Symptom relief after endoscopic sinus surgery: an outcomes-based study.

  title={Symptom relief after endoscopic sinus surgery: an outcomes-based study.},
  author={Steve Hoffman and Martin Christopher Mahoney and James F Chmiel and G D Stinziano and Katrin Hoffman},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={413-4, 419-20}
Previous studies of patients outcomes after sinus surgery have generally described only a summary measure of overall change in symptoms or health status. This paper describes an outcomes-based longitudinal study of sinus symptom prevalence among thirty-one patients treated with endoscopic surgery for chronic sinusitis. Patients completed structured data collection forms to quantify the prevalence of commonly experienced sinus-related symptoms during an eight-week period both before surgery and… CONTINUE READING

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