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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...

2011-01-27 12:57:01

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues from Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society have found that a reduction in secondhand smoking in American homes was associated with fewer cases of otitis media, the scientific name for middle ear infection. The study appears on January 26, 2011, as an online first article on the website of the journal Tobacco Control. "Our study is the first to demonstrate the public health benefits to children of the increase in...

2011-01-18 10:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve healthcare quality and give patients and providers more information about the results of care, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 16 ambulatory care measures, with a particular focus on emergency and urgent care. "The implementation and reporting of quality measures pertaining to emergency and urgent care builds on previous efforts in the ambulatory and inpatient area," said Janet Corrigan, PhD, MBA, president and...

2011-01-13 14:12:29

WHAT: Adding new evidence to the debate on the best treatment for middle-ear infections, or acute otitis media, in young children, clinical researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have found antibiotics to be more effective than a placebo in relieving symptoms. These findings appear in the January 13th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part...

2011-01-13 08:38:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Physicians often debate over the best treatment strategy for middle-ear infections in young children. However, a new study shows antibiotics are more effective at relieving symptoms than a placebo. Most kids with middle-ear infections are treated with antibiotics in the United States. However, guidelines suggest physicians should "watch and wait" for children with mild symptoms to see if they improve. In many European countries, doctors adopt the watchful waiting plan...

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...


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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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