Kaye, Donald
May 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p4
Academic Journal
Two major physician groups jointly issued guidelines governing the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) in children. A key feature of the guidelines is the option to observe certain children without using antibacterial agents. The guidelines, which stem from an exhaustive review of evidence-based research, feature a multistep algorithm that clinicians can use to manage a suspected case of AOM. Based on the strength of evidence, each clinical suggestion was rated as no recommendation, option, recommendation or strong recommendation.


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