Quality Of Life In Adult And Pediatric Patients Significantly Improved By Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomies to treat chronic and recurrent tonsillitis substantially improve a patient’s quality of live in both children and adults, according to two new studies published as a supplement to the January 2008 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In one study involving 72 adults, patients showed improvement in all six subscales of the Tonsil and […]

New Medical Device And Irrigation Solution Exhibits Promising Results In The Removal Of Bacterial Colonization In Chronic Sinus Infections

Results of a laboratory study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Rhinology suggest that pressurized irrigation of the sinuses in conjunction with a specially designed irrigation solution may offer new options to reduce bacteria associated with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). “Methods for Removing Bacterial Biofilms: In Vitro Study Using Clinical CRS Specimens,” […]

Naryx Pharma Announces Completion Of Enrollment Of A Phase 2b Clinical Trial Of SybryxTM For Chronic Sinusitis

Naryx Pharma, Inc., a leader in the development of new therapies for patients with chronic sinusitis, has completed enrollment of a 180 subject, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b trial of SybryxTM (tobramycin solution for nasal inhalation) for the treatment of chronic sinusitis in patients who have undergone previous sinus surgical procedures. The results of the […]

Tonsillectomy In Mild/moderate Throat Infection Cases May Not Be Worth It

For children with mild/moderate throat infection symptoms, tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) may be more costly but not necessarily better than watchful waiting, according to an article in Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (JAMA/Archives), November issue. The authors explain that the removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without adenoidectomy (removing the adenoids), is one […]

Sinus Problems Are Treated Well With Safe, Inexpensive Treatment

An inexpensive, safe and easy treatment is an effective method for treating chronic nasal and sinus symptoms more effective, in fact, than commonly used saline sprays, according to a new study from University of Michigan Health System researchers. The study is the first of its kind to show greater efficacy of saline irrigation treatments versus […]