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Otitis Media with Effusion Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Topical analgesia for acute otitis media

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Foxlee R, Johansson A, Wejfalk J, Dawkins J, Dooley L, Del Mar C.

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of topical analgesia for AOM.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Oral or topical nasal steroids for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion in children

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Simpson SA, Lewis R, van der Voort J, Butler CC

OBJECTIVES: To examine the evidence for treating children with hearing loss associated with OME with systemic or topical intranasal steroids.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Antihistamines and/or decongestants for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children

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Griffin G, Flynn CA

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine whether antihistamine, decongestant or combination therapy is effective in treating children who present with OME.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Identification of children in the first four years of life for early treatment for otitis media with effusion

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Simpson SA, Thomas CL, van der Linden MK, Macmillan H, van der Wouden JC, Bu...

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to assess evidence from randomised controlled trials about the effect, on language and behavioural outcomes, of screening and treating children with clinically important OME in the first four years of their life. The focus was on the first four years of life because this is the time of most rapid language development. The consequences of hearing loss are likely to be most serious during this time. In addition, children of this age are least likely to be able to report or seek help for impaired hearing, particularly if these problems have a slow onset and are subtle.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion in children

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van Zon A, van der Heijden GJ, van Dongen TM, Burton MJ, Schilder AG

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of antibiotics in children up to 18 years with OME.