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Treatment of Sinusitis in the Next Millennium

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Sinusitis is an increasingly more important disease due to its increasing prevalence, costs, and recognition. Most acute sinusitis episodes follow colds or acute allergic rhinitis. Chronic sinusitis is most commonly due to allergic and nonallergic rhinitis or anatomical defects in the nose. Several common immunologic abnormalities usually present as sinusitis and may be recognized first by the allergist-immunologist. Treatment involves a carefully selected antibiotic prescribed for an adequate period of time, nasal hygiene using nasal saline washes, topical nasal corticosteroids, and decongestants. Medical management of sinusitis tends to be effective, even in patients with long-standing sinus disease.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 1998

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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