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Combined Medical and Surgical Therapy Improves Olfaction in Patients with Nasal Polyposis.
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PMID:  22433786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of combined oral steroid, nasal steroid and surgical therapy in patients with impaired olfaction due to nasal polyposis. Patients and Methods: This prospective observational study was undertaken in the otolaryngology department of a university hospital. During the study, 19 nasal polyposis patients were evaluated three times, i.e. before oral steroid therapy, before surgery (after steroid therapy) and after surgery, with smell identification tests, acoustic rhinometry, subjective smell score, endoscopic grading and a visual analog scale for nasal obstruction. Results: All subjective and objective measures were significantly improved after medical and surgical therapy (p < 0.01). The median smell identification score improved from 2 (interquartile range 0-4) to 5 (interquartile range 4-7) after combined therapy. Smell identification scores were found to be modestly correlated with all other examination findings. Conclusion: Combined therapy seems efficient in improving smell identification scores of nasal polyposis patients.
Abdullah Ayçiçek; Orhan Kemal Kahveci; Murat Cem Miman; Abidin Duran; Hüseyin Yıldız
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1423-0275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  110-115     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
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