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More Information: Swimmer’s Ear Clinical Research Study

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Richmond Ear, Nose and Throat is seeking volunteers for a clinical research study to evaluate investigational medication for infants, children, and adults with Swimmer’s Ear.  All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be available.

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About the Swimmer’s Ear Clinical Research Study

The CIFLOTEX Study is a clinical trial to evaluate investigational medication for infants, children, and adults with Swimmer’s Ear.

Participants may qualify for this study if they are:

  • Are 6 months of age or older
  • Have been diagnosed with Acute Otitis Externa (AOE), Swimmer’s Ear, for less than 3 weeks

All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be available.

Throughout the study, patient or caregiver should record ear pain severity twice a day (morning and evening, prior to take study medication) in a diary using a proper pain scale according to
patient’s age until the end of study.

The duration of the study is determined by the time it take for ear pain to subside. This will be measured in the number of days between the first dose of study medication and the time when the ear pain in the affected ear has ended. This time will be calculated on the basis of the patient diary entries using a proper pain scale according to patient’s age. During this time, all study visits and study medication will be provided to the patient at no cost.

What is a clinical research study?

A clinical research study is a medical study to help doctors learn more about a potential new medication or an existing medication.

The medication that is being studied is called the “investigational medication.” The study helps to answer important questions about an investigational medication, such as whether it is safe and if it works.

All medications must be tested in research studies before they can be approved to prescribe to patients. Strict regulations ensure that clinical research studies are monitored and that all study
participants are treated ethically and fairly.

Without people taking part in these studies, we would have no new medications and fewer medical advances would be made.

Thinking of participating?

The duration of the study is determined by the time it take for ear pain to subside. This will be measured in the number of days between the first dose of study medication and the time when the ear pain in the affected ear has ended.

This time will be calculated on the basis of the patient diary entries using a proper pain scale according to patient’s age. During this time, all study visits and study medication will be provided to the patient at no cost.