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Otitis Media

      

  • NA Goldstein, ML Casselbrant, CD Bluestone (Univ of Pittsburgh, Pa)


    Intratemporal Complications of Acute Otitis Media in Infants and Children.



    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 119:444-454, 1998.


      


    Since the introduction of modern antibiotic treatment, the incidence of intratemporal complications of acute otitis media (AOM) has declined markedly.

       


    However, inadequate treatment may lead to life threatening intra-temporal complications.

        


    This article reviews 100 cases of children admitted to one centre with an intratemporal complication, between 1980 and 1995.

      

  • S.
    Ghosh, A. Panarese, AJ Parkar, P D Bull et al –


    Quinolone ear drops for chronic otitis media – they are safer and
    more effective than amniglycosides.



    BMJ, Vol.7254, 15th July 2000


      


    Until recently aminoglycoside ear drops were widely used, but concerns about
    ototoxicity, which occurs rarely, have restricted their use. Quinolone ear drops are an effective alternative, and there is good evidence from randomized controlled trials that they are the best choice for treating chronic middle ear infections. They are already in use in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and other countries, although they are still not available in the United Kingdom because they have not been licensed by the Medicines Control Agency.

      


    Among the quinolones ciprofloxacin, apart from having the greatest activity against pseudomonas, is effective against staphylococcus aureus

      

    GR
    Bergus, MM Lofgren (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)


        

  • GR Bergus, MM Lofgren (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)


    Tubes, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, or Watchful Waiting: A Decision Analysis for Managing Recurrent Acute Otitis Media.



    J Fam Pract 46: 304-310, 1998.


        

    Two widely used interventions for the prevention of recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) are tympanostomy tubes and daily prophylactic antibiotics.

       

    Thirty-seven patients were interviewed for the project. All had a child aged 6 years or younger with a history of at least one previous middle ear infection.

       

    From a parent’s perspective, tubes were preferred.

       

 



 

Speciality Spotlight

 

    
  

Otitis Media
      

  • NA Goldstein, ML Casselbrant, CD Bluestone (Univ of Pittsburgh, Pa)
    Intratemporal Complications of Acute Otitis Media in Infants and Children.
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 119:444-454, 1998.
      
    Since the introduction of modern antibiotic treatment, the incidence of intratemporal complications of acute otitis media (AOM) has declined markedly.
       
    However, inadequate treatment may lead to life threatening intra-temporal complications.
        
    This article reviews 100 cases of children admitted to one centre with an intratemporal complication, between 1980 and 1995.
      

  • S. Ghosh, A. Panarese, AJ Parkar, P D Bull et al –
    Quinolone ear drops for chronic otitis media – they are safer and more effective than amniglycosides.
    BMJ, Vol.7254, 15th July 2000
      
    Until recently aminoglycoside ear drops were widely used, but concerns about ototoxicity, which occurs rarely, have restricted their use. Quinolone ear drops are an effective alternative, and there is good evidence from randomized controlled trials that they are the best choice for treating chronic middle ear infections. They are already in use in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and other countries, although they are still not available in the United Kingdom because they have not been licensed by the Medicines Control Agency.
      
    Among the quinolones ciprofloxacin, apart from having the greatest activity against pseudomonas, is effective against staphylococcus aureus
      
    GR Bergus, MM Lofgren (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)
        

  • GR Bergus, MM Lofgren (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)
    Tubes, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, or Watchful Waiting: A Decision Analysis for Managing Recurrent Acute Otitis Media.
    J Fam Pract 46: 304-310, 1998.
        
    Two widely used interventions for the prevention of recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) are tympanostomy tubes and daily prophylactic antibiotics.
       
    Thirty-seven patients were interviewed for the project. All had a child aged 6 years or younger with a history of at least one previous middle ear infection.
       
    From a parent’s perspective, tubes were preferred.
       

 

 

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