Relationship of passive cigarette smoking to otitis media.

  title={Relationship of passive cigarette smoking to otitis media.},
  author={O C Ilicali and Nesil Keleş and K Ulutas D Deger and Ismail Savaş},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={125 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of passive smoking on otitis media with effusion (OME) and recurrent otitis media (ROM). DESIGN A case-control study of children who received ventilation tubes and who were followed up for 1 year to determine the risk of developing postoperative otorrhea and early extrusion in relation to exposure to passive cigarette smoke. SETTING Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. PATIENTS A total of 166 children 3 to 7 years… CONTINUE READING


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