The Cooperative Outcomes Group for ENT: a multicenter prospective cohort study on the outcomes of tympanostomy tubes for children with otitis media.

@article{Witsell2005TheCO,
  title={The Cooperative Outcomes Group for ENT: a multicenter prospective cohort study on the outcomes of tympanostomy tubes for children with otitis media.},
  author={David L. Witsell and Michael Gordon Vaughn Stewart and Edwin M Monsell and James A. Hadley and Jeffrey E. Terrell and Bevan Yueh and Richard M. Rosenfeld and Maureen T Hannley and Susan Sedory Holzer},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={180-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Outcomes for patients with otitis media were assessed in this prospective, multicenter study. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Thirty-one otolaryngologists enrolled 272 pediatric patients with otitis media; caregivers completed surveys at 3-month intervals, and clinical and treatment data was also collected. The Otitis Media 6 (OM-6) was the primary outcome measure. RESULTS One hundred seventy-seven patients (mean age 2.0 years) completed 3-month follow-up. One hundred thirty-seven… CONTINUE READING

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