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  • David W Kennedy

    Prominent publications by David W Kennedy

    KOL Index score: 12997

    OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between nasal nitric oxide and nasal symptoms, sinus opacification, and markers of allergic inflammation in allergic and in nonallergic rhinitis while taking into account the effect of sinus obstruction.

    STUDY DESIGN: We studied 175 young adult subjects divided into three groups: 1) allergic rhinitis, 2) nonallergic rhinitis, and 3) controls.

    METHODS: We measured nasal nitric oxide using the breath-holding ...

    Also Ranks for: Allergic Rhinitis |  nasal nitric oxide |  obstruction nitric |  eosinophil count |  case control
    KOL Index score: 12402

    OBJECTIVE: To report our outcomes with the repair of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and to demonstrate how management of underlying intracranial hypertension improves outcomes.

    STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of spontaneous CSF leaks treated at the University of Pennsylvania Health System from 1996 to 2006. Data collected included demographics, nature of presentation, body mass index (BMI), site of skull base defect, surgical approach, intracranial pressure, and clinical ...

    Also Ranks for: Spontaneous Csf Leaks |  intracranial hypertension |  retrospective review |  surgical approach |  ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    KOL Index score: 11857

    These parameters were developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, representing the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) have jointly accepted responsibility for establishing “The diagnosis and management of sinusitis: a ...

    Also Ranks for: Allergy Asthma |  practice parameter |  aaaai acaai |  diagnosis management |  immunology academy
    KOL Index score: 11057

    BACKGROUND: IL-25 can function as an early signal for the respiratory type 2 response characteristic of allergic asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). In the mouse gut, tuft cells are the epithelial source of IL-25. However, the source of human airway epithelial IL-25 has remained elusive.

    OBJECTIVE: In this study we sought to determine whether the solitary chemosensory cell (SCC) is the predominant source of IL-25 in the sinonasal epithelium.

    METHOD: Flow ...

    Also Ranks for: Nasal Polyps |  chronic rhinosinusitis |  patients crswnp |  solitary chemosensory cells |  allergic asthma
    KOL Index score: 10765

    Bitter taste receptors (taste family 2 bitter receptor proteins; T2Rs), discovered in many tissues outside the tongue, have recently become potential therapeutic targets. We have shown previously that airway epithelial cells express several T2Rs that activate innate immune responses that may be important for treatment of airway diseases such as chronic rhinosinusitis. It is imperative to more clearly understand what compounds activate airway T2Rs as well as their full range of functions. ...

    Also Ranks for: Nitric Oxide |  airway epithelial |  taste receptors |  pseudomonas aeruginosa |  immune responses
    KOL Index score: 10459

    OBJECTIVES: Encephaloceles usually involve herniation of frontal lobe tissue through an anterior cranial fossa defect into the ethmoid sinus or nasal cavity. Encephaloceles can also result from temporal lobe herniation through a middle fossa defect into the sphenoid sinus. Within the sphenoid, encephaloceles are thought to occur most commonly in the central or midline aspect of the sinus. Lateral sphenoid encephaloceles, especially within the lateral aspect of the sphenoid sinus when the ...

    Also Ranks for: Sphenoid Sinus |  lateral recess |  retrospective review |  patients lesions |  nasal cavity
    KOL Index score: 10110

    BACKGROUND: The development of chronic rhinosinusitis, a mucocele, or persistent headaches is a common indication for the removal of a frontal sinus osteoma. The best surgical approach to ensure complete and safe removal of the lesion is less clearcut. The advent of specialized frontal sinus instruments, angled endoscopes, and surgical navigational systems has made removal of frontal sinus osteomas possible through an endoscopic approach. The aim of this study is to review our recent ...

    Also Ranks for: Frontal Sinus |  endoscopic approach |  surgical management |  retrospective review |  aged osteoma
    KOL Index score: 9865

    Mucociliary clearance (MCC) is the primary physical airway defense against inhaled pathogens and particulates. MCC depends on both proper fluid/mucus homeostasis and epithelial ciliary beating. Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is a neurotransmitter expressed in the sinonasal epithelium that is up-regulated in allergy. However, the effects of VIP on human sinonasal physiology are unknown, as are VIP's interactions with histamine, a major regulator of allergic disease. We imaged ciliary ...

    Also Ranks for: Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide |  mucociliary clearance |  fluid secretion |  ciliary beat frequency |  effects vip
    KOL Index score: 9475

    In chronic sinusitis, culture-directed antibiotics are often recommended as a cornerstone of treatment. The significance of Gram-negative rods (GNRs), coagulase-negative Staphylococci (SCN), and Staphylococcus aureus has been controversial. In an effort to determine host factors which correlate with culture results, 507 endoscopically-guided cultures are reviewed from 265 patients. A history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, prior sinus surgery, and the concurrent use of antibiotics, ...

    Also Ranks for: Chronic Sinusitis |  aerobic bacteria |  scn aureus |  endoscopically guided cultures |  systemic steroids
    KOL Index score: 9288

    Chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant impact on patient quality of life, creates billions of dollars of annual healthcare costs, and accounts for ∼20% of adult antibiotic prescriptions in the United States. Because of the rise of resistant microorganisms, there is a critical need to better understand how to stimulate and/or enhance innate immune responses as a therapeutic modality to treat respiratory infections. We recently identified bitter taste receptors (taste family type 2 ...

    Also Ranks for: Innate Immunity |  respiratory epithelial |  nitric oxide |  protein kinase |  antiinflammatory effects
    KOL Index score: 9159

    Innate and adaptive defense mechanisms protect the respiratory system from attack by microbes. Here, we present evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the mucosal innate defense of the human upper airway. Utilizing immunofluorescent and live cell imaging techniques in polarized primary human sinonasal cells, we demonstrate that T2R38 is expressed in human upper respiratory epithelium and is activated in response to acyl-homoserine lactone quorum-sensing molecules ...

    Also Ranks for: Respiratory Infection |  receptor polymorphisms |  t2r38 taste |  pseudomonas aeruginosa |  innate defense
    KOL Index score: 9086

    BACKGROUND: We recently demonstrated the bitter taste receptor T2R38 upregulates sinonasal mucosal innate defense in response to gram-negative quorum-sensing molecules through increased nitric oxide production and mucociliary clearance. T2R38 was initially identified in the quest to understand the variability in bitter taste perception to the compound phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) and demonstrated to have polymorphisms generating diplotypes dividing people into PTC supertasters, ...

    Also Ranks for: Taste Receptor |  chronic rhinosinusitis |  surgical intervention |  mucociliary clearance |  gram negative
    KOL Index score: 8850

    BACKGROUND: Recently, biofilms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). We sought to determine the prevalence of biofilm-forming cultures obtained from patients with CRS and clinical factors that may contribute to biofilm formation.

    METHODS: Endoscopically guided sinonasal cultures were obtained in duplicate from CRS patients with evidence of mucopurulence. Bacterial swabs were sent for microbiological characterization and were simultaneously ...

    Also Ranks for: Chronic Rhinosinusitis |  biofilm formation |  crs patients |  forming bacteria |  staphylococcus aureus samples
    KOL Index score: 8696

    Sinus puncture and aspiration is an invasive procedure that hinders patient enrollment in studies of acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis (ABMS). Pain and minor bleeding also limit its potential diagnostic utility in clinical practice. Cultures obtained by rigid nasal endoscopy were compared with those from sinus puncture and aspiration in 53 patients with ABMS; 46 patients were assessable. Considering recovery of Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Streptococcus pneumoniae ...

    Also Ranks for: Sinus Puncture |  acute bacterial |  haemophilus influenzae |  streptococcus pneumoniae |  gold standard
    KOL Index score: 8625

    Acoustic rhinometry is a recently developed method for the objective assessment of nasal patency. In this study, acoustic rhinometry was used to measure changes in nasal cavity dimensions in the immediate response to nasal allergen challenge in eight pollen-sensitive subjects. Acoustic rhinometric changes were compared with subjective symptoms, as well as histamine in nasal secretions, cytology of nasal mucosal scrapings, and changes in olfactory function. A significantly greater ...

    Also Ranks for: Acoustic Rhinometry |  olfactory function |  allergen challenge |  nasal patency |  objective assessment


    David W Kennedy: Influence Statistics

    Sample of concepts for which David W Kennedy is among the top experts in the world.
    Concept World rank
    inverted papilloma improvements #1
    disadvantages intraoperative localization #1
    strict attention principles #1
    lactone quorumsensing molecules #1
    inoculated organism #1
    fess preoperative lmcts #1
    dcd clinical samples #1
    conclusion intraoperative scanning #1
    mrsa products #1
    childhood typical concurrence #1
    sinus surgery century #1
    299 points #1
    bacterial rhinosinusitis bone #1
    correlation t2r38 #1
    frs aspergillus #1
    sccs polyp #1
    atelectatic maxillary sinus #1
    illness sinusitis steroids #1
    flavus cultures cbf #1
    cp110 expression #1
    t1r2 3dependent suppression #1
    clearance ostium #1
    complete sphenoethmoidectomy procedure #1
    jugular bulb enlargment #1
    flavones anti #1
    rigid nasal #1
    conjunction intraoperative localization #1
    evidence chronic osteomyelitis #1
    correlation t2r38 phenotype #1
    response sinonasal cultures #1
    integrations surgical instrumentation #1
    nasal endoscopy belief #1
    ethmoid bulla space #1
    smoking fungus #1
    ability growing #1
    107 sinusotomies successes #1
    sphenoid sinus experience #1
    multiple csf leaks #1
    iptransformed scc #1
    frontal sinus diversity #1
    t2r38 phenotype #1
    physiology classification systems #1
    additive t2r14activated production #1
    t2r purification studies #1
    followup duration data #1
    t2rdependent calcium wave #1
    pasteurella free zone #1
    fiftythree csf leaks #1
    successful endoscopic repair #1
    clearance otorhinolaryngologic #1

    Key People For Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    Top KOLs in the world
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    David W Kennedy:Expert Impact

    Concepts for whichDavid W Kennedyhas direct influence:Chronic rhinosinusitis,  Endoscopic sinus surgery,  Frontal sinus,  Inverted papilloma,  Sinus surgery,  Chronic sinusitis,  Sphenoid sinus,  Surgical management.

    David W Kennedy:KOL impact

    Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which David W Kennedy has influence:Chronic rhinosinusitis,  Nasal polyps,  Endoscopic sinus surgery,  Frontal sinus,  Skull base,  Inverted papilloma,  Computed tomography.



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