Bacterial Assessment of Middle Ear Fluid in Children Undergoing Ventilation Tube Placement Surgery


Children with chronic otitis media have more resistant bacteria that require surgical intervention to eradicate the infections. The study will evaluate the dominant bacteria and their sensitivities to antibiotics. The information will assist in better treatment plans for children with chronic infections. The data will also assess the changing patterns in the bacteria colonizing middle ear fluid.

Full Title of Study: “An Epidemiological and Bacteriological Assessment of Middle Ear Fluid in Children Undergoing Ventilation Tube Placement Surgery”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: September 2012

Detailed Description


Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • All children with chronic ear infections scheduled for surgical interventions Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children who have undergone prior mastoid surgery, or children with oncologic treatments.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 1 Year

Maximum Age: 15 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Dr. Shimon Schreiber, Hillel Yaffe Hospital, Department of Ear Nose And Throat

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