In a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery on April 8, 2021, researchers have identified certain cognitive symptoms linked to sinusitis. Common complaints of people who have chronic sinusitis includes the inability to focus, depression, and other symptoms that implicate the brain’s involvement in their sinus infection. As part of the research, the team utilized radiology image scans and cognitive measurements in order to identify the link between sinus inflammation and brain changes.
The full study can be found, here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2778439?guestAccessKey=47bded84-528e-4f49-a981-485d139e647d
Interviews are available with Jeffrey Bernstein, MD, physician resident of Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego Health.