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, 2017-09-19
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Scientific title

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

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.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2012-05-15

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County 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.

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

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

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