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2009-06-16 09:30:00

U.S. researchers recently reported surprising information suggesting that sinus infections might be responsible for more than 20% of all cases of toxic shock syndrome in children. They said doctors treating children for toxic shock syndrome should take this into account when providing treatment. Rhinosinusitis is inflammation of the nose as well as the sinuses surrounding the nose often caused by some sort of infection resulting from bacteria, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues. General...

2009-05-04 13:01:00

Neti Pots Show Increase In Searches, Social Media "Chatter," As Consumers Seek Protection Ideas Above and Beyond CDC Recommendations MADISON, Wis., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Add nose washing to the steps that consumers are looking to take -- in addition to frequent hand washing and coughing in a tissue -- in an effort to avoid infection with the flu. According to data from Google Insights For Search, "neti pot" increased as a search term some 15-20% last week, with New York and California in...

2009-05-03 23:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc., the pioneer of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technologies for use in the treatment of chronic sinusitis, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,500,971, entitled "Devices, Systems and Methods for Treating Disorders of the Ear, Nose and Throat," to the company. This patent and Acclarent's earlier 7,462,175 patent are directed to methods for treating a paranasal sinus ostium, such as the...

2009-04-29 02:39:00

ANTONY, France, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes S.A. announces the release of the first year outcome of its phase IIb/III clinical trial (VO 57.07) on a sublingual house dust mite desensitization tablet. "We are very pleased with the outcome of this study, which is the first large study to ever demonstrate the efficacy of house dust mites allergen in treating perennial allergic rhinitis. Furthermore, the unexpected quick onset of action and the good safety profile are...

2009-04-27 20:57:01

Children with allergies and asthma may benefit from an allergy evaluation, a U.S. allergist advises. Dr. Maya Jerath of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine says controlling allergy symptoms can prevent some of the common complications of untreated allergies like sinusitis and ear infections. Some sufferers seek relief with supplements like vitamin C or zinc, Jerath said. These supplements may help with colds, but there are no studies showing they work for...

2009-03-23 05:00:00

This exciting clinical study news is the best news that we have been waiting on for the past four years to prove the deposition of the medication through Sinus Dynamics. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Most ENTs and physicians who have prescribed Sinus Dynamics have always asked if it would be better to have a clinical study done on the amount of medication deposited and penetrated into the sinuses. Now this fantastic news and clinical study proves the SINUS DYNAMICS...

2009-03-18 12:07:00

Saint Joseph Hospital Among the First to Offer New Surgical Treatment Approach CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of suffering from congestion and several months of trying a steroid nasal spray, Chicago resident Matt Minella, 31, opted for a surgical procedure to help him breathe better through his nose. Within days of the procedure, Minella was back to work and running again thanks to a new endoscopic balloon device called the Relieva Stratus(TM) Microflow Spacer. The...

2009-03-17 09:51:00

Eliminates Need for Cadavers and Accelerates Physician Training GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chamberlain Group, maker of anatomically accurate surgical training models, is improving how ENT physicians are trained using their new Maxillary Clinical Sinus Trainer. This innovative technology was recently designed for Minnesota-based Entellus Medical to train ENT surgeons on their new FinESS(TM) Sinus Treatment, a less-invasive treatment that breaks the cycle of chronic...

2009-01-15 07:00:00

ASTEPRO(TM) (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray Hits U.S. Pharmacies SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This allergy season, a new medication is available to manage the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, a condition that impacts as many as 40 million people in the United States. ASTEPRO Nasal Spray contains azelastine in a unique vehicle formulated for enhanced patient benefits. Azelastine is the active ingredient in ASTELIN(R) (azelastine hydrochloride), a leading...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that it successfully obtained the production approval from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China for two additional drugs: Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops for the treatment of allergic...


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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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