otitis media

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otitis media

[ō′tīd·əs ′mē·dē·ə]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the middle ear.

otitis media

An inflammation of the middle ear.
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We report a case of NTM middle ear infection in a 55-year-old woman who had experienced bilateral otorrhea intermittently for 40 years.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is emerging as a factor that may promote recurrent middle ear infections--studies indicate that the prevalence of recurrent middle ear infections is greater among children who have OSA than among children who do not.
New guidelines help physicians and parents determine the best treatment for a child with middle ear infection and help to prevent antibiotic overuse, a leading cause of antibiotic resistance.
An innovative drug against chronic middle ear infection has gone into patient trials in Leiden, The Netherlands.
But "usually the hearing loss is associated with the middle ear infection.
Children exposed to passive smoking have a 20 to 40 per cent increase in the risk of developing middle ear infection.
Dr Fine said Price had a 'severe' middle ear infection and he was prescribed powerful antibiotics, nasal spray and two strong painkillers and told him to call if there were any further problems.
The appeals court held that guards' failure to dispense the detainee's medication for a middle ear infection consistently on schedule did not manifest any conscious disregard for the detainee's health of the kind needed to support a Fourteenth Amendment claim, where guards administered medication of various forms to the detainee 162 times over a 20-day period and were not shown to have any knowledge that serious medical consequences might result from occasionally missing the prescribed dosage.
Many physicians recommend the use of an antibiotic (a drug that kills bacteria) when there is an active middle ear infection.
Middle ear infection is called acute otitis media in medical terms and is one of the most common reasons children are brought to physicians' offices.
The most common type of ear infection is a middle ear infection.
One of the projects is to help improve the language skills of infants with permanent hearing loss, another investigates a potential way to prevent middle ear infections by targeting bacteria, and a third addresses middle ear infection amongst Indigenous Australian children, she said.