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Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

We checked this guideline and decided that it should not be updated at this time. For details, see the update decision and the process for deciding if an update is needed. We have also removed reference to throat swabs from recommendation 1.3.14, to bring it into line with Public Health England’s Guidance for public health management of meningococcal disease in the UK.  
nice.org.uk
about 5 years ago
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Surgery Boosts Survival Chances for Advanced Throat Cancer

Surgery significantly improves survival among patients with advanced oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers, registry data show.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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Antibiotics for preventing recurrent sore throat | Cochrane

Recurrent sore throat is an inflammation of the throat occurring three or more times per year. Sore throat has many causes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi (uncommonly) and non-infective causes. It causes throat pain, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes and symptoms of other accompanying respiratory infections. Antibiotics are sometimes used to prevent recurrent sore throat on the basis that sore throats can be caused by bacteria. However, frequent use of antibiotics has been linked to the development of antibiotic resistance. We looked for studies (randomised controlled trials) that investigated the effectiveness of antibiotics for preventing recurrent sore throat in adults and children.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Lab Case 60

A 65 year old man presents to your ED with an altered mental state. He has a history of throat cancer with metastases to his brain.  
emergucate.com
over 5 years ago
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Antibiotics to prevent infection of the brain coverings (meningitis) in patients with basilar skull fracture | Cochrane

Basilar skull fracture (7% to 15.8% of all skull fractures) places the central nervous system in contact with bacteria from the nose and throat and may be associated with cerebrospinal fluid leakage (occurring in 2% to 20.8% of patients). Blood or watery discharge from the nose or ears, bruising behind the ear or around the eyes, hearing loss, inability to perceive odours or facial asymmetry may lead physicians to the diagnosis of basilar skull fracture. Patients with a basilar skull fracture may develop meningitis and some doctors give antibiotics in an attempt to reduce this risk.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Amber's Story: How Two Kidneys Saved My Life - Nebraska Medicine

When Amber Tennell was 7-years-old, she had strep throat almost every two weeks. Doctors wanted to remove her tonsils. When she went in for surgery, her bloo...  
youtube.com
almost 6 years ago