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 development of inflamed tissue and mucus in the area. Therefore, according to researchers, using antibiotics that specifically target intracellular bacteria may prove to be a more effective course of treatment.


'/>"/>

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

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:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Launching ... innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of multichannel growth and ... the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides greater operational capacity, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... soon after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has created a ... or blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of graduated compression ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Dan Carlisle Agency, an Alabama-owned firm ... announcing the launch of a charity drive to raise support and awareness for ... children in Birmingham has grown steadily since the 1980’s, and the Pathways organization ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... services to families and business owners in and around central Kansas, is joining ... to at-risk youth in the region. , Headquartered in Wichita, Youth Horizons works ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine ... Research. , The study found that when young children are exposed to secondhand ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier ... Scopus , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed ... journals from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will ... and when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... DALLAS , Dec. 8, 2016 Dignitana, ... an exclusive partnership with Boa® Technology, creator of the ... fit cap for use with the DigniCap® scalp cooling ... Drug Administration in December 2015, and is the first ... The DigniCap® scalp cooling system features a patented ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... PUNE, India , December 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... research report "Sugar-Based Excipients Market by Product (Actual ... Syrup), Functionality (Filler & Diluent, Tonicity Agents), Formulation ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the market has witnessed healthy ... to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: