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Acute Otitis Media: Adjuvant Therapy to Improve Outcome

2014-07-23 22:00:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Acute otitis media is one of the most common diseases of childhood and is one of the major causes of hearing loss in children. Despite the availability of effective antibiotic therapy for otitis media, treatment failures, persistent effusions, and recurrences are common. This Phase III outpatient study aims to test whether adjuvant therapy (an antihistamine or a corticosteroid), in addition to antibiotic therapy, improves the acute and long-term outcomes of patients with acute otitis media. This study is targeted to recruiting 200 infants (age less than one year); patient (and parent) participation is estimated to continue for one year after enrollment.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Otitis Media

Intervention

Antihistamine, Corticosteroid

Location

Univ of Texas Med Branch Children's Hosp
Galveston
Texas
United States
77550

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:26-0400

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