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 Verified: 2018-09-24
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
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg

Coworker

Anders Cervin
Professor Otolaryngology (Rhinology), SOM, 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
Medical Practitioner, Cairns, Clinical School
Description of the role in this project:
Professor McBride will participate in planning, analysing data and writing of manuscript
Clare Heal
Mackay Clinical School
Description of the role in this project:
Will participate in planning, analysing data and writing of manuscript.
Malcolm McDonald
Specialist Physician , 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 (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Mount Sheridan Medical Practice (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Gordonvale Family Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Toogood Rd Family Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Mossman - Mountain View Medical (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Cairns 24 Hour Medical Service (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Dial a Doctor (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Redlynch Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Kuranda Medical Service (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Port Douglas - Port Village Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Innisfail - Sherwood House Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
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 (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Innisfail - Innisfail Family Health (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Apple Tree Medical (Draper St) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Mossman - Mossman Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Raintrees Medical Service (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Atherton - Eacham Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)

2. In depth information

Scientific title

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

Funders of this project

Grants

National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (APP1067338)
0 AUD
Ronny Gunnarsson

2013, Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of acute otitis externa

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
0 AUD
Graeme Balch

2013, Oral steroides for the otitis externa

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular sciences, James Cook University, Australia
6,000 AUD
Ronny Gunnarsson

2012, Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of acute otitis externa

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) (SG0005-000047)
0 AUD
Ronny Gunnarsson

2012, Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of otitis externa

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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