Navigation Links
New research offers insight into oral cancer, chronic pediatric ear infections, and hearing health
Date:5/31/2008

Alexandria, VA Three new studies published in the June 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery focus on what role gender plays in the prognosis of oral tongue cancer, chronic ear infections in children, and the success rates of hearing aid implants in the elderly.

These studies are prime examples of the wide variety of critical research being undertaken every day by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons; research that will improve physicians ability to provide the best patient care for the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, said journal editor Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD.

Researchers at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, found that although oral cancer is more prevalent in men, in their study group of 71 women and 142 men diagnosed with tongue cancer, gender did not influence prognosis. Based on this, the researchers concluded that employing a less aggressive course of treatment in female patients due to their gender was not justified.

A second study looks into speech performance when using digital hearing aids of the young elderly (65-80) compared with older elderly people (over 80). In this study by Taiwanese researchers, 59 patients with hearing loss and digital hearing aids were divided into two groups based on age. The study showed that age played no role in the improvement of a patients ability to hear, with both groups exhibiting improved performance in the four months following the hearing aid fitting. The authors believe that based on this research, physicians should not view age as a limiting factor as to whether to fit older patients with hearing aids.

A third study focuses on pediatric care, looking into the cause and treatment of chronic ear infections where fluid is present behind the ear drum (otitis media with effusion). Results from this study, conducted by Australian researchers, indicate that the presence of intracellular bacteria in the middle ear plays an important role in the developme
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Mikulski
newsroom@entnet.org
703-519-1549
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Indiana University research at the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference
2. OHSU Cancer Institute researchers find novel chemo drug helps treat prostate cancer
3. 7 outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation 2008 Research Scholars Award
4. New research shows overheating newborns can increase the risk of SIDS
5. UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level
6. Healthcare Industry Spending on Telecommunications Services Hits $55 Billion Over Next Five Years, Says Insight Research
7. OHSU Cancer Instutute researchers find abnormalities in gene for melanoma
8. Penn researchers gain new insights on spinal muscular atrophy
9. OHSU Cancer Institute researchers find many stomach cancer patients are not gertting best therapy
10. Researchers Develop Stem Line With Sickle Cell Mutation
11. NIH awards $25M clinical research grant to Indiana U for statewide initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ... passengers arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa ... screen them for infection with the virus. ... Jeh Johnson noted that 94 percent of air ... land at one of these five airports -- ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 During the Western United ... supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving ... despite the lowest mountain snow pack on record in ... and early autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers ... book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Lintelus, Inc., an event software provider, ... Sales, will be speaking on the subject of “Event ... October 28, at the Holiday Inn in New York ... well as a Tech Demo at 12:45pm, to educate ... more engaging event experience. , The Annual Meetings Technology ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Two sisters in high school have developed ways to ... Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body sounds, ... or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior at Port Huron ... way to detect early lung damage in people exposed ... recorded one breath cycle each from 16 smokers, 25 ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 ... while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared ... unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he had been ... A blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Providence, R.I., NBC News reported Tuesday night. "Recovering ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3
... The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) has announced ... exercise professionals. Brain Fitness for Older Adults teaches ... incorporate effective cognitive fitness into physical activity programs, ... and mental fitness simultaneously. Details are available at ...
... This approval enables the,company to market its line of ... EU. Orthomimetics, family of products was developed,during a groundbreaking ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology . , ... helps to support the,repair of defects involving both articular ...
... National Ovarian Cancer Coalition,(NOCC) announced that body image | body ... ovarian cancer, will be on display at,the University of ... 23 to,Mar. 21, 2009. , Created ... 23 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The showing ...
... at their disposable a variety of tools to research and compare ... by many cosmetic surgery seekers, followed closely by cost. The surprising ... affordable procedures. , ... Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 14, ...
... 13 Elephant Ensemble Theater, a company that brings free ... tour of The Pirate & the Squid at ... Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a "home away ... pain of having a sick child in an area hospital. ...
... Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) will webcast ... quarter and the year ended December 31, 2008 on ... be hosted by Jim Tobin, President and Chief Executive ... Financial Officer.The live webcast and archived replay of this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain Fitness Coming to Senior Exercise Classes 2Health News:Orthomimetics Secures CE Mark Approval for Chondromimetic 2Health News:body image body essence Exhibition Opens at University of Miami 2Health News:Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination 2Health News:Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination 3Health News:Elephant Ensemble Theater Launches New Tour at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Island 2Health News:Boston Scientific to Webcast Conference Call Discussing Fourth Quarter and 2008 Financial Results 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, ... Online, complimentary registration available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 ... Archana Vidyasekar and Visionary Innovation Research Group ... wireless electricity, self-assembling materials, nanobots and flexible ... which will transform our lives in the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... JOLLA, Calif. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... RGLS ), a biopharmaceutical company leading the ... microRNAs, today announced that it has demonstrated ... an ongoing clinical study evaluating RG-101, a ... the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  Luoxis Diagnostics, ... MKT: AMPE), today announced that its academic collaborators ... and research potential for its novel RedoxSYS Diagnostic ... (ORP) in the body in response to injury ... of ORP as a clinical marker will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 2A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 3A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 4A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 5A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 6A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 7A Single Subcutaneous Dose of 2mg/kg of RG-101, Regulus' Wholly-Owned, GalNac-Conjugated anti-miR Targeting microRNA-122, Demonstrates 4.1 log10 Mean Viral Load Reduction as Monotherapy at Day 29 in Patients with Varied HCV Genotypes and Treatment H 8Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 2Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 3Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 4Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 5
... to Advance for Treatment of AllergySAN DIEGO , ... focused on the development of novel Toll-Like Receptor 8 ... inflammatory diseases, announced today that it has initiated a ... TLR8 agonist for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The ...
... Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within ... New Report from Decision ResourcesWALTHAM, Mass., April 15 ... the world,s leading research and advisory firms focusing on ... that less than 30 percent of their use of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of VTX-1463, a Novel TLR8 Agonist for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis 2Surveyed Neurologists Anticipate That Less Than 30 Percent of Their Use of Emerging Oral Agents in Multiple Sclerosis Will be in the First Line 2Surveyed Neurologists Anticipate That Less Than 30 Percent of Their Use of Emerging Oral Agents in Multiple Sclerosis Will be in the First Line 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: