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This research project aims to determine the efficacy of topical and oral treatments for resolution of discharging ears among Indigenous children with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). The study will compare the efficacy of the following strategies to reduce the proportion of children with discharging perforations after 16 weeks of treatment:
This project combines the recent experience of intensive studies involving small numbers of children with a practical approach to more effective medical treatments for this common health problem. The project will also provide improved training and education materials for a large number of Northern Territory (NT) health staff, essential in the transition toward more effective prevention and management of chronic suppurative otitis media in Indigenous children.
The project is run by Menzies School of Health Research in collaboration with NT Department of Health and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
IHEARBETA Indigenous healthy ears - betadine, tissues and antibiotics study: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196 (Reception)
Fax: (08) 8927 5187