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Acute otitis media severity of symptom score in a tympanocentesis study

Shaikh, N and Wang, EEL and Arguedas, A and Dagan, R and Soley, C and Song, J and Echols, R (2011) Acute otitis media severity of symptom score in a tympanocentesis study. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 30 (3). 253 - 255. ISSN 0891-3668

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We followed symptoms of children with acute otitis media (AOM), who were enrolled in a clinical trial that included a baseline tympanocentesis. We observed marked and rapid improvement in symptom scores after tympanocentesis. Although symptom scores (measured by the AOM-SOS) correlated with overall clinical assessment and bacteriologic outcome, the early effect of tympanocentesis rendered the AOM-SOS less useful as a primary outcome measure. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shaikh, Nnas67@pitt.eduNAS67
Wang, EEL
Arguedas, A
Dagan, R
Soley, C
Song, J
Echols, R
Date: 1 January 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume: 30
Number: 3
Page Range: 253 - 255
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/inf.0b013e31820662d7
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Pediatrics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0891-3668
MeSH Headings: Child; Child, Preschool; Humans; Infant; Otitis Media--pathology; Otitis Media--surgery; Paracentesis--methods; Severity of Illness Index; Tympanic Membrane--surgery
PubMed ID: 21217538
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 20:08
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 11:55


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