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Ear Tubes do Not Decrease Antibioic Treatment

Sunday, 02 November 2008 11:59

Parental expectations to antimicrobial treatment and awareness about resistance development appear to influence treatment strategies for AOM. The high rate of tympanostomy tube placement in preschool children does not result in reduced antimicrobial consumption.

Arason VA, Sigurdsson JA, Kristinsson KG, Gudmundsson S   Tympanostomy tube placements, sociodemographic factors and parental expectations for management of acute otitis media in Iceland   Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 (Dec);   21 (12):   1110-1115