Tympanoplasty in children is a current and controversial theme. The success of tympanoplasty traditionally has been measured only by the post-operative integrity of the graft. Yet, there are other variables that may be used to determine success. The objectives of the present work were to analyze which factors are predictive of successful… (More)
The study aimed to demonstrate Helicobacter pylori presence in otitis media with effusion (OME) and its association with symptomatology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
In a cohort study, 69 effusions were collected during tympanostomy tube insertion for H. pylori detection using PCR and ELISA. Validated questionnaires were… (More)