Filling a gap in the literature, this reference provides concise and practical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sinusitis and furnishes an authoritative outline of our current understanding of the pathophysiology of this condition. Addressing a wide spectrum of issues related to the identification, epidemiology, and etiology of sinusitis, this guide presents detailed illustrations and flowcharts to clarify the interactions between the pathological and physiological processes of sinusitis and illustrate current treatment practices.
Epidemiology, Presentation and Diagnosis. Sinusitis: Epidemiology. Classification of Rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis. Imaging Sinusitis
Anatomy and Pathophysiology. Anatomy and Physiology of the Paranasal Sinuses
Pathophysiology of Sinusitis. Microbiology. Infective Basis of Acute and Recurrent Acute Sinusitis. Infectious Causes of Sinusitis. Therapeutic Options. Antimicrobial Management of Sinusitis. Medical Management of Acute Sinusitis. Medical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Surgical Management. Complications of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis and Their Management. Sinusitis and Specific Diseases. Sinusitis and Asthma. Rhinosinusitis and Allergy. Nosocomial Sinusitis: Sinusitis in the Intensive Care Unit Setting and Post Sinus Surgery. Cystic Fibrosis and Sinusitis. Chronic Rhinosinusitis with and without Nasal Polyposis. Sinusitis of Odontogenic Origin. Fungal Sinusitis. Sinusitis in the Immunocompromised, Diabetic and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients. Index