The role of secondhand smoke in sinusitis: a systematic review

  title={The role of secondhand smoke in sinusitis: a systematic review},
  author={Kevin Hur and Jonathan Liang and Sandra Y. Lin},
  journal={International Forum of Allergy \& Rhinology},
  pages={22 - 28}
The objective of this study was to systematically review existing literature on the association between sinusitis and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. 

Occupational and environmental risk factors for chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review

A systematic review of the occupational and environmental literature to evaluate the quality of evidence of the role that hazardous exposures might play in chronic rhinosinusitis concluded that it was likely to be a multifactorial etiology.

The association of active and passive tobacco smoke exposure with chronic rhinosinusitis symptom severity: A cross‐sectional study

It is hypothesized that exposure to both primary and secondhand tobacco smoke would correlate with more severe symptoms of CRS.

Effects of cigarette smoking on rhinologic diseases: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008‐2011

This study was conducted to better understand the effect of cigarette smoke exposure on rhinologic diseases in Koreans.

Smoking and Sinonasal Disease: A Narrative Review

Clinicians should consider the negative consequences of smoking on sinonasal disorders when treating patients with patients with these conditions, and cessation of smoking may benefit these patients’ health.

Smoking: An independent risk factor for lost productivity in chronic rhinosinusitis

The association between smoking and productivity in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis was determined to determine the effect on lost productivity.

A Systematic Review of the Association between Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Chronic Rhinosinusitis

It is determined that there is a strong correlation between active and passive cigarette smoke with the prevalence of CRS, and longitudinal and mechanistic studies are required to determine a causative effect.

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Prevention of chronic rhinosinusitis.

There is no evidence as yet that treatment of these conditions is associated with reduced incidence of chronic rhinosinusitis, but the role of disease-related factors, such as the roles of the microbiome and osteo-neogenesis, and the development of severe combined upper airway disease needs further research.

Occupational and environmental exposures, the association with chronic sinusitis

It was found that smoking was the most aggravating environmental factor in chronic rhinosinusitis development, and the greatest proportion of patients with CRS was those with blue-collar occupations, such as firefighters, farmers, and fishermen.

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The most important and actual diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the treatment of this important chronic disease in children and adults are presented.



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Prior studies that describe the correlation between active smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) on chronic rhinosinusitis are summarized.

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Exposure to SHS is common and significantly independently associated with CRS, and a strong, independent dose-response relationship existed between CRS and the number of venues where SHS exposure occurred.

Prevalence of chronic rhinosinusitis in Sao Paulo.

A significant association between diagnosis of CRS and diagnosis of asthma and CRSand diagnosis of rhinitis is found and asignificant association between presence of C RS and belonging to the low-income subgroup is found.

Smoke Exposure and Outcome of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Children

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  • Medicine
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2002
ESS in children with cigarette smoke exposure predisposes to a poorer outcome, and this needs to be taken into consideration when recommending ESS for those children.

Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Population-Based Case–Control Study

Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke during childhood and adulthood may be a risk factor for chronic rhinosinusitis, and compared with unexposed CRS cases, SHS exposed cases reported worse nasal symptoms and used more nasal decongestants compared to unexposed cases, suggesting SHS exposure is related to exacerbation and more severe symptoms.

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Sinusitis is not an uncommon problem in children, passive smoking might be a contributing factor and a course of antibiotic therapy is beneficial.

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Prognostic factors of pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery.