Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE

RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children
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Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) is a common childhood disease characterized by an accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum. COME often requires surgical intervention and can also lead to significant hearing loss and subsequent learning disabilities. Recent characterization of the middle ear fluid (MEF) microbiome in pediatric patients has led to an improved understanding of the microbiota present in the middle ear during COME. However, it is not currently known how the MEF microbiome might vary due to other conditions, particularly respiratory disorders. Here, we apply an amplicon sequence variant (ASV) pipeline ...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The objective was to identify the frequency and pattern of antibacterial prescribing in respiratory diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a period of two years (divided by the presentation of the clinical guideline standards) data was collected from clinical records of children with respiratory disease. Chi-square tests or Fisher's exact test were used to test associations between variables, statistical significance p
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
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Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: The Brass Tacks: Concise reviews of published evidence Source Type: research
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Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case illustrates the importance of respiratory syncytial virus infection in an immunocompetent child. Pediatricians need to have a high index of suspicion and knowledge of recurrent symptoms associated with severe damage of the lung epithelium to establish the correct diagnosis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Adenovirus is a common cause of respiratory illness in childhood and is associated with approximately 5% to 15% of upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Immunocompetent individuals usually have a mild and self-limited disease course, with syndromes typically including pharyngitis, bronchiolitis, keratoconjunctivitis, otitis media, and gastroenteritis. Neurologic manifestations in immunocompetent children are less common and include aseptic meningitis, myelitis, subacute focal encephalitis, seizures, paralysis, and Reye-like syndrome. Disseminated adenovirus disease is rare in immunocompetent children, occurring in ...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Conclusions: Concerning adherence patterns include high antibiotic rates for bronchitis, particularly in adolescents, and underuse of narrow-spectrum penicillins in the 0–4 years group.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine if infant RSV bronchiolitis is associated with increased risk of otitis media, pneumonia, and antibiotic utilization, and if risk is modified by maternal asthma.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Exposure to acute air pollution and risk of bronchiolitis and otitis media for preterm and term infants, Published online: 21 December 2017; doi:10.1038/s41370-017-0006-9Exposure to acute air pollution and risk of bronchiolitis and otitis media for preterm and term infants
Source: Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12th-18th November 2018,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics.&nb...
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