To determine the effect of antibiotic (Amoxicillin) vs placebo for the treatment of acute otitis med

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Otitis media is the most common childhood infection for which antibiotics are prescribed. Nonetheless, there are number of important questions about the optimal management of acute otitis media. Surprisingly the efficacy of antibiotics is seen limited in terms of therapeutic effect in some countries but however, currently antibiotics are the common regiment for acute otitis media in nearly all the countries.

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[Type the company name][Type the document title][Type the document subtitle]Acer[Pick the date] JUSTIFICATION FOR THE STUDYAUTHOR: The following study plan was held in between Feb-May (1996-1998) in the Netherlands where the general practitioners treated patients with acute otitis media aged 6-24 months i.e.; children who were under 2years. Acute otitis media is defined as a process in which the middle ear shows the signs and symptoms of acute inflammation. It mainly presents with pain, malaise, irritability, fever and vomiting.OBJECTIVES:To determine the effect of antibiotic (Amoxicillin) vs placebo for the treatment of acute otitis media in children of age 6 months to 2 years.Purpose and hypothesis: Otitis media is the most common childhood infection for which antibiotics are prescribed. Nonetheless, there are number of important questions about the optimal management of acute otitis media. Surprisingly the efficacy of antibiotics is seen limited in terms of therapeutic effect in some countries but however, currently antibiotics are the common regiment for acute otitis media in nearly all the countries. METHODOLOGY:In this study plan 240 children aged 6 months to 2 years with the diagnosis of acute otitis media were selected. Patients were given either amoxicillin suspension 40mg/kg/day or placebo suspension for 10 days three times a day. Due to decongestion the patients were also given decongestion nose drops

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