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. 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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Effect of Passive Smoking on Ciliary Regeneration of Nasal Mucosa After Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Children

A Atef et al. J Laryngol Otol. .

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.

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