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sinus infectionsMedWire (10/9, Cowen) reports that, according to research presented at an otolaryngology meeting, “depression is a common and under-recognized comorbid disorder in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).” Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University “studied 73 adults with chronic rhinosinusitis who completed…a screening instrument for depressive disorders and a measure of depression severity.” The team also assessed patients’ “disease-specific and general quality of life (QoL).” The investigators discovered that even though “just 9.6 percent of patients reported a history of depression, 20.5 percent met criteria for major depressive disorder.” Moreover, “disease-specific QoL was significantly worse in patients with depressive symptoms than in those without, as were seven of eight measures of general QoL.”

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