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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636124/the-ips-scale-a-new-soft-tissue-assessment-scale-for-percutaneous-and-transcutaneous-implants-for-bone-conduction-devices
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Ivo J Kruyt, Rik C Nelissen, Martin L Johansson, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Myrthe K S Hol
Percutaneous titanium implants for bone conduction devices (BCDs) have offered, since 1977, a solution for patients with hearing loss not treatable by conventional hearing aids, such as patients with chronic ear infections or microtia and/or ear canal atresia. Percutaneous implants imply a continuous breach in the mechanical defensive barrier of the skin. To compensate for this breach, immunological mechanisms in the subcutaneous tissue surrounding the implant become more active. This article is protected by copyright...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635506/an-individualised-acoustically-transparent-earpiece-for-hearing-devices
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Florian Denk, Marko Hiipakka, Birger Kollmeier, Stephan M A Ernst
OBJECTIVE: An important and often still unresolved problem of hearing devices such as assistive listening devices and hearing aids is limited user acceptance - a primary reason is poor conservation quality of the acoustic environment. Approaching a possible solution to this problem, an earpiece prototype is presented and evaluated. The prototype is individually and automatically calibrated in situ to provide acoustical transparency, i.e., achieving an audio perception alike to the open ear...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634783/the-treatment-for-the-first-branchial-cleft-anomalies-in-children
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Wei Liu, Min Chen, Jinsheng Hao, Yang Yang, Jie Zhang, Xin Ni
The objective of this study is to make a clinical analysis for first branchial cleft anomalies (FBCAs), especially introduce the relationship between the Type I/II FBCA with the facial nerve and to demonstrate the importance of using intraoperative microscope and facial nerve monitoring. This is a retrospective review of patients with FBCAs treated in Beijing Children's Hospital, from Jan 2013 to Dec 2015. Clinical data of patients, including sex, age, chief complains, history of surgery, incision and drainage, the relationship with the facial nerve, pre and post-operative facial paralysis, recurrent rate and complications were recorded...
June 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633735/angiolymphoid-hyperplasia-with-eosinophilia-of-the-nail-unit
#4
P Halteh, C Magro, S R Lipner
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a distinctive lymphocyte rich vasoformative proliferation comprising epithelioid-appearing endothelial cells with partially canalized capillary vessels in a lymphohistiocytic and eosinophil rich environment. ALHE presents clinically as single or multiple pink-brown dome-shaped papules or nodules, most commonly on the ear and peri-auricular area, followed by the face, and scalp. ALHE involving the subungual unit is rare with only 5 previously reported cases and all involved the underlying bone...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631687/-acquired-atresia-and-stenosis-of-the-external-acoustic-meatus
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D S Kondratchikov, Kh M Diab, V S Korvyakov, L I Terekhina
Acquired atresia of the external acoustic meatus is a rare pathological condition characterized by obliteration of the medial part of the external acoustic canal by a soft fibrous plug. The present article presents an overview of a series of cases of acquired atresia and stenosis of the external acoustic meatus with the description of etiology, pathogenesis, and methods for the treatment of this condition. In the majority of the cases, atresia develops at the final stage of granulation external otitis with or without an accompanying dermatological pathology...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628917/anatomical-characteristics-of-facial-nerve-and-cochlea-interaction
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Nadine Schart-Morén, Sune Larsson, Helge Rask-Andersen, Hao Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the relationship between the labyrinthine portion (LP) of the facial canal and the cochlea in human inner ear molds and temporal bones using micro-CT and 3D rendering. A reduced cochlea-facial distance may spread electric currents from the cochlear implant to the LP and cause facial nerve stimulation. Influencing factors may be the topographic anatomy and otic capsule properties. METHODS: An archival collection of human temporal bones underwent micro-CT and 3D reconstruction...
June 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619435/video-head-impulse-test-can-detect-brainstem-dysfunction-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ivan Pavlović, Berislav Ruška, Tin Pavičić, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Luka Crnošija, Ivan Adamec, Mario Habek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of video head impulse test (vHIT) in the detection of brainstem lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Sixty-eight participants were enrolled and divided into two groups: 39 healthy subjects (HC) (78 ears, 20 females, mean age 25,3±6,3) and 29 MS patients (58 ears, 14 females, mean age 33,7±7,7). Both groups underwent vHIT, and in MS group MRI was analyzed for the presence of brainstem lesions...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616773/intracochlear-schwannoma-tumor-removal-via-subtotal-cochleoectomy-and-partial-cochlear-reconstruction-with-preservation-of%C3%A2-semicircular-canal-function
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S K Plontke, S Kösling, N Pazaitis, T Rahne
We report about a patient, who in 2005, as a 37-year-old, experienced a sudden, mild to moderate, mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear, along with tinnitus and mild dizziness. MRI of the temporal bone revealed a very small (1 mm) enhancing lesion in the second turn of the right cochlea after injection of contrast medium. Hearing gradually deteriorated, with complete hearing loss in 2015. At this time, an MRI scan showed a lesion completely filling the cochlea.The tumor was removed through a subtotal cochleoectomy...
June 14, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614181/cochleovestibular-gene-transfer-in-neonatal-mice-by-canalostomy
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Jing-Ying Guo, Yu-Ying Liu, Teng-Fei Qu, Zhe Peng, Jing Xie, Guo-Peng Wang, Shu-Sheng Gong
Impairments of the inner ear result in sensorineural hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction in humans. A large proportion of these disorders are congenital, and involve both auditory and vestibular systems. Therefore, genetic interventions to correct deficits must be administered during early developmental stages. In this study, we evaluated inner ear gene transfer in neonatal mice by canalostomy using an adeno-associated virus serotype 8 (AAV8) vector. AAV8 with the green fluorescence protein (GFP) gene was inoculated into the inner ear of the neonatal mice through the posterior semicircular canal (canalostomy)...
June 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612038/resection-planning-for-robotic-acoustic-neuroma-surgery
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Kepra L McBrayer, George B Wanna, Benoit M Dawant, Ramya Balachandran, Robert F Labadie, Jack H Noble
Acoustic neuroma surgery is a procedure in which a benign mass is removed from the internal auditory canal (IAC). Currently, this surgical procedure requires manual drilling of the temporal bone followed by exposure and removal of the acoustic neuroma. This procedure is physically and mentally taxing to the surgeon. Our group is working on the development of an acoustic neuroma surgery robot (ANSR) to perform the initial drilling procedure. Planning the ANSR's drilling region using preoperative CT requires expertise and takes about 35 min...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609304/suprameatal-cochlear-implantation-in-a-charge-patient-with-a-novel-chd7-variant-and-kallmann-syndrome-phenotype-a-case-report
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Akira Ganaha, Tetsuya Tono, Tadashi Kaname, Kumiko Yanagi, Teruyuki Higa, Shunsuke Kondo, Hiroyuki Maeda, Mikio Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: We present the clinical findings, technique of the suprameatal cochlear implantation, postoperative auditory results, and genetic analysis of the CHD7 gene. PATIENT: A 19-year-old Japanese woman was referred because of progressive hearing loss since early childhood. She had used verbal language for the main mode of communication until the age of 17. Examination revealed coloboma, heart defect, choanal atresia, genital hypoplasia, and deafness, which was diagnosed as CHARGE syndrome...
June 12, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607891/cholesteatoma-induced-labyrinthine-fistula-is-aggressiveness-in-removing-disease-justified
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Prem Sagar, K Devaraja, Rajeev Kumar, Sumanth Bolu, Suresh C Sharma
Issues of complete disease clearance and hearing preservation in cholesteatoma induced labyrinthine fistula cases has been discussed and updated in this article. Successful disease clearance and hearing preservation in a case of cholesteatoma induced isolated cochlear promontory fistula encouraged us to retrospectively analyse 13 more cases of cholesteatoma induced labyrinthine fistula who presented in emergency service as complicated chronic suppurtive otitis media. Pre-operatively nine patients experienced vertigo, two had profound sensori neural hearing loss and radiology was suggestive of labyrinthine fistula in 12 patients...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607883/evaluation-of-requirements-for-staging-the-procedure-of-reconstruction-of-middle-ear-after-canal-wall-down-mastoidectomy
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C Ravishankar, R K Datta
Cholesteatoma is a progressive destructive ear disease which can affect any age group. It has been found to be more severe in children and young adults. It erodes the surrounding bone of middle ear, mastoid and ossicles. It causes partial to total deafness, unpleasant smelling discharge, pain, tinnitus, vertigo and facial paralysis. It can even cause meningitis, brain abscess and death. The post-operative outcome of hearing, and the state of the reconstructed middle-ear cavity after concurrent and staged reconstruction of middle ear after canal wall down mastoidectomy was studied in 30 ears with middle-ear cholesteatoma...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607824/electrocochleography-summating-potential-seen-on-auditory-brainstem-response-in-a-case-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
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Bryan K Ward, Angela Wenzel, Eva K Ritzl, John P Carey
BACKGROUND: Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is a condition in which an abnormal communication between the superior semicircular canal and the middle cranial fossa causes patients to hear internal noises transmitted loudly to their affected ear as well as to experience vertigo with pressure changes or loud sounds. Patients with SCDS can have an elevated ratio of summating potential (SP) to action potential (AP) as measured by electrocochleography (ECochG). Changes in this ratio have been observed during surgical intervention to correct this abnormal communication...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602943/in-vivo-b0-field-shimming-methods-for-mri-at-7-t
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Jason P Stockmann, Lawrence L Wald
Functional MRI (fMRI) at 7 T and above provides improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Contrast-to-Noise Ratio compared to 3 T acquisitions. In addition to the beneficial effects on spin polarization and magnetization of deoxyhemoglobin, the increased applied field also further magnetizes air and tissue. While the magnets themselves typically provide a static B0 field with sufficient spatial homogeneity, the diamagnetism of tissue and the paramagnetism of air causes local field deviations inside the human head...
June 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601531/sheep-as-a-large-animal-ear-model-middle-ear-ossicular-velocities-and-intracochlear-sound-pressure
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Dominik Péus, Ivo Dobrev, Lukas Prochazka, Konrad Thoele, Adrian Dalbert, Andreas Boss, Nicolas Newcomb, Rudolf Probst, Christof Röösli, Jae Hoon Sim, Alexander Huber, Flurin Pfiffner
Animals are frequently used for the development and testing of new hearing devices. Dimensions of the middle ear and cochlea differ significantly between humans and commonly used animals, such as rodents or cats. The sheep cochlea is anatomically more like the human cochlea in size and number of turns. This study investigated the middle-ear ossicular velocities and intracochlear sound pressure (ICSP) in sheep temporal bones, with the aim of characterizing the sheep as an experimental model for implantable hearing devices...
June 7, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599603/effect-of-ear-canal-pressure-and-age-on-wideband-absorbance-in-young-infants
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Sreedevi Aithal, Venkatesh Aithal, Joseph Kei
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the effect of ear canal pressure and age on wideband absorbance (WBA) in healthy young infants. DESIGN: Using a cross-sectional design, WBA at 0.25 to 8 kHz was obtained from infants as the ear canal pressure was swept from +200 to -300 daPa. STUDY SAMPLE: The participants included 29 newborns, 9 infants each at 1 and 4 months and 11 infants at 6 months of age who passed distortion product otoacoustic emissions test...
May 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599566/chinchilla-middle-ear-transmission-matrix-model-and-middle-ear-flexibility
#18
Michael E Ravicz, John J Rosowski
The function of the middle ear (ME) in transforming ME acoustic inputs and outputs (sound pressures and volume velocities) can be described with an acoustic two-port transmission matrix. This description is independent of the load on the ME (cochlea or ear canal) and holds in either direction: forward (from ear canal to cochlea) or reverse (from cochlea to ear canal). A transmission matrix describing ME function in chinchilla, an animal commonly used in auditory research, is presented, computed from measurements of forward ME function: input admittance YTM, ME pressure gain GMEP, ME velocity transfer function HV, and cochlear input admittance YC, in the same set of ears [Ravicz and Rosowski (2012b)...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598950/drill-induced-cochlear-injury-during-otologic-surgery-intracochlear-pressure-evidence-of-acoustic-trauma
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Renee M Banakis Hartl, Jameson K Mattingly, Nathaniel T Greene, Nyssa F Farrell, Samuel P Gubbels, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Drilling on the incus produces intracochlear pressure changes comparable to pressures created by high-intensity acoustic stimuli. BACKGROUND: New-onset sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) following mastoid surgery can occur secondary to inadvertent drilling on the ossicular chain. To investigate this, we test the hypothesis that high sound pressure levels are generated when a high-speed drill contacts the incus. METHODS: Human cadaveric heads underwent mastoidectomy, and fiber-optic sensors were placed in scala tympani and vestibuli to measure intracochlear pressures (PIC)...
June 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597129/transcanal-surgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-a-pictorial-review-of-radiological-findings-surgical-anatomy-and-comparison-to-the-traditional-translabyrinthine-approach
#20
Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Gaia Federici, Lukas Anschuetz, Giacomo Pavesi, Alessandra Todeschini, Livio Presutti, Daniele Marchioni
The most popular approaches for vestibular schwannoma (VS) removal are retrosigmoid, middle cranial fossa and translabyrinthine (TL). All require a certain degree of invasivity, bone removal, or brain manipulation. Recently, the authors described the transcanal transpromontorial approaches (TTA), which allow the inner ear to be accessed directly through the external auditory canal (EAC), either with a microscopic (Expanded TTA, or ExpTTA) or even an exclusive endoscopic technique (Endoscopic TTA, or EndoTTA)...
June 9, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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