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Table 5 Static acoustic admittance values in the affected (unilateral AOM) or the worst ear (bilateral AOM)

From: Oral prednisolone for acute otitis media in children: a pilot, pragmatic, randomised, open-label, controlled study (OPAL study)

Static acoustic admittance: mmho mean ± SD Prednisolone (n = 15) Control (n = 22) Unadjusted mean difference p value Adjusted mean differencea p value
Day 0 (visit 1) 0.19 ± 0.13 0.24 ± 0.22 − 0.05 (− 0.18, 0.08)    
Day 3 (visit 1) 0.26 ± 0.15 0.22 ± 0.17 0.04 (− 0.07, 0.16) 0.43 0.07 (− 0.02, 0.16) 0.13
Day 7 (visit 2) 0.32 ± 0.15 0.25 ± 0.20 0.07 (− 0.06, 0.19)   0.08 (− 0.03, 0.20)  
Day 30 (visit 3) 0.32 ± 0.18 0.37 ± 0.22 − 0.05 (− 0.19, 0.09)   − 0.03 (− 0.16, 0.10)  
Day 90 (visit 4) 0.41 ± 0.18 0.41 ± 0.22 0 (− 0.14, 0.14)   0.02 (− 0.11, 0.16)  
  1. aAdjusted for the baseline static acoustic admittance value