Role of surgery for otitis media in the era of resistant bacteria.

@article{Bluestone1998RoleOS,
  title={Role of surgery for otitis media in the era of resistant bacteria.},
  author={Charles D. Bluestone},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1090-8; discussion 1099-100}
}
Otitis media is currently the most common diagnosis made by clinicians, and its prevalence has an impact on managed health care. With the emergence of bacterial pathogens resistant to many antimicrobial agents, an urgent need exists to reassess the indications for surgical management of this more prevalent disease. In an effort to determine the causative bacterial etiology of acute otitis media, which may be resistant to commonly prescribed antimicrobial agents, tympanocentesis is indicated… CONTINUE READING

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