Earpopper™ for the treatment of otitis media in children

Parrella, A, Mundy, L, Hiller, JE
Record ID 32012000251
Authors' recomendations: RECOMMENDATION Otitis media is a common condition in young children and is usually treated with antibiotics. The EarPopper™ appears effective in the ability to treating this condition, avoiding the use of antibiotics, however the length of treatment period remains uncertain. It may be prudent to await the results of the ongoing randomised trial, therefore it is recommended that the following be conducted: HEALTHPACT ACTION: The EarPopper™ is non-invasive, may reduce the need for surgery in children and appears effective in the treatment of otitis media. Given the current debate surrounding the use of grommets in children to treat this condition, HealthPACT has recommended that this technology be monitored in 12 months time.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Otitis Media
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
Contact Name: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
Contact Email: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
Copyright: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA)
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