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dc.contributor.authorSmith, AKK
dc.contributor.authorSokdavy, T
dc.contributor.authorSothea, C
dc.contributor.authorPastrana, MKR
dc.contributor.authorAli, RF
dc.contributor.authorHuins, CT
dc.contributor.authorClark, MPA
dc.contributor.authorGollogly, JG
dc.contributor.authorBhutta, MF
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-09T01:35:56Z
dc.date.available2019-06-09T01:35:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0022-2151
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0022215118001056
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383702
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic suppurative otitis media is a massive public health problem in numerous low- and middle-income countries. Unfortunately, few low- and middle-income countries can offer surgical therapy. Methods: A six-month long programme in Cambodia focused on training local surgeons in type I tympanoplasty was instigated. Qualitative educational and quantitative surgical outcomes were evaluated in the 12 months following programme completion. A four-month long training programme in mastoidectomy and homograft ossiculoplasty was subsequently implemented, and the preliminary surgical and educational outcomes were reported. Results: A total of 124 patients underwent tympanoplasty by the locally trained surgeons. Tympanic membrane closure at six weeks post-operation was 88.5 per cent. Pure tone audiometry at three months showed that 80.9 per cent of patients had improved hearing, with a mean gain of 17.1 dB. The trained surgeons reported high confidence in performing tympanoplasty. Early outcomes suggest the local surgeons can perform mastoidectomy and ossiculoplasty as safely as overseas-trained surgeons, with reported surgeon confidence reflecting these positive outcomes. Conclusion: The training programme has demonstrated success, as measured by surgeon confidence and operative outcomes. This approach can be emulated in other settings to help combat the global burden of chronic suppurative otitis media.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename19th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleJOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2017-06-04
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2017-06-08
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, AUSTRALIA
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom711
dc.relation.ispartofpageto717
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofvolume132
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleImplementation and results of a surgical training programme for chronic suppurative otitis media in Cambodia
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Aaron KK.


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