Navigation Links
Antibiotics Can Ease Kids' Ear Infections, Studies Show
Date:1/13/2011

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Amid the ongoing controversy over routine antibiotic use for children with acute ear infections, two new studies support the practice when stringent diagnostic criteria are met.

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Turku in Finland found antibiotics more effective than a placebo in reducing ear infection severity and duration in toddlers. In both studies, the rate of clinical failure -- defined as persistent signs of acute infection -- was dramatically lower days later among those prescribed amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) than in children left untreated.

Acute ear infection, known medically as otitis media, is the most frequent bacterial illness diagnosed during early childhood and the most common reason antibiotics are prescribed for children in the United States, according to prior research.

"The study underscores the need to restrict antibiotic treatment to those with certain infection," said Dr. Alejandro Hoberman, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and lead author of one of the studies. "I would say the really important point to understand is that the key to optimal management of acute otitis media is an accurate diagnosis. I do hope our findings . . . will settle the topic."

Hoberman and Dr. Jerome Klein, a professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, said a rash of research in recent decades from Western Europe triggered debate over the necessity of antibiotics by suggesting they initially be withheld from children with ear infections as part of a watchful waiting strategy.

That approach, along with widespread fear over the increasing emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, has fueled the treatment controversy, they said. However, the European studies typically didn't enforce strict criteria for diagnosing ear infections, whose sympto
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Giant Eagle Pharmacy Free Antibiotics Program Surpasses $3 Million in Free Prescriptions
2. Poll: Hypothetical anthrax attack and antibiotics
3. Chitosan as alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics for ruminants
4. Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) Awarded Two Antibiotics Certificates For Chile
5. ID physicians call for 10 new antibiotics by 2020
6. Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study
7. Misinformation about antibiotics can travel to large audience via Twitter: study
8. Combination antibiotics effective against chlamydia-induced arthritis
9. Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups
10. FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat
11. Drug coverage under Medicare leads to increased use of antibiotics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Antibiotics Can Ease Kids' Ear Infections, Studies Show
(Date:10/30/2014)... PreDiabetes Centers , the pioneer in ... with a supply of sugardown®, a chewable dietary supplement ... sugar spikes. Learning how to control blood sugar levels ... a diabetes prevention plan. , Shoppers who spend $50 ... of sugardown. The offer expires November 30. , ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... By Tara Haelle ... (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 genes have been ... new studies report. And researchers say they are ... overall that may contribute to the disorder. Autism ... by communication and social difficulties and repetitive behaviors. An ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Horse ... therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in the ... on Saturday, November 15 from 10-2:00 p.m. at Bailey's ... is open to the public and is designed to ... , Admission to the HSS Round-Up is free. Ticket ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... a muscle, and should be more vigorously exercised to ... Grewal. He recently authored the book ‘Dementia Express: Lose ... , The book uses counterintuitive reasoning and sometimes conflicting ... an obstacle course for the mind, a reader must ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are ... symptoms that spell trouble. "The main danger is that ... or advanced stage of heart disease, there are simply fewer ... and research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, ... Foundation of Canada. In the study, researchers talked to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PreDiabetes Treatment Company Offers PreD Store Shoppers Supplements to Support Healthy Blood Sugar 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 3Health News:Horse Sense & Sensitivity, Jacksonville Non-profit, To Hold 2nd Annual Round-Up 2Health News:‘Dementia Express’ Offers Contradictory and Sometimes Reverse Thinking, All to Keep its Reader on Their Toes With an Active Mind. 2Health News:Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble 2
... past have argued about the implications of Hormone Replacement Therapy ... A new study, however, has gone further to show that ... developing breast cancer// if they consumed alcoholic beverages. ,The ... pattern and on whether they were on HRT currently or ...
... have found that people who take anti-depressants to relieve ... developing gastrointestinal bleeding. The study which was conducted over ... were compared for hospitalizations due to upper GI bleeding ... on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, were 3.6-times ...
... by a Diabetes Research Centre in India has shown that ... had considerable improvement when they followed safe practices advised by ... doctors discovering that many patients came to the Centre with ... their lives. They decided that a little change in lifestyle ...
... called 'HERS' conducted by researchers of the University of California, ... that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may be able to reduce ... develop diabetes as well. ,The study involved some women ... had "impaired fasting glucose" - a condition with some ...
... 61 previous studies of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, which ... regardless of age and even if readings are in the ... reducing risk of strokes and heart attacks. ,The study ... that out of the 120,000 who died, 56,000 suffered fatal ...
... Chairman and Managing Director of Eli Lilly and Co., India, ... cut in the company's human insulin product 'Huminsulin', that its ... market by the end of this year. He added that ... use of human insulin products and the phasing out of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women on HRT should avoid alcohol 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Thursday, ... markets. Howard Robin , president and chief executive ... results beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. ... and a live audio-only Webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... --  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today announced financial results for the third quarter ... corporate, commercial, regulatory and clinical development updates from ... pleased with the continued momentum and strong performance ... this quarter, especially the XIAFLEX franchise, which more ...
(Date:10/30/2014)...  TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has ... Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated New Drug Application ... generic equivalent to Eisai Inc.,s Aricept® 23mg.  Aricept® 23mg ... TWi Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch the product in ... USA , at the earliest time ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 13Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 14Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 15Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 16Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 17Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 18Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 19Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 20Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 21Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 22
... Nordisk Inc., a global healthcare company and leader in diabetes care, today ... information on diabetes and chronic disease, highlighting key issues in diabetes prevention, ... , ... evolved over the last 90 years, how it is developed today, the ...
... NEW ORLEANS , July 12 Proventix Systems, Inc., of ... Alabama -based technology company, that will help them fight the spread ... , , , , ... in Infection Control and Epidemiology, HAIs contribute $28 billion to $33 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novo Nordisk Addresses Innovation in Diabetes Care in Second Issue of Industry Resource for Information on Diabetes and Chronic Disease 2Proventix™ Partners with Synapse Wireless to Save Lives 2Proventix™ Partners with Synapse Wireless to Save Lives 3
... Ankle Orthosis enables the clinician to ... ankle joint to control muscle imbalance ... a pair of bilateral turnbuckles, controlling ... Simply adjust the turnbuckle to gradually ...
... Protection,Protects the heel while maintaining the ankle ... contact with a soft, cushioning AliPlast™ foam ... and liner cradles the heel in a ... change position freely in bed from side-lying ...
... Pediatric Ankle Cryo/Cuff is specifically designed to ... Using a combination of controlled compression and ... pain. The Pediatric Ankle Cryo/Cuff is ideal ... episodes in hemophilia.,The Pediatric Ankle Cryo/Cuff is ...
SCD Sequential Compression System Intermittent Pneumatic Compression...
Medicine Products: