This trial ascertained if the deficiency of vitamin D3 (VD3) correlated with the presence of nasal polyposis (NP) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). VD3 deficiency appeared to be related to the presence of nasal polyps in the patients with CRS and in the patients with CF in a similar manner. It was inferred that the lower the level of serum VD3, the more severe the mucosal disease was disclosed in the imaging studies and the more frequent microbial colonization of the patients with CF and the patients with CRS. Continue reading Vitamin D3 deficiency and its association with nasal polyposis in patients with cystic fibrosis
Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are also stimulated. While glucose and other sugars are known to Continue reading Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections
A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients. It is the first study of its kind to explore Continue reading Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment
Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial.
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Dec 9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21898.
Lee VS1, Humphreys IM1, Purcell PL1, Davis GE1.
Manuka honey (MH) has been shown in vitro to be effective against biofilm-producing bacteria. This study assessed the effectiveness of MH for patients with active chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and prior sinus surgery. Continue reading Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis
ISSUE: FDA approved changes to the labels of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs for systemic use (i.e., taken by mouth or by injection). These medicines are associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, Continue reading FDA MedWatch – Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication – Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects
Yes, I just had sinus surgery again: my fourth or fifth in fifteen years. All were done post-transplant and were performed by my favorite and only ENT, Dr. Lanny Close at NY- Presbyterian.
There were a few reasons to have this surgery now. My last surgery was in October 2010. My head Continue reading Sinus Surgery Again?
After six sinus surgeries, Jerry considers himself an expert on sinus irrigation and care. He suggests a number of techniques, including saline spray, a water pick, and Nasatouch. No matter what technique you prefer, irrigation in an important step in staying healthy and Continue reading Wind Sprint 45: Sinus Irrigation with Cystic Fibrosis
What can be done for sinuses that seem to get infected quite frequently? Oral antibiotics, IV antibiotics, nasal lavage, inhalations and lions, tigers and bears, oh my.
But seriously, aside from the easiest, oral antibiotics, which can wreak havoc on the rest of our Continue reading Sinus Solutions? By Andrea Eisenman