Changes in the bacterial microbiome of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis after endoscopic sinus surgery.

@article{Jain2017ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the bacterial microbiome of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis after endoscopic sinus surgery.},
  author={Ravi Jain and Michael Hoggard and Kristi Biswas and Melissa Zoing and Yannan Jiang and Richard G Douglas},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={7-15}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) improves symptoms for many chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients by enlarging the size of sinus ostia, improving mucociliary clearance, and facilitating access for topical therapies. However, the effect of surgery on the sinonasal microbiota remains poorly understood. This study examined changes in bacterial communities in CRS patients before and after surgery. METHODS Swab samples were taken from the middle meatus of 23 patients undergoing ESS… CONTINUE READING
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