Treatment trends in allergic rhinitis and asthma: a British ENT survey
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Leighton Hospital, Crewe CW1 4QJ, UK
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
3 Department of General Medicine, Leighton Hospital, Crewe CW1 4QJ, UK
4 Division of Primary Care, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2011, 11:3 doi:10.1186/1472-6815-11-3Published: 11 April 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.