The treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis: No change is good medicine

Le Saux, Nicole
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/25/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p865
Academic Journal
The article focuses on treating acute bacterial sinusitis. According to the author, there are clinical trials which show that majority of patients with acute bacterial sinusitis have a 50 to 70 percent chance of recovery without antibiotic therapy. The article also provides information on fluoroquinolones such as levofloxacin and moxifloxacin. Fluoroquinolones have a range of antibacterial activity which makes them useful in treating respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia and sinusitis. Information on the effectiveness of levofloxacin and ampicillin in the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis is also provided.


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