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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...

2009-12-02 10:02:37

OptiNose is pleased to announce the publication of results from its Phase II clinical study investigating the efficacy and tolerability of its novel, intranasal drug/device product for the topical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in Rhinology, the official journal of the International and European Rhinologic Societies. Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is a chronic disease that can significantly reduce a patient's quality of life, causing facial pressure and pain,...

2009-11-23 14:40:27

New target may eventually help doctors treat often intractable disease A protein known to stimulate blood vessel growth has now been found to be responsible for the cell overgrowth in the development of polyps that characterize one of the most severe forms of sinusitis, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The finding gives scientists a new target for developing novel therapies to treat this form of the disease, which typically resists all current treatments. Chronic sinusitis, a...

2009-11-10 11:18:00

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the study, "Long-term use of nasal saline irrigation: Harmful or helpful?", presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting on November 8th, Diane G. Heatley, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI, and the developer of the SinuCleanse® nasal wash system, issued the following...

2009-10-08 09:49:45

The existence of depression in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is common and under-reported, 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. According to the study's authors, only 9.6 percent of the 73 studied patients reported histories of depression. However, 20.5 percent scored in the range of a major depressive disorder using an objective screening...

2009-10-05 13:52:38

A four year study of the regional impact of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) indicates that African-Americans living in southern states account for the highest proportion of CRS outpatient treatment, 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 NIH-supported study, which included 4,617 patient visits for CRS, found that the prevalence of female outpatients was...

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 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...


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