Review article: Outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery

E. Noon, C. Hopkins

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    Abstract

    Chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant impact on health-related and generic quality-of-life, has a high cost burden to both society and patients, and may be associated with absenteeism, loss of productivity and poor respiratory function. Though there is a paucity of level 1 evidence, endoscopic sinus surgery may be considered in medically refractory patients and a variety of objective and subjective outcome measures exist to assess the effectiveness of intervention. We outline the outcome measurements available and review in-depth the published outcomes to date. Furthermore we discuss the literature that indicates that endoscopic sinus surgery can have a positive effect on respiratory function in asthma. How patient selection, timing and extent of surgery, and post-operative care interventions may optimise surgical outcomes is explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBMC Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

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