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12-12-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Sodium thiosulfate otoprotective in cisplatin-treated pediatric cancer patients

Treatment with the antioxidant sodium thiosulfate can reduce the incidence of platinum-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer treated with cisplatin, research suggests.

14-09-2014 | Otolaryngology | Article

S. pneumoniae drug susceptibility tracked in Japan

A 12-year survey of the antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan has identified important changes, including improved susceptibility to β-lactam antibiotics.

31-07-2014 | Oncology | Article

Diabetes linked to increased head and neck cancer risk

People with diabetes mellitus have a significantly increased risk of developing head and neck cancer compared with those without the condition, show results of a large study conducted in Taiwan.

20-07-2014 | Otolaryngology | Article

Early daycare attendance linked with greater childhood healthcare use

Daycare attendance in the first year of life is a risk factor for earlier respiratory infections and is associated with greater use of healthcare services in childhood, study findings show.

13-07-2014 | Infectious disease | Article

‘No convincing evidence’ for zinc supplements to prevent otitis media

There is no convincing evidence that zinc supplements reduce the risk of otitis media in children or adults, say the authors of an updated Cochrane review.

29-06-2014 | Infectious disease | Article

Tonsillectomy in adults improves quality of life

Tonsillectomy for recurrent pharyngitis in adults improves quality of life for the overwhelming majority of patients, report researchers.

22-06-2014 | Infectious disease | Article

Education campaign fails to improve guideline adherence in paediatric AOM

Swedish researchers report that overall adherence to treatment guidelines for acute otitis media in children is good, at 70–90%, but that adherence to watchful waiting is poor.

27-04-2014 | Otolaryngology | Article

Immunoregulatory genes modulate otitis media risk

Variation in genes involved in immunity influences children’s susceptibility to developing otitis media, according to research by a US team.

06-04-2014 | Infectious disease | Article

Rare case of tuberculous otitis media described

South Korean researchers have reported a rare case of tuberculous otitis media and say that ear tuberculosis should be considered in patients presenting with otitis media complicated by facial paralysis.

02-02-2014 | Infectious disease | Article

URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media

Results from a meta-analysis indicate that upper respiratory tract infection increases the odds of chronic or recurrent otitis media over sixfold.

26-01-2014 | Otolaryngology | Article

S. pneumoniae predicts acute sinusitis microbial response

Research from the USA shows that confirmed nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae independently predicts a rapid response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis.

25-11-2013 | Oncology | Article

Smoking reduces nasopharyngeal cancer survival

Both current and former smoking have a significant impact on the prognosis of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Chinese researchers caution.

27-10-2013 | General practice | Article

Sore throat clinical score boosts effective antibiotic use

Research published in the BMJ shows that clinical score is as good a guide for antibiotic prescribing as rapid streptococcal antigen detection tests in patients presenting to primary care with sore throat.

20-10-2013 | Otolaryngology | Article

Exercise fights aging loss of smell

Regular exercise may help preserve the sense of smell in old age, a population-based study of olfactory loss reveals.

23-09-2013 | Oncology | Article

Dental caries show ‘unexpected’ relationship with head and neck cancer

People with dental caries have a reduced risk for developing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a large case-control study has found.

19-09-2013 | Oncology | Article

Swallow therapy combats post-radiotherapy dysphagia

Swallowing exercises can help to minimize the risk for dysphagia in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, a case study suggests.

20-08-2013 | Oncology | Article

TORS ‘viable’ and preserves QoL in oropharyngeal cancer

Patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who are treated with transoral robotic surgery maintain a high quality of life at 1-year post-surgery, a prospective study indicates

11-07-2013 | Otolaryngology | Article

Model identifies ICU candidates for early tracheostomy

A four-item model could help select patients in the intensive care unit who would benefit from early tracheostomy, Chilean researchers report.

27-06-2013 | Neurology | Article

Cochlear nerve size predicts implantation success

Preoperative assessment of the cochlear nerve can predict postoperative outcome in patients undergoing cochlear implantation for postlingual deafness, research suggests.

23-06-2013 | Urology | Article

Sudden hearing loss raises ED alarm

Clinicans should be alert to the development of erectile dysfunction in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss, say the authors of a population-based study from Taiwan.