The Downeast EM Podcast

Acute Otitis Media- do you really know what you’re doing?

May 11, 2019

In this podcast we sit down with Dr. Daria Thompson, a pediatric hospitalist at Tufts Medical Center and an old friend of mine to talk ear infections- a common disease commonly diagnosed... and possibly commonly done wrong.

We'll talk definitions of disease, common alternative diagnoses, and treatment plans by age. I assure you- you'll learn something new.

To see our blog post on the topic, click here.


References from our conversation-

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines:


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) AOM diagnosis and therapeutic algorithm:


American Family Physician: Otitis Media- Diagnosis and Treatment


American Family Physician- Should Children with Acute Otitis Media Routinely Be Treated with Antibiotics? No: Most Children Older Than Two Years Do Not Require Antibiotics


Peer Reviewer: Jeff Holmes MD