Effects of sinus surgery in patients with cystic fibrosis after lung transplantation: a 10-year experience.

@article{Holzmann2004EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sinus surgery in patients with cystic fibrosis after lung transplantation: a 10-year experience.},
  author={David Holzmann and Rudolf Speich and Thomas Kaufmann and Irene Laube and Erich W. Russi and Daniel Simmen and Walter Weder and Annette Boehler},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={134-6}
}
Chronic infectious rhinosinusitis with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is common in cystic fibrosis and may result in allograft infection after lung transplantation. Sinus surgery followed by nasal care may reduce these adverse effects. Sinus surgery was performed in 37 patients with cystic fibrosis after transplantation. Bacteriology of sinus aspirates (n=771) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) (n=256) was correlated with clinical data. Sinus surgery was successful in 54% and partially successful in 27… CONTINUE READING

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