Incidence and Recurrence of Allergic Fungal Sinusitis at Tertiary Care Facility

AbstractTo assess the incidence and recurrence of patients of allergic fungal sinusitis after administration of topical steroids for 24  months this is a cross-section study. Total 90 patients diagnosed with nasal pathology were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2015 at Liaquat National Hospital, various sign and symptoms were tabulated. Patients clinical, radiological and histopathological reports were analyzed. Post operativ e steroid dose and recurrence rate was noted. Post stratification, Chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test was applied to see the association between CT Scan and endoscopic findings and recurrence consideringP value  ≤ 0.05 as significant. Total 90 patients of either sex aged between 12 and 63 years fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in the study. The results showed that among all study patients, 53(58.9%) were male and 37(41.1%) were female. Common presenting symptoms included nasal obstru ction, nasal discharge&headache followed by proptosis. From 90 cases, 73(81.2%) had chronic rhinosinusitis and 17(18.9%) cases had Aspergillus. Postoperatively patients were given topical steroids and recurrence was seen in twelve (17.8%). All were aspergillus positive. The incidence of AFRS is (17) 18.9% of CRS which is slightly higher as reported in previous literature. Endoscopic finding may differ from CT scan finding. Patients presented with CRS should receive steroids for at least 2  years to prevent re...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The consistent application of the existing multimodal treatment options for glioma has led in recent years to improved survival. Areas of important current and future scientific activity include immunotherapy and targeted and combined chemotherapy, as well as altered neurocognition, modern approaches to palliative care, and complementary therapies. PMID: 29914619 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
This study was aimed to report the clinical profile, complications and risk factors associated with severe illness in patients with scrub typhus, outside the intensive care setting. Methods: It was a prospective study, which involved recruitment of patients with acute febrile illness and diagnosed to have scrub typhus, who were admitted to the general medical wards of a tertiary care centre in Kanchipuram district, in semi-urban south India, over a 12 month period between June 2015 and May 2016. The diagnosis was established both clinically (with or without pathognomonic eschar) and by a positive test of IgM antibodies...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Vector Borne Dis Source Type: research
Binucleate trophoblast giant cells (TGCs) are one characteristic feature of the ruminant placenta. In cows, the frequency of TGCs remains constant for most of the duration of pregnancy. As TGCs are depleted by their fusion with uterine epithelial cells, they need to be constantly formed. It is still unclear whether they develop from stem cells within the trophectoderm or whether they can arise from any uninucleate trophoblast cell (UTC). Within the latter, generally accepted theory, a basally located uninucleate cell (BUC) without contact to the feto-maternal interface would represent a transient cell between a UTC and a T...
Source: Cells Tissues Organs - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Liu DB, Zhang HP, Yu K, Lu QB, Zhu ZF Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the change rules of inflammatory factors in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of patients with viral meningitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 742 patients with suspected viral meningitis admitted to Department of Neurosurgery in our hospital from August 2012 to May 2016 were selected as research objects and retrospectively analyzed. 536 patients were diagnosed with viral meningitis by CSF with the lumbar puncture and brain computed tomography (CT), while the other 206 patients were diagnosed with non-infectious nervous system disease, as the...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Expressions and correlation analysis of HIF-1α, survivin and VEGF in patients with hepatocarcinoma. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2018 Jun;22(11):3378-3385 Authors: Tian QG, Wu YT, Liu Y, Zhang J, Song ZQ, Gao WF, Guo TK, He CH, Dai FR Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expressions of HIF-1α, surviving, and VEGF in patients with hepatocarcinoma as well as the correlation analysis among them. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 65 patients, who were admitted to our hospital and diagnosed as hepatocarcinoma from January 2014 to October 2015, were selected as hepatocarcinoma group, while 50 healthy cas...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
People who fail to show up for radiology appointments cost hospitals about $1 million per year on average, according to a new study. That’s as much as the cost of a new 3T MR scanner. Most of the no-shows at academic medical centers were for mammography appointments, according to the study, published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. The study also took into consideration missed appointments for MRI brain scans, CT chest scans, ultrasound abdomen scans, CT head scans and ultrasound breast scans. “Each no-show appointment represents a missed opportunity to deliver appropriate care as well as...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Hospital Care Imaging News Well Research & Development laheyhospitalandmedicalcenter universityofwashingtonatseattle Source Type: news
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Ob/Gyn Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Morphology of Maxillary Premolars in Egyptian Subpopulation Intervention:   Sponsor:   Cairo University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   Immunotherapy Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: PET scan Sponsor:   Istituto Clinico Humanitas Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Discussion by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr GA Prasad      Cavernous sinus is extradural venous plexus surrounded by a dural fold in the middle cranial fossa containing internal carotid artery with its periarterial sympathetic plexus, abducens nerve lateral to the internal carotid artery, but medial to the oculomotor and trochlear nerves and the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve, which run superior to inferior within the lateral dural border of the cavernous sinus.     Thrombosis of the cavernous sinus is usually caused by bacterial or fungal invasion comp...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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