Interdisciplinary Teamwork within the Medical Profession: The Way of the Future.
PMID: 33557586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - February 10, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Solares CA Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Upregulated Expression of Toll-Like Receptor 7 in Peripheral Blood Basophils of Patients With Allergic Rhinitis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Recently, it has been reported that Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) agonists can improve allergic rhinitis (AR) symptoms by up-regulation of Th1 cytokine release and suppression of Th2 cell functions. However, little is known of the expression of TLR7 in basophils of AR. OBJECTIVE: To explore the expression of TLR7 in basophils of AR, and influence of allergens on TLR7 expression. METHODS: The expression levels of TLR7 in basophils of patients with AR were determined by flow cytometry, and the influence of allergens on TLR7 expression was examined by real time (q) PCR. RESULTS: The ...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - February 8, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang L, Zhan M, Wang J, Chen D, Zhao N, Wang L, Wang W, Zhang X, Huang Y, Zhang H, He S Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Inflammatory Profile of Antrochoanal Polyps in the Caucasian Population - A Histologic Study.
CONCLUSIONS: ACP in the Caucasian population has unique features of cyst formation and edema which is compatible with its clinical presentation. It is characterized by neutrophilic predominant infiltrates and expresses lower levels of mast and plasma cells as demonstrated by IHC. PMID: 33544623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - February 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Warman M, Kamar Matias A, Yosepovich A, Halperin D, Cohen O Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Educational Informed Consent Video Equivalent to Standard Verbal Consent for Rhinologic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Informed consent is an integral part of pre-operative counseling. However, information discussed can be variable. Recent studies have explored the use of multimedia in providing informed consent for rhinologic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To measure impact of an educational video (Video) compared to verbal informed consent (Verbal) on knowledge gained, alleviation of concerns, and efficiency. METHODS: Patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), septoplasty, or ESS+septoplasty were prospectively enrolled and randomized to receive Video or Verbal consent. The Video group watched an educ...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - February 2, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Penn JP, Nallani R, Dimon EL, Daniels TC, Sykes KJ, Chiu AG, Villwock MR, Villwock JA Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Frontal Sinus Drainage in Acute Pediatric Sinusitis With Intracranial Complications.
CONCLUSION: Drainage of the frontal sinus, when technically feasible, was not associated with reduced surgical procedures or increased complications and there is unclear benefit on measured clinical outcomes. PMID: 33517674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 31, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chorney SR, Buzi A, Rizzi MD Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Olfactory Perception and Different Decongestive Response of the Nasal Mucosa During Menstrual Cycle.
CONCLUSION: In the population of women studied, total nasal resistance and NOSE score were significantly lower in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Odor identification was significantly higher in the luteal phase but odor intensity significantly higher in the ovulatory phase. The decongestive response of nasal mucosa was better in the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. PMID: 33496600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bogdan MS, Slavic DO, Babovic SS, Zvezdin BS, Kolarov VP, Kljajic VL Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

The Use of Postoperative Antibiotics Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: From the studies analysed, there is no level 1 evidence to suggest that antibiotics improved patient outcomes following sinus surgery. However, there was significant heterogeneity in outcome measures and no clear data exists regarding the effects of antibiotics on postoperative infections. The available evidence at present is not enough to make a recommendation in either direction. Further designed larger RCTs are required to investigate these questions in more detail. PMID: 33487001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Swords CE, Wong Ba JJ, Stevens KN, Psaltis AJ, Wormald PJ, Tan NC Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Evaluating the Role of Anesthesia on Intraoperative Blood Loss and Visibility during Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: TIVA seemed to have superior intraoperative visibility scores and blood loss during endoscopic sinus surgery when compared to IA. However, the results are not consistent when stratifying the results based on the use of remifentanil and different inhaled anesthetics. Therefore, the conclusion cannot be made that one approach is superior to the other. PMID: 33478255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 21, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Moffatt DC, McQuitty RA, Wright AE, Kamucheka TS, Haider AL, Chaaban MR Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Microbiology, Histopathology, and Radiographic Findings in Silent Sinus Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: These data support the hypothesis that the pathogenesis of SSS is more likely due to anatomical/mechanical factors than inflammatory/microbiological factors. PMID: 33463370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zheng HD, Mecham JC, Abdel-Aty Y, Lal D, Marino MJ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Comparative Analysis of Mucociliary Clearance and Mucosal Morphology Using High-Speed Videomicroscopy in Children With Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study demonstrate significant alteration of mucociliary clearance and mucosal morphology and its association with sinonasal inflammation and disease severity in patients with rhinosinusitis. Given a tight association between altered mucociliary clearance and severity of the disease, modulation of inflammation and ciliary function both in acute and chronic rhinosinusitis may be considered as the potential tool in therapeutic and surgical management of the disease. PMID: 33467866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alekseenko S, Karpischenko S, Barashkova S Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Polyurethane Versus Chitosan-Based Polymers Nasal Packs After Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blinded Study.
CONCLUSION: Synthetic polyurethane and Chitosan-based polymers nasal packs are safe and efficient regarding; the mucosal healing, bleeding control, and the overall satisfaction of patients. The CBP showed a higher statistically significant advantage in the first two weeks only regarding the amount of the retained material, crusting as well as bleeding. Patients packed with CBP experienced fish-like smelly odor and watery rhinorrhea but there is no statistically significant difference. PMID: 33430613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Khafagy AG, Maarouf AM Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Mucosal Eosinophilia and Neutrophilia Are Not Associated With QOL or Olfactory Function in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Neither the presence of mucosal eosinophilia nor mucosal neutrophilia demonstrated significant associations with SNOT-22 quality-of-life or BSIT olfactory function scores when controlling for comorbid nasal polyposis. PMID: 33430615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - January 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Farrell NF, Mace JC, Sauer DA, Thomas AJ, Geltzeiler M, Detwiller KY, Smith TL Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

A Lot Can Happen in a Year.
PMID: 33334131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lang DM Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Chronic Odontogenic Rhinosinusitis: Optimization of Surgical Treatment Indications.
PMID: 33334132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Craig JR, Saibene AM, Felisati G Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Effect of Benralizumab in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma and Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps: A Case Series.
CONCLUSION: Usage of benralizumab in patients with SA and CRSwNP can lead to significantly improved asthma control, lung function, and sinonasal quality of life. Additionally, in this patient population, there was a subset of patients that showed a significant reduction in polyp burden. PMID: 33302694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chitguppi C, Patel P, Gandler A, Murphy K, Khoury Md T, Monostra P, Bork S, Toskala E, Rabinowitz M, Rosen M, Nyquist G, Most J Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Outcomes of Concurrent Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty: A Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Aggregate evidence demonstrates similar risk in complication rates in combined surgical cases compared to stand-alone rhinoplasty. There appears to be no significant difference in recurrence of symptoms, revision rates or patient satisfaction. PMID: 33302695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bitner BF, Prasad KR, Goshtasbi K, Dunn BS, Kuan EC Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Nasal Obstruction and Quality of Life Assessment After Septoplasty With Turbinoplasty: Correlation Between Subjective Scales.
CONCLUSION: Subjective measures suggest there was an improvement in nasal obstructive symptoms and quality of life after surgery. Non-anatomical causes such as rhinitis can be confounding factors to consider in subsequent studies. VAS stands out as a possible interchangeable scale with NOSE to measure nasal obstruction in these patients. PMID: 33297717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Corredor-Rojas G, García-Chabur MA, Castellanos J, Moreno S, Pinzón M, Peñaranda A Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

A Nomogram Combing Peripheral Parameters for Estimation of CRSwNP Recurrence.
CONCLUSION: The nomogram might be able to preoperatively predict the recurrence of CRSwNP by using currently available and objective parameters. Further studies are required to validate its reliability and effectiveness. PMID: 33283536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Du K, Zheng M, Zhao Y, Jiao C, Xu W, Hao Y, Wang Y, Zhao J, Wang X, Zhang L Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Sinonasal Anatomic Variants in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: AV are more common on the sides with AFRS compared to healthy sides, with the presence of CB reaching unquestionable statistical significance. Further study is needed to determine the possible association of AV, especially concha bullosa, with the pathophysiology of AFRS. PMID: 33283537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - December 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Makary CA, Parman B, Gill B, Unsal A, Holmes T, Reyes C, Kountakis SE Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Corrigendum to Effect of Astragalus membranaceus in Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Rhinitis Mouse Model.
Authors: PMID: 33256460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Noise in Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Operating Rooms.
CONCLUSION: Surgeons and scrub nurses have significantly higher noise exposure in comparison to circulating nurses and anesthesiologists during endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. For these members of the OR team, noise is also identified as problematic and causing issues with communication. Mechanisms to reduce potential noise may be implemented to improve communication and patient outcomes in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. PMID: 33236663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Levin M, Zhou K, Sommer EC, Purohit H, Wells J, Pugi J, Sommer DD Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Diagnostic Criteria for Odontogenic Sinusitis: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Current diagnostic criteria for odontogenic sinusitis are extremely heterogeneous. Establishing shared diagnostic criteria aimed at defining both sinusitis and related odontogenic foci would spur collaboration between investigators and support more comprehensive outcomes evaluations together with a better understanding of treatment options. PMID: 33236664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Allevi F, Fadda GL, Rosso C, Martino F, Pipolo C, Cavallo G, Felisati G, Saibene AM Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Evaluation of Olfactory Function in Children With Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis.
ozkurt MK Abstract BACKGROUND: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, severe allergic disease of the conjunctiva, which mostly affects young males in early to mid-childhood. There is a high incidence of asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR) and eczema among patients with VKC. It is unknown if VKC patients have abnormal olfactory dysfunction, and if so, whether this is related to AR. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate olfactory function in children with VKC, with and without comorbid AR, in comparison to healthy children without VKC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine VKC patients and 32 healthy childre...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Elsürer Ç, Bozkurt B, Aksoy Md C, Bozkurt MK Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Surgery as Single-Modality Treatment for Early-Stage Olfactory Neuroblastoma: An Institutional Experience, Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgery alone is an equivalent alternative to combined treatment in carefully selected low-risk ONB patients with better outcome measures than previously reported. PMID: 33174762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Meerwein CM, Nikolaou G, H A Binz G, Soyka MB, Holzmann D Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Effects of Omalizumab Treatment in Patients With Recalcitrant Nasal Polyposis and Mild Asthma: A Multicenter Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION: Omalizumab was effective for the treatment of patients with recalcitrant CRSwNP and mild asthma, even when AERD was present, by reducing NP size and improving QoL; treatment time was a key factor. SNOT-22 improvements were not explained by decreases in TPS, indicating that omalizumab may be effective in all patients, regardless of polyp size. PMID: 33153272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Armengot-Carceller M, Gómez-Gómez MJ, García-Navalón C, Doménech-Campos E, Muñoz-Fernández N, Miguel AG, Marco-Algarra J, Palop-Cervera M, Piñero AG Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Quality of Life Evaluation After Trans-Nasal Endoscopic Surgery for Skull Base Tumors.
CONCLUSION: Our results confirmed that the endoscopic transnasal approach shows excellent results not only in terms of surgical outcome, but also for the possibility of ensuring a good QoL after treatment. Recurrent surgery and radiation treatments were the most important negative prognostic factors. PMID: 33143452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Molteni G, Sacchetto A, Saccardo T, Gulino A, Marchioni D Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 33012182 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhao K Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Ambulatory and Operating Room Rhinology Practice in the US.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus virus has altered all facets of clinical practice in the United States. The goal of this study is to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on rhinologic ambulatory and operative practice. METHODS: A 27-item survey to assess these objectives was created and approved by the Division of Rhinology faculty at Rush University Medical Center in April 2020. The survey was then distributed to rhinologists in a web based format via www.surveymonkey.com from April 10 through April 23, 2020. RESULTS: A total of 277 U.S based rhinologists responde...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Papagiannopoulos P, Ganti A, Kim YJ, Raad RA, Kuan EC, Losavio P, Tajudeen BA, Batra PS Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Surgery in Nasal Polyp Patients: Outcome After a Minimum Observation of 10 Years.
In this study, we aim to estimate disease recurrence during a long-term follow-up, together with the investigation of possible predicting and/or influencing parameters. METHODS: Out of 196 patients operated for CRSwNP between 01/2000 and 01/2006, 133 patients had a follow-up of at least 10 years and could be included. The inflammatory profile at surgery was determined on nasal tissue and sinonasal secretions, and included analysis of eosinophils, eosinophilic-rich mucus (ERM) typically containing Charcot-Leyden crystals (CLC), and fungal hyphae (FH). During follow-up, recurrence, received treatments and comorbidities ...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Vlaminck S, Acke F, Prokopakis E, Speleman K, Kawauchi H, van Cutsem JC, Hellings PW, Jorissen M, Seys S, Bachert C, Zele TV, Lambrecht BN, Gevaert P Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Salvage Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy in Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Prognostic Factors and Treatment Outcomes.
This study aimed to investigate the demographics, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors of salvage endoscopic nasopharyngectomy in recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 189 patients who underwent treatment for recurrent NPC from January 2006 to June 2018. The Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test were used to assess survival rates. A Cox regression model was used for multivariate survival analyses. RESULTS: We included 132 men and 57 women in the study, with a median age of 51 (range, 25-85) years. The overall 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates were 82.2%,...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li W, Lu H, Wang H, Zhang H, Sun X, Hu L, Zhao W, Gu Y, Li H, Wang D Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Quantification of Aerosol Particle Concentrations During Endoscopic Sinonasal Surgery in the Operating Room.
CONCLUSION: Drilling and microdebrider use during endonasal surgery in a standard operating room is associated with a significant increase in airborne particle concentrations. Fortunately, this increase in aerosol concentration is localized to the area of the operating surgeon, with no detectable increase in aerosol particles at other OR positions. PMID: 33012174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Murr A, Lenze NR, Brown WC, Gelpi MW, Ebert CS, Senior BA, Thorp BD, Zanation AM, Kimple AJ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

TRPV4-Mediated Epithelial Junction Disruption in Allergic Rhinitis Triggered by House Dust Mites.
CONCLUSIONS: Increased TRPV4 expression occurred in epithelial cells harvested from patients with AR and epithelial cells stimulated by Th2 cytokines. Decreased junctional protein expression in epithelial cells after the stimulation by house dust mite allergen with TRPV4 agonist indicates a possible role of TRPV4 in the pathogenesis of allergen-induced epithelial barrier disruption in AR. PMID: 33012175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - October 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee K, Byun J, Kim B, Yeon J, Tai J, Lee SH, Kim TH Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Porcine Tracheal Mucosa-Derived Decellularized Patch to Prevent Septal Perforation in a Rabbit Model.
CONCLUSION: Decellularized porcine tracheal mucosa can prevent mucosal defects from progressing to septal perforation, promote the repair of mucosal defects, and protect the nasal cartilage. PMID: 32993316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kim SJ, Jung SY, Lee MJ, Bae JH, Kim HS Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Dupilumab as Add-on Therapy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis in Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease.
CONCLUSION: Dupilumab was highly effective as add-on therapy for CRSwNP in AERD, improving patient-reported outcomes, sinus opacification, and markers of T2 inflammation. PMID: 32967430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mustafa SS, Vadamalai K, Scott B, Ramsey A Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Olfactory Function After Surgical Treatment of CRS: A Comparison of CRS Patients to Healthy Controls.
CONCLUSION: ESS improved olfactory metrics and restored olfactory function in approximately 50% of patients with CRS to that of healthy controls. Concurrent septoplasty increased the likelihood of achieving normal olfaction, while NP and previous ESS decreased those odds. PMID: 32954837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mattos JL, Soler ZM, Schlosser RJ, Mace JC, Alt JA, Ramakrishnan VR, Payne SC, Smith TL, Beswick DM Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Treatment of Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma: A Systematic Review and Survival Analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is a rare malignancy of the anterior skull base with only 127 cases described in the English literature. Given the rarity of this tumor, new cases and analysis of published reports may assist in future management of SNTCS. OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe findings from a systematic review of all available literature for malignant SNTCS including the clinical presentation, treatment modalities and outcomes. 2) Present two new cases of this rare anterior skull base tumor. 3) Compare treatment outcomes with respect to recurrence and mortality. METHODS: A sy...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chapurin N, Totten DJ, Morse JC, Khurram MS, Louis PC, Sinard RJ, Chowdhury NI Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Diagnostic Criteria of Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: The diagnostic definition for RARS has developed over time and is currently based on low level 4 and 5 evidence. Because of the migratory definition of RARS, comparing inter-study results of RARS management remains difficult, and future studies should aim to follow current expert guidelines on diagnostic criteria of RARS. PMID: 32954839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saltagi MZ, Comer BT, Hughes S, Ting JY, Higgins TS Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Treatment of Frontal Sinus Osteomyelitis in the Age of Endoscopy.
CONCLUSION: Endoscopic, endoscopic-assisted, and open approaches were utilized successfully in the current series of patients with osteomyelitis of the anterior table of the frontal sinus. While the progression of endoscopic techniques allows an additional surgical treatment option, it is important to select patients appropriately as open procedures continue to have an important role in the treatment algorithm. PMID: 32938198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thompson HM, Tilak AM, Miller PL, Grayson JW, Cho DY, Woodworth BA Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Infection After Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy: Incidence and Implications.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) is an increasingly common procedure performed by otolaryngologists. While EN-DCR has a high rate of success at relieving blockage of the lacrimal system, little is known regarding associated postoperative infection (POI) rates and risk factors. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with the occurrence of postoperative orbital and rhinologic infection in a large cohort of patients undergoing EN-DCR. METHODS: A retrospective review of 582 patients who underwent EN-DCR was performed. All patients received antibi...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jafari A, Lehmann AE, Shen SA, Banks CG, Scangas GA, Metson R Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Assesment of Prelacrimal Recess in Patients With Maxillary Sinus Hypoplasia Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography.
CONCLUSIONS: The width of the antero-posterior PLR in patients with Maxillary Sinus Hypoplasia was found to be significantly lower in comparison to individuals with normal maxillary sinuses in the measurements performed on paranasal Cone Beam Computed Tomography scans. Hence, while planning a Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with prelacrimal recess approach for maxillary sinus, the anatomical structure of the naso-sinusoidal region should be carefully analyzed, and individual anatomical variations such as Maxillary Sinus Hypoplasia should not be ignored. PMID: 32927966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: A...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Duman SB, Gumussoy İ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Rhinosinusitis After Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Adenomectomy.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study to investigate preoperative sinonasal disease as a risk factor for PRS after eTSA. The risk factors considered did not demonstrate definitive risk for PRS, although a history of prior sinonasal surgery should be investigated further. PMID: 32921135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee CH, Ikeda AK, Patel S, Levy JM, Patel ZM, Arturo Solares C, Oyesiku N, Wise SK Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

The Effect of Nasoseptal Flap Elevation on Post-Operative Olfaction and Sinonasal Quality of Life: A Prospective Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of NSF during EEA for sellar pathology does not have a significant effect on olfaction or rhinologic QOL. The presence of a dominant side of olfaction is not a primary consideration when deciding the side of NSF harvest. PMID: 32921136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chou CT, Valappil B, Mattos JL, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Wang EW Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of the Neuropathologic Findings of Post-Viral Olfactory Dysfunction: Implications and Novel Insight for the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: The mechanism of post-viral olfactory dysfunction is highly complex, virus-dependent, and involves a combination of insults at multiple levels of the olfactory pathway. This will have important implications for future diagnostic and therapeutic developments for patients infected with COVID-19. PMID: 32915650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee JC, Nallani R, Cass L, Bhalla V, Chiu AG, Villwock JA Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Academic Rhinologists' Online Rating and Perception, Scholarly Productivity, and Industry Payments.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The emergence of popular online rating websites, social media platforms, and public databases for industry payments and scholarly outputs provide a complete physician online presence which may guide choice and satisfaction. METHODS: Websites of all U.S. otolaryngology academic institutions were queried for fellowship-trained rhinologists. Additional well-known and academically active rhinologists were identified by the senior author. Online ratings and comments were collected from Google, Healthgrades, Vitals, and RateMD websites, and weighted rating scores (RS) were calculated on a 1-5...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goshtasbi K, Lehrich BM, Abouzari M, Bazyani D, Abiri A, Papagiannopoulos P, Tajudeen BA, Kuan EC Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Evaluating the Relationship Between Olfactory Function and Loneliness in Community-Dwelling Individuals: A Cross-sectional Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction (OD) has been reported to impact social interactions. However, the relationship between OD and loneliness has received little attention. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between OD and loneliness, controlling for patient factors. METHODS: Subjects without otolaryngic complaints were enrolled and olfactory function was assessed using: Sniffin' Sticks test to measure threshold, discrimination and identification (TDI), Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders Negative Statements (QOD-NS) and 9 - item Olfactory-Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Lonelines...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Desiato VM, Soler ZM, Nguyen SA, Salvador C, Hill JB, Lamira J, Rowan NR, Yoo F, Little RE, Matthews LJ, Dubno JR, Schlosser RJ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Redefining Pregnancy-Induced Rhinitis.
CONCLUSIONS: PIR is a common clinical entity with a wide range of symptoms with a direct impact on the quality of life in pregnancy. We propose a new definition of pregnancy-induced rhinitis. PMID: 32903019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Baudoin T, Šimunjak T, Bacan N, Jelavić B, Kuna K, Košec A Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Symptoms and Clinical Findings in Primary Headache Syndrome Versus Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
In this study, we compare demographic, subjective, and objective clinical findings of patients with PHS versus CRS. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of patients presenting to a single tertiary care Rhinology clinic from December 2011-July 2017. Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT) scores and Lund-Kennedy endoscopy scores were obtained. Lund-MacKay CT scores were calculated, if available. Requirement of headache specialist management was compared between PHS and CRS groups. Patients with both CRS and PHS (CRScPHS) that required headache specialist management were compared to patients with CRS without PHS (C...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - September 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sharbel DD, Owen HC, Yelverton JC, Li M, Holmes T, Kountakis SE Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 32772740 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: McKinney KA Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Factors Important in the Selection of a Rhinology/Skull Base Surgery Fellow: A National Survey of Fellowship Directors.
CONCLUSION: Numerous academic achievements and personal characteristics are given consideration in the Rhinology/Skull Base Surgery fellowship selection process, but recommendation from a trusted colleague and performance on interviews were viewed to be the most critical factors for fellowship programs in selecting applicants. This is consistent with studies that have explored the selection process for other otolaryngology fellowship programs. PMID: 32777928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - August 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Johnson J, Stathakios J, Chung MT, Engel R, Folbe A Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Viral Infections of the Upper Airway in the Setting of COVID-19: A Primer for Rhinologists.
CONCLUSION: In light of these unprecedented times, the need to understand the nuances of these viral respiratory pathogens, especially SARS-CoV-2, cannot be overemphasized. This knowledge base is of particular importance to otolaryngologists, whose expertise in the upper airway coincides with the anatomic tropism of these infectious agents. PMID: 32762250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy)
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - August 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yuen E, Gudis DA, Rowan NR, Nguyen SA, Schlosser RJ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research