Association of e-Cigarette Exposure with Pediatric Otitis Media Recurrence

Tina K. Lam, Tina L. Samuels, Ke Yan, Liyun Zhang, Jazzmyne Adams, Kaleigh A. Stabenau, Joseph E. Kerschner & Nikki Johnston
Objective:Otitis media (OM) is a common inflammatory disease spectrum in children and a leading cause of pediatric physician visits, antibiotic prescriptions and surgery. Tobacco exposure is associated with increased risk of OM recurrence, chronicity and surgeries. Tobacco products have changed dramatically in recent years with the advent of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). While users frequently perceive vape as less harmful than traditional cigarettes, burgeoning evidence supports its contribution to respiratory pathologies. The consequences of secondhand exposure,...
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