Otitis Media

Inflammation of the MIDDLE EAR including the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE.
Also Known As:
Middle Ear Inflammation; Inflammation, Middle Ear
Networked: 3849 relevant articles (357 outcomes, 591 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Infection
2. Sinusitis
3. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
4. Otitis Media with Effusion
5. Human Influenza (Influenza)


1. Pichichero, Michael E: 33 articles (10/2015 - 10/2002)
2. Dagan, Ron: 29 articles (10/2014 - 07/2002)
3. Arguedas, Adriano: 24 articles (01/2014 - 01/2003)
4. Casey, Janet R: 20 articles (10/2015 - 09/2004)
5. Rovers, Maroeska M: 20 articles (01/2015 - 02/2006)
6. Chonmaitree, Tasnee: 17 articles (02/2015 - 03/2003)
7. Bakaletz, Lauren O: 16 articles (08/2015 - 10/2002)
8. Leibovitz, Eugene: 16 articles (10/2014 - 07/2002)
9. Kerschner, Joseph E: 15 articles (08/2015 - 07/2003)
10. Käyhty, Helena: 15 articles (11/2012 - 03/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Otitis Media:
1. Amoxicillin (Wymox)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
10/21/2006 - "Antibiotics seem to be most beneficial in children younger than 2 years of age with bilateral acute otitis media, and in children with both acute otitis media and otorrhoea. "
12/01/1998 - "In most countries, acute otitis media in children is treated with antibiotics; however, the efficacy of antibiotic use in every acute otitis media is a controversial issue. "
12/01/1996 - "Critical review of the published evidence suggests that the most favorable outcomes from medical treatment will occur if practitioners: appreciate the favorable natural history of untreated otitis media realize that OME may take months to resolve following a single AOM episode modify risk factors to improve the odds of spontaneous resolution use pneumatic otoscopy and confirmatory tympanometry to diagnose OME recognize the limited impact of antibiotic therapy on treatment and prevention balance the benefits of antibiotics against the risk of accelerated bacterial resistance avoid repetitive, prolonged, or prophylactic antibiotic treatment of chronic OME avoid ineffective therapy, such as antihistamine/decongestant preparations An important aspect of management is helping caregivers understand the natural history of otitis media and the impact of medical treatment on shortterm and long-term outcomes. "
09/05/1977 - "This high incidence of Haemophilus isolation from the middle ear exudate of these children has important therapeutic implications; antibiotics effective against H influenzae should be employed when dealing with otitis media in this older age group."
01/01/2004 - "Health professionals showed a significantly greater knowledge about antibiotics and were less likely to expect antibiotics to be prescribed for acute otitis media than non-health professionals before using the website. "
3. Clavulanic Acid (Potassium Clavulanate)FDA LinkGeneric
4. VaccinesIBA
5. Azithromycin (Zithromax)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Cefaclor (Ceclor)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination (Co-amoxiclav)FDA Link
8. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Conjugate VaccinesIBA
10. Cefixime (Suprax)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Middle Ear Ventilation (Tympanostomy)
2. Tympanoplasty
3. Adenoidectomy
4. Myringoplasty
5. Transplants (Transplant)