Identifying clinical symptoms for improving the symptomatic diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis.

@article{Hsueh2013IdentifyingCS,
  title={Identifying clinical symptoms for improving the symptomatic diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis.},
  author={Wayne D Hsueh and David B. Conley and Haena Kim and Stephanie Shintani-Smith and Rakesh Kumar Chandra and Robert C. Kern and Bruce K. Tan},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={307-14}
}
BACKGROUND Current symptom criteria for identifying patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has poor specificity. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that symptoms drawn from the Task Force on Rhinosinusitis (RSTF) criteria and the International Headache Society (IHS) criteria for primary headaches can differentiate CRS patients from those with CRS-symptoms but no evidence for inflammation (non-CRS). METHODS A retrospective cohort study from a total of 140 charts of… CONTINUE READING
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