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Multiple simultaneous complications of acute otitis media in a child diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease: A case report

May 1, 2008  |  Robert Wilson, MD, Tarika Bhuta, MD, and Richard Haydon, MD


While the prevalence of acute otitis media complications in pediatric patients has decreased over the past 30 years because of effective antibiotic therapy, the incidence has begun to rise again recently, possibly because of increased antibiotic resistance. Patients who...

Clinical evaluation of piezoelectric ear surgery

April 1, 2008  |  Massimo Dellepiane, MD, Renzo Mora, MD, Francesco A. Salzano, MD, and Angelo Salami, MD


We evaluated the use of piezoelectric surgery (Piezosurgery; Mectron Medical Technology; Carasco, Genoa, Italy) as a means of avoiding some complications of osteotomy and osteoplasty in otologic surgery, particularly in classic canal-wall-up mastoidectomy. Piezoelectric surgery...

Correlation between otitis media and craniofacial morphology in adults

December 1, 2007  |  Renata C. Di Francesco, MD, PhD, Perboyre Lacerda Sampaio, MD, PhD, and Ricardo Ferreira Bento, MD, PhD


We conducted a comparison study to determine if the development of otitis media in adults is correlated with craniofacial morphology. Our study population was made up of 66 adults, aged 18 to 40 years; 32 of these patients had otitis media and 34 did not. All subjects underwent...

Is IV access necessary for myringotomy with tubes?

November 1, 2007  |  Arthur H. Allen, DO


A retrospective chart review was conducted at a community-based hospital to determine whether intravenous access is necessary during the performance of myringotomy with tube insertion. The study included 50 pediatric patients divided equally into 2 groups: group 1, who did not...


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