In the News


The Rochester Epidemiology Project has laid the foundation for hundreds of research studies to try and answer questions about health care issues that affect our community. Listed below are some of the news articles discussing the results of recent publications using REP data.


February 2024

Sinusitis linked to 40% increased risk of rheumatic disease
Lead author Vanessa Kronzer, M.D., and senior author, Cynthia Crowson, Ph.D., report in their article that persons with a history of sinusitis have a 40% increased risk of subsequent diagnosis of rheumatic disease. The risks were increased most for a blood clotting disorder (antiphospholipid syndrome) and a condition known as Sjögren’s syndrome that affects the body’s production of fluids like spit and tears.
Article: RMD Open