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Outcomes after nasal septoplasty: results from the Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness (NOSE) study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15054368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to assess disease-specific quality of life outcomes after nasal septoplasty in adults with nasal obstruction.
DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND PATIENTS: We conducted a prospective observational outcomes multicenter study with 14 sites and 16 investigators, including private practice and academic settings. Patients had had septal deviation and symptomatic nasal obstruction for at least 3 months, and medical management had failed.
METHODS: Patients with septal deviation completed a validated outcomes instrument (the Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness [NOSE] scale) before and 3 and 6 months after septoplasty, with or without partial turbinectomy.
RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients underwent surgery; there was a significant improvement in mean NOSE score at 3 months after septoplasty (67.5 versus 23.1, P < 0.0001), and this improvement was unchanged at 6 months. Patient satisfaction was very high, and patients used significantly fewer nasal medications.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with septal deformity, nasal septoplasty results in significant improvement in disease-specific quality of life, high patient satisfaction, and decreased medication use.
Michael G Stewart; Timothy L Smith; Edward M Weaver; David L Witsell; Bevan Yueh; Maureen T Hannley; Jonas T Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-31     Completed Date:  2004-06-01     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Nasal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery*
Nasal Septum / surgery*
Nose Diseases / complications,  surgery*
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support

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