* A definitive presentation of the medical and surgical approaches to this
* Expert advice provided by physicians with a wealth of clinical experience
* Clinical relevance both for primary care physicians and specialists
Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common health care complaints, with many millions of cases managed annually by a variety of practitioners, from family care physicians and pediatricians to allergists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngologists. Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for Diagnosis and Management provides a comprehensive, practical guide to treating this widespread condition. Medical, surgical, and pharmacological management of both acute and chronic forms are discussed by experts with a wealth of clinical experience. Pediatric considerations and the role of allergies, asthma, and systemic diseases such as cystic fibrosis are discussed. A special chapter is devoted to alternative medicine in recognition of its increasing role in health care management. Diagnostic imaging techniques such as MRI and CT are discussed in detail. Finally, adjunctive surgical therapies are reviewed. Written for both primary care physicians and specialists, this guide will serve as an invaluable quick reference for this common ailment.
Table of contents
Etiology and Impact of Rhinosinusitis.- Microbiology and Immunology of Rhinosinusitis.- Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rhinosinusitis.- Diagnosis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.- Medical Management of Acute Rhinosinusitis.- Medical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.- Allergy and Rhinosinusitis.- Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Rhinology.- Radiology: Its Diagnostic Usefulness in Rhinosinusitis.- Systemic Diseases and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.- Reactive Airways Disease and the Management of Samter’s Triad.- Pediatric Perspectives of Rhinosinusitis.- Spectrum of Fungal Sinusitis.- Complications of Rhinosinusitis.- Adjunctive Surgical Therapies in the Treatment of Rhinosinusitis.
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* chronic rhinosinusitis
* endoscopic sinus surgery
* rhinosinusitis management