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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the necessity of nerve sheath incision for the treatment of patients with traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) during endoscopic optic nerve decompression. METHODS Seventy-four TON patients were enrolled and subjected to endoscopic optic nerve decompression. In 31 TON patients (group A), osseous decompression and nerve sheath incision(More)
The surrogate markers for subclassifying eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS) and non-ECRS remain elusive. We herein performed a cross-sectional study to assess the clinical implication of clinical symptoms, CT findings, blood eosinophil (EOS) examination based on histological examination of tissue eosinophilia in 105 adult CRS patients (including 72(More)
In this study we utilized computational fluid dynamic (CFD) techniques to construct a numerical simulation of nasal cavity airflow pre and post virtual functional endoscopic surgery (FESS). A healthy subject was selected, and CFD techniques were then applied to construct an anatomically and proportionally accurate three-dimensional nasal model based on(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine whether nasal saline irrigation improved the symptoms and signs of allergic rhinitis (AR) and whether nasal saline irrigation could be used as a complementary management of AR in children while less steroids were used. METHOD 26 children with AR were divided into three groups and were given nasal saline(More)
BACKGROUND Although the endoscopic anterior-to-posterior technique offers many advantages, the long-term effects of the iatrogenic trauma (removal of the uncinate process and anterior ethmoidal sinus) resulting from the complete ethmoidectomy procedure used to gain full access to the optic nerve canal is unknown, and sequelae such as nasal synechia and(More)
BACKGROUND Cysteinyl leukotriene (LT) has been proposed in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). This study sought to examine the expression of the LT receptor (LTR) in CRSwNP patients and evaluate the potential role of LTR antagonist (LTRA) in the management of eosinophilic CRSwNP (ECRS) patients. METHODS Nasal polyps and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of long-term clarithromycin (CAM) treatment in adult Chinese patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSnNP). METHODS Thirty-three CRSnNP patients were enrolled and subjected to CAM treatment for 12 weeks (250 mg daily). The total nasal symptom scores (TNSS), nasal resistance and inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is tightly linked to airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and asthma. However, the practical surrogate parameters for evaluating AHR in patients with CRS remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic values of sinus computed tomography for AHR in patients with CRS. METHODS We performed a prospective,(More)