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2006-03-02 19:11:49

LONDON (Reuters) - A new vaccine 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 a 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 specialist-confirmed episodes of...

2006-02-07 13:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months of an infant's life reduces the risk of respiratory tract infections, compared with breastfeeding for shorter durations, according to a new study. The authors of the report, in the medical journal Pediatrics, point out that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended a 6-month breastfeeding duration -- in part, based on study findings showing protection against gastrointestinal infection. While it had...

2005-10-21 16:10:48

The mass use of antibiotics has caused a rise of bacterial resistance to these drugs that is threatening to destroy the power of these life saving drugs. Two separate systematic reviews published this week in The Cochrane Library show how appropriate interventions in hospitals and doctors' offices can result in improvements in the ways doctors prescribe antibiotics and may lead to a reduction in resistant bacteria. In hospitals A systematic review of 66 different studies showed that...

2005-10-18 14:42:25

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of doctors and pharmacists are significantly less likely to be given antibiotics for common colds and viral respiratory infections compared with children in the general population, Taiwanese researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Yiing-Jenq Chou of National Yang Ming University, Taipei and colleagues note that antibiotic resistance might be reduced if parents were better informed about the uselessness of these agents in viral...

2005-08-24 15:31:11

A Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh study finds that prompt insertion of tympanostomy tubes (small ear tubes) does not improve developmental outcomes of children at 6 years of age as once thought. Lead investigator Jack L. Paradise, MD, pediatrician and otitis media expert at Children's and professor of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and fellow researchers found that in otherwise healthy children younger than 3 years of age who have...

2005-06-20 22:13:53

CHICAGO "“ Children who are prone to frequent ear infections may have a high number of potentially infectious bacteria and a relatively low number of protective bacteria in their noses, according to a study in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of respiratory tract infections in adults and also with oral colonization by some potentially pathogenic species of...

2005-06-20 18:15:00

NEW YORK -- Children who suffer frequent ear infections -- otitis media -- often harbor high numbers of the bacteria that cause the infections, and a low number of organisms that inhibit growth of the disease-causing bugs, a small study indicates. There appears to be no relationship between bacterial colonization in children and whether their parents smoke or not. Exposure to cigarette smoke is associated with carriage of potentially disease-causing bacteria in adults and children, Drs....

2005-06-06 01:15:00

BOSTON - The most frequent reason pediatricians prescribe antibiotics to young children is for an ear infection (acute otitis media). With increased concerns about high rates of antibiotic use and resistance, recent guidelines suggest consideration of "watchful waiting" for some ear infections to see if they resolve without antibiotics. Previous studies have shown that many ear infections do resolve on their own. "Careful observation by pediatricians and parents, sometimes called 'watchful...


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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