Title:
Belgian guidelines for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis in general practice
Authors:
C. Bachert , B. Bertrand , J. Daele , M. Jorissen , P. Lefèbvre , P. Rombaux and B. Schmelzer 1
Institutions:
Upper Airway Research Laboratory, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent; ENT & HNS department, Universi4y of Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir; ENT-HNS Departm5nt, CHR Citadelle, Liège; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, UZ Leuven, Leuven; Service dOto-Rhino-Laryngologie et dAudiophonologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Domaine Universitaire du Sart Tilman, Liège; ORL-Rhinologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles; ENT-Department AZ Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
Keywords:
Rhinitis; rhinosinusitis; guidelines; treatment
Pages:
175 - 177
Abstract:
Belgian guidelines for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis in general practice. Management and treatment guidelines for rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps have been published by the European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) task force in 2005, and have recently been updated. These guidelines are evidence-based and internationally recognized, and form the basis for the here presented Belgian Guidelines for the treatment of ARS in general practice, developed by the sinusitis committee. This document is intended to establish evidence-based management procedures forARS, one of the most frequent upper airway diseases, mostly treated by the general practi- tioner. It is recommended to treatARS with topical glucocorticosteroids 200 mcg BID.Antibiotics are recommended for the treatment of severeARS, if need be, together with topical glucocorticosteroids BID.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 4th trimester


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Belgian guidelines for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis in general practice