Sinusitis - top articles for April 2014

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)

Risk factors for chronic sinusitis in allergic rhinitis, from ENT perspective: infraorbital & frontal intersinus cells

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."

Is nasal saline irrigation all it is cracked up to be? Small clinical benefit, with minimal side effects

European position paper on rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps 2012, full text PDF

Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis - EAACI position paper - 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

Polysaccharide nonresponsiveness in selective antibody deficiency can be classified into 4 phenotypes

Severe chronic upper airway disease (SCUAD): Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis

The united allergic airway: connections between allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chronic sinusitis

Nasal irrigation as an effective adjunctive treatment for acute sinusitis in atopic children (but no X-ray difference)

Biologics and the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis

Screening for primary immunodeficiency should be part of diagnostic workup of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)

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.

Diagnostic Tools In Rhinology - EAACI position paper

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.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to allergycases AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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