IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 643-647

Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review

Authors: Abderrahman Mamoun Khalaf, Omair Al Hussain, Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman, Doaa Hussain Alzaher, Naif Ibrahim Sulaiman AlOudah, Maab Abdulsalam Emam, Sakinah Hassan Alzaher, Abdullah Hatem Aman.

ABSTRACT

Acute sinusitis is a common upper respiratory tract infection in children and adults that can be treated by conventional medication therapy to improve symptoms as supportive care. However, antibiotics are sometimes inappropriately prescribed as sinusitis is commonly viral in origin. The rate of antibiotic abuse in sinusitis in both children and adults is considered high. This study evaluated the prescription of antibiotics in Saudi population for sinusitis either in acute or chronic setting. Educational and awareness programs are mandatory. Further studies are required to evaluate the knowledge and behavior of doctors on prescribing antibiotics for this indication.

Keywords:
Sinusitis, antibiotics, resistance, antibiotics abuse, Saudi Arabia


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Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review


Authors
Abderrahman Mamoun Khalaf
Al Amal Mental Health Complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Omair Al Hussain
Assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology, ENT Consultant, Rhinologist, Anterior Skull Base Surgery. Head of Otorhinolaryngology Department, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammed bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Doaa Hussain Alzaher
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Naif Ibrahim Sulaiman AlOudah
Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Maab Abdulsalam Emam
Mansoura University, Mansoura city, Egypt
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Sakinah Hassan Alzaher
Al Shamsi Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Hatem Aman

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Correspondence to:
. Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; drsaudaman@yahoo.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 19 Feb 2019
Accepted 07 Mar 2019
Published in print 21 May 2019

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Khalaf AM, Hussain OA, Aman SHH, Alzaher DH, AlOudah NIS, Emam MA, Alzaher SH, Aman AH. Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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Khalaf AM, Hussain OA, Aman SHH, Alzaher DH, AlOudah NIS, Emam MA, Alzaher SH, Aman AH. Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=32426 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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Khalaf AM, Hussain OA, Aman SHH, Alzaher DH, AlOudah NIS, Emam MA, Alzaher SH, Aman AH. Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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Khalaf AM, Hussain OA, Aman SHH, Alzaher DH, AlOudah NIS, Emam MA, Alzaher SH, Aman AH. Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(8): 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


Harvard Style

Khalaf, A. M., Hussain, . O. A., Aman, . S. H. H., Alzaher, . D. H., AlOudah, . N. I. S., Emam, . M. A., Alzaher, . S. H. & Aman, . A. H. (2019) Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. IJMDC, 3 (8), 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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Khalaf, Abderrahman Mamoun, Omair Al Hussain, Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman, Doaa Hussain Alzaher, Naif Ibrahim Sulaiman AlOudah, Maab Abdulsalam Emam, Sakinah Hassan Alzaher, and Abdullah Hatem Aman. 2019. Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


Chicago Style

Khalaf, Abderrahman Mamoun, Omair Al Hussain, Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman, Doaa Hussain Alzaher, Naif Ibrahim Sulaiman AlOudah, Maab Abdulsalam Emam, Sakinah Hassan Alzaher, and Abdullah Hatem Aman. "Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Khalaf, Abderrahman Mamoun, Omair Al Hussain, Saud Hatem Hamdi Aman, Doaa Hussain Alzaher, Naif Ibrahim Sulaiman AlOudah, Maab Abdulsalam Emam, Sakinah Hassan Alzaher, and Abdullah Hatem Aman. "Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.8 (2019), 643-647. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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Khalaf, A. M., Hussain, . O. A., Aman, . S. H. H., Alzaher, . D. H., AlOudah, . N. I. S., Emam, . M. A., Alzaher, . S. H. & Aman, . A. H. (2019) Assessment of antibiotics' use for the management of sinusitis in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 643-647. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550592238


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