Table 14Characteristics of studies: Myringotomy comparisons

Study, Study Type, CountryArm (N)Diagnosis CriteriaWait Period Between Diagnosis and StudyInclusion/Exclusion CriteriaLength of Study Follow-upAge in YearsRisk of Bias
Ragab, 2005116

RCT

Egypt
G1: Radiofrequency myringotomy + Mitomycin C (N=30) 73% had adenoidectomy
G2: Radiofrequency myringotomy (no Mitomycin C) (N=30) 67% had adenoidectomy
History, pneumatic otoscopy and tympanometryNRInclude: Patients undergoing surgery for OME3 monthsMean
G1: 4.8
G2: 5.2
Medium

G = group; N = number; NR = not reported; OME = otitis media with effusion; RCT = randomized control trial

From: Results

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

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