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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754738/psychological-follow-up-care-of-neurofibromatosis-type-2-patients-and-their-relatives
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REVIEW
C Carillo, M Kiening, S Bergheimer, M Kalamarides
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) confronts patients and their relatives with the dual issue of a progressive disease and disability. Deafness creates a brutal rupture in the patients' course of life, and other disabilities often follow in addition, that further deteriorates their quality of life. Hearing rehabilitation, via a cochlear implant and auditory brainstem implant, attempts to reduce the feeling of isolation and suffering due to communication impairment. A NF2-specific quality of life questionnaire not only helps to evaluate the impact of the disease but it is also useful therapy proposals (treatment, auditory implants)...
May 10, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744729/supra-threshold-hearing-and-fluctuation-profiles-implications-for-sensorineural-and-hidden-hearing-loss
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REVIEW
Laurel H Carney
An important topic in contemporary auditory science is supra-threshold hearing. Difficulty hearing at conversational speech levels in background noise has long been recognized as a problem of sensorineural hearing loss, including that associated with aging (presbyacusis). Such difficulty in listeners with normal thresholds has received more attention recently, especially associated with descriptions of synaptopathy, the loss of auditory nerve (AN) fibers as a result of noise exposure or aging. Synaptopathy has been reported to cause a disproportionate loss of low- and medium-spontaneous rate (L/MSR) AN fibers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718280/early-communication-development-of-children-with-auditory-brainstem-implants
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Laurie S Eisenberg, Dianne Hammes Ganguly, Amy S Martinez, Laurel M Fisher, Margaret E Winter, Jamie L Glater, Debra K Schrader, Janice Loggins, Eric P Wilkinson
The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is an auditory sensory device that is surgically placed on the cochlear nucleus of the brainstem for individuals who are deaf but unable to benefit from a cochlear implant (CI) due to anatomical abnormalities of the cochlea and/or eighth nerve, specific disease processes, or temporal bone fractures. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Phase I clinical trial to determine safety and feasibility of the ABI in up to 10 eligible young children who are deaf and either derived no benefit from the CI or were anatomically unable to receive a CI...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685630/symptomatic-medulla-compression-by-vertebral-artery
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Leszek Lombarski, Przemysław Kunert, Marcin Skawiński, Marek Prokopienko, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Andrzej Marchel
OBJECTIVE: Vertebral artery medulla compression syndrome (VAMCS) is a very rare condition manifesting as different neurological focal deficits. The case of a 36-year-old male with symptomatic brainstem compression by vertebral artery (VA) treated by means of microvascular decompression (MVD) and a review of the literature is presented. CASE REPORT: On admission, a 36-year-old patient presented with hypoalgesia, hypothermesthesia and hemiparesis on the left side...
March 17, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672320/correlation-between-preoperative-auditory-steady-state-response-and-postoperative-electrically-evoked-auditory-brainstem-response-and-t-level-in-cochlear-implantation-for-child-patients-with-inner-ear-malformations
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Xiao-Feng Qiao, Xin Li, Dong Wang, Tong-Li Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the correlation between thresholds of preoperative multiple auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and electrically evoked auditory brainstem response (EABR) and the behavioral threshold. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were elected to receive a multichannel cochlear implant. According to the residual hearing determined in a preoperative test using high-, moderate-, and low-frequency ASSR, these patients were divided into the following 2 groups: residual hearing and hearing loss...
April 19, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608482/posterior-fossa-re-exploration-for-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-operative-findings-and-surgical-techniques
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Bao-Hui Feng, Xu-Hui Wang, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is considered the first choice for the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, recurrence after MVD is still a problem and a challenge for neurosurgeons. In this study, we share our experience in the posterior fossa re-exploration of the recurrent cases. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, 15 recurrent TN patients who received fossa re-exploration were retrospectively studied. Surgeries were performed by retrosigmoid suboccipital approach...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607748/auditory-brainstem-implant-in-postmeningitis-totally-ossified-cochleae
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Andréa Felice Dos Santos Malerbi, Maria Valéria Schmidt Goffi-Gomez, Robinson Koji Tsuji, Marcos de Queiroz Teles Gomes, Rubens de Brito Neto, Ricardo Ferreira Bento
INTRODUCTION: An auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is an option for auditory rehabilitation in patients with totally ossified cochleae who cannot receive a conventional cochlear implant. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes in audiometry and speech perception tests after the implantation of an ABI via the extended retrolabyrinthine approach in patients with postmeningitis hearing loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients, including children and adults, with postmeningitis hearing loss and bilateral totally ossified cochleae received an ABI in a tertiary center from 2009 to 2015...
April 1, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573880/responses-of-neurons-in-the-feline-inferior-colliculus-to-modulated-electrical-stimuli-applied-on-and-within-the-ventral-cochlear-nucleus-implications-for-an-advanced-auditory-brainstem-implant
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Douglas McCreery, Kamal Yadev, Martin Han
Auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) can restore useful hearing to persons with deafness who cannot benefit from cochlear implants. However, the quality of hearing restored by ABIs rarely is comparable to that provided by cochlear implants in persons for whom those are appropriate. In an animal model, we evaluated elements of a prototype of an ABI in which the functions of macroelectrodes on the surface of the dorsal cochlear nucleus would be integrated with the function of multiple penetrating microelectrodes implanted into the ventral cochlear nucleus...
March 9, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573425/cochlear-implantation-and-auditory-brainstem-implantation-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2
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Kevin A Peng, Mark B Lorenz, Steven R Otto, Derald E Brackmann, Eric P Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To report a series of patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), where each patient underwent both cochlear implantation and auditory brainstem implantation for hearing rehabilitation, and to discuss factors influencing respective implant success. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Ten NF2 patients with both cochlear implantations and auditory brainstem implantations were retrospectively reviewed. Speech testing for auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) and cochlear implants (CIs) was performed separately...
March 24, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557843/a-xenograft-model-of-vestibular-schwannoma-and-hearing-loss
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Christine T Dinh, Olena Bracho, Christine Mei, Esperanza Bas, Cristina Fernandez-Valle, Fred Telischi, Xue-Zhong Liu
HYPOTHESIS: Microsurgical implantation of mouse merlin-deficient Schwann cells (MD-SC) into the cerebellopontine angle of immunodeficient rats will initiate tumor formation, hearing loss, and vestibular dysfunction. BACKGROUND: The progress in identifying effective drug therapies for treatment of Neurofibromatosis type II (NF2) is limited by the availability of animal models of VS that develop hearing loss and imbalance. METHODS: A microsurgical technique for implanting MD-SCs onto the cochleovestibular nerve of rats was developed...
March 19, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553844/estimation-of-the-status-of-spiral-ganglion-neurons-and-schwann-cells-in-the-auditory-neural-degeneration-mouse-using-the-auditory-brainstem-response
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Zhi-Jian Zhang, Hong-Xia Guan, Kun Yang, Bo-Kui Xiao, Hua Liao, Yang Jiang, Tao Zhou, Qing-Quan Hua
CONCLUSION: The auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave I threshold, latency and amplitude are insensitive to spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) degeneration, but are sensitive to the degeneration of Schwann cells and can estimate the status of Schwann cells in a neural degeneration mouse model. The thorough pre-operative ABR assessment would be helpful in predicting cochlear implant performance. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed in finding a non-invasive electrophysiological method to evaluate the status of the auditory nerve and the Schwann cells in sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and auditory neuropathy (AN) ears, and providing useful information for candidates screening and outcome prediction in cochlear implantation...
March 19, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551308/auditory-perceptual-learning-and-changes-in-the-conceptualization-of-auditory-cortex
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REVIEW
Dexter R F Irvine
Perceptual learning, improvement in discriminative ability as a consequence of training, is one of the forms of sensory system plasticity that has driven profound changes in our conceptualization of sensory cortical function. Psychophysical and neurophysiological studies of auditory perceptual learning have indicated that the characteristics of the learning, and by implication the nature of the underlying neural changes, are highly task specific. Some studies in animals have indicated that recruitment of neurons to the population responding to the training stimuli, and hence an increase in the so-called cortical "area of representation" of those stimuli, is the substrate of improved performance, but such changes have not been observed in other studies...
March 12, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537890/evaluating-auditory-pathway-by-electrical-auditory-middle-latency-response-and-postoperative-hearing-rehabilitation
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Bin Wang, Keli Cao, Chaogang Wei, Zhiqiang Gao, Huan Li
OBJECTIVE: To establish an effective detection method to evaluate auditory pathway in patients by electrical evoked middle latency response (EMLR) before artificial cochlear implantation, and to analyze the relationship between postoperative hearing rehabilitation and auditory cortex functions. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with artificial cochlear implant were recruited. EMLR was measured after adjusting the depth of anesthesia. The electrical auditory brainstem response (EABR) mode with monopolar stimulation and two-phase alternating current square waves was selected...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510158/endogenous-glp-1-in-lateral-septum-contributes-to-stress-induced-hypophagia
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Sarah J Terrill, Calyn B Maske, Diana L Williams
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) neurons of the caudal brainstem project to many brain areas, including the lateral septum (LS), which has a known role in stress responses. Previously, we showed that endogenous GLP-1 in the LS plays a physiologic role in the control of feeding under non-stressed conditions, however, central GLP-1 is also involved in behavioral and endocrine responses to stress. Here, we asked whether LS GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1R) contribute to stress-induced hypophagia. Male rats were implanted with bilateral cannulas targeting the dorsal subregion of the LS (dLS)...
March 3, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494474/hearing-restoration-in-cochlear-nerve-deficiency-the-choice-between-cochlear-implant-or-auditory-brainstem-implant-a-meta-analysis
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Annemarie Vesseur, Rolien Free, Chantal Snels, Friedo Dekker, Emmanuel Mylanus, Berit Verbist, Johan Frijns
OBJECTIVE: To answer the dilemma clinician's face when deciding between cochlear implant (CI) and auditory brainstem implant (ABI) treatment options in patients with cochlear nerve deficiency (CND). STUDY DESIGN: Case study supplemented with literature review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): Child with CHARGE syndrome and congenital deafness. INTERVENTION(S): ABI as there was no benefit after bilateral cochlear implantation...
April 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471611/update-on-bone-conduction-auditory-brainstem-responses-a-review
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REVIEW
Young Joon Seo, Chanbeom Kwak, Saea Kim, Yoon Ah Park, Kyoung Ho Park, Woojae Han
Auditory brainstem responses (ABR) have been used as a powerful and the most common objective tool to evaluate hearing sensitivity and to diagnose the types of hearing loss and neurological disorders, through the auditory peripheral pathway to a central level of the brainstem, since 1971. Although bone-conduction (BC) ABR could be an alternative to air-conduction (AC) ABR, as the former overcomes some limitations of the latter, the majority of clinicians rarely utilize it due to a lack of knowledge and no routine test administration...
April 2018: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445111/fluvastatin-protects-cochleae-from-damage-by-high-level-noise
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Claus-Peter Richter, Hunter Young, Sonja V Richter, Virginia Smith-Bronstein, Stuart R Stock, Xianghui Xiao, Carmen Soriano, Donna S Whitlon
Exposure to noise and ototoxic drugs are responsible for much of the debilitating hearing loss experienced by about 350 million people worldwide. Beyond hearing aids and cochlear implants, there have been no other FDA approved drug interventions established in the clinic that would either protect or reverse the effects of hearing loss. Using Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR) in a guinea pig model, we demonstrate that fluvastatin, an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway, protects against loss of cochlear function initiated by high intensity noise...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361882/awake-craniotomy-for-assisting-placement-of-auditory-brainstem-implant-in-nf2-patients
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Qiangyi Zhou, Zhijun Yang, Zhenmin Wang, Bo Wang, Xingchao Wang, Chi Zhao, Shun Zhang, Tao Wu, Peng Li, Shiwei Li, Fu Zhao, Pinan Liu
OBJECTIVES: Auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) may be the only opportunity for patients with NF2 to regain some sense of hearing sensation. However, only a very small number of individuals achieved open-set speech understanding and high sentence scores. Suboptimal placement of the ABI electrode array over the cochlear nucleus may be one of main factors for poor auditory performance. In the current study, we present a method of awake craniotomy to assist with ABI placement. METHODS: Awake surgery and hearing test via the retrosigmoid approach were performed for vestibular schwannoma resections and auditory brainstem implantations in four patients with NF2...
January 23, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320320/mr-imaging-and-cochlear-implants-with-retained-internal-magnets-reducing-artifacts-near-highly-inhomogeneous-magnetic-fields
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Heidi A Edmonson, Matthew L Carlson, Alice C Patton, Robert E Watson
The number of patients receiving cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants for severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss has rapidly increased. These implants consist of an internal component implanted between the skull and the temporal scalp and an external removable speech processor unit. A small magnet within the internal component is commonly used to hold the external speech processor unit in place. Several cochlear implant models have recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Economic Area regulatory approval to allow magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations to be performed under certain specified conditions...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305691/the-capos-mutation-in-atp1a3-alters-na-k-atpase-function-and-results-in-auditory-neuropathy-which-has-implications-for-management
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Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Nicola Strenzke, Sture Lindholm, Nanna D Rendtorff, Hanne Poulsen, Himanshu Khandelia, Wojciech Kopec, Troels J Brünnich Lyngbye, Christian Hamel, Cecile Delettre, Beatrice Bocquet, Michael Bille, Hanne H Owen, Toke Bek, Hanne Jensen, Karen Østergaard, Claes Möller, Linda Luxon, Lucinda Carr, Louise Wilson, Kaukab Rajput, Tony Sirimanna, Katherine Harrop-Griffiths, Shamima Rahman, Barbara Vona, Julia Doll, Thomas Haaf, Oliver Bartsch, Hendrik Rosewich, Tobias Moser, Maria Bitner-Glindzicz
Cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy and sensorineural hearing impairment (CAPOS) is a rare clinically distinct syndrome caused by a single dominant missense mutation, c.2452G>A, p.Glu818Lys, in ATP1A3, encoding the neuron-specific alpha subunit of the Na+/K+-ATPase α3. Allelic mutations cause the neurological diseases rapid dystonia Parkinsonism and alternating hemiplegia of childhood, disorders which do not encompass hearing or visual impairment. We present detailed clinical phenotypic information in 18 genetically confirmed patients from 11 families (10 previously unreported) from Denmark, Sweden, UK and Germany indicating a specific type of hearing impairment-auditory neuropathy (AN)...
February 2018: Human Genetics
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