otitis media

Prenatal antibiotics increase risk of OM and ventilation tubes in childrenA recent study found that the maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of otitis media and the placement of ventilation tubes in the offspring, particularly when administered later in the pregnancy.
OME: Autoinflation study yields mixed reviewsA recent randomized, controlled trial showing the utility of balloon autoinflation for otitis media with effusion (OME) in general practice perhaps raises more questions than it answers, experts tell Contemporary Pediatrics.
MTM essentials for allergic rhinitis management
MTM essentials for allergic rhinitis managementThe goal of this month’s activity is to discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of allergic rhinitis and review nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
New support for nonsurgical OME interventionAntibiotics and other medications don’t do any good and surgery is sometimes an extreme fix for otitis media with effusion (OME). Now, a United Kingdom researcher is giving new credence to a nonsurgical treatment that children can do on their own at home.
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.
Pearls from the trenchesIs it fact or fiction? In this first article of a new series, a pediatrician with years of practice experience offers his pediatric words of wisdom, or "mythbusters" as the case might be, about common childhood maladies.
Antibiotics prescribed unnecessarily in kids, more antimicrobial stewardship neededAs many as 11.4 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of Pediatrics, published online Sept. 15.
The high cost of acute otitis mediaResearchers recently determined that acute otitis media is associated with an incremental increase in outpatient health care costs of $314 per child per year in the United States, which translates into approximately $2.88 billion in added health care expense annually.
The high cost of acute otitis mediaResearchers recently determined that acute otitis media is associated with an incremental increase in outpatient health care costs of $314 per child per year in the United States, which translates into approximately $2.88 billion in added health care expense annually.
Improving patient care: Smartphones and mobile medical devicesThe world is a much different place since the iPhone was released this month just 6 years ago in 2007. Because of our smart mobile devices, we talk, text and tweet, shop wisely, travel expediently, and socialize even when alone.