Odontogenic (Dental) Sinusitis

August 28, 2017

Odontogenic sinusitis is a persistent infection of the sinuses that arises from a diseased upper tooth root – usually a molar.  Odontogenic sinusitis comprises 5-10% of chronic sinusitis.  The dental infection will cause a periapical abscess (pus collection around the root of the tooth) which is commonly located in the cheek sinus.  This will cause […]

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Chronic Sinusitis and Other Common Nasal Complaints

August 27, 2017

Nasal complaints are common in northern Nevada. While there are many conditions that can cause nasal symptoms, high altitude, allergies and lack of humidity are some of the factors that can lead to nasal symptoms. Fortunately the majority of nasal complaints can be resolved with simple, economical solutions, many of which are available over the […]

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Dr. Meier featured in Canyon Vista Living

August 26, 2017

Dr. Meier authored an article on chronic sinusitis and nasal health for the October issue of Canyon Vista Living – the local magazine for Somersett Reno. Please click below to download the PDF Thank you to Canyon Vista Living for the great opportunity   Canyon Vista Meier

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Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Maxillary Recirculation

August 26, 2017

Chronic sinusitis is, as the name implies, a chronic disease.  There is no permanent cure for chronic sinusitis, but there are many treatments that can improve patients’ symptoms. The first step in treatment of chronic sinusitis is using a topical nasal steroid, like Flonase (now over the counter) and a saline rinses.  If patients continue […]

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Dr. Meier Gives Grand Rounds at Renown Regional Medical Center

August 26, 2017

Dr. Meier lectured at Renown Regional Medical Center Grand Rounds on August 10th, 2017 on “Chronic Sinusitis and Other Nasal Complaints”. In addition to the audience present in the Mack Auditorium, there were remote attendees from Ely and Bishop. Dr. Meier was happy to meet his referring doctors, and to answer everyone’s questions about nasal […]

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Dr Meier Lectures at Plumas District Hospital

August 26, 2017

Dr. Meier lectured on “Advances in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery” at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, CA on July 31st. He was pleased to meet many of his referring providers, and educate the staff on cutting edge treatments for chronic sinusitis.    

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What causes smell loss?

May 25, 2017

Smell loss or anosmia can be due to many varied causes, such as acute head trauma, a severe cold, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, neurological conditions, and rarely tumors.   An important distinguishing factor is the acuity of onset. Acute smell loss can be due to a severe upper respiratory infection or head trauma. Viruses can cause […]

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What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis

May 23, 2017

Chronic sinusitis (CRS) is defined as 12 weeks or more of two or more of the following signs and symptoms: Mucopurulent drainage (anterior or posterior) Nasal obstruction Facial pressure or pain or fullness Decreased smell In addition, inflammation must be documented by one or more of the following findings: Radiographic imaging showing inflammation in the […]

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Fungal sinusitis

March 21, 2017

Fungal Sinusitis Fungal sinusitis is a rare variant of chronic sinusitis. There are three main type of fungal sinusitis. Fungal balls are also known as aspergillomas or mycetomas. These are fungal colonizations, where a fungal spore finds its way into the maxillary or sphenoid sinus and over many years will continue to divide until the […]

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What is Chronic Sinusitis?

March 16, 2017

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common and prevalent disease in the United States. Symptoms include nasal congestion, drainage, facial pain or pressure and smell loss for at least twelve weeks. Previously bacterial infections were thought to be the reason for the symptoms, but now it is thought that chronic inflammation is the cause. The inflammation […]

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