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1. Anosmia in elderly
Anosmia in geriatric age group is really common. Statistically speaking about 15% of geriatric population are anosmic. Anosmia in geriatric age group has disastrous consequences, including safety hazard. It affects the food preferences and nutritional status of the already compromised population. The absolute odor sensitivity as well as sensitivity to ...

2. Can the presence of Biofilms be identified under ...
Centers for disease control and prevention estimate that about 65% of human bacterial infectious processes involve biofilms. Biofilm is a group of bacteria seen over surface epithelium like mucous membrane, enclosed within a matrix of extracellular polysaccharide material. The presence of this biofilm has been implicated in the following chronic ...

3. Sonotubometry and its role in assessing the functional ...
Sonotubometry is based on the principle that sound when applied to the nasopharyngeal ostium of eustachean tube will be conducted through the eustachean tube into the middle ear when it opens. This concept was first conceived durning the 19th century. It has undergone lot of changes like introduction of better ...

4. Odisoft rhino
Odiosoft rhino is an equipment used to measure the sound produced by nasal airflow. Measurement of nasal airflow sounds helps us to indirectly assess the presence / absence of nasal block as well as accurately identifying the site of the block. Normal nasal airflow in humans is neither laminar nor ...

5. Is there any link between nasal polyposis and ...
European Rhinological society guidelines suggest that Chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polypi and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polpi are two different entitiesbecause mechanisms involved are different and hence management also differs. Gleaning various research papers published in this topic the following generalizations can safely be made. 1. Nasal polyposis affect 2-5% ...

6. Novel way of cauterizing Little's area bleed
Many a time we would have faced problems cauterizing a Little's area bleed. This is basically due to the use of nasal speculum which obscures the field and also keeps one hand occupied. Bray in his " How I do it" describes how he put to use the Mallet spint.

7. Consumption of Hot Tea / Coffee reduces risk ...
Introduction: Infections due to Methicllin resistant staphyloccous aureus is the reason for a great number of hospital based nosocomial infections. Because of their resistance to antibiotics they carry an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Studies conducted by Eric M Matheson etal has reported that the incidence of nasal carrier ...

8. Minimally invasive surgery in the nasal valve area ...
Mink defined nasal valve area to be the narrowest portion of the whole of the nasal cavity. He characterized this area anatomically as a two dimensional slit like opening lying between the caudal edge of the upper lateral cartilage and the corresponding area of the nasal septum. Deformities involving this ...

9. Chemosensory elements of nasal cavity
It is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really primitive phylogenetically and is perceived by the first cranial nerve i.e. olfactory nerve. Introduction: It is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really ...

10. The Negative Impact Of Depression Following Endoscopic Sinus ...
Depression has a vital role to play in patient satisfaction following endoscopic sinus surgery for sinus infections. FESS is usually performed in patients who dont respond to conventional medical management and are symptomatic leading to a drop in the quality of life, prolonged absenteeism from work etc. The impact of ...

11. Minimally invasive surgery in the nasal valve area ...
Mink defined nasal valve area to be the narrowest portion of the whole of the nasal cavity. He anatomically characterized this area anatomically as a two dimensional slit like opening lying between the caudal edge of the upper lateral cartilage and the corresponding area of the nasal septum. Deformities involving ...