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Upper Respiratory Infections

Jan 15, 2007 Issue
AAP Publishes Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis [Practice Guidelines]

Bronchiolitis usually is caused by a viral lower respiratory tract infection and most commonly causes morbidity and mortality in infants. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAP) has published recommendations for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.


Sep 15, 2006 Issue
Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections [Article]

To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt onset, signs...


Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Telithromycin (Ketek) for Respiratory Tract Infections [STEPS]

Telithromycin is similar to azithromycin and clarithromycin in side effects, dosing, and cost, but with enhanced activity against S. pneumoniae. Although 30 to 40 percent of S. pneumoniae cases are thought to be resistant to penicillin and/or macrolides, additional clinical trials are needed to dete...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Bronchitis (Acute) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatment in people without chronic respiratory disease?


Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Viral Croup [Article]

Viral croup is the most common form of airway obstruction in children six months to six years of age. The frightening nature of croup often prompts parents and caregivers to seek physician consultation. For children with mild croup, symptomatic care and mist therapy may be all that is necessary. Epi...


Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Echinacea [Article]

Echinacea is the name of a genus of native North American plants, commonly known as the purple coneflower. The most widely used herbal product in the United States is a liquid extract made from the root of Echinacea purpurea. Because the active component of the plant has not been identified, commerc...


Dec 1, 2002 Issue
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for upper respiratory tract infections?


May 15, 2002 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bronchitis [Article]

Acute bronchitis is one of the top 10 conditions for which patients seek medical care. Physicians show considerable variability in describing the signs and symptoms necessary to its diagnosis. Because acute bronchitis most often has a viral cause, symptomatic treatment with protussives, antitussives...


Sep 15, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part V. Acute Bronchitis [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on the appropriate use of antibiotics for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis is included in these guidelines.


Sep 1, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part IV. Acute Pharyngitis. [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on appropriate antibiotic use in acute pharyngitis is included in these guidelines.


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