Concurrent septoplasty during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: does it confound outcomes assessment?

@article{Rudmik2011ConcurrentSD,
  title={Concurrent septoplasty during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: does it confound outcomes assessment?},
  author={Luke R Rudmik and Jess C. Mace and Berrylin J. Ferguson and Timothy L Smith},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2011},
  volume={121 12},
  pages={2679-83}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine if chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)-specific health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) outcomes are affected by concurrent septoplasty performed during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for medically refractory CRS. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, multicenter cohort study. METHODS A total of 221 patients with medically refractory CRS without nasal polyposis who elected primary ESS were included in this study. Patients were dichotomized into two cohorts: concurrent… CONTINUE READING