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In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology
October 2015


JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):867. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2177

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.