An Improved Standard of Care for the Treatment of Ear

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Notable News - relating to the treatment of middle ear infections


The new guidelines for treating ear infections issued on February 25th, 2013 by the American Academy of Pediatrics has gathered a lot of media coverage.

Unprecedented: 80 Global Drug and Device Makers Urge Governments to Collaborate in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Fact Sheet:  Obama Administration Releases National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

NPR's: Here & Now: The Search For New AntiBiotics

MEDCITY News: Parents, Take Note: This Startup is Working on a Way for Doctors to Treat Ear Infections In-Office, Without Antibiotics

CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Threatens "Post Antibiotic" Era .

NPR: Finally, A Map of all the Microbes on Your Body

NBC News - Antibiotics May Not Be The Answer

ABC News - Watchful Waiting Best for Ear Infections

NPR - Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously


Ear infections are a worldwide pediatric issue.  The World Health Organization estimates that 51,000 children under the age of five die from the complications of ear infections such as meningitis, and another 200,000 suffer hearing impairment annually. 

Otitis Media and Its Consequences: Beyond the Earache    
A. Vergison, et al, The Lancet, Vol 10, March 2012.

Tympanocentesis in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis Media
Itzhak Brook, MD, INFECTIONS in MEDICINE, July 2001, Pgs. 363-366


UK:  Review of Antimicrobial Resistance - Tackling Drug-Resistance Infections Globally.  Reports by the Wellcome Trust.

One in Four has Alarmingly Few Intestinal Bacteria: Bioscience Technology, August 29,2013. Written by Oluf Borbye Pedersen, Professor, Dr. Med, University of Copenhagen.

Bioscience Technology: "One in Four has Alarmingly Few Intestinal Bacteria"

Exploring the Human Microbiome: Germs are Us, The New Yorker, October 22, 2012. Written by Michael Specter.
Exploring the Human Microbiome: Germs are Us 

Antibiotic Exposure and IBD Development Among Children: A Population-Based Cohort Study Pediatrics, Published Online September 24, 2012. Pediatrics, Vol. 130, No. 4, October 1, 2012, Page e794-e803.

Antibiotic Exposure and IBD Development Among Children 

Your Inner Ecosystem, National Public Radio, June 20,2012.
Your Inner Ecosystem

Your Inner Ecosystem: Your Microbiome Community Brings New Meaning to "We the People", Scientific America, May 15, 2012.
Your Inner Ecosystem - Your Microbiome Community

Exposure to Antibiotics Linked to Severity of Allergic Asthma, Bioscience Technology.Com, 2012-03-16, University of British Columbia.
Exposure to Antibiotics Linked to Severigy of Allergic Asthma

Repeated Antibiotics Alter Beneficial Gut Germs. L Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, Drug Discovery & Development, Sept 14, 2010, Antibiotic Use in Children is Associated with Increased Risk of Asthma, Pediatrics, Vol. 123, No. 3, March 1, 2009, Page 1003-1010.
Repeated Antibiotics Alter Beneficial Gut Germs  

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