32,345 results match your criteria Otitis Media

Otalgia and Facial Nerve Palsy: Common Symptoms Revealing the Uncommon Pathology of Middle Ear Lymphoma.

Cureus 2022 May 15;14(5):e25023. Epub 2022 May 15.

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, MYS.

Lymphoma of the middle ear and mastoid is uncommon and is rarely diagnosed early. The clinical presentation occurs due to consequences of extensive progressive disease. It can manifest as benign middle ear pathologies such as otitis media; other presentations include facial nerve palsy, hearing loss, and vestibular dysfunction. Read More

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Antimicrobial Therapy for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease Improved Hearing Loss and Normalized Myeloperoxidase-Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Level: A Case Report.

Mod Rheumatol Case Rep 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.

Department of Rheumatology, St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Several case reports have indicated that nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease is associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides. However, the effect of the treatment for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease on anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides remains unclear. An asymptomatic 80-year-old woman presented with nodular bronchiectasis. Read More

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A Deep Learning Approach to Predict Conductive Hearing Loss in Patients With Otitis Media With Effusion Using Otoscopic Images.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.

Department of Otolaryngology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Importance: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is one of the most common causes of acquired conductive hearing loss (CHL). Persistent hearing loss is associated with poor childhood speech and language development and other adverse consequence. However, to obtain accurate and reliable hearing thresholds largely requires a high degree of cooperation from the patients. Read More

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Skull Base Osteomyelitis With Bilateral Acute Otitis Media.

Cureus 2022 Apr 14;14(4):e24144. Epub 2022 Apr 14.

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, King Hamad University Hospital, Muharraq, BHR.

Skull base osteomyelitis is an inflammatory process that usually occurs secondary to necrotizing otitis externa or chronic mastoid infections. The involvement of the external auditory canal is typical of this condition and aids in its diagnosis. The treatment of skull base osteomyelitis is often complex and involves long-term intravenous antibiotics. Read More

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Perilymph Fistula as a Complication of Eustachian Tube Dilation and Tympanoplasty.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2022 7;2022:5978757. Epub 2022 May 7.

Faculty of Medicine OWL, Bielefeld University, Campus Mitte, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Bielefeld, Germany.

Eustachian tube dilation (ETD) is an established, minimally invasive therapeutic approach for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction. The complications associated with performing a ETD are rare. A 22-year-old female patient presented with chronic otitis media on the right side and chronic obstructive tube dilation disorder on both sides. Read More

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Achondroplasia and severe sensorineural hearing loss: The role of active bone conduction implants.

Cochlear Implants Int 2022 May 16:1-9. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Canada.

The BONEBRIDGE is a partially implantable, transcutaneous bone conduction device that can be used to treat conductive or mixed mild-to-moderate hearing loss in patients who do not attain sufficient improvement from conventional hearing aids. The following case report describes sequential bilateral BONEBRIDGE implantation in a 25-year-old patient with achondroplasia and bilateral mixed-hearing loss with a significant sensorineural component in the setting of chronic suppurative otitis media. Although the patient did not meet the approved BONEBRIDGE criteria, implantation was successful with improvements in audiological outcomes and self-reported quality of life. Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient Setting.

Pediatr Ann 2022 May 1;51(5):e175-e177. Epub 2022 May 1.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common diagnosis that brings children to seek medical care. It is the second most common bacterial infection in children after otitis media. However, diagnosing UTIs can be challenging, particularly in younger children, given that the symptoms may be nonspecific and it may be logistically difficult to obtain an appropriate urine sample. Read More

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Evaluation of Cefuroxime Axetil-Loaded Bioadhesive Nanoparticles to Treat Induced Otitis Media.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2022 29;10:884797. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Shenzhen), Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Otitis media (OM) is a common disease in children. One of the most common pathogens causing OM is non-typeable . in the middle ear can be successfully eradicated by a regimen of oral antibiotics sustained for 7-10 days (e. Read More

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Therapeutic approach to acute otitis media in primary care in an urban area. Delayed antibiotic prescription evaluation.

An Pediatr (Engl Ed) 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Centro de Salud Virgen de África, Sevilla, Spain.

Background And Objectives: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most frequent causes of consultation and antibiotic prescription in pediatrics. The objective of this work is to evaluate the practice of delayed antibiotic prescription in AOM in pediatrics in primary care.

Material And Methods: Observational, retrospective study, through reviewing of medical records in a Primary Care Center of Aragon Community of children with OMA in which doctors perform delayed prescription. Read More

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Arerugi 2022 ;71(3):242-247

Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo-kita Medical Center.

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a type of ANCA-related vasculitis. Asthma and sinusitis occur first in the course of EGPA, followed by vasculitis symptoms such as fever, weight loss, and peripheral neuropathy. Otitis media with effusion and sensorineural hearing loss occur occasionally in EGPA patients. Read More

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Sonodynamic therapy exciting the herbal nanocomposite with spider-web-like effect to combat otitis media.

Int J Pharm 2022 May 13;621:121820. Epub 2022 May 13.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Drug Delivery & Guangdong Provincial Engineering Center of Topical Precise Drug Delivery System & Class III Laboratory of Modern Chinese Medicine Preparation & Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese Medicine of Education Department of Guangdong Province, Center for Drug Research and Development, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510006, China. Electronic address:

Otitis media, mainly caused by bacteria, is prevalent in young children and can cause hearing loss and growth retardation. Antibiotics are the most widely utilized treatment for otitis media, however, they can cause drug resistance and harmful side effects. In this study, we reported an antibacterial nanocomposite in combination with sonodynamic therapy that consists of herbal antibacterial agents such as Curcumin (CUR) and Tanshinone IIA (TSIIA), as well as Chitosan (CS), for the treatment of acute otitis media. Read More

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Sociodemographic Factors and Health Care Utilization in Pediatric Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media.

Laryngoscope 2022 May 14. Epub 2022 May 14.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Objectives: Access to and utilization of perioperative healthcare may influence outcomes in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM); however, the influencing factors are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to assess the association of sociodemographic factors with perioperative health care utilization for pediatric CSOM patients.

Methods: We conducted a review on pediatric CSOM patients (≤18 years old) who underwent tympanoplasty with/without mastoidectomy between 2010 and 2020. Read More

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Reply to Kalfert, D. Comment on "Zwierz et al. The Long-Term Effects of 12-Week Intranasal Steroid Therapy on Adenoid Size, Its Mucus Coverage and Otitis Media with Effusion: A Cohort Study in Preschool Children. 2022, , 507".

J Clin Med 2022 Apr 19;11(9). Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Otolaryngology, Phoniatrics and Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, 85-168 Bydgoszcz, Poland.

We wish to thank the author for raising the issues of how we performed the adenoid size classification and why we did not classify the condition of the nasopharyngeal orifice of the Eustachian tube [... Read More

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Dynamics of Mycoplasma bovis in Dutch dairy herds during acute clinical outbreaks.

Vet J 2022 May 10:105841. Epub 2022 May 10.

Chief of the Department Bacteriology, Host-Pathogen Interaction & Diagnostic Development, PO Box 65, 8200AB Lelystad, the Netherlands.

Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) can cause serious illness in cattle, presenting as arthritis and mastitis in dairy cows and pneumonia, arthritis and otitis media in calves. This study aimed to provide insight into the dynamics of M. Read More

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Tympanostomy tubes for children with acute otitis media.

Can Fam Physician 2022 May;68(5):345-347

Question: A 30-month-old patient in our clinic has had 4 episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) in the past 6 months. Should I refer the child and family to an ear, nose, and throat surgeon to consider tympanostomy tube placement, or should we continue medical management with antibiotics?

Answer: Acute otitis media is common among children in Canada, particularly those younger than 3 years of age. Recurrent AOM (3 or more episodes of AOM in a 6-month period or 4 or more episodes of AOM in a 12-month period) is also common in this age group. Read More

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Surgery for adenotonsillar hypertrophy and otitis media in children is less demanded in quarantine times.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May 7;158:111169. Epub 2022 May 7.

Department of Medical Oncology, "Olympian" General Hospital, 26443, Patras, Greece.

Objectives: In the COVID-19 era, extreme measures of social distancing have contained the spread of common viral respiratory infections, which are involved in the pathogenesis of Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy (ATH), and Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion (COME), the two commonest chronic ENT diseases of childhood. This study examines the lockdown effect on the number of procedures performed for these two conditions.

Methods: The consecutive charts of 650 and 195 children being operated respectively for ATH and COME during the quarantine (05/2020-02/2021) and unrestrained (05/2019-02/2020) periods were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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Clinical phenotypes of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2022 Jan;47(1):116-122

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410011, China.

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a hereditary disease characterized by airway mucociliary clearance dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1꞉10 000 to 1꞉20 000. The main respiratory manifestations in children are cough, expectoration, chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, and chronic otitis media, while the most common symptoms in adults are chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and infertility. Read More

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January 2022

Can Wideband Tympanometry Predict the Prognosis of Otitis Media With Effusion?

J Audiol Otol 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.

Background And Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the capacity of wideband tympanometry (WBT) in predicting the prognosis of otitis media with effusion (OME).

Subjects And Methods: Sixty-one ears with effusion and 30 healthy ears of children were enrolled. The patients were followed up monthly using WBT. Read More

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Long-term Changes of Hearing Thresholds and Eustachian Tube Function after Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube in Patients with Chronic Otitis Media.

Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May 4. Epub 2022 May 4.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: To evaluate long-term changes after balloon dilation of eustachian tube (BDET) in chronic otitis media (COM) patients with ET dysfunction which was persistent after tympanomastoidectomy (TM op).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of consecutive patients who were diagnosed with COM and ET dysfunction and underwent TM op in Asan Medical Center from 2016 to 2017. The tympanic membrane status, the presence of ventilation tube, ability to perform a Valsalva maneuver, and audiologic changes by dilation of ET were observed. Read More

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Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography-Positive Ear Lesions Responsive to Immunosuppressive Therapy in a Patient with Otitis Media with Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis.

Mod Rheumatol Case Rep 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.

A 74-year-old woman presented with vertigo, left beating nystagmus, and auditory disturbance 4 months prior, in whom a former physician suspected Meniere's disease. Her signs and symptoms mildly improved with a moderate dose of glucocorticoids, which was eventually tapered. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) was performed 12 days prior to routine examination. Read More

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The prognostic value of subjective nasal symptoms and SNOT-22 score in middle ear surgery.

Am J Otolaryngol 2022 May 5;43(4):103480. Epub 2022 May 5.

Unit of Otorhinolaringology, Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics, AOUP Paolo Giaccone, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro, 133, 90127 Palermo, Italy.

Background: The relationship between nasal functions and middle ear surgery is still under debate. Nasal obstruction is considered as a negative prognostic factor in middle ear surgery. This is based on the theory that it may cause Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) by leading to reduced ventilation of the middle ear, as found in several patients with nasal septal deviation, chronic rhinitis and nasal polyps. Read More

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[ANCA associated hypertropic cranial pachymeningitis secondary to secretory otitis media: a case report].

M M Wang W J Han

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 Apr;57(4):485-487

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,PLA General Hospital,Beijing 100853, China.

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The common triggers of urticaria in children admitted to the pediatric emergency room.

Pediatr Dermatol 2022 May 6. Epub 2022 May 6.

Division of Pediatric Allergy, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Urticaria frequently causes pediatric emergency department (PED) admissions. Children with urticaria may unnecessarily avoid suspected allergens. We aimed to investigate the possible and exact triggers of urticaria in children admitted to the PED. Read More

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Microbiota Associated With Cholesteatoma Tissue in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2022 19;12:746428. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, United States.

Otitis media (OM), defined as infection or inflammation of the middle ear (ME), remains a major public health problem worldwide. Cholesteatoma is a non-cancerous, cyst-like lesion in the ME that may be acquired due to chronic OM and cause disabling complications. Surgery is required for treatment, with high rates of recurrence. Read More

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Otitis media: Antibiotika oder Röhrchen?

MMW Fortschr Med 2022 05;164(9):26

Haunersches Kinderspital, München, Deutschland.

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What are the risk factors for acute otitis media treatment failure?

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2022 Apr 27;158:111158. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Ashdod, Israel. Electronic address:

Objective: To identify risk factors associated with acute otitis media treatment failure (AOMTF) among 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) immunized children.

Methods: In this retrospective study, we identified children <12 years who were admitted to our hospital November 2017-October 2020. Children were categorized either as acute otitis media treatment failure (AOMTF), if they received adequate pre-admission antibiotics, or as AOM without treatment failure (AOMwTF), if they did not receive any pre-admission antibiotics. Read More

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Antibiotic prescribing across age groups in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population in association with different diagnoses, and with influenza incidence, 2010-2018.

Epidemiol Infect 2022 Feb 24;150:e85. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612 USA.

There is limited information on the volume of antibiotic prescribing that is influenza-associated, resulting from influenza infections and their complications (such as streptococcal pharyngitis and otitis media). Here, we estimated age/diagnosis-specific proportions of antibiotic prescriptions (fills) for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population during 2010-2018 that were influenza-associated. The proportion of influenza-associated antibiotic prescribing among all antibiotic prescribing was higher in children aged 5-17 years compared to children aged under 5 years, ranging from 1. Read More

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February 2022

Pandemics and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Oper Tech Otolayngol Head Neck Surg 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California - San Francisco, 2233 Post St. Third Floor, Box 1225, San Francisco, CA 94115.

Objective: To describe how the COVID pandemic changed the epidemiology and management of pediatric otolaryngologic diseases, which may influence clinical decision-making in the future.

Findings: Many changes were made to the structure of healthcare delivery to minimize transmission of coronavirus. As a result, there was a widespread adoption of telehealth. Read More

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