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Preventing otitis media with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: More data than certainty?
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
  • Chris Del Mar, Bond University
  • Jane W Smith, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2014
Document Type
Editorial
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Del Mar, C., & Smith, J. (2014). Preventing otitis media with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: More data than certainty? Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(5). doi: 10.1002/14651858.ED000082.

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Abstract
A recently updated Cochrane Review nicely summarises the very complicated results of trials of pneumococcal vaccines with the outcome of preventing acute otitis media (rather than the original target of invasive pneumococcal disease). This is clearly an important question; acute otitis media is one of the most common causes of children's visits to the doctor. It is also a common reason for prescribing antibiotics, so anything that prevents it has the extra bonus of contributing to reducing the worry of antibiotic resistance.
Citation Information
Chris Del Mar and Jane W Smith. "Preventing otitis media with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: More data than certainty?" Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) Iss. 5 (2014) ISSN: 1469-493X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_smith/17/