Birth characteristics and recurrent otitis media with effusion in young children.

@article{Engel2005BirthCA,
  title={Birth characteristics and recurrent otitis media with effusion in young children.},
  author={Joost A. M. Engel and Masja Straetemans and Gerhard A. Zielhuis},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2005},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={533-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the association between birth characteristics and the recurrence of otitis media with effusion (OME). METHODS Prospective cohort study on 136 children aged 2-7 years, who received tympanostomy tubes for bilateral otitis media with effusion. Checkups were planned 1 week after tube insertion and once every 3 months thereafter. An otologist examined the ear status to assess tube extrusion and otitis media with effusion recurrence. Outcome measure was the recurrence of otitis… CONTINUE READING

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