Table 16Characteristics of studies: Myringotomy with adenoidectomy

Study, Study Type, CountryArm (N)Inclusion/Exclusion CriteriaLength of FollowupAge in Years
(Range)
Risk of Bias
Szeremeta et al., 2000117

Retrospective cohort

USA
G1: Laser myringotomy + adenoidectomy (N=29)
G2: Cold knife myringotomy + adenoidectomy (N=35)
Include:
Children >4 yrs with refractory OME or children any age with a need for a second tube; spring operations
Mean time in months (range)
G1: 16.6
(6–27)
G2: 20.2
(12–48)
Mean:
G1: 6.5
(2.74 to 12.52)
G2: 7.4
(3.86 to 5.34)
Medium

G = group; N = number; OME = otitis media with effusion; USA = United States of America; yrs = years

From: Results

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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