aerodigestive


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aerodigestive

(ār'ō-dī-jes'tiv),
Denoting that part of the respiratory and digestive tracts that course in common through the pharyngeal and cervical regions.
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In 22 patients with tonsillar granulomas from 1940 to 1999 in Washington, USA, only 3 had tonsillar tuberculosis; (15) this contrasts with 15 Thai patients (6) and 20 Chinese patients with nasopharyngeal tuberculosis between 1990 and 2002, (17) 45 Thai patients with upper aerodigestive tract tuberculosis between 1991 and 2000, (18) and 10 patients from Hong Kong with nasopharyngeal tuberculosis.
John's case is an excellent example not only of the effect of anatomical defects of the aerodigestive structures on swallowing, but also of the influence of medical issues beyond the pharynx on the swallowing process.
Saliva rinses the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract, and any acetaldehyde in the saliva may be taken up by mucosal cells.
Chemoradiation has become an accepted standard of care for locally advanced malignant tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract.
However, salivary IgA anti-htTG antibodies may offer promise in studies on differences between the aerodigestive tract and the gut in the gluten-dependent mucosal immune response.
Accordingly, we conducted dose-response analyses for a) lung cancer (ICD-9 162); b) upper aerodigestive tract cancers encompassing the naso-oropharyngeal regions, esophagus, and stomach (ICD-9 140-151); c) hemato- and lymphopoietic cancers (ICD-9 200-208, excluding chronic lymphatic leukemias); d) urinary-tract cancers (ICD-9 188-189); and e) prostate cancer (ICD-9 185).
Further expanding its HPV portfolio, Inovio launched a compassionate phase I clinical trial in patients with HPV-caused aerodigestive cancer.
Finally, a large study of European subjects showed that ADH1B*2 and an allele in ADH7 (the minor allele of rs1573496) independently were protective against upper aerodigestive cancers, particularly among heavier drinkers (Hashibe et al.
The 61 procedures relate to benign upper aerodigestive disease, the neck and salivary gland, oral cavity and oropharyngeal operations, laryngopharyngeal operations, the skull base, the thyroid and parathyroid, and basic reconstructive flaps.
Undifferentiated malignant neoplasms of the sinonasal and upper aerodigestive tract present a diagnostic dilemma.
This is hypothesized to be related to the carcinogenic effects of alcohol and tobacco on the upper aerodigestive tract.
Figure 2) There was no evidence of any mucosal abnormalities of nasopharynx or of the remainder of upper aerodigestive tract.