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New Study Demonstrates Safety of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology in Pediatric Patients Suffering From Chronic Sinusitis
Date:3/2/2010

validated SN-5 quality of life questionnaire.

At one year follow up, 87% of patients reported improvement in their sinus symptoms. Statistically significant improvements in patient quality of life were maintained through one year.  No adverse events were observed at any time point throughout the study.  The authors concluded that when patients are appropriately selected, preliminary results indicate that sinus ostial dilation using balloon catheters in children has an excellent safety profile and may be an effective minimally invasive treatment option to relieve sinus ostial obstruction.

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is used to restore normal sinus drainage by widening constricted sinus passages with specially designed catheters and balloons.  The technology has been used to treat over 100,000 patients since receiving FDA clearance in 2005 and can be used alone or with standard surgical instrumentation.  Since 2005, more than 5,600 sinus surgeons have been trained on the use of Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology.

The Center for Disease Control data reports sinusitis is among the most common illnesses in the U.S., affecting an estimated 37 million Americans and leading to 500,000 surgeries a year.  Pediatric patients make up 22% of all office visits for chronic sinusitis(1).  Symptoms includ
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