Piccirillo named editor-in-chief of JAMA specialty journal

Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named editor-in-chief of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of 10 specialty journals in The Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA) network of publications.

Antibiotics ineffective for most sinus infections

Antibiotics that doctors typically prescribe for sinus infections do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo, according to Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, and his co-investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Instead of giving antibiotics, the researchers suggest treating symptoms, such as pain, cough and congestion, along with watchful waiting to see whether further treatment is necessary.