Document Detail


Balloon Dilation Technology: Let the Truth Be Told.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23354529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Balloon dilation technology (BDT), also known as balloon sinuplasty, has been in clinical use since September, 2005. Prior to BDT, surgeons performed a procedure called FESS, or functional endoscopic sinus surgery, for patients with chronic sinusitis. As is true with any new technology or procedure in medicine, a debate often ensues between early adopters and mainstream practitioners. Over the past 7 years, much has been discussed, debated, and learned about BDT. What follows is a review of the origins of the BDT: the theory, technology, indications and applications; and a review of the pertinent outcomes literature. Independent of how one feels about BDT, the evidence strongly supports its safety, efficacy, and growing popularity among patients and physicians alike.
Authors:
Peter J Catalano
Related Documents :
23088489 - Process benchmarking appraisal of early surgical decompression of spinal cord following...
24051069 - Does antiplatelet therapy affect outcomes of patients receiving abdominal laparoscopic ...
24128799 - Real-time tracheal ultrasonography for confirmation of endotracheal tube placement duri...
22847079 - Deployment after limb salvage for high-energy lower-extremity trauma.
23217269 - Double j stent of frontal sinus outflow tract in revision frontal sinus surgery.
24454339 - The economic impact of weight regain.
16646699 - Role of appendectomy in laparoscopic training.
19842799 - Wideband energy reflectance patterns in preoperative and post-operative otosclerotic ears.
7995839 - Videothoracoscopy and video-assisted small thoracotomy for the treatment of pulmonary m...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current allergy and asthma reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6315     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101096440     Medline TA:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, 736 Cambridge Street, SMC 8th Floor, Brighton, MA, 02135, USA, Peter.catalano@steward.org.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Radiographic measurements of hip dysplasia at skeletal maturity-new reference intervals based on 2,0...
Next Document:  Nasal Saline Irrigations for the Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.