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Title: Topical ciprofloxacin versus topical gentamicin for chronic otitis media
Authors: Nawasreh, O.
Fraihat, A.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We compared the therapeutic efficiency of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and gentamicin sulfate in the treatment of chronic otitis media. A total of 88 patients aged 9-62 years with chronic suppurative media were randomly placed into two groups. In the first group, 48 patients [54.5%] received topical ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, while in the second group 40 patients [45.5%] received local gentamicin sulfate. Of the 48 patients who received ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, 42 [87.5%] were cured, while in 6 patients [12.5%] the treatment failed. In the gentamicin group, 12 [30%] of the patients were cured, while 28 patients showed no clinical or bacteriological improvement. Topical ciprofloxacin is safe and more efficacious and efficient than topical gentamicin in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic suppurative otitis media
Description: 26-30
Keywords: Administration, Topical
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Bacterial Infections
Chronic Disease
Ciprofloxacin
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Gentamicins
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Otitis Media, Suppurative
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118983
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0701_2/2001_7_1-2_26_30.pdf
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