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2010-05-19 08:36:05

That troublesome headache might not be a migraine or brought on by tension. It could be caused by sinus trouble, said doctors at Baylor College of Medicine. "Our sinuses are air-filled spaces in our skull located behind our cheeks, forehead, eyes and the bridge of our nose," said Dr. Mas Takashima, assistant professor of otolaryngology at BCM and director of the Baylor Sinus Center. "The sinuses work to humidify and cleanse the air, lighten the weight of the skull, and provide resonance to...

2009-12-02 10:02:37

OptiNose is pleased to announce the publication of results from its Phase II clinical study investigating the efficacy and tolerability of its novel, intranasal drug/device product for the topical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in Rhinology, the official journal of the International and European Rhinologic Societies. Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is a chronic disease that can significantly reduce a patient's quality of life, causing facial pressure and pain,...

2009-11-23 14:40:27

New target may eventually help doctors treat often intractable disease A protein known to stimulate blood vessel growth has now been found to be responsible for the cell overgrowth in the development of polyps that characterize one of the most severe forms of sinusitis, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The finding gives scientists a new target for developing novel therapies to treat this form of the disease, which typically resists all current treatments. Chronic sinusitis, a...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Patients who suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) also tend to suffer from other chronic illnesses, like asthma, hypertension, and arthritis. In a paper presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, researchers studied the electronic records of 1,970,695 patients to determine whether there was a relationship between CRS and other chronic conditions. Chronic rhinosinusitis is an...

2009-04-22 06:47:00

"Don't Blow It" Online Health Game Launches; Low-Allergenic Tree Planted for Each New Player, Up to 20,000 Trees KENILWORTH, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Does it seem that allergy season starts earlier and there's more pollen every year? Many scientists now believe that global climate change could be partly to blame.(1) To educate people about nasal allergies and the environment, the makers of NASONEX (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg* have teamed up with American...

2008-09-24 12:00:37

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In studies presented this week at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, researchers found that Coblation(R)-assisted procedures eliminated the risk of airway fires, and Coblation(R)-Assisted Sinus Surgery (CASS) procedures lowered the risk of blood loss in nasal polypectomy/endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Results of a study, sponsored by ArthroCare and entitled, "Device-Related Risk of Airway Fire in Oropharyngeal...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- While summer is the time of year people like to spend most of their day outside, summer allergens keep many sinus sufferers from enjoying activities such as barbequing, hanging out at the pool and spending time in the park, to name a few. In fact, a new survey of more than 1,000 consumers shows that one-third of sinus sufferers say they miss or cut short social outings or business engagements because of their symptoms. With ragweed season right...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that Schering-Plough K.K., the company's country operation in Japan, has received marketing approval for NASONEX(R) (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray 50mcg* for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in adult patients.(1) NASONEX is an intranasal steroid that significantly improves nasal allergy symptoms when taken once each day. NASONEX is the first intranasal steroid to be approved in...

2008-06-26 06:02:10

By Knott, Laurence THE BASICS Proactive management can improve patient survival. By Dr Laurence Knott Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects one in 2,500 newborns and has a UK prevalence of 8,000. It is the most common inherited condition in white populations, and is increasingly recognised in non-white populations. CF is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation at the CF transmembrane conductance regulator gene that affects various cellular activities. These include transport of...

2007-10-23 06:00:18

By Storms, William Yawn, Barbara; Fromer, Leonard Key words: Congestion - Nasal obstruction - Nasal polyposis - Rhinitis - Rhinosinusitis - Sleep ABSTRACT Background: Patients with inflammatory disorders of the upper airways, such as allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyposis, often have significant sleep disturbances. Poor sleep can lead to fatigue, daytime somnolence, impaired daytime functioning as reflected in lower levels of productivity at work or school, and a reduced...