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February 1996

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Pediatric Otolaryngology

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San Diego, Calif

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(2):200-201. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890140084016

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The annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery was held in New Orleans, La, from September 15 through 20, 1995. This report discusses the plenary session, which was held on September 19, 1995, and the program designed to provide the general otolaryngologist an update on pediatric otolaryngology, which was held on September 20, 1995.

Plenary Session:  Pediatric Otolaryngology. Avishay Golz, MD, Haifa, Israel, and his collaborators retrospectively reviewed over 1200 records looking for evidence that a particular prophylactic treatment succeeded in decreasing the otorrhea rate after placement of ventilation tubes for chronic serous otitis media. The investigators found that the combination product of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (Augmentin) administered in three perioperative doses or in a single perioperative dose reduced postoperative otorrhea by 2.5% and 2.6%, respectively. Amoxicillin administered for 10 days postoperatively reduced otorrhea by 5.8%. These results were significant in comparison with no prophylaxis

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