Antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media: time to think again

Damoiseaux, R. A. M. J.
March 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/1/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 5, p657
Academic Journal
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.


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