implementing upper airway stimulation (UAS) as an adjunctive solution. METHOD: Fifteen patients with intolerance for positive airway pressure were included in this retrospective cohort study...
May 16, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765919/assessing-the-validity-of-itk-snap-software-package-in-measuring-the-volume-of-upper-airway-spaces-secondary-to-rapid-maxillary-expansion
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Mohammed Almuzian, Hind Mohammed Al Ghatam, Lubna Al-Muzian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of a free-access software package (ITK-SNAP) in segmenting and measuring the volume of upper airway spaces secondary to rapid maxillary expansion (RME). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen participants who required RME were recruited for this study. Preoperative (T1) and 6-month postoperative (T2) cone-beam computed tomographic scans of all participants were analyzed. OnDemand3D software packages was used for superimposition and orientation of the images, while ITK-SNAP software was used to measure the volume of airway spaces...
2018: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765510/correlation-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-sleep-apnea
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REVIEW
Alejandro Castaneda, Edgar Jauregui-Maldonado, Iqbal Ratnani, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
The so-called "metabolic syndrome" (MS), constitutes a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities, including fasting glucose, blood pressure, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and waist circumference that arise from insulin resistance. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway, involving cessation or significant decreased airflow, with intermittent hypoxemia, frequent arousals from sleep and recurrent oxyhemoglobin desaturations that interfere with normal sleep patterns generating difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep and loud snoring...
April 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764740/are-computed-tomography-3d-measurements-of-the-upper-airways-in-mouth-breathing-children-in-agreement-with-the-ent-clinical-diagnosis-of-obstruction
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Bruno César Ladeira Vidigal, Carolina Morsani Mordente, Paula Loureiro Cheib, Flávio Ricardo Manzi, Letícia Paiva Franco, Helena Maria Gonçalves Becker, Bernardo Quiroga Souki
INTRODUCTION: Imaging studies have hystorically been used to support the clinical otorhinolaryngological evaluation of the upper respiratory tract for the diagnosis of obstructive causes of oral breathing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare 3D volumetric measurements of nasal cavity, nasopharynx and oropharynx of obstructed mouth-breathing children with measurements of non-obstructed mouth-breathing children. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 mouth-breathing children aged 5-9 years evaluated by otorhinolaryngological clinical examination, flexible nasoendoscopy and full-head multi-slice computed tomography...
March 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763253/croup-diagnosis-and-management
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Dustin K Smith, Andrew J McDermott, John F Sullivan
Croup is a common respiratory illness affecting 3% of children six months to three years of age. It accounts for 7% of hospitalizations annually for fever and/or acute respiratory illness in children younger than five years. Croup is a manifestation of upper airway obstruction resulting from swelling of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi, leading to inspiratory stridor and a barking cough. Many patients experience low-grade fevers, but fever is not necessary for diagnosis. Less commonly, stridor can be associated with acute epiglottitis, bacterial tracheitis, and foreign body airway obstruction...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761867/airway-physical-examination-tests-for-detection-of-difficult-airway-management-in-apparently-normal-adult-patients
#14
REVIEW
Dominik Roth, Nathan L Pace, Anna Lee, Karen Hovhannisyan, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Jasmin Arrich, Harald Herkner
BACKGROUND: The unanticipated difficult airway is a potentially life-threatening event during anaesthesia or acute conditions. An unsuccessfully managed upper airway is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Several bedside screening tests are used in clinical practice to identify those at high risk of difficult airway. Their accuracy and benefit however, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to characterize and compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Mallampati classification and other commonly used airway examination tests for assessing the physical status of the airway in adult patients with no apparent anatomical airway abnormalities...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757565/-the-development-of-techniques-served-to-widen-the-lateral-velopharyngeal-space-for-treating-osahs
#15
REVIEW
Jing Yan Huang, Xiang Min Zhang
Since Fujita first described uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(UPPP)in 1981,UPPP and its modified procedures have been widely used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and hyponea syndrome(OSAHS).However,despite of its wide application,the success rates was uncertain,ranging from 20% to 80%,with patients of varing Friedman stages.It is well known that the principle of UPPP is to remove the redundant tissue of palate,elongated uvula and hypertrophic tonsils in order to widen the anteroposterior space at the level of palate...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755518/double-barrel-nasal-trumpets-to-prevent-upper-airway-obstruction-after-nasal-and-non-nasal-surgery
#16
Macario Camacho, Justin M Wei, Lauren K Reckley, Sungjin A Song
Objectives: During anesthesia emergence, patients are extubated and the upper airway can become vulnerable to obstruction. Nasal trumpets can help prevent obstruction. However, we have found no manuscript describing how to place nasal trumpets after nasal surgery (septoplasties or septorhinoplasties), likely because (1) the lack of space with nasal splints in place and (2) surgeons may fear that removing the trumpets could displace the splints. The objective of this manuscript is to describe how to place nasal trumpets even with nasal splints in place...
2018: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755094/-giant-intrathoracic-goiter-requiring-emergency-airway-management-report-of-a-case
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Marina Shiikawa, Kazuki Hayasaka, Kei Yarimizu, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Makoto Endo, Naoki Yanagawa, Satoshi Shiono
An 81-year-old woman with acute respiratory distress was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography showed a large mass in the upper mediastinum with severe tracheal stenosis. Endotracheal intubation was performed under the preparation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and high-frequency jet ventilation, and the tumor was completely removed. The pathologic diagnosis was a goiter. Post-operatively, respiratory distress disappeared. No tumor recurrences have been noted for more than 2 years after surgery...
May 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750662/supplemental-carbon-dioxide-stabilizes-the-upper-airway-in-volunteers-anesthetized-with-propofol
#18
Katarina Jennifer Ruscic, Janne Bøgh Stokholm, Johann Patlak, Hao Deng, Jeroen Cedric Peter Simons, Timothy Houle, Jürgen Peters, Matthias Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Propofol impairs upper airway dilator muscle tone and increases upper airway collapsibility. Preclinical studies show that carbon dioxide decreases propofol-mediated respiratory depression. We studied whether elevation of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) via carbon dioxide insufflation reverses the airway collapsibility (primary hypothesis) and impaired genioglossus muscle electromyogram that accompany propofol anesthesia. METHODS: We present a prespecified, secondary analysis of previously published experiments in 12 volunteers breathing via a high-flow respiratory circuit used to control upper airway pressure under propofol anesthesia at two levels, with the deep level titrated to suppression of motor response...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750629/relief-of-upper-airway-obstruction-using-a-cervical-splint-for-young-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#19
Hyoju Son, Soohyeon Kim, Jaeho Lee, Chungmin Kang, Seunghye Kim
13-year old boy with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy visited dental clinic with chief complaints of mouth breathing and malocclusion. His mouth was constantly open at the resting position, with his mandible and tongue displaced downward. He breathed through his mouth, making a constant gurgling sound, a sign of upper airway obstruction. To enhance his mandible position, vertical chin cap was first considered, but it was not sufficient to reduce the gurgling sound or ease breathing. Then, cervical splint was considered, which effectively decreased the gurgling sound by repositioning his mandible to the anterior-superior position...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749371/comparison-of-the-efficacy-side-effects-and-cost-of-modafinil-and-intranasal-mometasone-furoate-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-preliminary-clinical-study
#20
Shujia Zhang, Jing Fu, Zhongnin Duan
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is characterized by repeated episodes of reduction in airflow due to the collapse of the upper airway during sleep. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcome, side effects, and cost of treatment between modafinil and intranasal mometasone furoate in patients with OSAHS. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with OSAHS (N=250) were divided into two groups: the modafinil group (MG) (N=125) were treated with 100 mg modafinil twice a day; the intranasal mometasone furoate group (IMFG) (N=125) were treated with 100 µg of intranasal mometasone furoate in the evening...
May 11, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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