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2009-10-16 08:14:43

Injecting botulinum toxin (botox) to treat intrinsic or allergic rhinitis may be a thing of the past as researchers have now shown that sponges soaked in botox are equally effective in treating the condition. The research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Head & Face Medicine offers a potential needle-free treatment to the millions of people who suffer from rhinitis. Rainer Laskawi (ENT-Department) worked with a team of researchers from the University Medical Center...

2009-10-06 06:42:00

HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With fall allergy season underway and Americans concerned about keeping their family safe from H1N1 and other flu viruses, health educator and fitness trainer Isabella "Betti" Jones is urging Americans to take a proactive, natural approach to staying healthy - the important step of daily sinus cleansing. Also known as "Neti cleansing" or "nasal irrigation," sinus cleansing is a safe and natural way to remove viruses, allergens and fungus from the...

2009-10-05 13:54:17

A comparison of symptoms in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) revealed that those with the NAR experienced worse symptoms. The findings are according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. The study assessed 78 patients with AR and 31 patients with non-allergic rhinitis (NAR), measuring quality of life (QOL) in both groups using a...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

A new study suggests that a growing segment of patients are turning to complementary and alternative medical therapies to help treat the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). 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 sought to explore the pattern of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with a prior diagnosis of CRS at a rhinology...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Patients who suffer from both allergic rhinitis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may experience escalated symptoms of stress and fatigue. 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 34 people who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Among them, 12 people were classified in the allergic rhinitis group and 22 people in the control group. The...

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...

2009-09-11 17:11:03

The runny nose and post-nasal drip of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, puts a damper on sex and sleep, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Michael Benninger, chairman of the Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio who was the study author, said the study assessed the impact of allergic rhinitis on sexual function, sleep and fatigue. The researchers used the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index, a quality-of-life scale, in several groups of people -- a group of normal subjects, patients...

2009-09-02 07:07:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (SAR and PAR). New ASTEPRO Nasal Spray 0.15% is the first nasal antihistamine to offer convenient once-daily dosing for patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. ASTEPRO Nasal Spray 0.15% relieves rhinitis symptoms,...

2009-08-07 05:46:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- - Jingwei Capsules Treat Allergy Symptoms - - Complements Established Boke Nasal Spray Brand - - Diversifies Product Offering with Capsule Formulation - American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the...

2009-06-24 23:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc., a leading medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing, and commercializing products that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat (ENT) today announced the completion of a study evaluating the treatment of patients with Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology in the office setting. The prospective, multi-center comparative study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and cost of performing sinus surgery in...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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