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Episode 116: New media about otitis media treatment

In episode 116, James and Mike take a re-look, with some new evidence, at the use of antibiotics for acute otitis media in children and come to the conclusion that antibiotics do have an effect and produce side effects. They both agree that if the child is really sick you may as well give antibiotics and if they aren’t really sick then you can wait. At the end of the podcast Mike agrees that this information doesn’t in anyway change what he already was doing. But at least he is now supported by 2 articles in the New England Journal of Medicine – which makes everything feel so much better.

Show notes

1) Two new otitis media trials

N Engl J Med 2011;364:116-26

N Engl J Med 2011;364:105-15

2) Systematic review of otitis media treatment

JAMA 2010;304:2161-9

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