Which treatments for persistent otitis media with effusion are beneficial?

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Title: Which treatments for persistent otitis media with effusion are beneficial?
Author: Satre, Thomas J.; Nashelsky, Joan
Keywords: adenoidectomy
oral steroids
hearing loss
ventilation tubes
Date: 2005-02
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: American Family Physician, 71(3) 2005.
Abstract: Treatments such as antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines/decongestants, and mucolytics afford no long-term benefit in the treatment of patients with otitis media with effusion (OME). [Strength of recommendation: A] Surgical treatments such as ventilation tubes and adenoidectomy improve hearing. [Strength of recommendation: A] However, surgery has conflicting effects on improving language development and behavior. [Strength of recommendation: B] There is inconclusive evidence that autoinflation of the eustachian tube with a nasal balloon improves resolution of OME. [Strength of recommendation: B]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3963

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