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The diagnosis and incidence of allergic fungal sinusitis.
The data presented indicate that the diagnostic criteria for AFS are present in the majority of patients with CRS with or without polyposis, and a change in terminology from AFS to eosinophilic fungal rhinosinusitis is proposed. Expand
Foreign bodies in the airways: a meta-analysis of published papers.
An estimate of the distribution of foreign body's injuries in children according to gender, age, type of FB, site of obstruction, clinical presentation, diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, complications, as emerging from a meta-analytic review of published papers is provided. Expand
Striking deposition of toxic eosinophil major basic protein in mucus: implications for chronic rhinosinusitis.
In patients with CRS, eosinophils form clusters in the mucus where they release MBP, which is diffusely deposited on the epithelium, a process not observed in the tissue. Expand
Intranasal antifungal treatment in 51 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.
This open-label pilot trial demonstrates that direct mucoadministration of an antifungal drug appears to be both safe and effective in the treatment of patients with CRS. Expand
Rhinoscleroma: a growing concern in the United States? Mayo Clinic experience.
Rhinoscleroma is a chronic, progressive, granulomatous infection of the upper airways caused by the bacterium Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis. Although most cases occur in developing countries, recentExpand
Sleep and Breathing Disturbance Secondary to Nasal Obstruction
Acute nasal obstruction caused a statistically significant increase in the number of partial and total obstructive respiratory events (obstructive hypopnea and obstructive apnea). Expand
Isolated sphenoid sinus lesions
The differential diagnosis includes pituitary lesions, although the clinical features, the bitemporal hemianopsia, and hypopituitary function, which are characteristic of pituitARY tumors, are absent in isolated sphenoid sinus lesions. Expand
Features of airway remodeling and eosinophilic inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis: is the histopathology similar to asthma?
The histopathologic findings of asthma, namely, heterogeneous eosinophilic inflammation and features of airway remodeling, are also present in CRS, suggesting that the same pathologic disease process is manifest as CRS in the sinonasal tissue and as asthma in the lower airway. Expand
Variations in nasal resistance in man: a rhinomanometric study of the nasal cycle in 50 human subjects.
The alternating congestion and decongestion of the nasal mucosa was investigated with current mask (posterior) active rhinomanometric techniques and variations in nasal resistance in 50 human subjects were reported. Expand
Carcinoma of the Nasal Septum: Experience with 85 Cases
It is suggested that tobacco smoking may have a role in the etiology of squamous cell carcinomas of the nasal septum, with adenocarcinoma and malignant melanoma being next in frequency. Expand