287 Peer Review: The Best of the Blemished?
Joseph S. Alpert
289 Judicious Antibiotic Use and Intranasal Corticosteroids in Acute Rhinosinusitis
Catherine Butkus Small, Claus Bachert, Valerie J. Lund, Augustine Moscatello, Anjuli S. Nayak, and William E. Berger
Even though many cases are secondary to viral infections, acute rhinosinusitis is often treated with antibiotics. Recent studies have documented that inhaled corticosteroids in combination with antibiotics or as monotherapy provide significant symptom relief and resolution of acute rhinosinusitis.
295 Guideline for Low-Cost Antimicrobial Use in the Outpatient Setting
Lizbeth A. Hansen, Lee C. Vermeulen, Sarah Bland, and Tosha B. Wetterneck
The authors have created a guideline for the use of less expensive but efficacious antibiotics in the management of common infections.
303 Contemporary Empyema Necessitatis
Scott A. Kono and Trenton D. Nauser
Empyema infection may extend beyond the pleural space and into the chest wall. Early diagnosis, combined with effective antimicrobial therapy as well as early surgical drainage can result in marked improvement in prognosis for these patients.
Update in Office Management
306 Office Management of Chronic Pain in the Elderly
Debra K. Weiner
316 Too Much of a Good Thing
Lisa Call Pastel and Jonathan M. Ross
319 A Case for Vaccination
Aima Ahonkai and Noah Lechtzin
Images in Dermatology
322 Mystery of the Silk Road
John Patrick Welsh, Christopher B. Skvarka, Christine Ko, and Carrie Ann Cusack
ECG Image of the Month
325 A Racing Heart
Julia H. Indik
Images in Radiology
328 A Complication of Forceful Nose-Blowing
Amy Fix and Valerie J. Lang
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