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The link between chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma: A questionnaire-based study.

Huang CC, Wang CH, Fu CH, Huang CC, Chang PH, Chen IW, Lee TJ - Medicine (Baltimore) (2016)

Bottom Line: Treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma can affect both conditions, based on the united airway concept.This study aimed to evaluate the link between CRS and asthma, based on disease-specific quality of life measures.We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the correlations between results from CRS- and asthma-specific questionnaires.Therefore, CRS and asthma should be considered and treated as common airway diseases.

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Affiliation: aDivision of Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital bGraduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, College of Medicine cDepartment of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT
Treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma can affect both conditions, based on the united airway concept. This study aimed to evaluate the link between CRS and asthma, based on disease-specific quality of life measures.We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the correlations between results from CRS- and asthma-specific questionnaires. Thirty-two patients with asthma and CRS were evaluated before and after undergoing nasal surgery at a tertiary medical center.There were significant correlations between the results from the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22, as well as between the results of the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire, at both the preoperative and 3-month postoperative evaluations (P < 0.01). Moreover, nasal surgery improved the sinonasal symptoms, asthma control, and pulmonary function (P < 0.01).Increasingly severe sinonasal symptoms of CRS were associated with poor asthma control. Therefore, CRS and asthma should be considered and treated as common airway diseases.

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Correlations among the preoperative and 3-month postoperative scores. There were significant preoperative (pre-op) and 3-month postoperative (post-op) correlations between the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) values (A and C), and between the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) values (B and D).
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Figure 3: Correlations among the preoperative and 3-month postoperative scores. There were significant preoperative (pre-op) and 3-month postoperative (post-op) correlations between the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) values (A and C), and between the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) values (B and D).

Mentions: When we analyzed the correlations between the questionnaire results and CT scores, we observed a poor correlation between the SNOT-22 and CT scores, as well as between the RQLQ and CT scores. Similarly, there was a poor correlation between the ACT and FEV1 results (P > 0.05) (Fig. 2). However, significant correlations were observed between the ACT and SNOT-22 results, as well as between the ACT and RQLQ results, at the preoperative and 3-month postoperative assessments (P < 0.01) (Fig. 3). Nasal surgery improved the sinonasal symptoms and asthma control (P < 0.01) (Fig. 4 and Table 2), and the postoperative FVC, FEV1, and FEV1/FVC values were all significantly better than the preoperative values (P < 0.01) (Fig. 5).


The link between chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma: A questionnaire-based study.

Huang CC, Wang CH, Fu CH, Huang CC, Chang PH, Chen IW, Lee TJ - Medicine (Baltimore) (2016)

Correlations among the preoperative and 3-month postoperative scores. There were significant preoperative (pre-op) and 3-month postoperative (post-op) correlations between the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) values (A and C), and between the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) values (B and D).
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Figure 3: Correlations among the preoperative and 3-month postoperative scores. There were significant preoperative (pre-op) and 3-month postoperative (post-op) correlations between the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) values (A and C), and between the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) values (B and D).
Mentions: When we analyzed the correlations between the questionnaire results and CT scores, we observed a poor correlation between the SNOT-22 and CT scores, as well as between the RQLQ and CT scores. Similarly, there was a poor correlation between the ACT and FEV1 results (P > 0.05) (Fig. 2). However, significant correlations were observed between the ACT and SNOT-22 results, as well as between the ACT and RQLQ results, at the preoperative and 3-month postoperative assessments (P < 0.01) (Fig. 3). Nasal surgery improved the sinonasal symptoms and asthma control (P < 0.01) (Fig. 4 and Table 2), and the postoperative FVC, FEV1, and FEV1/FVC values were all significantly better than the preoperative values (P < 0.01) (Fig. 5).

Bottom Line: Treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma can affect both conditions, based on the united airway concept.This study aimed to evaluate the link between CRS and asthma, based on disease-specific quality of life measures.We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the correlations between results from CRS- and asthma-specific questionnaires.Therefore, CRS and asthma should be considered and treated as common airway diseases.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: aDivision of Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital bGraduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, College of Medicine cDepartment of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT
Treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma can affect both conditions, based on the united airway concept. This study aimed to evaluate the link between CRS and asthma, based on disease-specific quality of life measures.We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the correlations between results from CRS- and asthma-specific questionnaires. Thirty-two patients with asthma and CRS were evaluated before and after undergoing nasal surgery at a tertiary medical center.There were significant correlations between the results from the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22, as well as between the results of the ACT and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire, at both the preoperative and 3-month postoperative evaluations (P < 0.01). Moreover, nasal surgery improved the sinonasal symptoms, asthma control, and pulmonary function (P < 0.01).Increasingly severe sinonasal symptoms of CRS were associated with poor asthma control. Therefore, CRS and asthma should be considered and treated as common airway diseases.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus