Children’s Sinusitis Guideline in Iambic Pentameter

The American Academy of Pediatrics acute sinusitis guideline was too complex for limerickification, and even resisted sonnet format, so here it is in iambic pentameter. Nasal discharge’s mostly allergic or viral And thus needs only symptomatic care With no need for an antimicrobial trial Unless high-risk and flu virus is there.   Only think sinusitis as a cause InContinue reading “Children’s Sinusitis Guideline in Iambic Pentameter”

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Otitis Media Guideline Limerick

Based on good feedback about yesterday’s limerick summarizing the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2015 Bronchiolitis Guideline, here is one synopsizing the AAP’s 2013 Otitis Media Clinical Practice Guideline: For those 6-months or older with malaise And a bulging TM that’s ablaze, Give analgesia well-dosed And only antibiose If not improving in 2-3 days.

The Antibiotic Apocalypse

I am hopeful that these ominous wake-up calls here and here from the BBC  will lead to policy change, especially related to policies that permit widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed.  Consumers Union posted a policy summary here and the Center for Disease Control’s website gives a more in-depth look here.