Antibiotic use and serious complications following acute otitis media and acute sinusitis: a retrospective cohort study
Data from patients diagnosed with acute otitis media (AOM) or acute sinusitis (AS) over 20-yr period concludes serious complications (brain abscess/acute mastoiditis) following AOM or AS are rare, and antibiotics are associated with lower odds of developing these complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Neutropenia?
Discussion Neuropenia is defined as a neutrophil count
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cincinnati startup licenses technology invented by renowned children ’s hospital
Blue Water Vaccines Inc., a Norwood startup, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital to develop a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae. The bacteria can cause many kinds of diseases, including the lung infection pneumonia. “A major limitation of the currently licensed pneumococcal vaccines is the lack of efficacy against mucosal disease manifestations such as acute otitis media, acute bacterial sinusitis and pneumonia,” Blue Water… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Should We Worry About Bicuspid Aortic Valve?
Discussion The aortic valve usually has 3 leaflets. In bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) there are 2 asymmetric leaflets with a fish-mouthed orifice between them which may not open fully. It occurs in about 0.5-2% of the population making it one of the most common congenital heart anomalies and the most common one in adults. Transmission is autosomal dominant yet males are more likely to have BAV, indicating potential reduced penetrance in females. “BAVs are different, however, in that the tissue pathology is not limited to the valves’ leaflets but extends from the left ventricular outflow tract to the ascending thor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The impact of hearing impairment on the life trajectories of Aboriginal children in remote Australia: protocol for the Hearing Loss in Kids Project - Su JY, He VY, Guthridge S, Silburn S.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of chronic otitis media (OM) and hearing impairment (HI) in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Children affected by these disorders are believed to be at increased r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2019 exceptional surveillance of respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (NICE guideline CG69)
This Surveillance Report provides a summary of new evidence published related to the NICE guideline CG69: NICE will withdraw this guideline and incorporate any relevant evidence into relevant antimicrobial prescribing guidelines on sinusitis, sore throat, otitis media and cough. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- In outpatient settings, only 50 percent of visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, and acute otitis media (AOM) receive recommended first-line antibiotics, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Antimicrobial Agents... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Swimmer's Ear (External Otitis)
Title: Swimmer's Ear (External Otitis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 9, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Probiotics for preventing acute otitis media in children
This Systematic Review concludes that Probiotics may prevent AOM in children not prone to AOM, but the inconsistency of the subgroup analyses suggests caution in interpreting these results. Probiotics decreased the proportion of children taking antibiotics for any infection. The proportion of children experiencing adverse events did not differ between the probiotic and comparator groups. The optimal strain, duration, frequency, and timing of probiotic administration still needs to be established. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic stewardship: duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections frequently exceeds guideline recommendations
A large cross-sectional study of UK prescribing data found that the duration of antibiotic prescriptions for common infections in primary care frequently exceeded national guideline recommendations. The most common reason for antibiotic prescribing was for respiratory infections, and more than 80% of prescriptions for acute cough and bronchitis, acute sore throat, acute otitis media and acute exacerbations of COPD were for longer than recommended. Substantial reductions in antibiotic exposure can be achieved by prescribing antibiotics in line with NICE and Public Health England guidance on managing common infections. (Sour...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Enjoy the water -- avoid swimmer's ear
Swimmer's ear It's summertime, and the pools are busy. And more swimming may mean swimmer's ear, or otitis externa. Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. Often, the cause is water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Title: Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 11, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Infancy Cuts Otitis Media Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Infancy Cuts Otitis Media
Administration of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in early infancy substantially reduces the risk of pneumococcal acute otitis media (AOM), according to a new Cochrane review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Eye Drops for Otitis Externa
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Ophthalmic v. Optic Drops for Otitis Externa
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

InFocus: Acute Otitis Externa Pain Can Be Severe, but Relief Can Be Had in the ED
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Otitis Media | Medscape Otitis Media | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines about otitis media and ear infection treatment, including ear infection antibiotics. Recognize inner-ear infection symptoms in infants. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

New study aims to reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children
Middle ear infections, known medically as acute otitis media (AOM), are common painful infections in children, for which there are up to three million treatment episodes in England and Wales each year. They are often treated with antibiotics by mouth. However, these can cause side effects like rashes, diarrhoea and vomiting, and their over-use contributes to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, King ’ s College London and Imperial College London, are collaborating on a new study to investigate alternative treatments, which they hope will...
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Genetic Variants May Be Tied to Otitis Media Risk Genetic Variants May Be Tied to Otitis Media Risk
Population-specific FUT2 variants appear to confer risk for otitis media susceptibility in multiple cohorts of different ethnicity, according to a multinational group of researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How pneumococci challenge our immune system
(Karolinska Institutet) Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Nature Microbiology shows how the bacteria can inhibit immune cell reaction and survive inside cells to give rise to pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herbal remedies to treat ear infections
(Natural News) There are natural ways to relieve symptoms of ear infections. You need not resort to antibiotics, which may or may not be effective. There is data that suggest that mild ear infections (otherwise called acute otitis externa) usually go away on their own and do not improve with antibiotics. However, you can help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

News: Diagnosing Otitis Media? Pneumatic Otoscopy Simplified
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Don't let swimmer's ear spoil the fun
Swimmer's ear? It's summertime, and the pools are busy. And more swimming may mean swimmer's ear, or otitis externa. Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. Often, the cause is water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NICE Bites; Respiratory Tract Infections (acute) antimicrobial prescribing
This monthly prescribing bulletin summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. The latest topics are acute sore throat and otitis media. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits
The objective of this study was to determine association between SHMS exposure and rates of emergency department visitation, and rates of tobacco sensitive conditions (asthma, otitis media and viral respiratory infections). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This guideline was published in March 2018. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. It highlights that acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria, lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Challenge: Acute Otitis Media in Children Case Challenge: Acute Otitis Media in Children
The principles of appropriate management of AOM in children are illustrated by Dr Gordon Sun in these clinical cases.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Case Challenge Source Type: news

Otonomy Announces FDA Approval of Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for Acute Otitis Externa
SAN DIEGO, March 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Otonomy, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics for otology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12th-18th November 2018,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics.&nb...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today
A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Massive fall in animal antibiotic use
Ministers says reduction will help combat rising rates of antibiotic resistance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is Usher Syndrome?
Discussion Over 7000 diseases are considered rare disorders according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD, rarediseases.org). NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. They have information on about 1200 rare diseases on their website (https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/information-resources/rare-disease-information/). Hearing loss (HL) is not rare and is a common problem across the ages. It affects 360 million people worldwide which is about 5% of the population. There are many causes of hearing loss an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New support for GPs to fight antimicrobial resistance
13% fall in GP prescribing of antibiotics in past three years Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics Tackling antimicrobial resistance Doctors told to halve inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020 GPs need support to convince public to stop expecting antibiotics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE
RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study IDs Children With AOM Who Benefit From Antibiotics Study IDs Children With AOM Who Benefit From Antibiotics
Many children with acute otitis media recover without antimicrobials. Now researchers have found a prognostic factor that helps physicians identify children who most likely benefit from antibiotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vaccines Have Changed the Epidemiology of Acute Otitis Media Vaccines Have Changed the Epidemiology of Acute Otitis Media
Acute otitis media incidence has dropped since 1989, but risk factors remain: attending day care, having a family history, or having it at a young age. Editorialists say vaccination should continue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Acute Otitis Media Changed From 2006 - 2016
Change in proportion of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis causing AOM (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, 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

Mucin Gene Linked to Hearing Loss in Otitis Media With Effusion Mucin Gene Linked to Hearing Loss in Otitis Media With Effusion
Increased expression of the mucin gene MUC5B is associated with hearing loss in children with otitis media with effusion (OME), a new case-control study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NUS researchers create palm-size device for quick, effective treatment of hearing disorder
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or 'glue ear,' which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weigh Risks/Benefits of Tympanostomy Tubes: Researchers Weigh Risks/Benefits of Tympanostomy Tubes: Researchers
In children with chronic otitis media with effusion, tympanostomy tubes improve hearing at one to three months compared with watchful waiting, with no evidence of benefit by 12 to 24 months, a new research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotics for AOM in Kids Under 2: Must We Go Long? Antibiotics for AOM in Kids Under 2: Must We Go Long?
A randomized trial answers an important clinical question about the management of acute otitis media in young children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Pneumonia in Children
No increased risk of pneumonia; no link for ICS with risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, sinusitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news