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    Pathophysiology Otitis media is a common pediatric condition “by the age of 2 years, 70% of all children have suffered at least one episode of acute otitis media” (Montague & Hussain, 2007). This fits into my area of clinical practice as an ENT nurse we evaluate patients who are referred for recurrent ear infections to determine if surgical intervention is recommended in the way of pressure equalization tubes, which act as a bypass to the eustachian tube. The pathophysiology of this condition is characterized by some form of intrinsic or extrinsic factor resulting in eustachian tube dysfunction from a classic understanding of the disease. However, some studies point to the initial inflammation occurring in the middle ear and the progressing…

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    Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear without reference to etiology or pathogens. Next to the common cold, otitis media is the second most common reason that patients are seen at pediatric offices and one of the most frequent reasons for prescribing antibiotics to children (Roland, 2010). The most common bacteria responsible for ear infections are Streptococcus pneumoniae. Otitis media occurs when the Eustachian tubes are swollen or blocked and fluid is trapped in the middle ear.…

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    An indication that Lucas has an ear infection is that he’s not sleeping well, he hardly eats, and constantly pulling his ear. In children it might be harder to conclude what these symptoms can be exactly since they don’t really speak clearly to actually express what’s bothering them. Chronic otitis media is an inflammation or infection that lies behind the eardrum, it appears and disappears that’s why it’s considered chronic. Some symptoms of otitis media are: sleeplessness, ear pain which…

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    Otitis media is defined as an infection or inflammation of the middle ear is one of the most common infections and in its acute, is considered as one of the most common diagnosis, especially with children in the primary care setting that requires antibiotics (Limb, Lustig, & Klein, 2014). Even though acute otitis media (AOM) is commonly seen in children, it can occur at any age (Cash & Glass, 2014). The most important factor in the pathogenesis of middle ear infections and effusion is the…

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    Long-Term Impacts of Otitis Media While it is difficult to argue against the evidence that otitis media has negative short-term effects on children’s ability to learn language and function in a noisy classroom, there is much more equivocation about the kind of long-term effects that otitis media can have on children’s education, reading skills, and language knowledge. Golz, A., Westerman, S., Westerman, L., Gilbert, D., and Netzer, A. (2006) claim that as soon as hearing is restored, any reading…

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    Otitis media (OM) is any inflammation of the middle ear and is very common in children. Acute otitis media is the rapid onset of OM with one of more of the following symptoms: otalgia, otorrhea, headache, fever, irritability, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea (Waseem, 2015). Otitis media with effusion normally occurs after an episode of acute otitis media. Patients may complain of hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and otalgia. Chronic suppurative otitis media is a persistant infection…

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    Cholesteatomatous otitis media is a special variety of chronic otitis media; it can be classified into several types: congenital, primary and secondary acquired, recurrent and residual types. The congenital cholesteatoma is a pearly white mass medial to an intact tympanic membrane with normal tympanic membrane, without any ear discharge or ear drum perforation or any otological procedure in the past [1]. Primary acquired cholesteatoma starts with an intact pars tensa and proceeds to the…

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    development thus negatively affecting language acquisition. According to Abkarian (1992), deficits in reading, reduced attention, and speed of central processing was identified and 24% of binge drinker’s offspring were attending special remedial school programs. Prenatal alcohol exposure can increase the likelihood of a child to develop abnormally and may affect cognitive and language ability. The recurring middle ear infections the student had when he was younger may also be a reason for his…

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    should be learning how to continue conversations, use more language in play and begin to develop narratives as they approach 36 months (Owens, Metz, & Haas, 2007, p. 99). 3. We don’t know why Amelia’s not talking but there are a few concerns as far as her spoken language abilities. Amelia (a) may not be talking due to several factors such as, heritability, premature birth, low birth weight and persistent otitis media (Olswang, Rodriquez, & Timler, 1998). Genes do have an impact on communication…

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    children than adults making the bacteria easier to get to the middle ear. Other causes of getting a middle ear infection is exposure to secondhand smoking, bottle feeding, daycare centers or if your child has a cold or some respiratory infection it can spread to the middle ear. If you want to prevent it you cannot smoke around your child, they would like you to breastfeed your baby for at least six months if not you can bottle feed just make sure you do not lay them flat on their backs. You can…

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