Sinusitis Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Antibiotics for persistent nasal discharge (Sinusitis) in children


Morris PS, Leach AJ

OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of antibiotics versus placebo or standard therapy in treating children with persistent nasal discharge (Sinusitis) for at least 10 days.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis in children


Shaikh N, Wald ER, Pi M.

Objectives: To systematically review the efficacy of decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation in children with clinically diagnosed acute sinusitis. We considered the following four interventions: 1) decongestants versus placebo or no medication, 2) antihistamines versus placebo or no medication, 3) decongestant and antihistamine combination versus placebo or no medication, 4) nasal irrigation versus no irrigation. The primary outcomes of the review were symptom resolution (improvement in symptom score from enrolment to day five and overall symptom burden (as measured by average symptom scores while on therapy).

Cochrane Systematic Review: Intranasal steroids for acute sinusitis


Zalmanovici Trestioreanu A, Yaphe J.

Objectives: We examined whether intranasal corticosteroids (INCS) are effective in relieving symptoms of acute sinusitis in adults and children.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Saline nasal irrigation for acute upper respiratory tract infections


Kassel JC, King D, Spurling GK.

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of saline nasal irrigation in treating the symptoms of acute URTIs.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Systemic corticosteroids for acute sinusitis


Venekamp RP, Thompson MJ, Hayward G, Heneghan CJ, Del Mar CB, Perera R, Glasz...

Objectives: To assess the effects of systemic corticosteroids on clinical response rates and to determine adverse effects and relapse rates of systemic corticosteroids compared to placebo or standard clinical care in children and adults with acute sinusitis.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Nasal saline irrigations for the symptoms of chronic Sinusitis


Harvey R, Hannan SA, Badia L, Scadding G

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of topical saline in the management of chronic Sinusitis.