September 2012. Volume 8. Number 3

Infant with recurrent acute otitis media: how can surgery help?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kujala T, Alho OP, Luotonen J, Kristo A, Uhari M, Renko M, et al. Tympanostomy with and without adenoidectomy for the prevention of recurrences of acute otitis media: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31:565-9.
Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Orejón de Luna G2.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
2CS General Ricardos. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 13/08/2012
Acceptance date: 14/08/2012
Publication date: 22/08/2012

Abstract

Author's conclusions: Insertion of tympanostomy tubes alone (adenoidectomy with or without tympanostomy) was effective in preventing recurrent AOM in children younger than 2 years.

Reviewers' commentary: Although surgery prevents episodes of AOM, it is necessary to be selective in its indication and to evaluate the risks and benefits. Further studies should focus on the long term outcomes of surgery.

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Orejón de Luna G. Lactante con otitis frecuentes: ¿qué puede aportar la cirugía? Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:61.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Kujala T, Alho OP, Luotonen J, Kristo A, Uhari M, Renko M, et al. Tympanostomy with and without adenoidectomy for the prevention of recurrences of acute otitis media: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31:565-9.
Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Orejón de Luna G2.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
2CS General Ricardos. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 13/08/2012
Acceptance date: 14/08/2012
Publication date: 22/08/2012

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Orejón de Luna G. Lactante con otitis frecuentes: ¿qué puede aportar la cirugía? Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:61.

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