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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,...

2013-12-11 08:30:01

Completion of study enrollment totaling roughly 500 subjects anticipated during Q2 2014 SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced dosing of the first patients in its two Phase 3 trials of OTO-201 for the treatment of pediatric patients with bilateral middle ear effusion requiring tympanostomy tube placement. OTO-201 is...

2013-11-26 13:36:03

Advent of PCV-13 vaccine in 2010 contributed to sharp downward trend Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infection, is the leading cause of pediatric health care visits and the most frequent reason children are prescribed antibiotics or undergo surgery. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden — and they've been successful....

2013-08-20 08:29:22

Single administration of sustained-release antibiotic demonstrated clinically meaningful reduction in post-operative treatment failure SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced positive results from a Phase 1b study of OTO-201 in pediatric patients undergoing tympanostomy tube placement (TTP) surgery. OTO-201 is Otonomy's...

2013-03-21 08:30:36

-- DROPS101(TM) Web Tools aim to inform parents who need to care for a child with an eye or ear infection FORT WORTH, Texas, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcon launches DROPS101((TM)) Web Tools today, a one-stop resource to help parents balance their on-the-go lifestyle with the responsibility of caring for a sick child. Parents can use DROPS101((TM)) for instant prescription savings information and Alcon product information while online--or while in line at the pharmacy via their...

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics. But new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are asking doctors to be more guarded in how they diagnose and treat the often painful condition. The AAP is calling for pediatricians to adhere to...

2012-06-14 02:25:27

Research May Explain Recurrent Ear Infections in Children LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathleen Maguire, a Marlborough High School Senior, is presenting a poster at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Conference in San Francisco on June 16-19. In order to attend the conference, Maguire became a special member of the society. She is the first high school student to have a poster presentation at an ASM 112th General Meeting. Maguire will be presenting the...

2012-03-26 10:23:36

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing-screening clinicians looking for a convenient way to effectively test the middle and inner ear will be pleased to hear about Mimosa Acoustics' OtoStat, a portable, touch-screen, handheld hearing screener. Mimosa Acoustics will be demonstrating OtoStat this week in Boston, MA at the American Academy of Audiology's annual conference, AudiologyNOW!. OtoStat is available for pre-order now with delivery beginning on July 1st. Additional...

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...

2011-08-02 15:07:33

A revolutionary biodegradable pellet which slowly releases antibiotics into the middle ear could transform the lives of thousands of children who suffer from glue ear. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed the tiny controlled-release antibiotic pellet which can be implanted in the middle ear during surgery to fit grommets, or small ventilation tubes. Over a period of three weeks it will release effective quantities of antibiotics to target any infection which can, in up to...


Latest otitis media Reference Libraries

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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