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CONCLUSION: By consulting an ENT-doctor, patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), in the general population, receive disease information and adjustment of treatment which can improve disease-specific Quality-of-Life and may improve objective measurements.
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to follow persons with clinical diagnosed CRS from the general population, to evaluate their benefit from consultation with an ENT-doctor in terms of severity of symptoms and Quality-of-Life.
METHODS: As part of a trans-European study, selected respondents to a survey questionnaire were invited for a clinical visit. Based on the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps, persons were diagnosed with CRS and followed for 2 years. Quality-of-Life was measured using the Sino Nasal Outcome Test 22 and European Quality-of-Life - 5 Dimensions. Clinical examination included rhinoscopy, acoustic rhinometry, peak nasal inspiratory flow, smell test, and skin prick test.
RESULTS: Out of 91 persons with CRS, only 42% had previously consulted an ENT-doctor, and 51% were in current treatment for CRS. Most patients were advised medical treatment and 20% underwent surgery. Disease-specific Quality-of-Life, peak nasal inspiratory flow, olfactory function, and the nasal volume significantly increased over the 2-year period.
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GA2LEN survey and follow-up study: GA2LEN (Global Allergy and Asthma European Network) survey and follow-up study
Thilsing, T., Bælum, J., Al-kalemji, A., Lange, B., Kjeldsen, A. D., Burney, P. G. J., Garcia-Larsen, V., Potts, J. F., Bom, A. T., Haahtela, T., Keil, T., Amaral, A. F. S., Matricardi, P. M., Makowska, J., Kowalski, M. L., Torén, K., Van Zele, T., Bachert, C., Rymarczyk, B., Brozek, G., Janson, C., Forsberg, B., Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, E., Howarth, P. H. & Jarvis, D. L.
02/06/2008 → 01/09/2010
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