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Adult Sinusitis

Update in Progress

Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Chair)

Guideline Development Group: David Andes, MD, Bhattacharyya Neil, MD, Dickson Cheung, MD, MBA, MPH-C, Steven Eisenberg, MD, Theodore G. Ganiats, MD, Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, Daniel Hamilos, MD, Richard C. Haydon III, MD, Patricia A. Hudgins, MD, Stacie Jones, MPH, Helene J. Krouse, PhD, Lawrence H. Lee, MD, Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, Bradley F. Marple, MD, Col. John P. Mitchell, MC, MD, Robert Nathan, MD, Richard N. Shiffman, MD, MCIS, Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH

The guideline was published as a supplement in the September 2007 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

The primary purpose of this guideline is to improve diagnostic accuracy for adult rhinosinusitis, reduce inappropriate antibiotic use, reduce inappropriate use of radiographic imaging, and promote appropriate use of ancillary tests that include nasal endoscopy, computed tomography, and testing for allergy and immune function.

Endorsements:

Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head – Neck Nurses, Inc. Oct 2011

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