Jiri Prazma, MD, PhD

Prazma

Professor

Specialty:

Inflammation of the middle ear, nose, and larynx

Education:

  • MD: Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1960
  • PhD, Physiology: Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1969

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1993 - present
  • Research Professor, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UNC, 1987 - 1993
  • Research Associate Professor, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UNC, 1981 - 1987
  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery UNC, 1976 - 1980
  • Instructor, Department of Surgery, UNC, 1970 - 1972

Recent Publications:

  • Patel MR, Stamat JC, Zdanski CJ, Ebert CS Jr, Prazma J. Nitric oxide in glutamate-induced compound action potential threshold shifts. Hear Res. 2008 May;239(1-2):54-9. Epub 2008 Jan 20.

  • Blanks DA, Ebert CS Jr, Eapen RP, Zdanski C, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal S, Prazma J. Immune modulatory oligonucleotides in the prevention and treatment of OVA-induced eustachian tube dysfunction in rats. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;137(2):321-6.

  • Ebert CS Jr, Rose AS, Blanks DA, Eapen RP, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal S, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC 3rd. Immune modulatory oligonucleotides in prevention of nasal allergen-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction in rats. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;137(2):250-5.
  • Ebert CS Jr, Rose AS, Patel MR, Hardy SM, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal S, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC 3rd. The role of immunomodulatory oligonucleotides in prevention of OVA-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Dec;70(12):2019-26. Epub 2006 Aug 30.
  • Pollock HW, Ebert CS, Dubin MG, White DR, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC 3rd. The role of soluble interleukin-4 receptor and interleukin-5 antibody in preventing late-phase allergy-induced eustachian tube dysfunction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Sep;127(3):169-76.
  • White DR, Heavner SB, Hardy SM, Prazma J. Gastroesophageal reflux and eustachian tube dysfunction in an animal model. Laryngoscope. 2002 Jun;112(6):955-61.
  • Ebert CS Jr, Pollock HW, Dubin MG, Scharer SS, Prazma J, McQueen CT, Pillsbury HC 3rd. Effect of intranasal histamine challenge on Eustachian tube function. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 May 15;63(3):189-98.
  • Dubin MG, Pollock HW, Ebert CS, Berg E, Buenting JE, Prazma JP. Eustachian tube dysfunction after tobacco smoke exposure. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Jan;126(1):14-9.
  • Heavner SB, Hardy SM, White DR, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC 3rd. Transient inflammation and dysfunction of the eustachian tube secondary to multiple exposures of simulated gastroesophageal refluxant. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2001 Oct;110(10):928-34.
  • Hardy SM, Heavner SB, White DR, McQueen CT, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC. Late-phase allergy and eustachian tube dysfunction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Oct;125(4):339-45.
  • Heavner SB, Hardy SM, White DR, McQueen CT, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC 3rd. Function of the eustachian tube after weekly exposure to pepsin/hydrochloric acid. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep;125(3):123-9.
  • Downs BW, Butehorn HF 3rd, Prazma J, Rose AS, Stamat JC, Pillsbury HC 3rd. Action of histamine on eustachian tube function. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Apr;124(4):414-20.