Amin R. Javer

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OBJECTIVE To compare NasoPore (Stryker Canada, Hamilton, ON, Canada) and a traditional middle meatal spacer (MMS) composed of Merocel ((Medtronic Xomed, Mississauga, ON, Canada) placed in a vinyl glove finger in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) with regard to postoperative bleeding, wound healing, and patient comfort. DESIGN A prospective,(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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Postoperative scarring in the frontal recess is the most common cause of iatrogenic frontal sinusitis. Topical mitomycin-C (MMC) is an antifibroblastic agent that has been shown to reduce clinical scarring. This is a preliminary report of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial using MMC to determine its effectiveness in reducing(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients continue to suffer from symptoms of sinusitis after maximal topical medical and surgical treatment for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS). Manuka honey has well-documented antimicrobial and antifungal properties and is currently being used by physicians across the world for a wide variety of medical problems. OBJECTIVE This(More)
Allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS), first described over 18 years ago and subsequently identified using established criteria, remains a challenge to treat. Our protocol has included complete functional endoscopic sinus surgery to remove the fungal load and restore physiologic mucous clearance. The patient is treated with prednisone for several months and(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a subset of polypoid chronic rhinosinusitis that is characterized by the presence of eosinophilic mucin with fungal hyphae within the sinuses and a Type I hypersensitivity to fungi. The treatment of AFRS usually involves surgery in combination with medical therapies to keep the disease in a dormant state.(More)