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Ventilation Tubes and Prophylactic Antibiotic Eardrops

by admin on January 21, 2010

About Dr. Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis Otolaryngologist whose primary focus is pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders, surgery, and adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is skilled in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as pediatric disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

Dr. Rande Lazar is the founder of the Memphis-based pediatric ear, nose and throat practice, Otolaryngology Consultants.

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Ventilation Tubes and Prophylactic Antibiotic Eardrops

Though the use of ventilation tubes has remedied otitis media in millions of children, the procedure has complications in around 34% of cases. The complications, however, may be caused in part by infections present at the time of surgery. To avert secondary infections, some use preventative antibiotics in the short-term. Dr. Rande Lazar and his colleagues evaluated this practice with a six-month study of  200 pediatric patients – the study showed that the preventative antibiotics did not significantly decrease the occurrence of postoperative complications.

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Learn more about Dr. Rande Lazar at Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis.

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William B January 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Hi. I have read on another blog that balloon sinuplasty is being considered as a treatment for snoring. Has anyone heard of this? The opening of the nasal passages via balloon is supposed to help air flow and subsequently help stop snoring. I guess that makes sense but I’m definitely not a doctor.

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