Journal article

A multicenter survey on the effectiveness of nasal irrigation devices in rhinosinusitis patients

Patorn Piromchai, Charoiboon Puvatanond, Virat Kirtsreesakul, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Triphoom Suwanwech

Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology | WILEY | Published : 2020


Background: Nasal irrigation is widely used as an adjunctive treatment for rhinosinusitis. However, there is little information available regarding the efficacy of the devices used in this procedure. The objective of this study was thus to evaluate the effectiveness of nasal irrigation devices based on the experiences of patients with rhinosinusitis. Methods: We conducted a multicenter survey study between November 2017 and December 2019. The questionnaire was developed based on the available literature and expert opinion and submitted to the otolaryngology residents and staff of each center as well as those in their networks. Results: Four hundred eighteen patients were enrolled in this stu..

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Awarded by Thailand Research Fund

Awarded by Khon Kaen University

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the patients and physicians for their participation in the survey. This work was supported by the Thailand Research Fund (RSA6080040) and Khon Kaen University (AS63102). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the article.