Ronny K Gunnarsson


MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, General Practice/Family Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; General Practice/Family, Region Västra Götaland, Research and Development Primary Health Care, Research and Development Center Södra Älvsborg, Sweden; General Practice/Family, Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Improving antibiotics targeting using PCR point-of-care testing for group A streptococci in patients with uncomplicated acute sore throat

Evidence supports some beneficial effects of antibiotics prescribed to patients with a sore throat and proven presence of group A streptococci.

Oral corticosteroids for painful acute otitis externa (swimmer’s ear): A triple-blind randomised controlled trial

If a benefit of oral corticosteroids is not proven, then physicians currently prescribing it need to be advised of this finding.