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2010-07-14 06:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA), today announced it has initiated a Phase 1/2 clinical study of bepotastine besilate nasal spray for the treatment of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis, the inflammation of the nasal passages caused by allergies. The randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of three concentrations of bepotastine besilate, dosed twice daily, in an...

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...

2010-05-18 12:26:27

Sinus surgery performed using an endoscope appears to be increasingly common for the management of chronic sinus disease among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Chronic rhinosinusitis is characterized by infection and inflammation of the sinus cavities and nose that lasts longer than three months, according to background information in the article. Symptoms include...

2010-03-15 15:34:00

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a Canadian drug development company focused on the research and development of drug products that are delivered to and through the skin using its topical and transdermal drug delivery technologies, and on the development of its immune modulating drug candidate WF10, today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its European Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating WF10 as a treatment for allergic rhinitis....

2010-03-01 23:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published study in the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy demonstrates Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology to be safe when used by physicians in pediatric patients. Known as the INTACT study, this is a prospective, non-randomized, multicenter study and was sponsored by Acclarent, Inc. Thirty-two pediatric patients, between the ages of 2 and 11, underwent minimally invasive sinus surgery with the Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology...

2010-01-27 16:15:18

New study led by Oregon Health & Science University finds up to 76 percent of study participants reported improved quality of life following endoscopic surgery PORTLAND, Ore.-- Adults with chronic rhinosinusitis -- a debilitating inflammation of the nasal passages that lasts for months and keeps coming back -- report significantly improved quality of life following minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a new study led by Oregon Health & Science...

2010-01-07 09:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinexus has changed its name to Intersect ENT. Intersect's initial focus is a bioabsorbable drug eluting stent to treat patients with chronic sinusitis, a debilitating condition that affects 37 million people each year and is more prevalent than heart disease or asthma. "Intersect is a name that represents our mission of connecting drugs and devices to physicians and patients in need," said Lisa Earnhardt, President and CEO. "While our initial...

2010-01-01 12:46:03

Upwards of 76 percent of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) experienced significant quality of life (QOL) improvements after undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), according to new research in the January 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. CRS is a debilitating form of sinusitis that can lead to significant physical symptoms as well as substantial functional and emotional impairment. Symptoms of CRS include stuffy nose, sinus pain and pressure, headache,...

2009-12-21 16:59:56

Exposing patients with chronic sinus disease to allergens and then obtaining repeated images by X-ray or ultrasound reveals that nasal allergies may be involved in some cases of chronic sinus disease, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Chronic disease of the maxillary sinus (the sinus cavity located in the mid-face beneath the cheeks, on either side of the nose) is common and affects a wide...

2009-12-14 14:17:09

Only about one in 2,000 people in the United States get a sinus tumor, but Johnnie Wilcox was one of the unfortunate few. Ms. Wilcox's tumor was a classic case. She had few symptoms early on, and even those problems were mistaken for blocked sinuses. "For several months, I could not breathe through the right side of my nose," recalled the resident of Goldthwaite, a town of less than 2,000 in the heart of Texas' Hill Country. "I felt a fullness, but I didn't take that as something terrible. I...


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Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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