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Septoplasty for nasal obstruction due to a deviated nasal septum in adults: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the routine application of septoplasty in clinical practice, the current body of evidence does not support firm conclusions on its effectiveness. PMID: 29656301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - April 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Self-reported anxiety and depression unchanged after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite improvements in objective evidence of sinonasal inflammation (LK) and disease-specific quality of life (RSDI), neither depression nor anxiety improved after FESS, nor did the magnitude of psychological comorbidity predict post-operative improvement in quality of life. Improvement in RSDI was not different among patients with varying levels of anxiety and depression. Levels of depression and anxiety may be hard-wired, and therefore not influenced by changes in objective or perceived sinonasal disease burden. PMID: 29626844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - April 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Reconstruction of frontal defects with calvarial grafts.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that calvarial bone graft is an appropriate material to use in anterior frontal sinus reconstruction. PMID: 29561919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The symptom burden of autonomic dysfunction is positively associated with chronic rhinosinusitis status.
CONCLUSIONS: We found a positive correlation between the symptom burdens of autonomic dysfunction and CRSwNP. The relationship between autonomic dysfunction and CRS is highly complex; further work is needed. PMID: 29561920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Nasal symptoms, epithelial injury and neurogenic inflammation in elite swimmers.
CONCLUSION: Upper airway symptoms are frequently reported in elite swimmers. Intensive swimming resulted in a delayed increase of epithelial injury and neurogenic inflammation. PMID: 29561921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The presence of Interleukin-13 in nasal lavage may be a predictor of nasal polyposis in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis.
CONCLUSION: In children diagnosed with CF, the level of IL-13 in nasal lavage samples could potentially serve as a non-invasive clinical tool in predicting NP in this population, and a target for future immunotherapy. PMID: 29561922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Parkinson disease in eldery patients: lessons from odour detection thresholds on olfacto-trigeminal interaction.
CONCLUSION: Detection threshold scores were able to discriminate between elderly IPD and controls. Pyridine was less effective than the two other odorants, suggesting that trigeminal pathway is less impaired than the olfactory system. We found that the detection thresholds were significantly different between IPD patients with good autonomy, and patients with impaired autonomy. PMID: 29550854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Occurrence of occult CSF leaks during standard FESS procedures.
CONCLUSION: Occult and clinically irrelevant CSF leaks do occur in a significant proportion of patients during and shortly after FESS. Intra- and postoperatively, routine beta2-transferrin assays show low sensitivity. They should not be used in these settings. The clinical course of patients with occult CSF leaks indicated possibility of an uneventful follow-up. PMID: 29550855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Lower airway flow influences peak nasal inspiratory flow in school-aged children.
CONCLUSION: In school-aged children, besides age and gender, PEF values should ideally be known to interpret PNIF values. PNIF can be complementary to subjective control assessment in children with allergic rhinitis and asthma. PMID: 29509828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Fluorescein transit test time as a tool to assess lacrimal pump function after diode laser transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy and external dacryocysto-rhinostomy.
CONCLUSION: FTT in the DCR-T Group was significantly lower than in the EXT-DCR Group. No other variables exhibited a statistically significant correlation with FTT. Lacrimal drainage was found to be better after T-DCR than after EXT-DCR, results which show that this procedure could prevent lacrimal pump damage. PMID: 29509829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The accessibility of topical treatment in the paranasal sinuses on operated cystic fibrosis patients assessed by scintigraphy.
CONCLUSION: Fluid-depositing using nasal irrigation will not sufficiently or not at all get in contact with all the sinus mucosa despite of sinus surgery. Thus, the efficacy of topical deposition of antibiotics is presumably reduced. PMID: 29509830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Eustachian tube symptoms are frequent in chronic rhinosinusitis and respond well to endoscopic sinus surgery.
CONCLUSION: Symptoms suggestive of ET dysfunction are frequent in CRS, and for most patients the symptoms will decrease post-ESS to a level comparable with a non-CRS population. Patients whose ET symptoms do not respond to ESS may represent a target population for emerging therapeutic options for ET dysfunction. PMID: 29509831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - March 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

A new year, a new Journal.
Authors: Fokkens WJ Abstract Let us start this first editorial of 2018 with wishing you all a marvelous year where most of your dreams come true. In the last years, the editors of Rhinology felt often very unhappy when again we had to refuse papers send to us for Rhinology. Unfortunately, every year we can only accept around 15% of the papers we receive. With pain in our hearts, we often have to refuse papers of good quality but just not innovative enough or with slight methodological imperfections. The editorial board of Rhinology recognized this feeling and we decided to start a new journal: Rhinology Online to h...
Source: Rhinology - March 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Characteristics of macrolide responders in persistent post-surgical rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Low tissue and serum eosinophilia, and absence of tissue squamous metaplasia may predict a CRS phenotype suitable to a trial of long-term macrolide therapy when surgery and topical therapy has failed. PMID: 29476191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

EPOS2012 has better specificity compared to IDSA2012 for diagnosing acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Both EPOS2012 and IDSA2012 had modest accuracy. EPOS2012 had less sensitivity but a better specificity compared to IDSA2012. This suggests that IDSA2012 diagnostic criteria may contribute to inappropriate use of antibiotics due to poorer specificity. PMID: 29476192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Upregulation of extraneuronal TRPV1 expression in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
CONCLUSIONS: Elevated TRPV1 levels in comorbid asthma and allergy may have a function in CRSwNP. Subpopulation-specific TRPV1 presence on plasma and mast cells can indicate delicate roles in regulating activation and release of inflammatory mediators. PMID: 29476616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

PD-L1 is a positive prognostic factor in squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule.
CONCLUSIONS: Positivity for PD-L1 in tumour cells is a prognostic factor in squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule and might enable a patient-tailored treatment. PMID: 29466476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

mySinusitisCoach: patient empowerment in chronic rhinosinusitis using mobile technology.
Authors: Seys SF, Bousquet J, Bachert C, Fokkens WJ, Agache I, Bernal-Sprekelsen M, Callebaut I, Cardel LO, Carrie S, Castelnuovo P, Cathcart R, Constantinidis J, Cools L, Cornet M, Clement G, de Sousa JC, Cox T, Doulaptsi M, Gevaert P, Hopkins C, Hox V, Hummel T, Hosemann W, Jacobs R, Jorissen M, Landis BN, Leunig A, Lund VJ, Mullol J, Onerci M, Palkonen S, Proano I, Prokopakis E, Ryan D, Riechelmann H, Saevels J, Segboer C, Speleman K, Steinsvik EA, Surda P, Tomasiz PV, Vanderveken O, Van Gerven L, Van Zele T, Verhaeghe B, Vierstraete K, Vlaminck S, Wilkinson J, Williams S, Pugin B, Hellings PW Abstract Mobile he...
Source: Rhinology - February 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The I-Beam technique using back-to-back sutured autologous auricular cartilage is a safe and effective technique and gives long-term structural support and enhances tip projection. PMID: 29447325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Prospective study on the outcome of the sphenoid drill out procedure.
CONCLUSION: Sphenoid drill out is a safe and effective technique with a high success rate. In patients with chronic sphenoid sinusitis refractory to medical therapy and surgery it could be a valid alternative to revision sphenoidotomy. PMID: 29447326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The I-Beam technique using back-to-back sutured autologous auricular cartilage is a safe and effective technique and gives long-term structural support and enhances tip projection. PMID: 29447327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Study of the relation between medial orbitofrontal artery and anterior skull base performed by computed tomography angiography.
CONCLUSIONS: The MOFA has an intimate relationship with the ASB and nasal cavity; the regions with the highest risk of surgical trauma are between the posterior ethmoid and the planum sphenoidale. PMID: 29396957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Higher prevalence of nasal polyposis among textile workers: an endoscopic based and controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: These results point to an important correlation between occupational dust exposure and NP occurrence. PMID: 29396958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Mucocele formation after frontal sinus obliteration.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of mucoceles and revision rate in this series was 7.5% (3/40). MRI can improve detection rate and reduce / avoid unnecessary revision surgery after frontal sinus obliteration. PMID: 29396959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first systematic review showing encouraging results for the use of all three main categories of monoclonal antibodies in CRSwNP patients and highlights the need for further well-designed and with larger sample sizes RCTs. PMID: 29396960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The new agreement of the international RIGA consensus conference on nasal airway function tests.
Authors: Vogt K, Bachmann-Harildstad G, Lintermann A, Nechyporenko A, Peters F, Wernecke KD Abstract The report reflects an agreement based on the consensus conference of the International Standardization Committee on the Objective Assessment of the Nasal Airway in Riga, 2nd Nov. 2016. The aim of the conference was to address the existing nasal airway function tests and to take into account physical, mathematical and technical correctness as a base of international standardization as well as the requirements of the Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices. Rhinomanometry, acoustic rhin...
Source: Rhinology - January 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Analysis of taste function in patients before and after cochlear implant surgery.
CONCLUSION: CI candidates exhibited taste and olfactory dysfunction already preoperatively. Furthermore, a significant decrease in taste scores after CI surgery was detected. PMID: 29306957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Case-control study of endoscopic polypectomy in clinic (EPIC) versus endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.
CONCLUSIONS: In appropriate CRSwNP patients, the EPIC procedure may provide disease specific quality of life improvement similar to that seen with patients who undergo traditional ESS. PMID: 29306958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The authors hope inclusion of these core outcomes in future trials will increase the value of research on interventions for CRS in adults. It was felt important to make recommendations regarding how these outcomes should be measured, although additional work is now required to further develop and revalidate existing outcome measures. PMID: 29306959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Decreased electrogustometric taste sensitivity in patients with acquired olfactory dysfunction.
CONCLUSION: Patients with olfactory dysfunction showed decreased taste sensitivity which suggested an interaction between the chemical senses taste, trigeminal function, and olfaction. This provides the basis for including both smell and taste psychophysical assessment in clinical practices. In addition, patients with taste loss appeared to suffer most from chemosensory dysfunction. PMID: 29306960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Outcomes of sphenopalatine and internal maxillary artery ligation inside the pterygopalatine fossa for posterior epistaxis.
CONCLUSIONS: Dual SPA and IMAX ligation is effective in the control of difficult epistaxis cases, even in those patients with prior surgical intervention. PMID: 29292416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

How deep is the inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis? Sinus wall thickness and blood eosinophilia.
Authors: Lin KY, Chen PY, Yeh TH Abstract Various factors have been proposed to be related to refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Treatment for refractory CRS is challenging for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical features associated with the severity of CRS that may necessitate revision surgery by eliminating the bias of the surgeons technique using standardizing surgical procedures. Sinus wall thickness and blood eosinophilia, which may represent the depth of inflammation in CRS, are associated with the need for revision surgery. We found that, when the th...
Source: Rhinology - January 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Omalizumab treats chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and asthma together-a real life study.
CONCLUSION: Omalizumab treatment for severe allergic asthma also improves co-existent CRSwNP. Further clinical studies of current and emerging biological agents for severe asthma should include upper airway outcomes. These agents may be effective for severe CRSwNP and comparative studies with surgery are warranted. PMID: 29288573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - December 31, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Functional anatomy of the nasal bones and adjacent structures. Consequences for nasal surgery.
Authors: Popko M, Verlinde-Schellekens SAMW, Huizing EH, Bleys RLAW Abstract The periosteum of the nasal bones, the periosteal-perichondrial nasal envelope, and the cartilaginous support of the bony vault were studied in serial coronal sections of four human cadaver noses. To differentiate between the various tissue components, the sections were stained according to Mallory-Cason and Verhoeff-Van Gieson stain. The results demonstrated: 1. the presence of clearly distinguishable layers of the periosteum covering the nasal bones; 2. the presence of a continuous periosteal-perichondrial covering of the bony and cartil...
Source: Rhinology - December 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The available evidence suggests that intranasal bevacizumab treatment does not have a significant effect on epistaxis in patients with HHT. There are several limitations that require further investigation to confidently rule out local bevacizumab as an effective therapy in HHT related epistaxis. PMID: 29166422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Exhaled and nasal nitric oxide in chronic rhinosinusitis patients with nasal polyps in primary care.
CONCLUSION: Subclinical eosinophilic lower airway inflammation is common in CRSwNP in the primary sector, even in the absence of asthma. PMID: 29166423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

The future in Rhinology: from local treatment, to monoclonals and influencing the microbiome.
Authors: Fokkens WJ Abstract Over the last few decades, rhinology has been one of the most dynamic and progressive areas of ENT. We have not experienced such an intense period of development since the introduction of nasal corticosteroids in the 1970s. PMID: 29166424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Anatomy of the sphenopalatine artery and its implications for transnasal neurosurgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The triangular bony structure is a landmark to find and differentiate the posterior lateral nasal and posterior septal branches of the sphenopalatine artery and to identify the sphenoid sinus. PMID: 29166425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Rhinology Future Debates, an EUFOREA Report.
Authors: Fokkens WJ, Bachert C, Bernal-Sprekelsen M, Bousquet J, Djandji M, Dorenbaum A, Hakimi-Mehr D, Hendry S, Hopkins C, Leunig A, Mannent L, Mucha D, Onerci M, Pugin B, Toppila-Salmi S, Rowe P, Seys SF, Stimson S, Strzembosz A, Hellings PW Abstract The first Rhinology Future Debates was held in Brussels in December 2016, organized by EUFOREA (European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airways diseases). The purpose of these debates is to bring novel developments in the field of Rhinology to the attention of the medical, paramedical and patient community, in a highly credible and balanced context....
Source: Rhinology - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Prospective evaluation of a nonsurgical device for rhinoplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the results of this study, we conclude that this perfectly customised external device to enhance surgical rhinoplasty outcomes or correct the shape of the nose without surgery does not seem to be effective and that further investigations in this field are not meaningful. PMID: 29150922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Rhinology)
Source: Rhinology - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

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