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Literature Reviews » Allergy
For patients with asthma and CRS, the addition of intranasal corticosteroids improved asthma symptoms and control as well as FEV1
What are the risk factors for progression and airway intervention of angioedema after initial evaluation?
What is the optimum amount of reverse Trendelenburg position to reduce bleeding without compromising surgical technique in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?
How safe and effective is subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), particularly single allergen regimens, for treating allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma?
What is the role of balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) in the surgical management of pediatric sinus disease? Background: Adenoidectomy and functional endoscopic sinus surgery have traditionally comprised the surgical management of chronic recurrent sinusitis (CRS) recalcitrant to medical therapy in the pediatric population. First introduced in 2006, BCS does not involve tissue removal and is, theoretically, […]
Are there any intraoperative findings that could determine whether a second look procedure should be performed in pediatric cholesteatoma surgery? Background: There is no clear consensus regarding the surgical management of pediatric cholesteatoma. Canal wall up surgery is a popular approach, but the indications and timing of a second look procedure remain vague. Study design: Retrospective chart […]
Have there been incremental increases in health care utilization and expenditures for allergic rhinitis (AR) patients? Background: AR, one of the most common and likely underdiagnosed conditions, has been studied for quality of life issues, but little has been studied regarding its economic and health care burdens. Study design: Review of data from the 2007 Medical Expenditure […]
How does surgery perform prospectively when compared to medical therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)? Background: Since the introduction of endoscopic diagnosis and surgery for CRS in 1985, very few prospective studies have addressed the question of when patients should be treated with medical therapy alone and when they should have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study design: Level […]