Clearing the Air: Are Antibiotics Necessary for Childhood Sinusitis? - Frankly Speaking Ep 354

There is an overlap of acute sinusitis symptoms and viral upper respiratory tract infection, such that many children are treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. In this episode, we review 2 recent studies that inform recommendations on whether or not to treat childhood sinusitis with amoxicillin/clavulanate. Gain practical strategies and the confidence to appropriately address sinusitis in the children you treat.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology of sinusitis in children
  • Summarize the recommended approaches for treating acute sinusitis in children

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Course summary
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  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine
UMass Medical School/Baystate


Frank J. Domino, MD: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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