Erg snel dat men dit ontdekt, al in 1999 vertelden namelijk Amerikaanse onderzoekers dat
uit hun studie bleek dat bij 96% van de mensen met een chronische sinusitis een schimmel
de oorzaak was. En wat moet je juist niet doen bij schimmels? U raadt het al, geen
Hopelijk valt het muntje nu wel......
Wat ik doe bij holte problemen is heel
simpel, ik pak mijn neuskannetje en doe daar wat lauw water in met 1/4 theelepel
zuiveringszout (natriumbicarbonaat). Slijm komt meteen los en zout ontsmet de
slijmvliezen. Je kunt ook gewoon zout proberen......
Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis
The researchers studied 210 patients with
chronic sinusitis. Using new methods of collecting and testing mucus from the nose, they
discovered fungus in 96 percent of the patients' mucus. They identified a total of 40
different kinds of fungi in these patients, with an average of 2.7 kinds per patient.
Duits kruidenmiddel tegen
sinusitis/bronchitis klinisch getest
The nonprofit American Botanical Council
(ABC) has just published a monograph summarizing the scientific and clinical studies of
Sinupret«, a clinically-tested herbal combination for upper respiratory tract health,
including conditions associated with sinusitis and bronchitis. A monograph is a technical
paper focusing on one subject. Studies of Sinupret reviewed in the monograph include four
clinical trials regarding acute sinusitis, two clinical trials regarding chronic
sinusitis, one meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating treatment of sinusitis, two
clinical trials regarding bronchitis, and a post-marketing surveillance study of patients
with bronchitis. Based on the review of the available scientific and clinical information
from these studies, the monograph concludes that Sinupret has a relatively significant
level of safety and efficacy data compared to many other natural products intended for use
in maintaining the health of sinuses and the upper respiratory tract.
Chester observed an unusual connection
between patients with chronic pain or fatigue: prevalent sinus symptoms. Sinus symptoms
were nine times more common on average in patients with unexplained chronic fatigue than
the control group, and six times more common in patients with unexplained chronic pain.
Met deze nieuwe methode kunnen bij mensen
met chronische bijholteonstekingen dmv een dunne optische vezelkabel door de chirurg
kleine stukjes bot en weefsel worden verwijderd zodat er groter doorgangen ontstaan. Deze
methode is minder belastend dan de gewone endoscopische sinus ingrepen en zorgt ook voor
Safety and Outcomes of Balloon Catheter
Sinusotomy: A Multicenter 24-Week Analysis in 115 Patients
William E. Bolger, M.D., Christopher L.
Brown, M.D., Christopher A. Church, M.D., Andrew N. Goldberg, M.D., Boris Karanfilov,
M.D., Frederick A. Kuhn, M.D., Howard L. Levine, M.D., Michael J. Sillers, M.D., Winston
C. Vaughan, M.D., Raymond L. Weiss, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery July 2007, Vol. 137, No. 1, P. 10 - 20
Safety and Feasibility of Balloon Catheter
Dilation of Paranasal Sinus Ostia: A Preliminary Investigation
Christopher L. Brown, M.D., William E.
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology April 2006, Vol. 115(4): 293-299
Catheter Based Dilation of the Sinus Ostia:
Initial Safety and Feasibility Analysis in a Cadaver Model
William E. Bolger, M.D., Winston C.
American Journal of Rhinology May-June 2006, Vol. 20, No.3, P. 290-294
Functional Endoscopic Dilatation of the
Sinuses (FEDS): Patient Selection and Surgical Technique
Michael Friedman, M.D., Paul Schalch, M.D.
Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology June 2006, Vol. 17, 126-134
Neuskannetje aka Neti-pot
Mensen uit de Yoga wereld kennen dit al
lang. Met de Neti Pot was je iedere morgen je neusholtes schoon met licht gezouten lauw
water. Je spoelt als het ware de rommel die je slijmvliezen irriteert zoals pollen,
stofmijt etc uit je neus en krijgt meer lucht. Simpele oplossing die weinig kost en zeer
effectief is.Ik heb een instructie filmpje gevonden voor de nasal wasch en ben na het
lezen op jou website ermee begonnen en zelf de oren gaan er mee open !!
Een stoombad met kamillethee geeft zeer
snel verlichting, zeker in de beginfase van een bijholteontsteking. Ook een uien compres
dat je 's nachts om de hals bindt kan zorgen dat het slijm oplost. Verder kunnen ook
oorkaarsen een aanzienlijke verlichting geven.
In de regel is het zo dat je veel minder last hebt van verslijmingen als je de dierlijke
eiwitten (melk, kaas, vlees, vleeswaren) laat staan. De klachten lossen in dat geval ook
veel sneller op.
Ik heb met interesse uw site gelezen en heb
nog een aanvulling hier op. Uw noemt het neuskannetje, weet u dat er bij de allergiewinkel
nasaline te koop is, dat is een grote injectiespuit, echt supermakkelijk in gebruik.Je
spuit het in je neus in de ochtend en in de avond. Ik denk,dat het makkelijk gaat dan het
Nasaline spoelsysteem voor de neus
Ik vond in Pubmed nog een studie over deze
Qualitative aspects of nasal
irrigation use by patients with chronic sinus disease in a multimethod study.
HSNI is a safe, well-tolerated,
inexpensive, effective, long-term therapy that patients with chronic sinonasal symptoms
can and will use at home with minimal training and follow-up. Success with HSNI will
likely be improved by patient education.
Researchers show chronic sinusitis
is immune disorder; antifungal medicine effective treatment
Findings could lead to effective new
treatments for the disease
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the Mayo Clinic have shown
that chronic sinusitis is an immune disorder caused by fungus, opening up a promising new
avenue for treating this ubiquitous and debilitating condition, for which there is no
Results of their research suggest that common airborne fungi lodge in the mucus lining of
the sinuses in most people, but initiate an immune response only in individuals prone to
chronic sinusitis. The immune response causes the fungi to be attacked, which leads to
damage of the sinus membranes, resulting in full-blown symptoms. "We hope this study
will lead to the first treatment aimed at the root cause of chronic sinusitis, rather than
a treatment just to mask the symptoms," said David A. Sherris, M.D., interim chair of
the UB Department of Otolaryngology.
Sherris presented the study findings today
(March 23, 2004) at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and
Immunology in San Francisco. The research was conducted while Sherris was at the Mayo
Clinic. Through a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial using the
fungicide Amphotericin-B applied intranasally, the researchers found that the treatment
group showed a significant decrease in the inflammatory thickening of the sinus membranes
compared to the control group.
Inflammation in the mucus also decreased
significantly in those receiving the drug, compared to placebo, and 70 percent of patients
on the medication had a decrease in the amount of nasal swelling, results showed. "We
showed in 1999 that fungal organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients
who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the
fungi, which indicated to us that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus,
" said Sherris. "But many doctors didn't believe us." "Next, we
conducted various immunologic studies and an open trial using the fungicide treatment and
found that 75 percent of patients improved on the new therapy. Now we have similar results
from a randomized, blinded trial with a control group, which is the 'gold standard' in
drug testing. Our next step is to conduct a multi-center trial using antifungals, which we
hope will lead to FDA approval of antifungal treatment for this chronic disease."
Chronic sinusitis, a disease of the nasal
passages and the surrounding sinus cavities, is thought to affect 16.8 percent of the
adult population of the U.S. It causes long-term nasal congestion, production of thick
mucus, loss of sense of smell and creates an environment for opportunistic bacterial
infections that exacerbate those symptoms. Sherris said studies have shown that chronic
sinusitis exceeds even congestive heart failure in its adverse effects on quality of life.
Little is known about the causes of this disease. Without a specific target for
intervention, physicians often simply treated the secondary bacterial infections in hopes
of providing a modicum of relief.
The current trial involved 24 patients with
chronic sinusitis who were randomly assigned to receive the treatment or a placebo.
Neither the patients nor the investigators knew who received the drug or the inactive
agent. The final analysis involved data from 10 treatment patients and 14 controls, all of
whom were in the trial for six months. Researchers took CT scans (special x-rays of the
sinuses) at baseline and at 6 months. They also graded patients' inflammation by direct
exam with an endoscope in the nose at the start of the study, and at 3 and 6 months. The
CT scans showed that the treatment group had a mean 8.8 percent decrease in inflammatory
mucus thickening, while the placebo group had an increase of 2.5 percent. Sherris said 70
percent of patients in the treatment group also showed significant improvement when their
nasal passages were viewed through an endoscope, while the placebo group showed no change.
Markers of inflammation in the mucus also decreased significantly in the treatment group,
compared to the placebo group.
Additional researchers on the study, all from the Mayo Clinic, were Jens U. Ponikau, M.D.,
Amy Weaver, Evangelo Frigas, M.D., and Hirohito Kita, M.D.
Jefferson Head and Neck
Surgeons Using Balloon Catheter Device in Minimally Invasive Procedure for Treatment of
Head and neck surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are using a
minimally-invasive means of treating chronic sinusitis and clearing blocked sinus
passageways. Jefferson otolaryngologists are performing sinuplasty using a balloon-tipped
catheter, which is threaded over a guidewire and inserted through the nose and into the
sinus cavity. The procedure, known as balloon sinuplasty, is designed, to open up sinus
Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed For
US scientists researching treatments for sinus infections suggest that antibiotics are
overprescribed to treat the condition. And they are concerned this could be increasing the
drug resistance and virulence of infectious bacteria.
Chronic rhinosinusitis -- washing
nasal passages with saline can help
Spraying salty water (saline) into your nose can help reduce the symptoms of pain and
congestion that accompany long-term infections of the nasal passages, a Cochrane
Systematic Review has concluded.Between 5% and 15% of people experience persistent
infection of the nasal passages (chronic rhinosinusitis). Many homoeopathic and yogic
forms of healthcare recommend spraying saline into the nose to relieve symptoms, and it is
now often recommended as part of a programme of treatment in conventional medicine.
A team of Cochrane Researchers considered
the data presented in eight separate randomised trials and 16 other studies, involving a
total of 1659 patients, that examined the potential benefits of saline irrigation.
While there is no evidence that saline is a replacement for standard therapies,
spraying or irrigating saline into the nose is likely to improve symptoms for people with
persistent infections, says lead researcher Dr Richard Harvey who works at the
University of Oxford and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London.
No one is really sure why saline reduces
symptoms, but it could be because it softens mucus, making it easier to remove. The tiny
hair-like process (cilia) that cover the surfaces of cells in the nose often fail to
function properly and cant beat to remove mucus, so the saline may help these cilia
to work more efficiently. In addition, saline may simply help wash bacteria, viruses and
allergic materials out of the nose. Doctors should consider recommending saline
therapy as an adjunct for managing the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis, says
Chronic Sinus Infection - Study
Finds Cause with Implications for Treatment
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the cause of chronic sinus infections lies in the
nasal mucus, not in the nasal and sinus tissue that has been the traditional target of
standard treatment. The study was led by Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialist Jens
Ponikau, M.D. and published in the August issue of "Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus
As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections --
an immune system response to fungus. They say this discovery opens the door to the first
effective treatment for this problem, the most common chronic disease in the United
Aspergillosis is a large spectrum of diseases caused by members of the genus
Aspergillus(see Table below). The three principal entities are allergic bronchopulmonary
aspergillosis, pulmonary aspergilloma and invasive aspergillosis
website specifically intended for people (and their relatives and friends) who suffer
from, or who think they may suffer from the fungus called Aspergillus. The fungus may be
causing an infection, an allergic response or simply causing a nuisance in some other way.
Aspergillus disease can happen in the sinuses leading to Aspergillus sinusitis. Just as in
the lungs, Aspergillus can cause the three diseases - allergic sinusitis, a fungal ball or
invasive aspergillosis. Allergic disease is asssociated with long standing symptoms of a
runny blocked up nose, and may lead to nasal polyps. Surgical drainage, including removal
of polyps, careful attention to treatment of bacterial infection, local steroids and/or
short courses of oral steroids and antifungals applied locally are the approaches to
therapy. The fungal ball caused by Aspergillus happens in a similar way to an
aspergilloma. In those with normal immune systems, stuffiness of the nose, chronic
headache or discomfort in the face is common. Drainage of the sinus, by surgery, usually
cures the problem, unless the Aspergillus has entered the sinuses deep inside the skull.
Then antifungal drugs and surgery is usually successful.
Most people experiencing a stuffy nose and coughing during the winter attribute the
symptoms to a cold. However, these symptoms may also be caused by sinusitis, a more
serious condition. Also known as rhinosinusitis, sinusitis is an inflammation of the
mucous membranes lining one or more of the paranasal sinuses, the four pairs of hollow
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