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Xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in children up to 12 years of age

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Xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in children up to 12 years of age
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, November 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007095.pub2
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Azarpazhooh, Amir, Limeback, Hardy, Lawrence, Herenia P, Shah, Prakeshkumar S


Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common bacterial infection among young children in the United States with limitations and concerns over its treatment with antibiotics and surgery. Therefore, effective preventative measures are attractive. A potential preventative measure is xylitol, a natural sugar substitute that reduces the risk for dental decay. Xylitol can reduce the adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) to nasopharyngeal cells in vitro.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Denmark 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 92 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Bachelor 17 17%
Researcher 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Other 6 6%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 17 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 49%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 17 17%