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Title: Patients insist on antibiotics for sinusitis? Here is a good reason to say “no”
Author: Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Hickner, John; Ewigman, Bernard
Keywords: acute sinusitis
viral infection
bacterial infection
nasal saline
Date: 2008-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(7) 2008: 464-468.
Abstract: Stop prescribing antibiotics for adults with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis, unless the patient has severe symptoms. Antibiotics have little if any positive effects on the severity and duration of symptoms, and they cause adverse effects and create unnecessary expense. Strength of recommendation A: Based on a meta-analysis of 9 randomized trials in primary care practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5418

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