Functional rhinoplasty is an umbrella term used to describe the various surgical techniques that alter the external nasal structure with the goal of improving nasal breathing. Numerous techniques have been described and shown to be successful.
Is Posterior Nasal Nerve Ablation Effective in Treating Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
There is enough evidence to support posterior nasal nerves (PNN) as an effective treatment for allergic rhinitis symptoms, particularly nasal congestion and rhinorrhea.
When Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Nasal Packing Indicated?
The best practice recommendation is not to routinely use prophylactic antibiotics with nasal packing, as antibiotic use does not appear to reduce complications and is not cost-effective.
Is There a Role for Bedside Biopsy in the Evaluation of Acute Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis?
Is there a role for bedside biopsy in the evaluation of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis?
Is Olfactory Function Affected by Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Skull Base Surgery?
The endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach is an effective technique commonly utilized for resection of sellar and parasellar lesions.
Should Oral Antibiotics Be Prescribed Routinely Post-Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
The current level 1 evidence does not support the routine use of oral antibiotics postoperatively.
Is Olfactory Training Effective Treatment for Postinfectious Smell Loss?
Existing evidence suggests that olfactory training is a low-risk intervention that provides clinically relevant and sustained benefit in some PISL patients.
Is Acupuncture Effective in Reducing Overall Symptomatology in Chronic Rhinosinusitis?
Although acupuncture is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, there is insufficient evidence to support its use in chronic rhinosinusitis.
What is the Optimal Timing of Computed Tomography Imaging to Objectively Confirm Chronic Rhinosinusitis?
In patients with suspected CRS based on symptoms but with normal endoscopic findings, an upfront CT scan is a viable option prior to initiating empiric medical therapy.
Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Beneficial Post Lung Transplant in Cystic Fibrosis Patients?
Based on the current literature, there is evidence to suggest a beneficial role of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) post lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with and without nasal polyposis.
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