Rhinosinusitis in children

Steele, Russell W. (2006) Rhinosinusitis in children. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 6 6: 508-512. doi:10.1007/s11882-006-0029-0


Author Steele, Russell W.
Title Rhinosinusitis in children
Journal name Current Allergy and Asthma Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1529-7322
1534-6315
Publication date 2006-11-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s11882-006-0029-0
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 6
Issue 6
Start page 508
End page 512
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Current Medicine Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children were published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2001. Changes in the antibiotic susceptibility patterns for the common pathogens causing both acute and chronic rhinosinusitis warrant a reevaluation and update of these recommendations. In addition, there was only a very brief discussion of chronic disease in this publication, with the conclusion that the pathogenesis and management of recurrent or prolonged infection were essentially unknown. Although there are still insufficient data in the literature to develop evidence-based clinical guidelines, a careful review of recent literature and the clinical experience of experts who manage pediatric chronic sinusitis are presented in an effort to provide some specific recommendations and to offer practical treatment options. Factors associated with chronic rhinosinusitis should be addressed individually and include environmental pollution, recurrent viral upper respiratory infections, allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency, gastroesophageal reflux, and anatomic abnormalities.
Keyword Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Otitis-Media
Antibiotics
Complications
Therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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