Comparison of surgeon outcomes of ESS is feasible, but must take into account a number of baseline patient characteristics
Articles tagged with "quality of life"
The MCID can be a useful tool to evaluate and compare group outcomes
MRI scans, microsurgery, and radiosurgery treatment modalities measured for quality-of-life impact
In patients who have failed medical management for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), are there greater quality of life (QOL) outcome improvements with further medical therapy or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)? Background: Although it is widely believed that QOL measures are improved with ESS, there is insufficient evidence in the literature comparing various treatments for CRS. This study […]
Is quality of life (QOL) better after surgical removal of vestibular schwannoma or after gamma knife surgery? Background: Gamma knife surgery is becoming an increasingly popular method to manage vestibular schwannoma. As a less invasive modality, gamma knife surgery should improve QOL over surgical intervention. Study design: Prospective study. Setting: Gamma Knife Center, Michigan. Synopsis: Researchers relied on QOL […]
Will endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) provide an improved quality of life (QoL) for patients with medically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who have minimally affected computed tomography (CT) scans of the paranasal sinuses? Background: Although most otolaryngologists have encountered patients with symptoms and endoscopic findings suggestive of CRS, CT evaluation may demonstrate minimal mucosal disease in some […]
Are there racial and ethnic disparities in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis presenting for sinus surgery? According to one recent study, the answer is yes. The nasal polyp population consists of a larger portion of nonwhite patients who tend to present with worse disease, and certain subgroups have worse quality-of-life scores.