Pediatricians' attitudes in management of acute otitis media and ear pain in Turkey


Buyukcam A., KARA A., Bedir T., Gulhan B., ÖZDEMİR H., Sutcu M., et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.107, ss.14-20, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 107
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.01.011
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.14-20

Özet

Objectives: Acute otitis media (AOM) is predominantly a disease of childhood and one of the common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. Ear pain is the main symptom of AOM, with the result that parents frequently seek immediate medical assistance for their children. Antibiotic therapy for AOM does not provide symptomatic relief in the first 24 hours, and analgesics are commonly recommended for relieving the pain associated with AOM. The aims of the present study were to assess pediatricians' attitudes toward AOM and ear pain management in Turkey.