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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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Alper 1999 {published data only}
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Ogawa 2003 {published data only}
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  4. References to ongoing studies
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  6. References to other published versions of this review
Niebuhr-Jorgensen 1996 {published data only}
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Tel-Aviv Med Center 2006 {unpublished data only}
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References to other published versions of this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Perera 2006