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Nasal Saline Irrigations for the Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Overview of attention for article published in Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, January 2013
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Title
Nasal Saline Irrigations for the Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Published in
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/s11882-013-0339-y
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Authors

Nils Achilles, Ralph Mösges

Abstract

The use of saline nasal irrigation (SNI) in the treatment of nasal and sinus disorders has its roots in the yoga tradition and homeopathic medicine. In recent years, SNI has been increasingly observed as concomitant therapy for acute (ARS) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Various devices are employed, such as nasal douches, neti pots or sprays. The saline solutions used vary in composition and concentration. This article gives a current overview of literature on the clinical efficacy of SNI in the treatment of ARS and CRS. It then answers frequent questions that arise in daily clinical routine (nasal spray vs. nasal irrigation, saline solution composition and concentration, possible risks for patients). SNI has been an established option in CRS treatment for many years. All large medical associations and the authors of systematic reviews consistently conclude that SNI is a useful addition for treating CRS symptoms. SNI use in ARS therapy, however, is controversial. The results of systematic reviews and medical associations' recommendations show the existing but limited efficacy of SNI in ARS. For clinical practice, nasal douches are recommended-whatever the form of rhinosinusitis-along with isotonic and hypertonic saline solutions in CRS (in ARS to a limited extent). To prevent infections, it is essential to clean the nasal douche thoroughly and use the proper salt concentration (2-3.5 %). Conclusive proof of the efficacy of SNI in the treatment of ARS is still pending. In CRS, SNI is one of the cornerstones of treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 16%
Unspecified 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Other 22 32%
Unknown 1 1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 61%
Unspecified 14 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 1 1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2015.
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#6,642,148
of 13,027,664 outputs
Outputs from Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
#319
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#58,213
of 149,671 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
#5
of 11 outputs
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