The article, “Conflicting Evidence on Tobacco’s Effect on ESS Outcomes” (March 2012 issue), misquoted David Kennedy, MD, professor of rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia.
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The published article described Dr. Kennedy’s professional opinion as follows:
Dr. Kennedy said he refuses to do elective surgery unless the patient has quit smoking for approximately six weeks prior to surgery. He will operate on smokers if there are complications of the sinusitis or a neoplasm.