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2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2013-03-22 09:29:40

Researchers at King's College London have uncovered how the human ear is formed, giving clues as to why children are susceptible to infections such as glue ear. The work was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and published today in the journal Science. It is estimated that one in five children around the age of two will be affected by glue ear, a build-up of fluid in the middle ear chamber. This part of the ear contains three tiny bones that carry sound vibrations from the eardrum...

2010-12-31 00:01:00

13therapeutics, Inc., a bio-pharmaceutical company that develops peptides to treat a variety of inflammatory and auto-immune system diseases, announced today that the company has completed a Type B pre-investigational new drug (Pre-IND) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the clinical and regulatory pathway to advance its anti-inflammatory peptide, P13, for topical treatment of Acute Otitis Media (AOM) and Otitis Media with Effusion (OME). Portland, OR...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

A recent study conducted by taste and hearing experts at the University of Florida College of Dentistry suggests that "people with a serious history of childhood ear infections appear to be about 70 percent more likely to be obese than those with no history."(i) The majority of infection-causing bacteria enter the body through the nose -- often attaching themselves to nasal tissue in the upper respiratory tract and Eustachian tubes causing sinus and ear infections. Keeping the nasal passages...

2008-09-10 15:00:37

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I dread flying. As the plane descends for landing, my right ear gives me severe pain. After we land, the pain starts to subside, and in a few hours it is mostly gone. I have seen an ear doctor, who found nothing wrong. I chew gum, drink water through a straw, yawn and swallow. I pinch my nose shut and blow. I take Sudafed two hours before departure and a nasal decongestant spray two hours before landing. Nothing helps. Can you offer any suggestions? - F.S. ANSWER: You have...

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2008-07-22 11:20:00

Researchers have discovered that a frog that lives near noisy springs in central China can tune its ears to different sound frequencies, much like the tuner on a radio can shift from one frequency to another. It is the only known example of an animal that can actively select what frequencies it hears, the researchers say. The findings, from a collaborative effort led by the University of Illinois and the University of California at Los Angeles, appear this week in Proceedings of the National...

2007-02-01 09:00:00

By James A. Fussell When a Boston couple and their daughter recently got kicked off an AirTran Airways flight because their 3-year-old wouldn't calm down, the parents not only blamed the airline for being insensitive, but they also blamed ear discomfort for triggering the toddler's tantrum. While there's no cure for being a 3-year-old, there are things you can do to prevent or reduce ear discomfort on flights. Here are some ideas that might help, courtesy of Parker Thornton, an ear, nose and...


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Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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