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2011-04-18 22:26:11

A preliminary report suggests that virtual nasal surgery has the potential to be a productive tool that may enable surgeons to perform personalized nasal surgery using computer simulation techniques, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September print issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by a deviated septum (a condition in which the partition between the two sides of the nose is...

2011-03-21 16:47:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent pivotal allergic rhinitis (AR) satisfaction survey assessing patient and healthcare provider perspectives on AR reveal that symptoms like nasal congestion and post-nasal drip continue to impact patients' daily activities. Findings from the Nasal Allergy Survey Assessing Limitations (NASL) 2010, released today by Teva Respiratory at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting, held in San...

2011-03-21 11:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel Toll-Like Receptor 8 (TLR8) agonists and antagonists for the treatment of cancer, respiratory and autoimmune diseases, announced today the presentation of positive clinical results from its randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating VTX-1463 for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The results demonstrated statistically significant...

2011-03-01 13:22:18

Depression is a common problem in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and negatively impacts patients' symptom burden, ability to function, and quality of life (QOL), according to new research published in the March 2011 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Nearly 14 percent of Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis and may have the following symptoms for 12 weeks or more; facial pain/pressure, facial congestion/fullness, nasal obstruction/blockage, thick nasal...

2011-02-19 00:00:38

Following a large number of loyal customers coming from the UK and Europe, It is no surprise that SinusWars in keeping with customer satisfaction always guaranteed, has made the crucial move into supplying the international market from a warehouse in the UK. This wonderful service now allows customers from around the world to experience an even faster and efficient delivery time on their products, hence improving your experience with the Company. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011 The new...

2010-12-20 18:46:51

Nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma, which means that healthcare professionals should be extra vigilant when it comes to nasal complaints. Furthermore, more severe asthma appears to be more common than previously thought, reveals a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy's Krefting Research Centre. Published in the online scientific journal Respiratory Research, the population study included 30,000 randomly selected participants from the west of Sweden and asked questions about...

2010-11-29 14:32:25

People with multi-symptom asthma more often have night-time awakenings due to asthma-symptoms, a sign of severe asthma. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Respiratory Research have shown that asthma with multiple symptoms is more highly prevalent than previously suggested, comprising 20- 25% of all asthmatics. Investigators from the University of Gothenburg have performed a large-scale epidemiological survey in West Sweden, comprising of a random sample of 30,000...

2010-11-25 00:00:46

Although most consumers turn to the same over-the-counter medicines for winter colds, Buster Brands is ensuring that a change is in the works. Launching its "Send Us Your Nasal Spray" campaign, Buster Brands will be giving a free bottle of Sinus Buster or Allergy Buster to consumers that send in their old nasal spray. Morristown, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) November 23, 2010 When fall and winter colds arrive, many consumers turn to the same over-the-counter medicines that they've been using for years,...

2010-11-16 14:02:34

In a small, short-term study, a preservative-free, acidified nasal spray appears safe and well tolerated and maintained its sterility in an applicator used multiple times, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "The health of a topical nasal spray user relies on the prevention of contamination of the solution," the authors write as background information in the article. "Pharmaceutical...

2010-11-16 13:01:20

A preservative-free alternative to standard nasal sprays "” which routinely use preservatives that can cause unwanted side effects, such as allergies or damage to the mucosal lining of the nose "” was found to be both safe and well-tolerated, in a short-term study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The alternative acidified solution also maintained sterility in the applicator bottle without the use of the chemical preservatives, according to the study, which will be...


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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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