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Research Letter
Jan/Feb 2016

Creation of an Electronic Data Repository for Patients With Nasal Obstruction Undergoing Functional Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston
  • 2Partners Research Information Services and Computing, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1589

Outcomes research for patients with nasal obstruction has been hampered by infrequent objective and quantitative evaluation of nasal function.1 The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) questionnaire, a validated patient-reported outcomes measure (PROM), allows for prospective evaluation of patients with nasal obstruction.25 However, in practice, PROMs are underused in the field of nasal valve dysfunction, and surgical treatments are still supported only by level 4 evidence.6

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