Sanguansak Thanaviratananich

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To assess the standard nasalance scores for normal Thai children in their native language, we organised a prospective descriptive study at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Outpatient Department, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University. Emotionally stable, healthy school children (n = 188) between Grades 1 and 6 with normal intelligence were(More)
Computerized tomography (CT) of the paranasal sinuses is usually required prior to endoscopic sinus surgery. CT demonstrates both the extent of disease(s) and the anatomical variations that may predispose to rhinosinusitis and nearby vital structures that iatrogenic damage can be avoided. The authors retrospectively reviewed 88 CT scans of paranasal sinuses(More)
Endoscopic sinus surgery in patients who have an Onodi cell (sphenoethmoid cell) carries a high risk for optic nerve injury. We meticulously dissected 65 embalmed cadaver adult half-heads and attempted to identify an optic canal bulge in each with a nasal endoscope. Our aims were to determine the prevalence of an Onodi cell in adult Thai cadavers, to(More)
This review describes the epidemiology and various treatments in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP). Evidence for short-term use of systemic corticosteroids has been shown to be favorable in CRSwNP, but still limited in CRSsNP. Topical corticosteroids improve symptom scores in both CRS subgroups.(More)
UNLABELLED This study aimed to obtain epidemiological data of birth incidences of cleft lips and/or cleft palates (CLP) in the Thai population with associated risk factors. METHODS The data were collected for a period of 12 months between 2003 and 2004 for infants' deliveries with CLP and associated risk factors in all hospitals of 6 provinces from 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the overall burden of disease vis-a-vis head and neck cancers in Thailand, as indicated by visits to healthcare units, admissions for treatment and expenditures at all levels of the healthcare delivery system. MATERIAL AND METHOD A descriptive study was conducted by retrieving and analysing data for the fiscal year 2010 from the(More)
BACKGROUND Based on the `European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal polyps (EP3OS 2007)`, this study aimed to investigate general practitioners (GPs) and other specialists` understanding when managing patients with acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) in Asia. METHODOLOGY Among a total of 2662 questionnaires completed, 2524 (94.8%) were valid for analysis.(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal rhinosinusitis is an uncommon disease with high mortality rates. There is currently no consensus on the best treatment timing. We studied the impact of the treatment timing on the survival of patients experiencing invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of patients suffering from invasive(More)
INTRODUCTION Tracheostomy is a common airway procedure for life support. The fracture of the tracheostomy tube is a rare complication. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy whose fractured stainless steel tracheostomy tube dislodged into the tracheobronchial tree. We include a literature review and proposed recommendations for tracheostomy care. CASE(More)
Chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and rhinosinusitis are becoming increasingly prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Burden of Respiratory Diseases (APBORD) study was a cross-sectional, observational study which examined the disease and economic burden of AR,(More)