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Proper diagnosis, pathogens, management, antibiotic resistance, and prevention of AOM are reviewed. Basis for antibiotic selection is discussed in detail and appropriate first-, second-, and third-line antibiotic therapies are presented. Clinical issues, such as management of treatment failures, criteria for tympanostomy tubes, and improper use of antiboiotics, are reviewed.

Stan L. Block, MD - Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville
Christopher J. Harrison, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Review of accurate diagnosis of this condition, underlying microbiology of the pathogen involved, and antimicrobial treatment options. Appropriate antimicrobial selection and rational for treatment recommendations are presented, along with causes for antimicrobial treatment failures and complications of streptococcal pharyngitis.

Michael E. Pichichero, MD - Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

Accurate diagnosis, appropriate lab testing and imaging, and infectious causes of acute bacterial sinusitis reviewed. Options for antimicrobial agents used in bacterial sinusitis, principals of judicious use of antibiotics, management of bacterial sinusitis in immunocompromised patients, and sinusitis complications are delineated.

Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc - Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Georgetown University