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Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.
Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Tonsillectomy in Children: AAO-HNS Updates Guideline [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has updated its 2011 guideline on tonsillectomy indications and perioperative care in children one to 18 years of age.
To improve the quality of care for patients of all ages with dysphonia, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) updated guidelines to reduce inappropriate variations in care, produce optimal health outcomes, and minimize harm.
Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]
The BMJ Rapid Recommendations team, a collaboration between BMJ and the MAGIC group, issued a weak recommendation to give a single dose of oral corticosteroids to most patients with acute sore throat.
Hoarseness can be a symptom of a simple inflammatory process or a more serious condition. Findings from the history, physical examination, and laryngoscopy can guide the management strategy.
Although rheumatic heart disease due to group A streptococcal infection has all but disappeared in wealthy countries, some countries still go to great lengths to test for streptococcal throat infections, including the United States. As a result, we spend more than $8 million per each additional case of rheumatic heart disease prevented.
A man presented with weight loss and difficulty swallowing. Contrast esophagography was performed.
Learn how to distinguish between inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic causes, and recommended treatments for each.
First, the good news. Complications of acute sore throat—peritonsillar abscess, otitis media, sinusitis, and skin infections—occur in only approximately 1% of adults. However, there is no good predictor of which adults will develop these complications. Decision tools that try to predict a response t...