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Ventilation Tubes and Prophylactic Antibiotic Eardrops

by admin on July 15, 2011

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis Otolaryngologist with a primary focus in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

You can find out more about Dr. Lazar at Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis.

Ventilation Tubes and Prophylactic

Antibiotic Eardrops

Though the use of ventilation tubes has remedied otitis media in millions of children, the procedure has complications in around 34% of cases. The complications, however, may be caused in part by infections present at the time of surgery. To avert secondary infections, some use preventative antibiotics in the short-term. Dr. Rande Lazar and his colleagues evaluated this practice with a six-month study of  200 pediatric patients – the study showed that the preventative antibiotics did not significantly decrease the occurrence of postoperative complications.

To read the full white paper, click here.


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