Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor Oral Maxillofac Surg (2017) 21:371 DOI 10.1007/s10006-017-0634-1 1,2 Satvinder Singh Bakshi Received: 15 May 2017 /Accepted: 24 May 2017 /Published online: 3 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Dear editor, and duration of antibiotic use have a bearing on the sinus This is in reference to a very well-written article titled infection and can ultimately influence the result of the study. BPreoperative chronic sinusitis as significant cause of postop- I would once again compliment the authors for conducting erative infection and implant loss after sinus augmentation a very useful study and hope that my suggestions can be used in further similar studies. from a lateral approach^ by Kazuma A et al. [1]. The study design is well thought of and I must commend the authors for Compliance with ethical standards undertaking such a novel study. However, there are certain points of concern regarding the methodology which I would Financial disclosure No funding was obtained and there are no finan- cial disclosures. like to highlight through your esteemed journal. Firstly, no standard guideline or criteria have been taken for Conflict of interest The author declares that he has no conflict of diagnosing patients with chronic sinusitis despite the fact that interest. there are multiple guidelines which define chronic sinusitis [2]. It is not clear whether preoperative sinus radiographs tak- en to define the extent and severity of sinusitis as this can have References a bearing on the final outcome. Secondly, the implant site infection can also be due to an 1. Kozuma A, Sasaki M, Seki K, Toyoshima T, Nakano H, Mori Y oral infection and iatrogenic infection and may not be related (2017) Preoperative chronic sinusitis as significant cause of postop- to the sinusitis at all. In order to prove an association, it would erative infection and implant loss after sinus augmentation from a have been prudent to obtain swabs for culture from the infec- lateral approach. Oral Maxillofac Surg 21(2):193–200. doi:10.1007/ s10006-017-0611-8 tion site and the sinuses and see whether the same organism is 2. Rosenfeld RM, Piccirillo JF, Chandrasekhar SS, Brook I, Ashok causing the infection or not. Kumar K, Kramper M, Orlandi RR, Palmer JN, Patel ZM, Peters Thirdly, the authors mentioned that post augmentation, an- A, Walsh SA, Corrigan MD (2015) Clinical practice guideline (up- tibiotics were prescribed, but they have not mentioned which date): adult sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 152(2 Suppl):S1– antibiotics and for how long they were prescribed. The type S39. doi:10.1177/0194599815572097 * Satvinder Singh Bakshi saty.bakshi@gmail.com Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry 607402, India House Number B2, Shree Pushpa Complex, 15th Bharathi Street, Ananda Nagar, Pondicherry 605009, India http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Springer Journals

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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Medicine & Public Health; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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1865-1550
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1865-1569
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10.1007/s10006-017-0634-1
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