TITLE

Antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media: time to think again

AUTHOR(S)
Damoiseaux, R. A. M. J.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/1/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 5, p657
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the findings of research on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of acute otitis media. Results of a randomized controlled trial that compared routine antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media with a wait-and-see approach; Percentage reduction in antibiotic prescriptions which resulted in a 50% reduction of resistant bacteria; Recommended initial step in the treatment of uncomplicated cases in children from 6 months of age and older.
ACCESSION #
16191472

 

Related Articles

  • Is antibiotic prophylaxis effective for recurrent acute otitis media? Halter, Rebecca; Kelsberg, Gary; Nashelsky, Joan; Krist, Alex // Journal of Family Practice;Dec2004, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p999 

    This article examines whether antibiotic prophylaxis is effective for recurrent acute otitis media. Treatment options for children with recurrent acute otitis media include observation with treatment of recurrences, antibiotic prophylaxis, or tympanostomy tubes. No option is ideal for children....

  • New Ear Infection Guidelines Say Antibiotics For Kids Aren't Always Necessary.  // RN;May2004, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p18 

    Reports on the guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians which recommends ways of dealing with children suffering from acute otitis media (AOM). Factors to consider before giving the children antibiotics; Drugs recommended for treating AOM.

  • Acute otitis media: clinical course among children who received a short course of high dose antibiotic. Bain, John; Murphy, Elizabeth; Ross, Frances // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);11/2/1985, Vol. 291 Issue 6504, p1243 

    Presents a clinical trial of children with acute otitis media receiving a short course of high dose antibiotic in Great Britain. Correlation of treatment effectivity between short dosage and long dosage of antibiotic regimens; Absence of differences between the short and long course dosage of...

  • Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely Be Treated with Antibiotics? YES. KOPES-KERR, COLIN P. // American Family Physician;10/1/2013, Vol. 88 Issue 7, Special Section p1 

    The article focuses on the issue whether children with acute otitis media (AOM) be treated with antibiotics. Many experts and clinicians argue that it is unnecessary to prescribe antibiotics for children with AOM following researches which showed that the benefits offered by antibiotics are not...

  • Antibiotics for Otitis Media. Friedrich, M. J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/16/2011, Vol. 305 Issue 7, p663 

    The article discusses the results of two placebo-controlled trials which showed that antibiotic treatment of infants and young children with acute otitis media at diagnosis is better than taking a watchful waiting approach.

  • Clinical Decision Analysis in the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in a Child Over 2 Years of Age. Manarey, Casey R.A.; Westerberg, Brian D.; Marion, Stephen A. // Journal of Otolaryngology;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p23 

    Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common infection diagnosed in children. In Canada and the United States, the standard of care for treatment of children over 2 years of age diagnosed with AOM is a course of antibiotics for 5 to 10 days. However, in other countries, treatment is primarily...

  • Key developments in common childhood infections. Warren, Ed // Update;5/20/2004, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p445 

    Meta-analysis confirms the superiority of a seven-day course of topical antibiotic treatment in impetigo over placebo, and also probably over systemic antibiotic therapy. There is nothing to choose between fusidic acid and mupirocin. Topical antibiotic treatments can be prescribed confidently...

  • Antibiotics for acute otitis media: Which children are likely to benefit? Rawof, Salma; Upadhye, Suneel // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Nov2009, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p553 

    The article offers information on a study which examines the efficacy of antibiotics for acute otitis media (AOM) in children. According to the study, there are particular subgroups of children with AOM who are more likely to benefit from the treatment. Moreover, the study also shows that the...

  • Clinical: Ear infections and trauma. Watkins, Jean // GP: General Practitioner;1/15/2010, p40 

    The article presents information related to acute otitis media, an ear infection. It is stated that pain, fever, irritability and sometimes vomiting is accompanied with the infection. It is mentioned that amoxicillin is the drug of choice for the infection. It is noted that the infection to the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics