Otorrhea in Children After Tubes for Persistent Middle-Ear Effusion – (06-07-01)

Otorrhea in Children After Tubes for Persistent Middle-Ear Effusion So…once the tubes are punctured through the eardrum we are surprised that drainage for the ear persists in a chunk of young patients? I have a better idea…instead of the surgery in the first place, we remove common allergens such as dairy and corn, eliminate refined […]

Screening for Celiac Disease in Healthy 2.5-Year-Old Children – (01-08-01)

Screening for Celiac Disease in Healthy 2.5-Year-Old Children This study points to a higher than previously believed incidence of gluten allergy (found primarily in wheat). Throw in dairy, corn and soy sensitivities and the numbers of infants and toddlers would grow. So why do many patients look at me strange when I suggest that allergies […]

Time to stop misuse of antibiotics – (10-23-00)

Time to stop misuse of antibiotics This is a nice editorial written by a professor of otolaryngology reflecting on the decades of evidence stating that antibiotics are not effective for ear infections. bmj.com Thornett et al. 321 (7263): 765 Read entire article here