chronic sinusitis


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chronic sinusitis

Inflammation of the sinuses that empty into the nasal cavity.
 
Aetiology
Allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, tooth abscesses,upper respiratory tract infections (URIs).

chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinus infection ENT Inflammation of the sinuses that empty into the nasal cavity Etiology Allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, tooth abscesses, URIs

Patient discussion about chronic sinusitis

Q. What Is the Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis? My daughter has been suffering from sinusitis for years now. We've tried all possible drugs but nothing really seems to help her anymore. Is there another option for treating chronic sinusitis?

A. For chronic or recurring sinusitis, referral to an otolaryngologist may be indicated for more specialist assessment and treatment, which may include nasal surgery. However, for most patients the surgical approach is not superior to appropriate medical treatment. Surgery should only be considered for those patients who do not experience sufficient relief from optimal medication. A relatively recent advance in the treatment of sinusitis is a type of surgery called FESS - functional endoscopic sinus surgery, whereby normal clearance from the sinuses is restored by removing the anatomical and pathological obstructive variations that predispose to sinusitis.

Q. What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis? I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.

A. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities. The names specify the location. It can be caused by anything, if gonorrhea bacteria will enter the nasal cavities and infect them- that is sinusitis also. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the internal nose. Again can be caused by anything. The way to differentiate- the sinuses are a closed space. If it fills with liquid too much- it’ll hurt.

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Forty patients with chronic sinusitis were recruited for this study, which compared saline (salt water) solution, the preferred method of cleansing the sinuses for many ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors, to the antimicrobial sinus solution.
The diagnosis of chronic sinusitis was made with two major criteria--nasal discharge, post nasal drip and one minor criterion--headache the diagnosis was confirmed by X-ray PNS (Water's view).
Allergies and infections contribute to chronic sinusitis by keeping the sinus membranes inflamed.
On the opening day of the 10th Middle East Update in Otolaryngology Conference and Exhibition, specialists in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) field said surgery is a solution for those suffering from chronic sinusitis.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for millions of chronic sinusitis sufferers.
Though the sinuses' underlying purpose is still unclear, they are all too familiar to American doctors and their patients because of what happens when the thin tissues lining them become inflamed, as occurs in chronic sinusitis.
We selected the novel secretory PLUNC protein for immunohistochemical analysis in paraffin-embedded tissue samples to validate the differential expression among nasal polyps, chronic sinusitis, and normal nasal mucosal tissue, and to observe the localization of its expression in tissues and cells.
Out of 48 patients, x ray PNS showed chronic sinusitis in 26 (54%) patients and 22 patients were having normal x ray PNS.
Despite the fact that chronic sinusitis is by far the most common chronic respiratory disease, with a market twice the size of asthma, there is currently no approved prescription pharmaceutical for the condition.
Since many patients, such as chronic sinusitis sufferers or patients that experience reoccurring sinus infections, feel that current therapies are expensive, ineffective, or painful, new therapy options are needed for the more than 35 million sufferers in the U.
has signed an amendment to its exclusive option agreement with the Mayo Foundation for Medical Research and Education (Mayo Clinic) to license any and all intranasal antifungals for chronic sinusitis.
Accentia proposes to move forward with its first phase 3 study on recurrent post-surgical chronic sinusitis patients, and would like to include in its confirmatory phase 3 study additional patients who suffer from moderate to severe chronic sinusitis but have not had surgery, in order to seek an expanded label indication when the drug launches.

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