Articles tagged with "medical therapy"

Medical Therapy vs. Surgery for CRS

How does surgery perform prospectively when compared to medical therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)? Background: Since the introduction of endoscopic diagnosis and surgery for CRS in 1985, very few prospective studies have addressed the question of when patients should be treated with medical therapy alone and when they should have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study design: Level […]

Scant Data on Oral Corticosteroid Therapy for CRS Without Polyps

How well do our non-polyp chronic rhinosinusitis patients do when treated with oral steroids as part of their medical therapy? Background: Because we now look at chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) as an inflammatory problem, the use of topical and oral corticosteroids becomes more important. Systematic evaluation of oral steroid use in CRS without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) has […]