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Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) has a worldwide distribution. This survey of 20 otolaryngologic practices throughout the United States confirmed a variation in the frequency of AFRS relative to endoscopic sinus procedures performed for all other diagnoses. The highest incidence occurred in Memphis, Tennessee at 23%, with three other southern practices(More)
Interaural time difference (ITD), the main cue for localization of low-frequency sound in azimuth, is widely thought to be evaluated according to Jeffress' model. This theory proposes that each of an array of neurons detects coinciding input from both ears, conducted along axonal delay lines, with the azimuth angle corresponding to the activation of(More)
BACKGROUND Using the reverse Trendelenburg position (RTP) during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a safe, simple, and cost-free method that has been found to reduce intraoperative blood loss. However, the critical angle of RTP that produces the least amount of bleeding without compromising surgical technique and safety remains unanswered. The(More)
RATIONALE As the life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) continues to improve, an emphasis on optimizing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become increasingly important. The Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R 14+) is the most widely accepted method to quantify HRQoL in this patient population. OBJECTIVES Our objective(More)
Allergic fungal sinusitis can best be thought of as chronic fungal affectation (not an infection) of the sinuses to which the body's immune system hyperreacts, thereby creating significant inflammation, edema, obstruction, and polyposis. Currently it is felt that allergic fungal sinusitis requires both surgical and medical management. The effectiveness and(More)
This document provides health care practitioners with information regarding the management of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to enable them to better meet the needs of this patient population. These guidelines describe controversies in the management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) and include recommendations that take(More)
OBJECTIVES Choosing the correct computer-assisted system for sinus surgery can be a formidable task for surgeons and their institutions. A formal trial of an electromagnetic (InstaTrak, Visualization Technologies Incorporated, Woburn, MA) and an optical (LandmarX by Medtronic-Xomed, Jacksonville, FL) system was conducted over a 10-month period at the St.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need to find an animal model to study new medications to improve mucosal wound healing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Current literature suggests swine as a potential candidate. The lack of information correlating swine computer tomography (CT) and endoscopic sinonasal anatomy prompted us to investigate them in the(More)