Contemporary assessment of the disease burden of sinusitis.

  title={Contemporary assessment of the disease burden of sinusitis.},
  author={Niranjan Bhattacharyya},
  journal={American journal of rhinology & allergy},
  volume={23 4},
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the disease burden of sinusitis relative to other medical conditions. METHODS The adult sample of the National Health Interview Survey for calendar years 1997 to 2006 was analyzed, extracting 1-year prevalence data for the disease conditions sinusitis, hay fever, peptic ulcer, acute asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Disease burden data for emergency room visits, general and specialist visits, health care spending, and workdays lost were… CONTINUE READING


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