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Invited Commentary
May 2017

Improving the Evidence for Inferior Turbinate Surgery in Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(5):457-458. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.4326

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and its prevalence among children in the United States has been increasing in recent years. Allergic rhinitis and its associated comorbidities have accounted for 800 000 to 2 million lost school days annually and has been shown to have an impact on learning, behavior, and attention. Thus, the impact of AR and chronic nasal congestion on the quality of life (QOL) for both affected children and their parents is substantial.

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