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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218014/bilateral-otoneurological-pathology-to-operate-or-not
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Shivun Khosla, Matthew Elliot, Neil Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate our experience when managing a complex patient with potentially life-threatening bilateral otological disease facing multisensory compromise including complete loss of audiovestibular function and visual disturbance Clinical presentation: A 67 year old lady, presented with a large left vestibular schwannoma and extensive right cholesteatoma encircling the otic capsule. She underwent translabyrinthine resection of the vestibular schwannoma, resulting in profound sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular hypofunction and corneal scarring following an initial temporary facial palsy...
February 20, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203388/on-the-development-of-the-chondrocranium-and-the-histological-anatomy-of-the-head-in-perinatal-stages-of-marsupial-mammals
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Marcelo R Sánchez-Villagra, Analía M Forasiepi
An overview of the literature on the chondrocranium of marsupial mammals reveals a relative conservatism in shape and structures. We document the histological cranial anatomy of individuals representing Monodelphis domestica, Dromiciops gliroides, Perameles sp. and Macropus eugenii. The marsupial chondrocranium is generally characterized by the great breadth of the lamina basalis, absence of pila metoptica and large otic capsules. Its most anterior portion (cupula nasi anterior) is robust, and anterior to it there are well-developed tactile sensory structures, functionally important in the neonate...
2017: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198743/a-retrospective-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-2012-2015-lessons-learned-from-1-5-million-treatments
#3
Hanna Jokinen-Gordon, Richard C Barry, Beckie Watson, D Scott Covington
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution and occurrence of adverse events recorded during hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy from 2012 to 2015. In this analysis, events are defined as otic/sinus barotrauma, confinement anxiety, hypoglycemia, oxygen toxicity, pneumothorax, seizure, and shortness of breath. DATA AND ANALYSIS: The data for the analysis were drawn from a proprietary electronic health data system that contained information on 1,529,859 hyperbaric treatments administered during 53,371 treatment courses from 2012 to 2015 in outpatient wound care centers across the United States managed by Healogics, Inc, Jacksonville, Florida...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194509/fetal-facial-nerve-course-in-the-ear-region-revisited
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Zhe Wu Jin, Kwang Ho Cho, Hiroshi Abe, Yukio Katori, Gen Murakami, Jose Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to re-examine the structures that determine course of the facial nerve (FN) in the fetal ear region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used sagittal or horizontal sections of 28 human fetuses at 7-8, 12-16, and 25-37 weeks. RESULTS: The FN and the chorda tympani nerve ran almost parallel until 7 weeks. The greater petrosal nerve (GPN) ran vertical to the distal FN course due to the trigeminal nerve ganglion being medial to the geniculate ganglion at 7 weeks...
February 14, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193023/electrodialytic-capillary-suppressor-for-open-tubular-ion-chromatography
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Weixiong Huang, Purnendu K Dasgupta
We describe an electrodialytic capillary suppressor for suppressed conductometric open tubular ion chromatography (SC-OTIC). For practical eluent concentrations, suppressor active lengths less than ∼1 mm are adequate. In its preferred embodiment, the suppressor consists of a solid polymer ion exchanger block. Two 0.45-mm-diameter parallel cylindrical passages are provided: these provide for passage of regenerant water and placement of platinum wire electrodes. The suppression channel is made by making a crack in the soft polymer block, using a needle 0...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188805/sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-axis-mediates-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-induced-proliferation-and-survival-of-murine-auditory-neuroblasts
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Marina Bruno, Ilaria Maria Rizzo, Ricardo Romero-Guevara, Caterina Bernacchioni, Francesca Cencetti, Chiara Donati, Paola Bruni
Hearing loss affects millions of people in the world. In mammals the auditory system comprises diverse cell types which are terminally differentiated and with no regenerative potential. There is a tremendous research interest aimed at identifying cell therapy based solutions or pharmacological approaches that could be applied therapeutically alongside auditory devices to prevent hair cell and neuron loss. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a pleiotropic bioactive sphingolipid that plays key role in the regulation of many physiological and pathological functions...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186679/directed-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-toward-placode-derived-spiral-ganglion-like-sensory-neurons
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Akihiro J Matsuoka, Zachery D Morrissey, Chaoying Zhang, Kazuaki Homma, Abdelhak Belmadani, Charles A Miller, Duncan M Chadly, Shun Kobayashi, Alexandra N Edelbrock, Miho Tanaka-Matakatsu, Donna S Whitlon, Ljuba Lyass, Tammy L McGuire, Samuel I Stupp, John A Kessler
The ability to generate spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) from stem cells is a necessary prerequisite for development of cell-replacement therapies for sensorineural hearing loss. We present a protocol that directs human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) toward a purified population of otic neuronal progenitors (ONPs) and SGN-like cells. Between 82% and 95% of these cells express SGN molecular markers, they preferentially extend neurites to the cochlear nucleus rather than nonauditory nuclei, and they generate action potentials...
December 10, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181574/indispensable-role-of-mdm2-p53-interaction-during-the-embryonic-and-postnatal-inner-ear-development
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M Laos, M Sulg, A Herranen, T Anttonen, U Pirvola
p53 is a key component of a signaling network that protects cells against various stresses. As excess p53 is detrimental to cells, its levels are tightly controlled by several mechanisms. The E3 ubiquitin ligase Mdm2 is a major negative regulator of p53. The significance of balanced p53 levels in normal tissues, at different stages of lifetime, is poorly understood. We have studied in vivo how the disruption of Mdm2/p53 interaction affects the early-embryonic otic progenitor cells and their descendants, the auditory supporting cells and hair cells...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176372/development-of-the-skull-and-pectoral-girdle-in-siberian-sturgeon-acipenser-baerii-and-russian-sturgeon-acipenser-gueldenstaedtii-acipenseriformes-acipenseridae
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Peter Warth, Eric J Hilton, Benjamin Naumann, Lennart Olsson, Peter Konstantinidis
The head is considered the major novelty of the vertebrates and directly linked to their evolutionary success. Its form and development as well as its function, for example in feeding, is of major interest for evolutionary biologists. In this study, we describe the skeletal development of the cranium and pectoral girdle in Siberian (Acipenser baerii) and Russian sturgeon (A. gueldenstaedtii), two species that are commonly farmed in aquaculture and increasingly important in developmental studies. This study comprises the development of the neuro-, viscero- and dermatocranium and the dermal and chondral components of the pectoral girdle, from first condensation of chondrocytes in prehatchlings to the early juvenile stage and reveals a clear pattern in formation...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160304/the-age-breed-and-sex-pattern-of-diagnosis-for-veterinary-care-in-insured-cats-in-japan
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R Isomura, M Yamazaki, M Inoue, N C L Kwan, M Matsuda, K Sugiura
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the annual prevalence of different diagnostic categories by age, breed and sex in insured cats in Japan for which veterinary care claims had been made, and to identify if there is a pattern in these host factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 48,187 cats insured for veterinary care in Japan in the period from April 2012 to March 2013 comprising 26,003 males and 22,184 females were analysed to calculate the annual prevalence of 18 diagnostic categories of disease by age, breed and sex...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160066/pax2-pax8-defined-subdomains-and-the-occurrence-of-apoptosis-in-the-posterior-placodal-area-of-mice
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Stefan Washausen, Wolfgang Knabe
The present work aims to improve our understanding of the causes and functions of apoptosis during the morphogenesis of epibranchial placodes in mice. Schematic maps helped to compare the spatiotemporal sequence of apoptotic events with the protein expression patterns of general (Six1) and specific placodal markers (Pax2, Pax8). Our findings challenge the view that, in mammals, all three epibranchial placodes spring from the original posterior placodal area (PPA) of presomite or early somite embryos. Instead, close-meshed analysis of the Pax2/Pax8 expression patterns demonstrates the stepwise emergence of two subdomains which both belong to the gradually expanding PPA, and which largely give rise to the otic placode and epibranchial placode 1 (anterior subdomain), or to the caudal epibranchial placodes (posterior subdomain)...
February 3, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133565/detailed-anatomy-of-the-braincase-of-macelognathus-vagans-marsh-1884-archosauria-crocodylomorpha-using-high-resolution-tomography-and-new-insights-on-basal-crocodylomorph-phylogeny
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Juan Martin Leardi, Diego Pol, James Matthew Clark
BACKGROUND: Macelognathus vagans Marsh, 1884 from the Late Jurassic Morrison Fm. of Wyoming was originally described as a dinosaur by Marsh and in 1971 Ostrom suggested crocodilian affinities. In 2005, Göhlich and collaborators identified new material of this species from Colorado as a basal crocodylomorph. However, a partial skull found in association with mandibular and postcranial remains was not described. METHODS: Due to the small size and delicate structures within the braincase, micro CT studies were performed on this specimen...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124635/clinical-features-and-radiological-evaluation-of-otic-capsule-sparing-temporal-bone-fractures
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S W Song, B C Jun, H Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological aspects of otic capsule sparing temporal bone fractures. METHODS: Using medical records, 188 temporal bones of 173 patients with otic capsule sparing temporal bone fractures were evaluated. Otoscopic findings and symptoms, facial paralysis, and hearing loss were assessed. RESULTS: Using regional analysis, 7 fractures were classified as type I, 85 as type II, 169 as type III and 114 as type IV...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112219/c-myb-knockdown-increases-the-neomycin-induced-damage-to-hair-cell-like-hei-oc1-cells-in-vitro
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Xiaoyu Yu, Wenwen Liu, Zhaomin Fan, Fuping Qian, Daogong Zhang, Yuechen Han, Lei Xu, Gaoying Sun, Jieyu Qi, Shasha Zhang, Mingliang Tang, Jianfeng Li, Renjie Chai, Haibo Wang
c-Myb is a transcription factor that plays a key role in cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. It has been reported that c-Myb is expressed within the chicken otic placode, but whether c-Myb exists in the mammalian cochlea, and how it exerts its effects, has not been explored yet. Here, we investigated the expression of c-Myb in the postnatal mouse cochlea and HEI-OC1 cells and found that c-Myb was expressed in the hair cells (HCs) of mouse cochlea as well as in cultured HEI-OC1 cells. Next, we demonstrated that c-Myb expression was decreased in response to neomycin treatment in both cochlear HCs and HEI-OC1 cells, suggesting an otoprotective role for c-Myb...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105691/the-alcohol-sensitive-period-during-early-octavolateral-organ-development-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#15
Lilliann Y Zamora, Kayla C Miguel, Zhongmin Lu
Fetal alcohol exposure can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), completely preventable developmental disabilities characterized by permanent birth defects. However, specific gestational timing when developing organs are most sensitive to alcohol exposure is unclear. In this study, we examined the temporal effects of embryonic alcohol exposure on octavolateral organs in zebrafish (Danio rerio), including inner ears and lateral line neuromasts that function in hearing, balance, and hydrodynamic detection, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093303/chlorogenic-acid-rescues-sensorineural-auditory-function-in-a-diabetic-animal-model
#16
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...
January 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060022/otosclerosis-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
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...
February 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
#18
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
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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
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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
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