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2014-03-07 08:25:46

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/45dpxs/operations_on ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of Operations on Ear, Nose & Thorax Market - Surgical Procedure Volumes " directory to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 'Concise Analysis of Operations on Ear, Nose & Thorax Market - Surgical Procedure Volumes ' includes procedure numbers available as a dataset and...

2014-01-07 13:55:49

Watchful waiting or ear tube surgery? It is a decision faced by millions of families of children with recurrent or chronic otitis media with effusion (non-infected fluid in the middle ear) each year. Out of concern regarding long-term effects like hearing loss and potential developmental delays, about a million such families choose ear tubes annually, opting for surgery that carries risks of its own. New research by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center,...

2012-01-19 06:21:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news! What? I said good news! A revolutionary surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) in children and adults, called Myringoplasty, has been created to replace traditional techniques. Myringoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair the eardrum when it has been perforated or punctured as the result of infection, trauma, or dislodgement of a myringotomy tube (also known as a pressure equalization tube). This new...

2012-01-16 15:23:43

20-minute procedure in outpatient clinic without general anesthetic may replace long and costly day surgery A revolutionary surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) in children and adults has been developed at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, an affiliate of the Université de Montreal, by Dr. Issam Saliba. The new technique, which is as effective as traditional surgery and far less expensive, can be performed in 20 minutes...

2011-06-08 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a developer of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced positive results for OTO-201, a sustained release gel formulation of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, in multiple preclinical studies evaluating the treatment of middle ear effusion (fluid) at the time of tympanostomy tube placement surgery. Approximately one million tube placement procedures are conducted each year in the U.S. with the vast...

2010-06-22 15:17:08

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Newborn hearing screening is now widespread and cochlear implants to reverse hearing loss have been shown to be successful in children younger than age 2, according to...