Rizwan Moinuddin

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Acoustic rhinometry (AR) was used to objectively measure the success of septoplasty in relieving nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation. In addition, the patients were given a questionnaire to subjectively assess symptoms of congestion, rhinorrhea, and sneezing. Patients diagnosed with a septal deviation requiring surgery to eliminate obstruction were(More)
Among the many methods of allergy diagnosis are intradermal testing (IDT) and skin-prick testing (SPT). The usefulness of IDT has been called into question by some authors, while others believe that studies demonstrating that SPT was superior might have been subject to bias. We conducted a study to compare the validity of SPT and IDT--specifically, the skin(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal obstruction may contribute to the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Acoustic rhinometry (AR) measures nasal patency and congestion, which are useful parameters in objectively evaluating nasal obstruction. The nasal obstruction produced by allergic rhinitis may contribute to the development of OSA and can be easily assessed with(More)
Acoustic rhinometry is an appropriate method for detecting and recording the nasal cycle in normal subjects in terms of the cross-sectional areas and volume of the nasal cavity. In this study, we tried to detect and to define the nasal cycle in normal subjects so that we might develop a reliable and reproducible technique to be used in conjunction with(More)
BACKGROUND Antihistamine-decongestant combinations are used routinely for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Recently, the combination of an antihistamine and a leukotriene receptor antagonist has been shown to be efficacious. OBJECTIVE To compare the 2 combinations in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. METHODS This was a randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVES Clarithromycin and amoxicillin/clavulanate (A/C) are first line antibiotics used to treat uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). This study examined the efficacy of clarithromycin and A/C for the treatment of ARS relative to the patient's quality of life (QOL). STUDY DESIGN Twenty-two patients with uncomplicated ARS were randomly assigned(More)
In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, parallel study, we treated 20 adults who had seasonal allergic rhinitis with once-daily fixed-combination loratadine/pseudoephedrine sulfate to observe its effect on relieving symptoms, primarily nasal congestion. Acoustic rhinometry detected a trend toward improvement in nasal patency, although the(More)
In their recent report in Blood, Neves et al1 demonstrated the close proximity of BCR and ABL in hematopoietic cells in late S-phase of the cell cycle and provided a basis for a model to explain the t(9;22) chromosomal abnormality. We have studied the relative positioning of BCR and ABL in cells that happened to be accumulating in late Sand G2M-phase, and(More)
The nasal cycle is a fluctuation of nasal patency due to the stages of congestion and decongestion of the nasal mucosa on both the right and left nasal conchae. We compared the effectiveness of the rhinostereometer in detecting the presence of a nasal cycle with the acoustic rhinometer whose effectiveness we have demonstrated in previous studies. The(More)
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