Biodegradable Pellets Deliver Antibiotics to Help Treat Glue Ear Infection

Clinical researchers at The University of Nottingham have been studying how to improve the treatment of glue ear, a condition common in children during which mucus amasses behind the ear drum and impairs hearing. Typically, grommets are inserted for ventilation, but a considerable number of patients return with infections.

To directly combat this, the researchers developed biodegradable pellets that can be implanted during grommet surgery to deliver antibiotics right to where the infections happen.


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Posted on July 28, 2011, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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