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2009-06-02 08:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals ("Arbor"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched ZINOTIC ES as a new treatment option for Acute Otitis Externa (AOE). ZINOTIC ES is an extra strength formulation of original ZINOTIC intended to provide children suffering from AOE with a greater degree of pain relief and skin protection. ZINOTIC ES is Arbor Pharmaceuticals' fourth product launch in...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

-- Candidate vaccine designed to protect against the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease -- COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted priority review to the company's Biologic License Application (BLA) for Prevnar 13*, Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM(197) Protein), which was submitted on March 31....

2009-02-26 12:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched XYLAREX - a first-in-class nonantibiotic for the dietary management of recurrent acute otitis media (middle ear infections). XYLAREX is a novel oral solution intended to be administered daily to reduce the number of ear infections children experience. The primary ingredient in XYLAREX has also been shown...

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2009-02-22 14:20:00

A charity says, that the future health of thousands of U.K. children could be affected due to their ear infections if not treated properly.The antibiotics are given routinely in many cases, but often do not work, according to Deafness Research U.K.The charity also said that children whose hearing is regularly affected might suffer development problems.  However, many parents are unaware of what to do.It is vital to seek GP advice about recurrent infections, said the RNID.Last year, the...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

A recent study conducted by taste and hearing experts at the University of Florida College of Dentistry suggests that "people with a serious history of childhood ear infections appear to be about 70 percent more likely to be obese than those with no history."(i) The majority of infection-causing bacteria enter the body through the nose -- often attaching themselves to nasal tissue in the upper respiratory tract and Eustachian tubes causing sinus and ear infections. Keeping the nasal passages...

2008-08-15 12:00:59

U.S. researchers suggest chronic ear infections could be linked to people's preference for fatty foods, which increases their risk of being overweight. Linda Bartoshuk of the University of Florida College of Dentistry said preliminary findings from a series of studies showed that a strong link was found between localized taste damage as a result of chronic middle ear infections, or otitis media, and an increased preference for high-fat foods. In one study, 6,584 people ages 16 to 92...

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2008-06-20 12:20:00

New research suggests that babies prone to ear infections should avoid using a pacifier. A five-year study examined 476 Dutch children under the age of four, and found that those who used pacifiers increased their risk of ear infections, known as acute otitis media, by 90 percent.  Children using pacifiers also had twice the risk of recurrent ear infections of those who did not use them, the study found. The researchers from University Medical Center, Utrecht, advised doctors to warn...

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2008-03-13 11:30:00

A new five-year study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston confirms the suspected close link between the two most common diseases of young children: colds and ear infections.The study, which appears in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease, confirmed the suspected close link between the two most common diseases of young children, viral colds and ear infections. It also identified the viruses associated with higher rates of ear infections."Understanding how...

2007-02-01 09:00:00

By James A. Fussell When a Boston couple and their daughter recently got kicked off an AirTran Airways flight because their 3-year-old wouldn't calm down, the parents not only blamed the airline for being insensitive, but they also blamed ear discomfort for triggering the toddler's tantrum. While there's no cure for being a 3-year-old, there are things you can do to prevent or reduce ear discomfort on flights. Here are some ideas that might help, courtesy of Parker Thornton, an ear, nose and...

2006-03-03 05:40:14

LONDON (Reuters) - A new vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline Plc could help to reduce middle ear infection, a common problem in toddlers, scientists said on Friday. Researchers at the University of Defense in Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic said the vaccine they tested against middle ear infection, or otitis media, reduced cases of the illness by about 30 percent in babies who had been vaccinated in the first six months of life. "We found a reduction in ear, nose and throat...


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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