Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1980 Sep;2(3):261-3
Vaccine 2021 05 13;39(19):2613-2619. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Department of Otolaryngology, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan.
Purpose: Otitis media with effusion (OME) commonly occurs and persists in young children. It can cause hearing impairment and damage to the tympanic membrane without treatment. We aimed to determine the prevalence and association of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the nasopharynx of healthy children before the introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Read More
JPhys Photonics 2020 Jul 15;2(3). Epub 2020 May 15.
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
Pneumatic otoscopy is the recommended diagnostic method for middle ear infections. Physicians use a pneumatic otoscope to assess the position of the eardrum (bulging or retraction) as well as the eardrum mobility while an insufflation bulb is squeezed to generate air pressure changes in a sealed ear canal. While pneumatic otoscopy provides increased sensitivity and specificity by detecting decreased eardrum mobility, there exist many challenges to correctly perform and interpret results. Read More
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Nov 4;138:110282. Epub 2020 Aug 4.
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy; University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Introduction: The Italian Guideline for the management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children has been recently updated. We conducted a cross-sectional survey to investigate the adherence of Italian primary care paediatricians to the guideline recommendations.Methods: A questionnaire including 13 closed-ended questions was administered to the paediatricians participating in the 24th National Congress of Practical Pediatrics, held in Florence in November 2019. Read More
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 12;38(12S Suppl):S3-S9
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Pediatric highly intensive care unit, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.
Background: In recent years, new progress has been made regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute otitis media (AOM). The Italian Pediatric Society therefore decided to issue an update to the previous guidelines published in 2010.Methods: Literature searches were conducted on MEDLINE by Pubmed, including studies in children, in English or Italian, published between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2018. Read More