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European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909890/does-severity-of-cerebral-mri-lesions-in-congenital-cmv-infection-correlates-with-the-outcome-of-cochlear-implantation
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Stefan Lyutenski, Friedrich Götz, Alexandros Giourgas, Omid Majdani, Eva Bültmann, Heinrich Lanfermann, Thomas Lenarz, Anja M Giesemann
The objective is to investigate whether there is a correlation between the severity of typical brain lesions in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection and cochlear implant (CI) outcome. The design of the study is a retrospective single-institutional chart review (2005-2015), performed in a tertiary academic referral center. 23 children with typical signs of cCMV infection on cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss were retrospectively evaluated...
December 1, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909889/long-term-results-of-a-modified-expansion-sphincter-pharyngoplasty-for-sleep-disordered-breathing
#2
Anne-Sophie Despeghel, Lisabeth Mus, Catherine Dick, Stephan Vlaminck, Rudolf Kuhweide, Bob Lerut, Kato Speleman, Anne-Sophie Vinck, Tom Vauterin
Our aim was to evaluate the long-term objective and subjective results of a modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) technique in patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Single center prospective study of 35 patients underwent an ESP as a primary surgical treatment between June 2012 and September 2015 at the hospital AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend. Patients were divided into non-OSAS and OSAS (AHI >5). Primary outcome parameters were the Epworth Sleeping Scale (ESS, reduction and score less then 10) and the Visual Analogue Score of snoring (VAS, assessed by partner) evaluated at 3 months and 1 year...
December 1, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909888/off-the-ear-with-no-loss-in-speech-understanding-comparing-the-rondo-and-the-opus-2-cochlear-implant-audio-processors
#3
Stefan Dazert, Jan Peter Thomas, Andreas Büchner, Joachim Müller, John Martin Hempel, Hubert Löwenheim, Robert Mlynski
The RONDO is a single-unit cochlear implant audio processor, which omits the need for a behind-the-ear (BTE) audio processor. The primary aim was to compare speech perception results in quiet and in noise with the RONDO and the OPUS 2, a BTE audio processor. Secondary aims were to determine subjects' self-assessed levels of sound quality and gather subjective feedback on RONDO use. All speech perception tests were performed with the RONDO and the OPUS 2 behind-the-ear audio processor at 3 test intervals. Subjects were required to use the RONDO between test intervals...
December 1, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904958/feasibility-of-an-implanted-microphone-for-cochlear-implant-listening
#4
Jean-Marc Gérard, Laurent Demanez, Caroline Salmon, Filiep Vanpoucke, Joris Walraevens, Anke Plasmans, Daniele De Siati, Philippe Lefèbvre
This study aimed at evaluating the feasibility of an implanted microphone for cochlear implants (CI) by comparison of hearing outcomes, sound quality and patient satisfaction of a subcutaneous microphone to a standard external microphone of a behind-the-ear sound processor. In this prospective feasibility study with a within-subject repeated measures design comparing the microphone modalities, ten experienced adult unilateral CI users received an implantable contralateral subcutaneous microphone attached to a percutaneous plug...
November 30, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896425/probability-and-pattern-of-occult-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-in-primary-parotid-carcinoma
#5
Dominik Stodulski, Bogusław Mikaszewski, Hanna Majewska, Piotr Wiśniewski, Czesław Stankiewicz
The present study was undertaken to evaluate real probability and pattern of cervical occult lymph node metastases (OLNM) in primary parotid carcinoma (PPC). We carried out a retrospective analysis of 66 patients treated in years 1992-2010 due to PPC, who underwent elective neck dissection (END). In search of risk factors for OLNM, we analysed the following parameters: age, sex, pT-Status, tumour size, skin invasion, facial nerve palsy, tumour fixation, extraparotid extension, localization, grade, histology, intra/periparotid LN metastases (IPLNM)...
November 28, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888340/prognostic-value-of-comorbidities-in-patients-with-carcinoma-of-the-major-salivary-glands
#6
Christoph Becker, Kilian Konrad Kenjiro Dahlem, Jens Pfeiffer
This study aimed at evaluating the influence of comorbidities on outcome and survival in patients with carcinoma of the major salivary glands. Medical records of 109 patients with carcinoma of the major salivary glands treated at a single quaternary medical care and cancer center between 2003 and 2015 were reviewed. Comorbidities were classified according to the Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI) scoring system. 59 patients were males, 50 were females. Median age was 69 years and the median interval between tumor diagnosis and date of study inclusion was 71 months...
November 25, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885514/speech-evoked-auditory-brainstem-response-and-gap-detection-threshold-in-middle-aged-individual
#7
Himanshu Kumar Sanju, Vaishnavi Bohra, Sujeet Kumar Sinha
This study aimed at characterizing the gap detection threshold (GDT) and speech evoked ABR (SABR) in younger and middle-aged individuals. Two groups of subjects were participated in the study which includes 15 young adults in the age range of 15-25 years and 15 middle-aged individuals in the age range of 40-60 years. SABR with stimulus/da/of 40 ms and GDT were investigated on both groups. For SABR, Mann-Whitney U test revealed that ageing has significantly adverse effect on the encoding of F1 and F2 at brainstem level...
November 24, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885513/the-comparison-of-the-quality-of-life-and-intranasal-edema-between-the-patients-with-or-without-nasal-packing-after-septoplasty
#8
B Kayahan, S Ozer, A E Suslu, O Ogretmenoglu, M Onerci
Septoplasty is one of the most common operations performed in otolaryngology and anterior nasal packing is done routinely to prevent postoperative bleeding, septal hematoma or nasal synechia. Currently, transseptal sutures have gained a broader application area, not only for preventing the complications such as septal hematoma and bleeding but also closing any accidental tears of septal mucosa and providing additional support for the cartilage pieces retained in septoplasty. We evaluated the quality of life of the patients in early postoperative period (in the first postoperative week), intranasal edema with endoscopic examination and the intranasal changes with acoustic rhinometry...
November 24, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878589/chronological-changes-in-microbial-profiles-in-external-and-middle-ear-diseases-a-20-year-study-in-korea
#9
Hantai Kim, Oak-Sung Choo, Jeong Hun Jang, Hun Yi Park, Yun-Hoon Choung
Microbial infection is one of the most significant causes of ear diseases, but microbial profiles are very diverse according to the diseases and change over time. The purpose of the study was to clarify differences and chronological changes in causative pathogens among infectious ear diseases over the last 20 years, and to identify antibiotic resistance. In total, 1191 isolates were included from patients diagnosed with chronic otitis media without cholesteatoma (COM), cholesteatomatous otitis media (Chole), middle ear effusion (MEE), including acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion, and external otitis (EO)...
November 23, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878588/the-impact-of-erdosteine-on-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-a-proteomics-approach
#10
Sofia Waissbluth, Delphine Garnier, Olubunmi V Akinpelu, Pezhman Salehi, Sam J Daniel
Cisplatin is a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent and causes serious side effects, including progressive and irreversible hearing loss. No treatment is currently available for cisplatin-induced ototoxicity. We have previously demonstrated that erdosteine, a potent antioxidant, partially protected the cochlea against cisplatin toxicity in vivo. The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate the protein profiles of the cochlea following cisplatin administration and (2) evaluate the impact of erdosteine on the protein profile using a proteomics-based approach...
November 23, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878587/reply-to-the-letter-linguistic-validation-of-the-face-q-rhinoplasty-module-in-italian
#11
LETTER
Olcay Cem Bulut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878362/a-3-d-analysis-of-the-protympanum-in-human-temporal-bones-with-chronic-ear-disease
#12
Henrique F Pauna, Rafael C Monsanto, Patricia Schachern, Michael M Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu
Eustachian tube dysfunction is believed to be an important factor to cholesteatoma development and recurrence of disease after surgical treatment. Although many studies have described prognostic factors, evaluation methods, or surgical techniques for Eustachian tube dysfunction, they relied on the soft tissues of its structure; little is known about its bony structure-the protympanum-which connects the Eustachian tube to the tympanic cavity, and can also be affected by several inflammatory conditions, both from the middle ear or from the nasopharynx...
November 22, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878361/linguistic-validation-of-the-face-q-rhinoplasty-module-in-italian
#13
LETTER
M Barone, A Cogliandro, N Di Stefano, R Aronica, V Tambone, P Persichetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873023/therapeutic-efficacy-of-azithromycin-and-acetylcysteine-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion
#14
Irena Babić, Tomislav Baudoin, Robert Trotić, Vladimir Bedeković
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common disease in childhood. There is no consensus on the optimal therapeutic option for OME. Considering the known efficacy of acetylcysteine (AC) and azithromycin (AZ) in the treatment of middle ear mucosa, the aim of the study was to assess their efficacy in the management of chronic OME. The study included 90 children with OME, both ears. They are divided into three groups of 30 children. Group 1 (AC) patients were treated with acetylcysteine per os, 3 × 100 mg, for 3 weeks; group 2 (AZ) with body weight adjusted dose of azithromycin for 3 days; and group 3 (AC + AZ) with a combination of acetylcysteine and azithromycin at doses described above...
November 21, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864672/rhinophototherapy-in-persistent-allergic-rhinitis
#15
Zsolt Bella, Ágnes Kiricsi, Éva Dósa-Rácz Viharosné, Attila Dallos, Ádám Perényi, Mária Kiss, Andrea Koreck, Lajos Kemény, József Jóri, László Rovó, Edit Kadocsa
Previous published results have revealed that Rhinolight(®) intranasal phototherapy is safe and effective in intermittent allergic rhinitis. The present objective was to assess whether phototherapy is also safe and effective in persistent allergic rhinitis. Thirty-four patients with persistent allergic rhinitis were randomized into two groups; twenty-five subjects completed the study. The Rhinolight(®) group was treated with a combination of UV-B, UV-A, and high-intensity visible light, while the placebo group received low-intensity visible white light intranasal phototherapy on a total of 13 occasions in 6 weeks...
November 18, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864671/effects-of-polymer-based-silver-nanoparticle-coated-silicone-splints-on-the-nasal-mucosa-of-rats
#16
Sultan Şevik Eliçora, Duygu Erdem, Aykut Erdem Dinç, Özlem Altunordu Kalaycı, Baki Hazer, Gamze Yurdakan, Canan Külah
Infection is a serious complication after nasal packing that otolaryngologists seek to avoid. The aim of this study is to investigate the use of silver (Ag) nanoparticle, which serves as antimicrobial agents, with nasal tampons. The study design is an experimental animal model and the setting is tertiary referral center. Twenty-four rats were randomized into the following four groups: (1) control group (n = 6); (2) silicone nasal splint (SNS) group (n  =  6); (3) polypropylene-grafted polyethylene glycol (PP-g-PEG) amphiphilic graft copolymer-coated SNS group (n  =  6); and (4) Ag nanoparticle-embedded PP-g-PEG (Ag-PP-g-PEG) amphiphilic graft copolymer-coated SNS group (n  =  6)...
November 18, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858146/associations-between-the-probabilities-of-frequency-specific-hearing-loss-and-unaided-aphab-scores
#17
J Löhler, B Wollenberg, P Schlattmann, N Hoang, R Schönweiler
The Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) questionnaire reports subjective hearing impairments in four typical conditions. We investigated the association between the frequency-specific probability of hearing loss and scores from the unaided APHAB (APHABu) to determine whether the APHABu could be useful in primary diagnoses of hearing loss, in addition to pure tone and speech audiometry. This retrospective study included database records from 6558 patients (average age 69.0 years). We employed a multivariate generalised linear mixed model to analyse the probabilities of hearing losses (severity range 20-75 dB, evaluated in 5-dB steps), measured at different frequencies (0...
November 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858145/role-of-antioxidants-in-prevention-of-age-related-hearing-loss-a-review-of-literature
#18
REVIEW
Elham Tavanai, Ghassem Mohammadkhani
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), also known as presbycusis, is one of the most prevalent chronic degenerative conditions. It is characterized by a decline in auditory function. ARHL is caused by the interaction of multiple factors, including cochlear aging, environment, genetic predisposition, and health comorbidities. The primary pathology of ARHL includes the hair cells loss, stria vascularis atrophy, and loss of spiral ganglion neurons as well as the changes in central auditory pathways. The research to date suggests that oxidative stress and mitochondrial DNA deletion (mtDNA) play a major role in pathophysiology of ARHL...
November 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853946/low-concentration-hypochlorous-acid-nasal-irrigation-for-chronic-sinonasal-symptoms-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#19
Myeong Sang Yu, Bo-Hyung Kim, Sung-Ho Kang, Dae Jun Lim
Low-concentration hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is an endogenous antibacterial and antiviral agent. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of HOCl irrigation in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) refractory to medical therapy. Forty-three adult patients (mean age 45.5 years) were enrolled in this study. They were randomly chosen to receive nasal irrigation with either low-concentration HOCl generated by a Salicid device (n = 21), or a placebo (saline; n = 22) for 8 weeks. The outcome measures were scores on the 20-Item SinoNasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20), rhinosinusitis disability index (RSDI), nasal endoscopic score, and bacterial cultures...
November 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853945/endoscopic-closure-of-large-septal-perforations-with-bilateral-hadad-bassagasteguy-flaps
#20
Eduardo Morera Serna, Luis Ferrán de la Cierva, Meritxell Tomás Fernández, Santiago Quer Canut, Jacoba Alba Mesquida, Francisco José García Purriños
: Surgical closure of nasal septal perforations is one of the most challenging procedures in nasal surgery. Defects greater than 2 cm are especially difficult to repair with the traditional approaches due to the challenges of mobilizing enough mucosa to close big gaps, and avoiding airway stenosis in the process. We present a new technique to endoscopically close major septal perforations using bilateral Hadad-Bassagasteguy flaps. Four consecutive patients with septal perforations greater than 2 cm were operated at our institution...
November 16, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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