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. 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, 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 ...
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is characterized by a nonpurulent effusion of the middle ear that may be either mucoid or serous (see the image below). Symptoms usually involve hearing loss or aural fullness but typically do not involve pain or fever.
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.
Serous otitis media (SOM), also known as otitis media with effusion (OME), fluid in the ear, middle ear effusion (MEE), or secretory otitis media, is a condition in which fluid resides in the middle ear.
Avoid the routine use of antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media. Background. Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common problem in early childhood . 75% of children have at least one episode by school age ; Peak age prevalence is 6-18 months ; Causes of acute otitis media are often multifactorial.
Otitis Media Patient population: Pediatric patients (>2 months old) and adults . Objectives: Limit acute symptoms and suppurative complications caused by acute otitis media. (2) Maximize language development and minimize long term damage to middle ear structure associated with otitis media with effusion.
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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