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Comparison of the thermal effects of Coblation and Radiofrequency waves in a porcine turbinate model

REFERENCES 1. Hol MK, Huizing EH. Treatment of inferior turbinate pathology: a review and critical evaluation of the different techniques. Rhinology. 2000;38(4):157-66. 2. Passali D, Loglisci M, Politi L, Passali GC, Kern E. Managing turbinate hypertrophy: coblation vs. radiofrequency treatment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;273(6):1449-53. DOI: 10.1007/s00405-015-3759-6. Epub 2015 Aug 31. 3. Vogt K, Enache R. Radiofrequency turbinotomy: basic, practice and statistics. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2012;2(7):133-8. 4. Cukurova I

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Literature review. Noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis

;27(5):1283-1296. 4. Workshop on Fungal Sinusitis. http://www.isham.org/pdf/Report,%20fungal%20sinusitis%20workshop.pdf (vizitat 30.05.2016). 5. Thompson G.R. 3rd, Patterson T.F. - Fungal disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses. J Allergy Clin Immunol., 2012;129(2):321-326. doi: 10.1016/j. jaci.2011.11.039. Epub 2011 Dec 28. 6. Patrascu E., Manea C., Sarafoleanu C. - Difficulties in the diagnosis of fungal rhinosinusitis -Literature review. Romanian Journal of Rhinology, 2016;6(21):11-17. 7. Lop-Gros J., Gras-Cabrerizo J.R., Bothe

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Polysomnography outcomes on patients with obstructive sleep apnea after upper airways repermeabilization surgery

. Permeabilization surgery of the upper respiratory tract and its effects on sleep fragmentation and REM sleep. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2017;7(25);47-56. DOI: 10.1515/rjr-2017-0006.

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Epistaxis management - our point of view and literature review

Epistaxis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(5):851-6. DOI: 10.1177/0194599815589583. Epub 2015 Jun 30. 21. Schreiner L. Complications and errors in the management of nose bleeding (author’s transl). Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg). 1976;55:257-63. 22. Manea C, Sabaru I, Sanda C. Nasal packing in endonasal surgery - a literature review. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2011;1(4):210-4. 23. Moumoulidis I, Draper MR, Patel H, Jani P, Price T. A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing Merocel and Rapid Rhino nasal tampons in the treatment of

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Hereditary angioedema - an otolaryngologist’s perspective

References 1. Moldovan D., Bara N., Gábos G., Mihály E. - Deaths caused by Hereditary Angioedema Attacks. Data from the Romanian HAE Registry. Revista Societatii Romane de Alergologie si Imunologie Clinica, 2015;XII(2):24-26. 2. Bygum A., Aygören-Pürsün E., Caballero T., Beusterien K., Gholizadeh S., Musingarimi P., Wait S., Boysen H. - The hereditary angioedema burden of illness study in Europe (HAE-BOIS-Europe): background and methodology. BMC Dermatol., 2012;12:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-5945-12-4. 3. Ghazi A

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The diagnosis of a cervical tumefaction in children

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The role of cartilage and bone allografts in nasal reconstruction

REFERENCES 1. Ozkan O., Coskunfirat O.K., Ozkan O. - Midface Reconstruction. Semin Plast Surg., 2010;24(2):181-187. 2. Michelotti B., Mackay D. - Nasal reconstruction. Clin Anat., 2012;25(1):86-98. 3. Yadav P. - Head and neck reconstruction. Indian J Plast Surg., 2013;46(2):275-282. 4. Ionita S., Lascar I. - Clinical study regarding nasal reconstruction methods. Romanian Journal of Rhinology, 2015;5(17):37-44. 5. Rodriguez E.D., Losee J.E., Neligan P.C. - Plastic Surgery: Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric

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Original study. The clinical value of foam posturography in assessing patients with peripheral vestibular dysfunction – our experience

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BACKGROUND. Computerized dynamic posturography is the most important battery test designed to assess the ability to use visual, vestibular and proprioceptive cues in the maintenance of posture. Foam posturography reduces the availability of proprioceptive inputs, which makes more difficult the balance control.

OBJECTIVE. The objective of the study was to assess the clinical use of foam posturography in evaluating peripheral vestibular dysfunction.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. We evaluated 41 patients with vestibular disorders and 41 normal patients by using the sensory organization test in eyes opened, eyes closed and mislead vision conditions with and without the foam. We measured several parameters: the position of the center of pressure, the displacement in the center of pressure in anteroposterior and mediolateral planes and Romberg’s ratio on static and foam rubber.

RESULTS. The values of all parameters were significantly higher in patients with peripheral vestibular disorders than in the control group (p<0.05). Also. comparing the Romberg test results, the foam surface used by the patient was larger than the static one.

CONCLUSION. Foam posturography can be a reliable test in assessing patients with peripheral vestibulopathy, being also able to identify the visual and proprioceptive dependence levels.

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Odontogenic myxoma invading the maxillary sinus – Case presentation

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Tumors of the maxillary sinus pose difficult challenges in a young patient. Our paper presents a very rare case of an odontogenic myxoma extended to the maxillary sinus, in a 14-year-old girl. The clinical picture suggested a malignancy or a local infection. The surgical removal was complete and the diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Discussions are made from the perspective of already published cases. A review of the disease is performed.

CONCLUSION. Myxoma is a benign but aggressive tumor, needing complete surgical excision for a good long-term outcome.

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What is new in tympanoplasty?

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Medicine is in an era of technical development and innovation. Creating a tympanic membrane by using a 3D printer can exceed the disadvantages that classic graft materials have. The field of otolaryngology can be experiencing a paradigm shift towards the use of 3D-printer.

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