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Safety of reduced antibiotic prescribing for self limiting respiratory tract infections...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4933936
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Gulliford MC, Moore MV et. al.

Jul 5th, 2016 - To determine whether the incidence of pneumonia, peritonsillar abscess, mastoiditis, empyema, meningitis, intracranial abscess, and Lemierre's syndrome is higher in general practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics for self limiting respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Cohort study. 610 UK general practices from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Registered patients with 45.5 million ...

Renewal of peritonsillar abscess: Impact of the bacterial species of the infection and ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/coa.12893
Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Of... Wikstén J, Kaltiainen E et. al.

May 3rd, 2017 - To compare the bacterial species and patient clinical features in peritonsillar abscesses between patients who had renewal (renewal group) and those who did not (recovery group). Prospective comparative aetiological study. Tertiary referral centre. A total of 180 adult peritonsillar abscess patients were prospectively enrolled and treated as outpatients with incision and drainage and oral antib...

Corticosteroids in peritonsillar abscess treatment: a blinded placebo-controlled clinic...
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.24283
The Laryngoscope; Chau JK, Seikaly HR et. al.

Jun 24th, 2013 - Sore throat is a common, benign emergency department (ED) presentation; however, peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a complication that requires aggressive management. Use of systemic corticosteroids (SCSs) in PTA is occurring without clear evidence of benefit. This study examined the efficacy and safety of SCS treatment for patients with PTA. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. A c...

Fusobacterium necrophorum: most prevalent pathogen in peritonsillar abscess in Denmark.
https://doi.org/10.1086/644616
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Ehlers Klug T, Rusan M et. al.

Oct 21st, 2009 - Group A streptococci are commonly regarded as the most prevalent cause of acute bacterial tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess (PTA). However, the majority of PTA aspirates also contain strains of anaerobes, and accumulating evidence indicates that Fusobacterium necrophorum (FN) could be involved in acute tonsillitis. The purpose of the present study was to describe the epidemiology and bacter...

Internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with life-threatening epistaxis as a complicatio...
https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182187539
Pediatric Emergency Care; da Silva PS, Waisberg DR

May 6th, 2011 - Pseudoaneurysm of the cervical internal carotid artery is a very rare, potentially fatal complication of a neck space infection in children associated with high mortality and morbidity. A 3-year-old boy presented with spontaneous massive epistaxis 45 days after a deep neck space infection caused by a peritonsillar abscess. During nasopharyngeal packing, he evolved with cardiac arrest. Intra-art...

Peritonsillar abscess.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18246890
American Family Physician; Galioto NJ

Feb 5th, 2008 - Peritonsillar abscess remains the most common deep infection of the head and neck. The condition occurs primarily in young adults, most often during November to December and April to May, coinciding with the highest incidence of streptococcal pharyngitis and exudative tonsillitis. A peritonsillar abscess is a polymicrobial infection, but Group A streptococcus is the predominate organism. Sympto...

Tonsil ultrasound: technical approach and spectrum of pediatric peritonsillar infections.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-015-3505-7
Pediatric Radiology; Bandarkar AN, Adeyiga AO et. al.

Dec 7th, 2015 - Peritonsillar infections are one of the most common deep neck space infections, particularly in adolescents. Inaccurate diagnosis can lead to delay in management and potentially life-threatening complications. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck traditionally has been used to diagnose suspected peritonsillar abscess. With growing concern over radiation exposure, there ha...

Randomized trial comparing intraoral ultrasound to landmark-based needle aspiration in ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01380.x
Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Soc... Costantino TG, Satz WA et. al.

Jun 12th, 2012 - Traditionally, emergency physicians (EPs) have used anatomic landmark-based needle aspiration to drain peritonsillar abscesses (PTAs). If this failed, an imaging study and/or consultation with another service to perform the drainage is obtained. Recently, some EPs have used ultrasound (US) to guide PTA drainage. This study seeks to determine which initial approach leads to greater successful dr...

Clinical factor for successful nonsurgical treatment of pediatric peritonsillar abscess.
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.25337
The Laryngoscope; Kim DK, Lee JW et. al.

Jul 14th, 2015 - Current management for peritonsillar abscess in pediatric patients includes intensive medical therapy using antibiotics with or without surgical drainage. However, attaining proper surgical drainage is difficult in young children because they have narrow oral cavities and are less cooperative than adults. The aim of this study was to investigate which factors are associated with a good response...

An evidence-based review of peritonsillar abscess.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02452.x
Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Of... Powell J, Wilson JA

Feb 10th, 2012 - We present the current literature surrounding peritonsillar abscess management highlighting areas of controversy. TYPE OF REVIEW AND SEARCH STRATEGY: Literature review using Medline and Embase databases (search terms 'peritonsillar abscess', 'peritonsillar infection' and 'quinsy') limited to articles published from 1991 to 2011 (English language). (i) Intraoral ultrasound has a sensitivity and ...

Microbial Flora and Antibiotic Resistance in Peritonsillar Abscesses in Upstate New York.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489415589364
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology; Plum AW, Mortelliti AJ et. al.

May 29th, 2015 - To identify the common bacteria in recent peritonsillar abscesses and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance and compare both between adults and children. This is a retrospective chart review at a single academic institution of patients who underwent either incision and drainage or tonsillectomy for a peritonsillar abscess between 2002 and 2012 (n=69). Medical records were reviewed for culture...

Peritonsillar Abscess: Complication of Acute Tonsillitis or Weber's Glands Infection?
https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599816639551
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal ... Klug TE, Rusan M et. al.

Mar 30th, 2016 - To review the literature concerning the 2 primary hypotheses put forth to explain the pathogenesis of peritonsillar abscess: "the acute tonsillitis hypothesis" (peritonsillar abscess is a complication of acute tonsillitis) and "the Weber gland hypothesis" (peritonsillar abscess is an infection of Weber's glands). PubMed, EMBASE. Data supporting or negating one hypothesis or the other were elici...

Descending mediastinitis in Epstein-Barr virus infection.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4400782
Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Geerts JW, van Driel EM et. al.

Mar 5th, 2015 - Our case report describes a previously healthy 34-year-old male who develops a descending mediastinitis as a complication of an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The mediastinitis was suspected to have developed by a breakthrough of a peritonsillar abscess through the space between the alar and prevertebral space.

Think ultrasound first for peritonsillar swelling.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2015.01.031
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Secko M, Sivitz A

Mar 4th, 2015 - Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is one of the most common deep neck space infections that can potentially have life-threatening complications if inadequately diagnosed and not treated promptly. The ability of clinicians to reliably differentiate PTA from peritonsillar cellulitis by physical examination alone is limited and blind needle aspiration, the typical method of diagnosis of PTA, is also unr...

Pediatric peritonsillar abscess: Outcomes and cost savings from using transcervical ult...
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.26470
The Laryngoscope; Huang Z, Vintzileos W et. al.

Jan 16th, 2017 - 1) To analyze clinical outcomes of children stratified by ultrasound into three diagnoses: acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar phlegmon, and abscess; and 2) To compare clinical outcomes and financial impact between children who underwent ultrasound protocol to those who did not. Retrospective analysis between two cohorts: ultrasound protocol group and control group. Children with peritonsillar abs...

Technology advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of peritonsillar abscess.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2014.03.017
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Gekle R, Raio C et. al.

May 19th, 2014 - A 17 year-old man presented to the emergency department with signs and symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess. His trismus was sopronounced that it was too difficult to drain the abscess under dynamic ultrasound guidance. It was suggested that localization of the abscess with ultrasound be used concurrently with video laryngoscopy. The ultrasound was used to localize the abscess and visualize its ...

The impact of prior tonsillitis and treatment modality on the recurrence of peritonsill...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4188615
PloS One; Wang YP, Wang MC et. al.

Oct 7th, 2014 - Studies suggest an increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) recurrence in patients with prior tonsillitis. However, this association is inconsistent and could be confounded by different treatment modalities. This study aimed to assess the risk of recurrence among PTA patients with different degrees of prior tonsillitis and treatment modalities, and the role of tonsillectomy in current prac...

Changing trends of peritonsillar abscess.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.12.003
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Marom T, Cinamon U et. al.

Dec 17th, 2009 - This retrospective, cohort study aims to assess the changing characteristics of peritonsillar abscess (PTA). Data were obtained from PTA patient records admitted to a secondary hospital over a 10-year period. A total of 427 patients, aged 31.6 +/- 15.2 years (range, 3-91), were treated for PTA, reflecting an incidence of 0.9/10 000/y. Forty-seven (11%) patients had more than one episode. There ...

National UK survey of antibiotics prescribed for acute tonsillitis and peritonsillar ab...
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215109991939
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology; Visvanathan V, Nix P

Nov 25th, 2009 - To survey antibiotics prescribed for patients admitted with acute tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess to UK ENT departments. An anonymous postal questionnaire was sent to UK ENT consultants. Intravenous benzylpenicillin alone was preferred significantly more often for acute tonsillitis (n = 175) than for peritonsillar abscess (83) (p < 0.001). A combination of benzylpenicillin and metronidazo...

PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA Versus Traditional Electrosurgery in Subcapsular Tonsillectomy
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01193556

Jan 2nd, 2013 - Tonsillectomy is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess. The PEAK PlasmaBlade uses pulsed radiofrequency (RF) energy and a highly-insulated handpiece design to enable precision cutting and coagulation at the point of application. The PlasmaBlade has received F...