Daily tympanometry in children during the cold season: association of otitis media with upper respiratory tract infections.

@article{Moody1998DailyTI,
  title={Daily tympanometry in children during the cold season: association of otitis media with upper respiratory tract infections.},
  author={Sandra A. Moody and Cuneyt M. Alper and William J. Doyle},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={143-50}
}
The causal association between otitis media and viral upper respiratory tract infections (URI) suggests that early intervention during the course of a viral URI could prevent many episodes of otitis media. However, the feasibility of this approach can not be assessed at present since many aspects of the epidemiology and natural history of URI-associated otitis media are undefined. To address this deficiency, daily monitoring of middle ear status (tympanometry) and cold symptoms and weekly… CONTINUE READING

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