Community based, multicenter, double-blind, randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of topical ciprofloxacin and Sofradex as treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children

Couzos, Sophia, Lea, Traven, Muller, Reinhold, Murray, Richard, and Culbong, Margaret (2004) Community based, multicenter, double-blind, randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of topical ciprofloxacin and Sofradex as treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, p. 155. From: 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, 3-7 June 2003, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

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Many Aboriginal conmmunities in rural and remote western Australia have rates of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) 10 times the rate that the World Health Organization deemed as a massive public health problem in the child population. The recognition by Aboriginal leaders that the treatment of CSOM is a priority area has led to this issue being highlighted in Australia's National Aboriginal Health Strategy. In Aboriginal children, the disease usually commences in infancy within a few weeks of birth, causes hearing loss, is recurrent, can persist into adulthood, and may impact adversely on child development. Our trial aimed to compare the effectiveness of topical ciprofloxacin (0.3%) and framycetin (0.5%), gramicidin, dexamethasone (FGD, Sofradex) as treatments for CSOM in Aboriginal children. The trial was the first conmmunity controlled, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial in Aboriginal children across the north of Australia.

Item ID: 40638
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978-1-55009-279-0
Keywords: otitis media, chronic suppurative otitis media, Aboriginal
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 03:39
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110315 Otorhinolaryngology @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111502 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 34%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Inequalities @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 34%
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