Acute otitis media severity of symptom score in a tympanocentesis study

Nader Shaikh, Elaine E.L. Wang, Adriano Arguedas, Ron Dagan, Carolina Soley, James Song, Roger Echols

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We followed symptoms of children with acute otitis media (AOM), who were enrolled in a clinical trial that included a baseline tympanocentesis. We observed marked and rapid improvement in symptom scores after tympanocentesis. Although symptom scores (measured by the AOM-SOS) correlated with overall clinical assessment and bacteriologic outcome, the early effect of tympanocentesis rendered the AOM-SOS less useful as a primary outcome measure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • acute otitis media
  • patient-reported outcome measure
  • pediatrics
  • tympanocentesis


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