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Changes in nasal resistance and quality of life after endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Sep; 132(9):990-3.AO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess objective and subjective outcomes in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who had undergone endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty.

DESIGN

Prospective study.

SETTING

Tertiary referral center.

PATIENTS

Fifty patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who had substantial mucosal hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates and who underwent endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty with follow-up 1 year after surgery.

INTERVENTION

A newly designed microdebrider blade incorporated with an elevator was used to perform this procedure in the clinical setting with the patient under local anesthesia and with 30 degrees endoscopic guidance.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Both objective outcome evaluated by total nasal resistance at anterior rhinomanometry and subjective outcome assessed with the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire were analyzed before and 1 year after surgery.

RESULTS

The median total nasal resistance in 50 patients decreased from 0.45 Pa/cm(3) per second preoperatively to 0.28 Pa/cm(3) per second 1 year postoperatively, a statistically significant difference (P<.001). Compared with preoperative scores, the postoperative scores of these patients significantly improved in both 7 separate domain scores and overall Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire scores (P<.005).

CONCLUSION

Our results suggest that endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty is effective for decreasing nasal resistance and improving quality of life in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who have substantial nasal congestion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16982976

Citation

Huang, Tsung-Wei, and Po-Wen Cheng. "Changes in Nasal Resistance and Quality of Life After Endoscopic Microdebrider-assisted Inferior Turbinoplasty in Patients With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis." Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery, vol. 132, no. 9, 2006, pp. 990-3.
Huang TW, Cheng PW. Changes in nasal resistance and quality of life after endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(9):990-3.
Huang, T. W., & Cheng, P. W. (2006). Changes in nasal resistance and quality of life after endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis. Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery, 132(9), 990-3.
Huang TW, Cheng PW. Changes in Nasal Resistance and Quality of Life After Endoscopic Microdebrider-assisted Inferior Turbinoplasty in Patients With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(9):990-3. PubMed PMID: 16982976.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Changes in nasal resistance and quality of life after endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis. AU - Huang,Tsung-Wei, AU - Cheng,Po-Wen, PY - 2006/9/20/pubmed PY - 2006/10/26/medline PY - 2006/9/20/entrez SP - 990 EP - 3 JF - Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery JO - Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. VL - 132 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess objective and subjective outcomes in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who had undergone endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifty patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who had substantial mucosal hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates and who underwent endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty with follow-up 1 year after surgery. INTERVENTION: A newly designed microdebrider blade incorporated with an elevator was used to perform this procedure in the clinical setting with the patient under local anesthesia and with 30 degrees endoscopic guidance. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Both objective outcome evaluated by total nasal resistance at anterior rhinomanometry and subjective outcome assessed with the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire were analyzed before and 1 year after surgery. RESULTS: The median total nasal resistance in 50 patients decreased from 0.45 Pa/cm(3) per second preoperatively to 0.28 Pa/cm(3) per second 1 year postoperatively, a statistically significant difference (P<.001). Compared with preoperative scores, the postoperative scores of these patients significantly improved in both 7 separate domain scores and overall Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire scores (P<.005). CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty is effective for decreasing nasal resistance and improving quality of life in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who have substantial nasal congestion. SN - 0886-4470 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16982976/Changes_in_nasal_resistance_and_quality_of_life_after_endoscopic_microdebrider_assisted_inferior_turbinoplasty_in_patients_with_perennial_allergic_rhinitis_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/10.1001/archotol.132.9.990 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -