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Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea occurs in about 2% of children, and manifests as snoring, difficulty breathing, and witnessed apneic spells. Daytime symptoms include excessive sleepiness with poor performance and behavior problems. Severe forms may be associated with failure-to-thrive or death. The gold standard diagnostic procedure is overnight(More)
Evaluation and treatment of pediatric sinusitis is a challenging area that has been subject to many different opinions and options during the past decade. Sinusitis is among the most commonly encountered diseases of childhood and has been the major area of interest for many otolaryngologists, allergists, and pediatricians. We have searched the medical(More)
With acoustic rhinometry, one can detect a difference in response to a topical decongestant between normal and allergic subjects at the minimal cross-sectional area. The minimal cross-sectional area corresponds in most cases to the anterior end of the inferior turbinate or the first valley, which occurs after the nose piece of the acoustic rhinometer on the(More)
Allergic disease can affect any portion of the respiratory tract, including the larynx, trachea, bronchial tree, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, and pharynx. This review evaluates laryngeal manifestations of allergic disease and the impact of allergic mechanisms in disorders, within the scope of laryngology.
OBJECTIVE To characterize the nasal opening of the human nasopalatine duct (NPD; a major duct of the vomeronasal system used in animals for chemical communication) by identifying its location, categorizing variations in physical characteristics, and assessing frequency of detection. DESIGN Two studies: (1) general study incorporating endoscopic(More)
Acoustic rhinometry evaluates the geometry of the nasal cavity with acoustic reflections and provides information about nasal cross-sectional area and nasal volume within a given distance. Variations in internal nasal diameters have attracted increased interest since the advent of endoscopic surgical techniques. Race is known to be one of the most important(More)
OBJECTIVES Computerized tomography (CT) is used widely to diagnose deep neck infections (DNIs), and, generally, the decision of surgical intervention is based on findings of a CT study. This study examines the accuracy of CT in differentiating abscess versus cellulitis in DNIs (lateral pharyngeal and retropharyngeal). STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective(More)
Acoustic rhinometry (AR) evaluates the geometry of the nasal cavity with acoustic reflections and provides information about nasal cross-sectional areas (CSA) and nasal volume within a given distance. The accuracy of the information obtained by AR was compared with that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nasal cavity. Five healthy subjects were(More)
Fungal sinusitis is a disease which can be grouped into invasive and noninvasive forms. The invasive entities include the acute/fulminant and chronic/indolent forms. The noninvasive entities include the fungus ball and allergic forms. The noninvasive forms, however, can develop into invasive disease under certain immunosuppressive states. The patient in(More)
Mold allergy surveys are an important part of the correct identification and treatment of mold allergies. This study included 100 patients who were referred to a Midwestern allergy clinic for the evaluation of rhinitis, suspected to be of allergic origin. An in vitro screening test for allergen-specific IgE (ImmunoCAP) comprised of 10 allergens, including(More)