Navigation Links
Demographic disparities found among children with frequent ear infections
Date:8/9/2010

Research has documented that ethnic and socioeconomic disparities exist among patients with conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Now, a new study by researchers from UCLA and Harvard University has found disparities among children suffering from repeated ear infections.

The findings, published in the August edition of the journal Laryngoscope, show that frequent ear infections plague white children and children living below the poverty level more than children of other racial or ethnic backrounds or income levels.

Despite a recent overall decline in the incidence of otitis media, or ear infection, it is still one of the most common and burdensome ailments affecting children. More than 80 percent of children have at least one infection by the age of 3, and medical and surgical treatments for these infections cost $3 billion to $5 billion annually. Each year, about 4.65 million children in the U.S. suffer "frequent" ear infections, defined as more than three infections over a 12-month period.

"An understanding of the size and distribution of the population of children with frequent ear infections is important because it is often these patients who will require more invasive and costly treatments," said study co-author Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and an associate professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "In this era of health care reform, it will be important to determine how to reach out to this population of children, whose inadequate health insurance coverage limits their options for treatment."

Researchers used data from a 10-year period (1997-2006) taken from the National Health Interview Survey, a large-scale, household-based survey of a statistically representative sample of the U.S. population.

Parents of children under the age of 18 were asked various questions, including whether their child had th
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers find that sociodemographic characteristics are related to a patients willingness to participate in cancer screenings
2. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
3. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Address National Association of Black Journalists Conference on Health Disparities
4. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Louisiana is 46th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
5. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Georgia is 50th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
6. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Maryland is 48th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
7. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; District of Columbia is 51st Among All States in Maternal Mortality
8. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Arkansas is 44th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
9. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Delaware is 42nd Among All States in Maternal Mortality
10. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Mississippi is 45th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
11. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Nebraska is 40th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014(BRONX, NY)Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden ... death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers ... Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University . ... of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , also found that ... high among older people and African-Americans and that such ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Fat Burning Kitchen , the latest diet guide ... that is helping people learn the truth about so-called health ... in less than 24 hours has caught the attention of ... culture that is becoming so obsessed with diets and weight ... fact and fiction when it comes to health foods, eating ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... For most families, fall means back-to-school pictures ... or annual festival. For millions of children, fall also ... respiratory infection Enterovirus D68. , While symptoms mimic ... – especially children with weakened immune systems – can ... is prompting hospitals across the country to enact visitor ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... A group of Americans is headed to a ... left unchecked, could create a catastrophic, global pandemic. No, it’s ... John Rogers, the Executive Director the Eugene Bell Foundation and ... disease most think mankind conquered long ago: tuberculosis. , “Tuberculosis, ... on the comeback in several countries - what’s especially disconcerting ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare should cover low-dose computed ... for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 ... includes the Lung Cancer Alliance, the Society of Thoracic ... Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, made ... U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Comprehensive Study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit 2Health News:Fat Burning Kitchen: Review Exposes Mike Geary’s 24-Hour Diet Transformation for Helping the Body Burn Fat Through a Natural Diet 2Health News:Fat Burning Kitchen: Review Exposes Mike Geary’s 24-Hour Diet Transformation for Helping the Body Burn Fat Through a Natural Diet 3Health News:As Hospitals Combat Enterovirus Outbreaks, Patients and Families Turn to “Virtual Visits” with CaringBridge 2Health News:US Delegation Heads to North Korea to Combat Tuberculosis Epidemic 2Health News:Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening 2
... Goldring, a 61-year-old woman who gradually lost her eyesight to ... to create// a "seeing machine" that will enable her and ... ,The idea was born when Ms Goldring was examined ... read a word for the first time in a few ...
... anti-quota stir as they prayed to God to bless ... elite educational institutions, with wisdom. ,Junior doctors ... and Government Medical College went to Mansa Devi shrine ... give "wisdom" to those at the helm of affairs, ...
... of people having HIV/AIDS as well as tuberculosis in ... ,Launching the National TB/HIV Policy and Communication ... Health Services said that the integration of both diseases ... probably the reason TB is the leading cause of ...
... who undergo lung transplants suffer from rejection of ... have found that inhaled anti-rejection drug, cyclosporine significantly ... The study results were presented at the American ... the same study that previously found that inhaled ...
... novel study has revealed that the proton pump ... maintaining normal gastric acid levels// in those patients ... (IGH). ,Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES), a rare ... development of a tumor or tumors that secrete ...
... thought that, people who actually face tough times in life, ... a startling study has revealed exactly// the contrary. A finding ... are the ones who are vulnerable to deception rather than ... study in the University's School of Psychology found that rather ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Inhaled Cyclosporine Results In Rejection Free Survival among Lung Transplant Patients 2Health News:Is Nexium? beneficial for patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome? 2Health News:Take it if you can - Tough Times in Life Churn out Greenhorns 2Health News:Take it if you can - Tough Times in Life Churn out Greenhorns 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... New York , September 30, 2014 ... - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth and ... is expected to be worth USD 20.8 billion in ... billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% ... fundamental elements needed for various health purposes, especially to ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014   Decision Resources Group ... data, anemic chronic kidney disease non-dialysis (CKD-ND) patients ... (ESA) medication. In addition, one-year persistency is similar ... Other key findings from the report entitled ... of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Late Stage Chronic ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... SAN DIEGO , 30. September ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130430/LA01948LOGO ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das ein minimal-invasives 3D-Herzkammer-Bildgebungs- ... der Ursachen entwickelt, die zu komplexen ... aufrechterhalten, hat den Abschluss einer zusätzlichen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 2Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 3Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 4Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 2Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 3Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 2Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 3
... (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ) announced ... second fiscal quarter 2011 earnings conference call on Wednesday, April ... a press release detailing the quarter,s earnings after the market ... of the conference call, along with related slides, will be ...
... and HOUSTON, April 13, 2011 BD (Becton, Dickinson ... Management Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. ... to recycle medical sharps waste from hospitals and other ... ecoFinity™ Life Cycle Solution, an innovative service that will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BD and Waste Management Launch Initiative to Recycle Medical Sharps 2BD and Waste Management Launch Initiative to Recycle Medical Sharps 3BD and Waste Management Launch Initiative to Recycle Medical Sharps 4
... Applier is a reusable instrument designed to ... instrument is used with LIGACLIP EXTRA Ligating ... stainless steel or titanium. The clips are ... where a nonabsorbable ligating device is indicated., ...
... places one staple each time the instrument handles ... and are then formed, thus holding the tissue ... sizes: wide (having a clip span of 13.0 ... span of 9.9 mm before closure). The skin ...
... The Auto Suture CONCORDE staplers ... the instrument handles are activated. ... skin and are then formed, ... There are different staple sizes, ...
... single staples to close surgical incisions. ... steel; the staplers are not reloadable. ... staplers to meet your needs., ... routine skin closure in a wide ...
Medicine Products: