Immediate amoxicillin is the most cost-effective choice for AOMUsing a cost-utility model of a hypothetical group of symptomatic children aged younger than 2 years who were diagnosed with acute otitis media (AOM), investigators evaluated whether antimicrobial therapy reduces time to symptom resolution, overall symptom burden, and persistence of infection.
Is it okay to return to school the day after 1 strep throat treatment?An investigation in children treated for sore throat plus a positive streptococcal rapid antigen detection test (RADT) as a well as a positive culture result for group A Streptococcus (GAS) suggests that the answer to this question may well be “yes.”
5 most over-prescribed antibioticsThe repercussions of antibiotic resistance are once again underscored in a recent policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The 5 most over-prescribed antibioticsBecause of overuse and misuse, some antibiotics are losing effectiveness against highly resistant bacteria.
Acute otitis media: Update 2015In May 2004, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined with the American Academy of Family Physicians to publish a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM). In 2013, the AAP revised the guideline with important changes presented in this review.
Childhood obesity risk: What role for antibiotics?Babies who receive repeated doses of certain antibiotics between birth and 23 months of age have a higher risk of developing obesity in early childhood than babies who don’t, a 12-year study reveals.