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Medical News Today: Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment
What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Eating THIS vegetable will help get rid of FLU and cold symptoms in just 24 hours
FLU and the common cold share symptoms including sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. This is how to get better in 24 hours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to unclog your ears: Eight home remedies
Clogged ears can cause discomfort, and may affect hearing and balance. Learn about eight different home remedies to treat clogged ears, and what to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medtronic launches StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system designed for otolaryngology procedures. The StealthStation ENT works by generating an electromagnetic field around the target patients’ anatomy during surgery so instrument positioning can be dynamically tracked, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “The intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery is very helpful to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. It provides an added level of assurance and may allow for a more thorough sinus procedure,” Dr. Joseph Rav...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Geographic tongue: Causes, pictures, and treatment
In this article, learn about geographic tongue. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and when should a doctor be consulted? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

FDA warns Entellus Medical over Xpress sinus dilator pediatric trial
The FDA sent a warning letter to Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) over its failure to prevent physicians from violating the approved protocol for a pediatric trial of its Xpress sinus dilator. The April 6 letter, published online this week by the federal safety watchdog, stems from an inspection that began exactly a year ago of a Plymouth, Minn., Entellus plant that the FDA conducted to review the company’s procedures in sponsoring the pediatric Xpress study. The inspection found “serious violations” of regulations covering investigational device exemptions and the protection of human subjects, involving...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Entellus Medical Inc. Warning Letter Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry ears: Causes, treatment, and prevention
Dry ears are characterized by a buildup of dead skin and itchiness. Learn about the causes of dry ears, how to prevent it, treatments, and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recogni...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

The battery controlled: an inter-agency partnership to address a little-known risk to children 30 years injury surveillance in Harstad, Norway: a burn prevention program for children 0-4 years (Safety-2016 abstract #348) - Francoia A, Weaver A.
BACKGROUND When a child swallows or inserts a button battery into the nose or ears, it can get stuck in the throat or in the nose or ear canal. Saliva triggers an electrical current causing severe burns and tissue damage within 2 hours. This RESULTS in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Preceptis launches trial of its Hummingbird ear tube system
Preceptis Medical said today that it launched trial of its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. The 1st patient in the prospective, office-based study was enrolled by principal investigator Dr. Frank Rimmel at St. Paul, Minn.’s Health Partners Clinic, Preceptis said. “The company has taken a careful approach to establishing the safety of the Hummingbird in a hospital se...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Posterior nosebleed: Causes and how to stop them
What is a posterior nosebleed and how can you stop a posterior nosebleed? What is the difference between a posterior and anterior nosebleed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO Commences Free Treatment of 500 Patients in Daura
[Leadership] Fatihu foundation, an NGO, on Friday commenced free treatment of 500 patients suffering from ear, nose and throat ailments in Daura emirate, Katsina State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IotaMotion raises $2m for robotic cochlear implant system
Medical robotics start-up IotaMotion said today it raised $2 million in a seed financing round to support the development of its Iota-Soft novel robotic cochlear implantation platform. The Iowa City-based company, spun out from the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, is developing a robotic-assisted insertion device designed to aid surgeons in advancing cochlear implant electrodes. “We’ve completed our seed round, raising over $2 million within a few months from friends and family in the Midwest and around the world. The reception and excitement from both the cochlear implant communi...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robotics iotamotion Source Type: news

Ear pain: We assess a range of available treatments
Here, Adam Frosh, a consultant ear, nose and throat specialist at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire, assesses a selection of products (such as Swim Seal, left) which we then rated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Esophageal surgeries with robotic platforms safe and effective
Transchiatal esophagectomy procedures utilizing robotic platforms are “effective and safe” for carefully selected patients, according to a new study from Allina Health hospitals. The robotic technology platforms can provide operating surgeons with better views during surgery and allow lymph nodes to be removed without additional incisions, according to the study. Results from the study, which it touts to be the largest of it’s kind, were published in the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. Data from the 100-patient study indicated that robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy procedures were effective an...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Source Type: news

Pediatric ear tube delivery system dev Preceptis seeks $1m in funding
Pediatric ear tube delivery device developer Preceptis Medical is looking to raise $1 million, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company produces the Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures. T he device won FDA clearance last July for use with pediatric patients with moderate sedation, according to the company’s website. The company claims the device reduces pain and manipulations to the eardrum during ear tube placement procedures, which allows conscious sedation and doesn’t require general anest...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Annual meeting of ENTs, head and neck surgeons
(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) Thousands of ear, nose, and throat physicians and head and neck surgeons will gather to share the latest research and clinical advances from across all areas of the specialty at the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) 2017 Annual Meeting& OTO Experience, Sept. 10-13, in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hawaii's largest hospital ranks nationally on U.S. News & World Report list
The Queen's Medical Center has been named the best hospital in Honolulu by U.S. News& World Report, which on Tuesday unveiled its annual ranking of the country ’s top medical centers. Hawaii's largest hospital was also the only one in the state to be ranked nationally. The Queen's Medical Center received this designation in five specialties, including: Diabetes and Endocrinology Ear, Nose& Throat Gynecology Nephrology Urology The hospital was rated "high performing" in eight procedures/conditions. “These… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Hawaii's largest hospital ranks nationally on U.S. News & World Report list
The Queen's Medical Center has been named the best hospital in Honolulu by U.S. News& World Report, which on Tuesday unveiled its annual ranking of the country ’s top medical centers. Hawaii's largest hospital was also the only one in the state to be ranked nationally. The Queen's Medical Center received this designation in five specialties, including: Diabetes and Endocrinology Ear, Nose& Throat Gynecology Nephrology Urology The hospital was rated "high performing" in eight procedures/conditions. “These… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

What ’s the No.1 hospital in Charlotte metro?
U.S. News& World Report says Carolinas Medical Center is tops when it comes to health care in the Charlotte market. The hospital ranked No. 1 in the Charlotte metro in that publication’s annual list of Best Hospitals. Carolinas HealthCare’s orthopedics and ear, nose and throat programs also were ranked among the top 50 programs nationwide. This year, 152 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be national ly ranked in one or more specialties. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center snagged… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

How Triad hospitals fared in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' 2017-18 rankings
Several Triad hospitals have earned recognition by U.S. News& World Report, which this morning unveiled its 2017-18 ranking of the country ’s medical centers. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center earned the only national rankings for adult specialities in the Triad, ranking 27th for cancer; 27th for nephrology; 33rd for geriatrics, 33rd for gynecology, 34th for ear, nose and throat; and 37th for neurology and neurosurgery. The Winston -Salem facility also earned "high performing" ratings in the adult… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally in prominent ranking
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017 –18 U.S. News and World Report rankings.“UCLA Health is proud to be recognized for providing world-class treatment to patients from greater Los Angeles, across the state and around the globe,” said Johnese Spisso, president ofUCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Our long-standing commitment to excellence ensures that our patients and their families receive the most compassionate, comprehensive care possible...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Empty nose syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is empty nose syndrome, what are the main causes, and how is empty nose syndrome diagnosed? Learn about empty nose syndrome and turbinate surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Esophageal ulcers: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Esophageal ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer that develops between the throat and the stomach. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Intersect ENT tops EPS, sales estimates in Q2
Shares in Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) surged today after the drug-device company beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter results. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company posted a loss of -$2.3 million on sales of $24 million for the 3 months ended June 30, for bottom-line growth of 62% on sales growth of 24% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT tops EPS, sales estimates in Q2 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Implants MassDevice Earnings Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat intersectent Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment
What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Globus pharyngeus: What is this sensation?
Globus pharyngeus is the sensation of having something stuck in the throat. In this article, learn about the condition, its causes, and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Cochrane election results and appointments to the Governing Board
We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections and appointments to the Governing Board:Co-Chair:Martin Burton has been appointed by the Board as its Co-Chair for a term of two years. Martin served as a member of the Board until this month, and already has substantial leadership experience in Cochrane as Director of Cochrane UK and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Ear Nose& Throat Review Group. Martin is based in Oxford, UK, and will share chairing duties with Cindy Farquhar, who is Co-ordinating Editor of the Gynaecology and Fertility Review Group, and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.Two interna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochlear launches iOS-connectable Nucleus 7 cochlear implant
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) today launched its Nucleus 7 sound processor cochlear implant, touting it as the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear implant sound processor available. The Sydney-based company said that the newly launched Nucleus 7, which won FDA clearance last month, is the 1st cochlear implant designed to connect directly with Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS devices, allowing individuals to stream sound from their compatible devices. The Nucleus 7 will also allow users to control, monitor and customize their hearing on their attached smart device, the company said. “The approval of the Nucleus 7 Sound...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

Taking on the world: Lonnie Lu ’s experience with laryngeal cleft
Lonnie Lu and her mom at Boston Children’s Center for Airway Disorders. Not every little girl gets a visit from a Disney princess on her birthday, but Lonnie Lu received just such a surprise when Princess Elena stopped by her party last month. Her admiration may go beyond a love of colorful dresses. Minus one evil sorceress and an enchanted kingdom, the character’s tale of strength and resilience might as well be Lonnie Lu’s story, too. A mother’s intuition Now age 4, Lonnie Lu came into her parents Patti and Ricardo’s lives at 7 months old, when the couple decided to foster her and her older ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Special measures trust to centralise services due to 'immediate' safety concerns
A special measures trust is to centralise urology and ear, nose and throat services because of “immediate workforce safety concerns”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions
Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions
Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Keri Yen Ng of Willow
Yen Ng has helped bring 40 cardiovascular, ear/nose/throat, and women ’s health medical devices from elusive concepts into tangible realities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Johanna Hickle Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Keri Yen Ng of Willow
Yen Ng has helped bring 40 cardiovascular, ear/nose/throat, and women ’s health medical devices from elusive concepts into tangible realities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Johanna Hickle Source Type: news

Novus Therapeutics Announces Change in Management
IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Novus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS), a pharmaceutical company focusing on the development of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) products, today announced that Jon Kuwahara has joined ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Novus Therapeutics, otitis media, Eustachian tube dysfunction (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Entellus Medical inks $81m deal for Spirox
Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) said today that it inked a deal worth some $81 million to acquire Spirox and its Latera absorbable nasal implant. The deal calls for Entellus to pay $25 million in cash and 3.4 million shares of its own stock for Redwood City, Calif.-based Spirox, which won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Latera implant in July 2016. At yesterday’s $16.51 closing price, the stock portion of the deal would be worth some $56.1 million. The deal also includes four years of earnouts pegged to Latera sales, Plymouth, Minn.-based Entellus said. The implant has pulled in revenues of about $6 mill...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Wall Street Beat Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Entellus Medical Inc. Spirox Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
It is quite common for people to not have a straight septum. What is a deviated septum, what causes it, and how is a deviated septum diagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Google backs Decibel Therapeutics in big data hearing loss play
Decibel Therapeutics said today it landed an investment from GV, formerly Google Ventures. GV agreed to make an equity investment in the Boston-based company and lend its capabilities in big data sciences and analytics to Decibel’s efforts in developing therapies for hearing loss and tinnitus. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Google backs Decibel Therapeutics in big data hearing loss play appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Big Data Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat decibeltherapeutics google Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sinus infections: Are they contagious?
Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

6 surgical robots that will surprise you
[Image from unsplash.com]Researchers around the globe have created surgical robots for solutions to procedures that are generally invasive and time-consuming. Whether its eye surgery or even finding a vein to draw blood, healthcare practitioners face daunting tasks, but robots have made these procedures easier (as easy as the DaVinci makes it look when peeling a grape and stitching it back together). From robots that locate veins and draw blood to a robotic drill that drills into the skin 50 times faster than standard procedures, here are 6 surgical robots that are innovating surgery and healthcare. Next>> The post ...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Imaging Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Research & Development Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Ultrasound Beijing Tinavi Medical Technology cochlear implant cranial surgery Johns Hopkins University MedTech Phe Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer cured with THIS treatment: Swollen glands were only symptoms
HEAD and neck cancers include cancers of the nose, mouth and throat and there are more than 10,000 cases diagnosed in the UK every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine effective home remedies for earache
In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Cochlear shares jump on FDA nod for Nucleus 7 sound processor
Hearing implant maker Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) has seen shares rise nearly 4% after the company won FDA approval for its Nucleus 7 sound processor, according to a Motley Fool Australia report. The newly cleared N7 processor is superior to its prior N6 version, and is compatible with Apple’s iOS, while its telecoil is optimized for loops, according to the report. Shares rose as much as 3.9% yesterday in response to the news.  So far this year, the company has seen its shares rise 26%. The company has not yet commented on the approval officially. Last August, Cochlear said it won FDA premarket approv...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery
(Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt engineers have designed a 'granular jamming cap' filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated 'GPS' system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms
What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Tusker Medical raises $10m for pediatric tympanostomy device
Tusker Medical said yesterday that it raised more than $10 million for the pediatric ear surgery device it’s developing. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company raised $10.2 million in an equity sale from a single unnamed investor, according to a regulatory filing. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tusker Medical raises $10m for pediatric tympanostomy device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) tuskermedical Source Type: news

FDA warns on frameless stereotactic navigation systems
The FDA is warning of the risk that frameless stereotactic navigation systems, used to plan and conduct ear, nose & throat, brain and facial surgeries, might not be accurate if not used properly. Stereotactic navigation uses computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scans to generate a “map” surgeons use to guide their instruments. Some systems use frame that’s fixed to the patient with screws or pins to orient the device, but the more common frameless systems do not. The federal safety watchdog said it’s received reports of “navigational accuracy errors” during surgeries usi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Neurological Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Source Type: news