FP Essentials™

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Edition #415 | December 2013

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  • Describe risk factors for the development of rhinosinusitis.
  • Discuss the most common etiologies of acute rhinosinusitis.
  • Identify the most useful signs and symptoms for diagnosing rhinosinusitis.
  • Discuss the management options for acute and chronic rhinosinusitis that have the most supporting evidence.
  • Describe the changing incidence and prevalence patterns for otitis media (OM) in the United States.
  • Summarize the risk factors for OM.
  • Discuss effective management strategies for OM.
  • Summarize the indications for tympanostomy tube placement in children.
  • Describe the risk factors for the development of oral cancers.
  • Discuss the importance of tobacco and alcohol cessation in oral cancer prevention and management.
  • Describe the clinical findings associated with oral cancer.
  • Identify occupations with a higher risk of vocal cord disorders.
  • Summarize the etiologies of laryngitis and laryngeal nodules.
  • Describe the diagnostic evaluation for laryngitis.
  • Describe the common management options for acute laryngitis.

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