National trends in visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute sinusitis.

@article{Fairlie2012NationalTI,
  title={National trends in visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute sinusitis.},
  author={T. Duncan Fairlie and Daniel J. Shapiro and Adam L. Hersh and Lauri A. Hicks},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={172 19},
  pages={1513-4}
}
A cute sinusitis is diagnosed in over 3 million visits annually among adults and children in the United States. Of these, more than 80% result in an antibiotic prescription; however, many of these prescriptions may be unnecessary, since sinusitis is most often of viral origin and benefits of antibiotics may be limited. Prior to 2012, amoxicillin was the recommended empirical treatment for acute bacterial sinusitis; current guidelines now recommend amoxicillinclavulanate. In light of recent… CONTINUE READING

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