A prospective study of otitis media in infants born at very-low birth weight

Judith S. Gravel, Cecelia M. mccarton, Robert J. Ruben

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Abstract

Forty-six infants born at very-low birthweight were followed prospectively for a one-year period after their discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit. Pneumatic otoscopy was used to diagnose otitis media at periodic visits to a medical/developmental follow-up program. Twenty-one normal, full-term infants routinely cared for in a well-baby nursery served as control subjects and were followed similarly for the same time period. No difference was found between the two infant groups for the either the percentage of visits infants were considered to have normal middle ears bilaterally or otitis media unilaterally or bilaterally. Further, for the premature infants, no relationship was found between gestational age at birth, birthweight, or length of stay in the intensive care unit and percent-visits with otitis media during the first year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Volume105
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Otitis Media
Prospective Studies
Otoscopy
Nurseries
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Middle Ear
Premature Infants
Gestational Age
Intensive Care Units
Length of Stay
Parturition

Keywords

  • Middle ear effusion
  • Premature infants

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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A prospective study of otitis media in infants born at very-low birth weight. / Gravel, Judith S.; mccarton, Cecelia M.; Ruben, Robert J.

In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Vol. 105, No. 5-6, 1988, p. 516-521.

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Gravel, Judith S. ; mccarton, Cecelia M. ; Ruben, Robert J. / A prospective study of otitis media in infants born at very-low birth weight. In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 1988 ; Vol. 105, No. 5-6. pp. 516-521.
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