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The advantageous utilization of nasal polypoid tissue as a source for human epithelial cells and the dramatic effect of extracellular matrix on growth and differentiation of these cells were demonstrated. Plating on extracellular matrix induced rapid, firm, cell attachment and flattening of the explants, promoted cell outgrowth as well as long-term survival(More)
Patients with Hunter syndrome may have symptoms of hoarseness, stridor and breathing difficulties as a result of laryngeal and tracheal involvement. In planning their evaluation, we must prefer non-invasive methods as X-ray or CT scan, and avoid doing endotracheal intubation or bronchoscopies. Review of adult cases in the literature and description of the(More)
Although propylene-and-polyethylene-glycol and saline have been used in clinical studies as placebos, their possible therapeutic role as wetting agents in the treatment of perennial rhinitis was investigated. Clinical and laboratory response to these agents was measured in eighteen patients during a 2-week baseline period and with 4 weeks of active(More)
Electromyography (EMG) of the inferior pharyngeal constrictor (IC) and the cricopharyngeal (CP) muscle was recorded in 18 patients with swallowing and/or aspiration problems who were candidates for cricopharyngeal myotomy. The EMG recordings were compared to those of 13 "normal" subjects who did not suffer from such problems. Differences in EMG activity(More)
Square wave jerks (SWJ) are saccadic eye movements which, when recorded with open eyes are considered to be a pathological sign, caused by fixation instability, and pointing to a central neurological lesion. In reviewing 429 electronystagmographic traces, 85 (20%) were found to include the pattern of SWJ. Among them, in 38 traces, SWJ have been recorded(More)
We describe a case of gustatory rhinorrhea in which gustatory stimuli caused nasal obstruction and secretion simulating cerebrospinal rhinorrhea. This disorder was presumably caused by faulty regenerated parasympathetic nerve fibers reaching the nasal mucosa or, possibly, by a congenital condition. The characteristics of this disorder are compared with(More)
Simultaneous recording of the electromyographic activity of the pharyngeal muscles and the intraluminal pressure in the upper sphincter zone was performed routinely in patients with swallowing problems for the first time, to our knowledge. This technique was found to be very useful for the localization of the "site of lesion." The procedure is safe, easy to(More)