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Clinical characteristics of chronic rhinosinusitis with asthma.
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PMID:  16930901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was directed at identifying clinical features of chronic rhinosinusitis with asthma, and examining the differences of the postoperative outcomes in asthmatics and nonasthmatics. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Twenty-one asthmatic and 77 nonasthmatic patients who underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) were entered into the study. The following six parameters were determined in asthmatic and nonasthmatic groups; the presence of allergy, previous sinus surgery, severity of preoperative rhinosinusitis symptoms, improvements in postoperative rhinosinusitis symptoms, preoperative disease extent, and postoperative endoscopic outcomes. RESULTS: Symptom scores improved significantly in both asthmatics and nonasthmatics postoperatively, and asthmatics exhibited significantly worse postoperative endoscopic outcomes compared with nonasthmatics. No difference was found in other parameters between two groups. Multivariate analysis revealed asthma continues to be an independent predictor of success. CONCLUSIONS: The present study found that chronic rhinosinusitis in asthmatics showed worse postoperative outcomes than in nonasthmatics, and every attempt should be made for the improvement of surgical results in these patients.
Hyo Yeol Kim; Hun-Jong Dhong; Seung Kyu Chung; Young-Jun Chung; Myung-Gu Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0385-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-09     Completed Date:  2007-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications*
Chronic Disease
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Nasal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Postoperative Period
Retrospective Studies
Rhinitis / complications,  surgery*
Sinusitis / complications,  surgery*

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