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Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion in children

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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13 tweeters
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Title
Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion in children
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009163.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alice van Zon, Geert J van der Heijden, Thijs MA van Dongen, Martin J Burton, Anne GM Schilder, van Zon A, van der Heijden GJ, van Dongen TM, Burton MJ, Schilder AG

Abstract

Otitis media with effusion (OME) is characterised by an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear behind an intact tympanic membrane, without the symptoms or signs of acute infection. In approximately one in three children with OME, however, a bacterial pathogen is identified in the middle ear fluid. In most cases, OME causes mild hearing impairment of short duration. When experienced in early life and when episodes of (bilateral) OME persist or recur, the associated hearing loss may be significant and have a negative impact on speech development and behaviour. Since most cases of OME will resolve spontaneously, only children with persistent middle ear effusion and associated hearing loss potentially require treatment. Previous Cochrane reviews have focused on the effectiveness of ventilation tube insertion, adenoidectomy, autoinflation, antihistamines, decongestants, and oral and topical intranasal steroids in OME. This review focuses on the effectiveness of antibiotics in children with OME.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 23%
Researcher 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Professor 5 8%
Other 15 23%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 11%
Psychology 6 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2015.
All research outputs
#577,702
of 12,101,174 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,411
of 7,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,236
of 117,901 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 79 outputs
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