Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of swimmers ear
Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of swimmers ear
Document number : 117331
Created by: Graeme Balch, 2012-12-21
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2018-03-23
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Swimmers ear is a frequent problem worldwide, especially in the tropics. The pain and swelling often makes proper topical treatment difficult. This study aims to evaluate the effect of oral corticosteroids (an anti-inflammatory drug) on swimmers ear.

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
FoU Centrum Boras, Sweden

Co-worker

Anders Cervin
University of Queensland-Dep of Otolaryngology Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital
Description of the role in this project:
Anders Cervin will participate in planning of the project, interpretation of data analysis and writing of article
William McBride
James Cook University, Queensland School of Medicine and Dentistry
Description of the role in this project:
Professor McBride will participate in planning, analysing data and writing of manuscript
Clare Heal
JCU Mackay
Description of the role in this project:
Will participate in planning, analysing data and writing of manuscript.
Malcolm McDonald
JCU School of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns Campus
Description of the role in this project:
Member of the steering committee. Not directly involved in running the study.

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Mount Sheridan Medical Practice
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Gordonvale Family Medical Centre
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Toogood Rd Family Medical Centre
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Mossman - Mountain View Medical
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Cairns 24 Hour Medical Service
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Dial a Doctor
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Redlynch Medical Centre
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Kuranda Medical Service
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Port Douglas - Port Village Medical Centre
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Innisfail - Sherwood House Medical Centre
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Mackay Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Innisfail - Innisfail Family Health
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Apple Tree Medical (Draper St)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Mossman - Mossman Medical Centre
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Raintrees Medical Service
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Atherton - Eacham Medical Centre

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Low dose of oral steroids as an adjuvant treatment of otitis externa

Funders of this project

Grant provider: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular sciences, James Cook University, Australia
Decided and approved
Grant reciever: Ronny Gunnarsson
Applied 2012-04-13 for a contribution of 20,000 AUD intended for Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of acute otitis externa
Decision 2012-04-30 with a contribution of 6,000 AUD and is available 2013-11-30
Grant provider: The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) (Reference number: SG0005-000047)
Decided, rejected
Grant reciever: Ronny Gunnarsson
Applied 2012-05-15 for a contribution of 43,300 AUD intended for Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of otitis externa
Decided 2012-06-23, rejected
Grant provider: National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Reference number: APP1067338)
Decided, rejected
Grant reciever: Ronny Gunnarsson
Applied 2013-03-19 for a contribution of 119,550 AUD intended for Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of acute otitis externa
Decided 2013-10-28, rejected
Grant provider: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Decided, rejected
Grant reciever: Graeme Balch
Applied 2013-05-03 for a contribution of 60,000 AUD intended for Oral steroides for the otitis externa
Decided 2013-08-28, rejected
Total applied sum: 242,850 AUD | Total granted sum: 6,000 AUD

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced

2012-05-15

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