Farrel Joel Buchinsky

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OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine the incidence of symptomatic adenoidal regrowth after adenoidectomy. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional follow-up study was done in a randomly selected group of 175 children who had undergone adenoidectomy 2 to 5 years earlier. Nasopharyngoscopy was performed in those children who still had symptoms of nasal obstruction. (More)
BACKGROUND RRP is a devastating disease in which papillomas in the airway cause hoarseness and breathing difficulty. The disease is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) 6 or 11 and is very variable. Patients undergo multiple surgeries to maintain a patent airway and in order to communicate vocally. Several small studies have been published in which most(More)
The nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are associated with a spectrum of respiratory mucosal infections including: acute otitis media (AOM); chronic otitis media with effusion (COME); otorrhea; locally invasive diseases such as mastoiditis; as well as a range of systemic disease states, suggesting a wide range of virulence phenotypes. Genomic studies(More)
Immunosuppressant therpay is associated with osteoporosis both clinically, post-transplantation, and experimentally. In rats, cyclosporin A (CsA) and FK506 induce a state of high turnover rapid bone loss. After 14 days of administration in immunosuppressive doses, the more recently discovered immunosuppressant, rapamycin, resulted in no change of cancellous(More)
Amylin is normally secreted in a regulated fashion by the pancreatic β-cells in parallel with insulin and has been reported to have bone-conserving properties. Type I diabetes mellitus results in a low-turnover osteopenia in the presence of decreased amylin, which is in contrast to type II diabetes where less bone loss, in the presence of high amylin(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between coin size, coin location, patient age, and patient weight and likelihood of coin passage through the esophagus following pediatric coin ingestion. A secondary objective is to test the hypothesis that coin denomination can be determined based on radiographic appearance. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacteria can grow as individual, planktonic organisms or as complex biofilm communities that are more resistant to treatment. This review was designed to systematically search to identify recent laboratory studies on eradication of biofilms in otolaryngologic infections to highlight promising advances in biofilm treatment. DATA SOURCES A(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigations that seek to generalize findings or to understand uncommon diseases must be conducted at multiple centers. This study describes the process of obtaining regulatory approval for a minimal risk genetic study in a multi-center setting as undertaken by the Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) Task Force. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on the benefits of surgical tumor resection plus stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in comparison with SRS alone for patients with oligometastatic brain disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the benefit of adding resection to SRS. METHODS We reviewed 162 consecutive patients with oligometastatic brain disease, who underwent(More)
The T lymphocyte suppressor, cyclosporin A, has been shown to cause high turnover osteoporosis. We postulated that cyclosporin A may exert its effects via the T cell rather than direct activity on bone. In this study we administered cyclosporin A (15 mg/kg.day by gavage) to 11 10-week-old Rowett athymic nude rats and to 12 age-matched immunocompetent(More)