Immunology

A bad bout of flu triggers 'taste bud cells' to grow in the lungs

Most people who weather an infection with influenza fully recover after a week or two. But for some, a severe case of the flu can actually reshape the architecture of their lungs and forever compromise their respiratory function.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic rhinosinusitis linked to depression, anxiety

(HealthDay)—Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is associated with incidence of depression and anxiety, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Inflammatory disorders

Cellular changes lead to chronic allergic inflammation in the sinus

Chronic rhinosinusitis is distinct from your average case of seasonal allergies. It causes the sinuses to become inflamed and swollen for months to years at a time, leading to difficulty breathing and other symptoms that ...

Surgery

AAO-HNSF: new consensus on balloon dilation of sinuses

(HealthDay)—A clinical consensus statement on balloon dilation of the sinuses has been approved by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Board of Directors and presented at the ...

Immunology

Serum periostin IDs comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis in asthma

(HealthDay)—For patients with asthma, serum periostin is useful for detecting chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, according to a study published online March 1 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Immunology

Allergic response to house dust mites is age-dependent

In adults with a house dust mite allergy, a cascade of inflammatory signals on the surface of the airways leads to airway remodeling. This process cannot be influenced by standard cortisone therapy. Researchers at Helmholtz ...

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