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Assessment of Available Online Information About Nasopharyngeal Swab Testing in Patient Instructions for Sinus and Pituitary Surgery

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Article Information

Accepted for Publication: December 17, 2020.

Published Online: March 4, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.5663

Corresponding Author: Philip G. Chen, MD, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Health San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, MC 7777, San Antonio, TX 78229 (p_g_chen@hotmail.com).

Author Contributions: Mr Fish and Dr Issa had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: All authors.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Fish, Issa, Jang.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Administrative, technical, or material support: All authors.

Supervision: All authors.

Other—supplied references and helped develop figures: Levine.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Levine reported receiving grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication outside the submitted work. Dr Chen reported receiving consulting fees from Medtronic, Stryker, and Integra outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.

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