Reduced nitric oxide in sinus epithelium of patients with radiologic maxillary sinusitis and sepsis.

Abstract

Radiologic maxillary sinusitis is an important risk factor for development of bronchopneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients. Nitric oxide produced within the paranasal sinuses is considered to provide an antibacterial environment and to modulate mucociliary clearance function. We hypothesized that a reduced formation of nitric oxide might contribute… (More)

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