Surgery considerably improved quality of life among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and comorbid obstructive sleep apnea, according to study results.
However, individuals who had chronic rhinosinusitis without comorbid obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) derived the greatest benefit from surgery, results showed.
“Patients with OSA should be treated concurrently for both chronic rhinosinusitis and OSA to optimize sleep dysfunction and quality-of-life improvement,” researchers wrote. “Future investigations are needed to further elucidate the discordance and underlying mechanisms of sleep improvement between those patients with and without OSA with objective sleep measures.”
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