Journal article

Effectiveness of nasal irrigation devices: a Thai multicentre survey

Patorn Piromchai, Charoiboon Puvatanond, Virat Kirtsreesakul, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Sanguansak Thanaviratananich

PEERJ | PEERJ INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Nasal irrigation is widely used as an adjunctive treatment for nasal diseases. There is little evidence regarding the efficacy of the devices used in this procedure. The objective of this survey was to evaluate the effectiveness of nasal irrigation devices based on the experiences of patients and physicians. Methods: We conducted a multicentre survey study between November 2017 and October 2018. Physician and patient questionnaires were developed based on the available literature and expert opinion. The physician questionnaire was submitted to the Otolaryngology residents and staff of each centre and their network. The physicians were also asked to distribute the patient question..

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Grants

Awarded by Thailand Research Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Thailand Research Fund (RSA6080040) and Khon Kaen University. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.