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Otonomy Doses First Subjects in Phase 3 Clinical Trials of OTO-201 in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Ear Tube Placement Surgery

Richmond ENT is a designated research study center for this clinical trial and will complete training next week. Please read the full public release below: Completion of study enrollment totaling roughly 500 subjects anticipated during Q2 2014 SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Friday, November 8, 2013

Last day of work, and I am aching head to toe. My first patient is a 14 year old with a severe nasal deformity from an old fracture. The left side was completely blocked. The child stated that it began to twist at age 10 without explanation, but he also has stitches over his right […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Thursday, November 7, 2013

Challenging cases today. The second patient was a nasal reconstruction following a motorcycle accident. His nose was crushed so deeply that we had to use rib cartilage to reconstruct. Motorcycles are very popular in Honduras, with reliably warm weather and terribly congested streets. It took 90 minutes to drive about 3 miles from the hospital […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Arising early for breakfast and worship, I am beginning to feel tired. Surgery was varied and included a cleft lip repair in a middle school boy who was very self-conscious of his appearance. The next patient, an 8 year old girl had virtually no palate and her nose was completely flat on the face. A […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Tuesday, November 5, 2013

On morning rounds, the two boys from yesterday had normal voices for the first time in their lives and were praising God. One older teenager was subject to frequent bullying at school. After surgery, the chairman of plastic surgery said that their voices were as normal is if they had never had a cleft. Thankfully, […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Monday, November 4, 2013

I started the day with two cleft palate revisions, both teenagers with hypernasal voices and regurgitation of liquids into the nose when swallowing. The plan was to raise a flap of mucosa from the posterior pharyngeal wall to reach the shortened palate, while leaving a small, but adequate breathing space on either side of the […]

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Blog for Sunday, November 3, 2013

Arising at 3:30 am to catch a 6:00 flight through Atlanta, I was grateful for the extra hour ending daylight savings time. The team met in Atlanta for the 3 hour flight to Honduras. Without unpacking, we had 15 minutes to refresh at the Minister Business Hotel before we went to the hospital to meet […]

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Dr. Armstrong to serve on Global Health Outreach Mission to Honduras in November 2013

In November 2013, Dr. Armstrong will work alongside Honduran surgeons, surgical residents, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses, and other hospital staff to partner with and offer training in surgical procedures that allow them to advance their skills and provide an increased level of care after the team departs. The surgical mission project, Operation New Life, has developed […]

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Balloon sinus dilation in the office shows proven benefit over traditional endoscopic sinus surgery

Quick relief is now available for many patients with chronic sinusitis.  Once considered a painful and messy surgical operation, the majority of blocked sinuses can be dilated in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia. A recently published clinical trial has proven that balloon sinus dilation is significantly less painful, less bloody, and offers faster return […]

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