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The relationship between acute otitis media and the anatomic form of the hard palate.
Pediatr Dent. 2008 Jan-Feb; 30(1):9-14.PD

Abstract

PURPOSE

Acute otitis media (AOM) is a serious health concern for millions of children. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between AOM and the shape of the hard palate.

METHODS

Intraoral examinations were performed on 175 pediatric dental patients ages 4-6. The palatal height was classified as high, medium or low. The accompanying parent completed a survey regarding their child's age, gender, overall health, history of AOM and presence of known risk factors for AOM.

RESULTS

Eighty five percent of the total sample had a positive history for AOM, with 76% experiencing AOM prior to age 1. High palatal vault was a significant finding in children that experienced AOM before age 1 (odds ratio 3.49). Logistic regression analysis revealed that children with high palatal vaults underwent tube placement more often than the rest of the study population (odds ratio 2.49).

CONCLUSIONS

Our study revealed a relationship between the presence of high palatal vaults and early, recurrent acute otitis media in young children. Recognition of high palatal vault in children suffering from AOM, in the presence of other known risk factors, may guide health care professionals to identify an otitis media prone patient and aid in prevention of recurrence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN, USA. skim1@iupui.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18402092

Citation

Kim, Seok-Jin, et al. "The Relationship Between Acute Otitis Media and the Anatomic Form of the Hard Palate." Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 30, no. 1, 2008, pp. 9-14.
Kim SJ, Donovan DM, Blanchard SB, et al. The relationship between acute otitis media and the anatomic form of the hard palate. Pediatr Dent. 2008;30(1):9-14.
Kim, S. J., Donovan, D. M., Blanchard, S. B., Kowolik, J. E., & Eckert, G. J. (2008). The relationship between acute otitis media and the anatomic form of the hard palate. Pediatric Dentistry, 30(1), 9-14.
Kim SJ, et al. The Relationship Between Acute Otitis Media and the Anatomic Form of the Hard Palate. Pediatr Dent. 2008 Jan-Feb;30(1):9-14. PubMed PMID: 18402092.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The relationship between acute otitis media and the anatomic form of the hard palate. AU - Kim,Seok-Jin, AU - Donovan,Dirk M, AU - Blanchard,Steven B, AU - Kowolik,Joan E, AU - Eckert,George J, PY - 2008/4/12/pubmed PY - 2008/5/31/medline PY - 2008/4/12/entrez SP - 9 EP - 14 JF - Pediatric dentistry JO - Pediatr Dent VL - 30 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: Acute otitis media (AOM) is a serious health concern for millions of children. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between AOM and the shape of the hard palate. METHODS: Intraoral examinations were performed on 175 pediatric dental patients ages 4-6. The palatal height was classified as high, medium or low. The accompanying parent completed a survey regarding their child's age, gender, overall health, history of AOM and presence of known risk factors for AOM. RESULTS: Eighty five percent of the total sample had a positive history for AOM, with 76% experiencing AOM prior to age 1. High palatal vault was a significant finding in children that experienced AOM before age 1 (odds ratio 3.49). Logistic regression analysis revealed that children with high palatal vaults underwent tube placement more often than the rest of the study population (odds ratio 2.49). CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed a relationship between the presence of high palatal vaults and early, recurrent acute otitis media in young children. Recognition of high palatal vault in children suffering from AOM, in the presence of other known risk factors, may guide health care professionals to identify an otitis media prone patient and aid in prevention of recurrence. SN - 0164-1263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18402092/The_relationship_between_acute_otitis_media_and_the_anatomic_form_of_the_hard_palate_ L2 - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0164-1263&volume=30&issue=1&spage=9&aulast=Kim DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -