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Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on upper respiratory tract infections and related issues, including acute bronchitis, acute rhinosinusitis, bronchiolitis, common cold, croup, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, streptococcal pharyngitis, and strep throat. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening and Diagnosis

Prevention

Treatment

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care



Overview

07/15/2016 Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis new
07/01/2016 Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis new Algorithm
04/15/2015 AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis [Practice Guidelines]
04/15/2014 AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children One to 18 Years of Age [Practice Guidelines]
09/01/2013 IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Practice Guidelines]
03/15/2013 IDSA Releases Guidelines for Management of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis [Practice Guidelines] Algorithm
05/01/2011 Croup: An Overview Algorithm Differential Diagnosis
12/01/2010 Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Bronchitis Differential Diagnosis Patient Education
12/01/2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Rhinosinusitis in Adults [Practice Guidelines]

Screening and Diagnosis

07/01/2016 Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy for Acute Respiratory Infections [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries] new
10/01/2015 Point-of-Care C-Reactive Protein Testing to Help Guide Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infections [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/15/2014 Diagnosis of Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care
08/01/2012 Risk Stratification of Children with Bronchiolitis [Point-of-Care Guides]
07/15/2011 Usefulness of Procalcitonin Measurement in Reducing Antibiotic Use and Identifying Serious Bacterial Illness [AFP Journal Club]

Prevention

10/01/2015 Probiotics for the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections [Medicine by the Numbers]

Treatment

07/01/2016 Honey for Acute Cough in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians] new
09/01/2015 Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis [Medicine by the Numbers]
05/15/2015 Sore Throat [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
11/01/2014 Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/01/2014 Intranasal Corticosteroids for Acute Bacterial Sinusitis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
07/01/2014 Antibiotics for Sore Throat [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/01/2014 Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Sore Throat [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/15/2013 Treatments for Symptoms of the Common Cold [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
11/01/2012 Oral Antihistamine/Decongestant/Analgesic Combinations for the Common Cold [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/01/2012 Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
07/15/2012 Treatment of the Common Cold in Children and Adults
12/15/2011 Common Cold [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
03/15/2011 Antibiotics for Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
01/15/2011 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children Algorithm Patient Education
11/15/2009 Saline Nasal Irrigation for Upper Respiratory Conditions Patient Education
05/01/2009 Antibiotics for Acute Maxillary Sinusitis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2009 Sinusitis (Acute) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Editorials and Letters

11/01/2012 Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Family Physicians Have the Power of the Pen [Editorials]
01/01/2011 Avoiding Sore Throat Morbidity and Mortality: When Is It Not "Just a Sore Throat?" [Editorials]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Managment

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

10/01/2004 A Tool for Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms

Patient Education, Self-Care

07/15/2016 Acute Sinusitis new Patient Education
07/01/2016 Strep Throat new Patient Education
07/15/2012 Treating the Common Cold in Children Patient Education
07/15/2012 Treating the Common Cold in Adults Patient Education
01/15/2011 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Patient Education
12/01/2010 Treatment of Bronchitis Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Colds and the Flu: Respiratory Infections During Pregnancy
Bronchiolitis
Sinusitis

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