Professor Richard Douglas
ORL Surgeon, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, NZ
Professor Richard Douglas MD, FRACS, FRACP, MRCP
I am an ORL surgeon with particular interest in endoscopic sinus and medial skull base surgery. I trained and practised as a clinical immunologist and allergist at Auckland Hospital before undertaking training in ORL. I currently am a Professor in Surgery at The University of Auckland and Consultant Surgeon at Auckland City Hospital, and have my private practice at Mauranui Clinic in Epsom.
The focus of my research has been the interaction between the local immunity of the nasal and sinus mucosa and the bacteria that cause chronic rhinosinusitis. This condition is characterized by its intractability despite treatment with prolonged courses of antibiotics.
Topical Therapies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis
A number of topical therapies have been shown to be effective for the treatment of CRS. In this talk, the efficacy of topical corticosteroid, antibiotic and antiseptic sprays and sinus lavage will be discussed.