Observation of Gas Exchange in the Middle Ear
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Observation of fluid behavior over a perforated eardrum.
A comparison of the behavior of the gas in normal vs. different kinds of otitis media ears.
Normal Middle Ears.
Otitis Media Ears.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Creation of air bubbles. [ Time Frame: one year. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Otitis media ears.|
Fluid present in middle ears is observed during the regular treatment of patients.
The observation in made during the treatment and not as an additional activity. The fluid is either a steroids solution or sterile normal saline or ear's mucus discharge, all in perforated eardrums, either as a part of their intra-tympanic treatment for sudden hearing loss, or traumatic perforation [considered as the normal ears] compared to otitis media ears.
The observation is made on bubble formation over the perforation. The time length of the inspection is about 1 minute, under the microscope, during the treatment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00794105
|Otolaryngology Dept., Shaare Zedek Medical Center|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91031|