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Outcome reporting bias

In many trials a range of outcome measures is recorded but not all are always reported.98 99 The choice of the outcome that is reported can be influenced by the results the outcome with the most favourable findings will generally be reported. An example of how published results can be misleading comes from two separate analyses100,101 of a double-blind placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of amoxicillin in children with non-suppurative otitis media. Opposite conclusions were reached, mainly because different weight was given to the various outcome measures that were assessed in the study. This disagreement was conducted in the public arena, since it was accompanied by accusations of impropriety against the team producing the findings favourable to amoxicillin. The leader of this team had received large monetary sums, both in research grants and as personal honoraria, from the manufacturers of amoxicillin.102 It is a good

Educational Medical and Sexual Neglect

Medical neglect is failure to meet a child's medical needs for protection against disease and for treatment. Basic immunizations against polio, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, and even chicken pox, as well as treatment for high fevers, painful earaches, broken bones, deep cuts, concussions, diarrhea, and so on are part of good care for every child. When they are not provided, parents, doctors, and communities are neglectful. One sign of child abuse is missed immunizations and untreated traumas, because medical neglect is often the first warning sign for later abuse.

General Management Goals

Specific treatments for facial palsy are aimed at the underlying etiology. Consultation with the appropriate specialist is necessary for facial palsy caused by tumors, cholesteatoma, skull base osteomyelitis, or middle ear infection. Infectious, metabolic, collagen vascular, or toxic causes should be corrected as required by the particular disease. Prompt surgical consultation is needed for patients with facial nerve paralysis after either blunt or penetrating trauma. y

Detection and Screening

Both an otoscopic exam and inspection of the auricle are necessary to rule out the presence of otitis externa and chondronecrosis, respectively. Detailed inspection of the ear canal can detect cerumen im-paction and tympanic scarring, both of which can lead to conductive hearing loss. In addition, the patient should be evaluated for the possible presence of otitis media or tympanic membrane perforation. In children receiving cisplatin or high-dose radiation to the inner ear,pure tone audiometry should be done at baseline and every 2-3 years to evaluate for sensorineural hearing loss 43 . Finally, the physician following a child cured from cancer should always be aware of the possibility of secondary malignancies, particularly in irradiated fields.

Of Radiation Related Ototoxicity

Radiation-related effects on the auditory system may occur during or after treatment. Acute effects are more likely to involve the external auditory canal (radiation dermatitis of the epithelium lining the canal leading to otitis externa) and middle ear (otorrhea with otalgia or mucociliary dysfunction of the middle ear with resultant eustachian tube dysfunction). Cerumen production appears to be increased in some patients during and after radiation, although the contribution from other causes cannot be excluded. Atrophy of the sebaceous glands may occur and is dose-dependent. Soft tissue fibrosis, otosclerosis and even cholesteatoma have been reported. Because

Mucopolysaccharidoses

As a group, these diseases are marked by striking somatic dysplasia, slowly deteriorating neurological and systemic symptoms, storage of mucopolysaccharides in the lysosomes, and excretion of mucopolysaccharides in the urine (see Iabje.30-4 ). Although each type has a specific enzyme deficit, the similar spectrum of clinical manifestations in all MPS disorders makes biochemical differentiation essential. For many reasons, Hurler's disease has become the prototypical MPS. Patients who have this syndrome in early infancy may appear reasonably normal, but by 6 months of age it is obvious that a severe disorder is present. Ihe abnormal facial appearance is one of the first signs noted, and hepatosplenomegaly and umbilical and inguinal hernias are soon detected. Affected infants may have chronic rhinorrhea associated with frequent colds, recurrent airway infections, and otitis media. When children with Hurler's disease attempt to sit, a characteristic kyphoscoliosis is often observed,...

Presentation and diagnosis

Patients with vasculitis may present with isolated pulmonary haemorrhage, but usually there is also systemic involvement. Most patients with Wegener's granulomatosis have granulomatous lesions in the upper respiratory tract which result in chronic sinusitis, epistaxis, chronic otitis media, and deafness. Involvement of the trachea can present with life threatening stridor. Granulomas are also found in many sites outside the respiratory system including the kidney, central nervous system, prostate, parotid and orbit.3 Patients with microscopic polyangiitis and Wegener's granulomatosis also present with systemic symptoms secondary to the small vessel vasculitis. Urine abnormalities include microscopic haema-turia and proteinuria, with red cell casts on microscopy. The serum creatinine may initially be in the normal range, but acute renal failure tends to develop quite rapidly. Renal and respiratory involvement both have a significant effect on mortality.3 24 25 Other organs in which...

Ventilating Tube Data

One-third of pediatric visits arise due to inflammation of the middle ear, also known as otitis media, resulting in a substantial health care burden. In addition, concerns have surfaced relating to long-term language, behavior and speech development. Unsuccessful treatment with various drug therapies often leads to surgical intervention, in which tubes are placed in the ear. It has been shown that ventilating tubes are successful in preventing otitis media as long as the tubes are in place and unblocked.

Cranial and Spinal Subdural Empyema

Subdural empyema is a pyogenic infection in the space between the dura mater and the arachnoid and represents 13 to 20 percent of localized intracranial infections. The arachnoid is not a very strong barrier, and subdural empyema may breach the arachnoid and cause subpial infection. y The most common predisposing condition that leads to the development of a subdural empyema is paranasal sinusitis, especially frontal sinusitis. Paranasal sinusitis is the primary cause of a subdural empyema in 50 to 80 percent of patients, and otitis media is the primary cause in 10 to 20 percent. y , y Superficial infections of the scalp and skull, craniotomy, or septic thrombophlebitis from sinusitis, otitis, or mastoiditis may extend to the subdural space causing empyema. y Subdural empyema in infants usually represents an infected subdural effusion complicating a bacterial meningitis. y , y An empyema may rarely develop in the subdural area of the spinal cord....

Gasserian Ganglion Syndromes

Numerous pathological processes occurring within the middle cranial fossa can result in trigeminal dysfunction by affecting the gasserian ganglion. In children, osteitis of the petrous apex following suppurative otitis media or mastoiditis, which leads to inflammation and infection affecting the trigeminal ganglion, may result in Gradenigo's syndrome. The syndrome is characterized by facial pain, headache, or sensory loss and a sixth cranial nerve palsy, facial palsy (due to seventh nerve involvement), and deafness (due to eighth nerve involvement). The pain is described as boring or throbbing, worse at night. Pain is aggravated by jaw or ear movement. It has been hypothesized that some of the dysesthetic sensation patients experience before or during episodes of Bell's palsy may reflect involvement of the trigeminal ganglion or nuclei in the brain stem. y A benign, self-limited trigeminal sensory neuropathy has been reported in children 7 to 21 days following a nonspecific febrile...

Localized pruritic dermatoses

Lichen Simplex Chronicus Scrotum

This condition is seen most commonly at the hairline of the nape of the neck and on the wrists, the ankles, the ears (see external. otitis), anal area (see pruritus . ani), and so on. External Otitis External otitis is a descriptive term for a common and persistent dermatitis of the ears due to several causes. The agent most frequently blamed for this condition is fungus, but pathogenic fungi are rarely found in the external ear. The true causes of external otitis, in order of frequency, are as follows seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, contact dermatitis, atopic eczema, psoriasis, pseudomonas bacterial infection (which is usually secondary to other causes) and, lastly, fungal infection, which also can be primary or secondary to other factors. For further information on the specific processes, refer to each of the diseases mentioned.

Cranial and Spinal Epidural Abscess

The clinical presentation of an intracranial epidural abscess is an unrelenting hemicranial headache or persistent fever that develops during or after treatment for frontal sinusitis, mastoiditis, or otitis media. Focal neurological deficits, seizures, and signs of increased ICP do not develop until the infection extends into the subdural space. y Approximately 10 percent of epidural abscesses are associated with a subdural empyema. y An epidural abscess that develops near the petrous bone and involves the fifth and sixth cranial nerves presents with ipsilateral facial pain and lateral rectus weakness (Gradenigo's syndrome). A spinal epidural abscess presents as fever and pain at the affected spinal level. Heusner y described a characteristic clinical pattern of symptom progression. Back pain is

Acute Bacterial Meningitis

S. pneumoniae is the most common causative organism of community-acquired bacterial meningitis in the adult. Pneumonia and acute and chronic otitis media are important antecedent events. Chronic disease, specifically alcoholism, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, renal failure, cirrhosis, splenectomy, hypogammaglobulinemia, and organ transplantation are predisposing conditions for pneumococcal bacteremia and meningitis. The pneumococci are a common cause of recurrent meningitis in patients with head trauma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea. In the older adult (50 years of age and older), S. pneumoniae is likely to cause meningitis in association with pneumonia or otitis media, and gram-negative bacilli are the likely organisms to cause meningitis in association with chronic lung disease, sinusitis, a neurosurgical procedure, or a the clinical symptoms and signs may vary depending on the age of the patient and the duration of illness before presentation. The symptoms and signs of...

The Enteromammaric Link Milk IgA Antibodies And Their Role

By now, it is well accepted that breastfeeding protects against otitis media, respiratory tract infections, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, neonatal septicemia and necrotizing enterocolitis17. The SIgA antibodies may play a role in all of these infections, but this has not been formally proven.

Chondronecrosis Of The

Children who present with primary tumors of the head and neck area or brain frequently encounter radiation to the external, internal and middle ear during the course of their treatment 45 . There can be effects on the otic structures, both during the treatment sessions and months to years following therapy. The immediate effect on the ear is desquamation of the columnar epithelium, which lines the ears and covers the ossicles, leading to edema of the mucosa within the ear. Altered production of cerumen, in conjunction with epithelial desquamation, leads to plugging of the ear canals that may persist long after completion of therapy. More chronic effects from fibrosis and scarring can lead to chronic radiation otitis and hearing loss. Hearing loss secondary to radiation therapy is usually permanent and can be sensorineural or conductive, depending on the structures affected by the radiation. Direct effects of radiation on the cartilaginous structures can lead to stenosis or necrosis of...

Selected Nonatherosclerotic Occlusive Diseases

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon condition. Basic mechanisms of CVT include venous stasis, increased clotting tendency, and traumatic or infective changes in the venous walls. Various endocrine, hematological, immunological, vasculitic, infective, and neoplastic diseases may be associated with CVT. y In neonates and children, regional infections (otitis media and mastoiditis), neonatal asphyxia, severe dehydrations, and congenital heart diseases are common associated diseases. In young women, pregnancy, puerperium, oral contraceptive pills, and various connective tissue diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus are the major causes. Other causes include malignancies, antithrombin III protein C and protein S deficiencies, and Behcalet's disease. 2 , y

Long Term Effects Of Breastfeeding

By now several studies have provided evidence that breastfeeding provides enhanced protection against infection also for years after the termination ofbreastfeeding49. This has been suggested for otitis media53, respiratory tract infections54 Haemophilus influenzae type b infections55-56, diarrhoea57 and wheezing bronchitis in non-atopic children58, 59, This enhanced protection may last from 3-10 years and the protection seems to be increased foreachweekof breastfeeding.

Maintenance of Weight Loss

Obesity is a chronic disorder like diabetes, not a curable condition like an ear infection. A chronic care model, however, conflicts with the desire of many overweight individuals to lose weight quickly and then forget about vigilance. Most successful maintainers continue thinking carefully about food and exercise for the rest of their lives.

Radiation Therapy

Hearing loss is a potential complication of radiation therapy in children. Radiation may affect the conducting system of the ear, with serous otitis media noted as a complication for patients with nasopha-ryngeal cancer 46 who receive doses in excess of 45 Gy and for children with medulloblastoma who receive more than 36 Gy. The problem can be longstanding, as in the case of patients with nasopharyn-

Diagnosis

Diagnosis begins with a thorough history and physical (Table 5.2). Primary tumors, depending on their location in the head the neck region, can elicit different complaints. Often the nature of the signs and symptoms will directly lead the physician to the location of the affected site. Oral cavity carcinomas often present with a painful and or bleeding lesion. Speech quality may be affected especially in the case of a tongue lesion. Carcinomas involving areas such as the mandible, alveolar ridge, or retromolar trigone can elicit dental complaints. Sinus and nasal cavity tumors have a tendency to cause epistaxis and nasal obstruction. They can also invade upward into the orbit and cause periorbital edema and diplopia. Nasopharyngeal tumors, through local growth, often occlude the ipsilateral Eustachian tube blocking drainage from the middle ear and causing a unilateral otitis media with ear pain. Oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinomas may cause swallowing difficulties such as...

Advancement

In the first reports of the procedure, mobilization of the soft palate was done by fracturing the hamulus in order to release stress on the tensor tendon. The occasional complication of serous otitis media with effusion was observed and new techniques were developed. The hamulus is now left undisturbed, and mobilization is achieved by bilaterally cutting and freeing the tensor tendon just medial to the hamu-lus. Complete incision of the tensor tendon medial to the hamulus markedly increased the amount of palate advancement achieved. The current technique incises the tensor tendon as well as the facial bands of the anterior belly of the levator palatini muscle (Fig. 37.4b). This provided almost unlimited potential for advancement. Tendonolysis is performed by first cutting the nasal mucosa (with electrocautery) proximal to the osteotomy. Additionally, nasal mucosa lateral to the osteotomy needs to be released. The nasopharynx is now visualized. Visualizing the nasopharynx is important...

Valvular Lesions

The sequence of events almost always begins with a preliminary streptococcal infection caused specifically by group A hemolytic streptococci. These bacteria initially cause a sore throat, scarlet fever, or middle ear infection. But the streptococci also release several different proteins against which the person's reticuloen-dothelial system produces antibodies. The antibodies react not only with the streptococcal protein but also with other protein tissues of the body, often causing severe immunologic damage. These reactions continue to take place as long as the antibodies persist in the blood 1 year or more.

Brain Abscess

Brain abscess is a rare disease in immunocompetent individuals. In adults, otitis media and paranasal sinusitis (frontal, ethmoidal, or sphenoidal sinuses) are the most common predisposing conditions for brain abscess formation. In children, otitis media and cyanotic congenital heart disease are the most common predisposing conditions for brain abscess formation. Individuals with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are at increased risk for focal intracranial infections caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Organ transplant recipients are at risk for brain abscesses caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Patients receiving chronic corticosteroid therapy and those who are immunosuppressed from bone marrow transplantation are at a particular risk for CNS candidiasis manifested as multiple intraparenchymal microabscesses mainly in the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Brain abscesses may develop as a result of cranial trauma, either penetrating brain...

Physical Examination

A complete head and neck examination should be performed in the initial patient evaluation. The presence of lymphadenopathy may suggest sarcoidosis, chronic serous otitis media could be associated with Wegener's granulomatosis, or laryngeal findings of posterior glottic erythema and edema may reveal underlying gastroesophageal reflux.

Septicaemia

6.4 Acute otitis media Breast-fed infants are protected from acute otitis media, an effect which seems to be independent of other known risk factors such as sibling or day care contact and parental smoking100. The mechanism for protection is unclear - there are antibodies in the milk against pneumococcal polysaccha-rides, but such antibodies do not seem to prevent the infant to be colonized by pneumococci or contract otitis101. In contrast, antibodies against non-type-able Haemophilus influenzae,the secondmajor cause ofotitis, in the breast-milk were associated with a lower colonization rate in the infant, but the correlation was very weak, -0.27102, and thus of questionable biological significance. Otitis media

Nasopharyngeal

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, like sinonasal tumors, grows asymptomatically in the early stages. Approximately 75 of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma present with a neck mass. A serous otitis media causing aural fullness and discomfort may also be present initially and results from tumor obstruction of the Eustachian tube. Hence the maxim, a unilateral serous otitis media is cancer until proven otherwise. With advanced disease, patients may develop a 6th nerve palsy and complain of visual symptoms.