Otitis Media

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology

Controlling environmental factors, chemoprophylaxis, immunoprophylaxis and surgery are considered possible means of preventing recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM), but there are no available data concerning the paediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We evaluated the uses of CAM (homeopathy and/or herbal medicine) as means of preventing AOM in children with a history of RAOM.

Author(s): 
Marchisio, P.
Bianchini, S.
Galeone, C.
Baggi, E.
Rossi, E.
Albertario, G.
Torretta, S.
Pignataro, L.
Esposito, S.
Principi, N.
Publication Title: 
Mayo Clinic Proceedings

OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments. METHODS: Systematic literature searches were conducted through January 2006 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, British Homeopathic Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the UK National Research Register. Bibliographies were checked for further relevant publications. Studies were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Altunç, Umut
Pittler, Max H.
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

OBJECTIVE: To review the literature involving complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric otitis media. Multiple modalities are discussed, including prevention involving breastfeeding, nutrition, and vaccination; symptomatic treatment involving homeopathy, natural health products, and probiotics; manual manipulations involving osteopathy and chiropractics; and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.

Author(s): 
Levi, Jessica R.
Brody, Robert M.
McKee-Cole, Katie
Pribitkin, Edmund
O'Reilly, Robert
Publication Title: 
Medicine

Otitis media (OM) has numerous presentations in children. Together with conventional medical therapies aimed to prevent and/or treat OM, a rising number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options can be offered. Since OM is common in children, parents may ask healthcare professionals about possible CAM therapies. Many physicians feel that their knowledge is limited regarding these therapies, and that they desire some information.

Author(s): 
Marom, Tal
Marchisio, Paola
Tamir, Sharon Ovnat
Torretta, Sara
Gavriel, Haim
Esposito, Susanna
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

OBJECTIVE: To review the literature involving complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric otitis media. Multiple modalities are discussed, including prevention involving breastfeeding, nutrition, and vaccination; symptomatic treatment involving homeopathy, natural health products, and probiotics; manual manipulations involving osteopathy and chiropractics; and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.

Author(s): 
Levi, Jessica R.
Brody, Robert M.
McKee-Cole, Katie
Pribitkin, Edmund
O'Reilly, Robert
Publication Title: 
Medicine

Otitis media (OM) has numerous presentations in children. Together with conventional medical therapies aimed to prevent and/or treat OM, a rising number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options can be offered. Since OM is common in children, parents may ask healthcare professionals about possible CAM therapies. Many physicians feel that their knowledge is limited regarding these therapies, and that they desire some information.

Author(s): 
Marom, Tal
Marchisio, Paola
Tamir, Sharon Ovnat
Torretta, Sara
Gavriel, Haim
Esposito, Susanna
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

OBJECTIVE: To review the literature involving complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric otitis media. Multiple modalities are discussed, including prevention involving breastfeeding, nutrition, and vaccination; symptomatic treatment involving homeopathy, natural health products, and probiotics; manual manipulations involving osteopathy and chiropractics; and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.

Author(s): 
Levi, Jessica R.
Brody, Robert M.
McKee-Cole, Katie
Pribitkin, Edmund
O'Reilly, Robert
Publication Title: 
Archives De Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel De La Sociéte Française De Pédiatrie

Acute otitis media is the subject of many unresolved points of controversy: 1) correct diagnosis; 2) whether or not bacteria are present in each case of acute otitis media; 3) spontaneous course; 4) indication of antibiotherapy; 5) treatment of recurrent acute otitis media; and 6) the place of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy. There is no ideal response. It is important, however, to take into account the knowledge of the different otoscopic stages of acute otitis media and the fact that the course of the disease is spontaneously favorable in the majority of cases.

Author(s): 
Mudry, A.
Publication Title: 
The British Homoeopathic Journal

The conventional antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) faces a number of problems, including antibiotic resistance. Homeopathy has been shown to be capable of treating AOM successfully. As AOM has a high rate of spontaneous resolution, a trial to prove any treatment-effect has to demonstrate very fast resolution of symptoms. The purpose of this study was to find out how many children with AOM are relieved of pain within 12 h after the beginning of homeopathic treatment, making additional measures unnecessary.

Author(s): 
Frei, H.
Thurneysen, A.
Publication Title: 
Mayo Clinic Proceedings

OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments. METHODS: Systematic literature searches were conducted through January 2006 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, British Homeopathic Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the UK National Research Register. Bibliographies were checked for further relevant publications. Studies were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Altunç, Umut
Pittler, Max H.
Ernst, Edzard

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