Risk Factors for Chronic and Recurrent Otitis Media–A Meta-Analysis

  title={Risk Factors for Chronic and Recurrent Otitis Media–A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Yan Zhang and Min Xu and Jin Zhang and Lingxia Zeng and Yanfei Wang and Qing Zheng},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Risk factors associated with chronic otitis media (COM) and recurrent otitis media (ROM) have been investigated in previous studies. The objective of this study was to integrate the findings and determine the possible risk factors for COM/ROM based on our meta-analysis. A comprehensive search of electronic bibliographic databases (PubMed, Embase, CNKI and Wanfang database) from 1964 to Dec 2012, as well as a manual search of references of articles, was performed. A total of 2971 articles were… CONTINUE READING
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