Intranasal tissue necrosis associated with opioid abuse: Case report and systematic review

ConclusionIntranasal opioid abuse is a prevalent condition associated with chronic pain and tissue necrosis that is clinically concerning for invasive fungal disease. Whereas IFRS must be excluded, even in patients without known immunodeficiency, complete resolution of symptoms can be expected following surgical debridement with cessation of opioid abuse. Laryngoscope, 2017
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Allergy/Rhinology Source Type: research

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Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionSignificant improvements over a range of subjective and objective endpoints, including a reduction in the need for sinus surgery by 61%, suggest that MF sinus implants may play an important role in management of recurrent NP.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Rheumatology key messageIgG4-related disease might be an alternative diagnosis in limited granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Sir, IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibro-inflammatory disease that can affect almost every organ [1]. Indeed, previous unexplained conditions have now been reclassified as primarily IgG4-RD and may imitate many inflammatory, infectious and malignant disorders often leading to a delay in diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis. Nasal manifestation of IgG4-RD, mostly of the paranasal sinuses, has previously been described in case reports, but it can also manifest as a primary or secondary nasal disease s...
Source: Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Several PROMs demonstrated that RESS improves patient's QOL symptoms. Future studies that examine QOL should use a consistent PROM to allow a meta-analysis. PMID: 28716176 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study provides evidence that UNGD is associated with nasal and sinus, migraine headache, and fatigue symptoms in a general population representative sample. Citation: Tustin AW, Hirsch AG, Rasmussen SG, Casey JA, Bandeen-Roche K, Schwartz BS. 2017. Associations between unconventional natural gas development and nasal and sinus, migraine headache, and fatigue symptoms in Pennsylvania. Environ Health Perspect 125:189–197; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP281 Address correspondence to B.S. Schwartz, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Room W7041, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA. Te...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Articles February 2017 Source Type: research
ConclusionClinical diagnostic criteria overestimate the prevalence of chronic rhinosinusitis. Removing facial pain, ear pain, dental pain, and headache increased specificity without a concordant loss in sensitivity. Given the high prevalence of sinusitis, improved clinical diagnostic criteria may assist primary care providers in more accurately predicting the presence of inflammation, thereby reducing inappropriate antibiotic use or delayed referral for evaluation of primary headache syndromes. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2017
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Allergy/Rhinology Source Type: research
Hillary Clinton’s doctor penned a letter Wednesday with more information about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health. The letter comes as Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said the presidential hopeful “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.” Below, the full text of Dr. Bardack’s letter on Clinton’s health: This letter is a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015. Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine car...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions In a Midwestern referral population, chronic vaginitis compounded by inhalant allergy showed: (1) high incidence rate of recurrent vulvo-vaginal candidiasis, (2) Candida IgE-mediated sensitization in less than one-third of patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, (3) comorbid conditions not dissimilar to those of other allergic patients, and (4) allergen sensitization pattern typical for the Midwest.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Commentary on: Rudmik L, Soler ZM. Medical therapies for adult chronic sinusitis: a systematic review. JAMA 2015;314:926–39. Context Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects between 7% and 15.5% of the US population. In Europe, the latest estimates put prevalence at 10.9%.1 2 The condition produces symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pressure/pain, purulent nasal drainage and is associated with significant fatigue and decreased productivity. While complications from the disease are rare, CRS is often treated with antibiotics, based on an older understanding that CRS results from bacterial infection. Newer data stro...
Source: Evidence-Based Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Radiology, Drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases, Surgical diagnostic tests, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics), Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology Therapeutics/Prevention Source Type: research
ConclusionMost patients diagnosed with chronic sinusitis by non‐otolaryngologists do not have the condition. Caution should be used in studying chronic sinusitis using administrative data from non‐otolaryngology providers because a large proportion of the patients may not actually have the disease.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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