December 27, 2002
Stanford University Medical Center
Conducted over 12 months beginning in November 2000, the study is the first to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of nebulized antibiotics for the treatment of chronic sinusitis following surgery. Results are published in the December issue of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
STANFORD, Calif. Three years ago, Joanne Clark was so miserable from recurring sinus infections and the antibiotics used to treat them that she felt ready to give up. Despite three surgeries, Clark, a resident of Lodi, Calif., continued getting sinus infections every two to four weeks. The painful headaches and feelings of exhaustion, not to mention the severe nausea from oral antibiotics, forced her to quit her job as a physical education teacher. "I felt horrible," she said. "I had headaches all the time. I had no energy. I didn"t want to live a life like this."
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