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Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing acute rhinosinusitis in adults

July 12, 2017

Integrating signs, symptoms and C-reactive protein is one way to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in adults with “good accuracy,” according to research recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.

These findings could reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute rhinosinusitis, which is the most common reason for antibiotics in the ambulatory setting, the researchers wrote. Antibiotics are prescribed for more than 70% of patients, according to the authors, but only about 30% of patients have a bacterial cause based on culture of sinus fluid.

Absorption level of daily intranasal corticosteroids has wide range, is product dependent

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Although some may be concerned about the use of intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis because to their potential…
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Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

June 19, 2017
Children of parents who were separated and did not communicate with each other were three times as likely to develop common cold symptoms following viral exposure, due…
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Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child medication labeled for…
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