Monday Nov 13, 2023

Clearing the Air: Are Antibiotics Necessary for Childhood Sinusitis? - Frankly Speaking Ep 354

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Overview: There is an overlap of acute sinusitis symptoms and viral upper respiratory tract infection, such that many children are treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. In this episode, we review 2 recent studies that inform recommendations on whether or not to treat childhood sinusitis with amoxicillin/clavulanate. Gain practical strategies and the confidence to appropriately address sinusitis in the children you treat.

Episode resource links:

  • JAMA. 2023;330(4):349-358. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.10854
  • JAMA. 2023;330(11):1064-1073. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.15503
  • Journal of Pediatrics, The, 2019-04-01, Volume 207, Pages 103-108.e1

Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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