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postgraduate thesis: Non-pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis : a systematic review

TitleNon-pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis : a systematic review
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wong, P. [王沛暉]. (2015). Non-pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5662906
AbstractBackground: Allergic rhinitis is an upper airway inflammatory disease and affects millions of people worldwide. The use of non-pharmacological treatment in allergic rhinitis is extensive but has long been criticized for lacking systematic evidence. Methods: Relevant clinical trials were identified by systematic search in PubMed from 2015 to 10th April 2015. The effectiveness of different non-pharmacological were evaluated, their methodology were evaluated using international guidelines. Result: Forty three (43) clinical trials were identified. The non-pharmacological treatments examined included acupuncture, herb, nasal irrigation, physical method, probiotic, and others (miscellaneous). In general, the studies showed improvement in nasal symptoms and QoL, providing evidence-based alternative treatment to AR patients. Discussion: Different non-pharmacological treatments were identified and recommended. This study provides alternative methods to those AR patients whom wish to improve their nasal symptoms and quality of life.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectHay fever - Treatment
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221800

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Pui-fai-
dc.contributor.author王沛暉-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T00:21:31Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-09T00:21:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationWong, P. [王沛暉]. (2015). Non-pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5662906-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221800-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Allergic rhinitis is an upper airway inflammatory disease and affects millions of people worldwide. The use of non-pharmacological treatment in allergic rhinitis is extensive but has long been criticized for lacking systematic evidence. Methods: Relevant clinical trials were identified by systematic search in PubMed from 2015 to 10th April 2015. The effectiveness of different non-pharmacological were evaluated, their methodology were evaluated using international guidelines. Result: Forty three (43) clinical trials were identified. The non-pharmacological treatments examined included acupuncture, herb, nasal irrigation, physical method, probiotic, and others (miscellaneous). In general, the studies showed improvement in nasal symptoms and QoL, providing evidence-based alternative treatment to AR patients. Discussion: Different non-pharmacological treatments were identified and recommended. This study provides alternative methods to those AR patients whom wish to improve their nasal symptoms and quality of life.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshHay fever - Treatment-
dc.titleNon-pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis : a systematic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5662906-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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