American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

OME management often strays from guidelinesMost physicians are not adhering to recommendations on otitis media management, according to a new report from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).
Tympanostomy tubes improve short-term hearing but lack long-term benefitTympanostomy tubes are widely used in pediatric care, taking first place as the most popular ambulatory surgery. However, new research reveals that tube placement provides just short-term hearing improvement and has little impact on quality of life.
Eardrops are the answer for tube-related otorrheaTopical antibiotic-glucocorticoid eardrops are superior to oral antibiotics and observation for acute uncomplicated otorrhea in children with tympanostomy tubes.