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Should children be screened to undergo early treatment for otitis media with effusion? A systematic review of randomized trials.

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BACKGROUND: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the most common cause of acquired hearing loss in childhood and has been associated with delayed language development and behavioural problems. Some have argued that children should be screened and treated early if found to have clinically important OME. The aim of this review was to assess evidence from randomized controlled trials about the effectiveness of screening and treating children with clinically important OME in the first 4 years of t...

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Journal:
Child: care, health and development More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
6
Pages:
425-432
Publication date:
2003-11-01
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EISSN:
1365-2214
ISSN:
0305-1862
Language:
English
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pubs:430935
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uuid:a8d2d551-22a6-403a-b13e-0ababe6cd88b
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430935
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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