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IDSearchHits
#1"Otitis Media with Effusion" OR "otitis media" OR "middle ear secretion" OR "Ear, Middle/secretion" OR "glue ear" OR middle ear effusion* OR OME OR SOM OR (otitis AND ear) OR (otitis AND ears) OR "nonsuppurative otitis" OR "serous otitis" OR "secretory otitis" OR "adhesive otitis" OR "exudative otitis" OR (mucoid AND otitis) OR (mucous AND otitis) OR (sero-muco* AND otitis) OR ((sero OR muco) AND otitis) OR (otitis AND serosa) OR (mucoid AND middle AND ear*) OR (mucous AND middle AND ear*) OR (seromuc* AND middle AND ear*)2221
#2"Steroids" OR oral steroid* OR (nasal* AND topical steroid*) OR "Anti-Bacterial Agents" OR antibiotic* OR "ear popper" OR manual therap* OR pressure equalization tube* OR adenoidectom* OR "Middle Ear Ventilation" OR tympanostomy OR (middle AND ear*AND tube*) OR (middle AND tympanic* AND tube*) OR grommet* OR ventilation tube* OR tonsillectomy OR "Leukotriene Antagonists/therapeutic use" OR "Leukotriene Antagonists" OR acetate* OR quinolone* OR phosphorylcholine OR combined modality therap* OR "Otologic Surgical Procedures" OR watchful waiting* OR tabulation OR autoinflation50759
#3(#1 AND #2)1023
#4(#3 OR myringotomy)1119
#5"Randomized Controlled Trial" OR "Single-Blind Method" OR "Double-Blind Method" OR "Random Allocation" OR "Controlled Clinical Trial" OR "Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic" OR (control* AND trial)689256
#6(#4 AND #5)1067
#7("Case-Control Studies"[MeSH] OR "Cohort Studies"[MeSH] OR "Epidemiologic Studies"[MeSH] OR "Cross-Sectional Studies"[MeSH] OR "Organizational Case Studies"[MeSH] OR "Cross-Over Studies"[MeSH] OR "Follow-Up Studies"[MeSH] OR "Seroepidemiologic Studies"[MeSH] OR "Multicenter Study"[Publication Type] OR "Multicenter Studies as Topic"[MeSH] OR "Evaluation Studies"[Publication Type] OR "Evaluation Studies as Topic"[MeSH])120400
#8(#4 AND #7)308
#9(#4)172
#10(#6 OR #8 OR #9)1119

From: Appendix A, Search Strategy

Cover of Otitis Media With Effusion: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments
Otitis Media With Effusion: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments [Internet].
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 101.
Berkman ND, Wallace IF, Steiner MJ, et al.

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