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Taste Changes in Acute Otitis Media

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03315156
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2017 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2017
Tel Aviv University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Detection of taste changes in Acute Otitis Media (AOM) patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acute Otitis Media Diagnostic Test: Electrogustometery

Detailed Description:


Taste assessment will be done using Electrogustometer (EGM). Tongue stimulation will be performed using low currents of up to 100uA. Using the protocol as specified in the EGM user manual.

Population: 40 Unilateral AOM patients, aged 8-40. Without chronic otitis media, pregnancy or impaired judgement.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Taste Changes in Acute Otitis Media
Estimated Study Start Date : March 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 1, 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
patients with AOM
Diagnostic Test: Electrogustometery
Taste assessment using EGM

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Taste change in AOM [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    change in taste threshold in AOM patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with AOM

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unilateral AOM

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic Otitis Media
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients with lack of judgment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03315156

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Contact: Ari DeRowe, MD 03-6974517

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv University
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Principal Investigator: Ari DeRowe, MD TLVMC
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Responsible Party: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT03315156    
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-17-AD-0311-17-TLV-CTIL
First Posted: October 19, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
Acute otitis media
Taste threshold
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Otitis Media
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases