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Plasma, whole blood, and red blood cell selenium levels were determined by spectrofluorometry in 30 patients with chronic heavy ethanol ingestion (group I) and 20 normal controls (group II). Nutritional and general medical evaluations were also performed. The mean plasma selenium level was 0.065 microgram/ml +/- 0.012 (SD) for group I versus 0.100 +/- 0.016(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis affects the lives of patients for whom discomfort is, in most cases, significantly improved by pharmacological treatment. OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a self-assessment global score for allergic rhinitis control (five items scored from 1 to 5 assessing the rhinitis over the 2 previous weeks). METHODS Study of(More)
The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery led to a resurgence of interest in the detailed anatomy of the internal nose and paranasal sinuses. However, the official Terminologica Anatomica used by basic anatomists omits many of the structures of surgical importance. This led to numerous clinical anatomy papers and much discussion about the exact names and(More)
Aspergilloma of the maxillary sinus is a non-invasive mycotic infection of the immunocompetent host. Nowadays its treatment remains surgical removal, and endoscopic endonasal middle meatus antrostomy is retained as the most popular approach. In our experience, a complementary endoscopic canine fossa approach is often needed to achieve a complete resection(More)
The surgical treatment of nasal polyps (in asthmatic patients) is still controversial today because of the contradictory, inconsistent, and unforeseen results reported in the literature. The 50 patients included in this study (mean age 49 years, range 25-67 years) came for a check-up on an average of 18 months (lower limit 12 months, upper limit 40 months)(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present a monocentric retrospective study designed to compare oncologic results and morbidity between transfacial surgery and endoscopic endonasal surgery for nasal adenocarcinomas. METHODS Between 1998 and 2003, 31 patients were operated on via transfacial surgery, and between 2004 and 2009, 43 patients were(More)
Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently have diarrhea and weight loss. We prospectively examined the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts in 22 AIDS patients, although severe medical problems often precluded full evaluation. Ninety-six percent (21 of 22) lost weight, and 55% (12 of 22) had diarrhea. The mean (+/- SD) weight(More)
Exposure to cold dry air induces rhinorrhea and other nasal symptoms in many persons. To evaluate whether this response involves a neurogenic component, we delivered a unilateral cold dry air (UniCDA) nasal challenge to volunteers with previously documented reactivity to cold dry air. We measured their nasal secretory responses bilaterally using small(More)
Cold, dry air (CDA) causes rhinorrhoea and nasal congestion in some individuals. This response can be mimicked in the laboratory by exposing susceptible individuals to cold, dry air nasal breathing. One of the characteristics of this response is that nasal secretions are produced by both nostrils after a unilateral challenge. This study evaluated the role(More)