How cost effective is the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluating patients with idiopathic olfactory loss?
Articles tagged with "rhinology"
Patient outcomes are good regardless of whether postoperative stents are used, but repair without stents lessens intensity of postsurgical management and avoids potential for stent-related complications
Making a successful transition to office-based inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) surgery depends on proper coding and other financial concerns. But a more basic question first needs to be considered before breaking out the calculator: What is the optimal technique for performing the surgery?
Activated hexose correlated compound (AHCC) and ginseng are some doctor-recommended, go-to complementary and alternative medicine treatments for patients with chronic sinusitis
Long-duration therapy with macrolide antibiotics has been advocated for the treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, uncertainty exists as to which patients will respond to such treatment, the degree of benefit likely to be obtained, and the relevant risks to the patient and community at large
Does smoking prevent sinus surgery from making patients feel better? Over the years, evidence and expert opinion have varied on this topic. As a result, some surgeons refuse to provide endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for active smokers, while others will operate because they believe surgery improves quality of life.
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 there a simple approach to facilitating fiberoptic intubation in the difficult airway? Background: Although fiberoptic intubation is one of the more successful and frequently utilized methods to access the difficult airway, it comes with challenges such as the presence of blood and secretions in the nasal and pharyngeal airways, edema from transoral attempts or anatomic […]