Rhinosinusitis is increasing in prevalence and incidence, and has been estimated to affect approximately 31 million patients in the United States each year. This comprehensive reference offers recommendations for the optimal treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and indicates pathways for new research in the field. Offering an interdisciplinary appro

chapter 1|14 pages

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patterns of Illness

ByDaniel L. Hamilos

chapter 3|26 pages

Environmental and Allergic Factors in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByJayant M. Pinto, Robert M. Naclerio

chapter 4|28 pages

Innate and Acquired Immunity and Epithelial Cell Function in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByR. P. Schleimer, Andrew P. Lane, J. Kim

chapter 5|14 pages

Role of Inflammatory T Cells and Eosinophils in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

BySusan Foley, Qutayba Hamid

chapter 6|10 pages

Role of Mast Cells and Basophils in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByRuby Pawankar, Kun Hee Lee, Manabu Nonaka, Ryuta Takizawa

chapter 7|18 pages

Mucociliary Transport in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByFuad M. Baroody

chapter 8|26 pages

Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Glandular Hypertrophy

ByJames N. Baraniuk, Sonya Malekzadeh, Begona Casado

chapter 10|22 pages

Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxins as Immune Stimulants in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByClaus Bachert, Nan Zhang, Thibaut van Zele, Philippe Gevaert, Joke Patou, Paul van Cauwenberge

chapter 11|8 pages

The Role of Ubiquitous Airborne Fungi in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

ByMahmood F. Mafee

chapter 16|10 pages

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis