“Quality of Life Outcomes in Down Syndrome after PE Tube Placement “.
To study quality of life outcome change after placement of tympanostomy tubes (ear tubes),comparing a population of Down syndrome patients to a non-syndromic population.
Otitis media leading to ear tube placement, eith recurrent acute otitis media or chronic otitis media
All patients with Down Syndrome (DS) less than or equal to 16 years of age undergoing PET placement +/- adenoidectomy will be eligible for enrollment. The exclusion criterion is any patient unwilling or unable to tolerate general anesthetic for PET placement due to comorbidities or family preference. A control group will also be recruited of otherwise healthy children less than or equal to 16 years of age receiving PE tube placement (+/- adenoidectomy) for recurrent ear infections or chronic ear infections (ear fluid, etc). Exclusion criteria for the control population will be syndromic diagnosis, cleft palate, cholesteatoma, developmental or intellectual disability, craniofacial deformity, immune deficiency, diagnosis of malignancy or prior treatment for malignancy, ciliary dyskinesia, or other medical condition leading to predilection for prolonged ear disease.
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Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
Carol MacArthur, MD
AAO-HNS CORE grant,application submitted. Funding would begin July 1, 2013