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2012-06-19 09:16:39

A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco report their findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is characterized by inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks. Patients suffering from this disease experience a variety of symptoms including...

2012-06-19 06:31:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS), an inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks, lands more than 500,000 in the emergency room in the U.S. annually. Now, a new study attempts to crack the case of what is causing it. Patients suffering from CRS experience a variety of symptoms including congestion, fatigue, and even depression and it can lead to other conditions such as asthma, meningitis and aneurysms. According to the researchers from the...

2012-06-12 10:22:02

TULSA, Okla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in this month's print issue of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology shows that treatment with Dead Sea salt (DSS) irrigations and sprays are as effective as topical nasal steroids in treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) - a sinus condition that can obstruct nasal passages, making it difficult to breathe. CRS is often accompanied by swelling around the eyes and face, facial pain and/or headaches. (Logo:...

2012-05-01 23:03:30

After import delays Sinusin, the leading homeopathic sinus relief nasal spray is back just in time for a latest flu season in three decades. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Heel, the makers of Traumeel®, announces Sinusin, the leading homeopathic sinus relief nasal spray, is now back in the United States and available at fine health food stores and doctors´ offices across the nation. This is the latest flu season in nearly three decades according to the Center for Disease...

2012-04-19 23:02:47

A new Henry Ford Hospital study shows mood disorders are not linked to either nasal obstructive symptoms or the failure of nasal obstruction surgery. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 While mood disorders like depression or anxiety tend to negatively affect treatment for allergies and chronic rhinosinusitis, the same cannot be said for patients with nasal obstructions such as deviated septum, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The new study shows mood disorders are not...

2012-04-19 21:10:05

While mood disorders like depression or anxiety tend to negatively affect treatment for allergies and chronic rhinosinusitis, the same cannot be said for patients with nasal obstructions such as deviated septum, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The new study shows mood disorders are not linked to either nasal obstructive symptoms or the failure of nasal obstruction surgery. Results also suggest that those patients with nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation —...

2012-04-07 23:03:31

Medical & Surgical Experts in fields of Allergy, Otolaryngology (ENT), and Facial Plastic Surgery practice under one roof with one medical chart to provide for better treatment. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Allergy & Asthma Associates (AAA) now offer patients comprehensive care for nasal airway treatments and sinus disease with the co-location of allergists, otolaryngologists (ENTs), and facial plastic surgeons together under one roof. Referred to as Centers for Advanced...

2012-03-29 02:25:44

TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has recently published guidelines for acute sinusitis in adults and children. These evidence-based guidelines are similar in many respects to previously published guidelines, including the 2011 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Acute & Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is one of the most frequently encountered conditions in family medicine and it is a...

2012-03-24 04:45:24

People who suffer from chronic sinus infections know the warning signs when one might be coming on. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say that is a good time to try preventative measures, such as nasal irrigation, to lessen the symptoms or prevent the infection from worsening. Nasal irrigation is the cleansing of the nasal cavity with sterile salt water to flush out excess mucus or debris from the sinuses and nose, such as with the use of a neti pot. Maintain moisture "People are...

2012-03-24 04:36:10

Does not have the side effects of fentanyl and other narcotics Patients who have undergone sinus surgery can safely take an alternative pain medication that does not cause the side effects of narcotics such as fentanyl and Vicodin, a Loyola University Health System study has found. The alternative medication is ketorolac (brand name, Toradol). It is in the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as Advil and Aleve. Ketorolac does not cause the side effects that narcotic drugs...


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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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