Gail Nishioka

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One hundred eighty-two patients were evaluated after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The goal was to establish whether any anatomical finding correlated with symptoms and to find any historical predictors of symptomatic failure. Of all physical findings reviewed, only scarring of middle meatal antrostomy and scarring of the ethmoids approached(More)
Seventy paranasal sinus computed tomography scans of patients with cystic fibrosis were compared with those of age-matched control groups of randomly selected chronic sinusitis patients without cystic fibrosis to determine whether differences in disease patterns existed. In patients older than 10 years, frontal sinus agenesis and maxilloethmoid sinus(More)
The enhanced understanding of the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) has advanced significantly the management of this disorder, resulting in both an increased longevity and an improved quality of life. Sinonasal disease is an important aspect of CF. The goal of this article is to provide a current synopsis of CF sinonasal disease with an emphasis on(More)
Airborne measurements of trace gas and aerosol particle emissions from biomass burning in Amazonia P. Guyon, G. Frank, M. Welling, D. Chand, P. Artaxo, L. Rizzo, G. Nishioka, O. Kolle, H. Fritsch, M. A. F. Silva Dias, L. V. Gatti, M. Cordova, and M. O. Andreae Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Department of Biogeochemistry, Mainz, Germany Institute of(More)
Twenty-one patients who underwent bilateral sagittal split osteotomies using rigid fixation were evaluated by neurosensory testing. Neurosensory tests included light touch (LT), brush stroke direction (BSD), two-point discrimination (2-P), and temperature (T). Tests were conducted using the two-alternate forced choice method. The density of neurosensory(More)
Open reduction of subcondylar fractures achieves precise anatomic alignment of bony fragments and may prevent the postoperative sequelae seen with some closed reductions. Using an extraoral approach, a fracture can be easily seen and manipulated. An intraoral approach avoids large facial scars, facial nerve injury, and allows visualization of the occlusion(More)
Masticatory muscle hyperactivity appears to have an important role in temporomandibular disorders. A pathophysiological model for masticatory muscle hyperactivity is proposed that is centrally mediated, yet maintains support for present peripheral causes and therapies. In this hypothesis, masticatory muscle hyperactivity represents a mild extrapyramidal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcalvarial suture fixation during endoscopic repair of brow ptosis. DESIGN Case series. SETTINGS A private ambulatory surgicenter and a Veterans Affairs Hospital. PARTICIPANTS Fifty patients with brow ptosis with minimum follow-up of 12 months. RESULTS Patients had improvement in brow(More)
Curvularia lunata is a saprobic dematiaceous mould that resides primarily in soil (Ellis, 1966). Reports of human disease caused by this organism are rare but include: endocarditis, brain abscess, skin infections, onychomycosis, keratitis, pneumonia, disseminated disease, mycetoma, allergic bronchopulmonary disease, and one case of sinusitis. Since 1983, we(More)