A hypothesis which states how a minor surgery does not decrease ear infections
in children is not adequately proven by some scientists in the article ” Ear-infecton surgery has
limited gain “. The claim that the use of antibiotics, helps morewhen it comes to decreasing ear
infections is not well supported. Scientists investigated 280 children who recieved medication
and underwent surgery for ear infections. However, this resulted in infection rates being
subscribed or successful in the first year. The control group stated that 181 children were
recieving medication only. The experimental group, stated how 280 children underwent major
ear surgery, or removed their tonsils and adenoids. The variable of the experiment was
changed from surgery of removing tonsils and adenoids to using only antibiotics. The conclusion
is that a minor surgery cannot be proven to work better than the medication itself.
In the article ” Ear- infection surgery has limits “, it was explained how the
scientists determined that in ” the first year those with removed adenoids and tonsils had about
1. Complete the following table. (Ref. 2.1, 2.2) Common childhood illnesses Signs and symptoms Ear infections, the child may pull or rub their ear, and may have a temperature. If the child is well but just has an earache, they can take paracetamol or ibuprofen for 12-24 hours . you should never put any oils or object into the ear as it could cause further damage. If the earache worsens in 48 hours ...
two-thirds as many ear infections as those getting the medication alone”. In other words, this
suggests that the surgery had an outcome of more infections, than the medication did. The
article further suggested that in the second and third year this outcome has disappeared. But,
nowhere in the article is mentioned that after these two groups are compared, the rates are
being recorded in numbers. Furthermore, the rates and their comparison cannot be determined,
since numbers are not included.
In addition, Jack L. Paradise, a pediatrician at the children’s Hospital in
Pittsburgh depicted how these long term therapies have resulted in a small number of ear
infections among children. Again there is not a particular number being specified as a proof of
the investigation. All of these investigations, cannot lead up to a theory that the treatment of an
ear-infection should be based on a minor surgery.
Thus, the use of antibiotics is less successful. There should be more numbers
involved in the comparison between the control group and the experimental group. The
percentage rates of ear-infections resulting from minor surgeries should be first recorded in
numbers. Then the number of ear infections that result from the use of antibiotics should be
recorded, as well. Only this way, will both, the experimental group and control group be ready
The knowledge gained in this laboratory enabled me a lot more than I
suspected. I never knew that a major surgery would not work better than the medication itself.
For me it was thought to be all equal. This article evaluated a claim being made about products
being advertised by cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies.