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Children experience no long-term advantages with tonsillectomy

February 23, 2017

Although throat infection, utilization and school absences improved in children who received tonsillectomy compared with those who did not, the benefits did not persist longer than the first postsurgical year, according to findings published in Pediatrics.

“Most diagnoses of ‘tonsillitis’ are made without supportive documentation of bacterial testing,” Anna Morad, MD, from the department of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “Heterogeneity in diagnostic accuracy, establishment of severity, and frequency of infections complicates treatment decisions regarding tonsillectomy and the performance of comparative effectiveness of its treatments.”

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Updated cerumen impaction guidelines warn against excessive ear cleaning

January 11, 2017
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recently updated their recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of cerumen impaction…
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Shortened antimicrobial therapy yields inferior efficacy among young children with AOM

January 4, 2017
Young children treated with short-duration amoxicillin-clavulanate for acute otitis media experienced greater clinical failure compared with children treated over…
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Physicians prescribing incorrect antibiotics to treat common conditions

October 26, 2016
Physicians are inappropriately prescribing broad spectrum antibiotics to treat otitis media, sinusitis and pharyngitis in nearly 50% of cases, according to data…
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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
Validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities are limited. This study…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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In the Journals

Children experience no long-term advantages with tonsillectomy

February 23, 2017
Although throat infection, utilization and school absences improved in children who received tonsillectomy compared with those who did not, the…

In the Journals

Updated cerumen impaction guidelines warn against excessive ear cleaning

January 11, 2017
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recently updated their recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of cerumen…

In the Journals

Shortened antimicrobial therapy yields inferior efficacy among young children with AOM

January 4, 2017
Young children treated with short-duration amoxicillin-clavulanate for acute otitis media experienced greater clinical failure compared with children…

In the Journals

Physicians prescribing incorrect antibiotics to treat common conditions

October 26, 2016
Physicians are inappropriately prescribing broad spectrum antibiotics to treat otitis media, sinusitis and pharyngitis in nearly 50% of cases…

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Cochlear synaptopathy linked to speech comprehension deficits in college students

October 14, 2016
Cochlear synaptopathy, or hidden hearing loss, was associated with college students’ difficulty in comprehending speech in challenging auditory…

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Survey reliably assesses parents' knowledge of pediatric sleep disorder, adenotonsillectomy

October 7, 2016
A questionnaire on adenotonsillectomy produced reliable assessments and differences in parental and clinician knowledge and decision-making regarding…

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Congenital Zika virus increases risk for sensorineural hearing loss

September 29, 2016
Children impacted by congenital Zika virus should be considered at an increased risk for hearing impairment and late-onset hearing loss, warranting…

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Early-onset AOM linked to recurrences among Dutch children

September 2, 2016
Initial occurrence of acute otitis media at a younger age, particularly before age 9 months, was strongly associated with recurrent acute otitis…

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Tinnitus, hearing loss levels increase among adolescents

August 12, 2016
Neuroscience researchers in Brazil found teenagers who are often exposed to noisy environments experience tinnitus, a symptom of hearing loss usually…

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Nasal irrigation outperforms steam inhalation for chronic sinus symptoms

August 11, 2016
The use of nasal irrigation for chronic or recurrent sinus symptoms may reduce discomfort, headache, over-the-counter medication use and the need to…

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