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(Photo: HealthDay)A new study of people with sinus pressure suggests the best treatments may not be based on the science but rather what patients have said they need, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Dioses (UCLA) and the UCLA-led Medical Research Council.
While previous studies have suggested the use of a nasal spray may be a better way to relieve pressure in some people with severe or chronic sinusitis, the new study suggests that the spray alone may not cure people of sinus pain.
The study also found that a nasal tube was no better than an intravenous line in relieving symptoms of sinuses, while the use only of a high-tech device called a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device was more effective than the MRI device alone.
In addition, the study found that people who have sinus surgery had less pain than those who didn’t.
The researchers said the results may be due to patients experiencing less pain from the surgery, but they are unable to say why.
The new study is the first to assess whether nasal therapy or MRI could be effective in treating sinus inflammation.
Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and the University Medical Center at UCL are affiliated with UCLA’s medical research council, which includes researchers from UCLA’s School of Public Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health.
The researchers studied people with acute sinus infections who were undergoing surgery or undergoing surgery in which the use a nasal line was indicated.
Surgery can cause inflammation and swelling in the sinuses.
The patients often have a mild to moderate infection, such as a cold or flu.
Surgeons often use a tube called a tracheostomy to help seal the sinus, which can lead to infection or to a worse condition.
The UCLA study included more than 100 people who had been treated with either a nasal or a CT device to relieve sinus symptoms and pain.
Of those patients, 62% said they were using either a trampoline device or MRI to relieve pain.
Surprisingly, when the researchers compared the patients who were using trampolines to those who were not, the patients using the trampolettes experienced more pain and more swelling in their sinuses and had more severe sinus infection.
Researchers also found a link between pain relief and the frequency of sinuous sinus sores, a sign of inflammation in the muscles in the middle ear.
Sinus soreness is associated with chronic inflammation in a person’s sinuses that can make it difficult to breathe.
This study provides new insight into the pain response to sinus treatments, said Dr. James D. Waugh, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the UCLA School of Medical Sciences.
“I am pleased to see the results of this study, because the idea that we are treating patients with nasal therapy and MRI is very interesting,” Waugh said.
Waugh said the research also suggests a potential treatment for chronic sinuses could be nasal surgery.
If the patients in this study had undergone surgery, the pain and swelling would be reduced, and there would be fewer complications, he said.
The results were published online July 14 in the journal PLOS ONE.