Condition category
Ear, Nose and Throat
Date applied
28/09/2007
Date assigned
28/09/2007
Last edited
28/03/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Stuart Gillett

ORCID ID

Contact details

ENT
Royal United Hospital
B&NES
Bath
BA1 3NG
United Kingdom
+44
Robert.Slack@ruh-bath.swest.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0212190355

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

There are two methods of wax removal in ENT clinic. The use of microsuction and the use of instruments. We aim to see if either method causes less discomfort and or complications.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Ear, Nose and Throat: Ear dewaxing

Intervention

Quantitative randomised controlled trial. Questionnaire based study. A total of 100 patients are required.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/07/2006

Overall trial end date

01/07/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Any patient requiring wax removal from their ear in ENT clinic
2. Without otitis externa, mastoid cavity

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

100

Participant exclusion criteria

Unable/unwilling to consent.

Recruitment start date

01/07/2006

Recruitment end date

01/07/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

ENT
Bath
BA1 3NG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17014445

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Pothier DD, Hall C, Gillett S, A comparison of endoscopic and microscopic removal of wax: a randomised clinical trial., Clin Otolaryngol, 2006, 31, 5, 375-380, doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2006.01288.x.

Additional files

Editorial Notes