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FDA clears remote adjustments for Cochlear ’ s Nucleus implants
The FDA last week approved remote programming adjustments for Cochlear Ltd.‘s (ASX:COH) Nucleus cochlear implant, removing the need for a select group of users  to make repeat visits for in-person programming sessions. The newly-cleared remote programming feature is indicated for patients with 6 months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processors and who are comfortable with the programming process, according to an FDA release. Normally, such implants would require regular programming visits with an audiologist in which electronic settings that control how the implant stimulates nerves in the ear a...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

Advanced Bionics wins FDA nod for HiFocus Slimj cochlear implant electrode
Advanced Bionics said late last week it won FDA approval for its HiFocus SlimJ electrode designed for use with the company’s HiRes Ultra cochlear implant. The Valencia, Calif.-based company touts the new electrode as featuring a thin, straight design for easier insertion during procedures and a slim profile to protect the delicate structures of the cochlea during insertion. “The HiFocus SlimJ electrode addresses the surgeon need for an alternate type of electrode whilst still offering full spectrum coverage and maintaining the performance potential of the individual. And surgeons have commented that it is easy ...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Advanced Bionics LLC Source Type: news

Pavmed shares climb after Q3 EPS beat
Shares in Pavmed Inc. (NSDQ:PAVM) rose today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The N.Y.-based company posted a net loss of -$5.37 million, or -40¢ per share, for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for bottom-line loss of -178.5% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pavmed shares climb after Q3 EPS beat appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about yellow tongue
A look at yellow tongue, a condition resulting in a yellow coating on the surface of the tongue. Included is detail on who is at risk and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions touts more MAC reimbursement wins for Esophyx device
EndoGastric Solutions said today that new Medicare Administrative Contractors Noridian Health Care Solutions and National Government Services have been granted reimbursement access for the transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure using its Esophyx device. The Redmond, Wash.-based company’s TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. Noridian, which provides coverage for more than 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in 13 states, made the reimbursement decision effective October 27, while NGS, which covers approximately 10.1 ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten remedies for canker sores
Canker sores in the mouth can be painful and irritating. In this article, we look at a range of ways to help canker sores and mouth ulcers heal faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Diet to fight colds: Eat THESE four foods to PROTECT your body against winter illnesses
DIETS rich in particular foods could help ward off a range of winter illnesses - from a blocked nose to a sore throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA conducts pre-approval inspection for Intersect ENT ’ s Menlo Park facility
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that the FDA performed a pre-approval inspection of the company’s Menlo Park facility as part of the new drug application for the its Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant. Although the FDA issued a form 483 with four inspection-related observations, the company said it doesn’t expect these notes to impact its Jan. 7 decision date set by the FDA for Sinuva. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA conducts pre-approval inspection for Intersect ENT’s Menlo Park facility appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Wall Street Beat intersectent Source Type: news

Draper develops novel device to deliver drugs to the inner ear
Millions of people around the world are losing their hearing thanks to inner ear disorders and the pharmaceutical industry has spent years working to develop therapeutics to help address this patient population. But Jeff Borenstein, lead scientist for drug delivery at Draper, discovered by talking to experts in the hearing loss field that many of the products in the industry’s pipeline fail because they rely on systemic administration. Scientists have struggled to get at the inner ear and locally deliver a targeted dose of a therapeutic. “The folks from the hearing loss field were saying that there is progress ...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals cbset cilcare Draper Laboratories Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Source Type: news

Intersect ENT beats Q3 sales estimates, raises full-year forecast
Shares in Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) rose slightly today after the steroid-eluting implant maker beat sales expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company posted a net loss of -$4.3 million on sales of $22.3 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for sales growth of 21% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT beats Q3 sales estimates, raises full-year forecast appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat intersectent Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: Taking THIS supplement NOW could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: THIS supplement could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inscope Medical launches suction-equipped laryngoscope
Inscope Medical Solutions said today it launched its Inscope Direct laryngoscope with integrated, controllable suction, touting it as the 1st of its kind. The Inscope Direct device is designed to eliminate the need to move between yankauer suction and the endotracheal tube while securing the airway, the Washington D.C.-based company said. “Using the Inscope Direct is addicting. It’s easy to use and the controllable suction in the mouth throughout procedures keeps the right hand free to focus on passing the endotracheal tube Being able to easily suction while starting and throughout the intubation process is a g...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat inscopemedicalsolutions Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a white tongue?
There are many reasons for a white tongue, including poor dental hygiene and infections. In this article, learn about treatment and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery
Using opioid alternatives during general anesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgeries is safe and effective - and reduces the occurrence of post-surgery nausea, report clinicians from TEAMHealth Anesthesia at Select Physicians Surgery Center in Tampa, Florida.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Diet to PREVENT flu symptoms: Eat THESE four foods to ward off a winter cold
FLU or cold symptoms, such as a sore throat and runny nose, could be prevented with a diet rich in eggs and almonds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you get rid of a tickle in the throat?
A look at how to get rid of a tickle in the throat. Included is information on what it feels like and how it is different from other kinds of throat pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medineering touts EU approval of its robotic positioning arm
Medineering, the German maker of surgical robotics, disclosed that its positioning arm won CE Mark approval from the European Commission. Approval means the company’s positioning arm is now OK’d for holding and positioning passive adapters and robots in otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), neurosurgery and spinal surgery. The positioning arm “is the base of a completely new concept of robotic assistance,” according to an Oct. 20 Medineering news release. Get the full story on our sister site, The Robot Report. The post Medineering touts EU approval of its robotic positioning arm appeared first...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Christopher Calnan Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical Medineering Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do adults get ear infections?
Although ear infections are most common in children, adults can also get them. Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about cricopharyngeal spasm
We look at cricopharyngeal spasm, a condition where the muscles in the throat spasm uncontrollably. Learn more about the medical treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Hearing aid dev Eargo raises $45m in Series C
Hearing device developer Eargo said yesterday it closed the 1st tranche in a $45 million in a Series C investment round. Funding in the round was led by Nan Fung Life Sciences and joined by New Enterprise Associates, Charles and Helen Schwab and Maveron, with funds slated to support continued development, marketing and branding efforts the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. “We believe Eargo will play a key role as an innovator in the global hearing technology space. Nan Fung Life Sciences is excited to be a part of Eargo’s mission of making hearing easy,” Nan Fung Life Sciences MD P...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Eargo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about thyroglossal duct cysts
We look at thyroglossal ducts cysts, a condition where fluid builds up in the front the neck. Included is detail on recovery and potential complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

OptiNose IPO pulls in $120m
OptiNose (NSDQ:OPTN) raised $120 million with its initial public offering last week, adding $20 million to the target is set earlier this month. Yardley, Penn.-based OptiNose floated 7.5 million shares at $16 apiece in the offering, above the range it set Oct. 3 for 6.3 million shares at $15 to $17 apiece. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiNose IPO pulls in $120m appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Wall Street Beat OptiNose Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about septal hematoma
Learn about septal hematoma, a condition where blood collects in the septum. Common after injury, we look at the risk factors and ways to prevent it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my tongue hurt?
Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Intersect ENT touts results from pivotal study of steroid-releasing sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) touted data this week from the pivotal Resolve II trial of its investigational steroid-releasing sinus implant, Sinuva. The Phase III trial evaluated Sinuva in 300 adult chronic sinusitis patients, who were all indicated for revision sinus surgery at study entry due to recurrent, medically refractory symptoms and bilateral nasal polyposis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT touts results from pivotal study of steroid-releasing sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat intersectent Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Postnasal drip: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies
Postnasal drip is extra mucus felt dripping down the back of the nose and throat. It may be caused by allergies, dry air, or an infection. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tongue tie (ankyloglossia): What you need to know
Tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is when the strip of tissue connecting the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is too short. It may cause problems breast-feeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Six Self-Defense Principles Every Woman Should Know
Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Steve Kardian spent more than thirty years as a career law enforcement officer, including time as an FBI defense tactics instructor. He is a partner at Defend University, a self-defense program created specifically for women that has trained and educated more than 200,000 women of all ages. He also holds a third-degree black belt and the title of professor in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His book, The New Super Power For Women, is on sale now from Touchstone, an imprint of our sister company, Simon & Schuster. Use of force and violence is always the last resort. You turn to it when you have ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster steve kardian Source Type: news

Six Self-Defense Principles Every Woman Should Know
Steve Kardian spent more than thirty years as a career law enforcement officer, including time as an FBI defense tactics instructor. He is a partner at Defend University, a self-defense program created specifically for women that has trained and educated more than 200,000 women of all ages. He also holds a third-degree black belt and the title of professor in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His book, The New Super Power For Women, is on sale now from Touchstone, an imprint of our sister company, Simon & Schuster. Use of force and violence is always the last resort. You turn to it when you have tried everything else and have no other...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster steve kardian Source Type: news

OptiNose sets terms for $100m IPO
OptiNose set terms for its IPO this week, according to a regulatory filing submitted to the SEC. The company plans to offer 6.3 million shares at $15 – $17 apiece and funds affiliated with Avista Capital Partners intend to buy $25 million worth of shares as part of the offering, according to OptiNose. The company is slated to grant underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to an additional 937,500 shares of common stock at the IPO price. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiNose sets terms for $100m IPO appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat OptiNose Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eustachian tube dysfunction: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
If the eustachian tube becomes plugged or infected, it can cause eustachian tube dysfunction. Learn about home remedies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is my nose red?
In this article, learn about the common causes of red nose including rosacea, rhinophyma and allergies. What treatments are available for red nose? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

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