Nonsevere acute otitis media: a clinical trial comparing outcomes of watchful waiting versus immediate antibiotic treatment.

@article{McCormick2005NonsevereAO,
  title={Nonsevere acute otitis media: a clinical trial comparing outcomes of watchful waiting versus immediate antibiotic treatment.},
  author={David P. McCormick and Tasnee Chonmaitree and Carmen Pittman and Kokab A Saeed and Norman R. Friedman and Tatsuo Uchida and Constance D. Baldwin},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 6},
  pages={1455-65}
}
OBJECTIVE The widespread use of antibiotics for treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) has resulted in the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens that are difficult to treat. However, it has been shown that most children with nonsevere AOM recover without ABX. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, acceptability, and costs of a non-ABX intervention for children with nonsevere AOM. METHODOLOGY Children 6 months to 12 years old with AOM were screened by using a… CONTINUE READING
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