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Xylitol Syrup for the Prevention of Acute Otitis Media in Otitis-prone Children

2014-07-23 21:11:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of the proposed study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of orally administered viscous-adherent xylitol syrup given in a dose of five grams three times daily for 12 weeks in reducing the incidence of clinically-diagnosed acute otitis media (ear infection) in children with a history of recurrent acute otitis media.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Acute Otitis Media

Intervention

Xylitol syrup, Placebo

Location

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Recruiting

Source

Children's Hospital Boston

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:12-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Inflammation of the ear, which may be marked by pain (EARACHE), fever, HEARING DISORDERS, and VERTIGO. Inflammation of the external ear is OTITIS EXTERNA; of the middle ear, OTITIS MEDIA; of the inner ear, LABYRINTHITIS.

Inflammation of the middle ear with purulent discharge.

Inflammation of the MIDDLE EAR including the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE.

Inflammation of the honeycomb-like MASTOID BONE in the skull just behind the ear. It is usually a complication of OTITIS MEDIA.

Inflammation of the middle ear with a clear pale yellow-colored transudate.

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