Read by QxMD icon Read

Diabetes, Hearing, Hearing aids

Christopher J Armitage, Deborah Lees, Kathryn Lewis, Kevin J Munro
OBJECTIVES: Suboptimal hearing aid use extorts significant social, health, and economic costs. The aims of this study were to (1) test the novel hypothesis that the threat associated with being diagnosed with hearing loss could be ameliorated with a self-affirmation manipulation and (2) gauge the feasibility of deploying the manipulation in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Parallel groups randomized controlled trial with 10-week follow-up. METHOD: Fifty people, newly prescribed with a hearing aid, completed either a questionnaire that included a brief self-affirming exercise or an identical questionnaire with no self-affirming exercise...
November 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
Jibby E Kurichi, Pui L Kwong, Dawei Xie, Hillary R Bogner
BACKGROUND: Prediction models can help clinicians provide the best and most appropriate care to their patients and can help policy makers design services for groups at highest risk for poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To develop prediction models identifying both risk factors and protective factors for functional deterioration, institutionalization, and death. DESIGN: Cohort study using data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). SETTING: Community survey...
November 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Bin Na Hong, Youn Hee Nam, Sang Ho Woo, Tong Ho Kang
Recently, many studies have reported that sensorineural hearing impairment related to neurological disorders may be caused by diabetes mellitus. However, to date, only a small number of studies have investigated the treatment of sensorineural hearing impairment. In the present study, the effects of chlorogenic acid on diabetic auditory pathway impairment were evaluated by neuro-electrical physiological measurements and morphological investigations. We have shown that CA efficiently prevents the progression of auditory pathway dysfunction caused by DM using auditory brainstem responses and auditory middle latency responses in mice...
February 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
Kevin J Contrera, Yoon K Sung, Joshua Betz, Lingsheng Li, Frank R Lin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of hearing aid (HA) and cochlear implant (CI) use on loneliness in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen adults, aged ≥ 50 years, with postlingual hearing loss and receiving routine clinical care at a tertiary academic medical center, were evaluated with the University of California at Los Angeles Loneliness Scale before and 6 and 12 months after intervention with HAs or CIs...
August 2017: Laryngoscope
Seth R Schwartz, Anthony E Magit, Richard M Rosenfeld, Bopanna B Ballachanda, Jesse M Hackell, Helene J Krouse, Claire M Lawlor, Kenneth Lin, Kourosh Parham, David R Stutz, Sandy Walsh, Erika A Woodson, Ken Yanagisawa, Eugene R Cunningham
Objective This update of the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation cerumen impaction clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing cerumen impaction. Cerumen impaction is defined as an accumulation of cerumen that causes symptoms, prevents assessment of the ear, or both. Changes from the prior guideline include a consumer added to the development group; new evidence (3 guidelines, 5 systematic reviews, and 6 randomized controlled trials); enhanced information on patient education and counseling; a new algorithm to clarify action statement relationships; expanded action statement profiles to explicitly state quality improvement opportunities, confidence in the evidence, intentional vagueness, and differences of opinion; an enhanced external review process to include public comment and journal peer review; and 3 new key action statements on managing cerumen impaction that focus on primary prevention, contraindicated intervention, and referral and coordination of care...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Leire Leache, Irene Aquerreta, Libe Moraza, Ana Ortega
PURPOSE: A case of severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss associated with oral morphine is reported. SUMMARY: A 52-year-old Spanish man was admitted to the intensive care unit with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3, a fever, and sudden hearing loss with tinnitus in both ears. His medical history included type 2 diabetes mellitus, depression, sleep disorder, and hypertension. The patient also had pyelonephritis in 2011 and pulmonary embolism in 2014, requiring the placement of an inferior vena cava filter and chronic anticoagulation...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we estimated the incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for diseases and injuries at the global, regional, and national scale over the period of 1990 to 2015...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
Min Kwan Baek, Young Saing Kim, Eun Young Kim, Ae Jin Kim, Won-Jun Choi
BACKGROUND: As the global population ages, disabling hearing impairment (HI) have been increased rapidly. The impact of HI on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is of great importance to aid the development of strategic plans and to guide therapeutic interventions. PURPOSE: To evaluate HRQoL in Korean adults with different degrees of HI using EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D) and EQ-visual analogue scale (VAS), the preference-based generic measures of HRQoL. METHODS: Using a representative dataset from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) from January 2010 to December 2012, EQ-5D questionnaire and EQ- VAS scores of subjects with HI were compared with those of subjects without HI...
2016: PloS One
S Kalaiselvi, N Ramachandran, D Nair, C Palanivel
Background: Planning of healthcare services at the primary care level needs to account for common prevailing problems and disabilities among elderly in the community to improve their quality of life. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of self-reported morbidities and functional disabilities among the elderly and to find out predictors and barriers of health seeking behavior against functional disabilities. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in two areas from the urban field practice area of a tertiary care institute in Puducherry during January to February 2014...
November 6, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
S Fortunato, F Forli, V Guglielmi, E De Corso, G Paludetti, S Berrettini, A R Fetoni
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) has a multifactorial pathogenesis and it is an inevitable hearing impairment associated with reduction of communicative skills related to ageing. Increasing evidence has linked ARHL to more rapid progression of cognitive decline and incidental dementia. Many aspects of daily living of elderly people have been associated to hearing abilities, showing that hearing loss (HL) affects the quality of life, social relationships, motor skills, psychological aspects and function and morphology in specific brain areas...
June 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Yaowen Wang, Litao Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Xuqun Zhang, Weimin Zhang, Xing Chen, Shixiong Tang
The objective of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of successive bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) with an interval of more than 1 year to aid the evaluation and management of successive bilateral SSNHL (BSSNHL). 14 successive BSSNHL patients and 118 unilateral SSNHL patients with severe and profound hearing loss were reviewed retrospectively. Information about successive BSSNHL was collected included demographics, the intervals between the attacks of bilateral ears, the past medical history, inducing factors, accompanying symptoms, pure-tone tests, blood tests, b-ultrasound examinations of vertebral artery and carotid artery, and medical interventions...
November 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Leen Abu Safieh, Humoud M Al-Otaibi, Richard Alan Lewis, Igor Kozak
UNLABELLED: To report novel mutations in two Saudi children with clinical features of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and Alström syndrome. CASE REPORTS: Case 1 was a child with phenotypic features of LCA including oculodigital sign, bilateral enophthalmos, nystagmus, pale disc, and retinal changes. Direct sequencing of the coding sequence of GUCY2D revealed a missense mutation affecting highly conserved position (c. 743C > T; p.S248 L). Case 2 describes a girl with marked nystagmus, photophobia, and retinal changes in both eyes with short and stubby fingers tapering at the distal phalanges...
January 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Kevin J Contrera, Joshua Betz, Lingsheng Li, Caitlin R Blake, Yoon K Sung, Janet S Choi, Frank R Lin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the impact of hearing aid and cochlear implant use on quality of life in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. METHODS: One hundred thirteen adults aged ≥50 years with postlingual hearing loss receiving routine clinical care at a tertiary academic medical center were evaluated with the Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36 before and 6 and 12 months after intervention with hearing aids or cochlear implants...
September 2016: Laryngoscope
Arne Ernst, Ingo Todt, Jan Wagner
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: For many years, the therapeutic approach for conductive and/or mixed hearing loss has consisted of middle ear surgery with replacement of defect ossicles, and if possible the application of a hearing aid. Advances in technology have led to the introduction of electronmagnetic active implantable devices such as the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB). With its various coupling techniques for different pathophysiological situations in the middle ear, the VSB offers greater improvement in the hearing performance of affected persons...
June 2016: Laryngoscope
M Glessner
The 75th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, brought together experts in the diabetes research field to hear hundreds of oral presentations and thousands of poster presentations discussing novel research findings related to diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease and related medical conditions. A significant number of presentations considered experimental and investigational therapeutic candidates that will potentially aid in the fight against diabetes, which continues to be on the increase worldwide...
June 2015: Drugs of Today
Allison Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2014: Diabetes Forecast
Diana E Fisher, Chuan-Ming Li, Howard J Hoffman, May S Chiu, Christa L Themann, Hannes Petersen, Palmi V Jonsson, Helgi Jonsson, Fridbert Jonasson, Johanna Eyrun Sverrisdottir, Lenore J Launer, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Vilmundur Gudnason, Mary Frances Cotch
OBJECTIVE: We estimate the prevalence of hearing-aid use in Iceland and identify sex-specific factors associated with use. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 5172 age, gene/environment susceptibility - Reykjavik study (AGES-RS) participants, aged 67 to 96 years (mean age 76.5 years), who completed air-conduction and pure-tone audiometry. RESULTS: Hearing-aid use was reported by 23.0% of men and 15...
2015: International Journal of Audiology
Ken Hashimoto, Kenichi Watanabe, Mika Adachi, Tetsuaki Kawase, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: External auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) is a rare otologic disease, characterized by focal osteonecrosis, sequestration and overlying epithelial loss of the bony external auditory canal (EAC). The etiology and pathogenesis of EACC remain controversial. There are only 2 reports on the association between EACC and chronic renal failure (CRF)/hemodialysis (HD). METHOD & RESULT: (1) This study reviewed seven EACC cases with CRF. The mean age was 68.4 years (range: 56 -81 years), and the male-female ratio was 5:2...
September 2014: Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho
Carlos Alberto Cano, Miguel Germán Borda, Antonio J Arciniegas, Juan Sebastián Parra
INTRODUCTION: The aging of the population is a universal epidemiological phenomenon which is not unfamiliar to us and is accompanied by a marked increase of life expectancy. Age-dependent comorbidities, such as hearing disorders, are more prevalent and affect the quality of life in a noticeable manner. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of hearing disorders, of the associated factors and their impact on the quality of life of older adults in Bogota. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data was taken from the Bogotá SABE Study, which included 2,000 individuals aged =60 years in a probabilistic cross-sectional study sampled by clusters (with 81...
October 2014: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Abdulrahman Abdullah Hagr
Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder defined by the occurrence of megaloblastic anemia, diabetes mellitus, and bilateral sensorineural deafness, responding in varying degrees to thiamine treatment. We report a precedence case for the treatment of deafness associated with the typical triad of thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia in a 4-year-old boy who showed a poor use of preoperative hearing aids but demonstrated significant improvements in hearing ability 1 year after receiving a cochlear implant...
January 2014: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"