Affiliation: University of Ulm
- Local production of Aspergillus fumigatus specific immunoglobulin E in nasal polypsM Weschta
Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, D 89075 Ulm, Germany
Laryngoscope 113:1798-802. 2003..play a significant role in the etiology of immunoglobulin (Ig)E mediated allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS). It is unclear whether Aspergillus spp. are also involved in nasal polyps without the characteristic clinical features of AFS...
- Topical antifungal treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps: a randomized, double-blind clinical trialMichael Weschta
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, D 89075 Ulm, Germany
J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:1122-8. 2004..Recently, fungal elements were suspected to be the causative agent of chronic rhinosinusitis, and benefits of topical amphotericin B therapy have been reported...
- Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in house dust mite allergic patients and healthy controlsH Riechelmann
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Allergy 60:1418-23. 2005..The frequency of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) nasal carriage and its possible influence on persistent allergic rhinitis was investigated...
- Nasal allergen provocation with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in patients with chronic rhinitis referred to a rhinologic surgical centerHerbert Riechelmann
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ulm, Germany
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 88:624-31. 2002..Skin tests and specific immunoglobulin (Ig)E determinations identify the presence of some immune response to allergens, but frequently do not correlate to allergic disease in vivo...
- Effects of low-toxicity particulate matter on human nasal functionHerbert Riechelmann
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ulm, Medical School, Prittwitzstr 43, Ulm 89075, Germany
J Occup Environ Med 45:54-60. 2003..03) was observed. The results indicate that acute exposure to low-toxicity particulate matter in concentrations frequently encountered in western agglomeration areas may affect nasal functions and cause nasal symptoms...
- Fungus culture and PCR in nasal lavage samples of patients with chronic rhinosinusitisDoreen Polzehl
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Germany
J Med Microbiol 54:31-7. 2005..This study demonstrated that PCR and conventional culture techniques could be complementary diagnostic techniques to detect fungi in nasal specimens from CRS patients...
- Effect of nasal antifungal therapy on nasal cell activation markers in chronic rhinosinusitisMichael Weschta
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:743-7. 2006..To examine the effect of nasal antifungal treatment on eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and tryptase levels in samples of nasal lavage fluid from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps...
- Nasal fractional exhaled nitric oxide analysis with a novel hand-held deviceMichael Weschta
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany
Rhinology 46:23-7. 2008..To assess the performance of a novel hand-held nitric oxide (NO) analyzer in the measurement of nasal fractional exhaled NO (FE(NO))...