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Short-term effect of argon plasma coagulation of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy.
Auris Nasus Larynx. 2005 Jun; 32(2):145-50.AN

Abstract

The aim of this study was to clarify the short-term effects of argon plasma coagulation (APC) of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy. In a retrospective study, 32 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis were treated by inferior turbinate reduction using APC. Grades of nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal airflow resistance (NAR) and overall seriousness were evaluated before and then 1-4 and 8 weeks after APC. Subjective symptoms were assessed using a questionnaire in which nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea and sneezing were graded on a four-point scale (severe, moderate, mild and none) using the Severity Criteria of Symptoms of Nasal Allergy issued by the Japanese Society of Allergology. NAR was measured using active anterior rhinomanometry (AAR) at the 100 Pa point; this was deemed to be an objective measurement of nasal obstruction. The numbers of patients examined before and 1-4 and 8 weeks after APC were 32, 31, 25, 17, 18 and 14, respectively. Both nasal stuffiness and NAR were significantly improved 2 weeks after APC, overall seriousness was significantly improved after 3 weeks and rhinorrhea was improved after 4 weeks. Sneezing did not significantly improve during this study. There was no significant change in the grades of the examined parameters during the period between 4 and 8 weeks after APC. The beneficial effects of APC begin to appear within 2 weeks after APC and no further improvement after about 4 weeks.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan. tokano.oto@tmd.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15917171

Citation

Tokano, Hisashi, et al. "Short-term Effect of Argon Plasma Coagulation of the Inferior Turbinate in Patients With Perennial Nasal Allergy." Auris, Nasus, Larynx, vol. 32, no. 2, 2005, pp. 145-50.
Tokano H, Maehara H, Nakamura H, et al. Short-term effect of argon plasma coagulation of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2005;32(2):145-50.
Tokano, H., Maehara, H., Nakamura, H., Makino, N., Iwasaki, A., & Kitamura, K. (2005). Short-term effect of argon plasma coagulation of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy. Auris, Nasus, Larynx, 32(2), 145-50.
Tokano H, et al. Short-term Effect of Argon Plasma Coagulation of the Inferior Turbinate in Patients With Perennial Nasal Allergy. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2005;32(2):145-50. PubMed PMID: 15917171.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Short-term effect of argon plasma coagulation of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy. AU - Tokano,Hisashi, AU - Maehara,Hirofumi, AU - Nakamura,Hiroko, AU - Makino,Nao, AU - Iwasaki,Akemi, AU - Kitamura,Ken, Y1 - 2005/03/23/ PY - 2004/09/28/received PY - 2004/12/01/revised PY - 2005/01/14/accepted PY - 2005/5/27/pubmed PY - 2005/9/24/medline PY - 2005/5/27/entrez SP - 145 EP - 50 JF - Auris, nasus, larynx JO - Auris Nasus Larynx VL - 32 IS - 2 N2 - The aim of this study was to clarify the short-term effects of argon plasma coagulation (APC) of the inferior turbinate in patients with perennial nasal allergy. In a retrospective study, 32 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis were treated by inferior turbinate reduction using APC. Grades of nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal airflow resistance (NAR) and overall seriousness were evaluated before and then 1-4 and 8 weeks after APC. Subjective symptoms were assessed using a questionnaire in which nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea and sneezing were graded on a four-point scale (severe, moderate, mild and none) using the Severity Criteria of Symptoms of Nasal Allergy issued by the Japanese Society of Allergology. NAR was measured using active anterior rhinomanometry (AAR) at the 100 Pa point; this was deemed to be an objective measurement of nasal obstruction. The numbers of patients examined before and 1-4 and 8 weeks after APC were 32, 31, 25, 17, 18 and 14, respectively. Both nasal stuffiness and NAR were significantly improved 2 weeks after APC, overall seriousness was significantly improved after 3 weeks and rhinorrhea was improved after 4 weeks. Sneezing did not significantly improve during this study. There was no significant change in the grades of the examined parameters during the period between 4 and 8 weeks after APC. The beneficial effects of APC begin to appear within 2 weeks after APC and no further improvement after about 4 weeks. SN - 0385-8146 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15917171/Short_term_effect_of_argon_plasma_coagulation_of_the_inferior_turbinate_in_patients_with_perennial_nasal_allergy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0385-8146(05)00014-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -