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Supportive evidence for intranasal steroids for ETD

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J M Tracy, J G Demain, K M Hoffman, D W Goetz
BACKGROUND: Following otitis media, 10% to 50% of children develop residual middle ear effusion with concurrent hearing loss and potential cognitive, behavioral, and language impairment. Prophylactic antibiotics and tympanostomy tubes are currently recommended treatments for chronic middle ear effusion. OBJECTIVE: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of chronic middle ear effusion, we assessed the effectiveness of topical intranasal beclomethasone as an adjunct to prophylactic antibiotic therapy...
February 1998: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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