Whooping Cough
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Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Radio - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: podcasts

JAMA: 2010-08-25, Vol. 304, No. 8, Author in the Room™ Audio Interview
Interview with Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, author of Does This Coughing Adolescent or Adult Patient Have Pertussis? Summary Points: 1. When evaluating adolescents and adults with persistent cough illness, the presence of classic symptoms of pertussis (paroxysmal cough, whooping cough, post-tussive emesis) modestly increase the likelihood of pertussis, and their absence modestly decreases the likelihood of pertussis; but they are not strong enough to rule-in or rule-out disease. 2. Most patients in whom pertussis is suspected will not derive symptomatic benefit from antibiotic treatment because their illness duration is usual...
Source: JAMA Author in the Room - October 26, 2010 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

JAMA: 2010-08-25, Vol. 304, No. 8, Author in the Room ™ Audio Interview
Interview with Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, author of Does This Coughing Adolescent or Adult Patient Have Pertussis? Summary Points: 1. When evaluating adolescents and adults with persistent cough illness, the presence of classic symptoms of pertussis (paroxysmal cough, whooping cough, post-tussive emesis) modestly increase the likelihood of pertussis, and their absence modestly decreases the likelihood of pertussis; but they are not strong enough to rule-in or rule-out disease. 2. Most patients in whom pertussis is suspected will not derive symptomatic benefit from antibiotic treatment because their illness duration is usual...
Source: JAMA Author in the Room - October 26, 2010 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts