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A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing bismuth iodine paraffin paste external ear pack and no ear pack after middle ear surgery

Nunez, Desmond A.; Hajioff, Daniel; Whitwell, Russell; Javed, Faisal; Whitewell, Russell; Hakioff, Daniel; Robinson, Philip; Rea, David; Macleod, Iain; White, Paul; Nunez, Desmond A

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Authors

Desmond A. Nunez

Daniel Hajioff

Russell Whitwell

Faisal Javed

Russell Whitewell

Daniel Hakioff

Philip Robinson

David Rea

Iain Macleod

Paul White Paul.White@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Applied Statistics

Desmond A Nunez



Abstract

© 2013, The Author(s). To pilot a substantive randomized control trial comparing post-operative external ear canal pack with no ear pack after middle ear surgery, 32 adults undergoing primary posterior bony canal wall preserving middle ear surgery were randomized to have either a bismuth iodoform paraffin paste pack or no ear pack post-operatively. Outcome measures included clinician- and patient-recorded visual analogue scale scores for ear signs and symptoms at 3weeks and 3months and audiometric findings at 3months post-operatively. There was no statistically significant inter-group difference in 3-week clinician and patient cumulative scores for ear signs and symptoms. There was also no significant difference in graft take rate, appearance of ear canals and audiometric results in either group at 3months. No difference in ear symptoms, clinician findings or hearing was demonstrated between patients with a post-operative pack compared to those without a pack following middle ear surgery in this pilot study.

Citation

Nunez, D. A., Hajioff, D., Whitwell, R., Javed, F., Whitewell, R., Hakioff, D., …Nunez, D. A. (2015). A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing bismuth iodine paraffin paste external ear pack and no ear pack after middle ear surgery. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 272(3), 543-550. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-013-2812-6

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 4, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 15, 2016
Journal European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Print ISSN 0937-4477
Electronic ISSN 1434-4726
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 272
Issue 3
Pages 543-550
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-013-2812-6
Keywords bismuth iodine paraffin paste, ear pack, ear surgery
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/837899
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-013-2812-6

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