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Rigid chip-on-the-tip endoscope for rhinosurgery and diagnosis

larynx diagnostics. HNO. 2008;56(12):1239–42. DOI: 10.1007/s00106-008-1783-1. 17. Eller R, Ginsburg M, Lurie D, Heman-Ackah Y, Lyons K, Sataloff R. Flexible laryngoscopy: a comparison of fiber optic and distal chip technologies-part 2: laryngopharyngeal reflux. J Voice. 2009;23(3):389–95. DOI: 10.1016/j.voice.2007.10.007. Epub 2009 Jan 29. 18. Helferty JP, Zhang C, McLennan G, Higgins WE. Videoendoscopic distortion correction and its application to virtual guidance of endoscopy. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2001;20(7):605-17.

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A novel, cheap and easy to build FESS trainer


BACKGORUND. Simulation models have slowly been gaining a place in training and surgical skills, before attending the operating theatre. This paper presents a model that allows the trainee to practise the functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) training in a safe, non-patient facing environment.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. The method can be practised away from the operating theatre and the skills developed can then be transferred to the operating theatre. To create our FESS simulator, we use a cardboard tube and sheet, scissors, markers, cutter, foam, needles, catheters, plasticine, an inflatable balloon, a 10g lumbar puncture needle, one 5 cc syringe, two Blakesley forceps (straight and angled) and a 0° and 30° Hopkins rigid optics. In this simulator you can practise a puncture of the inferior turbinate, the endoscopic depth, remove a polyp, balloon dilation, a partial ethmoidectomy.

RESULTS. We describe a cheap and easy to build FESS training model, which allows the resident to practise this technique in a risk-free environment, while guaranteeing the reproducibility of the technique under similar conditions.

CONCLUSION. The high cost of digital simulators does not allow possible spreading this technology in every department. For that reason, the purpose of this paper is the acquisition of a set of skills that allow the resident to go to the operating room with clear concepts about the basic techniques.

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Comparison of microdebrider-assisted endoscopic sinus surgery and conventional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

.01.002. 7. Bruggers S, Sindwani R. Innovations in microdebrider technology and design. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009;42(5):781-7, viii. DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.07.003. 8. Bernstein JM, Lebowitz RA, Jacobs JB. Initial report on postoperative healing after endoscopic sinus surgery with the microdebrider. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;118(6):800-3. 9. Stammberger H. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery: The Messerklinger Technique. Mosby Inc; 1991. 10. Bettega S, Soccol AT, Koerner HN, Mocellin M. Epidemiological analisys in patients with nasal polyps

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

.) - Practical management of the dizzy patient, 2nd edn. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008;p.153-182. 6. Furman J.M.R., Baloh R.W., Barin K., Hain T.C., Herdman S., Horst R.K., et al. - Assessment posturography. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 1993;43(6):1261-1264. 7. Kuo A.D., Speers R.A., Peterka R.J., Horak F.B. - Effect of altered sensory conditions on multivariate descriptors of human postural sway. Exp Brain Res., 1998

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The treatment of gingival recessions - Our experience

Ehrenfest D.M., Rasmusson L., Albrektsson T. - Classification of platelet concentrates: from pure platelet-rich plasma (P-PRP) to leucocyte-and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF). Trends Biotechnol., 2009;27(3):158-167. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2008.11.009. Epub 2009 Jan. 11. Dohan Ehrenfest D.M., de Peppo G.M., Doglioli P., Sammartino G. - Slow release of growth factors and thrombospondin-1 in Choukroun’s platelet-rich fibrin (PRF): a gold standard to achieve for all surgical platelet concentrates technologies. Growth Factors, 2009;27(1):63-69. doi: 10

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Biofilms and nasal wound healing in postsurgical patients with chronic rhinosinusitis - A review of literature

-biofilm agent in a Staphylococcus aureus chronic rhinosinusitis sheep model. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 2015;5(4):283-288. doi: 10.1002/alr.21459. Epub 2015 Jan 30. 45. Wozniak D.J., Keyser R. - Effects of subinhibitory concentrations of macrolide antibiotics on Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Chest., 2004;125(2 Suppl):62S-69S; quiz 69S. 46. Ceri H., Olson M.E., Stremick C., Read R.R., Morck D., Buret A. - The Calgary Biofilm Device: new technology for rapid determination of antibiotic susceptibilities of bacterial biofilms. J Clin Microbiol., 1999

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