Rhinosinusitis News and Research

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Rhinosinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and the nasal cavity lasting no longer than 4 weeks. It can range from acute viral rhinitis (the common cold) to acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. Fewer than 5 in 1,000 colds are followed by bacterial rhinosinusitis.
Corticosteroids show no clinical benefit in treating acute sinusitis

Corticosteroids show no clinical benefit in treating acute sinusitis

Sorting rhinosinusitis symptoms by ‘SNOT-22’

Sorting rhinosinusitis symptoms by ‘SNOT-22’

Threshold for when to choose surgery over medical therapy for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis

Threshold for when to choose surgery over medical therapy for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis

Mood disorders not linked to nasal obstruction

Mood disorders not linked to nasal obstruction

Nine physician organizations identify specific tests or procedures that may be unnecessary

Nine physician organizations identify specific tests or procedures that may be unnecessary

IDSA releases new rhinosinusitis guidelines

IDSA releases new rhinosinusitis guidelines

Amoxicillin not effective for patients with acute rhinosinusitis

Amoxicillin not effective for patients with acute rhinosinusitis

Antibiotic prescriptions do not reduce sinus symptoms

Antibiotic prescriptions do not reduce sinus symptoms

Help combat antibiotic resistance with better patient communication

Help combat antibiotic resistance with better patient communication

Aspirin desensitization procedure can benefit patients with sinusitis, asthma and AERD

Aspirin desensitization procedure can benefit patients with sinusitis, asthma and AERD

New method employs Doppler ultrasound sensor to diagnose sinusitis

New method employs Doppler ultrasound sensor to diagnose sinusitis

AAO-HNSF's 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO to convene in San Francisco

AAO-HNSF's 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO to convene in San Francisco

Experts to present new research on pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders at ASPO meeting

Experts to present new research on pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders at ASPO meeting

Patients with CRS can benefit from balloon sinus dilation procedure

Patients with CRS can benefit from balloon sinus dilation procedure

Depression negatively impacts outcomes of care in patients with CRS: New research

Depression negatively impacts outcomes of care in patients with CRS: New research

Medtronic acquires chitosan-dextran gel technology for use in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Medtronic acquires chitosan-dextran gel technology for use in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

FDA clears Entellus Medical's new FinESS Endoscope

FDA clears Entellus Medical's new FinESS Endoscope

Study reveals nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma

Study reveals nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma

Study shows relationship between nasal symptoms and severe asthma

Study shows relationship between nasal symptoms and severe asthma

OptiNose reports positive results from study of fluticasone delivered by novel device in refractory CRS

OptiNose reports positive results from study of fluticasone delivered by novel device in refractory CRS