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The Effect of Osteopatic Cranial Techniques on the Audiometric and Tympanometric Values in Children Suffering From Otitis Media With Effusion.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00547326
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Ethics Committee approval denied)
First Posted : October 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
Children with otitis media with effusion will be treated with osteopatic cranial techniques or with a placebo treatment. Before and after the treatment audiometric and tympanometric measures will take place. This procedure will be repeated 3 times, once a week and every session will last for 30-45 minutes. The fourth week, only audiometry and tympanomtry will be done.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Otitis Media With Effusion Procedure: treated with osteopatic cranial techniques Procedure: Treatment with placebo

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Osteopatic Cranial Techniques on the Audiometric and Tympanometric Values in Children Suffering From Otitis Media With Effusion.

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ear Infections
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Treatement with osteopatic cranial techniques
Procedure: treated with osteopatic cranial techniques
treated with osteopatic cranial techniques
Placebo Comparator: 2
Treatment with placebo
Procedure: Treatment with placebo
Treatment with placebo



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Audiometric and tympanometric results [ Time Frame: directly after every session of treatment (3 times, once a week) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Audiometric and tympanometric results [ Time Frame: one week after the last treatment session. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 7 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children between 3 and 7 years old
  • Bilateral otitis media with effusion
  • Tympanogram type B

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ventilation tubes
  • Damage of the tympanic membrane
  • Operation of the tympanic membrane
  • Other illness e.g. Down, craniofacial abnormalities,…

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00547326


Locations
Belgium
University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Investigators
Principal Investigator: I. Dhooge, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Ingeborg Dhooge, MD, PhD, University Hospital Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00547326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007/397
First Posted: October 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Otitis
Otitis Media
Otitis Media with Effusion
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases