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Modern Ear
Care of the patient with otitis media.


Proceed To Article An Election Of A Different Kind: Candidates For Disease Eradication
There are many diseases that are preventable. This list is a look at conditions both infectious and non-infectious that should be candidates for eradication in the global community. The report addresses research needs, scope of the problem and a description of each health condition. More...

Proceed To Article Clinical Evidence Shows Limited Effect Of Antibiotic Treatment On Children With Acute Otitis Media
Almost two-thirds of children with uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM)—a middle ear infection—recover from pain and fever within 24 hours of diagnosis without treatment with antibiotics, and over 80 percent recover within 1-7 days. More...

Proceed To Article AHRCQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 15 - Management Of Acute Otitis Media
The objective of this report was to analyze the evidence on the initial management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children. AOM is one of the most common diagnoses in children. Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS), which did not differentiate between AOM and otitis media with effusion, indicated that the number of office visits for AOM increased more than two-fold from 1975 to 1990. More...

Proceed To Article Largest Handheld Network For Physicians' Proven Success Attracts New Investors
ePocrates, the largest handheld network for physicians, has secured $35 million in second round funding from several of the most prominent healthcare and technology focused venture capital firms. Participants in the round include lead investor, Sprout Group, as well as Bay City Capital and all three Series A investors, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest and Three Arch Partners. More...

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Alternative Treatment For Certain Ear Infections
Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, met in Boston to review data on alternative treatments to oral antibiotics when treating children with ear tubes who develop ear infections with drainage. More...


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