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Basophil counts increased in nasal polyps of eosinophilic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis

October 22, 2014

Eosinophilic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis had significantly increased basophil counts in their nasal polyps when compared with noneosinophilic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, according to recent study results.

Researchers in Tokyo studied 33 patients (mean age, 58.1 years; 26 men) with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps who were surgically treated from September 2009 to September 2012. Fourteen patients were classified eosinophilic CRS (ECRS; 13 men) and 19 patients were classified noneosinophilic CRS (non-ECRS; 13 men). CT of the sinuses was conducted before and Lund-Mackay CT scores were determined.

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Online, in-person care produced equivalent clinical outcomes for atopic dermatitis

October 22, 2014
Direct-access online medical care produced similar improvements in atopic dermatitis clinical outcomes as those found with traditional in-person care, according to study…
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Exposure to high-molecular-weight agents influenced occupational asthma, FENO

October 22, 2014
An increase in fractional exhaled nitric oxide was more strongly associated with occupational asthma caused by high-molecular-weight agents than with…
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Oral swab preferred for cytokine detection in children's allergic inflammation

October 21, 2014
Oral swab testing provided more precise concentrations and acceptable detection of cytokines related to allergic inflammation in children compared with passive drool…
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