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: Observational
- Study Design
- Time Perspective: Prospective
- Study Primary Completion Date: September 2012
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- 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
- 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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