Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Ear tubes can improve hearing over the short term in children with a certain type of ear infection but they don’t help children’s hearing, speech or language over the long term. This is according to a new review published by Dr. Michael Steiner and colleagues at the University of North Carolina.  They reviewed the findings of 41 studies that assessed the effects of implanting ear tubes in children with what doctors call recurrent or chronic otitis media with effusion. In this condition, there is fluid in the middle ear, but no signs or symptoms of acute ear infection.  To read the complete news release go to: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, news release, Jan. 6, 2014. http://bit.ly/1ceZYqN Pediatrics eFirst Pages : Surgical Treatments for Otitis Media With Effusion: A Systematic Review Published online January 6, 2014 (10.1542/peds.2013-3228)
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Conclusion: In this present study, we described a new 3D cholesteatoma cell culture model developed using cell sheet technology and demonstrated the efficacy of diclofenac sodium on cholesteatoma for the first time in the literature. It may be used in patients with chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, but further studies investigating ototoxic and neurotoxic effects of this molecule are needed.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings of the present study suggest that the phenotypic characteristics of EOM closely resemble those of otitis media associated with EGPA in early stages before the appearance of vasculitis. Therefore, it is challenging to differentiate the two conditions purely on the basis of otorhinological examinations.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
Acute otitis media (AOM) and pharyngitis are very common infections in children and adolescents. Italy is one of the European countries with the highest rate of antibiotic prescriptions. The aim of this study ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): E. Truffert, E. Fournier Charrière, J.-M. Treluyer, C. Blanchet, R. Cohen, B. Gardini, H. Haas, F. Liard, J.-L. Montastruc, R. Nicollas, S. Pondaven, J.-P. Stahl, C. Wood, V. CouloignerAbstractObjectivesTo present the guidelines of the French Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery concerning the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in pediatric ENT infections.MethodsBased on a critical analysis of the medical literature up to November 2016, a multidisciplinary wo...
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsPenicillin V had a remarkable impact on the fecal resistome indicating that even narrow-spectrum antibiotics may have important consequences in selecting for a more resistant microbiome.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Childhood antibiotic exposure for acute RTI may be a good predictor for subsequent response failure (but not necessarily because of antibiotic treatment failure). Further research is needed to improve understanding of the mechanisms underlying response failure. PMID: 31405831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe fluoroscopic balloon dilation results were encouraging, and using a flexible guide wire for E-tube balloon dilation did not cause a false passage.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Journal of Structural BiologyAuthor(s): Kornelia M. Mikula, Robert Kolodziejczyk, Adrian GoldmanAbstractThe gram-negative bacterium Moraxella catarrhalis infects humans exclusively, causing various respiratory tract diseases, including acute otitis media in children, septicaemia or meningitis in adults, and pneumonia in the elderly. To do so, M. catarrhalis expresses virulence factors facilitating its entry and survival in the host. Among them are the ubiquitous surface proteins (Usps): A1, A2, and A2H, which all belong to the trimeric autotransporter adhesin family. ...
Source: Journal of Structural Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
This study assesses balance in children suffering from OME pre and post operatively using computerized static posturography. 50 children of 3 –6 years, suffering from OME were included in this observational descriptive study. These patients underwent myringotomy and grommet insertion. The balance was evaluated pre and post operatively after 3 months using computerized static posturography with Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interac tion on Balance under four conditions, namely eyes open/closed on firm surface/foam. Posturography mean sway velocity was deranged in these children preoperatively and it show...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 171Author(s): T. Kanda, S. Tanaka, M. Suwanruengsri, E. Sukmawinata, R. Uemura, R. Yamaguchi, M. SueyoshiSummaryMycoplasma bovis is a microorganism associated with pneumonia, mastitis, arthritis and otitis media of cattle; however, there are no reports of this organism causing bovine endocarditis. Five adult cattle with endocarditis characterized by caseated lesions (diameter 5–12 cm) of the endocardial surface of the left atrium, but without lesions in heart valves or affecting the right side of the heart, were identified in slaughter...
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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