Cerumen: The yellow or brown waxy secretions produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal.Ear Diseases: Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.Ear Canal: The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.Otitis Externa: Inflammation of the OUTER EAR including the external EAR CANAL, cartilages of the auricle (EAR CARTILAGE), and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.Fecal Impaction: Formation of a firm impassable mass of stool in the RECTUM or distal COLON.Vertigo: An illusion of movement, either of the external world revolving around the individual or of the individual revolving in space. Vertigo may be associated with disorders of the inner ear (EAR, INNER); VESTIBULAR NERVE; BRAINSTEM; or CEREBRAL CORTEX. Lesions in the TEMPORAL LOBE and PARIETAL LOBE may be associated with FOCAL SEIZURES that may feature vertigo as an ictal manifestation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp300-1)Earache: Pain in the ear.Drugs, Investigational: Drugs which have received FDA approval for human testing but have yet to be approved for commercial marketing. This includes drugs used for treatment while they still are undergoing clinical trials (Treatment IND). The main heading includes drugs under investigation in foreign countries.HIV-1: The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Investigational New Drug Application: An application that must be submitted to a regulatory agency (the FDA in the United States) before a drug can be studied in humans. This application includes results of previous experiments; how, where, and by whom the new studies will be conducted; the chemical structure of the compound; how it is thought to work in the body; any toxic effects found in animal studies; and how the compound is manufactured. (From the "New Medicines in Development" Series produced by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and published irregularly.)Anti-HIV Agents: Agents used to treat AIDS and/or stop the spread of the HIV infection. These do not include drugs used to treat symptoms or opportunistic infections associated with AIDS.Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee: An advisory group composed primarily of staff physicians and the pharmacist which serves as the communication link between the medical staff and the pharmacy department.Drug Resistance, Viral: The ability of viruses to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents or antiviral agents. This resistance is acquired through gene mutation.Eustachian Tube: A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.Ear, Inner: The essential part of the hearing organ consists of two labyrinthine compartments: the bony labyrinthine and the membranous labyrinth. The bony labyrinth is a complex of three interconnecting cavities or spaces (COCHLEA; VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH; and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS) in the TEMPORAL BONE. Within the bony labyrinth lies the membranous labyrinth which is a complex of sacs and tubules (COCHLEAR DUCT; SACCULE AND UTRICLE; and SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS) forming a continuous space enclosed by EPITHELIUM and connective tissue. These spaces are filled with LABYRINTHINE FLUIDS of various compositions.Hearing Aids: Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)Speech-Language Pathology: The study of speech or language disorders and their diagnosis and correction.Audiology: The study of hearing and hearing impairment.Hearing Loss, Sensorineural: Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.Hearing Loss: A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.Social Security: Government sponsored social insurance programs.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Culdoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the female pelvic viscera by means of an endoscope introduced into the pelvic cavity through the posterior vaginal fornix.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Hepatitis, Infectious Canine: A contagious disease caused by canine adenovirus (ADENOVIRUSES, CANINE) infecting the LIVER, the EYE, the KIDNEY, and other organs in dogs, other canids, and bears. Symptoms include FEVER; EDEMA; VOMITING; and DIARRHEA.BooksGuidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Dog Diseases: Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced: Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.Hearing Tests: Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.Hearing: The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.San FranciscoTime and Motion Studies: The observation and analysis of movements in a task with an emphasis on the amount of time required to perform the task.Biological Science Disciplines: All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.Audiovisual Aids: Auditory and visual instructional materials.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Computer-Assisted Instruction: A self-learning technique, usually online, involving interaction of the student with programmed instructional materials.Hyperacusis: An abnormally disproportionate increase in the sensation of loudness in response to auditory stimuli of normal volume. COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; STAPES SURGERY; and other disorders may be associated with this condition.
  • The presence of HBV-DNA in their serum and ears cerumen using qualitative PCR and quantitative molecular detection Real-Time PCR (BioRad-CFX system) was determined. (ac.ir)
  • Infant Scoop is designed for smaller ears and may be used through an otoscope.Flex Loop is an all-purpose curette designed for normal curettage in a variety of patients.MicroLoop is more rigidin construction and is designed to remove tough, impacted cerumen.VersaLoop has a smoothflexible tip that gives the userexceptional control while offeringthe patient more comfort. (egeneralmedical.com)
  • Ears should be clear of cerumen and all debris at time of audiology visit. (smhc.qc.ca)
  • 1 Dogs and cats of breeds predisposed to otitis externa may have pendulous ears, canal hypertrichosis, and familial seborrhea or cerumen gland hyperplasia. (cliniciansbrief.com)
  • Palpating the ears can aid in determining whether a patient is best managed medically with antimicrobial drugs and glucocorticoids or surgically. (cliniciansbrief.com)
  • It was verified the causes, the number, and the average time of replacement, in each of patients' ears. (scielo.br)
  • Patients should avoid cleaning inside the ears or putting sharp objects in them. (tabers.com)
  • Blocked ears are not an uncommon symptom in chronic disease and often occur in patients with a history of sinus infections. (mpkb.org)
  • In the updated guidelines doctors urge patients not to overclean their ears, put anything smaller than their elbow in their ear or use ear candles as there was no evidence they remove impacted cerumen, and it could cause serious damage to the ear canal and eardrum. (thametoday.co.uk)
  • Although most medical students had a good level of knowledge about cerumen, many cleansed their own ears using cotton buds, despite knowing that it could harm the ear. (who.int)
  • The Study of Cerumen Hepatitis B Infection in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients by Real-Time PCR', Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology , 23(2), pp. 29-36. (ac.ir)
  • Like other body secretions, Ear cerumen is constantly produced and is subject to a pathogen such as HBV infection. (ac.ir)
  • The possiblity of disease transmission seems unlikely through Cerumen, however considering the average copy of HBV genome in the cerumen, no doubt, it can be claimed that there is a potential transmission risk of HBV infection. (ac.ir)
  • The body's natural defense against ear canal infections is the production of acidic cerumen that prevents infection by raising the pH of the ear canal, thereby making the environment less hospitable to bacterial and fungal overgrowth. (valuehearing.com.au)
  • hydrocortisone otic is listed by the manufacturer as being contraindicated in patients with herpes infection (e.g., herpes simplex or vaccinia) and varicella. (pdr.net)
  • Infection with these organisms most commonly occurs in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with AIDS or hematologic malignancies. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Infection prevention and control recommendations for U.S. healthcare providers when evaluating a patient who is an EVD survivor. (cdc.gov)
  • The risk of infectivity from patients with persistent infection is unknown but appears to be low and is likely to decrease over time. (cdc.gov)
  • Because patients who recover from acute EVD and later become ill with neurological or ocular symptoms might have persistent EBOV replication, appropriate infection control practices such as those recommended for evaluating persons under investigation for EVD should be adhered to until EBOV testing is negative. (cdc.gov)
  • They treated him with ivermectin and Dexamethasone because Spike also had Otitis Externa (Ear Canal Infection) and an impacted cerumen. (guinealynx.info)
  • Ear Wax - Yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear (cerumen) that keeps the skin of the ear dry and protected from infection. (medindia.net)
  • To give readers some degree of perspective on how many patients need us to validate outcomes and initiate referrals, I would like to share some of my practice results. (lww.com)
  • It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. (springerpub.com)
  • According to clinical practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension (HTN) should be evaluated for proteinuria. (mdedge.com)
  • Even with full endorsement by professional audiology organizations and concomitant scope of practice statements which permit appropriate cerumen management, the vast majority of audiologists remain hesitant to actively remove cerumen from their patient's ear canals. (audiologyonline.com)
  • It is time to cast off the practice model that no longer works for the patient, the audiologist or the health care delivery system. (audiologyonline.com)
  • The Novartis Gerontology Foundation supports education and innovation in geriatric medicine, general practice, supportive care and patient management to prevent dysfunction in later life. (medexplorer.com)
  • Strong clinical skills in patient-centered care, documentation, and evidence-based practice guidelines. (postjobfree.com)
  • These guidelines aim to distil the lessons from these reports and provide a framework for a logical care pathway for patients with this highly disabling symptom. (ersjournals.com)
  • The wick may be removed after 24 hours but the patient should continue to instill 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution 3 or 4 times daily thereafter, for as long as indicated. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Your Otolaryngology residency at the University of Rochester will include research experiences intended to foster a culture of inquiry and instill curiosity about how you can leverage research to benefit your patients. (rochester.edu)
  • however, the patient should continue to instill the drops as directed for as long as indicated. (pdr.net)
  • Fifty-five patients hospitalized for osteomyelitis of the temporal bone between 1990 and 2011 were divided into two study groups: group 1 was patients collected from 1990 to 2001 and group 2 was composed of patients between 2002 and 2011. (hindawi.com)
  • There is increased pH in diabetic cerumen, and diabetics have innate defects in chemotaxis and phagocytosis of polymorphonuclear lymphocytes, monocytes, and macrophages, which may contribute to the development of MOE [ 3 , 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • EAE may be seen in patients of all ages, but most commonly presents in the third and fourth decade of life. (nih.gov)
  • Clear and concise, this medical reference book leads you step-by-step through over 70 techniques commonly seen in primary care and specialist settings, equipping you to deliver the best and safest care to your patients . (elsevier.com)
  • A control unit monitors patient`s location, in some cases directly connected to nurse stations with a remote alarm. (medwow.com)