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Frequency of otitis media in patients of nasal polypi.
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PMID:  21702274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Otitis media is a common disease encountered in ENT practice. Its incidence has fallen in the developed world. It is expected that nasal polypi causes Eustachian tube dysfunction which in turn leads to negative middle ear pressure causing to develop otitis media with effusion or recurrent otitis media. The objective of this study was to find the frequency of Otitis Media in patients of nasal polypi.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: It was a cross-sectional study. Seventy patients with bilateral nasal polypi were taken for study from OPD of ENT Department, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi. Purposive (non-probability) sampling was done keeping p=4%. There were 24 (34.3%) males and 46 (65.7%) females included in the study. Age range was 26-38 years. Tympanometry was done in every patient to look for signs of Otitis media. Duration of study was from 24th Apr 2008 to 30th Jul 2009.
RESULTS: In our study, all patients were having bilateral nasal polypi. Age range was between 26 and 38 years. Frequency of patients having retracted tympanic membrane on right side was 25 (35.7%), and those who developed it on left side was 30 (42.9%). However, 35 (50%) of the 70 patients were having retraction of tympanic membrane whether right or left. This shows frequency of otitis media in patients of nasal polypi was found to be 50%.
CONCLUSION: Frequency of developing otitis media in patients of nasal polypi is quite high. Nasal problems lead to development of ear diseases.
Sadia Chaudhry; Zafar Ahmad; Faraz Basharat Khan; Mohammad Afzal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1025-9589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910750     Medline TA:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
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