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In reference to: amoxicillin-clavulanate improves symptoms, reduces treatment failure in select children with acute otitis media and increases risk of diarrhoea
  1. Alejandro Hoberman,
  2. Jack L Paradise
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Alejandro Hoberman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Gen Academic Pediatrics, 4401 Penn Avenue, CHOB, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA; Hoberman{at}chp.edu

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In their commentary1 about our report2 and a similar Finnish report3 on the treatment of acute otitis media in young children, Drs Marmor and Newman ignored or misread crucial elements. Although the commentary was aptly titled, ‘Amoxicillin-clavulanate improves symptoms, reduces treatment failure in select children with acute otitis media…,’ the text applicable to our trial was limited to a discussion of the differences we found between the amoxicillin-clavulanate and placebo treatment groups in symptomatic response, without reference to …

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