Surgical Approach to Frontal Sinus Osteoma: A Systematic Review.

Surgical Approach to Frontal Sinus Osteoma: A Systematic Review. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 Apr 05;:1945892419839895 Authors: Watley DC, Mong ER, Rana NA, Illing EA, Chaaban MR Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteoma of the paranasal sinuses are benign bony masses most commonly found in the frontal sinus. In the past, due to the anatomical complexity of the frontal sinus, these often required an open approach, but with the invention of angled tools and endoscopes, many rhinologists are now attempting endoscopic or combined resections. No large systematic reviews currently exist that describe the surgical management of frontal sinus osteoma. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review detailing the surgical resection of frontal sinus osteoma. Review Methods: A systematic literature review was performed using PubMed, Embase, and Ovid databases. Data extracted included demographics, clinical presentation, radiologic, histologic findings, surgical approach, and recurrence. RESULTS: A total of 32 studies, with 477 surgically resected tumors, were included in the analysis. Sex data were available for 179 patients (M:F, 93:86), with a mean age of 43.2 years. All resected tumors presented symptomatically: facial pain/headache (80.2%), recurrent sinusitis (30.5%), mucocele (4.3%), cosmetic deformity other than proptosis (12.8%), and proptosis (5.5%). Transnasal endoscopic surgery alone was the most common surgical approach utilized (44.9%), followed by open osteoplas...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

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Boosting the sensitivity of in vitroβ-lactam allergy diagnostic tests. Chem Commun (Camb). 2020 Oct 14;56(80):11973-11976 Authors: Peña-Mendizabal E, Morais S, Maquieira Á Abstract The synthesis of structurally new haptens and the development of suitable antigens are essential for boosting the sensitivity of drug allergy diagnostic testing. Unprecedented structural antigens for benzylpenicillin and amoxicillin are characterised and evaluated in a cohort of 70 subjects with a turnkey solution based on consumer electronics. PMID: 33033809 [PubMed - in process]
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This study accessed the patients information on demographic characteristics, physical signs and symptoms. Study population This is a cross-sectional and observational study carried out in Brazil during DENV and ZIKV epidemic occurred in 2016. Patients were assisted at the Healthy Unit UPA Coronel Antonino in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil from February to March of 2016. During the study 134 suspected arboviral infection cases were included and submitted to investigation. Patients presenting fever, rash during acute phase of infection (up to the 7th day after disease onset) followed by at least two of the following signals a...
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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.
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The objective of this work was to study patient and 22‐item Sino‐Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT‐22) characteristics in primary headache disorders (PHDs). MethodsRetrospective chart review of “sinus” headache/pressure/pain patients was conducted. Patients that had rhinosinusitis excluded (negative endoscopy/computed tomography [CT]), and neurologist‐confirmed PHD were studied. Patterns in symptom and SNOT‐22 items were analyzed by network visualization and cluster analysis. ResultsForty‐six patients met study criteria. Forty‐three (93.5%) reported “need to blow nose” and 40 (86.9%) reported p...
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