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07. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

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Michael W. Perry
  • Name the most common infectious pathogens in acute otitis media, rhinosinusitis, and pharyngitis
  • Identify risk factors for amoxicillin-resistant bacteria in acute otitis media
  • Differentiate between patients with acute otitis media and those with otitis media with effusion
  • Develop a treatment plan for a patient with acute otitis media
  • Recommend therapy for a patient with acute otitis media who fails treatment with amoxicillin
  • Defend the role of vaccination for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections
  • Delineate viral and bacterial rhinosinusitis based on patient history
  • Select the proper dose of amoxicillin and amoxicillin–clavulanate for patients with upper respiratory tract infections
  • Determine when to refer a patient with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis to a specialist
  • Suggest nonprescription medications for patients with rhinosinusitis when antibiotics are not prescribed
  • Use a patient’s history and clinical presentation to gauge the likelihood of GABHS pharyngitis
  • Develop a therapeutic plan, including supportive care, for a patient with GABHS pharyngitis
  • Ascertain the need for GABHS diagnostic testing
  • Counsel a patient regarding the time frame for GABHS incubation and infectivity
  • Select an appropriate antibiotic and dose for recurrent GABHS in adults and children
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Lecture and Study Notes for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Supplemental File: Infectious Disease I - 07(2). Upper Respiratory Infections (Courses in Therapeutics and Disease State Management)(2).pptx
AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e > Chapter 86. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
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The Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media. Pediatrics.
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IDSA clinical practice guideline for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults. Clin Infect Dis.
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Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis: 2012 update by the IDSA.


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