Epidemiologic factors and surgical outcomes in patients with polyps and asthma

Carrie M. Bush, Jason P. Champagne, Eyad Khabbaz, Stilianos E Kountakis

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the role of epidemiologic factors in patients with polyps and asthma. Study Design: Prospective cohort Methods: Data was prospectively collected on patients presenting with chronic rhinosinusitis between 2003 and 2010. Results: The group with polyps and asthma had significantly higher Lund- Kennedy and SNOT-20 scores pre and postoperatively compared to the control group. African Americans with polyps and asthma had statistically significant improvement at 6 months. However, no significant improvement was noted at 12 months postoperatively. Discussion: In the group with nasal polyps and asthma, African Americans had poorer outcomes than Caucasians following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. There are a number of potential explanations for such findings including a genetic predisposition for more rapidly progressive disease Conclusion: This study indicates that African Americans with CRS, nasal polyps and asthma tend to have poorer response to long term treatment following functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume121
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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