M2 EQUITYBITES-February 28, 2018-Johnson & Johnson wins US FDA approval to include the Acclarent AERA in patients as young as 18 with Eustachian Tube
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the indication for the Acclarent AERA Eustachian Tube
Balloon Dilation System to include its use in patients as young as 18.
The Eustachian tubes
are a pair of narrow tubes that run from each middle ear to high in the back of the throat, behind the nasal passages.
The condition is more likely if the eustachian tubes
are blocked as a result of a cold or ear infection.
function is assumed to play an important role in the aetiology of this disease.
Based upon the procedure, she discovered that while I was asleep at night acids from my stomach would back up into my throat causing the openings of my eustachian tubes
to become inflamed and malfunction.
Such problems may include a tympanic membrane defect or eustachian tube
When your ears start to hurt as you change altitudes, either during takeoff or landing, they are sending a signal that the eustachian tube
- the canal that leads from the middle ear to the back of the throat behind the nose - has failed to help equalize the pressure quickly enough, a common problem when a flier is congested or experiencing inflammation from even mild allergies or a cold.
The eustachian tubes
connect the back of the throat and nasal cavity to the vestibule area of the middle ear.
When inserted in the ear, EarPlanes ear plugs control the flow of air into and out of the ear canal, allowing the Eustachian tubes
to function more normally and relieving discomfort.
Ear pain in children during flight is surprisingly infrequent, considering how often their eustachian tubes
are dogged, and does not cause permanent damage.
In mild cases, some decongestant drops help to open up the Eustachian tubes
so that secretions can drain into the back of the throat.
When the ears are infected the eustachian tubes
become inflamed and swollen.
We feel the need to open our eustachian tubes
when there is a change in air pressure, such as when going up or down in an airplane or an elevator.
This expansion causes pressure on surrounding tissues and can result in a blockage of the sinuses or the eustachian tubes
in the ears.