Nebulized surfactant as a treatment choice for otitis media with effusion: an experimental study in the rabbit


KOTEN M., UZUN C., YAGIZ R., KEMAL M., ADALI K., KARASALIHOGLU A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, cilt.115, sa.5, ss.363-368, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 115 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1258/0022215011907848
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.363-368

Özet

Exogenous surfactant can improve eustachian tube function in experimentally induced otitis media with effusion (OME). Performing tympanometric recordings, the efficacy of inhaled nebulized surfactant, as compared with inhaled nebulized physiological saline was investigated, for the treatment of OME experimentally induced in the rabbit by intrabullar inoculation of heat-killed Streptococcus pneumoniae. In addition, the histological changes in middle ears after the treatment were investigated in order to establish whether the pathological findings correlated with the results.