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Sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses. Sinusitis is the fifth most common diagnosis in the world; more than 1 in 5 antibiotics prescribed in adults are for sinusitis. Irrespective of the high incidence and economic burden of sinusitis, significant practice dissimilarities exist through and within the numerous disciplines involved in managing the condition. The guideline is applicable for patients aged 18 years and above with a clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated rhinosinusitis.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
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Chronic pain can be a serious consequence of surviving cancer. The prevalence of pain in cancer survivors has been reported to be as high as 40%. Predictors include the type and invasiveness of the tumor, the treatment regimen used, time since the cancer treatment, and the efficacy of initial pain therapy. Severe pain is associated with impaired quality of life in this population. Many guidelines and recommendations have been advanced to support the management of cancer pain, associated with advanced disease.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Neuropathic pain is defined as the pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion, dysfunction, or transitory perturbation of peripheral or central nervous system. This is an older definition which has been later modified by International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as ''pain initiated by a lesion or disease of somatosensory system''. The disease or lesion can be located in the peripheral (e.g., diabetic neuropathy) or central nervous system (e.g., after spinal cord injury or stroke).

Western Australian Therapeutic Advisory Group
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Transitional care, as defined by the Society for Adolescent Medicine refers to the purposeful, planned movement of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions from child centers to adult-oriented health care systems. It focuses on the administrative event of transfer of care between pediatric and adult care providers. It aims to provide support and guidance so that young people can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required to be

Ann Rheum Dis 2016;0:1–8
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As per the World Health Organization (WHO), osteoporosis refers to a progressive systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bone tissues, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.
Approximately 536,000 new fragility fractures occur each year, encompassing 79,000 hip fractures, 66,000 clinically diagnosed vertebral fractures, 69,000 forearm fractures and 322,000 other fractures (i.e. fractures of the pelvis, rib,

Arch Osteoporos. 2017; 12(1): 43.
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