Ventilation tubes and prophylactic antibiotic eardrops

Ramzi T Younis, R. H. Lazar, T. E. Long

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Insertion of ventilation tubes has successfully remedied chronic otitis media with effusion in millions of children, but the procedure has been complicated by secondary infections and otorrhea in as many as 34% of the cases. Because infection at the time of surgery was suspected as the primary cause of these postoperative complications, short-term prophylaxis with antibiotic eardrops was proposed for averting secondary infections. To evaluate this hypothesis, we conducted a 6-month prospective study in which 200 children had bilateral tube insertions. Antibiotic eardrops were administered to patients' right ears intraoperatively and for 3 days after surgery; left ears received no eardrops and served as controls. The prophylactic strategy did not significantly decrease the incidence of postoperative otorrhea in treated right ears compared with controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume106
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Ear
Ventilation
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Coinfection
Otitis Media with Effusion
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Patient Rights
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Prospective Studies
Incidence
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Ventilation tubes and prophylactic antibiotic eardrops. / Younis, Ramzi T; Lazar, R. H.; Long, T. E.

In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 106, No. 2, 01.01.1992, p. 193-195.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Younis, Ramzi T ; Lazar, R. H. ; Long, T. E. / Ventilation tubes and prophylactic antibiotic eardrops. In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 106, No. 2. pp. 193-195.
@article{18b4f5ebe4904a6abca0f5cbe3fd582e,
title = "Ventilation tubes and prophylactic antibiotic eardrops",
abstract = "Insertion of ventilation tubes has successfully remedied chronic otitis media with effusion in millions of children, but the procedure has been complicated by secondary infections and otorrhea in as many as 34{\%} of the cases. Because infection at the time of surgery was suspected as the primary cause of these postoperative complications, short-term prophylaxis with antibiotic eardrops was proposed for averting secondary infections. To evaluate this hypothesis, we conducted a 6-month prospective study in which 200 children had bilateral tube insertions. Antibiotic eardrops were administered to patients' right ears intraoperatively and for 3 days after surgery; left ears received no eardrops and served as controls. The prophylactic strategy did not significantly decrease the incidence of postoperative otorrhea in treated right ears compared with controls.",
author = "Younis, {Ramzi T} and Lazar, {R. H.} and Long, {T. E.}",
year = "1992",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "106",
pages = "193--195",
journal = "Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)",
issn = "0194-5998",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ventilation tubes and prophylactic antibiotic eardrops

AU - Younis, Ramzi T

AU - Lazar, R. H.

AU - Long, T. E.

PY - 1992/1/1

Y1 - 1992/1/1

N2 - Insertion of ventilation tubes has successfully remedied chronic otitis media with effusion in millions of children, but the procedure has been complicated by secondary infections and otorrhea in as many as 34% of the cases. Because infection at the time of surgery was suspected as the primary cause of these postoperative complications, short-term prophylaxis with antibiotic eardrops was proposed for averting secondary infections. To evaluate this hypothesis, we conducted a 6-month prospective study in which 200 children had bilateral tube insertions. Antibiotic eardrops were administered to patients' right ears intraoperatively and for 3 days after surgery; left ears received no eardrops and served as controls. The prophylactic strategy did not significantly decrease the incidence of postoperative otorrhea in treated right ears compared with controls.

AB - Insertion of ventilation tubes has successfully remedied chronic otitis media with effusion in millions of children, but the procedure has been complicated by secondary infections and otorrhea in as many as 34% of the cases. Because infection at the time of surgery was suspected as the primary cause of these postoperative complications, short-term prophylaxis with antibiotic eardrops was proposed for averting secondary infections. To evaluate this hypothesis, we conducted a 6-month prospective study in which 200 children had bilateral tube insertions. Antibiotic eardrops were administered to patients' right ears intraoperatively and for 3 days after surgery; left ears received no eardrops and served as controls. The prophylactic strategy did not significantly decrease the incidence of postoperative otorrhea in treated right ears compared with controls.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026582277&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026582277&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 1738553

AN - SCOPUS:0026582277

VL - 106

SP - 193

EP - 195

JO - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)

JF - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)

SN - 0194-5998

IS - 2

ER -