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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Mar;74(3):231-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.09.006. Epub 2009 Oct 17.

Epidemiology, natural history, and risk factors: panel report from the Ninth International Research Conference on Otitis Media.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology and Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55435, USA. dalyx002@umn.edu

Abstract

The 2007 Recent Advances in Otitis Media Research Conference Panel Report provides an update on otitis media (OM) research published from 2003 to 2007. This report summarizes important trends in disease incidence and prevalence, describes established and newly identified risk factors for acute and chronic OM and OM with effusion, and conveys information on newly discovered genetic factors. In this report, researchers have described declining rates of OM diagnosis, antibiotic prescriptions, offices visits for OM, and middle ear surgery since the licensure and routine use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in infants. The panel report also recommends short and long term goals for current and future OM research.

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