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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

NICE Bites: Sinusitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This publication aims to provide healthcare professionals with a summary of key prescribing points taken from the NICE guidance, NG79. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente researchers reduce antibiotic prescriptions through physician education
(Kaiser Permanente) Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer alerts to inform doctors when antibiotics may not be the best course of treatment. The research was published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Editha Dadores' face ravaged by tumour
Doctors believed Editha Dadores, 71, from the Philippines, had common condition sinusitis. But the growth ballooned and caused her skull to break. Facial reconstruction would be risky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHE warns to not prescribe antibiotics for sinusitis
Nice has announced new guidance that stresses most sinus infections will resolve without need for antibiotics, which are becoming ineffective. Public Health England were also on board. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs should not prescribe antibiotics for sinusitis, NICE says
Antibiotics should not be used to treat the majority of sinus infections, NICE has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

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

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

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Childhood Sinusitis
--Your child's sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years, but the child can still develop a sinus infection. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Childhood Sinusitis
Title: Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Childhood SinusitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fungal sinusitis: A collection
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of olfactory tissue requires some of the same inflammatory processes and chemicals that create injury and loss of smell in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Rule Proposed for Diagnosing Bacterial Sinusitis Clinical Rule Proposed for Diagnosing Bacterial Sinusitis
CRP is the strongest individual predictor for diagnosing bacterial sinusitis, a new study suggests; the rule has the potential for decreasing antibiotic use, but further research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sinusitis Eventually Abates when Smokers Quit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study: symptoms wane after about a decade (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - July 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Bakaletz Lab biofilm work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, pneumonia, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis and COPD, bronchitis and ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predictive model accurately diagnoses sinusitis
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Link to article goes life at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Air-Conditioners Cause Sinus Congestion?
Air-conditioners can make some people ’ s noses clog or run for several reasons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Allergies Air Conditioning Sinusitis Source Type: news

Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work
For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Sinusitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Court clears Caldera’s $12.3m transvaginal mesh settlement A California federal judge last week approved a $12.3 million deal to settle a number of insurance claims over injuries allegedly caused by Caldera Medical’...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Intersect ENT seeks FDA nod for Resolve steroid-releasing implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that it submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA for its Resolve steroid-releasing implant to treat chronic sinusitis patients with recurrent sinus obstruction. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s implant can be placed during a routine physician office visit and is designed to be a less invasive treatment option for recurrent ethmoid sinus obstructions, including polyps. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT seeks FDA nod for Resolve steroid-releasing implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Intersect ENT Inc. 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

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 24, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters. 5. FDA panel supports Claret Medical’s Sentinel, despite efficacy questions The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel this week gave its support to de novo clearance for Claret Medical’s Sentinel embolic protection dev...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Propel Contour steroid-releasing implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that it won FDA approval for its Propel Contour steroid-releasing implant for the treatment of chronic sinusitis in the frontal and maxillary sinsuses. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s portfolio of steroid-releasing implants are used in patients undergoing ethmoid, frontal or maxillary surgeries to treat chronic sinusitis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Propel Contour steroid-releasing implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Intersect ENT Inc. Source Type: news

Can a blood pressure pill really cure a runny nose?
In a U.S. trial, verapamil reduced sniffles in those suffering from chronic sinusitis — which affects one in six people. Sinusitis develops when the nasal passages and the lining of the sinuses get inflamed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What links Brussels sprouts and sinusitis?
People who can taste bitter foods very strongly have a powerful immune response against sinusitis, says Dr Andy Turnbull, a clinical research fellow of bitter receptors at Imperial College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanovas launches SteriView subsidiary aiming to fight hospital-acquired infections
Sanovas said yesterday it launched another subsidiary, SteriView, along with its SteriView instrument inspection and infection control system. The newly launched system is designed as a “front line solution” against hospital-acquired infections, Sausalito, Calif.-based Sanovas said. The system allows direct visual inspection and cleaning of hard to reach spaces on endoscopes and medical instruments. “Healthcare-acquired infections impact millions of people, worldwide. The SteriView instrument inspection and infection control system, featuring the SteriCam line of inspection cameras, represents t...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Sterilization / Calibration Sanovas Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for December 8, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Sanovas launches SinuGeniX sinus treatment subsidiary Sanovas recently announced the launch of SinuGeniX, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on treating chronic sinusitis with the company’s RegENT sinus treatment system. T...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Sanovas launches SinuGeniX sinus treatment subsidiary
Sanovas recently announced the launch of SinuGeniX, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on treating chronic sinusitis with the company’s RegENT sinus treatment system. The newly-launched subsidiary won’t just supply a single tool for treating chronic sinusitis, which affects over 28 million Americans, but a suite of technologies, Sanovas CEO and system co-inventer Larry Gerrans told MassDevice.com in an interview. “I wanted to create the tool belt, not just the tool. We’ve created a number of very complimentary tools that will improve physicians access and imaging along with the treatment procedu...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Sanovas Source Type: news

Visual DX- “ My Eye Popped Out ”
A 44-year-old male with hypertension presents via EMS with this ocular complaint after having sneezed. What’s your assessment? by Lauren Westafer, DO and Nicholas Daniel, DO A 44-year-old male with hypertension presented via EMS with the complaint “my eye popped out!” The patient reported right eye swelling and pain immediately after sneezing. He denied trauma or change in his visual acuity, but admitted to a prior history of cocaine abuse. Physical exam revealed periorbital subcutaneous emphysema and intact accommodation and extraocular movements. His pupils were equal and reactive to light. Visual...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Does vitamin D cut lung infection risk in older adults?
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial assessed high dose supplementation with vitamin D for a period of 12 months as a way of preventing acute respiratory infections in older adults in long term care. This study was well designed and reduced risk of bias where possible. However, there are some important limitations which affect the reliability of the findings: The study has a small sample size and the authors state they did not manage to reach their target recruitment level; this means the study did not have the statistical power required for certainty in the findings. There were some differences in the character...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Older people Source Type: news

How Breakfast Green Smoothies Will Improve Your Life?
Conclusion It is a known fact that the better we take care of our bodies, the healthier we are - which means we won't have to face the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle on a daily basis. This, however, seems to be a difficult task for many people. Today we have introduced you to green smoothies - these delicious smoothies are also full of nutrients and make an excellent breakfast. They offer a vast variety of health benefits that will help you get through the day, as well as support your future wellbeing. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing sense of smell may give early warning of Alzheimer's risk
Conclusion Sense of smell varies greatly from one person to another, and tends to decline as we get older. Lots of people can lose their sense of smell – either temporarily or permanently – after illness or an accident. Having a poor sense of smell does not mean you're going to get Alzheimer's disease, and that's not what this study found. People who already had Alzheimer's disease, not surprisingly, did poorly at identifying smells. But smell detection ability alone did not differentiate between healthy people, those with some memory concerns, and those with mild cognitive impairment. Only the PO...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Older people Source Type: news

A Swing State in the 2016 Election: The State of the Presidential Candidates' Health
Two people running for president, ages 68 and 70. One has been acutely ill. The other is on anti-cholesterol medication. Both are out of shape. As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wage a divisive and stressful campaign in front of a highly polarized electorate, it's entirely possible that health may yet be a considerable factor in the outcome. Look at how Trump closed some of Clinton's lead in the polls in key swing states while Clinton was knocked out by pneumonia last month. Or the attention given to concerns about Trump's sniffs and Clinton's stamina in the first debate. The latest is that th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intersect ENT dives on Q3 earnings, reimbursement concerns
Shares in Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) yesterday tumbled over 30% over reimbursement woes, despite the medical device maker handily topping expectations on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter results. The company said that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its 2017 Hospital Outpatient Final Rule, which included reimbursement rates for sinus surgery at a fixed amount 40-50% below the current average amount. The rule is set to go into effect January 1. “We continue to assess the impact of the Medicare ruling, which we believe has the potential to impact a limited segment of our business, app...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Intersect ENT Inc. Source Type: news

Read The Letter Hillary Clinton's Doctor Wrote About The Presidential Nominee's Health
Hillary Clinton’s doctor penned a letter Wednesday with more information about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health. The letter comes as Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said the presidential hopeful “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.” Below, the full text of Dr. Bardack’s letter on Clinton’s health: This letter is a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015. Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine car...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sinusitis May Play ‘ Modest Role ’ in Risk of Rare Head and Neck Cancers Sinusitis May Play ‘ Modest Role ’ in Risk of Rare Head and Neck Cancers
Inflammation and immunodeficiency related to chronic sinusitis are not significant risks for head and neck cancers, and"at most" play a"modest role" in certain rare types, researchers from the US National Cancer Institute report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Chronic Sinusitis Linked to Head and Neck Cancers in Elderly
Chronic sinusitis is associated with three rare types of head and neck cancer, including nasopharyngeal cancer, HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, and nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

Chronic sinusitis associated with certain rare head and neck cancers among elderly
The associations of chronic sinusitis with subsequent head and neck cancer in an elderly population have been evaluated in a new study. Acute sinusitis is a common inflammatory condition of the sinuses often caused by viral or bacterial infections. The condition is considered chronic when the episode persists longer than 12 weeks. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic Sinusitis Associated With Certain Rare Head and Neck Cancers among Elderly, Although AbsoluChronic sinusitis associated with certain rare head and neck cancers among elderly, although absolut
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery, Daniel C. Beachler, Ph.D., M.H.S., and Eric A. Engels, M.D., M.P.H., of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md., evaluated the associations of chronic sinusitis with subsequent head and neck cancer in an elderly population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld recommends shared decision-making in treating adult sinusitis
(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology Richard M. Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., recommends a process of shared decision-making between physicians and patients in the treatment of adult sinusitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Intersect ENT claims reimbursement win for Propel drug-eluting sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that it won a positive coverage decision from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for its Propel and Propel Mini drug-eluting sinus implants. The devices are designed to elute the anti-inflammatory steroid mometasone furoate; Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intersect won FDA approval for the original Propel implant in August 2011 and for the Propel Mini the following September. The implants are designed to dissolve into the body over time. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has some 3.2 million lives under coverage in Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia, including ...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Intersect ENT Inc. Reimbursement Source Type: news

Well: Living Near a Fracking Site Is Tied to Migraines, Fatigue
Living near a natural gas hydraulic fracturing site is associated with increased rates of sinus problems, migraines and fatigue, according to new research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Fatigue Headaches Hydraulic Fracturing Migraine Headaches Sinusitis Featured Live Source Type: news

Intersect ENT files with FDA for drug-delivering sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it submitted a supplemental premarket approval submission to the FDA seeking approval for a new Nova steroid releasing implant for treating patients with chronic sinus disease. The new Nova device is designed with a lower profile to allow for placement in smaller sinus openings, and will expand the usable patient population for the steroid releasing implants, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “This submission is another important milestone in our efforts to address unmet needs for chronic sinusitis patients across the continuum of care. Nova design, which a...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Intersect ENT Inc. Source Type: news

Fluoroquinolone Label Warning Strengthened by FDA Fluoroquinolone Label Warning Strengthened by FDA
The FDA updated fluoroquinolone labeling to warn against routine use in patients with acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Acclarent launches Relieva Scout multi-sinus dilator
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Acclarent said Wednesday it is launching the Relieva Scout multi-sinus dilation system in the U.S. The Relieva Scout is designed to use balloon sinuplasty technology to confirm and dilate sinus openings in individuals with chronic sinusitis through a minimally-invasive procedure. “I’m always looking for new technologies that enable me to better address the needs of those suffering from chronic sinusitis. The Relieva Scout Multi-Sinus Dilation System brings together the benefits of tactile feedback and greater reach in an easy-to-use, precise device, which helps m...
Source: Mass Device - July 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Acclarent Inc. Source Type: news

Study: Neti pots really do help chronic sinusitis
Using a neti pot with a salt solution can eliminate some symptoms of chronic sinusitis, new research found. In fact, the study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed patients who used this old-school technique were able to maintain positive results over a six month period. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news