Chronic rhinosinusitis : pathogenesis and medical management / edited by Daniel L. Hamilos, Fuad M. Baroody.

New York : Informa Healthcare, 2007.
1 online resource (377 p.)


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Rhinosinusitis is increasing in prevalence and incidence, and has been estimated to affect approximately 31 million patients in the United States each year. This comprehensive reference offers recommendations for the optimal treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and indicates pathways for new research in the field. Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, edited by an allergist and an otolaryngologist, this source discusses advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of the diseases, as well as important diagnostic tools for the assessment of chronic rhinosinusitis. It als
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  • Cover; Introduction; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1. Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patterns of Illness; Chapter 2. Impact of Chronic Rhinosinusitis on Quality of Life and Health Care Expenditure; Chapter 3. Environmental and Allergic Factors in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 4. Innate and Acquired Immunity and Epithelial Cell Function in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 5. Role of Inflammatory T Cells and Eosinophils in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 6. Role of Mast Cells and Basophils in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 7. Mucociliary Transport in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chapter 8. Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Glandular HypertrophyChapter 9. Bacterial Infection and Antibiotic Treatment in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 10. Stimulants in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 11. The Role of Ubiquitous Airborne Fungi in Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 12. Imaging of Paranasal Sinuses and Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 13. The Role of Nasal Endoscopy in the Diagnosis and Medical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 14. Role of Steroids in the Treatment of Rhinosinusitis with and Without Polyposis
  • Chapter 15. Adjuvant Therapies in the Treatment of Acute and Chronic RhinosinusitisChapter 16. Allergic Fungal Sinusitis; Chapter 17. Medical Management of Rhinosinusitis Comorbidities-Asthma, Aspirin Sensitivity, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Immune Deficiencies; Chapter 18. Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Contrasts Between Children and Adult Patients; Chapter 19. Approach to the Evaluation and Medical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Chapter 20. Interfacing Medical and Surgical Management for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with and Without Nasal Polyps; Index; About the Editors
  • 0-429-13561-0
  • 1-280-86335-8
  • 9786610863358
  • 1-4200-1402-1
  • 10.3109/9781420014020
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