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Study Viral Infection In Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear

Study: Viral Infection In Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection,...

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2014-07-08 08:30:02

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced positive results from two identical Phase 3 trials of AuriPro(TM) in a combined total of 532 pediatric patients with bilateral middle ear effusion requiring tympanostomy tube placement. In both trials, AuriPro achieved the primary efficacy...

2014-05-08 08:32:32

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced enrollment has been completed in its pivotal studies of AuriPro(TM) (previously known as OTO-201) for the treatment of pediatric patients with bilateral middle ear effusion requiring tympanostomy tube placement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130806/MM59802LOGO The two...

2014-02-04 11:13:20

With one in every 123 people in the United States affected by Acute Otits Externa or "swimmer's ear" each year, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation released an evidence-based guideline to improve the diagnosis and treatment. The guideline, updated from 2006, was published Monday in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. "Swimmer's ear affects nearly 1 in 100 people annually and may cause intense pain. Eardrops offer prompt relief, but...

2014-01-07 13:55:49

Watchful waiting or ear tube surgery? It is a decision faced by millions of families of children with recurrent or chronic otitis media with effusion (non-infected fluid in the middle ear) each year. Out of concern regarding long-term effects like hearing loss and potential developmental delays, about a million such families choose ear tubes annually, opting for surgery that carries risks of its own. New research by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center,...

2013-11-26 13:36:03

Advent of PCV-13 vaccine in 2010 contributed to sharp downward trend Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infection, is the leading cause of pediatric health care visits and the most frequent reason children are prescribed antibiotics or undergo surgery. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden — and they've been successful....

2013-06-03 23:24:36

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and oftentimes in the water. But swimmer's ear is no fun. Boys Town physicians offer tips to dealing with swimmer's ear. Boys Town, Neb. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Boys Town has some tips for parents to help prevent swimmer´s ear. The condition can be associated with prolonged pool time and can cause a painful skin condition. Swimmer´s ear occurs when moisture is trapped in the ear canal and becomes infected. Common symptoms include pain, redness,...

2013-03-22 09:29:40

Researchers at King's College London have uncovered how the human ear is formed, giving clues as to why children are susceptible to infections such as glue ear. The work was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and published today in the journal Science. It is estimated that one in five children around the age of two will be affected by glue ear, a build-up of fluid in the middle ear chamber. This part of the ear contains three tiny bones that carry sound vibrations from the eardrum...


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