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Latest Otolaryngology Stories

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,...

2014-01-07 12:27:09

From health, to work, to home-life and more, people who seek solutions and treatment for hearing loss have everything to gain CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing loss is the third most common health condition in the United States, affecting more than 38 million Americans.(1) It can happen to anyone and can occur at any stage of life, negatively affecting everything from work-life to home-life, relationships with friends and family and even mental and emotional health.(2)...

2014-01-04 23:22:28

As the people of Orange County begin to make their 2014 New Year's resolutions, many are deciding to improve the appearance of their face. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the facelift procedure and has released tips for patients who are trying to decide which procedure is right for them this year. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 That time of the year has come again — the point where many people reflect on the past year and decide how they...

2014-01-04 23:22:04

My Hear Pod’s newest state of the art digital hearing aids out perform traditional analog hearing aids. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 The digital revolution of the twenty-first century has spawned technology that is saving and improving lives all over the world. For people with hearing loss, the days of large cumbersome hearing aids that don’t adjust to different environments and are just plain uncomfortable to wear are a thing of the past. And that’s because of...

2014-01-02 23:24:03

Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists Uses Advanced Imaging to Improve Patient Experience Newburgh, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Dr. Ran Rubinstein, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, is pleased to announce the addition of the Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging system to Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York in the Hudson Valley. Imaging software is a useful tool utilized by the best plastic surgery practices that allows patients to see potential outcomes of...

2014-01-02 12:22:05

Salus University College of Audiology Offers Fan-friendly Advice as Eagles-Saints Clash Nears PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This NFL season has seen unprecedented competition among fan bases vying for the crown of loudest stadium venue. Dr. Victor H. Bray, Dean of the Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology, and his colleagues, are concerned about potential hearing damage amid the increasingly deafening drumbeat to rock the house on the road to the...

2013-12-31 23:04:56

Mark Montes, a 22 year old, Denver native, was born with severe hearing loss. He is the winner of Sound Relief Hearing Center's 2013 hearing aid giveaway. Highlands Ranch, Colorado (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 When Dr. Julie Prutsman and her husband Patrick, owners of Sound Relief Hearing Center in Highlands Ranch, opened their audiology practice in January 2012, they knew that they could make a difference in their community. One way they have been able to serve the community is through...

2013-12-31 23:02:31

American Hearing & Balance's Audiologists wish to inform the public about the fact that a large number of common drugs are harmful to hearing. Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Both over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed drugs can be ototoxic. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association states that there exist more than two hundred known ototoxic medications, of which many are used commonly. In order to make it easier for consumers to identify the ototoxic...

2013-12-31 23:02:27

Maico Audiological Services's Audiologists want to draw attention to the fact that quite a few commonly used medications and drugs are oxotoxic and may contribute to hearing problems. Newport News, VA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ototoxic medications are either prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that can impair your hearing and hinder your balance. As reported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA), there are over 200 known drugs that can cause temporary or...

2013-12-31 23:02:12

Hear for Life Hearing Aid Centers' Hearing Aid Dispensers hope to educate the public the fact that quite a few commonly used medications and drugs are harmful to hearing. Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ototoxic medications are drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), that are toxic to the ears. You can find more than 200 recognized ototoxic medications that are regularly used according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA). As a way to make it...


Latest Otolaryngology Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

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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