New Handheld Device For Treatment of Otitis Media With Effusion (OME): CLiKX

CLiKX Device


A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a new handheld device known as CLiKX for the treatment of a condition called Effusion Otitis Media (OME) or 'glue ear'. In cases where the use of the ear ventilation tube is necessary, the procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia, as it is not possible in oifs conditions in children. Hearing loss among children worldwide and doctor visits. This sensor-driven and easy-to-use NUS invention can significantly improve the current surgical treatment of the condition.


The first choice therapy for OME is usually medical treatment (antibiotics, antiinflammatory drugs, nasal sprays ...) and treatment of plugged ear tubes. However, sometimes medical treatment may not be effective against glue ear. For patients who have had three or more OME attacks within one year, especially if they have hearing loss and speech difficulties, some of them are concerned about craniofacial predisposition or resistance to long-term antibiotic use, ear ventilation tube (such as grommet tube) placement surgery is currently gold care. is the standard. Ear ventilation tube insertion is a very small tube that is placed through a speculum placed in the external auditory canal and allows the discharge of fluid in the middle ear. Each procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete under general anesthesia.


The CLiKX device can potentially alter the standard surgical procedures available for glue ear treatment. With this gun-like applicator, the grommet tube can be easily inserted into the patient's ear with a single click. Processing in less than a second. This simple procedure has the potential to perform outside the operating room under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia without intravenous conscious sedation in a doctor's office (small children may have problems holding the head steady when performing in the practice setting). Preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery time may be significantly reduced for patients. After frequent use of this device it is possible to do more detailed youm. The use of the CLiKX device can also avoid the risks of general anesthesia. The CLiKX device weighs only 185 grams and is a hand-held battery-powered device that fits snugly in the palm of the user's hand.


Source link >> Novel device treats 'glue ear'

Similar links >> Ear Ventilation Tubes - Why to Use, Which Types are Available and How to Remove? / Silent (Masked) Otitis Media Definition, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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