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Classification of total nasal obstruction in 10,033 cases by 4-phase –rhinomanometry

-Phase-Rhinomanometry (4PR) - basics and practice 2010. Rhinology, 2010;Suppl. 21:1-50. 4. Vogt K., Wernecke K.D., Behrbohm H., Gubisch W., Argale M. - Fourphase rhinomanometry: a multicentric retrospective analysis of 36,563 clinical measurements. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol., 2015;273(5):1185-1198. doi: 10.1007/s00405-015-3723-5. Epub 2015 Jul 22. 5. Shelton M., Eiser N. - Evaluation of active and posterior rhinomanometry in normal subjects. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci., 2007;17(2):178-182. 6. Jones A.S., Lancer J

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Acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry as objective tools for the assessment of nasal patency in nasal septal surgery

REFERENCES 1. Stewart M.G., Smith T.L., Weaver E.M., et al. - Outcomes after nasal septoplasty: results from the Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness (NOSE) study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2004;130(3):283–290. 2. Gray L.P. - Deviated nasal septum. Incidence and etiology. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl., 1978;87(3 Pt 3Suppl 50):3-20. 3. Aziz T., Biron L.V., Ansari K., Flores-Mir C. - Measurement tools for the diagnosis of nasal septal deviation: a systematic review. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2014;43:1-11. doi: 10

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The role of nitric oxide in chronic rhinosinusitis

Biophys., 1991;288:481-487. 7. Takeno S., Taruya T., Ueda T., Noda N., Hirakawa K. - Increased exhaled nitric oxide and its oxidation metabolism in eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis. Auris Nasus Larynx., 2013;40(5):458-64. doi: 10.1016/j. anl.2013.02.001. 8. Corbelli R., Hammer J. - Measurement of Nasal Nitric Oxide. In: Hammer J., Eber E. (eds) - Paediatric pulmonary function testing. Vol. 33. Prog Respir Res. Basel, Karger, 2005;pp.181-189. 9. Hibbs J.B., Taintor R.R., Vavrin Z., et al. - Nitric oxide: a cytotoxic

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


BACKGROUND. Radiofrequency reduction and Coblation are widely used procedures for the treatment of functionally enlarged turbinates with an appropriate outcome. Bleeding and crusting are postoperative complications for Coblation. Thermographic measurements and histological analyses were used to elucidate the causes.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. In a porcine turbinate model, double-needle electrodes of different lengths were tested using a 4MHz radiofrequency current with either automatic energy limitation or a predetermined energy amount of 200 J. Coblation, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, was carried out with a Reflex Ultra 45 wand. The generated temperature was measured with thermo-probes at the tip of the electrodes. The mucosa was subsequently investigated histologically.

RESULTS. Without preoperative saline injection, all procedures generate temperatures < 100° C. After saline injection, excessive temperatures are reached by Coblation after the release of plasma in a closed system. The follow-up is a severe deterioration of the microscopic structures of the mucosa. The low-temperature advantages of Coblation are only effective if the mandatory saline solution rinses the surface. The Radiofrequency applications deliver more predictable results.

CONCLUSION. For the treatment of the functional enlargement of the turbinates, Radiofrequency current with proofed settings should be chosen.

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Outcomes of mucociliary clearance and rhinomanometrical changes in nasal pathology

., Kljajić V., Pilija V. - Correlation between subjective and objective nasal breathing assessments in examinees with nasal septum deformities. Vojnosanit Pregl., 2013;70(4):380-385. 8. Aziz T., Biron V.L., Ansari K., Flores-Mir C. - Measurement tools for the diagnosis of nasal septal deviation: a systematic review. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2014;43:11. doi: 10.1186/1916-0216-43-11. 9. Bercin S., Ural A., Kutluhan A. - Effects of topical drops and sprays on mucociliary transport time and nasal air flow. Acta Otolaryngol., 2009;129(11):125712-61. doi: 10

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What is new in tympanoplasty?

. Hear Res., 2016. pii: S0378-5955(15)30281-1. doi: 10.1016/j. heares.2016.03.005. 4. McKnight C.L., Doman D.A., Brown J.A., Bance M., Adamson R.B. - Direct measurement of the wavelength of sound waves in the human skull. J Acoust Soc Am., 2013;133(1):136-145. doi:10.1121/1.4768801. 5. Jakob A., Bornitz M., Kunlish E., Zahnert T. - New aspects in the clinical diagnosis of otosclerosis using laser Doppler vibrometry. Otol Neurotol., 2009;30(8):1049-1057. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31819e622b. 6. Mota C., Danti S., D

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Computed-tomography volumetric study of the ethmoid labyrinth

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Olfactometric assessment - where do we stand today?

References 1. Scadding G., Hellings P., Alobid I., et al. - Diagnostic tools in Rhinology EAACI position paper. Clin Transl Allergy., 2011;29(2):289-292. doi: 10.1186/2045-7022-1-2. 2. Croy I., Buschhüter D., Seo H.S., Negoias S., Hummel T. - Individual significance of olfaction: development of a questionnaire. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol., 2010;267(1):67-71. doi: 10.1007/s00405-009-1054-0. 3. Doty R.L. - Olfactory dysfunction and its measurement in the clinic and workplace. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2006

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The effect of smartphone usage on the upper extremity performance among Saudi Youth, KSA

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The role of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of nasal polyposis: Literature review

cells are at the interface of innate and adaptive immunity. Curr Opin Immunol., 2007;19(6):711-720. 10. Di Lorenzo G., Drago A., Esposito Pellitteri M., Candore G., Colombo A., Gervasi F., Pacor M.L., Purello D’Ambrosio F., Caruso C. - Measurement of inflammatory mediators of mast cells and eosinophils in native nasal lavage fluid in nasal polyposis. Int Arch Allergy Immunol., 2001;125(2):164-175. 11. Erbek S.S., Yurtcu E., Erbek S., Atac F.B., Sahin F.I., Cakmak O. - Proinflammatory cytokine single nucleotide polymorphisms in nasal

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