Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep
03

Acute otitis media

All children younger than 2 with acute otitis media diagnosed according to current American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines should receive antibiotics. Among children age 6 months to 2 years with unilateral, nonsevere acute otitis media given amoxicillin-clavulanate, treatment failures were seen in 14% compared with failure rates of 40% in those given placebo, for an …

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Sep
03

Vaccinated against influenza

All children at least 6 months of age should be vaccinated against influenza as soon as trivalent or new quadrivalent vaccine is available, according to an updated statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The statement, published online September 2 and in the October issue of Pediatrics, updates recommendations for routine use of seasonal …

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