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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up

February 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

An evaluation to confirm the safety and efficacy of balloon sinuplasty in the paranasal sinuses was performed. This study of 115 patients investigates paranasal balloon catheter devices that represent a recently developed suite of small, flexible tools that enable surgeons to endoscopically create an opening in a patient’s blocked or narrowed sinus ostia while maximizing tissue preservation and minimizing iatrogenic mucosal injury. Initial evidence of the safety and effectiveness of balloon Read more […]

Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: One-year follow-up

February 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

The preservation of normal structures, restoration of sinus ventilation, and physiologic mucous drainage are central, time-tested principles used in treating patients with sinusitis as reported by the leaders of the development of endoscopic sinus surgery, including Drs. Nauman, Messerklinger, Stammberger, and Kennedy over the last 40 years. During this time, many instruments have been used to open obstructed sinus ostia including curettes, grasping forceps, probes, seekers, tissue-sparing forceps, Read more […]

Balloon Sinuplasty

February 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

In 2006, Drs. Siegel and Bosworth along with several physicians from Johns Hopkins University were the first physicians on the East Coast to perform balloon sinuplasty. This procedure is similar to balloon angioplasty where the heart arteries are dilated with a balloon on a catheter. In balloon sinuplasty a guide wire is gently advanced through the nose into a sinus opening. A balloon is then inflated, permanently widening the sinus opening. The balloon is then removed. This procedure is useful Read more […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Snoring is a very common problem. At least 45% of normal adults snore occasionally and 25% snore every night. It is more common in males and persons who are overweight. Snoring also tends to worsen with age. Most people are unaware that they snore; it is often brought to their attention by a sleepless bed partner. Many couples have been sleeping separately for years so that at least one of them can get a full night’s sleep. Besides loneliness, a poor night’s sleep can lead to decreased job performance Read more […]

Pillar Procedure for Snoring

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

A simple option to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring. There’s nothing good about it. Chronic snoring disrupts sleep patterns and prevents a good night’s rest.  It damages relationships.  Snoring often is a factor in a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been linked to health issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Everyone snores occasionally, but chronic snoring may have serious health Read more […]

Snoring

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Snoring is a very common problem. At least 45% of normal adults snore occasionally and 25% snore every night. It is more common in males and persons who are overweight. Snoring also tends to worsen with age. Most people are unaware that they snore; it is often brought to their attention by a sleepless bed partner. Many couples have been sleeping separately for years so that at least one of them can get a full night’s sleep. Besides loneliness, a poor night’s sleep can lead to decreased job performance Read more […]

Cautery-Assisted Palatal Stiffening Operation (CAPSO)

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Our goal is to inform you of what you can expect before and after surgery and how to best care for yourself at home. We believe that having as much information as possible prior to surgery will help you feel confident before surgery as well as when you go home. General Information for Patients You will have pain at the roof of your mouth for 7 to 14 days after the operation. Your most severe pain will generally occur on postoperative days 3 through 5. Please refer to this handout for Read more […]

Making your own saline solution for nasal irrigation

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

Saline solution: Boil 1 pint water Add 2 teaspoons salt Add 3 teaspoons baking soda (NOT baking powder) Let this mixture cool to body temperature. When using an irrigation syringe, begin by irrigating the right nostril. Tilt your head to the right side so that it is parallel to the floor. Fill the syringe with body temperature saline solution and gently push on the end of the syringe while it is within the nostril so that it can irrigate the nose. Do the same procedure on the left side, Read more […]

Fungal Sinusitis

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

What is a fungus? Fungi are plant-like organisms that lack chlorophyll. Since they do not have chlorophyll, fungi must absorb food from dead organic matter. Fungi share with bacteria the important ability to break down complex organic substances of almost every type (cellulose) and are essential to the recycling of carbon and other elements in the cycle of life. Fungi are supposed to “eat” only dead things, but sometimes they start eating when the organism is still alive. This is the cause of fungal Read more […]

Deviated Septum

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membrane. The front portion of this natural partition is a firm but bendable structure made mostly of cartilage and is covered by skin that has a substantial supply of blood vessels. The ideal nasal septum is exactly midline, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways Read more […]


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