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Invited Commentary
July 2018

Building the Evidence for Corticosteroid Irrigation Therapy in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(7):612-613. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0642

Owing to our limited understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), expansion of the armamentarium of medical therapies for CRS has remained notably constrained for decades. Over the last 30 years, advances in medical treatment for CRS have not kept pace with innovations in surgical treatment. And yet, since many physicians believe that CRS remains a medical disease first and foremost, there is often a sense of frustration that we do not have more innovative medical therapies to offer our patients with CRS.

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