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 infections...
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

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 infection i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news