Upper Respiratory Infection

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

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Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

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Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

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Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Codeine still prescribed for kids' cough

Codeine still prescribed for kids' cough

Despite national recommendations against prescribing codeine for children, research suggests little decline in prescription rates.

Stat Consult: Upper-respiratory infection

Stat Consult: Upper-respiratory infection

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A quick review of medical treatment for upper-respiratory infections, using the best global evidence.

Antibiotics still overused in bronchitis, pharyngitis

Antibiotics still overused in bronchitis, pharyngitis

There was no change in the rate of prescribing by primary care physicians from 1997 to 2010 and an increase in antibiotic use in EDs.

AAP updates acute bacterial sinusitis Tx guidelines

AAP updates acute bacterial sinusitis Tx guidelines

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The new recommendations include persistent illness, worsening cough and severe onset of symptoms as diagnostic criteria.

The solution to swimmer's ear

The solution to swimmer's ear

A homemade solution helps keep swimmer's ear at bay.

Assessing ­peritonsillar abscesses

Assessing ­peritonsillar abscesses

This infection manifests as a collection of pus and is often a complication of tonsillitis that may require referral to a specialist or hospitalization.

New AOM treatment guidelines emphasize watchful waiting

New AOM treatment guidelines emphasize watchful waiting

Revised guidelines for treating acute otitis media provide more stringent criteria to limit unnecessary antibiotics.

Honey soothes cough in pediatric URI

Honey soothes cough in pediatric URI

For young children, honey provided significantly greater relief from nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty than silan date placebo.

Identifying viral vs. bacterial sinusitis

Identifying viral vs. bacterial sinusitis

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Although the vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses, IDSA recommends prescribing antibiotics for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.

Benefit of inhaled corticosteroids for sinusitis small

Benefit of inhaled corticosteroids for sinusitis small

Review shows benefits of inhaled corticosteroids may be greater at higher doses and longer duration, but lower cost over-the-counter remedies may be a better option.

Adenoidectomy does not stop URTIs

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Children who underwent adenoidectomy to manage recurrent upper-respiratory-tract infections continued to have a comparable infection rate to youngsters who went the watchful-waiting route.

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