Use of symptoms and signs to diagnose maxillary sinusitis in general practice: comparison with ultrasonography.

@article{Duijn1992UseOS,
  title={Use of symptoms and signs to diagnose maxillary sinusitis in general practice: comparison with ultrasonography.},
  author={Nico P van Duijn and Henk J. Brouwer and Henk Lamberts},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1992},
  volume={305 6855},
  pages={684-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish the incidence of maxillary sinusitis in general practice and the predictive value of symptoms and signs. DESIGN Population based study. SETTING 9 general practices with 15,220 patients aged 15 years and older on the list. PATIENTS 400 patients with 441 episodes in whom practitioners intended to confirm or to exclude sinusitis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Results of ultrasonography and signs and symptoms associated with positive results. RESULTS 212 of the 441 episodes… CONTINUE READING

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