Clinical features and management of Luc's abscess: Case report and systematic review of the literature

Luc's abscess is a rare complication of acute otitis media, with a challenging diagnosis and a controversial surgical treatment. The aim of the present study was to review the published literature in order to clarify the clinical features and the surgical management of those patients.
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of chronic otitis media (OM) and hearing impairment (HI) in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Children affected by these disorders are believed to be at increased r...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Opisthotonos, extreme involuntary neck and back extension, is rarely seen in modern emergency departments. Vaccines have prevented the most common causes of this clinical presentation. Alternatively, otitis media is one of the most common pediatric infections and is characteristically non-invasive and harmless. In exceedingly rare cases, otitis media can develop complications and progress to invasive pneumococcal diseases including mastoiditis and meningitis. Streptococcus pneumoniae accounts for the majority of otitis media infections, however, since the introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) a...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In this report, we compared [1] pathways identified from network analysis using genes derived from published genome-wide family-based and association studies for otitis media, sinusitis, and lung phenotypes, to [2] pathways identified using differentially expressed genes from RNA-sequence data from lower airway, sinus, and middle ear tissues, in particular cholesteatoma tissue compared to middle ear mucosa. For otitis media, a large number of genes (n = 1,806) were identified as differentially expressed between cholesteatoma and middle ear mucosa, which in turn led to the identification of 68 pathways that are enriched in ...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusions: Presence of bacterial otopathogen, specifically nontypeable H. influenzae, in the middle ear during VTI was a predictor of children at-risk of repeat VTI. Here, we identify a modifiable microbiologic factor for repeat VTI that can be targeted to improve clinical management of rAOM.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: Complications of otitis media and sinusitis caused by SAG are associated with substantial morbidity. These infections are becoming increasingly common at our center although the precise reason for this temporal trend is unclear.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
In this study, we assessed the role M. catarrhalis plays in the co-colonization and persistence of the other major otopathogens, Streptococcus pneumoniae and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi). We characterized both monomicrobial and polymicrobial biofilms using an in vitro nasopharyngeal colonization model. Biofilm assays were designed to mimic the nasopharynx and bacterial persistence was quantified over time. NTHi showed a steady and significant decline in viability over 20–48 h when this organism was in a dual species biofilm with S. pneumoniae. However, when M. catarrhalis was present in the polymicrobia...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract A 7-year-old unimmunized boy developed cephalic tetanus following chronic suppurative otitis media. We wish to emphasize that possibility of cephalic tetanus should be considered in an unimmunized child presenting with ptosis. PMID: 31937706 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
Laryngo-Rhino-Otol 2020; 99: 7-8 DOI: 10.1055/a-0996-6455 © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Referiert & Diskutiert Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that autologous PRPG application during FGM allows for a higher success rate than FGM alone. Furthermore, the use of PRPG with FGM for large perforations increases the success rate. Further studies are needed to investigate the PRPG healing effect on other tympanic membrane perforation closure techniques. PMID: 31928083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Yosunkaya M. TarhunAbstractSerous otitis media (SOM) is a disease mostly seen in the pediatric age group and characterized by serous effusion in the middle ear. The disease which is mostly silent can cause permanent hearing loss if it is not diagnosed and treated early. Passive smoking is one of the environmental factors in the etiopathology of the disease and risk factors for SOM formation in children. In our study, smoking habits of family members of 75 children with SOM and 50 healthy controls were investigated. At the...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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