Rhinology

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SNOT-20

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20)DescriptionPatient-reported measure of outcome in sino-nasal disorders such as rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposisTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)20 (2)Estimated Completion Time10 minutesReliability/Validity Assess

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SN-5

Sinus and Nasal Quality of Life Survey (SN-5)DescriptionAssesses health-related quality of life for children with persistent sinonasal symptomsTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)5 (5)Estimated Completion Time< 5 minutesReliability/Validity Asses

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSUI

Rhinitis Symptom Utility Index (RSUI)DescriptionMeasures the severity and frequency of rhinitis related symptoms over 14 daysTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time5 - 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterat

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSOM-31

Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure (RSOM-31)DescriptionMeasure of rhinosinusitis health status and quality of lifeTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)31 (7)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1.

Dilation of sinuses, any method (e.g., balloon, etc.)

Sinus ostial dilation (e.g. balloon ostial dilation) is an appropriate therapeutic option for selected patients with sinusitis.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis

Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld MD, MPH (Chair), Jay F. Piccirillo MD, (Assistant Chair), Sujana S.

Research Gaps - Rhinology

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines:Adult SinusitisAllergic Rhinitis 

Research Gaps - Adult Sinusitis

The guideline development group identified knowledge gaps based on existing practice patterns and the scope and quality of supporting literature.

Research Gaps - Allergy

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines:Adult SinusitisAllergic Rhinitis 

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.