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Which children with otitis media acuta benefit from treatment with antibiotics? An individual patient data meta-analysis

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Background: At present it is not known which subgroups of children with otitis media acuta (AOM) derive benefit from antibiotics and which do not. Methods: In an individual patient data meta-analysis on six randomised trials, including 1643 children aged 6 months to 12 years with AOM, we performed subgroup analyses to identify children who might benefit more than others from treatment with antibiotics. The primary outcome was a prolonged course of AOM, which was defined as having either resid...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Appelman, C More by this author
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Journal:
Huisarts en Wetenschap
Volume:
49
Issue:
13
Pages:
650-655
Publication date:
2006-12-05
ISSN:
0018-7070
URN:
uuid:e4c53db3-2e29-4302-b60b-27d56a9b2a56
Source identifiers:
215773
Local pid:
pubs:215773
Language:
Dutch

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