Font Size

Profile

Menu Style

Cpanel

IPCA

International Primary Care Association
 
 
 

Clinical Focus Volume 2 N3

Treatment of the discharging ear – Survey of General Practitioners

Abstract

Background: The treatment of a discharging ear with a perforated tympanic membrane remains controversial. There is a consensus amongst otolaryngologists that topical antibiotic preparations are the most effective way of treating ear infections, and are generally safe to use in the face of an active infection. Little meaningful data is available and many of the studies are based on animals, which are not ideal due to anatomical differences across species. In light of the disparity of opinion surrounding this issue, we conducted a survey to determine the current practice of GPs in our local area (Berkshire).

Additional Info

  • Authors: T Galm, A Hunt & D Thio
  • Keywords: Ear diseases, tympanic membrane perforation, otitis, aminoglycosides
  • Login: Please login to view Full Text of the article
Read 1375 times Last modified on Monday, 26 November 2012 10:09

Post and reply comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

*
*
*
 
 

BBC News Feed

Get in touch

Give us a call at
+44 207 637 3544

Email us at
info @ ipcauk.org

Address:

International Primary Care Association
73 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EJ
UK