[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of topical ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone versus topical ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone on the outcome of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)–induced otitis media with effusion in chinchillas.
A randomized experimental animal study.
Jerry L. Pettis Veteran's Medical Center.
Otitis media with effusion was induced in 5 groups of chinchillas, 6 per group, by injecting 0.3 mL (1 mg/mL) of Salmonella enteric LPS into the superior bullae of each chinchilla with a venting needle in place. Each group was treated with 0.2 mL of test substance at –2, 24, 48, and 72 hours relative to the 0-hour LPS induction. Group 1 was treated with vehicle control. Groups 2 to 5 received 0.3% ciprofloxacin with either 0.1% dexamethasone (group 2), 1% dexamethasone (group 3), 0.1% hydrocortisone (group 4), or 1% hydrocortisone (group 5). The outcome of each treatment was measured by the amount of middle ear effusion present and mucosal thickness at 120 hours posttreatment.
Ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone 1% significantly (P = .0150) reduced middle ear effusion compared with control. Ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone 1% significantly reduced the mucosal thickness when compared with vehicle control (P = .0005), ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone 0.1% (P = .0240), and ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone 0.1% (P = 1.00). Results also showed a dose-response effect between the ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone concentrations.
This study demonstrated that treatment with a combination of topical ciprofloxacin and corticosteroid decreased the middle ear effusion when compared with the control group and that ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone suspension reduced the severity of LPS-induced experimental otitis media more than ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone did.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 04/2011; 145(2):288-94. · 1.73 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To compare the efficacy of topical treatment with three glucocorticoids in lipopolysaccharide induced otitis media with effusion (OME).
Chinchillas were divided into seven treatment groups consisting of vehicle and three glucocorticoids: dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DSP), fluticasone propionate (FP), and hydrocortisone, each at concentrations of 0.1% and 1.0%. LPS (300 μg) was injected into the superior bullae of chinchillas to induce OME. Animals were treated with test substances at -2, 24, and 48 h relative to LPS inoculation. After 96 h, chinchillas were euthanized, samples of middle ear effusion (MEE) were collected, and temporal bones were removed for histopathological examination. Reduction of OME was evaluated by measuring MEE volume and thickness of mucosal lining for each bulla.
One percent treatment of FP significantly reduced MEE. One percent treatment of DSP and HC significantly reduced the mucosal thickness (MT), DSP (15.0 μM) more than HC (30.8 μM). Treatment with 0.1% glucocorticoids did not lead to any significant reduction.
Clearance of otitis media with effusion seems to be a class effect among glucocorticoids. DSP was the best in reducing MT. It is important to evaluate treatment with various glucocorticoids in order to discover alternative drugs for OME.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 11/2010; 74(11):1273-5. · 0.85 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common childhood disease that is characterized by an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear. Chronic OME can also lead to sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Nitric oxide (NO), an inflammatory mediator (IM) of OME, is a free radical known to regulate cell proliferation, cell death, and angiogenesis. Previous studies have shown that nitric oxide may cause SNHL through outer hair cell (OHC) cytotoxicity. This experiment was designed to determine whether glucocorticoids, dexamethasone, fluticasone propionate, or rimexolone, can reduce the concentration of NO in middle ear effusion (MEE).
Fifty-three chinchillas were divided into 7 groups, vehicle vs. each glucocorticoid at 0.1% and 1.0% concentrations. Due to anesthesia complications, N ranged from 6 to 9 per group. Two hundred microlitres of each test article was injected into the bullae of each animal. Two hours later, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (0.3mg in solution) was added. Test articles were re-administered at 24 and 48h post-LPS induction. After 96h, animals were euthanized and the MEE was collected.
All three glucocorticoids numerically reduced NO concentration in the middle ear when administered at 0.1%, but only FP showed a significant reduction. At 1.0% concentrations, all 3 steroids significantly reduced NO concentration.
This study suggests that glucocorticoid treatment reduces NO concentration in the MEE and may protect the ear from the SNHL caused by NO.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 02/2010; 74(4):384-6. · 0.85 Impact Factor