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The problem of ventilation efficiency after total laser arytenoidectomy with posterior cordectomy due to bilateral vocal cord paralysis is discussed. There are a number of views on the usefulness and efficacy of different surgical procedures aimed at widening the glottis, but the studies concerning the long-term functional results are still lacking. The(More)
The efficacy and safety of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid (AMX/CA) (875/125 mg b.i.d. for 14 days) were compared with that of cefuroxime axetil (500 mg b.i.d. for 14 days) in a multicenter, open, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial in 206 adults with chronic or acute exacerbation of chronic sinusitis. Clinical response was similar, with 95% of AMX/CA-,(More)
There is now growing evidence that the reactive oxygen species have an influence on proliferation and antioxidative status of various cell types. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of different concentrations of leptin, ghrelin, angiotensin II and orexins on proliferation, culture medium malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and antioxidative(More)
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is an immune-inflammatory disease, characterized by acute phase response (APR) and immune activation. There has been increasing evidence showing that vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency is associated with increased incidence and/or severity of immune-inflammatory disorders. To assess relationship between vitamin D status(More)
Our previous findings showed the importance of analysing the peripheral markers of acute phase response (APR) activation, C-reactive protein (CRP) and IL-6 in the context of urticaria activity and severity. However, these biomarkers do not reliably differentiate between APR to infectious and the disease severity. In order to investigate a possible(More)
Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis is one of the most frequent complications after thyroid surgery due to goiter and cancers. A higher probability of this complication occurs after secondary procedure of the thyroid and in malignant cases. The symptoms may differ and depend on many factors. Generally, patients need careful ENT and surgical care including(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) may contribute to the mutagenic processes and has been extensively studied as a noninvasive marker of neoplastic processes occurring in the airways. It has been suggested that an increased expression of inducible NO synthase might appear as an important molecular event involved in the early stage of laryngeal carcinogenesis. The aim of(More)
Bilateral vocal cord paralysis is a symptom that may lead to serious breathing problems. The treatment of patients with vocal cord paralysis presents a challenge to otolaryngologists. Many techniques have been developed in an attempt to improve the patient's airway insufficiency. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the laser total(More)
The relation between snoring and obstructive sleep apnea as well as hypothyroidism is the object of interest of many authors. The respiratory disturbances during sleep are often observed in patients suffering from hypothyroidism. The relation of snoring to overweight in those patients has not been taken into account. The aim of the study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Active chronic urticaria, identified as a mast cell- and basophil-dependent inflammatory disorder of the skin is able to elicit acute phase response (APR). However, systemic inflammatory response in different types of urticaria is poorly characterized. AIM To determine APR pattern in a clearly defined group of patients with acute urticaria(More)