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Early postoperative otorrhea after tympanostomy tube placement: a comparison of topical ophthalmic and otic drops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9431776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a retrospective review of the incidence of early postoperative otorrhea, we compared cortisporin otic suspension with sulfacetamide/prednisolone ophthalmic drops and found them to be approximately equally effective. The beneficial effect of topical otic and ophthalmic antibiotic drops after tympanoplasty tube placement has already been well documented. It is therefore suggested that the potentially more comfortable and theoretically less ototoxic ophthalmic drop be used to decrease the incidence of early postoperative otorrhea.
D R Charnock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-12     Completed Date:  1998-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  870-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Vermont, Rutland, Vermont, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea / drug therapy*,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Child, Preschool
Instillation, Drug
Middle Ear Ventilation / adverse effects*
Ophthalmic Solutions
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Ophthalmic Solutions

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