Tag Archives: Otitis media

Antibiotic gel for acute otitis media – quo vadis?

Chemical engineers at Boston’s Laboratory for Biomaterials have created a single-application bioengineered gel that could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for paediatric middle ear infections. While current Australian guidelines state that the vast majority of children do not need antibiotics for otitis media, the gel is claimed to offer hard-to-treat cases a “safer […]

Acute otitis media- clarifying the role of antibiotics – a new case study from NPS-MedicineWise

National Case Study – Otitis Media: Clarifying the role of antibiotics – this was released by NPS-MedicineWise in May 2016. The expert commentary is provided by Prof. Chris Del Mar. The case study is customised for the profession of the participant: GP, Pharmacist, Nurse or ‘other’. Other case studies of interest from NPS:  Urinary tract infections: […]

Parental Expectations and Otitis Media Antibiotic Prescription

Parental expectations that antibiotics will be prescribed for self-limiting childhood complaints are difficult to overcome. It becomes more difficult when antibiotic prescribing practice differs between prescribers and doesn’t always follow best practice guidelines.  A recent survey of parents with children in playgroup or childcare in Brisbane showed that knowledge about correct treatment of otitis media was […]