Efficacy and Tolerability of the Nasal Airway Stent in the Treatment of Snoring
Takao Miyoshi, MSc, Ikumi Sasaki, MT, Fumika Koike, MSc, Saki Oyama, MT, Wakaba Furuie, MT, Miho Akaza, MD, PhD, Tetsuo Sasano, MD, PhD, Meiyo Tamaoka, MD, PhD, Yasunari Miyazaki, MD, PhD, Naohiko Inase, MD, PhD and Yuki Sumi, MD, PhD
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: March 30, 2019
The nastent classic, a nasal airway stent (NAS), is a tube-shaped medical device that is positioned from the nose to the soft palate near the uvula. It is expected to reduce snoring by preventing the narrowing and obstruction of the airway and reduce apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Out of 23 subjects recruited, 18 completed the study. Most of the subjects showed improvements of snoring measured as the percentage of snoring time in their total sleep time...
Shear Wave Elastography: A New Assistant Modality in the Diagnosis of Hamartoma
Aysegul Altunkeser and Fatma Zeynep Arslan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 27, 2019
Shear wave elastography(SWE) is a relatively new, promising modality which enables detailed information about tissues mechanical properties. Hamartomas are relatively rare, soft benign breast lesions comprised of glandulary and stromal components. The importance of radiological imaging methods increases especially in cases who do not have the typical appearance of hamartomas. Mammography and sonography are effective methods in evaluating morphological features of lesions. However, typical hamart...