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Purifying Gentamicin Could Reduce Hearing Loss Risk

Gentamicin is used in US hospitals to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including infections in newborns and in other susceptible patients, such as those with cystic fibrosis. Yet researchers estimate that up to 20% of patients who are treated with it experience some degree of irreversible hearing loss.

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Steroid Injections via Eardrum Effective in Ménière’s Disease

Scientists at Imperial College in London have found that injections of the steroid methylprednisolone, given through the ear drum to treat balance problems associated with Ménière’s disease, are as effective as the current ‘gold standard’ treatment of antibiotic injections, with fewer side effects.

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