Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about sinusitis for April 2014:
The united allergic airway: Connections between allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chronic sinusitis (free full text) http://goo.gl/m4O9b
Risk factors for chronic sinusitis in allergic rhinitis, from ENT perspective: infraorbital & frontal intersinus cells http://goo.gl/shthh
Left-sided maxillary sinusitis (absence of the air transparency of left maxillar sinus). Image source: Wikipedia, public domain.
The management of nasal polyps can be quite complex. There are no known "natural remedies." http://goo.gl/88dOU
Is nasal saline irrigation all it is cracked up to be? Small clinical benefit, with minimal side effects http://goo.gl/J44b5
European position paper on rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps 2012, full text PDF http://goo.gl/CVmjb
Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis - EAACI position paper http://buff.ly/Hv9YVm - The US approach is slightly different.
Former Guns n’ Roses bassist undergoes sinus surgery to remove scar tissue built up during years of cocaine abuse http://goo.gl/lb2dz
Polysaccharide nonresponsiveness in selective antibody deficiency can be classified into 4 phenotypes http://buff.ly/QHf9BY
Severe chronic upper airway disease (SCUAD): Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis http://buff.ly/PIVNdv
The united allergic airway: connections between allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chronic sinusitis http://buff.ly/QaASQQ
Nasal irrigation as an effective adjunctive treatment for acute sinusitis in atopic children (but no X-ray difference) http://buff.ly/R8ZuMV
Biologics and the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis http://buff.ly/V5wZyR
Screening for primary immunodeficiency should be part of diagnostic workup of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) http://buff.ly/XY5H0K
Premorbid diagnoses of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: anxiety, headaches, GERD, sleep apnea. who are given a diagnosis of CRS have a higher premorbid prevalence of anxiety, headaches, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, and infections of the respiratory system and some nonrespiratory sites, which results in higher antibiotic, corticosteroid, and health care use. http://buff.ly/16vhQxc
Diagnostic Tools In Rhinology - EAACI position paper http://buff.ly/10xVPrT
The articles were selected from Twitter @Allergy and RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @Aller_MD @AllergyNet @IgECPD @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.
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