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Disease relevance of Otoscopy


High impact information on Otoscopy

  • As judged by otoscopy, 60% of the patients receiving augmentin, with or without myringotomy, recovered completely compared with 23% of patients treated with myringotomy plus placebo [4].
  • The percentages of subjects who were effusion-free in the ceftibuten and amoxicillin groups at 2 weeks by otoscopy were 29.8 and 27.2%, respectively (P = 0.59), and by the algorithm, 23.4 and 20.4%, respectively (P = 0.47) [5].
  • When persistent middle ear effusion was analyzed by pneumatic otoscopy, 64 of 103 affected ears (62.1%) treated with cefprozil and 80 of 105 affected ears (76.1%) treated with amoxicillin clavulanate potassium were abnormal (P = 0.04) [6].
  • On a SGI workstation three-dimensional computer reconstructions of the ear were generated from the Chinese visible human dataset, viewing the middle and inner ear imitating the traditional otoscopy [7].
  • Those babies who did not pass the CEOAE were examined by DPOAE, otoscopy, tympanometry and ABR, if needed [8].

Gene context of Otoscopy

  • In most cases stapedial otosclerosis is advantageously diagnosed by otoscopy and audiometry [9].
  • A further miniaturization of the lens telescopes (Hopkins Rod) has resulted in a telescope (length, 6 cm; diameter, 2.7 mm) that is suitable for pediatric otoscopy [10].


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  2. Cefprozil treatment of persistent and recurrent acute otitis media. Pichichero, M.E., McLinn, S., Aronovitz, G., Fiddes, R., Blumer, J., Nelson, K., Dashefsky, B. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (1997) [Pubmed]
  3. Evoked acoustic emissions from the human ear. V. Developmental changes. Johnsen, N.J., Parbo, J., Elberling, C. Scandinavian audiology. (1989) [Pubmed]
  4. Randomised study of myringotomy, amoxycillin/clavulanate, or both for acute otitis media in infants. Engelhard, D., Cohen, D., Strauss, N., Sacks, T.G., Jorczak-Sarni, L., Shapiro, M. Lancet (1989) [Pubmed]
  5. Efficacy of ceftibuten compared with amoxicillin for otitis media with effusion in infants and children. Mandel, E.M., Casselbrant, M.L., Kurs-Lasky, M., Bluestone, C.D. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (1996) [Pubmed]
  6. Comparative trial of cefprozil vs. amoxicillin clavulanate potassium in the treatment of children with acute otitis media with effusion. Arguedas, A.G., Zaleska, M., Stutman, H.R., Blumer, J.L., Hains, C.S. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (1991) [Pubmed]
  7. Visualization of the temporal bone of the Chinese Visible Human. Qiu, M.G., Zhang, S.X., Liu, Z.J., Tan, L.W., Li, Q.Y., Li, K., Wang, Y.S., Deng, J.H., Tang, Z.S. Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Otological evaluation of newborns who failed otoacoustic emission screening. Olsha, M., Newmark, M., Bresloff, I., Feinmesser, R., Attias, J. Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology. (1999) [Pubmed]
  9. Radioanatomy of cochlear and stapedial otosclerosis. Wilbrand, H.F. Scandinavian audiology. Supplementum. (1988) [Pubmed]
  10. Pediatric otoscopy and photography of the tympanic membrane. Konrad, H.R., Berci, G., Ward, P. Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) (1979) [Pubmed]
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