The guideline, The Diagnosis and Management of Otitis Media, was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It applies to otherwise ...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is updating its guidelines for treating acute otitis media (AOM), the type of ear infection that is one of the most common illnesses in U.S. children. March 2013
This evidence-based clinical practice guideline is a revision of the 2004 acute otitis media (AOM) guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians. It provides recommendations to primary care clinicians for the management of children from 6 months through 12 years of age with uncomplicated AOM.
INTRODUCTION. Acute otitis media (AOM) is primarily an infection of childhood and is the most common pediatric infection for which antibiotics are prescribed in the United States .The vast majority of the medical literature focuses on the diagnosis, management, and complications of pediatric AOM, and much of our information of AOM in adults is extrapolated from studies in children.
The guideline was published as a supplement in the February 2016 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.. The purpose of this multidisciplinary guideline is to identify quality improvement opportunities in managing otitis media with effusion (OME) and to create explicit and actionable recommendations to implement these opportunities in clinical practice.
Introduction. Otitis media (OM) is a group of complex infective and inflammatory conditions affecting the middle ear, with a variety of subtypes differing in presentation, associated complications, and treatment.
In the United States, acute otitis media (AOM), defined by convention as the first 3 weeks of a process in which the middle ear shows the signs and symptoms of acute inflammation, is the most common affliction necessitating medical therapy for children younger than 5 years. See the image below.
Prevention. In recurrent otitis media (either three or more acute infections of the middle ear in a six-month period, or at least four episodes in a year) strategies for managing the condition include the assessment and modification of risk factors where possible, repeated courses of antibiotics for each new infection and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Management of Acute Otitis Media: Update . Prepared for: ... practice guidelines and other quality enhancement tools, or as a basis for reimbursement and coverage policies. AHRQ or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services endorsement of ... Key Question IV. Prevention or Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in Children with ...
Medical therapy for acute otitis media. In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) therapeutic working group on DRSP published consensus recommendations for AOM management.  The recommendations supported the use of amoxicillin as the first-line antimicrobial agent of choice in patients with AOM.