Patients insist on antibiotics for sinusitis? Here is a good reason to say “no”
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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.
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Journal of Family Practice, 57(7) 2008: 464-468.