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Recurrent parotitis in children is a well-described but rare condition of unknown cause. In this follow-up investigation the long-term course of the disease was studied both clinically and radiographically. In 23 of 25 patients investigated, the clinical symptoms disappeared before the patients were 22 years of age, independent of a given therapy. However,(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Gastroesophageal reflux disease has in recent years been linked to a variety of extraesophageal conditions including laryngeal cancer. However, whether a causal relationship exists is still under debate. The present study aimed to compare the occurrence and severity of gastroesophago-hypopharyngeal reflux in patients with laryngeal(More)
Ankylosis of the cricoarytenoid joints due to rheumatoid arthritis can cause severe laryngeal obstruction. With a mobilization and laterofixation procedure, five of six patients were successfully operated upon. Documented improvement of breathing was achieved and the voice function was acceptable after decannulation.
The aim of this study was to find out if laryngeal obstruction could be assessed by measuring the glottic area using computed tomography (CT). Results from model studies were compared with those from twelve patients with laryngeal diseases. Determination of the orolaryngeal airway resistance (Rol) was used as a reference method. The correlation between(More)
Ankylosis of the cricoarytenoid joints due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may cause upper airway obstruction by fixation of the vocal cords in the midline. In early stages, this condition usually results in minor symptoms which are easily overlooked. It may, however, very rapidly, e.g., in association with an upper respiratory tract infection, become(More)
A comparative study was carried out in 118 patients suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis in order to evaluate possible differences between two different preparations of budesonide with regard to effect and adverse reactions. The glucocorticoid was supplied either as a freon propellant device (Rhinocort) or as a water solution in a mechanical pump(More)
Twenty-nine female patients with definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 30 controls were investigated in order to evaluate oral symptoms, particularly xerostomia, and swallowing difficulties in RA by means of a questionnaire, physical examination, stimulated saliva secretion, labial salivary gland biopsy, esophageal manometry and laboratory(More)
A group comparative study was carried out in 60 patients suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis in order to evaluate the effects and side effects of the recently introduced glucocorticoids budesonide and flunisolide delivered as nasal sprays. Symptom scores for nasal and ocular symptoms as well as pollen counts were registered daily for one month. Both(More)
In different forms of rhinitis a recumbent position aggravates nasal congestion. An earlier study has shown how a recumbent position strongly reduces the effect of oral decongestants. Now the effect of a local decongestant, oxymetazolinchlorid, in acute rhinitis as related to body position has been studied by means of rhinomanometry. The effect of this(More)