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Efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for treatment of nasal obstruction.
J Laryngol Otol 2009; 123(3):309-14JL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for the treatment of nasal obstruction.

METHODS

Twenty patients awaiting submucosal diathermy to the inferior turbinates were recruited into the study. All underwent inferior turbinate coblation. Pre-operative and post-operative nasal function was investigated using posterior rhinomanometry and subjective symptom scales.

RESULTS

There was no significant increase in nasal conductance two weeks after inferior turbinate coblation (p = 0.159). However, three months after inferior turbinate coblation, median nasal conductance had increased significantly, from 203 to 324 cm3/s (p = 0.004). The median increase in nasal conductance was 73 cm3/s or 43.5 per cent. Post-operative visual analogue patients' reported post-operative visual analogue scales scores for nasal obstruction decreased significantly, both two weeks (p = 0.006) and three months after inferior turbinate coblation (p = 0.001) when compared to Pre-operative values. There was no change in the reported severity of rhinorrhoea, nasal itching or sneezing. There was a significant relationship (rho = -0.57, p = 0.014) between pre-operative nasal conductance and change in nasal conductance after inferior turbinate coblation.

CONCLUSIONS

This study confirms the short-term efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for the treatment of nasal obstruction. The benefit was greatest in patients with lower pre-operative nasal conductance. Objective measures of nasal obstruction may be important when selecting patients for inferior turbinate coblation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Common Cold Centre, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK. farmers@cardiff.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18538041

Citation

Farmer, S E J., et al. "Efficacy of Inferior Turbinate Coblation for Treatment of Nasal Obstruction." The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 123, no. 3, 2009, pp. 309-14.
Farmer SE, Quine SM, Eccles R. Efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for treatment of nasal obstruction. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123(3):309-14.
Farmer, S. E., Quine, S. M., & Eccles, R. (2009). Efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for treatment of nasal obstruction. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 123(3), pp. 309-14. doi:10.1017/S0022215108002818.
Farmer SE, Quine SM, Eccles R. Efficacy of Inferior Turbinate Coblation for Treatment of Nasal Obstruction. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123(3):309-14. PubMed PMID: 18538041.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for treatment of nasal obstruction. AU - Farmer,S E J, AU - Quine,S M, AU - Eccles,R, Y1 - 2008/06/09/ PY - 2008/6/10/pubmed PY - 2009/9/17/medline PY - 2008/6/10/entrez SP - 309 EP - 14 JF - The Journal of laryngology and otology JO - J Laryngol Otol VL - 123 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for the treatment of nasal obstruction. METHODS: Twenty patients awaiting submucosal diathermy to the inferior turbinates were recruited into the study. All underwent inferior turbinate coblation. Pre-operative and post-operative nasal function was investigated using posterior rhinomanometry and subjective symptom scales. RESULTS: There was no significant increase in nasal conductance two weeks after inferior turbinate coblation (p = 0.159). However, three months after inferior turbinate coblation, median nasal conductance had increased significantly, from 203 to 324 cm3/s (p = 0.004). The median increase in nasal conductance was 73 cm3/s or 43.5 per cent. Post-operative visual analogue patients' reported post-operative visual analogue scales scores for nasal obstruction decreased significantly, both two weeks (p = 0.006) and three months after inferior turbinate coblation (p = 0.001) when compared to Pre-operative values. There was no change in the reported severity of rhinorrhoea, nasal itching or sneezing. There was a significant relationship (rho = -0.57, p = 0.014) between pre-operative nasal conductance and change in nasal conductance after inferior turbinate coblation. CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms the short-term efficacy of inferior turbinate coblation for the treatment of nasal obstruction. The benefit was greatest in patients with lower pre-operative nasal conductance. Objective measures of nasal obstruction may be important when selecting patients for inferior turbinate coblation. SN - 1748-5460 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18538041/Efficacy_of_inferior_turbinate_coblation_for_treatment_of_nasal_obstruction_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0022215108002818/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -