European Respiratory Society
The Nose and Sinuses in Respiratory Disorders

Although the upper and lower airways have distinct functions and are managed by different specialists, they also share many characteristics. Problems of the nose and sinuses can impact on the lungs, and vice versa. This ERS Monograph presents an up-to-date overview of the subject area, starting with chapters covering basic anatomy, imaging and practical clinical examination. Other chapters focus on associations with cystic fibrosis, infections, asthma, COPD, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and air pollution. The “united airways” are discussed in terms of the impact of optimal upper airways treatment on lower airways disorders and current guidelines to aid all physicians, especially ENT and chest specialists, in clinical practice.

  • ERS Monograph

Bibliographic Information

Title: 
The Nose and Sinuses in Respiratory Disorders
Edited by: 
  • Claus Bachert
  • Arnaud Bourdin
  • Pascal Chanez
Published: 
2017-06-01
Copyright year: 
  • 2017
DOI: 
10.1183/2312508X.erm7617
ISBN electronic: 
978-1-84984-086-6
Series: 
ERS Monograph