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:

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/113/5/1451.full.pdf

 

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

https://www.chop.edu/clinical-pathway/otitis-media-acute-clinical-pathway

 

American Family Physician: Otitis Media- Diagnosis and Treatment

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/p435.html

 

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od2.html#afp20131001p1c-b2

 

Peer Reviewer: Jeff Holmes MD