Efficacy of mometasone nasal spray in the treatment of otitis media with effusion in the pediatric age group: A preliminary study

Menon, Shalini Sandeep and Rahman, Abdul and Balakrishnan, Ramaswamy and Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Pujary, Kailesh (2013) Efficacy of mometasone nasal spray in the treatment of otitis media with effusion in the pediatric age group: A preliminary study. Indian Journal of Otology, 19 (3). pp. 114-117. ISSN 0971-7749

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Abstract

Aims: To study the efficacy of mometasone furoate monohydrate topical nasal spray in the treatment of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children aged between 4 and 15 years. Thus, by comparative analysis of results, at 0 and 6 weeks of using mometasone nasal spray, its efficacy in improving the clinical and audiological status of children with OME is assessed. Materials and Methods: A prospective, clinical study carried out on 22 children aged between 4 and 15 years who had attended our Department of Otolaryngology in a tertiary care hospital from January 2008 to May 2009. Results: The efficacy of mometasone furoate monohydrate topical nasal spray in the resolution of middle ear fluid in children aged between 4 and 15 years with OME in this study group was observed to be significant (52.7%). A significant improvement in the overall symptoms was seen in the treatment group. There was good improvement in the audiological status also. Conclusion: Topical steroids can be an alternative to surgery in controlling OME. However, these results are only short-term; a long-term follow-up is necessary. Topical intranasal mometasone furoate therapy can be considered a good therapeutic option to OME. Nasal administration of this steroid is safe, reproducible, easily performed, and well tolerated by pediatric patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impedance audiometry; Mometasone furoate; Otitis media with effusion.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 04:05
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 04:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137166

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