Jerome T Combs

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This study tests the hypothesis that montelukast sodium, a selective leukotriene receptor antagonist, will decrease the duration of the effusion of otitis media. Tympanometry and spectral gradient acoustic reflectometry were used to confirm the effusion of otitis media in patients between 2 and 12 years of age. Patients were treated with amoxicillin for 10(More)
We conducted a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to determine if the leukotriene inhibitor montelukast is effective in eliminating persistent middle ear drainage in patients with otitis media with effusion (OME). Our study population was made up of patients aged 2 to 6 years who had had confirmed OME in one or both ears for at(More)
Impedance tympanometry and acoustic reflectometry tracings were obtained on 406 ears of children between 4 and 16 years of age. The angle formed by the acoustic reflectometry tracing was measured. The reflectivity and the angle of the curve were compared with tympanometric results. Analysis of data on 182 normal ears and 224 abnormal ears revealed a(More)
There have been conflicting reports about the accuracy of the acoustic reflectometer in detecting middle ear fluid. A recording device connected to the reflectometer prints a graph showing the value of reflectivity to 0.1 unit. Twenty-four ears of children with suspected acute otitis media were studied. Ten reflectivity values were obtained for each(More)