Epidemiologic factors and surgical outcomes in patients with nasal polyposis and asthma

Carrie M. Bush, David W. Jang, Jason P. Champagne, Stilianos E. Kountakis

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Background/Aim: To evaluate the role of epidemiologic factors in surgical outcomes for patients with nasal polyposis (NP) and asthma. Methods: Data was prospectively collected on patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery over a 7-year period. Among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with NP and asthma, surgical outcomes were analyzed according to gender and race. Results: Patients with NP and asthma had significantly higher Lund-Kennedy and SNOT-20 scores-pre-and postoperatively-compared to CRS patients without NP or asthma. Both Caucasians and African-Americans in the CRS with NP/asthma group showed a statistically significant improvement at 6 months. Caucasians continued to have a significant improvement at 12 months, whereas African-Americans did not. There were no differences according to gender. Conclusion: In our patient population, African-Americans with NP and asthma had poorer outcomes following functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Asthma
  • Gender
  • Nasal polyp
  • Outcomes
  • Race
  • Sinus surgery
  • Sinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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