Grommets and swimmers ear

Show simple item record Tshifularo, Mashudu 2018-12-14T05:26:16Z 2018-12-14T05:26:16Z 2018-09
dc.description.abstract Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses. While many children experience sporadic AOM episode, an important group suffer from recurrent AOM (rAOM), defined as three or more episodes in six months or four or more in one year. In this subset of children AOM poses a true burden through frequent episodes of ear pain, irritation, restlessness, pyrexia, general illness, sleepless nights and time lost from nursery or school. This group of children will suffer from poor language and school progress and will require temporary transient relief with ventilation tubes (grommets) or tympanotomy tubes can be offered for rAOM. Myringotomy with tympanostomy tubes is the most common otological surgery. en_ZA
dc.description.department Otorhinolaryngology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tshifularo, M. 2018, 'Grommets and swimmers ear', South African Family Practice, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 21-25. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor and Francis Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0] en_ZA
dc.subject Children en_ZA
dc.subject Otological surgery en_ZA
dc.subject Acute otitis media (AOM) en_ZA
dc.subject Recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM) en_ZA
dc.subject Grommets en_ZA
dc.subject Swimmers ear en_ZA
dc.title Grommets and swimmers ear en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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