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Autoinflation for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion

  1. Rafael Perera1,*,
  2. Paul P Glasziou2,
  3. Carl J Heneghan1,
  4. Julie McLellan1,
  5. Ian Williamson3

Editorial Group: Cochrane ENT Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006285.pub2


How to Cite

Perera R, Glasziou PP, Heneghan CJ, McLellan J, Williamson I. Autoinflation for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD006285. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006285.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Bond University, Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Southampton School of Medicine, Department of Primary Care and Population Science, Southampton, UK

*Rafael Perera, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, UK. rafael.perera@phc.ox.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Child demonstrating the use of the Otovent® device
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Young woman demonstrating use of modified Politzer device (EarPopper™)
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Tympanometry improvement, Outcome 1 Tympanogram improvement: 1 month or less.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Tympanometry improvement, Outcome 2 Tympanogram improvement: > 1 month.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Audiometry improvement, Outcome 1 Average improvement >= 10 dB in pure-tone audiogram (250 Hz to 2000 Hz).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Audiometry improvement, Outcome 2 Pure-tone threshold.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Improvement (tympanogram or composite), Outcome 1 Improvement composite: 1 month or less.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Improvement (tympanogram or composite), Outcome 2 Improvement composite: > 1 month.
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Improvement (tympanogram or composite), Outcome 3 Improvement composite by intervention: 1 month or less.
[Analysis 3.4]
Analysis 3.4. Comparison 3 Improvement (tympanogram or composite), Outcome 4 Improvement composite by intervention: > 1 month.