Melissa A. Pynnonen

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Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization is an important risk factor for community and nosocomial infection. Despite the importance of S. aureus to human health, molecular mechanisms and host factors influencing nasal colonization are not well understood. To identify host factors contributing to nasal colonization, we collected human nasal secretions and(More)
BACKGROUND The microbiota of the nares has been widely studied. However, relatively few studies have investigated the microbiota of the nasal cavity posterior to the nares. This distinct environment has the potential to contain a distinct microbiota and play an important role in health. RESULTS We obtained 35,142 high-quality bacterial 16S rRNA-encoding(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis are cared for by multiple specialties. Endoscopy and imaging are important diagnostic tools. However, because physicians vary in their access to imaging and endoscopy, testing may vary across specialties. The purpose of this study is to characterize differences in use of imaging and endoscopy between(More)
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