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Influence of allergy in patients with nasal polyposis after endoscopic sinus surgery.
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PMID:  17851917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: Allergy does not modify the symptoms and steroid consumption (oral and local) of nasal polyposis (NP) patients after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of allergy in the evolution after FESS of patients presenting with the diagnosis of NP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 63 consecutive patients with NP (57% males, mean age 45.8 years), who were analyzed to detect whether the results of a surgical treatment of NP were influenced by the presence of positive allergic tests (Phadiatop). Three nasal criteria were scored: nasal obstruction, posterior rhinorrhea, and the loss of smell. The frequency of asthma was evaluated. Medical treatment of NP after FESS consisted of washing of the nasal cavities, steroid spray, and oral steroid administration. The amount of consumption of steroids (prednisolone and beclomethasone) was studied. RESULTS: Decrease of all nasal symptoms was not statistically different in the two groups of patients with and without allergy. Cumulative consumption of prednisolone and beclomethasone after surgery was similar in the two groups.
Pierre Bonfils; David Malinvaud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0001-6489     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-24     Completed Date:  2008-08-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, European Hospital Georges Pompidou Faculty of Medicine, University Paris-Descartes, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / diagnosis
Beclomethasone / therapeutic use
Bronchial Hyperreactivity / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Bronchial Provocation Tests
Combined Modality Therapy
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ethmoid Sinusitis / epidemiology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Nasal Obstruction / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Nasal Polyps / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  surgery*
Olfaction Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Respiratory Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
4419-39-0/Beclomethasone; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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