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Children with glue ear receiving best care, following promotion of NICE guidance

 

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Children with glue ear receiving best care, following promotion of NICE guidance

Doctors are successfully following NICE guidelines on the surgical management of glue ear, following a drive to boost awareness of the guidance, a study has found.

Glue ear is a common childhood condition where fluid builds up in the middle ear. It is estimated that 90 per cent of all children in England will have at least one episode of glue ear by the time that they are 10 years of age, with cases more common during the winter months.

In order to investigate compliance to the NICE guidelines on the surgical management of glue ear, or otitis media with effusion (OME), in children, an audit was carried out among doctors working in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) departments across three London hospitals.

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