Sinusitis

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

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Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

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Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Surgery benefits patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction

Surgery benefits patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction

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Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent study, published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head and Neck Surgery.

IDSA issues guidelines for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis

IDSA issues guidelines for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis

Establish a clinical diagnosis of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis before initiating therapy with β-lactam antibiotics, the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends.

Rare amoeba infection kills second neti pot user

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Health officials are warning people about the potential dangers of using tap water for sinus irrigation after two neti pot users in Louisiana died from infection with Naegleria fowleri, a "brain-eating" amoeba.

Effectiveness of a sinus CT

How reliable is a CT scan of the sinuses in a patient who does not respond to an initial extended course of antimicrobial treatment for sinusitis?

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