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
Written by Sandy Sufian, 48 year old woman with CF
I have recently had the great pleasure to join a diverse team of esteemed colleagues and researchers to finally explore a topic I have been passionate about for many years: how women with CF experience our reproductive lives Continue reading Announcing a Patient-Engagement Study for Women with CF about Their Experiences throughout the Reproductive Life-course
Why did I go through the effort of finding out my CF mutations? I am a recipient of a bilateral lung transplant, I no longer have CF in my lungs and I am living post transplant now 16 years. So, what can knowing my alleles do Continue reading Mutations and What They Might Mean
After receiving a Facebook message asking about how he keeps his nasal passageways clear and germ-free, Jerry took to his Wind Sprint page to share his response.
As a part of his daily hygiene, Jerry uses Nozin, a nasal sanitizer, to kill the Continue reading CF Wind Sprint 53: Keeping your nasal passages clear with Nozin
An experimental drug for the treatment of nasal polyps has shown promise in a small, preliminary trial involving a group of patients struggling with chronic sinusitis.
Dupilumab, which is injected, is aimed at helping those patients who do not Continue reading New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis