Otic Disorders Resource Center

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Xtoro Suspension Approved for Swimmer's Ear

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.

Hearing Loss Rates in cCMV Infants

More than 10% of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) will suffer permanent hearing loss.

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Cleft Lip, Palate and Ear Tubes

Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) does not appear to affect complication rates for ventilation tube (VT) placement among pediatric patients.

Caffeine and Women's Hearing

Higher caffeine intake is tied to a lower risk of tinnitus in women.

Post-Op Tympanostomy Tube Obstruction

Tympanostomy tube obstruction occurs in more than 10% of patients.

AuriPro and Pediatric Patients

Otonomy announced positive results from trials of AuriPro (ciprofloxacin) for intra-operative treatment of middle ear effusion in pediatric patients.

Acute Otitis Media Diagnosis

Review this new chart on guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media in pediatric patients.


Is Shorter or Longer Valganciclovir Tx Better for Congenital CMV?

Longer therapy with oral valganciclovir may modestly improve long-term developmental outcomes and hearing in neonates with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, reports a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Added Bonus With Cochlear Implantation: Improved Cognition

Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities

Hearing Loss More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients

Otologic symptoms and hearing loss are more common among patients with HIV than uninfected controls, according to a new study.

Otic Charts

Make prescribing decisions with our comparative charts and treatment algorithms.

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