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Topical probiotic sinus irrigations for the treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis Amy De La Torre; Raktima Dasgupta, BS, MA; Omar Perez, PhD, PharmD; Victoria Lee, MD

Background: Infections in CRS may be related to a decrease in native and an increase in pathogenic bacteria.  Topical probiotics outcompete pathogenic bacteria via a variety of mechanisms, including creating suboptimal environmental conditions, competing for cell surface receptors and thus limiting pathogen adherence, and producing antibacterial metabolites.  In doing so, topical probiotics can restore [...]

By |2020-09-03T09:42:12-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Topical probiotic sinus irrigations for the treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis Amy De La Torre; Raktima Dasgupta, BS, MA; Omar Perez, PhD, PharmD; Victoria Lee, MD

Compliance of Otolaryngology Surgical Consents: A Quality Improvement Project, Weinreich.H

Background: Obtaining informed consent from a patient prior to surgery is critically important for both the patient and the medical team performing the surgery. A properly executed consent document represents an understanding and acceptance between the patient and his physician about the procedure to be performed and the risks associated with the procedure. Failure to [...]

By |2020-08-11T10:26:44-05:00August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Compliance of Otolaryngology Surgical Consents: A Quality Improvement Project, Weinreich.H

First Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro) Program in Egypt

IEEI faculty member, M. Soledad Cortina, MD, is an internationally known expert in artificial cornea transplantation. The most common artificial cornea is the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro). It involves the full-thickness removal of the cornea and replacement with an artificial cornea. The KPro procedure is used to restore sight in patients with corneal blindness [...]

By |2019-12-23T13:02:17-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro) Program in Egypt

Novel Technique to Combat Glaucoma in Eyes with Artificial Cornea

Left to right: Drs. Cortina, Chau, Vajaranant, and Setabutr complete the modified Schocket procedure at the IEEI. The artificial cornea program at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC was established in 2007 and focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to optimizing success in the treatment of corneal blindness. The work of our [...]

By |2019-12-23T11:46:19-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novel Technique to Combat Glaucoma in Eyes with Artificial Cornea
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