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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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2010-12-28 12:35:00

According to a report published Tuesday in Pediatrics, U.S. doctors are using more of the antibiotic amoxicillin in children with acute sinus inflammation. The authors say that the bad news is that inappropriate prescribing of other, more powerful antibiotics remains "common and unnecessary" in kids with sinus troubles. Acute sinusitis accounts for over 3 million doctor visits annually and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2010-12-17 17:10:50

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers recommend 'watchful waiting' over antibiotic treatment for many children with ear infections As middle ear infections increase during the winter months, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggest that in many cases the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately. The review, published in the scientific journal Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy, does not suggest use of...

2010-11-16 22:07:39

Among the findings of an analysis of previous studies regarding ear infections in children are that results from otoscopic exams (an instrument for examining the interior of the ear) are critical to accurate diagnosis and antibiotics are modestly more effective than no treatment, with most antibiotics demonstrating similar rates of clinical success among children at normal risk, according to an article in the November 17 issue of JAMA. Acute otitis media (AOM; middle ear infection) is the...

2010-11-16 22:05:59

Using antibiotics to treat newly diagnosed acute ear infections among children is modestly more effective than no treatment, but comes with a risk of side effects, according to a new study designed to help advise efforts to rewrite treatment guidelines for the common illness. Researchers found no evidence that name-brand antibiotics work any better in general than generic antibiotics and that careful examination of the eardrum by a clinician for signs of infection is critical for accurate...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

13therapeutics today announced it has been awarded a Therapeutic Discovery Grant from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Program. The QTDP's grants and tax credits are provided under the new section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The grant in the amount of $244,479 is for the commercialization of a novel therapeutic for the treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases such as Otitis Media,...

2010-09-08 14:15:51

The likelihood that the treatment of a middle ear infection will fail is slightly higher for a child who is given a shorter course of antibiotics, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The results are conclusive, but the researchers say there are other factors that must be considered when the drugs are prescribed. Most children suffer at some point from a middle ear infection, also called acute otitis media (AOM). It is one of the most common reasons for children being prescribed...

2010-08-23 11:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted prequalification to Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed])for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks through five years of age against invasive disease, pneumonia and otitis media caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F) contained in the vaccine. WHO prequalification allows for the...


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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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