We have been studying the epidemiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in Geisinger’s patients. This is a chronic condition with a significant patient and population disease burden. It has many links to environmental exposures. We are in the process of applying to the National Institutes of Health for funding for our CRS work as part of a Program Project Grant with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
Tan BK, Chandra RK, Pollak J, Kato A, Conley DB, Peters AT, Grammer LC, Avila PC, Kern RC, Stewart WF, Schwartz BS. Incidence and associated premorbid diagonosis of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. J Allergy Clinical Immunology 2013 March 27. pii: S0091-6749(13)00263-7 [Epub ahead of print].