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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...

2014-01-07 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,...

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics. But new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are asking doctors to be more guarded in how they diagnose and treat the often painful condition. The AAP is calling for pediatricians to adhere to...

2011-06-08 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a developer of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced positive results for OTO-201, a sustained release gel formulation of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, in multiple preclinical studies evaluating the treatment of middle ear effusion (fluid) at the time of tympanostomy tube placement surgery. Approximately one million tube placement procedures are conducted each year in the U.S. with the vast...

2010-06-22 15:17:08

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Newborn hearing screening is now widespread and cochlear implants to reverse hearing loss have been shown to be successful in children younger than age 2, according to...

2008-09-10 15:00:37

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I dread flying. As the plane descends for landing, my right ear gives me severe pain. After we land, the pain starts to subside, and in a few hours it is mostly gone. I have seen an ear doctor, who found nothing wrong. I chew gum, drink water through a straw, yawn and swallow. I pinch my nose shut and blow. I take Sudafed two hours before departure and a nasal decongestant spray two hours before landing. Nothing helps. Can you offer any suggestions? - F.S. ANSWER: You have...

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...


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