Example sentences for: otitis

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  • One child presented with apnea, and four infants had otitis media at the time of admission.

  • In addition to being a common cause of otitis media, nontypeable H. influenzae colonizes the lower respiratory tract of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is an important cause of exacerbations of the disease [ 4 31 ] . An ongoing prospective study of bacterial infection in COPD at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center has revealed interesting features regarding the dynamics of colonization in COPD.

  • Some authors have proposed that in otitis media with effusion, nontypeable H. influenzae grow in the form of a biofilm in the middle ear [ 15 22 23 ] .

  • Over the past decade bacteria in the form of biofilms have been recognized as important causes of a variety of human infections, including infections of prosthetic devices, endocarditis, dental caries, pneumonia in cystic fibrosis, prostatitis and others [ 22 25 26 27 28 ] . Biofilms are more resistant to immune clearance mechanisms and to antibiotics compared to planktonic bacteria [ 29 30 ] . In order to develop strategies to treat and prevent infections caused by bacteria in biofilms, including otitis media with effusion, it will be important to elucidate the characteristics of bacterial pathogens as biofilms.

  • Almost every child in the United States experiences at least one episode of acute otitis media by the age of 5 years.

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