Otic Disorders Resource Center

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Stroke Drug for Otitis Media?

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

Antibiotic-Glucocorticoid Eardrops for Acute Otorrhea

For children with tympanostomy tubes who develop otorrhea, antibiotic-glucocorticoid eardrops are clinically superior and cost less than oral antibiotics or initial observation, according to a new study.

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.

News

FDA Warns Against Unapproved Prescription Ear Drops

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

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?

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.

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