A non‐randomized comparison of earwax removal with a ‘Do‐it‐yourself’ ear vacuum kit and a Jobson‐Horne Probe

  title={A non‐randomized comparison of earwax removal with a ‘Do‐it‐yourself’ ear vacuum kit and a Jobson‐Horne Probe},
  author={Adeline Leong and Christopher P. Aldren},
  journal={Clinical Otolaryngology},
Objectives:  Do‐it‐yourself ear vacuum kits (ear vacs) have recently been introduced as an effective method of earwax removal. This study assesses the efficacy of ear vacs in comparison with a conventional mechanical method of earwax removal, the Jobson‐Horne probe. 

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The Relationships Between Stress Reduction Induced by Bedside Mindfulness Program and Mental Health Status

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