This Scary Condition Makes You Feel Like You're Suffocating—and It's Caused By Surgery
Dec 7, 2018 Kasandra Brabaw
If too much of the tissue is removed, however, it can fundamentally alter the way air flows through your nose.
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Huffington Post
My Surgeon Left Me With A Nightmarish Condition And Others Are At Risk Too
Dec 3, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
I wound up suffocating and feeling hungry for air every minute of every day for the next 20 years
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How sinus surgery can leave patients thinking they’re suffocating
Dec 3, 2018 Andrew Findley
r Barbara Schmidt describes as “a totally avoidable, physician-induced deformity resulting in an as-of-yet incurable and debilitating condition.”
YouTube - ENS: A Matter of Life and Breath
What Is ENS? An Introduction to Empty Nose Syndrome
Dec 1, 2018 Barbara Schmidt
ENS Victim Advocate Barbara Schmidt provides an overview of #ENS (or #EmptyNoseSyndrome), which is an iatrogenic disorder resulting from sinus and nasal-related surgeries in which the #turbinates are ...
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Computational fluid dynamics after endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery—possible empty nose syndrome in the context of middle turbinate resection
Nov 29, 2018 Guillermo Maza , Chengyu Li, Jillian Krebs, Bradley A Otto, Alexander Farag, Ricardo Carrau
These results suggest that turbinectomy and/or posterior septectomy may have a varying functional impact and that ENS symptoms go beyond anatomy and correlate with aerodynamic changes.
Journal Article
How an honorable discharge led to a life of pain for a WWII vet
Nov 12, 2018 Len Ackland
Surgical procedures in the 1940s were “done rather crudely compared to today.” Today, he said, Jack’s condition would be called “empty nose syndrome.”
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What to know about Empty Nose Syndrome [French - Translate]
Sep 12, 2018
Empty nose syndrome is a rare disorder affecting the nose and nasal passages. People with this condition will have clear, normal-looking nasal passages, but they will experience a wide range of sympto...
NBC - Megyn Kelly TODAY
A condition called empty nose syndrome left this woman struggling to breathe
Aug 30, 2018 Subinoy Das
After the second surgery, she had trouble breathing. Schmidt was diagnosed with empty nose syndrome, a condition that creates a sensation of being unable to breathe.
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Modern Nose Clinic
Empty Nose Syndrome
Jul 19, 2018 Douglas Skarada
This is intended for patients and providers who would like to learn more about Empty Nose Syndrome. Any patients considering nasal surgery of this risk before they make their decision.
UK Daily Mirror
Mum tells of 'nightmare' living with 'same nose condition Michael Jackson suffered with'
Jul 16, 2018 Amber Hicks
A mother has told of her 'nightmare' living with Empty Nose Syndrome - the same condition Michael Jackson is said to have suffered with before he died.
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New York Post
My nightmare condition makes me feel like I’m constantly suffocating
Jul 12, 2018 Joyce Cohen
Now, Schmidt says, she constantly has to remind herself to take breaths — and when she does draw in air, it feels as if she’s “breathing through a straw.’’
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The Letter of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - No. 353 June 2018
Empty nose syndrome: study of aerodynamic turbulence and trigeminal functions of nasal fossae [French - Translate]
Jul 8, 2018 Wissame Bakkouri
A preliminary study of 6 patients with an empty nose syndrome (SNV) had shown, thanks to fluid dynamics, that a reduction in the size of the inferior turbinates (CI) did not necessarily lead to an inc...
Journal Article
Archives of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Empty Nose Syndrome: When the Nose Is Worse After Surgery
Jun 6, 2018 Murray Grossan   Download
When the nose is widely open, air currents no longer reach the sensors to tell the respiratory system that air is coming in. In addition, the pressure of the air reaching the lower respiratory system...
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University of Bergen
A Numerical Study of Empty Nose Syndrome: an Evaluation of Nasal Aerodynamics
Jun 1, 2018 Eveline Thune   Download
Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is a rare complication of nasal surgery done to enlarge the internal nasal channels. The feeling of nasal obstruction despite patency is one of the most common symptoms amo...
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An Empty Nose Syndrome Patient's Life [Chinese - Translate]
May 28, 2018
Because the symptoms are mostly functional and difficult to diagnose, many patients are misunderstood as lazy or mentally ill, and many patients even become extremely depressed.
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Cook County Record
Fenner Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa allegedly failed to properly perform medical procedures
May 22, 2018
The plaintiff alleges the defendants performed a rhinoplasty, septoplasty and a turbinectomy on her in 2016. As a result of the procedures, she claims she now suffers from empty nose syndrome
Histopathological Findings in an Unclassifiable Case of Empty Nose Syndrome with Long-term Follow-up
May 20, 2018   Download
Herein we report the findings in a 50-year-old male. The patient presented with chronic right-sided headache, foul discharge and complaints of a stuffed nose in 2011.
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Clinical And Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - May 2018, Volume Issue , Page
Efficacy and Safety of Autologous Stromal Vascular Fraction in the Treatment of Empty Nose Syndrome
May 16, 2018 Do-Youn Kim, Hye Ran Hong, Eun Wook Choi, Sang Won Yoon, Yong-ju Jang
Journal Article
AdvancedENT Sinus Center
Empty Nose Syndrome…a real problem
May 10, 2018 SAF Hudson
Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS) is a very difficult condition caused by damage to the inside of the nasal cavity, usually associated with surgical resection of tissue.
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Partial resection of the middle turbinate during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis does not lead to an increased risk of ENS
Apr 6, 2018
This study has established that PMTR as performed by the senior author carries no additional risk of developing ENS symptoms as defined by the ENS6Q, and that it carries no additional risk to olfactio...
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