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Treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis using balloon sinuplasty : A quality of life analysis.
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PMID:  23463413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Balloon sinuplasty (functional endoscopic dilation surgery, FEDS) has become established as a safe therapeutic procedure for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. Our goal was to assess the effect on quality of life (QoL) using validated tools and identify predictive factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive cohort of 14 patients was evaluated using the disease-specific QoL questionnaire Sino-Nasal Outcome Test 20 (SNOT-20). The measured postoperative changes were then correlated to the results of preoperative CT scan analyses performed according to Lund. RESULTS: Both the overall SNOT-20 scores and those corresponding to subsections regarding primary nasal symptoms (PNS) and secondary rhinogenic symptoms (SRS) showed a highly significant improvement (p < 0.01). Changes in PNS but not in SRS correlated with the CT scan analyses (p < 0.05). Eighty five percent of patients said that they would choose to undergo FEDS again. CONCLUSIONS: FEDS is an effective technique that can alleviate symptoms and improve QoL. Patient selection should not be based on CT data alone but a CT scan can be used to determine whether or not the FEDS technique is applicable to the individual patient.
Authors:
A Steffen; R Linke; B Wollenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  HNO     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0458     ISO Abbreviation:  HNO     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985099R     Medline TA:  HNO     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538, Lübeck, Deutschland, armin.steffen@uksh.de.
Vernacular Title:
Behandlung chronischer Rhinosinusitis mit der Ballon-Sinuplastik : Eine Lebensqualitätsanalyse.
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