Predictors of pain and/or fever at 3 to 7 days for children with acute otitis media not treated initially with antibiotics: A meta-analysis of individual patient data

Maroeska M. Rovers, Paul Glasziou, Cees L. Appelman, Peter Burke, David P. McCormick, Roger A. Damoiseaux, Paul Little, Nicole Le Saux, Arno W. Hoes

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The goal was to determine the predictors of a prolonged course for children with acute otitis media. METHODS. A meta-analysis of data with the observation groups of 6 randomized, controlled trials was performed. Participants were 824 children, 6 months to 12 years of age, with acute otitis media. The primary outcome was a prolonged course of acute otitis media, which was defined as fever and/or pain at 3 to 7 days. RESULTS. Of the 824 included children, 303 had pain and/or fever at 3 to 7 days. Independent predictors of a prolonged course were age of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-585
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Keywords

  • Acute otitis media
  • Meta-analysis
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Rovers, M. M., Glasziou, P., Appelman, C. L., Burke, P., McCormick, D. P., Damoiseaux, R. A., Little, P., Le Saux, N., & Hoes, A. W. (2007). Predictors of pain and/or fever at 3 to 7 days for children with acute otitis media not treated initially with antibiotics: A meta-analysis of individual patient data. Pediatrics, 119(3), 579-585. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-2092