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Lateral lamella of the cribriform plate, a keystone landmark: proposal for a novel classification system.
CONCLUSIONS: This angle classification is based on the theoretical risk of iatrogenic injuries, but it could be helpful also in clinical practice by providing indirect information on the thickness of the anterior skull base. As the angle decreases, in fact, the portion of the anterior skull base composed by the LLCP, increases. PMID: 29069120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - October 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Comparison between unilateral PNIF and rhinomanometry in the evaluation of nasal cycle.
CONCLUSIONS: Nasal cycle can be easily assessed by means of PNIF. In fact, AAR and PNIF showed a reasonable correlation in the measurement of nasal cycle, although PNIF offered a lower variability. Reciprocal and in-phase patterns of the nasal cycle were equally distributed in our population. PMID: 29055966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - October 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The fate of the bone graft in cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea endoscopic repair for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a retrospective case series analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Bone grafts frequently incorporate when used for repair of spontaneous CSF leaks associated with IIH. The rate of incorporation is comparable to bone grafts used for other etiologies of CSF leak, despite the increased pressure on the repair site. Any rigid repair of the leak site should likely be accompanied by treatment of the underlying intracranial hypertension to avoid leak recurrence. PMID: 29055142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - October 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Moving beyond descriptions of diversity: clinical and research implications of bacterial imbalance in chronic rhinosinusitis.
Authors: Wagner Mackenzie B, Waite DW, Hoggard M, Taylor MW, Biswas K, Douglas RG Abstract Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a debilitating disease which affects 5-16% of the general population and involves long-term inflammation of the sinonasal cavity. While microbial involvement in the pathogenesis of CRS has long been suspected, the exact role of microbes remains unclear. Recent application of cultivation-independent, molecular methods has provided much new information, taking advantage of developments in both laboratory- and bioinformatics-based analyses. The aim of this mini-review is to present a variety of av...
Source: Rhinology - October 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

A straight choice: avoiding septal re-deviation using titanium plates. A 16 year retrospective patient follow-up evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of titanium plate for septoplasty has shown to be simple, safe, and easy to learn technique in both secondary and select cases of primary septoplasty. Most importantly the results indicate a long term prevention of the. PMID: 28988259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - October 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The significance of Computed Tomography in invasive paranasal mucormycosis.
CONCLUSION: Bony erosion on paranasal CT is an exceptionally insensitive radiologic sign for establishing or rejecting the diagnosis of Mucor induced AIFR. The mainstay of confirming or rejecting the diagnosis of AIFR is by physical examination, endoscopy and oriented biopsy of suspicious mucosal lesions. PMID: 28988260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - October 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

P-AzeFlu provides rapid and effective allergic rhinitis control: results of a non-interventional study in Romania.
CONCLUSIONS: MP-AzeFlu provided rapid, effective and sustained AR symptom control in a real-life setting in Romania, irrespective of severity, phenotype or patient age, aligning with ARIA and EU recommendations and supporting the position of MP-AzeFlu as the drug of choice for the treatment of moderate-to-severe AR. PMID: 28942457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Orbital floor fracture repair: the endonasal approach.
Authors: Kuhnel T, Jagle H, Hosemann W, Weber R, Vielsmeier V Abstract To avoid the dangers associated with lower eyelid approaches to the orbital floor and to improve visualization, we propose an endoscopic procedure for orbital floor fracture reduction and osteosynthesis using endonasal access via the medial maxillary sinus wall. The technique of endoscopic, endonasal transantral surgery is described, together with a retrospective analysis of 17 patients who had undergone this surgical procedure in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, between July 2013 and June 2016. Fractures without ...
Source: Rhinology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Allergy rhinitis: similarities and differences between children and adults.
CONCLUSIONS: AR in children was more intermittent, severe, with less symptoms but with more comorbidities than in adults. These results suggest AR has similarities but also significant differences between children and adults. PMID: 28887880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Airflow and symptom outcomes between allergic and non-allergic rhinitis patients from turbinoplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Both AR and NAR patients gained benefit from surgery to relieve nasal obstruction. AR patients demonstrate greater improvement in GNF score but allergy management may contribute to this. PMID: 28888024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Comparison of different endoscopic scoring systems in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: reliability, validity, responsiveness and correlation.
CONCLUSION: MLK and DIP exhibit substantial responsiveness, validity and reliability. MLK and DIP may be well suited for clinical and research use. PMID: 28888025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Excellent local control is achievable for patients with NCSCC, especially with radical tumor resection. While cervical lymph node metastasis is rare at the time of diagnosis, regional lymph node recurrence needs to be taken into consideration when planning therapy and follow-up. Multimodal treatment of the neck may be required for patients with advanced stage tumors. PMID: 28888026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Paving the future of rhinosinusitis care.
Authors: Hellings PW Abstract Novel insights into the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinsusitis (CRS) will lead to endo-type driven treatment and reduce oral corticosteroid treatment. PMID: 28865115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The comparison of nasal surgery and CPAP on daytime sleepiness in patients with OSAS.
DISCUSSION: These findings suggest that the results of the nasal surgery is more satisfactory for some patients with OSAS than CPAP on daytime sleepiness. PMID: 28865140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - September 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Risk factors for epistaxis in patients followed in general practices in Germany.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, epistaxis risk is increased by multiple medical and psychiatric disorders. Several antithrombotic and nasal steroid therapies are also associated with this risk.</p&gt. PMID: 28821888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - August 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Allergic inflammation is exacerbated by allergen-induced type 2 innate lymphoid cells in a murine model of allergic rhinitis.
CONCLUSION: These findings show that ILC2s play a proinflammatory role in the murine AR model, and also highlight ILC2s as a new target in the future AR therapy. PMID: 28689218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - July 10, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The persistence of intracellular Staphylococcus aureus in the sinuses: a longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that S. aureus is found intracellularly within CRSwNP tissue at multiple time points without an increase in the number of eosinophils, lymphocytes and neutrophils. This finding supports our hypothesis that ICSA is able to escape from host detection and resides within the sinonasal mucosa despite intense treatment. PMID: 28687814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - July 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Postoperative long-term morbidity of extended endoscopic maxillectomy for inverted papilloma.
CONCLUSIONS: Although nasal function outcomes and the results from SNOT-22 questionnaires were favourable, a high rate of neurologic and lacrimal complications was observed. Potential morbidity of the intervention, including the possibility of negative aesthetic sequelae, should be discussed during preoperative counselling. PMID: 28687815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - July 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Periostin as a marker of mucosal remodelling in chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Periostin expression was associated with the presence of BMT, fibrosis and tissue eosinophilia and may identify patients undergoing remodelling changes. PMID: 28667737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - July 3, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Misdiagnosed paranasal gossypiboma: a 10-year experience with 21 cases at a tertiary center.
CONCLUSIONS: A history of endoscopic nasal surgery, especially performed at a primary hospital, is a warning sign for clinicians. Computed tomography can add to the warning by showing a heterogeneous cystic lesion with a thin calcified shell. Clinicians should be aware of these characteristics to avoid misdiagnosing paranasal gossypiboma. PMID: 28647750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - June 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Chronic rhinosinusitis severity is associated with need for asthma-related systemic corticosteroids.
CONCLUSIONS: CRS symptom severity is associated with past asthma-related oral corticosteroid use. SNOT-22 scores may be used as a versatile tool to screen for past asthma-related oral corticosteroid use in asthmatic CRS patients - i.e. those at greatest risk from their asthma - with either high sensitivity or high specificity. PMID: 28647751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - June 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Position paper on olfactory dysfunction.
CONCLUSIONS: We hope the current manuscript will encourage clinicians and researchers to adopt a common language, and in so doing, increase the methodological quality, consistency and generalisability of work in this field. PMID: 28623665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - June 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The effect of endoscopic sinus surgery on quality of life and absenteeism in patients with chronic rhinosinuitis - a multi-centre study.
CONCLUSIONS: This prospective study showed that ESS significantly improved the HRQOL and decreased absenteeism of patients with CRSw/sNP. Shorter duration of disease and Need to blow nose and Blockage/congestion of nose of SNOT-22 were identified as predictive factors for good surgical outcome. PMID: 28624844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - June 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Blocked noses.
Authors: Fokkens WJ Abstract This issue of our Journal contains interesting papers about blocked noses. Nasal obstruction is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, general practitioners and otorhinolaryngologists alike and has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients. Blockage is an important outcome of disease not only in nasal disease, but also in rhinosinusitis. PMID: 28604844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - June 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The effect of systemic treatments on periostin expression reflects their interference with the eosinophilic inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
CONCLUSION: All treatment options distinctly influence periostin expression, reflecting the interference with the local or systemic eosinophilic inflammatory cascade. PMID: 28501884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

EUFOREA Rhinology Research Forum 2016: report of the brainstorming sessions on needs and priorities in rhinitis and rhinosinusitis.
This report provides a concise summary of the outcomes of the brainstorming sessions of the European Rhinology Research Forum 2016. PMID: 28501885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Rhinophototherapy in chronic rhinosinusitis: a double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The present data suggest that rhinophototherapy is not an efficient treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps. PMID: 28501886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Sinonasal symptom-related sleep disorders before and after surgery for nasal polyposis.
CONCLUSION: Nasalization improved sleep quality significantly at 6 weeks and at 7 months after surgery. However, there was a mild increase of complaints related to postnasal discharge and cough at 7 months after surgery. PMID: 28492608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The risk of osteoporosis in oral steroid treatment for nasal polyposis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Registry studies and randomized controlled trials would be needed to assess the risk of osteoporosis in CRSwNP patients and future guidelines should include recommendations regarding preventive treatment and recommendations on doses and durations of oral steroids. PMID: 28492609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Nasal cytology in children: scraping or swabbing?
Authors: Pipolo C, Bianchini S, Barberi S, Landi M, D'auria S, Fuccillo E, Gaffuri M, Marchisio P, Rosazza C, Saibene AM, Gelardi M, Torretta S Abstract Nasal cytology has become a valuable tool in the assessment of a multitude of nasal pathologies in children. Collection methods differ significantly and even though the use of the nasal curette is regarded as the most reliable in adults, most practitioners use the nasal swab in children. However, no studies have validated the reliability and supposed better tolerability of the latter. We have compared these two sampling methods regarding their tolerability and anal...
Source: Rhinology - May 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The effect of topical treatments for CRS on the sinonasal epithelial barrier.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings confirm that isotonic and hypertonic saline solutions do not compromise epithelial barrier function in vitro but underscore the importance of examining safety and efficacy of over-the-counter wash solutions. PMID: 28492611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

A prospective, randomized clinical study comparing drug eluting stent therapy and intranasal corticoid steroid therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: We found that patients benefitted from DES and the corticosteroid nasal spray. We could not find any significant difference between the treatments, except the greater increase in the total nasal cavity volumes favouring the nasal spray group. Because of the very good results for the nasal spray and the much higher material and operating room costs associated with DES, we cannot recommend the use of DES over nasal spray as a monotherapeutic treatment for CRS. PMID: 28492612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - May 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Prospective open-label evaluation of long-term low-dose doxycycline for difficult-to-treat chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that doxycycline may have a beneficial role for CRSwNP patients, especially for patients without asthma, NERD or high levels of serum IgE before treatment. PMID: 28434014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Low lymphatic vessel density associates with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
CONCLUSION: In the nasal cavity, the low absolute and relative density of vessels and of lymphatic vessels was associated with CRSwNP and ACP tissues compared to control inferior turbinate. This was observed also in the inflammatory hotspot area. In the maxillary sinus, lower absolute and relative density of lymphatic vessels associated with the CRSwNP phenotype. High lymphatic vessel density in polyp tissue associated with the need for revision CRS-surgery. As a conclusion, low density of lymphatic vessels distinguished patients with CRSwNP not only in the hotspot area of polyp tissue, but also in maxillary sinus mucosa. ...
Source: Rhinology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Chronic rhinosinusitis and mood disturbance.
CONCLUSIONS: Depression and anxiety are significantly more common in patients with CRS compared to healthy controls, especially in those with CRSsNPs. This added mental health morbidity needs consideration when managing these patients in primary and secondary care settings. PMID: 28434016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Recurrent epistaxis: predicting risk of 30-day readmission, derivation and validation of RHINO-ooze score.
CONCLUSIONS: The RHINO-ooze scoring tool demonstrates good specificity and sensitivity in predicting the risk of 30 day readmission in patients with epistaxis and can be used as an adjunct to clinical decision making with regards to timing of operative intervention in order to reduce readmission rates. PMID: 28434017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Elevated IL-10 levels in sinus mucosa may be a potential pathophysiologic feature of CRS in association with a significant downregulation of host CD8+ T cell levels. While S. aureus is believed to play a role in IL-10 induction, a comparatively weaker relationship between S. aureus and IL-10 levels suggests other bacterial species may also induce IL-10 production as a common survival strategy in CRS. PMID: 28315920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Anterior maxillary wall and lacrimal duct relationship - CT analysis for prelacrimal access to the maxillary sinus.
CONCLUSION: Only in 12.5% of sinuses a prelacrimal endoscopic access is readily feasible, while in 56.5% temporary tear sac dislocation is required and in 31.5% lacrimal sac dislocation is always needed along with a significant amount of bone removal to enable PLWA. PMID: 28235979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Assessment of efficacy and safety of the herbal medicinal product BNO 1016 in chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Sinupret extract can safely be administered in patients with CRS. Although the primary endpoint of the study was not significant, a post-hoc subgroup analysis in patients whose disease was diagnosed by a specialist revealed a pronounced treatment effect. Effects in that subgroup were even stronger with longer disease persistence and stronger severity. PMID: 28214913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The impact of bitter taste receptor genetics on culturable bacteria in chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Even in a small sample of patients with CRS, non-taster T2R38 genotype appears to predict the presence of culturable bacteria colonising the sinus cavity at the time of surgery for their condition. A genetic link to patients more likely to become infected is likely. PMID: 28214914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Evidence-based and precision medicine two of a kind.
Authors: Fokkens WJ Abstract In the last two decades, an enormous expansion of evidence has been produced in upper airway research. When writing the first EPOS document in 2005 only 5 RCT per year were performed in the area of CRS, in 2007 this changed to 25 per year and it became even higher in the recent years. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are the "gold standard" for evaluating treatment outcomes providing information on treatments "efficacy". To make life easier for clinicians, systematic reviews and meta-analysis further condense the available evidence. PMID: 28214351 [PubMed - as...
Source: Rhinology - February 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Gastro-oesophageal reflux in patients with chronic rhino-sinusitis investigated with multichannel impedance - pH monitoring.
CONCLUSION: The CRS patients had significantly higher incidences of gastro-oesophageal reflux compared with asymptomatic controls. The results of this study suggest that GOR may be a causative or contributing factor of CRS. PMID: 28214352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Association of gastro-oesophageal reflux and chronic rhinosinusitis: systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The results support a significant association of GORD with CRS. Physicians should be cognizant of the potential for acid and non-acid reflux as a driving factor in CRS. PMID: 28214353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: HHT can be associated with life-threatening epistaxis significantly affecting patients quality of life. Permanent prevention of airflow is associated with complete or near-total cessation of epistaxis in the majority of patients. PMID: 28064338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Clinimetric properties of the Glasgow Health Status Inventory, Glasgow Benefit Inventory, Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow, and 4-Phase Rhinomanometry in adults with nasal obstruction.
CONCLUSION: All measurement instruments scored appropriately on content validity and reliability, but only the subjective GHSI scored well on responsiveness. PMID: 28060383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Effects of functional endoscopic sinus surgery on the acoustics of the sinonasal tract.
CONCLUSIONS: The transfer functions obtained in cadaveric situs and 3D replicas showed dips at the resonance frequencies of the paranasal cavities. Marked acoustic effects in terms of increase in dip frequency following FESS procedures were reproducibly documented. PMID: 28060384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Effects of olfactory training: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Sorokowska A, Drechsler E, Karwowski M, Hummel T Abstract The neural plasticity of the olfactory system offers possibilities of treatment in terms of stimulation of the sense of smell, and different studies have suggested effectiveness of smell training, i.e., daily exposition to certain odors. To obtain reliable and precise estimates of overall treatment benefit on the olfactory function, we meta-analyzed the effects of smell training reported in 13 previous studies. We analyzed the smell training effectiveness across three different olfactory abilities, smell identification, discrimination and threshold ...
Source: Rhinology - January 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Influence of cooling face masks on nasal air conditioning and nasal geometry.
CONCLUSIONS: Nasal mucosal temperature, humidity of inhaled air, and volume of the anterior nose increased after application of a cold face mask. The response is mediated by the trigeminal nerve. Increased mucosal temperatures as well as changes in nasal geometries seem to guarantee sufficient steady intranasal nasal air conditioning. PMID: 28029166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - December 30, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Quality of life after primary septorhinoplasty in deviated- and non-deviated nose measured with ROE, FROI-17 and SF-36.
CONCLUSION: Patients with and without nasal deviation showed improved QoL after their surgery, as measured with the ROE, the FROI-17 and the SF-36. The patients with a nasal deviation showed a significantly better outcome, as measured with the FROI-17, in comparison with the non-deviated group. PMID: 28025985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - December 29, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Responsiveness and reliability of the Sinus Control Test in chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: The SCT is responsive to surgical intervention and a reliable tool to monitor changes in CRS control levels. PMID: 28025986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - December 29, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research