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

Safety Risks of Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and Similar Cultural Practices?
Discussion Amber is fossilized tree resin that is prized for its beautiful colors from deep brown to caramel, yellow, green or even white. It is promoted for its “healing properties” although there is not scientific evidence that supports the many potentiated mechanisms of these properties. One of the most consistent is that amber contains succinic acid which proponents believe is absorbed through the skin and is a pain reliever. Succinic acid was actually first purified from amber in 1546 by a German chemist. Succinic acid in humans is an important part of the Krebs cycle and acts as an important metabolite in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Eosinophilic Otitis Media / CROI 2017 Really Rapid Review / NC Family Medicine Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in clinical medicine: A 50-year-old man presented with a 6-month history … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OtoNexus raises $8m for middle-ear infection tech
OtoNexus Medical Technologies raised $7.9 million to fund development of its ultrasound device used to diagnose middle-ear infections in children and determine if antibiotics are needed for treatment. The Seattle-based company sold nearly $8 million in equity of its $9.2 million offering. CEO Caitlin Cameron filed a Form D with the Securities & Exchange Commission, writing that the 1st sale date was December 30, 2016. OtoNexus is developing an air-coupled ultrasound diagnostic device that identifies and characterizes fluid in the middle ear to determine if a physician should prescribe antibiotics. The device uses ...
Source: Mass Device - January 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pediatrics Wall Street Beat OtoNexus Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Otonomy's ear infection drug succeeds in late-stage trial
(Reuters) - Drug developer Otonomy Inc said on Thursday its drug to treat acute otitis externa (AOE), an infection in the outer ear canal, met the main goal in a late-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antibiotics for AOM: 10 Days More Effective Than 5 Antibiotics for AOM: 10 Days More Effective Than 5
A 10-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate worked better than a 5-day course for children younger than 2 years who had acute otitis media, according to a two-center randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Can Short-Course Antibiotics Beat Otitis Media in Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson, MD, examines a randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Treatment of Otitis Media: How Long Is Long Enough? (FREE)
By Deborah Lehman, MD Dr. Lehman is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.Young children with otitis media … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear Infections, Study Finds
In the study of 520 babies ages 6 to 23 months, a five-day treatment for babies was found to be lacking, unlike the standard 10-day course. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Antibiotics Otitis ear infection Source Type: news

Pediapharm wins Health Canada nod for antibiotic, steroid combo ear drop
Pediapharm Inc. (CVE:PDP) said today that it won regulatory approval from Health Canada for its Otixal eye drop solution for the treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes in pediatric patients. The Quebec-based company touts Otixal as the 1st antibiotic and steroid combination ear drop available in single, sterile unit-dose packaging. Otitis media, or middle ear inflammation, is 1 of the most common pediatric infections in Canada, according to Pediapharm. Tympanostomy tubes can be inserted in the eardrum to drain fluid from the middle ear in children with recurrent acute otitis media. Get the full story at ou...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Clearance Pediapharm Source Type: news

What Can You Do About Tinnitus?
Discussion Tinnitus is derived from the Latin word tinnire which means to ring but in general practice it means any perceived sound that is not generated externally. It is a common problem in adults. In children it is described as being commonly overlooked as children do not spontaneously report it. It is felt that children may consider the sound normal, or are easily distracted and therefore forget about it. Children can accurately describe the sounds they hear and use words such as buzz, ring, hum, swish, whish, blow or beep. Spontaneously reported tinnitus is ~6.5% and increases to 34% when children are specifically que...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PAVmed partners with Boston institutions for antibiotic-eluting ear device
PAVmed Inc. (NSDQ:PAVMU) said today that it inked an exclusive licensing agreement with academic institutions to develop and commercialize antibiotic-eluting resorbable ear tubes based on an aqueous silk technology designed by the institutions. The licensing deal includes agreements with Tufts University, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital, who developed the aqueous silk technology. As many as 1 million children annually undergo pediatric surgery to place metal, plastic, or latex bilateral ear tubes to ventilate and drain the middle ear as a means to relieve persistent ear in...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Drug-Eluting Stents Research & Development Respiratory Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Massachusetts General Hospital Pavmed Tufts University Source Type: news

Gene found that raises risk of childhood ear infections
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media -- and known to parents as one reason for a screaming, unhappy preschooler. The finding may offer an early clue to helping doctors develop more effective treatments to prevent one of the most common childhood illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gene found that raises risk of childhood ear infections
A gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media, has been discovered by researchers. The finding may offer an early clue to helping doctors develop more effective treatments to prevent one of the most common childhood illnesses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds
A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation
A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the online journal Scientific Reports, identify a novel mechanism that resveratrol, a compound found naturally in some plant foods such as grapes, uses to alleviate inflammation in airway disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How Effective is Oseltamivir?
Discussion Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) is an oral neuraminidase inhibitor of influenza viruses types A and B. It first came on the market in Switzerland in 1999 and currently is used around the world along with other neuraminidase inhibitors to treat seasonal and pandemic influenza. Oseltamivir is easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and circulates to the liver where it is converted to its active metabolite oseltamivir carboxylate (OC). In adults approximately 75% of the oral medication is converted and it then travels to the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Unchanged oseltamivir is eliminated in the urine. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Medical Problems Can Patients with Turner Syndrome Have?
Discussion Turner Syndrome (TS) is one of the most common genetic disorders in females. It was first described by Dr. Henry H. Turner in 1938. It affects 1 in 2000-2500 births and ~70,000 girls and women have TS in the United States. It is caused by the absence of all or part of the second X chromosome. The most common variation is 45X which affects about 50% of TS patients and usually has the most complications, but there are other variations. Phenotypes vary and therefore the age of diagnosis varies. Mean age of diagnosis unfortunately is 15 years. Diagnosis is made by chromosomal analysis. Haploinsufficiency of the SHOX...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Feature Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeature Review: Water precautions for prevention of infectio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Featured Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeatured Review: Water precautions for prevention of infecti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news