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J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Jan;123(1):75-9. doi: 10.1017/S0022215108003678. Epub 2008 Oct 10.

Effect of passive smoking on ciliary regeneration of nasal mucosa after functional endoscopic sinus surgery in children.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Cairo University, Egypt.

Abstract

HYPOTHESIS AND BACKGROUND:

Passive smoking in the paediatric age group is associated with an increased frequency of a number of childhood respiratory disorders. However, its effect on ciliary regeneration after functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis has not previously been reported.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

We conducted a prospective, nonrandomised cohort study on 38 paediatric patients with chronic sinusitis. We compared two patient groups--passive smokers and those not subjected to passive smoking--as regards ciliary regeneration after functional endoscopic sinus surgery, using objective methodology.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

We found passive smoking to have a negative impact on sinus cilia regeneration following functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

PMID:
18845033
DOI:
10.1017/S0022215108003678
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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