Cochrane Corner: Extracts from The Cochrane Library: Intranasal Steroids for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Richard Orlandi, Clair Hopkins, Carl Philpott, Richard M. Rosenfeld

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The Cochrane Corner is a section in the journal that highlights systematic reviews relevant to otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, with invited commentary to aid clinical decision making. This installment features a pair of related Cochrane Reviews on intranasal steroids for chronic rhinosinusitis, which identify low- to moderate-quality evidence for a beneficial effect on overall symptoms, nasal congestion, and rhinorrhea. There is no evidence, however, to suggest superiority of any particular steroid preparation or drug delivery system. The related expert commentary should help clinicians make the best treatment decisions based on the studies and outcomes identified in these Cochrane Reviews.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
Early online date20 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • systematic review
  • Cochrane Collaboration
  • intranasal corticosteroids
  • chronic rhinosinusitis
  • evidence-based medicine

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