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Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

FDA News

FDA approves ear tube delivery system that uses local anesthesia

November 26, 2019
The FDA approved a new delivery system for tympanostomy tubes for the treatment of otitis media that does not require general anesthesia. The Tubes…

Surge in foreign body ingestions concerning yet preventable

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2019
Children frequently ingest foreign objects — particularly during the ages of 6 months to 3 years. Although about 80% to 90% of foreign bodies…

Mayo Clinic named top hospital for ear, nose and throat conditions

July 30, 2019
The U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Mayo Clinic as the top hospital for ear, nose and throat conditions. The hospital was also ranked…

In the JournalsPerspective

Tongue-tie surgery unnecessary for about 60% of infants

July 23, 2019
More than half of infants referred to an otolaryngology center for tongue-tie surgery did not need to undergo the procedure after consultation with a…

Meeting News

Obstructive sleep apnea screening methods utilize snoring, BMI, hypertension symptoms, other characteristics

June 21, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is halfway through its sixth decade of being mentioned in medical journals, according to a report in the World

In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone app identifies ear infections in children

May 15, 2019
A smartphone app and a paper funnel can accurately identify pediatric patients with fluid buildup in the ear resulting from acute otitis media and…

In the Journals

Ibuprofen may increase risk for severe bleeding post-tonsillectomy

May 15, 2019
Ibuprofen may increase the risk for severe bleeding after tonsillectomy regardless of whether the patient’s adenoids were removed, according to…

In the Journals

Preoperative albuterol reduces respiratory adverse events after tonsillectomy

May 14, 2019
Children who received albuterol before undergoing tonsillectomy were significantly less likely to experience respiratory adverse events, including…

In the Journals

Foreign body ingestions nearly double between 1995 and 2015

April 12, 2019
The rate of foreign body ingestions among young children presenting to EDs throughout the United States nearly doubled in about 20 years, according…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA grants marketing authorization to carbon monoxide poisoning treatment

March 15, 2019
The FDA recently granted marketing authorization to Thornhill Research’s ClearMate device that assists in treating patients with carbon…

In the Journals

Introduction of PCV13 led to reduced risk of otitis media

February 22, 2019
The risk for otitis media and the insertion of pressure equalization tubes among young children decreased following the introduction of a 13-valent…

In the Journals

Researchers identify factors associated with recurrent tonsillitis

February 7, 2019
A study published in Science Translational Medicine suggests that a combination of factors, including a potential genetic susceptibility, may…

Guideline urges physicians to stop prescribing antibiotics, codeine for tonsillectomies

February 6, 2019
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has made strong recommendations against the use of codeine and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Viral pathogen presence changes during course of acute sinusitis symptoms

January 22, 2019
Upper respiratory infections, or URIs, are more common among children who develop acute sinusitis, according to research published in Clinical

In the Journals

PPI use increases hospitalization risk in children with problems initiating swallowing

January 21, 2019
Children with oropharyngeal dysphagia who used PPIs to alleviate aspiration were at increased risk for hospitalization, according to findings…

In the JournalsPerspective

Few evidence-based tonsillectomies performed in UK

December 12, 2018
Few children in the U.K. underwent evidence-based tonsillectomy and most likely did not benefit from the procedure, according to findings recently…

Meeting News

First-line antibiotic use varies for pediatric respiratory, ENT infections

October 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Research presented at IDWeek highlighted the inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents for pediatric respiratory and ear, nose…

In the Journals

Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies increase risk of later disease in children

June 27, 2018
Pediatric tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies increase the risk of upper respiratory tract diseases and slightly increase the risk for other

In the Journals

Pediatricians inconsistently follow IDSA guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis

June 20, 2018
Researchers found low adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis among…