A multi-centre open-label randomised non-inferiority trial comparing watchful waiting to antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low-risk urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the WATCH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

A multi-centre open-label randomised non-inferiority trial comparing watchful waiting to antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low-risk urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the WATCH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Journal Article

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  • Author(s): Abbott, Penelope, Gunasekera, Hasantha, Leach, Amanda Jane, Askew, Deborah, Walsh, Robyn, Kong, Kelvin, Girosi, Federico, Bond, Chelsea, Morris, Peter, Lujic, Sanja, Hu, Wendy, Usherwood, Tim, Tyson, Sissy, Spurling, Geoffrey, Douglas, Markeeta, Schubert, Kira, Chapman, Shavaun, Siddiqui, Nadeem, Murray, Reeion, Rabbitt, Keitha, Porykali, Bobby, Woodall, Cheryl, Newman, Tina, Reath, Jennifer
  • Published: 2016
  • Volume: 17
  • ISBN: 1745-6215

Abstract: Treatment guidelines recommend watchful waiting for children older than 2 years with acute otitis media (AOM) without perforation, unless they are at high risk of complications. The high prevalence of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities leads these children to be classified as high risk. Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at lower risk of complications, but evidence to support the subsequent recommendation for watchful waiting in this population is lacking.

  • Urls: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1247-y
  • Keywords: Otitis media, Acute otitis media, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous population, Children, Antimicrobial agents, Randomised controlled trial

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Abbott, Penelope, Gunasekera, Hasantha, Leach, Amanda Jane, Askew, Deborah, Walsh, Robyn, Kong, Kelvin, Girosi, Federico, Bond, Chelsea, Morris, Peter, Lujic, Sanja, Hu, Wendy, Usherwood, Tim, Tyson, Sissy, Spurling, Geoffrey, Douglas, Markeeta, Schubert, Kira, Chapman, Shavaun, Siddiqui, Nadeem, Murray, Reeion, Rabbitt, Keitha, Porykali, Bobby, Woodall, Cheryl, Newman, Tina, Reath, Jennifer, 2016, A multi-centre open-label randomised non-inferiority trial comparing watchful waiting to antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low-risk urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the WATCH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Volume:17, Journal Article, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=17512.

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