ENT, Sinus

Nov 1, 2004 Issue
Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Part I. Evaluation [Article]

Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions that physicians treat in ambulatory practice. Although often caused by viruses, it sometimes is caused by bacteria, a condition that is called acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. The signs and symptoms of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis and prolon...

Jun 1, 2004 Issue
Sinusitis (Acute) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments in people with clinically diagnosed acute sinusitis?What are the effects of treatments in people with radiologically or bacteriologically confirmed acute sinusitis?

May 1, 2004 Issue
Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership Releases Report on Adult Chronic Rhinosinusitis [Practice Guidelines]

Chronic rhinosinusitis is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses lasting for at least 12 consecutive weeks. The Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership has released a report to help physicians diagnose this disease more accurately.

Nov 15, 2002 Issue
Radiologic Imaging in the Management of Sinusitis [Article]

Sinusitis is one of the most common diseases treated by primary care physicians. Uncomplicated sinusitis does not require radiologic imagery. However, when symptoms are recurrent or refractory despite adequate treatment, further diagnostic evaluations may be indicated. Plain radiography has a limite...

Mar 15, 2002 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations for the Management of Sinusitis in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for physicians to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients between one and 21 years of age who present with uncomplicated acute, subacute, and recurrent acute bacterial sinusitis.

Sep 1, 2001 Issue
How Should We Treat Acute Maxillary Sinusitis? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

If acute maxillary sinusitis is defined as positive radiographs or positive sinus aspiration cultures, limited evidence indicates that therapy with either amoxicillin or penicillin for seven to 14 days is modestly effective.

Aug 15, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part III. Acute Rhinosinusitis [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. The recommendations in part III of the guidelines present an argument for a conservative approach to antibiotic use in patients with rhinosinusitislike symptoms.

Jan 1, 2001 Issue
Adult Rhinosinusitis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Rhinosinusitis can be divided among four subtypes: acute, recurrent acute, subacute and chronic, based on patient history and a limited physical examination. In most instances, therapy is initiated based on this classification. Antibiotic therapy, supplemented by hydration and decongestants, is indi...

Nov 15, 1998 Issue
Acute Sinusitis: A Cost Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Acute bacterial sinusitis usually occurs following an upper respiratory infection that results in obstruction of the osteomeatal complex, impaired mucociliary clearance and overproduction of secretions. The diagnosis is based on the patient's history of a biphasic illness ("double sickening"), purul...

Sep 1, 1998 Issue
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery [Article]

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to restore sinus ventilation and normal function. The most suitable candidates for this procedure have recurrent acute or chronic infective sinusitis, and an improvement in symptoms of up to 90 percent may be expected followi...

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