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Presence of specific viruses in the middle ear fluids and respiratory secretions of young children with acute otitis media†
The purpose of the study was to investigate the presence of different viruses in middle ear fluids and nasopharyngeal aspirates in young children with acute otitis media. Two cohorts of children (N =Expand
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Treatment of acute otitis media with probiotics in otitis-prone children-a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised study.
BACKGROUND & AIMS To examine whether probiotics would reduce the occurrence or duration of acute otitis media (AOM), or the nasopharyngeal carriage of otitis pathogens in otitis-prone children. Expand
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Viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children with emphasis on acute otitis media
Summary Viral upper respiratory infection is the most common reason for seeking medical care for children. Recurrent viral respiratory infections and subsequent complications (e.g. acute otitisExpand
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Slow initial β-lactam infusion and oral paracetamol to treat childhood bacterial meningitis: a randomised, controlled trial.
BACKGROUND New antimicrobials or adjunctive treatments have not substantially reduced mortality from acute childhood bacterial meningitis. Paracetamol seems to have beneficial effects in bacteraemicExpand
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Sleep problems and daytime tiredness in Finnish preschool-aged children-a community survey.
BACKGROUND Sleep is important to the well-being and development of children. Specially, small children are vulnerable to the effects of inadequate sleep. However, not much is known about theExpand
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Rhinoviruses: important respiratory pathogens.
The most frequent viruses associated with respiratory infections are human rhinoviruses (HRVs). Although the majority of HRV infections are mild and self-limited, HRV is an important cause ofExpand
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Milk containing probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and respiratory illness in children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Background/Objectives:To determine whether long-term daily consumption of milk containing probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (GG) decreases respiratory illness in children.Subjects/Methods:AExpand
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Detection of Human Herpesvirus 6 and Varicella-Zoster Virus in Tear Fluid of Patients with Bell's Palsy by PCR
ABSTRACT Human herpesvirus 6 DNA was detected by PCR in the tear fluid of 7 (35%) of 20 patients with Bell's palsy and of 1 (5%) of 20 healthy controls. Varicella-zoster virus was detected by PCR inExpand
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Otorhinolaryngological findings and hearing in HIV-positive and HIV-negative children in a developing country
The otorhinolaryngological (ORL) manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are common, but remain poorly characterized among children of Sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of new pediatricExpand
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Sleep disturbances in a community sample from preschool to school age.
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of various sleep problems at school age in a Finnish community sample and to evaluate the persistence of the sleep problems from the preschool age to school age in aExpand
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