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The impact of bronchiectasis associated to sinonasal disease on quality of life.
Respir Med. 2006 Nov; 100(11):1997-2003.RM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Bronchiectasis (BQs) is an uncommon disease with the potential to cause devastating complications. All patients with BQs have cough and chronic sputum production that may have a great impact on patient's quality of life. Upper airway symptoms are also frequent in patients with BQs. Associations between upper and lower airways diseases have been demonstrated in allergic rhinitis and asthma, nasal polyposis and asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease and chronic rhinosinusitis.

OBJECTIVE

(1) To investigate the impact of bronchiectasis and nasal symptoms on quality of life. (2) To evaluate the added impact of nasal polyposis on quality of life in patients with BQs.

METHODS

Sixty patients with bronchiectasis and upper airway symptoms were included. Patients were evaluated for nasal symptoms, nasal polyp size by endoscopy, and quality of life using the SF-36 generic questionnaire.

RESULTS

In comparison with the Spanish general population, patients with BQs had worse scores in all SF-36 domains (P<0.05). Males reported significantly higher quality of life scores on physical functioning and social functioning than females did. Although the age, pulmonary function, presence of nasal polyps, upper airway symptoms, tobacco smoking history, and disease duration was similar between them. Males with BQs had worse quality of life than males from the Spanish general population on body pain, general health, and vitality (P<0.05). Females with BQs had worse quality of life than females from the Spanish general population on physical function, body pain, general health, vitality, social function, and emotional role (P<0.05). Nasal polyps were found in 25 (41.6%) of 60 patients with BQs. No significant differences were observed on quality of life outcomes between patients with BQs with and without nasal polyposis.

CONCLUSION

These results suggest that BQs has a considerable impact on quality of life while nasal polyposis has no additional impact on the quality of life of patients with BQs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rhinology Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, ENT, Barcelona, Spain. 33785jgt@comb.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16581240

Citation

Guilemany, J M., et al. "The Impact of Bronchiectasis Associated to Sinonasal Disease On Quality of Life." Respiratory Medicine, vol. 100, no. 11, 2006, pp. 1997-2003.
Guilemany JM, Alobid I, Angrill J, et al. The impact of bronchiectasis associated to sinonasal disease on quality of life. Respir Med. 2006;100(11):1997-2003.
Guilemany, J. M., Alobid, I., Angrill, J., Ballesteros, F., Bernal-Sprekelsen, M., Picado, C., & Mullol, J. (2006). The impact of bronchiectasis associated to sinonasal disease on quality of life. Respiratory Medicine, 100(11), 1997-2003.
Guilemany JM, et al. The Impact of Bronchiectasis Associated to Sinonasal Disease On Quality of Life. Respir Med. 2006;100(11):1997-2003. PubMed PMID: 16581240.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of bronchiectasis associated to sinonasal disease on quality of life. AU - Guilemany,J M, AU - Alobid,I, AU - Angrill,J, AU - Ballesteros,F, AU - Bernal-Sprekelsen,M, AU - Picado,C, AU - Mullol,J, Y1 - 2006/04/11/ PY - 2005/09/20/received PY - 2006/01/25/revised PY - 2006/02/19/accepted PY - 2006/4/4/pubmed PY - 2007/1/4/medline PY - 2006/4/4/entrez SP - 1997 EP - 2003 JF - Respiratory medicine JO - Respir Med VL - 100 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis (BQs) is an uncommon disease with the potential to cause devastating complications. All patients with BQs have cough and chronic sputum production that may have a great impact on patient's quality of life. Upper airway symptoms are also frequent in patients with BQs. Associations between upper and lower airways diseases have been demonstrated in allergic rhinitis and asthma, nasal polyposis and asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease and chronic rhinosinusitis. OBJECTIVE: (1) To investigate the impact of bronchiectasis and nasal symptoms on quality of life. (2) To evaluate the added impact of nasal polyposis on quality of life in patients with BQs. METHODS: Sixty patients with bronchiectasis and upper airway symptoms were included. Patients were evaluated for nasal symptoms, nasal polyp size by endoscopy, and quality of life using the SF-36 generic questionnaire. RESULTS: In comparison with the Spanish general population, patients with BQs had worse scores in all SF-36 domains (P<0.05). Males reported significantly higher quality of life scores on physical functioning and social functioning than females did. Although the age, pulmonary function, presence of nasal polyps, upper airway symptoms, tobacco smoking history, and disease duration was similar between them. Males with BQs had worse quality of life than males from the Spanish general population on body pain, general health, and vitality (P<0.05). Females with BQs had worse quality of life than females from the Spanish general population on physical function, body pain, general health, vitality, social function, and emotional role (P<0.05). Nasal polyps were found in 25 (41.6%) of 60 patients with BQs. No significant differences were observed on quality of life outcomes between patients with BQs with and without nasal polyposis. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that BQs has a considerable impact on quality of life while nasal polyposis has no additional impact on the quality of life of patients with BQs. SN - 0954-6111 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16581240/The_impact_of_bronchiectasis_associated_to_sinonasal_disease_on_quality_of_life_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0954-6111(06)00101-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -