Chronic illness associated with lower developmental readiness for school entry
Chronic illnesses such as otitis media, respiratory disease, and epilepsy increase the likelihood that children will be developmentally at risk for difficulties at school entry, a study showed. The... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - April 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acute otitis media rates have dropped, but tied to upper respiratory infections
Close to half of all infants have an episode of acute otitis media by age 1 year, but incidence appears to have dropped in the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era, a recent study found. “We clearly... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Diagnosing ear infection using smartphone
Researchers have developed a method that simplifies the diagnosis of ear infections (otitis media), something which annually affects half a billion children worldwide. The software-based method automatically analyses images from a digital otoscope and enables highly accurate diagnoses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Upper Respiratory Infection, Acute Otitis Media Common in Infancy (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Nearly half of infants experience acute otitis media (AOM) in their first year of life, and those infants have twice the rate of upper respiratory infection (URI) as infants without AOM, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Same-day consult, tympanostomy tube surgery improve efficiency of care
ATLANTA – Same-day surgery for children with otitis media who need tympanostomy tubes appears to improve access and efficiency of care, according to results of a small study presented at the annual... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Quiz: How much do you know about ear infections?
Can an ear infection clear without antibiotics? Did my child get an ear infection because she didn’t wear her hat? Why does my toddler keep getting ear infections? If you’ve asked yourself these questions or others about ear infections, you aren’t alone. Concern for ear infection (the medical term is otitis media) is among the most common reasons for a visit to the pediatrician. About half of all children between 6 months and 3 years of age will get at least one ear infection over the course of a year, and many children will experience several ear infections a year. Most ear infections are treat...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Parenting Carolyn Sax ear infections Source Type: news

Acute otitis media in children
Management of acute otitis media, including when to avoid antibiotic prescriptions and when to offer delayed prescriptions. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.4 ENT and Facial Problems Source Type: news

Antibiotics for preventing suppurative complications from undifferentiated acute respiratory infections in children under five years of age
The review set out to assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotics in preventing bacterial complications in children aged two months to 59 months with undifferentiated Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs). ARIs are more common in pre-school children in low-income countries and are responsible for 75% of the total amount of prescribed antibiotics in high-income countries. One possible rationale for prescribing antibiotics is the wish to prevent bacterial complications. The review concludes that Current evidence does not provide support for the use of antibiotics to prevent otitis media and pneumonia in children up to f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mastoiditis and Delayed Treatment for Acute Otitis MediaMastoiditis and Delayed Treatment for Acute Otitis Media
Delayed antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media is recommended for some children. Does the delay in treatment increase the risk for subsequent acute mastoiditis admission? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses Updated OME Guideline From AAO-HNSF
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has updated its clinical practice guideline on otitis media with effusion. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 10, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Otitis Media: New Guideline Includes Screening At-Risk KidsOtitis Media: New Guideline Includes Screening At-Risk Kids
Medical therapies should not be used, including antibiotics and nasal steroid sprays, according to updated American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation guidelines. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Guidelines on Otitis Media with Effusion Updated (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released updated guidelines on managing otitis media with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OKs Otiprio for Kids Getting Tympanostomy Tube PlacementFDA OKs Otiprio for Kids Getting Tympanostomy Tube Placement
Ciprofloxacin otic suspension is indicated for children with bilateral otitis media with effusion undergoing tympanostomy tube placement. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Otonomy Announces FDA Approval of OTIPRIO(TM) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Placement Surgery
U.S. Commercial Launch Expected in the First Quarter of 2016 Webcast and Conference Call at 8:30 a.m. EST Today SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Otonomy, Inc. (OTIC), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the dev... Biopharmaceuticals, FDAOtonomy, OTIPRIO , otitis media (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OticPharma Appoints Dr. Catherine C. Turkel as Chief Development Officer
IRVINE, Calif. and REHOVOT, Israel, Nov. 11, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OticPharma, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing innovative therapies for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) dis... Biopharmaceuticals, PersonnelOticPharma, FoamOtic Externa, Otitis Media (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Title: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - November 2, 2015 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

A toddler with uncontrollable shaking after a minor fall - Wu H, Mody AP.
A toddler with a closed head injury six days prior to admission, recently diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome and acute otitis media presented to our emergency department with complaint of uncontrollable shaking of the head and extremities. Physical ex... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Closing the gap on developing a vaccine for middle ear infections
Researchers have made a discovery with the potential to impact the treatment of middle ear infections and other illnesses. They found that the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae, which causes illnesses such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and otitis media, contains a system that randomly changes gene expression causing the bacteria to switch between two different cell types. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Simple procedure can help treat glue ear in children
A simple procedure can help treat hearing loss in young children finds research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The research evaluated if the insertion of an auto inflation nasal balloon can help reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics.Otitis media with effusion, commonly known as glue... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - July 28, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Balloon offers novel treatment option for ‘glue ear’
A simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss caused by otitis media with effusion in children, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nose balloon could be used to treat glue ear
ConclusionThis RCT aimed to assess the use of autoinflation as a treatment for glue ear. More than 300 children were included in the study and were randomly assigned to receive autoinflation, in addition to usual care for up to three months, or usual care alone. The use of autoinflation does appear to show some promise at one and three months, and the side effects were generally mild. However, this will only provide a solution for children who are able to perform the technique and do this regularly. This means it may not be a suitable treatment for everyone.This study's main strength is that it included a representative sa...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Inflating Nasal Balloons Eases Children's Glue Ear SymptomsInflating Nasal Balloons Eases Children's Glue Ear Symptoms
Children with otitis media with effusion were effectively treated with nasal balloons, a simple, nonsurgical treatment option for the millions of people diagnosed with the ailment annually in the United States. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nasal Balloon Autoinflation Provides a Low-Cost, Nonsurgical Treatment Option for Kids with Middle Ear Effusion (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Children who have otitis media with effusion may benefit from autoinflation with a nasal balloon device, according a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.Approximately 300 U.K. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 28, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Are Common Drug Eruptions in Children?
Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic because of a rash for 24 hours. The pruritic rash began the evening before with a few red spots on her trunk. She had slept well, but this morning they were spreading and enlarging in size on her trunk, neck and extremities and did not seem to come and go. She also had a fever and her mother thought that she wasn’t moving as well and seemed to be sore. The patient had been started on cefaclor 9 days earlier for an ear infection and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms. She had previously taken penicillins and cephalosporin antibiotics without any problems...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Does Discipline Really Mean?
Discussion Being consistent, setting limits and giving choices and guidance are keys to effective discipline. “Children are not born behaving according to societal norms and complying with their parents wishes; it is the parents role to teach the child how to behave cooperatively with others.” The word discipline comes from the word disciple which means to teach. There are three things for parents to discipline their child over that are non-negotiable which are issues of health, issues of safety, and issues of their future. For example, a child cannot run into the street or ride in the car when someone has bee...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 29, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Does your birthday affect your disease risk?
Conclusion This modelling study used a large US medical centre database to explore the relationship between month of birth and lifetime disease risk. The study found a number of associations between birth month and risk of disease, some of which had been previously reported in the literature, as well as other new associations. While these findings are of interest, this study can only demonstrate observations and associations. The study does not provide proof that being born in any particular month is the direct cause of any future disease development. There may be many unmeasured factors behind any associations between d...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Source Type: news

Otonomy completes enrolment in Phase II trial of AuriPro in paediatric patients with AOMT
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Otonomy has completed enrolment in a Phase II clinical trial of AuriPro, a sustained-exposure formulation of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, to treat paediatric patients with acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (A… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Otonomy completes enrolment of paediatric patients in AuriPro clinical trial for AOMT
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm Otonomy has completed enrolment of paediatric patients in a Phase II clinical trial, which will study AuriPro in paediatric patients with acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccinate against measles, experts say
An article has examined reasons people are hesitant to vaccinate. "Active vaccine refusal is a significant issue and leaves a large group of children at unnecessary risk of measles infection and associated complications such as pneumonia, otitis media, encephalitis and death," said co-author of the new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Case Files: Otitis Media Leads to Brain Abscess Presenting as Stroke
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The Case Files Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages of Human Donor Breastmilk?
Discussion Premature infants have unique needs and risks because of their prematurity. Adequate nutrition is one of those problems. In utero the fetus is basically able to “take” everything it needs from the mother already in usable form via the blood stream. In the world, the infant needs to have a neurological and oral-motor apparatus that can coordinate an adequate suck and swallow, and a gastrointestinal tract that is able to absorb the nutrients. The premature infant also needs water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and macro- and micro-nutrients that are appropriate for its gestational age and changing needs...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

More breastfeeding 'would save NHS millions'
ConclusionThis economic model estimates that increasing the number of women who start and continue to breastfeed would save the NHS tens of millions of pounds. These savings would come through reduced incidence of three infectious diseases that occur in infancy, reducing the number of newborns who have necrotising enterocolitis, and reducing the incidence of maternal breast cancer, all of which are beneficial to the health of mother and baby.But these savings, as with all economic models, have been calculated using a number of assumptions, including the estimated rate of breastfeeding in the UK, which was taken from 2005 f...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis MediaUpdate on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media
Which antibiotics are first-line for treatment of AOM? U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Otitis Media Prescriptions Differ by RaceOtitis Media Prescriptions Differ by Race
Racial differences in otitis media care between black and nonblack children suggest that the majority of children in the United States are inappropriately receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Is Enterovirus D68 A New Virus?
Discussion Enteroviral infections are RNA viruses including Coxsackieviruses A and B, Echoviruses and Enteroviruses. They are common and spread by respiratory secretions, fecal-oral contamination and fomites. They commonly occur in summer and fall in temperate climates but are less seasonally seen in the tropics. Hand hygiene is especially important to prevent infection. The incubation period is usually 3-6 days. The viruses are best isolated from the throat, stool and rectal swab specimens but other infectious sites can also be used for viral isolation. Treatment is supportive. Infants, children and teens are more likely ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatments 'fail' 15% of the time
ConclusionOverall, this is a highly informative study of GP antibiotic prescribing for common infections in the UK. The overall antibiotic treatment failure rate was 15% over the course of the study period; these were mainly cases where there was a need to prescribe a different antibiotic within 30 days. There was a slight increase in failure rate, from 13.9% in 1991 to 15.4% in 2012. Within the infection classes, particular antibiotics had notable changes in failure rates, while others remained fairly stable. Reassuringly, amoxicillin and other commonly prescribed antibiotics currently still have fairly low failure rates....
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Influenza A potentiates pneumococcal co-infection: New details emerge
Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae to cause ear and throat infections, according to research. "As with most pneumococcal infections, it should be appreciated that localized nonlethal infections are much more common than the rapidly lethal presentations," says one expert. "For example, influenza is a contributing factor in otitis media (middle ear infections) in children." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccines Lead to Decline in Complex Otitis Media IncidenceVaccines Lead to Decline in Complex Otitis Media Incidence
Recurrent, nonresponsive otitis media caused by any pneumococcal strain fell 77% with the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds
ConclusionThis cross-sectional study has found the proportion of people with coughs and colds that are prescribed antibiotics rose from 36% in 1999 to 51% in 2011 – an increase of approximately 40%. This is despite the publication of guidance recommending that GPs do not prescribe antibiotics for coughs and colds. It also found substantial variation between different GP practices, with 10% of practices prescribing antibiotics for less than 32% of cases and 10% of practices prescribing antibiotics for more than 65% of cases, suggesting that substantially lower rates of prescribing could be achieved.The ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

What Medications Should Be Avoided with Long QT Syndrome?
Discussion Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a frequent cause of pharyngitis, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, but acute otitis media is uncommon. Symptoms are usually self-limited and variable and include cough (non-productive usually but later can be productive), fever, fatigue and occasionally headache. Coryza is rare. Cough can continue for 3 to 4 weeks and can be accompanied by wheezing. Radiographic changes include diffuse infiltrates or focal abnormalities but are variable. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a group of disorders that have a prolonged QT interval and a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Torsade de pointes (“t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This Ear Looks Different
Discussion The tympanic membrane has two parts, the pars flaccida and the pars tensa. Each has 3 major layers: an external keratinizing squamous epithelial layer, a central connective tissue layer, and an internal epithelial layer. The pars flaccida connective tissue layer is less well-organized than the pars tensa. Learning Point Normally, there is a centripetal migration of the keratinocytes from the central part of the tympanic membrane (along the malleus) outward to the periphery. An india ink stain of this process can be seen here. The cell migration outward is slow to begin with (i.e. new cells stay near the central ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media
Results from a meta-analysis indicate that upper respiratory tract infection increases the odds of chronic or recurrent otitis media over sixfold. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - February 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media
Results from a meta-analysis indicate that upper respiratory tract infection increases the odds of chronic or recurrent otitis media over sixfold. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - February 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Does Xylitol Syrup Prevent Recurrent Otitis Media in Children? (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors In a practice-based, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 3, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are you listening? Kids' ear infections cost health care system nearly $3 billion a year
Acute otitis media, or ear infection, is the most common ailment among kids of preschool age and younger in the U.S., primarily because these children have immature middle-ear drainage systems, higher exposure to respiratory illnesses and undeveloped immune systems.   And because it's also the most common reason for antibiotic use among all children, the costs associated with acute otitis media (AOM) are under more scrutiny than ever by health care and government administrators, especially given today's political and economic climate,  strained health-care resources and cost-containment efforts.   While esti...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on the Benefits of Surgery for OMEJury Still Out on the Benefits of Surgery for OME
More studies regarding various surgical treatments for otitis media with effusion are needed to give clinicians the tools to make informed treatment decisions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 6, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Are the Complications of Measles?
Discussion Measles was first described in the 9th century by an Arab physician. In 1757, Francis Home, a Scottish physician showed that measles was an infectious disease found in patient’s blood. The virus was isolated by Drs. John Enders and Thomas Peebles in Boston in 1954. In 1963, the first live virus vaccine for measles was licensed in the US. Measles is caused by a paramyxovirus that replicates in the oral pharynx and lungs and is spread by respiratory secretions. The incubation period is 8-12 days. Clinically measles causes erythematous macules and papules that first appears on the lateral and posterior neck,...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 6, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Muscle Weakness?
Discussion Muscle tone is the slight tension that is felt in a muscle when it is voluntarily relaxed. It can be assessed by asking the patient to relax and then taking the muscles through a range of motion such as moving the wrists, forearm and upper arm. Muscle strength is the muscle’s force against active resistance. Impaired strength is called weakness or paresis. There are 5 levels of muscle strength. 0 = No muscle contraction detected 1 = Barely detected flicker of contraction 2 = Active movement with gravity eliminated 3 = Active movement against gravity 4 = Active movement against gravity and some resistance ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nonprotective Responses to Vaccines in Otitis Prone ChildrenNonprotective Responses to Vaccines in Otitis Prone Children
Do children who suffer from recurrent acute otitis media also fail to develop antibody to routine pediatric vaccinations? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Drop in Visits for Otitis Media Coincides With Intro of PCV-13Drop in Visits for Otitis Media Coincides With Intro of PCV-13
Healthcare visits for otitis media (OM) decreased between 2004 and 2011, and a significant drop in infants and toddlers coincided with the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) in 2010. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news