Otitis Media (again)

This study reminds us that at least 30% of diagnoses of AOM .. are not AOM.

This review also reminds us that the standard course of treatment if one chooses to use antibiotics (and you all know that I do not as 1st line treatment) is 5 days rather than 10.

I remain surprised (as I have in the past) that so few physicians are using the acoustic reflectometer.  This devide is much cheaper and much easier to use than the tympanometer – and gives very good results.