Randomised trial of pragmatic strategies to manage otitis media in primary care

NIHR

UK Clinical Trials, clinical research, Randomised trial

Research Details
To determine the pragmatic outcomes of commonly used management strategies for acute red ear in primary care

Study Design
Randomised controlled trial
Study Type
Interventional
Intervention
Course of amoxycillin (125 mg tds 1 week) or course of amoxycillin on request after 72 hrs

Intervention Type
Other
Primary Outcome Measures
Symptom resolution, analgesia use, antibiotic use, fever resolution, complication rate, satisfaction with treatment, return rate, typanometry, referral to ENT
Secondary Outcome Measures
Not provided at time of registration
Publication(s)
2001 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11159657 2006 follow-up results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16536957

Age Range
Child
Who Can Participate
Patient
Number of Participants
240
Participant Inclusion Criteria
240 children aged 6 months to 10 yrs with acute painful red ear.
Participant Exclusion Criteria
Toxicity, previous antibiotic treatment for otitis media in last 2 weeks, serious chronic disorders, complications from previous attacks

Trial Location(s)
Southampton
SO15 6ST
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
Dr Paul Little
pmc1@soton.ac.uk
+44 (0)2380 241050
Other Trial Contacts
Sorry, this information is not available
Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom

Funder(s)
NHS Executive South East
Other Study ID Numbers
SPGS784
Sponsor(s)
NHS R&D Regional Programme Register – Department of Health (UK)

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