HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Prevalence of chronic sinusitis may be lower than commonly reported

CHICAGO The prevalence of chronic sinusitis may be much lower than previously estimated and reported, according to an article in the March issue of The Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Chronic sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses that lasts for more than 90 days, and often longer. According to background information in the article, "Commonly cited estimates from the National Health Interview Survey rank chronic sinusitis as one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States. These data rely on patient self-reporting of the disease. However, chronic sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms overlap those of many other disease processes. As such, these prevalence data may be unreliable."

Ron G. Shashy, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues identified all 2,405 residents of Olmstead County, Minnesota, who were assigned a coded diagnosis for chronic sinusitis in the year 2000 using database information. The researchers found that the overall age- and sex-adjusted prevalence of chronic sinusitis was 1,955 per 100,000 of the population, or 1.96 percent.

"In conclusion, current prevalence estimates of chronic sinusitis that rely on patient reporting may be exaggerated," the authors write. "Chronic sinusitis has been reported to affect 14 percent to 16 percent of the U.S. population according to a National Health Interview Survey. In Olmstead County, where 95 percent of the medical care is provided by two providers [Mayo Clinic and Olmstead Medical Center] and records of all encounters are indexed in a database, we found a much lower prevalence (2 percent) of the chronic sinusitis diagnosis in the year 2000 using ICD-9 codes [medical codes] as an identifier," the researchers write.


'"/>

Contact: Lisa Copeland
507-538-0844
JAMA and Archives Journals
15-Mar-2004


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US
2. Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
3. Prevalence of overweight increasing in young children from low-income families
4. Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women
5. Prevalence of chlamydia high among young adults in U.S.
6. Prevalence of HIV among childbearing women has declined in New York
7. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration projected to increase substantially by 2020
8. Prevalence of cataracts expected to increase substantially in coming decades
9. Prevalence Of Sexual Abuse In Men
10. Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
11. Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder ... pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa ... contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. ... awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Farm Forward joins Bon Appétit ... institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership Circle , a program ... raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership Circle also include Airbnb’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch ... called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity ... novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: