Alt and coauthors evaluated the effect of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the quality of life on patients with chronic sinusitis following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Rhinosinusitis Disability Index, 22-item Sinonasal Outcome Test, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores were evaluated with OSA as the independent risk factor in 405 adults. Sixty participanats had OSA. A total of 285 participants provided preoperative and postoperative responses with a mean 13.7 months of follow-up. The authors found that patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and OSA have quality-of-life improvement following surgery, and those with both issues should have concurrent management to maximize surgical outcome.
Highlights. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):867. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2177