1. Coherent Optical Detection of Middle Ear Disease

    Coherent Optical Detection of Middle Ear Disease

    Otitis media (OM) is the most common diagnosis in pediatric patients seen for illness in the United States, affects 90% of all children, and is the most common indication for antimicrobial therapy and surgery in young children. Despite many attempts to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, OM continues its highly prevalent impact on children and substantial ongoing morbidity. OM continues as the most common cause of hearing loss in children and leads to speech, educational and other developmental delays. OM causes life-threatening complications and is expensive, resulting in over $5 billion annually in U.S. health care expenditures. Despite the ...

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