Controversies in ototopical therapy: highlights of a roundtable discussion sponsored by Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; March 18-20, 2005; Bariloche, Argentina.
Contents Participants Introduction Definitions of otologic diseases and recommended study designs Introduction Definitions Definition of acute otitis media (AOM) Definition of otitis media with effusion (OME) Definition of AOM through tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) Definition of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) Methodology of AOM studies Ecologic impact of broad-spectrum quinolones Introduction Antibiotic prescribing patterns Quinolone pharmacology Normal ecology in the healthy patient Isolates in chronic ear disease Mechanism of quinolone resistance Trends in antibiotic resistance Preventing resistance Fungal infections Safety and efficacy of topical quinolones Introduction Ototoxicity No evidence of quinolone ototoxicity Chronic suppurative otitis media Safety and efficacy of topical steroids with and without topical antibiotics Introduction Pharmacokinetics of steroids Safety of steroids Beneficial effects of steroids Combined effects of steroids and antibiotics
Joseph E. Dohar, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS
Dr. Dohar is an associate professor ofotolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a pediatric otolaryngologist at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is also a member faculty of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and clinical director of the Division of Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing and research director of the Aerodigestive Disorders Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Patrick J. Antonelli, MD, MS, FACS
Dr. Antonelli is a professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.
Harvey Coates, AO, MS, FRACS
Dr. Coates is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Western Australia in Perth. He specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and has a particular interest in his country's Aboriginal children.
Thomas Deitmer, MD, PhD
Prof. Deitmer is head of the Department of Otolaryngology at Klinikum Dortmund, Teaching Hospital of the University of MUnster. Like most otolaryngologists in Germany, he is a generalist.
Ann Edmunds, MD
Dr. Edmunds is an otolaryngologist in private practice in Omaha, Neb. She is affiliated with Boys Town National Research Hospital and is on the clinical faculty at Creighton University Medical Center.
Billy Giles, MD
Dr. Giles is a pediatric otolaryngologist in private practice in Columbia, S.C. He is also affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Surgery at the University of South Carolina.
Michael Hawke, MD
Prof. Hawke is with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto. His research interests include ear disease, ototoxicity, sleep disorders, sinus disease, and medical photography. His collection of medical images is available at www.hawkelibrary.com.
Scott Manning, MD
Dr. Manning is a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Washington and chief of pediatric otolaryngology at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. His research interests include sinusitis, otitis media, and pediatric airway problems.
Therese Ovesen, MD, PhD
Prof. Ovesen is head of research in the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology at Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark.
John Rutka, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Rutka is a staff neurotologist and an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto. He is also director of the Ear Pathology Research Laboratory and codirector of the University Health Network (UHN) Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and the UHN Multidisciplinary Neurotology Clinic.
Zorik Spektor, MD, FAAP
Dr. Spektor is a pediatric otolaryngologist in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is also director of the Center for Pediatric ENT-Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami. His areas of interest are chronic otitis media, sinus disease, and airway reconstruction.
David Stroman, PhD
Dr. Stroman is director of antiinfective microbiology at Alcon Laboratories in Fort Worth, Tex.
Ramzi T. Younis, MD
Dr. Younis is chief of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
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|Author:||Dohar, Joseph E.|
|Publication:||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2005|
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