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Upper Respiratory Infections

Apr 15, 2015 Issue
AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis [Practice Guidelines]

This guideline on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children one to 23 months of age from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates a previous guideline published in 2006.


Dec 15, 2014 Issue
AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases has updated its guidance on the use of palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis in infants and children at increased risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Because the palivizumab package labeling does not include a def...


Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Cold Symptoms Unaffected by Regular Analgesic Dosing or Use of Steam [POEMs]

Advice regarding the use of steam inhalation, ibuprofen alone or with acetaminophen, acetaminophen alone, and regular vs. as-needed use of analgesics did not show any improved effectiveness in treating symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections. Ibuprofen may be beneficial in patients with chest...


Jul 15, 2014 Issue
Delayed Prescription Strategies Decrease Antibiotic Use [POEMs]

A delayed prescription approach in children and adults with acute respiratory tract infections, combined with explicit instructions for symptom control, is effective in decreasing antibiotic use, while not adversely affecting patient satisfaction or symptom duration or severity.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Amoxicillin/Clavulanate or Ibuprofen No Better Than Placebo for Acute Bronchitis [POEMs]

Treating acute bronchitis with amoxicillin/clavulanate or the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen is no more effective than placebo in decreasing symptoms in general or duration of frequent cough. Treatment does, however, produce adverse effects in one in eight patients.


Feb 15, 2013 Issue
Vitamin D Does Not Reduce the Incidence or Severity of URIs in Healthy Adults [POEMs]

Vitamin D supplementation, at a dosage of 100,000 IU per month for 18 months, did not reduce the incidence or severity of URIs in healthy adults. This is the third randomized controlled trial that showed no relationship between vitamin D levels and acute URIs.


Nov 1, 2012 Issue
Antibiotic Use in Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections [Article]

Upper respiratory tract infections account for millions of visits to family physicians each year in the United States. Although warranted in some cases, antibiotics are greatly overused. This article outlines the guidelines and indications for appropriate antibiotic use for common upper respiratory ...


Jul 15, 2012 Issue
Treatment of the Common Cold in Children and Adults [Article]

The common cold, or upper respiratory tract infection, is one of the leading reasons for physician visits. Generally caused by viruses, the common cold is treated symptomatically. Antibiotics are not effective in children or adults. In children, there is a potential for harm and no benefits with ove...


Dec 15, 2011 Issue
Common Cold [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for common cold?


Nov 15, 2011 Issue
CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis [Practice Guidelines]

Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is used for diagnosis; however, results should be cautiously interpr...


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