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Treatment trends in allergic rhinitis and asthma: a British ENT survey

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Author(s): Natt Ravinder | Karkos Petros | Natt Davinia | Theochari Eva | Karkanevatos Apostolos

Journal: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
ISSN 1472-6815

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Allergic Rhinitis | Asthma | Survey | Questionnaire | Atopy

ABSTRACT
Abstract Background Allergic Rhinitis is a common Ear, Nose and Throat disorder. Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis are diseases with similar underlying mechanism and pathogenesis. The aim of this survey was to highlight current treatment trends for Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma. Method A questionnaire was emailed to all registered consultant members of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons regarding the management of patients with Allergic Rhinitis and related disorders. Results Survey response rate was 56%. The results indicate a various approach in the investigation and management of Allergic Rhinitis compatible with recommendations from the Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma guidelines in collaboration with the World Health Organisation. Conclusion A combined management approach for patients with Allergic Rhinitis and concomitant Asthma may reduce medical treatment costs for these conditions and improve symptom control and quality of life.

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