In a recent publication in the Journal of Microbiological Methods, The Santa Maria Lab, led by first author Dr. Khomtchouk, describes a flow cytometry method to identify biofilms from planktonic bacteria. Using a combination of membrane permeable (SYTO 60) and impermeable (TOTO-1) dyes plus the addition of polystyrene counting beads we show the ability [...]
This week Dr Santa Maria was guest lecturer at Michigan University's 162nd Temporal Bone Course and Grand Rounds on November 4-8, 2019 where he presented research about why chronic suppurative otitis media is still a surgical disease and the lab's potential new therapeutics in this area. His Grand Round presentation was on the Design [...]
Stanford Otolaryngology held its 10th Annual Research Day on October 28th and Dr. Santa Maria discussed how fluoroquinolones are likely to induce chronicity in middle ear disease and potentiate future antibiotic resistance. He then presented the lab's latest research directions for new therapies for chronic suppurative otitis media. The lab presented 4 posters at [...]
Dr. Solange Massa presents “Mucoadhesive microgel HB-EGF delivery system for the prevention of radiation induced oral mucositis”
Dr. Solange Massa presented on “Mucoadhesive microgel HB-EGF delivery system for the prevention of radiation induced oral mucositis” during Research Meeting on 8/16/19.Approximately 60,000 patients in the United States are annually diagnosed with head and neck cancer. 40% develop oral mucositis (painful mouth ulcers) and choose early termination of treatment because of this. In [...]
Today Dr. Santa Maria presented an interesting discussion of how people loose sensory hearing in chronic suppurative otitis media. Interestingly we know the infection does not only cause discomfort and middle ear hearing loss but also potentially permanent hearing loss in the cochlea.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the US impacting quality of life and relationships for those who suffer with it. Dr. Santa Maria addressed the types of hearing loss and new and emerging treatments for them.