Management of children with otitis media: A summary of evidence from recent systematic reviews
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 45, Issue 10, pages 554–563, October 2009
How to Cite
Gunasekera, H., Morris, P. S., McIntyre, P. and Craig, J. C. (2009), Management of children with otitis media: A summary of evidence from recent systematic reviews. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45: 554–563. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01564.x
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2009
- Accepted for publication 6 April 2009.
- otitis media
Health-care professionals who manage children are regularly confronted with clinical questions regarding the management of the full spectrum of otitis media: acute otitis media; otitis media with effusion; and chronic suppurative otitis media. Given the variety of potential therapies available, the wide spectrum of middle ear disorders, and the lack of consensus about management strategies, clinicians are in a difficult position when managing these children. In this review, we seek to summarise the current best evidence for answering otitis media management questions by collating existing systematic reviews.