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 adultsJanuary 20, 2016
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
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.
Establish a clinical diagnosis of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis before initiating therapy with β-lactam antibiotics, the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends.
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.
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?