Chapter 52. Rhinosinusitis

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Errol Stern MDCM, FRCPC, FACEP, CSPQ Assistant Professor Attending Staff1,2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch52

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Stern, E. (2008) Rhinosinusitis, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch52

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • rhinosinusitis;
  • Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and Rational Clinical Examination Series in JAMA;
  • Canadian guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute rhinosinusitis;
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ);
  • Canadian Sinusitis Symposium;
  • Cochrane review - topical intranasal corticosteroids (INCS) and acute sinusitis;
  • Cochrane review of antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis and topical decongestant effects;
  • nasal decongestant sprays areα-adrenergic agonists


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • References