Risk factors for chronic otitis media with effusion in infancy. Each acute otitis media episode induces a high but transient risk.

@article{Alho1995RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for chronic otitis media with effusion in infancy. Each acute otitis media episode induces a high but transient risk.},
  author={Olli-Pekka Alho and Hannu Oja and Matti Koivu and Martti Sorri},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={121 8},
  pages={839-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of a history of acute otitis media and different extrinsic factors on the risk of chronic otitis media with effusion in infancy. DESIGN A retrospective birth cohort with a 2-year follow-up. Infection data were gathered from medical records and background information came from questionnaires. The monthly risk of chronic otitis media with effusion was dynamically modeled to control the confounding effects and time-dependency of the risk factors. SETTING… CONTINUE READING