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|Title:||Contamination of sinus irrigation devices: A review of the evidence and clinical relevance|
|Citation:||American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 2012; 26(3):201-203|
|Publisher:||Ocean Side Publications Inc|
|Psaltis, Alkis J.; Foreman, Andrew; Wormald, Peter-John; Schlosser, Rodney J.|
|Abstract:||Background: The use of saline and topical medications in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is now common practice among otolaryngologists. Although high-level studies have consistently shown the benefit of saline in symptom improvement of CRS patients, to date, only lower-level evidence exists advocating a benefit of other topical medications. Methods: Recently, increased interest has emerged surrounding the devices used to deliver such therapies with mounting evidence consistently showing contamination with pathogenic organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Results: In addition, the potential for such contamination to cross-infect sinus cavities and lead to postoperative infections is also of concern. Conclusion: This review examines the current evidence available concerning the issue of contamination and its clinical relevance and offers the otolaryngologist advice on patient education when dispensing such devices.|
|Keywords:||Chronic rhinosinusitis; nasal irrigation; contamination; Staphylococcus aureus; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; postoperative infection|
|Rights:||Copyright status unknown|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery publications|
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