Eng Hooi Ooi

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Common fungi have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with eosinophilic mucus (EMCRS). Surfactant protein (SP)-D plays an important role in the immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus in the lungs. We sought to determine whether SP-D is expressed in nasal mucosa and investigated the response of SP-D in(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Surgical excision is regarded as the treatment of choice for sinonasal inverted papilloma. Resection can be performed endoscopically or through an external approach. Debate exists about which approach to use. The study presents different endoscopic techniques for various tumor locations and reviews the results. STUDY DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND The cationic antimicrobial peptide lysozyme is the most prevalent innate immune protein in nasal secretions but there is a paucity of research regarding its role in paranasal sinus disease. Lysozyme is generally regarded as an antibacterial agent; however, some data suggest activity toward yeast. This study was designed to determine if lysozyme(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Antimicrobial peptides, such as lactoferrin, are an important component of the innate immune system. They offer the body a first line defense against a wide range of invading pathogens. The diverse antipathogenic action of lactoferrin has been well characterized; however, the role that this peptide plays in chronic conditions such as(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that chronic rhinosinusitis may result from a hypersensitivity response of the nasal mucosa to the presence of fungal antigens or staphylococcal superantigens in the nasal mucus. Both of these groups of antigens are present so frequently in the nasal mucus of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis that their presence(More)
The management of four cases of lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) over a four-year period at the Royal Darwin Hospital is presented in this retrospective review. The patients were aboriginal and presented with otalgia, otorrhoea and sepsis. Two cases had an associated complication of an otitic hydrocephalus and a subperiosteal abscess. Cholesteatoma was found(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common inflammatory disorder of the paranasal sinuses. An abnormal host response to common bacterial or fungal pathogens is thought to be an important factor in the disease process. Host sinonasal epithelium plays an important role in initially recognizing the presence of microbes and responding by increasing(More)
Persistence of the buccopharyngeal membrane (BPM) also called the oropharyngeal membrane is a rare congenital oropharyngeal anomaly. We report a case of an adult aboriginal male patient with a membrane that closed his oropharyngeal isthmus except for a 2 cm diameter central perforation. The patient had no symptoms related to this membrane and no other(More)
Objective To assess our clinical experience in treating midline intracranial pathology using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Design Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal resection of clival chordomas. Setting Two tertiary referral centers in Australia and New Zealand. Main Outcome Measures Patients were assessed by(More)
Innate immunity is an exciting area of research in rhinology because emerging evidence suggests that abnormal local immune responses, rather than pathogen-specific adaptive immunity, may play a more important role in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). This article reviews important recent research regarding the innate immune system and CRS,(More)