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Otogenic cerebellar abscess: A case report

April 1, 2009  |  Gresham T. Richter, MD, Jason A. Smith, MD, and John L. Dornhoffer, MD


This case report describes the gradual deterioration of a healthy, highly functioning man who initially presented with a draining right ear. The patient's indolent neurologic decline and referral to an otologist ultimately led to the diagnosis and treatment of an otogenic...

The prevalence of hearing loss among schoolchildren with chronic suppurative otitis media in Nigeria, and its effect on academic performance

December 1, 2008  |  Fatai Olatoke, MBBS, Foluwasayo Emmanuel Ologe, MBBS, Clement C. Nwawolo, MBBS, and Mohammed Jimoh Saka, MBBS


We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of hearing loss among 1,500 Nigerian schoolchildren aged 9 to 15 years who had chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). We also attempted to ascertain the effect that this hearing loss had on their academic...

An estimate of the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States

May 1, 2008  |  Lesley C. French, MD, Mary S. Dietrich, PhD, and Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD


We conducted a study to estimate the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States. Our results are based on state-specific healthcare utilization data and Medicare-funded procedural data from 2002. The utilization data were obtained from the State...

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...

Acute suppurative otitis media

May 1, 2008  |  Eric P. Wilkinson, MD and Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD

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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