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The Clinical Library collects studies of balloon sinus dilation, a technology used in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).  In some studies, balloon sinus dilation is referred to as: balloon sinuplasty, functional endoscopic dilation of the sinuses (FEDS), balloon catheter sinusotomy, or balloon dilatation.

Entellus Medical provides XprESS Multi-Sinus Dilation Tool to treat the frontal, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses and anterior ethmoid sinuses.

The Clinical Library will be updated as article abstracts become available.
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Balloon sinus dilation versus functional endoscopic sinus surgery

REMODEL larger cohort with long-term outcomes and meta-analysis of standalone balloon dilation studies.
Chandra RK, Kern RC, Cutler JL, Welch KC, Russell PT. Laryngoscope. July 2015. DOI: 10.1002/lary.25507.

Standalone balloon dilation versus sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial with 1-year follow-up
Bikhazi N, Light J, Schwartz M, Truitt T, Cutler J, REMODEL Study Investigators. Am J Rhinol Allergy doi.org/10.2500/ajra.2014.28.4064.

Standalone balloon dilation versus sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial.
Cutler J, Bikhazi N, Light J, Truitt T, Schwartz M. Am J Rhinol Allergy doi.org/10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3970.

Endoscopic dilatation sinus surgery (FEDS) versus functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a pilot study
Achar P, Duvvi S, Kumar BN. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2012; 32, 314-319.

Balloon dilation of the frontal recess: a randomized clinical trial.
Plaza G, Eisenberg G, Montojo J, et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011. Aug;120 (8):511-8.

Transnasal balloon sinus dilation of the maxillary sinus

In-office, multisinus balloon dilation: 1-Year outcomes from a prospective, multicenter, open label trial.
Gould J; Alexander I; Tomkin E; Brodner D. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy doi: 10.2500/ajra.2014.28.4043.

Accuracy of transnasal cannulation and dilation of the maxillary ostium in cadavers with intact uncinates.
Brodner D, Alexander I, Chandler S, Cutler J, Saigal K. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 26 2012; 1-4, doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3852.

In-office balloon dilation: Procedure techniques and outcomes using a malleable multi-sinus dilation tool.
Gould JD. ENT Journal. Vendome Healthcare Media, 19 Dec 2012. View paper.

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Effectiveness outcomes for patients receiving balloon sinus dilation

Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on work productivity through one-year follow-up after balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum.
Stankiewicz, J, Tami, T, Truitt, T, Atkins, J, Winegar, B, Cink, P, Schaeffer, B T, Raviv, J, Henderson, D, Duncavage, J and Hagaman, D. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2011 1: 38–45.

Quality-of-life outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery: how long is long enough?
Soler ZM, Smith TL.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010; 143:621-5.

Endoscopic balloon dilation sinuplasty including ethmodial air cells in chronic rhinosinusitis.
Kutluhan A, Bozdemir K, Cetin H, Yalcmer G, Salviz M, Sari N, Deger HM, Bilgen AS. Annals of Oto Rhin & Larng. Dec 2009; 118(12); 881-886. 

Multicenter registry of balloon catheter sinusotomy outcomes for 1,036 patients.
Levine HL, Sretich II AP, Hoisington DR, Weiss RL, Pritikin J. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Apr; 117(4); 263-270.

Balloon catheter sinusotomy: one-year follow-up—outcomes and role in functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Kuhn FA, Church CA, Goldberg AN, Levine HL, Sillers MJ, Vaughan WC, Weiss RL. Oto-Head & Neck Surg. 2008 Sep; 139(3 Suppl #); S27-S37.

Review of balloon sinuplasty.
Vaughn WC. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008; 16:2-9.

Long term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: two-year follow-up
Weiss RL, Church CA, Kuhn FA, Levine HL, Sillers MJ, Vaughan WC. Oto-Head and Neck Surg. 2008 Sep; 139(3 Suppl 3); S38-S46.

Safety and outcomes of balloon catheter sinusotomy: a multicenter 24-week analysis in 115 patients.
Bolger WE, Brown CL, Church CA, Goldberg AN, Karanfilov B, Kuhn FA, Levine HL, Sillers MJ, Vaughan WC, Weiss RL. Oto-Hean & Neck Surg. 2007 Jul; 137(1); 10-20.

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Safety of balloon sinus dilation

Safety and outcomes following hybrid balloon and balloon-only procedures using a multifunctional, multisinus balloon dilation tool.
Brodner D, Nachlas N, Mock P, etal. Intl Forum Allergy & Rhinol. 2013 Feb 19. doi: 10.1002/alr.21156.

Illumination guided balloon sinuplasty.
Friedman M, Wilson M. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jul; 119(7); 1399-1402.

Surgeon radiation exposure in ESS using balloon catheters.
Albritton FC. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008; 139: 80-81.

Patient and surgeon radiation exposure in balloon catheter sinus ostial dilation. 
Church C, Kuhn F, Mikhail J, Vaughan W, Weiss R. Otolaryngol Head & Neck Surg. 2008; 138: 187-191.

Estimate of radiation dose to the lens in balloon sinuplasty.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007; 137:953-955.

Catheter-based dilation of sinus ostia: initial safety and feasibility analysis in a cadaver model.
Bolger WE, Vaughan WC. Am J of Rhinology. 2006 May-Jun; 20(3); 290-294.

Safety and feasibility of balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia: a preliminary investigation.
Brown CL, Bolger WE. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Apr; 115(4); 293-299.

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Patient selection for balloon sinus dilation

Does Office-Based Balloon Dilation Effectively Treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patients with Mild to Moderate Septal Deviation?
Brodner, D. ENT Journal. Vendome Healthcare Media, 19 Dec 2013.

Revision frontal sinusotomy using stepwise balloon dilation and powered instrumentation.
Bhandarkar N, Smith T. The Laryngoscope. Oct. 2010; 120:2015-2017.

Balloon sinuplasty for the surgical management of immunocompromised and critically ill patients with acute rhinosinusitis.
Wittkopf ML, Becker SS, Duncavage JA, Russell PT. Oto-Head & Neck Surg. 2009 Apr; 140(4); 596-598.

Balloon dilation of the frontal recess in patients with chronic frontal sinusitis and advanced sinus disease: and initial report
Catalano PJ, Payne SC. Ann Otol Thol Laryngol. 2009 Feb; 118(2); 107-112.

An integrated approach to frontal sinus surgery.
Kuhn FA. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 2006; 39:437-461.

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Balloon sinus dilation in the office

Topical and injected lidocaine with epinephrine provides good anesthesia and excellent hemostasis for in-office sinonasal procedures.
Knox, B. ENT Journal. Vendome Healthcare Media, 2 Feb 2015. View Paper.

In-office functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis utilizing balloon catheter dilation technology.
Sillers M, Melroy C. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013, 21: 17-22.

Feasibility of in-office endoscopic sinus surgery with balloon sinus dilation.
Albritton FD 4th, Casiano RR, Sillers MJ. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2012 May-Jun;26(3):243-8.

In-office balloon dilation of the failed frontal sinusotomy.
Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Eloy JD, Govindaraj S, Folbe AJ. Otol Head Neck Surg. 2012; 146: 320-322.

Office-based balloon sinus dilation: a prospective, multicenter study of 203 patients.
Karanfilov B, Silvers S, Pasha R, Sikan A, Shikani A, Sillers MJ. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Nov 7; doi: 10.1002/alr.21112.

In-office balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum.
Atkins J, Truitt T. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology. 2010; 21: 102-106.

Balloon catheter dilation for frontal sinus ostium stenosis in the office setting.
Luong A, Batra PS, Fakhri S, Citardi MJ. Am J of Rhinology. 2008 Nov-Dec: 22(6); 621-624.

Cost of sinus disease management

Functional endoscopic dilation of the sinuses: patient satisfaction, postoperative pain, and cost.
Freidman M, Schlach P, Lin HC, Mazloom N, Neidrich M, Joseph NJ. Am J of Rhinology. 2008 Mar-Apr; 22(2); 204-209.

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Transantral balloon sinus dilation of the maxillary sinus

Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum.
Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Ravi J, Henderson D, Tami T. Intl Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May-June; 2(3): 199-206.

First clinic experience: patient selection and outcomes for ostial dilation for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Cutler J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Lanier B, Schaeffer BT, Ravi J, Henderson D, Duncavage J, Stankewicz J, Tami T. Intl Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 1(6): 460-465.

One-year results: Transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum.
Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J. Ear Nose and Throat J. 2010 Feb; 72-77.

Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia.
Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winegar B. Am J of Rhinology. 2009 May-June; 321-327.

 

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