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2010-06-21 01:46:00

ANTONY, France, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes S.A. announces the results of a phase III clinical trial (VO55.06) conducted in China aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (Staloral(R) mites 300) in adult patients suffering from asthma triggered by house dust mites. Study VO55.06 is a phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted over a period of 15 months in 14 centers located in China's main cities....

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...

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2010-05-02 09:00:00

Despite their widespread use by parents and caregivers, over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines have carried a warning by the FDA since 2008, and still have the potential to cause serious adverse events in infants and children. Conservative therapies, including nasal suctioning, humidification, and nasal saline, should be recommended over routine use of OTC cough/cold products in infants and children, according to a new commentary published in the May 2010 issue of Otolaryngology...

2010-04-19 16:01:45

DETROIT "“ Nearly 40 percent of chronic rhinosinusitis diagnoses are linked to secondhand smoke, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Researchers found that people are at increased risk for developing rhinosinusitis from exposure to secondhand smoke at home and public places like bars and restaurants, but that the risk is even higher at work and at private social settings. The study is believed to be the first time researchers evaluated the association between secondhand smoke...

2010-04-07 13:19:46

OptiNose, a leader in nasal drug delivery systems, is pleased to announce the publication in Cephalalgia of results from its Phase II clinical study investigating the efficacy and tolerability of its novel, intranasal drug/device product for the treatment of migraine. Sumatriptan powder in 10mg and 20mg doses administered intranasally using OptiNose's bi-directional delivery device was highly effective in treating a single attack of moderate or severe migraine. The proportion of patients...

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,...


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