It is now well recognized that pathogens found in biofilms play a role in many mucosal-based otolaryngologic-related infections, but what that role is and how to prevent or treat biofilms remain unknown, concluded a panel of experts convened here on Sept. 17 at the 2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting.
Articles tagged with "otitis media"
The title of this session at the Triological Society’s Combined Sections Meeting held here Feb. 4-7 asked a tough question: Why are otolaryngologists still talking about pediatric tonsillitis, otitis and sinusitis?
In a prospective study, researchers have found that most otitis media infections are associated with rhinovirus upper respiratory infections-making the prospect of a vaccine to prevent the ear infections remote.
In September, the American Association of Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons (AAO-HNS) published the first clinical practice guidelines on the removal of impacted cerumen (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;139:S1-S21).
Otalgia is a common complaint of patients presenting to both general practice and otolaryngology clinics.
ENToday recently reported on a move toward more conservative use of antibiotics and ventilation tubes in the treatment of pediatric ear infections.
There are few things more frustrating and upsetting for parents than watching their child suffer from the pain and discomfort of an ear infection. In the short term, the parents’ primary objective is typically to obtain some relief for their child.