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In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology
August 2016


JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(8):719. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1821

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are known to have severe forms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), although the true incidence of CRS in CF is unknown. Using a survey of a convenience sample of children returning for routine care to a tertiary pediatric hospital CF clinic, Chan and colleagues sought to determine the baseline rate of CRS in children with CF and the impact of CF on sinonasal QOL. They found that the incidence of CRS was high but the impact on sinonasal QOL was low. There was no relationship between prior CF treatment and sinonasal QOL score. The authors suggest that their results can inform future efforts to define the criteria for the management of sinonasal disease in children with CF.

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