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Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...uch as bronchitis and pneumonia) as well as middle ear
diseases and worsening of asthma have been attributed to environmental tobacco smoke. The results show the need for more public health efforts to ban smoking in public and other enclosed places, say the authors, in order to protect children form the...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...ventilation tubes in their ears as a treatment for ear
infections have hearing levels comparable to norma...ous disease may require repeat procedures or other ear
surgery, according to two studies in the April issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surger...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...ars to reduce the risk for fever, stuffy nose, and ear
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...eased risk of pneumonia, bronchiolitis, asthma and ear
infections with greater rates of hospitalization and longer recovery periods from these conditions than unexposed children, according to background information in the article. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians assess ch...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...ke exposure is linked to an increased incidence of ear
infections, pneumonia, asthma and other upper respiratory infections in children. Additional authors are Robert Castile and Stacy Hoshaw-Woodward of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and Columbus Children's Hospital, an...
Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses
...diagnosing conditions such as sinusitis and middle ear
fluid with a radiation dose comparable to standard x-rays. It also has more benefits, such as better accuracy, speed and a broader diagnosis potential, say researchers from Heilig Hart Hospital in Belgium. For the study, the researchers compared the ...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...dy movement may impact gait in patients with inner ear
impairment This study identifies strategies for improving gait in people with inner ear
balance organ abnormalities. Head and body movement irregularities were compared in 17 healthy volun...
Protein essential for hearing also vital for pain perception
...w or no side effects, although targeting the inner ear
may have to be avoided, said Jaime Garcia-Aoveros,... cells, the sensory part of the cells of the inner ear
used for hearing as well as detecting gravity and maintaining balance. Garcia-Aoveros and Duggan, ...
'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections
...s prescribe antibioticsto young children is for an ear
infection (acute otitis media). Withincreased conc...uggest consideration of "watchful waiting" forsome ear
infections to see if they resolve without antibiotics.Previous studies have shown that many ear
Children who are prone to ear infections have high rates of potential disease producing bacteria
CHICAGO Children who are prone to frequent ear
infections may have a high number of potentially i...taken from the back of the noses of two groups, 20 ear
infection-prone children and their non-smoking parents and 20 ear
infection-prone children and their...
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
... making an incision in a skin fold in front of the ear
that runs back into the hairline the same as for a facelift then using surgical scissors to remove the gland and surgical ties or electrocautery to stop bleeding. A small pilot study published in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2004 descri...
OHSU researchers help develop portable device to assist those combating balance disorders
...ant for balance, such as from sensors in the inner ear
and from muscles and skin." The balance feedback d.... In addition, the tone becomes louder in the left ear
when a subject leans too far to the left. The tone becomes louder in the right ear
when the subject ...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
...ction and monitoring. Ototoxicity is damage to the ear
that happens when individuals come into contact wi...drugs or chemicals that are poisonous to the inner ear
or the vestibulocochlear nerve. Investigators tested 20 adults during two different sessions in a so...
MRI pioneer wins national physics prize
... as high as 120 decibels, forcing patients to wear ear
protection. In addition to vibration of the gradient assembly itself, Edelstein and coworkers found that eddy currents induced in metallic parts of the MRI system by the pulsed field gradients are a significant source of noise. All of these technica...
Psychologists find more sensitive tests for predicting Alzheimer's as well as changes in cognition
...s information when they hear one thing in the left ear
and another in the right ear, confirms that very e...entia remembered the digits presented to the right ear
far better than they recalled the digits presented to the left ear. When the researchers controlled...
Amoxicillin use during infancy may be linked to tooth enamel defects
... already reduced their use of amoxicillin to treat ear
infections. "Looking back through decades on the repeated dental cautions about tetracycline, it took years and alternative drug choices to reshape clinical practice to reduce what was a far more obvious, generalized, and more difficult-to-treat cosm...
Situation-specific policies can reduce antibiotic resistance in hospital and community care
...s of antibiotics for otitis media (common cause of ear
ache in children), although a similar approach to influencing prescribing in streptococcal pharyngitis (sore throats) was less successful. Multi-faceted interventions involving physicians, patients and community education consistently produced modera...
Pediatricians ignore screenings that flag hearing problems in children, new SLU research finds
...acting to at least one frequency sounded in either ear
at the 20-decibel level. Of those children who failed the test, 59 percent received no further evaluation. "My biggest problem is it's such a waste of money," says Halloran, who also is a SLUCare pediatrician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospit...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...ic the work of a snail-like structure in the inner ear
containing fluid-filled canals and tissues. One o... through an external microphone located behind the ear
and outside the scalp and then transmitting sound as electrical signals across the skin to an implan...
Age does not predict hearing outcomes for elderly recipients of cochlear implants
...rodes. It is implanted and connected to the inner ear
to help people with certain types of hearing loss to hear. Janice Leung, A.B., and colleagues at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., examined the performance of multichannel cochlear implant recipients in a large database of adult subjects. ...
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