Ear Infections (Topical)

Increased Risk of Perforation with Certain Antibiotic Ear Drops

By March 31, 2017

Researchers found that in the study cohort of 96,595 children, those exposed to quinolone ear drops had an increased risk of perforation

Watchful Waiting Cost-Effective for Acute Otitis Media

March 07, 2017

Doctors conducted a retrospective review of a random selection of 250 patients aged ≤18 years with AOM in the emergency department.

Ciprofloxacin + Fluocinolone More Effective for AOMT

December 28, 2016

More effective than ciprofloxacin or fluocinolone alone for acute otitis media w/tympanostomy tubes

Acute Otitis Media Outcomes Examined with Reduced- vs. Standard-Duration Antibiotics

By December 22, 2016

They measured the rates of clinical response on the basis of signs and symptomatic response, recurrence, nasopharyngeal colonization, and episode outcomes.

Antibiotic/Steroid Combo Ear Drop Now Available

August 29, 2016

Laboratorios SALVAT S.A. and Arbor announced the launch of Otovel (ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone) otic solution, the first antibiotic and steroid combination ear drop available in sterile, preservative-free single-dose vials.

Increased Vaccinations, Breastfeeding Linked to Less Ear Infections in Babies

By March 28, 2016

In a recent study published in Pediatrics, researchers suggested that increased breastfeeding, vaccine administration, and lower rates of smoking may be major factors in the reduced rate of ear infections in babies.

Inflammation Could Up Risk of Hearing Loss With Antibiotic

July 31, 2015

Inflammation from bacterial infections may increase susceptibility to aminoglycoside-linked hearing impairment by increasing the uptake of the antibiotic into the inner ear.

An Alternative Treatment for Otitis Media With Effusion?

July 28, 2015

Procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

FDA Warns Against Unapproved Prescription Ear Drops

By July 01, 2015

As part of the Unapproved Drugs Initiatives, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute unapproved prescription otic products labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation.

Par Launches Cortisporin-TC Otic Suspension

By May 26, 2015

Par announced the launch of Cortisporin-TC (colistin sulfate, neomycin sulfate, thonzonium bromide, hydrocortisone acetate) Otic Suspension for the treatment of otitis externa caused by susceptible organisms and for the treatment of mastoidectomy and fenestration cavities caused by susceptible organisms.

Can a Drug Used to Treat Stroke Be Effective for Otitis Media?

By May 22, 2015

A drug to treat stroke showed efficacy in treating middle-ear infections by suppressing mucus overproduction, improving bacterial clearance, and reducing hearing loss, researchers from the Georgia State University and University of Rochester reported.

Antibiotic-Glucocorticoid Eardrops Found Superior in Acute Otorrhea

April 20, 2015

Clinically superior, cost less than oral antibiotics, observation for children with tympanostomy tubes

Xtoro Suspension Approved for Swimmer's Ear

By December 17, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension; Alcon) for the treatment of acute otitis externa (also known as swimmer's ear) caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Positive Results for AuriPro in Pediatric Patients

July 08, 2014

Otonomy announced positive results from two Phase 3 trials of AuriPro (ciprofloxacin) for intra-operative treatment of middle ear effusion in pediatric patients requiring tympanostomy tube placement surgery.

These Unapproved Drugs Were Affected by the FDA's Latest Seizure

May 19, 2014

Over $11.1 million worth of unapproved drugs have been seized by the U.S. marshals per request of the FDA and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

No More Antibiotics for Otitis, Pneumonia in Children?

February 25, 2014

For young children with undifferentiated acute respiratory infections (ARIs), current evidence does not support the use of antibiotics to prevent ear infections or pneumonia.

Eardrops Most Effective in Tympanostomy-Tube Otorrhea

February 20, 2014

Children with acute tympanostomy-tube otorrhea have significantly better outcomes after treatment with antibiotic-glucocorticoid eardrops compared with oral antibiotics or initial observation.

Surgical Management of Pediatric Otitis Media Reviewed

January 08, 2014

A systematic review of the comparative efficacy of surgical treatments for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children has been published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics.

First Evidence-Based Guideline for Tympanostomy Tubes Published

July 03, 2013

The first evidence-based clinical practice guideline on tympanostomy tubes in children aged 6 months to 12 years has been published.

AAP Guideline Revisions for Acute Otitis Media

February 25, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published revisions to the 2004 acute otitis media guidelines in the March issue of Pediatrics.