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Our Sunday issue is full of handouts for patients and practitioners on the subject of antibiotic resistance and the judicious use of antibiotics.


Proceed To Article Resistance And Antibiotic Use: Physician Information Sheet
Antibiotics foster resistance in individual patients. In cases where they are not necessary, is it worth the risk? This one page information sheet can be copied and distributed as you see necessary. As a matter of fact, all of the information in today's Vidyya is in the public domain. You may use the information as you deem necessary. More...

Proceed To Article Judicious Treatment Summary For Otitis Media. Rhinitis/Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Cough Illness/Bronchitis
This one page summary of the "CDC/AAP Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use" is a clear and concise treatment advice on the judicious use of antibiotics. More...

Proceed To Article Cough Illness/Bronchitis: Physician Information Sheet
Cough illness/bronchitis is principally caused by viral pathogens. Airway inflammation and sputum production are non-specific responses and do not imply a bacterial etiology. According to the CDC and the AAFP, if there is a cough illness in the well-appearing child, it is important to remember antibiotics are not the answer. More...

Proceed To Article Otitis Media: Physician Information Sheet
According to the CDC, otitis media with effusion does not require antibiotic treatment. Use this tool - "Differentiating Acute Otitis Media (AOM) from Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): A tool for promoting appropriate antibiotic use" -- to guide your decision making process. More...

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Otitis Media With Effusion: Guide For Parents
Parents frequently demand antibiotics when their child is stricken with otitis media. You can give them this handout to help explain why antibiotics are not always the best course of treatment. More...


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