Jean Jacques Braun

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OBJECTIVES Sinonasal sarcoidosis remains a poorly understood and uncommon chronic granulomatous disease of unclear origin. We have attempted to characterize the main clinical and radiologic criteria for diagnosis and to discuss the treatment. METHODS A retrospective study of 15 cases of chronic, symptomatic, and biopsy-proven sinonasal sarcoidosis and a(More)
To evaluate the interest of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) for diagnosis and therapeutic follow-up of patients with sarcoidosis. Twenty consecutive patients with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis were retrospectively included, in particular, 13 and seven cases of thoracic and extra-thoracic(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosing house dust mite (HDM) allergic rhinitis is difficult. The nasal provocation test (NPT) has been shown to be the most pertinent, but several methods are available. According to guidelines, the NPT requires a skin end-point titration and an objective measurement of nasal patency. Hence, NPT is time consuming and its use is limited. (More)
BACKGROUND We analyzed the main characteristic features of the respiratory epithelium mucociliary system and the different tests of ciliary beat and mucociliary transport (mucociliary clearance). This knowledge is necessary for an often interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of primary ciliary dyskinesia. METHODS Review of the literature and personal(More)
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a well-recognized ciliopathy characterized by cardinal features namely: early onset retinitis pigmentosa, polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism, renal and cognitive impairment. Recently, disorders of olfaction (anosmia, hyposmia) have been also described in BBS patients. Moreover, morphological brain anomalies have been reported(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a non-caseating granulomatous disease of unknown origin, principally affecting the respiratory tract. BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis of the upper respiratory tract (SURT) includes sino-nasal sarcoidosis (SNS) and pharyngo-laryngeal sarcoidosis (PLS). SURT may be isolated or, more often, part of multisystemic sarcoidosis. Its clinical(More)
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative has had a significant impact, by raising awareness of allergic rhinitis (AR) and improving the diagnosis and treatment of AR sufferers. ARIA classifies the severity of AR as "mild" or "moderate/severe" on the basis of "yes"/"no" answers to four questions. This two-point classification has been(More)