Does continued medical therapy (CMT) benefit patients with medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (RCRS) prior to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?
Literature Reviews » Rhinology
How cost effective is the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluating patients with idiopathic olfactory loss?
Is it cost effective for primary care physicians (PCPs) to obtain a CT scan prior to treatment/referral in patients presenting with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) symptoms?
How do nasal sprays and irrigations compare in delivering topical agents to the human olfactory epithelium?
How common are synechiae in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients who have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?
Is the use of topical nasal therapies with saline alone and in combination with antibiotics, antifungals or corticosteroids effective in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)?
What would be a good surgical technique for the treatment of nasal septal perforations with diameters of 1 to 2 cm? Background: Surgical therapy is required for nasal septal perforation, which is a complete defect of cartilage or bone and mucosa in the bilateral nasal septum. Although many approaches and techniques have been reported, the […]
What are the risk factors for the frequency and severity of bleeding episodes following tonsillectomy (TE), tonsillotomy (TO) or adenoidectomy (AE)? Background: TE, TO and AE are the most frequent surgeries in the field of otorhinolaryngology. A variety of studies have dealt with post-operative hemorrhage as the most serious complication of tonsil surgeries. Yet there are […]
Are chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes affected by concurrent septoplasty performed during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for medically refractory CRS? Background: Septoplasty is commonly performed during ESS. Some might question whether ESS outcomes, even CRS-specific outcomes, are the result of the ESS, the septoplasty or some combination of the two. Because objective […]
What can be done to help patients with narrow nasal passages and/or nasal discomfort during office-based laser laryngeal surgery? Background: Although channeled flexible laryngoscopes have permitted a transnasal approach for biopsies, vocal fold augmentation and unsedated laser laryngeal surgery, some patients with nasal anatomic restrictions experience significant nasal discomfort and cannot tolerate these procedures. Study design: Description […]