Document Detail


Influence of asthma on quality of life and clinical characteristics of patients with nasal polyposis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23135235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent studies have evidenced that nasal polyposis (NP) may lead to significant limitations in physical, emotional and social aspects of life of the affected patients. The study is aimed to investigate the influence of asthma on quality of life (QoL), intensity of symptoms, endoscopic and computerized tomography (CT) sinus findings in patients with NP. The cross-sectional study included 88 adult patients with NP out of whom 35 (39.8 %) were asthmatic while 53 (60.2 %) were non-asthmatic. QoL is assessed based on Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire, while symptom intensity was presented using visual analogue scale (VAS). The objective finding is presented as endoscopic and CT score. Comparison of individual symptom intensity, total score and major symptom score failed to evidence any statistically significant difference between the groups. Minor symptom score which include intensity of headache, fetor ex ore, fatigue/malaise, dental pain, cough, pressure/fullness in the ears and fever was higher in the group with asthma (p < 0.05). Comparison of scores according to SF-36 domains, as well as summary scores for physical and mental health did not reveal statistically significant difference between the observed groups. Mean value of the endoscopic score in the group with asthma was 8.57 ± 2.22, being 8.38 ± 1.93 in the group without asthma (p > 0.05). Mean value of the CT score in the groups with and without asthma was 20.37 ± 4.34 and 17.47 ± 4.75, respectively (p < 0.01). Asthma has no influence on QoL and endoscopic findings of patients with NP, however it influences minor symptom score and CT findings.
Authors:
Zoran Dudvarski; Vojko Djukic; Ljiljana Janosevic; Nada Tomanovic; Ivan Soldatovic
Related Documents :
18787195 - Patterns of brain arteriovenous malformation treatment: prospective, population-based s...
17943785 - Methenamine hippurate for preventing urinary tract infections.
16551775 - Charlson index is associated with one-year mortality in emergency department patients w...
16946355 - Strategies for discontinuing long-term benzodiazepine use: meta-analysis.
3286555 - Brain output dysregulation induced by olfactory bulbectomy: an approximation in the rat...
22429365 - Daoa variants on diagnosis and response to treatment in patients with major depressive ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-4726     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, zdudvarski@open.telekom.rs.
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:  Unexpected photostability improvement of aromatics in polyfluorinated solvents.
Next Document:  Clinical evaluation of balloon dilation Eustachian tuboplasty in the Eustachian tube dysfunction.