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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060022/otosclerosis-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#1
Lora Batson, Denise Rizzolo
Otosclerosis is a complex and progressive disease of pathological bone remodeling that affects the otic capsule of the temporal bone, resulting in hearing loss. Although traditional diagnostic methods are still used, improvements in technology and research have paved the way for additional diagnostic techniques and advancements. The traditional treatment of otosclerosis, stapes surgery, is now being augmented or replaced by innovations in hearing aid technology and cochlear implants. Earlier diagnosis of otosclerosis can occur through understanding of the cause, risk factors, and current diagnostic testing...
January 5, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052054/a-symmoriiform-chondrichthyan-braincase-and-the-origin-of-chimaeroid-fishes
#2
Michael I Coates, Robert W Gess, John A Finarelli, Katharine E Criswell, Kristen Tietjen
Chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali) are one of the four principal divisions of modern gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates). Despite only 47 described living species, chimaeroids are the focus of resurgent interest as potential archives of genomic data and for the unique perspective they provide on chondrichthyan and gnathostome ancestral conditions. Chimaeroids are also noteworthy for their highly derived body plan. However, like other living groups with distinctive anatomies, fossils have been of limited use in unravelling their evolutionary origin, as the earliest recognized examples already exhibit many of the specializations present in modern forms...
January 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051766/distribution-of-neurosensory-progenitor-pools-during-inner-ear-morphogenesis-unveiled-by-cell-lineage-reconstruction
#3
Sylvia Dyballa, Thierry Savy, Philipp Germann, Karol Mikula, Mariana Remesikova, Róbert Špir, Andrea Zecca, Nadine Peyriéras, Cristina Pujades
Reconstructing the lineage of cells is central to understanding how the wide diversity of cell types develops. Here, we provide the neurosensory lineage reconstruction of a complex sensory organ, the inner ear, by imaging zebrafish embryos in vivo over an extended timespan, combining cell tracing and cell fate marker expression over time. We deliver the first dynamic map of early neuronal and sensory progenitor pools in the whole otic vesicle. It highlights the remodeling of the neuronal progenitor domain upon neuroblast delamination, and reveals that the order and place of neuroblasts' delamination from the otic epithelium prefigure their position within the SAG...
January 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017492/superior-canal-dehiscence-with-tegmen-defect-revealed-by-otoscopy-video-clip-demonstration-of-pulsatile-tympanic-membrane
#4
Andrea Castellucci, Cristina Brandolini, Gianluca Piras, Ignacio Javier Fernandez, Davide Giordano, Carmine Pernice, Giovanni Carlo Modugno, Antonio Pirodda, Gian Gaetano Ferri
Superior canal dehiscence is a pathologic condition of the otic capsule acting as aberrant window of the inner ear. It results in reduction of inner ear impedance and in abnormal exposure of the labyrinthine neuroepithelium to the action of the surrounding structures. The sum of these phenomena leads to the onset of typical cochleo-vestibular symptoms and signs. Among them, pulsatile tinnitus has been attributed to a direct transmission of intracranial vascular activities to labyrinthine fluids. We present the first video-otoscopic documentation of spontaneous pulse-synchronous movements of the tympanic membrane in two patients with superior canal dehiscence...
December 22, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012818/tissue-specific-regulation-of-the-chick-sox10e1-enhancer-by-different-sox-family-members
#5
Christina Murko, Marianne E Bronner
The transcription factor Sox10 is a key regulator of vertebrate neural crest development and serves crucial functions in the differentiation of multiple neural crest lineages. In the chick neural crest, two cis-regulatory elements have been identified that mediate Sox10 expression: Sox10E2, which initiates expression in cranial neural crest; Sox10E1 driving expression in vagal and trunk neural crest. Both also mediate Sox10 expression in the otic placode. Here, we have dissected and analyzed the Sox10E1 enhancer element to identify upstream regulatory inputs...
December 22, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006041/efficacy-and-safety-of-ciprofloxacin-plus-fluocinolone-in-otitis-media-with-tympanostomy-tubes-in-pediatric-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Zorik Spektor, Felix Pumarola, Khaleed Ismail, Brent Lanier, Iftikhar Hussain, John Ansley, Henry F Butehorn, Kenneth Esterhuizen, John Byers, Franklin Douglis, Bryan Lansford, F Javier Hernández
Importance: Acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in children commonly presents with otorrhea and negatively affects their daily activities. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, plus fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution relative to ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, otic solution alone and fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution alone in the treatment of AOMT in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: Two twin multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trials with identical designs were conducted from June 24, 2011, through June 23, 2014, at ear, nose, and throat pediatric practices, general practices, hospitals, and clinical research centers...
December 22, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005491/effect-of-an-otic-milbemycin-oxime-formulation-on-tegastes-acroporanus-infesting-corals
#7
Barrett L Christie, Janis A Raines
The copepod Tegastes acroporanus is a notorious pest of captive corals in the genus Acropora. In recent years, infestations of T. acroporanus have become widespread among public aquaria and coral propagation facilities and have been largely controlled with the extra-label use of milbemycin oxime formulations (Carl 2008). Many of these drug formulations (which were intended for dogs) have been discontinued by their manufacturers in favor of multidrug products, many of which are unsuitable for corals, forcing experimentation with alternatives...
December 2016: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989562/changing-shape-and-shaping-change-inducing-the-inner-ear
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Raj K Ladher
The inner ear arises from non-neural ectoderm as a result of instructions sent by surrounding tissues. These interactions progressively restrict the potential of the ectoderm, resulting in the formation of the otic placode, a disk of thickened ectoderm that will give rise to all of the inner ear derivatives and its neurons. While otic placode is a surface structure, the inner ear is internalised, embedded within the cranial mesenchyme. Here, the cellular and molecular interactions that restrict the lineage of non-neural ectoderm in its transition to otic placode are reviewed, and how these interactions impinge on the coordination of otic placodal cell shape that drive the dramatic morphogenesis of the placode, as it becomes the otocyst...
October 28, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940157/pa2g4-is-a-novel-six1-co-factor-that-is-required-for-neural-crest-and-otic-development
#9
Karen M Neilson, Genevieve Abbruzzesse, Kristy Kenyon, Vanessa Bartolo, Patrick Krohn, Dominique Alfandari, Sally A Moody
Mutations in SIX1 and in its co-factor, EYA1, underlie Branchiootorenal Spectrum disorder (BOS), which is characterized by variable branchial arch, otic and kidney malformations. However, mutations in these two genes are identified in only half of patients. We screened for other potential co-factors, and herein characterize one of them, Pa2G4 (aka Ebp1/Plfap). In human embryonic kidney cells, Pa2G4 binds to Six1 and interferes with the Six1-Eya1 complex. In Xenopus embryos, knock-down of Pa2G4 leads to down-regulation of neural border zone, neural crest and cranial placode genes, and concomitant expansion of neural plate genes...
January 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921292/cranial-joint-histology-in-the-mallard-duck-anas-platyrhynchos-new-insights-on-avian-cranial-kinesis
#10
Alida M Bailleul, Lawrence M Witmer, Casey M Holliday
The evolution of avian cranial kinesis is a phenomenon in part responsible for the remarkable diversity of avian feeding adaptations observable today. Although osteological, developmental and behavioral features of the feeding system are frequently studied, comparatively little is known about cranial joint skeletal tissue composition and morphology from a microscopic perspective. These data are key to understanding the developmental, biomechanical and evolutionary underpinnings of kinesis. Therefore, here we investigated joint microstructure in juvenile and adult mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos; Anseriformes)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910733/a-comparative-morphologic-and-morphometric-study-about-geniculate-ganglion-development-in-man-and-in-rat
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Ana Sánchez-Del-Rey, José Maria Sánchez-Fernández, Arantza Ibargutxi, Agustin Martinez-Ibargüen, Francisco Santaolalla
CONCLUSIONS: Human-rat geniculate ganglion (GG) have multiple origins: (1) An initial proximity (20 μm) to the endocranial foramen of the IAM, suggests neural crest induction; and (2) The influence of epibranchial placodes: the tensor tympani muscle (TTM) and the otic apical coil. OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to determine the comparative development of human-rat GG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A light microscopic study of the GG in human material obtained from spontaneous abortions at 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, and 30 weeks, and one neonate was done...
December 2, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896803/the-effect-of-craniokinesis-on-the-middle-ear-of-domestic-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus
#12
Raf Claes, Pieter G G Muyshondt, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Jelle Dhaene, Joris J J Dirckx, Peter Aerts
The avian middle ear differs from that of mammalians and contains a tympanic membrane, one ossicle (bony columella and cartilaginous extra-columella), some ligaments and one muscle. The rim of the eardrum (closing the middle ear cavity) is connected to the neurocranium and, by means of a broad ligament, to the otic process of the quadrate. Due to the limited number of components in the avian middle ear, the possibilities of attenuating the conduction of sound seem to be limited to activity of the stapedius muscle...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889918/inner-ear-labyrinth-anatomy-of-monotremes-and-implications-for-mammalian-inner-ear-evolution
#13
Julia A Schultz, Ulrich Zeller, Zhe-Xi Luo
The monophyletic clade Monotremata branches early from the rest of the mammalian crown group in the Jurassic and members of this clade retain many ancestral mammalian traits. Thus, accurate and detailed anatomical descriptions of this group can offer unique insight into the early evolutionary history of Mammalia. In this study, we examine the inner ear anatomy of two extant monotremes, Ornithorhynchus anatinus and Tachyglossus aculeatus, with the primary goals of elucidating the ancestral mammalian ear morphology and resolving inconsistencies found within previous descriptive literature...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876040/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-essential-palatal-tremors-presenting-with-nasal-clicks-instead-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-a-case-report
#14
Yufeng Ye, Shiyu Liao, Baozhen Luo, Liyan Ni
BACKGROUND: In this study, we report a rare case of an adult patient with essential palatal tremors (EPT) presenting as nasal clicks, instead of otic clicks or objective pulsatile tinnitus in common EPT. CASE PRESENTATION: Nasal endoscopic examination and EMG recordings of the soft palate muscles were performed to confirm the source of the clicks. Initial treatment with lidocaine provided symptomatic relief for four hours. The patient was then treated with four simultaneous injections of 12...
November 22, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861854/lectins-selectively-label-cartilage-condensations-and-the-otic-neuroepithelium-within-the-embryonic-chicken-head
#15
Poulomi Ray, Ami J Hughes, Misha Sharif, Susan C Chapman
Cartilage morphogenesis during endochondral ossification follows a progression of conserved developmental events. Cells are specified towards a prechondrogenic fate and subsequently undergo condensation followed by overt differentiation. Currently available molecular markers of prechondrogenic and condensing mesenchyme rely on common regulators of the chondrogenic program that are not specific to the tissue type or location. Therefore tissue-specific condensations cannot be distinguished based on known molecular markers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845944/the-vestibular-system-and-cognition
#16
Paul F Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last year has seen a great deal of new information published relating vestibular dysfunction to cognitive impairment in humans, especially in the elderly. The objective of this review is to summarize and critically evaluate this new evidence in the context of the previous literature. RECENT FINDINGS: This review will address the recent epidemiological/survey studies that link vestibular dysfunction with cognitive impairment in the elderly; recent clinical investigations into cognitive impairment in the context of vestibular dysfunction, both in the elderly and in the cases of otic capsule dehiscence and partial bilateral vestibulopathy; recent evidence that vestibular impairment is associated with hippocampal atrophy; and finally recent evidence relating to the hypothesis that vestibular dysfunction could be a risk factor for dementia...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810214/comparison-of-ultrasound-imaging-and-video-otoscopy-with-cross-sectional-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-canine-otitis-media
#17
J Classen, A Bruehschwein, A Meyer-Lindenberg, R S Mueller
Ultrasound imaging (US) of the tympanic bulla (TB) for diagnosis of canine otitis media (OM) is less expensive and less invasive than cross-sectional imaging techniques including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Video otoscopy (VO) is used to clean inflamed ears. The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of US and VO in OM using cross-sectional imaging as the reference standard. Client owned dogs with clinical signs of OE and/or OM were recruited for the study...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792830/chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-following-radiation-therapy
#18
Anya Miller, Francis Hall, Syed Ahsan
The incidence of chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal or sinonasal tumors is relatively high. It is often a difficult-to-treat problem in these patients. In this retrospective study, we sought to describe the clinical course of COME in 51 patients-33 men and 18 women, aged 39 to 90 years (mean: 58.9 ± 15)-who had been referred to the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit between 2001 and 2011 for management of a tumor that had involved either the nasopharyngeal area or the sinonasal area...
October 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791112/spemann-organizer-gene-goosecoid-promotes-delamination-of-neuroblasts-from-the-otic-vesicle
#19
Husniye Kantarci, Andrea Gerberding, Bruce B Riley
Neurons of the Statoacoustic Ganglion (SAG), which innervate the inner ear, originate as neuroblasts in the floor of the otic vesicle and subsequently delaminate and migrate toward the hindbrain before completing differentiation. In all vertebrates, locally expressed Fgf initiates SAG development by inducing expression of Neurogenin1 (Ngn1) in the floor of the otic vesicle. However, not all Ngn1-positive cells undergo delamination, nor has the mechanism controlling SAG delamination been elucidated. Here we report that Goosecoid (Gsc), best known for regulating cellular dynamics in the Spemann organizer, regulates delamination of neuroblasts in the otic vesicle...
November 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790403/persistent-primitive-trigeminal-artery-that-mimics-persistent-primitive-otic-artery-on-cerebral-angiography
#20
Kwangho Lee, Hyun Park, Insung Park, Jongwoo Han
Persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) is the most common carotid-basilar anastomosis; on the other hand, persistent primitive otic artery (PPOA) is extremely rare. PPTA is often misdiagnosed as PPOA on cerebral angiography. We present a case of PPTA that mimicked PPOA on cerebral angiography. We further describe the utility of brain computed tomography angiography for differential diagnosis of PPTA from PPOA, together with a review of previous literature.
June 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
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