Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps
Nasal polyps, inflammatory outgrowths of nasal-sinus tissue, occur in one to four percent of the U.S. general population. Nasal polyps are frequently associated with a subgroup of chronic rhinosinusitis
labeled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp (CRSwNP).
Among all patients with CRS only 25-30 percent has CRSwNP. However, CRSwNP is associated with significant morbidity and decreased quality of life, which makes this disease clinically important to identify, fully evaluate, and target specific treatment. While men are more likely to be affected than women, currently no specific genetic or environmental factors have been linked to the development of the disorder.
CRSwNP is frequently associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and aspirin hypersensitivity. Additionally, factors such as a defect in the nasal-sinus epithelial cells barrier,increased exposure to and colonizing pathogenic organisms, and/ or injunction with dysregulation of the host immune system, are thought to play prominent roles in developing CRSwNP.
CRSwNP commonly affects middle-aged men, with the average age of onset near 40 years old. Nasal polyps present as bilateral inflammatory outgrowths originating in the sinuses and projecting into the nasal airway. Patients often experience severe nasal obstruction and loss of smell/taste. The diagnosis is based on sinus CT scan and nasal endoscopy. In general, patients with CRSwNP have more severe nasal-sinus symptoms than patients diagnosed with CRS without polyps, and the diagnosis is usually associated with asthma or allergic rhinitis.
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Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, & Allergy
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Dr. Tsai organizes several of these articles together to discuss common arthritis, autoimmune, and allergy conditions. The goal of this book is to help those who may be suffering from arthritis, autoimmune disorders, or allergies gain a better understanding of what they’re feeling and how their condition may be treated.
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For several years, Dr. Tsai has been writing bi-weekly medical columns for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. In this book, Dr. Tsai organizes several of these articles together to discuss common arthritis, autoimmune, and allergy conditions. The goal of this book is to help those who may be suffering from arthritis, autoimmune disorders, or allergies gain a better understanding of what they’re feeling and how their condition may be treated.
This book is broken into three parts:
Part 1 focuses on inflammatory arthritis conditions and their treatments. These include rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. (For information about osteoarthritis, check out Dr. Tsai’s second book:
Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, & Osteoporosis)
Part 2 looks at some autoimmune disorders and analyzes their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Topics in this section include lupus and vasculitis.
Part 3 discusses allergies. The section explains types of allergic reactions, how they work, types of allergies, and how they can be treated.
Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, & Allergy was written to be easily read by anyone, no matter their level of medical knowledge. Additionally, several illustrations and photos are included to help visualize concepts and make them easier to grasp.
This book can be purchased online as an eBook or as a physical copy at our main office at the checkout desk or over the phone.