You are here

Intervention Trial attracts Funding

Date posted: 15th of December 2016

Congratulations to Dr Penny Abbott, Senior Lecturer with the Department of General Practice, Western Sydney University, and her team who recently received over $2.5 million funding to undertake research into ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The INFLATE Trial is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial that will compare nasal balloon autoinflation versus usual care for otitis media with effusion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in urban areas.

The INFLATE trial will be one of very few intervention trials in a population at high risk of middle ear disease and will have international relevance. Use of autoinflation could result in large health benefits and health system cost savings through less antibiotic use and fewer operations. More information to follow soon via the WSU General Practice website!

For researchers

Otitis Media (OM), sometimes known as glue ear or runny ears…

For health practitioners

Otitis Media (OM), sometimes known as glue ear or runny ears…

For families and communities

Many Indigenous children, and almost all Indigenous children living in remote communities...