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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...

2012-01-19 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...

2011-07-20 07:04:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ About 60 percent of U.S. children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS). Exposure to SHS is associated with increased risk of hearing loss among adolescents, according to this study. Studies have associated exposure to secondhand smoke prenatally or during childhood with various health conditions, from low birth weight and respiratory infections to behavioral problems and otitis media. Children exposed to SHS are more likely to develop recurrent otitis media....

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...

2011-05-24 22:55:49

NIH-supported investigators see no difference in outcome between oral and injected steroid delivery Direct injection of steroids into the middle ear for the treatment of sudden deafness was shown to be no more or less effective than oral steroids in restoring hearing levels in a large comparison study of patients. The study results appear in the May 25, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multicenter clinical trial was funded by the National Institute on...

2011-03-23 07:54:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children with chronic inflammation of the middle ear can experience changes in their sense of taste, and these changes may be related to childhood obesity. Chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) is a persistent inflammation of the middle ear, in which effusion fluid is retained in the middle ear cavity. OME is a disease with a high incidence in childhood and is a common cause of hearing disturbances in children. About 10 percent of affected children develop recurrent...

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2011-03-05 09:20:00

Health officials have reported close to a 30 percent drop in young children's visits to the doctor for ear infections over the past 15 years, and some researchers suggest the decline is partly due to a decline in smoking by parents.Why the numbers are falling is somewhat of a mystery, but researchers at Harvard University think a decline in the number of smoking parents could be contributing, meaning less irritation of children's airways. Many doctors credit the growing use of a vaccine...


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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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