Orji FT

Dr, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

Publications

  • Original Article   
    Observations on the Current Bacteriological Profile of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media in South Eastern Nigeria
    Author(s): Orji FT* and Dike BO

    Background: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a disease well‑known for its recurrence and persistence despite treatment. The situation is compounded by the increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents by bacteria these days. Aim: This study was carried out to examine the current local bacteriological profile of CSOM and to compare the profile of either ear in bilaterally discharging ears. Materials and Methods: We carried out a retrospective analysis of ear swab cultures from 133 unilateral and 73 bilateral consecutive tubotympanic CSOM cases seen at the Ear‑Nose‑Throat clinics of a referral health institution during a 4 year period ending 2013. Sensitivities to eight locally available antibiotics were analyzed. Aerobic bacterial isolates were analyzed separately for the unilateral and bilateral cases. Comparison was made between the ears in the.. Read More»

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