Intervention Review

Antihistamines and/or decongestants for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children

  1. Glenn Griffin1,*,
  2. Cheryl A Flynn2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group

Published Online: 7 SEP 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003423.pub3

How to Cite

Griffin G, Flynn CA. Antihistamines and/or decongestants for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD003423. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003423.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Quinte West Medical Centre, Trenton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Vermont, UVM's Center for Health and Wellbeing, Burlington, VT, USA

*Glenn Griffin, Quinte West Medical Centre, 80 Catherine Street, Trenton, Ontario, ON K8V 6N8, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 7 SEP 2011


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