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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422031/the-importance-of-labyrinthine-examination-in-the-prognosis-and-therapy-for-balance-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia
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João Henrique Faryniuk, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Vinicius Ribas Fo, Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso, Jair Mendes Marques
INTRODUCTION: Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by the presence of progressive cerebellar ataxia. OBJECTIVE: Identify vestibular disorders and demonstrate the importance of labyrinthine examination in the prognosis and therapy for balance in patients with SCAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had a retrospective cross-sectional design and evaluated 57 patients, mean age of 41...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406206/a-living-mesoscopic-cellular-automaton-made-of-skin-scales
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Liana Manukyan, Sophie A Montandon, Anamarija Fofonjka, Stanislav Smirnov, Michel C Milinkovitch
In vertebrates, skin colour patterns emerge from nonlinear dynamical microscopic systems of cell interactions. Here we show that in ocellated lizards a quasi-hexagonal lattice of skin scales, rather than individual chromatophore cells, establishes a green and black labyrinthine pattern of skin colour. We analysed time series of lizard scale colour dynamics over four years of their development and demonstrate that this pattern is produced by a cellular automaton (a grid of elements whose states are iterated according to a set of rules based on the states of neighbouring elements) that dynamically computes the colour states of individual mesoscopic skin scales to produce the corresponding macroscopic colour pattern...
April 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389810/perineural-spread-susceptible-structures-a-non-pathological-evaluation-of-the-skull-base
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Francisco J Barrera-Flores, Natalia Villarreal-Del Bosque, Alejandro Díaz González-Colmenero, Carolina Garza-González, Rodolfo Morales-Ávalos, Ricardo Pinales-Razo, Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Santos Guzmán-López, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña
Perineural spread adenoid cystic carcinoma can alter the dimension of foramina and canals of the skull base. The objective of this study was to determine the range of normal variation of the foramina and canals of both hemicranium. We analyzed 200 individuals with no alterations of the skull base in a retrospective manner using high-resolution computed tomography. We measured the short and long axis diameters of the foramen rotundum (FR), foramen ovale (FO), stylomastoid foramen (SMF), pterygoid canal (PTC), internal auditory canal (IAC), and the facial nerve canal in its labyrinthine portion (LPFC) to calculate the area in each hemicranium, compare them and obtain the normal range of asymmetry...
April 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386500/diagnostic-bedside-vestibuloocular-reflex-evaluation-in-the-setting-of-a-false-negative-fistula-test-in-cholesteatoma-of-the-middle-ear
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Ricardo D'Albora, Ligia Silveira, Sergio Carmona, Nicolas Perez-Fernandez
Background. False negative fistula testing in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media is a dilemma when proceeding to surgery. It is imperative to rule out a dead labyrinth or a mass effect secondary to the cholesteatoma in an otherwise normally functioning inner ear. We present a case series of three patients in whom a bedside vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) evaluation using a head impulse test was used successfully for further evaluation prior to surgery. Results. In all three cases with a false negative fistula test we were able to further evaluate at the bedside and were not only able to register the abnormal VOR but also localize its deterioration to a particular semicircular canal eroded by the fistula...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384775/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-affecting-3-families
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Katherine D Heidenreich, Paul R Kileny, Sameer Ahmed, Hussam K El-Kashlan, Tori L Melendez, Gregory J Basura, Marci M Lesperance
Importance: Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is an increasingly recognized cause of hearing loss and vestibular symptoms, but the etiology of this condition remains unknown. Objective: To describe 7 cases of SCDS across 3 families. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case series included 7 patients from 3 different families treated at a neurotology clinic at a tertiary academic medical center from 2010 to 2014. Patients were referred by other otolaryngologists or were self-referred...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379409/dna-methylation-divergence-and-tissue-specialization-in-the-developing-mouse-placenta
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Benjamin E Decato, Jorge Lopez-Tello, Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Andrew D Smith, Matthew D Dean
The placental epigenome plays a vital role in regulating mammalian growth and development. Aberrations in placental DNA methylation are linked to several disease states, including intrauterine growth restriction and preeclampsia. Studying the evolution and development of the placental epigenome is critical to understanding the origin and progression of such diseases. Although high resolution studies have found substantial variation between placental methylomes of different species, the nature of methylome variation has yet to be characterized within any individual species...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353623/preoperative-ct-assessment-in-ci-dehiscence-of-the-labyrinthine-segment-of-the-facial-nerve-causing-facial-nerve-stimulation
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Lieke van der Meer, Rutger Hofman, Rolien Free
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353620/electrode-array-displacement-into-the-fallopian-canal-in-revisions-of-long-standing-cochlear-implants
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Jennifer Alyono, Garrett Locketz, Carleton Eduardo Corrales, Nikolas H Blevins
OBJECTIVE: To describe extracochlear extension of revision cochlear implant arrays into the Fallopian canal. PATIENTS: Two adult patients with extension of revision cochlear implant arrays into the Fallopian canal. INTERVENTIONS: Computed tomography (CT), selective deactivation of non-functional electrodes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Facial nerve function, facial nerve stimulation, cochlear implant electrode position, radiography, functional hearing...
March 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346292/bilateral-labyrinthine-and-internal-auditory-canal-enhancement-in-an-infant-with-severe-labyrinthine-dysplasia-a-previously-unreported-phenomenon
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Charles L Anzalone, Mai Lan Ho, Neil S Patel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Melissa D DeJong, Matthew L Carlson
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel case of congenital profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with bilateral nodular internal auditory canal and labyrinthine enhancement and temporal bone dysplasia. PATIENTS: A 76-day-old female was referred to the authors' center for evaluation of congenital deafness. Behavioral observations and objective audiometric evaluation demonstrated bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation identified compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in MYO7A, a gene associated with Usher Syndrome Type 1B or DFNB2...
March 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335680/ampk-knockdown-in-placental-labyrinthine-progenitor-cells-results-in-restriction-of-critical-energy-resources-and-terminal-differentiation-failure
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Christopher A Waker, Renee E Albers, Richard L Pye, Savannah R Doliboa, Christopher N Wyatt, Thomas L Brown, Debra Ann Mayes
Placental abnormalities can cause Pregnancy-Associated Disorders including preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and placental insufficiency that result in complications for both the mother and fetus. Trophoblast cells within the labyrinthine layer of the placenta facilitate the exchange of nutrients, gases, and waste between mother and fetus; therefore, the development of this cell layer is critical for fetal development. As trophoblast cells differentiate, it is assumed their metabolism changes with their energy requirements...
March 23, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325925/the-blood-labyrinthine-barrier-in-the-human-normal-and-meniere-s-disease-macula-utricle
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Gail Ishiyama, Ivan A Lopez, Paul Ishiyama, Harry V Vinters, Akira Ishiyama
The ultrastructural organization of the blood labyrinthine barrier (BLB) was investigated in the human vestibular endorgan, the utricular macula, using postmortem specimens from individuals with documented normal auditory and vestibular function and surgical specimens from patients with intractable Meniere's disease. Transmission electron microscopic analysis of capillaries located in the normal human utricular stroma showed vascular endothelial cells with few pinocytotic vesicles, covered by a smooth and uniform basement membrane surrounded by pericyte processes...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314420/sport-injuries-of-the-ear-and-temporal-bone
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L Mariel Osetinsky, Grant S Hamilton, Matthew L Carlson
In cases of head trauma, the ear should be evaluated in all of its components. A good understanding of otologic and skull base anatomy enables a thorough trauma assessment of this complex anatomic region. Auricular laceration, abrasion, avulsion, hematoma, frostbite, otitis externa, exostosis, tympanic membrane perforation, ossicular discontinuity, perilymphatic fistula, labyrinthine concussion, temporal bone fracture, facial nerve paresis, and sensorineural hearing loss are a few of the more common otologic injuries seen in active patients...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303055/inner-ear-disturbances-related-to-middle-ear-inflammation
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REVIEW
Michihiko Sone
The inner and middle ear are connected mainly through round and oval windows, and inflammation in the middle ear cavity can spread into the inner ear, which might induce a disturbance. In cases with intractable otitis media, attention should also be paid to symptoms related to the inner ear. In this paper, middle ear inflammation and related inner ear disturbances are reviewed with a focus on representative middle ear diseases (such as acute otitis media, chronic otitis media, otitis media with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, eosinophilic otitis media, cholesteatoma with labyrinthine fistula, and reflux-related otitis media)...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291479/does-combat-hearing-preservation-equipment-affect-balance
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Art Ambrosio, Ali N Hoffer, Michael Hoffer
OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate whether the occlusion effect and hearing attenuation produced by 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (CAEP) affects balance when compared to no hearing protection and (2) to investigate whether the occlusion effect and noise-canceling capabilities of the Nacre QuietPro system affects balance when compared to no hearing protection. METHODS: This prospective study collected pilot data for investigation of mechanisms of balance. 20 subjects with normal hearing and no vestibular dysfunction were tested with blackened goggles in three conditions-no hearing protection, CAEP, and with the Nacre QuietPro...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254945/late-pleistocene-archaic-human-crania-from-xuchang-china
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Zhan-Yang Li, Xiu-Jie Wu, Li-Ping Zhou, Wu Liu, Xing Gao, Xiao-Mei Nian, Erik Trinkaus
Two early Late Pleistocene (~105,000- to 125,000-year-old) crania from Lingjing, Xuchang, China, exhibit a morphological mosaic with differences from and similarities to their western contemporaries. They share pan-Old World trends in encephalization and in supraorbital, neurocranial vault, and nuchal gracilization. They reflect eastern Eurasian ancestry in having low, sagittally flat, and inferiorly broad neurocrania. They share occipital (suprainiac and nuchal torus) and temporal labyrinthine (semicircular canal) morphology with the Neandertals...
March 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243783/acoustic-schwannoma-with-intracochlear-extension-and-primary-intracochlear-schwannoma-removal-through-translabyrinthine-approach-with-facial-bridge-cochleostomy-and-transcanal-approach
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A Mazzoni, E Zanoletti, C Faccioli, A Martini
Intracochlear schwannomas can occur either as an extension of a larger tumor from the internal auditory canal, or as a solitary labyrinthine tumor. They are currently removed via a translabyrinthine approach extended to the basal turn, adding a transotic approach for tumors lying beyond the basal turn. Facial bridge cochleostomy may be associated with the translabyrinthine approach to enable the whole cochlea to be approached without sacrificing the external auditory canal and tympanum. We describe seven cases, five of which underwent cochlear schwannoma resection with facial bridge cochleostomy, one case with the same procedure for a suspect tumor and one, previously subjected to radical tympanomastoidectomy, who underwent schwannoma resection via a transotic approach...
February 27, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242733/ocular-stability-and-set-point-adaptation
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REVIEW
D S Zee, P Jareonsettasin, R J Leigh
A fundamental challenge to the brain is how to prevent intrusive movements when quiet is needed. Unwanted limb movements such as tremor impair fine motor control and unwanted eye drifts such as nystagmus impair vision. A stable platform is also necessary to launch accurate movements. Accordingly, nature has designed control systems with agonist (excitation) and antagonist (inhibition) muscle pairs functioning in push-pull, around a steady level of balanced tonic activity, the set-point Sensory information can be organized similarly, as in the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which generates eye movements that compensate for head movements...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229056/experimental-visualization-of-labyrinthine-structure-with-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Saleh Mohebbi, Marjan Mirsalehi, Lüder-Alexander Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier, Thomas Lenarz, Omid Majdani
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of inner ear structures is a valuable strategy for researchers and clinicians working on hearing pathologies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution imaging technology which may be used for the visualization of tissues. In this experimental study we aimed to evaluate inner ear anatomy in well-prepared human labyrinthine bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three fresh human explanted temporal bones were trimmed, chemically decalcified with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and mechanically drilled under visual control using OCT in order to reveal the remaining bone shell...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225811/automated-numerical-simulation-of-biological-pattern-formation-based-on-visual-feedback-simulation-framework
#20
Mingzhu Sun, Hui Xu, Xingjuan Zeng, Xin Zhao
There are various fantastic biological phenomena in biological pattern formation. Mathematical modeling using reaction-diffusion partial differential equation systems is employed to study the mechanism of pattern formation. However, model parameter selection is both difficult and time consuming. In this paper, a visual feedback simulation framework is proposed to calculate the parameters of a mathematical model automatically based on the basic principle of feedback control. In the simulation framework, the simulation results are visualized, and the image features are extracted as the system feedback...
2017: PloS One
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