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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):197-206. doi: 10.1177/0194599814562166.

Clinical practice guideline: allergic rhinitis executive summary.

Author information

1
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA mseidma1@hfhs.org.
2
Department of Surgery Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
3
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
4
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
5
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
6
Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
7
Otolaryngology-Private Practice, Muscatine, Iowa, USA.
8
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
9
Pomona Pediatrics, Pomona, New York, USA.
10
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
11
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
12
Wayne State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
13
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.
14
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA.
15
Morehouse School of Medicine, East Point, Georgia, USA.
16
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), Annandale, Virginia, USA.
17
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, and Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA.
18
Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
19
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
20
Department of Research and Quality, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Abstract

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has published a supplement to this issue featuring the new Clinical Practice Guideline: Allergic Rhinitis. To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 14 recommendations developed address the evaluation of patients with allergic rhinitis, including performing and interpretation of diagnostic testing and assessment and documentation of chronic conditions and comorbidities. It will then focus on the recommendations to guide the evaluation and treatment of patients with allergic rhinitis, to determine the most appropriate interventions to improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with allergic rhinitis.

KEYWORDS:

allergic rhinitis; allergies; nasal congestion; rhinitis; runny nose

PMID:
25645524
DOI:
10.1177/0194599814562166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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