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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320186/neurological-complications-after-tuberculous-meningitis-in-a-multi-state-cohort-in-the-united-states
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Alexander E Merkler, Alexandra S Reynolds, Gino Gialdini, Nicholas A Morris, Santosh B Murthy, Kiran Thakur, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the rate of neurological complications and mortality after tuberculous meningitis in the United States. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients 18years or older hospitalized for tuberculous meningitis in California between 2005 and 2010, New York between 2006 and 2012, and Florida between 2005 and 2012. Outcomes of interest were mortality and the following neurological complications: stroke, seizure, hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, vision impairment, and hearing impairment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319479/brainstem-evoked-potential-indices-of-subcortical-auditory-processing-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kathy R Vander Werff, Brian Rieger
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to assess subcortical auditory processing in individuals with chronic symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) by measuring auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) to standard click and complex speech stimuli. Consistent with reports in the literature of auditory problems after mTBI (despite normal-hearing thresholds), it was hypothesized that individuals with mTBI would have evidence of impaired neural encoding in the auditory brainstem compared to noninjured controls, as evidenced by delayed latencies and reduced amplitudes of ABR components...
March 17, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319315/maxillofacial-features-and-systemic-malformations-in-expanded-spectrum-hemifacial-microsomia
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Noah Cohen, Erica Cohen, Alberto Gaiero, Silvia Zecca, Graziella Fichera, Federica Baldi, Joseph Felix Giordanetto, Jacques Marie Mercier, Amnon Cohen
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a rare, multisystemic congenital disease with estimated frequency of 1/26370 births in Europe. Most cases are sporadic and caused by unilateral abnormal morphogenesis of the first and second pharyngeal arches. The aim of this study is to define the types and frequency of maxillofacial and systemic malformations in HFM patients. This is a case series study of patients with HFM evaluated at a single institution. Data were acquired through history, physical examination, photographs, diagnostic radiology, and laboratory and analyzed by the FileMakerPro database on 95 patients (54F; 41M) of which 89 met the inclusion criteria...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318969/auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-quality-of-cochlear-implanted-and-normal-hearing-individuals-a-reliability-study
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Ana Cristina Coelho, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Ana Carolina Nascimento Fernandes, Daniela Malta de Souza Medved, Eduardo Magalhães da Silva, Fayez Bahmad Júnior
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to present an experience in rating voices of adults with normal hearing and adults with cochlear implants and critically examine the outcomes, discussing pros and cons of the methodology used. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional, prospective study. METHODS: One hundred and fifty voice samples, consisting of 50 sustained vowels, 50 samples of connected speech, and 50 samples of conversational speech, belonging to 25 adults with hearing impairment with cochlear implants and 25 adults with normal hearing, were perceptually analyzed for inter-rater agreement and intra-rater reliability...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318405/the-association-between-age-related-hearing-impairment-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-women-5-year-follow-up-observational-study
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Tae Su Kim, Eun Hui Kim, Jong Woo Chung
BACKGROUND: Although several observational studies showed a relationship between various conditions of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hearing threshold, there are no studies about longitudinal audiometric results related MetS. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between MetS and age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) through a large, average 5-year longitudinal follow-up, clinical comparative analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 1381 women older than 50 years who were enrolled in 2007 and reevaluated in 2012...
March 20, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303854/clinical-auditory-phenotypes-associated-with-gata3-gene-mutations-in-familial-hypoparathyroidism-deafness-renal-dysplasia-syndrome
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Li Wang, Qiong-Fen Lin, Hong-Yang Wang, Jing Guan, Lan Lan, Lin-Yi Xie, Lan Yu, Ju Yang, Cui Zhao, Jin-Long Liang, Han-Lin Zhou, Huan-Ming Yang, Wen-Ping Xiong, Qiu-Jing Zhang, Da-Yong Wang, Qiu-Ju Wang
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism-deafness-renal dysplasia (HDR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder primarily caused by haploinsufficiency of GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) gene mutations, and hearing loss is the most frequent phenotypic feature. This study aimed at identifying the causative gene mutation for a three-generation Chinese family with HDR syndrome and analyzing auditory phenotypes in all familial HDR syndrome cases. METHODS: Three affected family members underwent otologic examinations, biochemistry tests, and other clinical evaluations...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303412/auditory-enhancement-in-cochlear-implant-users-under-simultaneous-and-forward-masking
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Heather A Kreft, Andrew J Oxenham
Auditory enhancement is the phenomenon whereby the salience or detectability of a target sound within a masker is enhanced by the prior presentation of the masker alone. Enhancement has been demonstrated using both simultaneous and forward masking in normal-hearing listeners and may play an important role in auditory and speech perception within complex and time-varying acoustic environments. The few studies of enhancement in hearing-impaired listeners have reported reduced or absent enhancement effects under forward masking, suggesting a potentially peripheral locus of the effect...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301068/characteristics-of-communication-with-older-people-in-home-care-a-qualitative-analysis-of-audio-recordings-of-home-care-visits
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Dorte Vesterager Kristensen, Annelie J Sundler, Hilde Eide, Linda Hafskjold, Iren Ruud, Inger K Holmström
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of communication practice in home care visits between older people (over 65 years old) and nurse assistants (NAs) and to discuss the findings from a person-centered perspective. BACKGROUND: The older population is increasing worldwide, along with the need for health care services in the person's home. To achieve high-quality care, person-centered communication is crucial. DESIGN: A descriptive design with a qualitative inductive approach was used...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300044/impact-of-operator-hearing-threshold-on-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
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Abubakar Danjuma Salisu, Aminu Bakari, Hamisu Abdullahi
INTRODUCTION: Une déficience auditive non détectée chez le personnel de santé pourrait affecter leur capacité à obtenir une pression artérielle (PA) précise avec des conséquences négatives sur les soins aux patients. Le but de cet article était de déterminer l'impact de l'audition de l'opérateur sur la mesure manuelle de la pression artérielle. Méthodologie: Une étude transversale portant sur 25 patients et 60 personnel de santé composé de 25 médecins (groupe 1), 25 infirmières (groupe 2) et 10 10 personnes qualifiées sélectionnées ayant une audition normale formé (groupe 3)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296815/anterior-trunk-mobility-does-not-predict-disability-in-elderly-women-with-acute-low-back-pain-brazilian-back-complaints-in-the-elders-bace-brazil-study-results
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Diogo Carvalho Felicio, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Juliano Bergamaschine Mata Diz, Barbara Zille de Queiroz, Juscelio Pereira da Silva, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Leani Souza Maximo Pereira
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, ancillary study of an international multicenter epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of the anterior trunk mobility with self-report and physical performance measures in elderly women with acute low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is one of the most prevalent pain complaints in the elderly population. It is postulated that the increased range of motion (ROM) of limited joints of the trunk may improve LBP and functionality of patients...
March 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295623/auditory-impairment-in-infants-with-neonatal-chronic-lung-disease-is-alleviated-after-term
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Ze D Jiang
AIM: Very premature infants with neonatal chronic lung disease (CLD) have been reported to have major auditory impairment at term and we examined the outcomes in 30 infants after term age. METHODS: Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) was recorded at a postconceptional age of 46-61 weeks in 13 CLD cases and 14 controls from China and 17 CLD cases and 22 controls from the UK. RESULTS: The BAER threshold in the CLD infants was slightly higher...
March 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293831/isolated-hearing-impairment-caused-by-spata5-mutations-in-a-family-with-variable-phenotypic-expression
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Krzysztof Szczałuba, Krystyna Szymańska, Joanna Kosińska, Agnieszka Pollak, Victor Murcia, Anna Kędra, Piotr Stawiński, Małgorzata Rydzanicz, Urszula Demkow, Rafał Płoski
Biallelic mutations in the SPATA5 gene, encoding ATPase family protein, are an important cause of newly recognized epileptic encephalopathy classified as epilepsy, hearing loss, and mental retardation syndrome (EHLMRS, OMIM: 616577). Herein we describe a family in which two SPATA5 mutations with established pathogenicity (p.Thr330del and c.1714+1G>A) were found in the proband and her younger sister. The proband had a similar clinical picture to the previous descriptions of EHLMRS. In the sister, the only manifestation was an isolated sensorineural hearing loss...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291720/congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pregnancy-and-the-neonate-consensus-recommendations-for-prevention-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
William D Rawlinson, Suresh B Boppana, Karen B Fowler, David W Kimberlin, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Sophie Alain, Kate Daly, Sara Doutré, Laura Gibson, Michelle L Giles, Janelle Greenlee, Stuart T Hamilton, Gail J Harrison, Lisa Hui, Cheryl A Jones, Pamela Palasanthiran, Mark R Schleiss, Antonia W Shand, Wendy J van Zuylen
Congenital cytomegalovirus is the most frequent, yet under-recognised, infectious cause of newborn malformation in developed countries. Despite its clinical and public health importance, questions remain regarding the best diagnostic methods for identifying maternal and neonatal infection, and regarding optimal prevention and therapeutic strategies for infected mothers and neonates. The absence of guidelines impairs global efforts to decrease the effect of congenital cytomegalovirus. Data in the literature suggest that congenital cytomegalovirus infection remains a research priority, but data are yet to be translated into clinical practice...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290709/selection-of-test-setup-parameters-to-target-specific-signal-to-noise-regions-in-speech-on-speech-intelligibility-testing
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Filip M Rønne, Søren Laugesen, Niels Søgaard Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the magnitude of the change in speech-reception threshold (SRT) provided by altering four different test-setup parameters. Furthermore, to determine whether these changes in SRT are of a sufficient magnitude, such that they can be used to design a test-setup in future experiments that target a predefined signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) region. This could be particularly important if the test contrast investigated is confounded with test SNR. DESIGN: The investigated test-setup parameters were: Spatial separation between target (0°) and maskers (±15°, ±30°, ±45°, or ±75°), number of maskers (two, four or six), scoring method (scoring percent-correct words or sentences) and masker gender (same or opposite to target)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290230/cilia-and-ear
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Gioia Piatti, Maria Margherita De Santi, Sara Torretta, Lorenzo Pignataro, Daniela Soi, Umberto Ambrosetti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of otological complications derived from primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in adulthood. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with diagnosed PCD underwent medical history aimed at recording the presence of ear, nose, and throat manifestations (ENT) and any surgical treatments. The ENT objectivity was annotated, and then patients were subjected to audiometric test, tympanometry, registration of otoacoustic emission, and vestibular evaluation...
April 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289595/case-report-of-a-novel-mutation-of-the-eya1-gene-in-a-patient-with-branchio-oto-renal-syndrome
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L Spahiu, B Merovci, V Ismaili Jaha, A Batalli Këpuska, H Jashari
Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the coexistence of branchial cysts or fistulae, external ear malformation with pre-auricular pits or tags, hearing impairment and renal malformations. However, the presence of the main features varies in affected families. Here, we present a 16-year-old boy admitted to the Department of Nephrology at the Pediatric Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Republic of Kosovo because of severe renal insufficiency diagnosed 6 years ago, which progressed to end-stage renal failure...
December 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287757/crip-for-a-day-the-unintended-negative-consequences-of-disability-simulations
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Michelle R Nario-Redmond, Dobromir Gospodinov, Angela Cobb
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of disability simulations on mood, self-ascribed disability stereotypes, attitudes about interacting with disabled individuals, and behavioral intentions for improving campus accessibility. DESIGN: Experiment 1 evaluated disability-awareness simulations by randomly assigning undergraduates (N = 60) with and without disabilities to stations simulating either dyslexia, hearing or mobility impairments. Experiment 2 extended the field study into the lab where undergraduates (N = 50) with and without disabilities each completed low vision, hearing impairment, and dyslexia simulations...
March 13, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286368/a-sound-therapy-based-intervention-to-expand-the-auditory-dynamic-range-for-loudness-among-persons-with-sensorineural-hearing-losses-case-evidence-showcasing-treatment-efficacy
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REVIEW
Craig Formby, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Monica L Hawley, Susan L Gold
Case evidence is presented that highlights the clinical relevance and significance of a novel sound therapy-based treatment. This intervention has been shown to be efficacious in a randomized controlled trial for promoting expansion of the dynamic range for loudness and increased sound tolerance among persons with sensorineural hearing losses. Prior to treatment, these individuals were unable to use aided sound effectively because of their limited dynamic ranges. These promising treatment effects are shown in this article to be functionally significant, giving rise to improved speech understanding and enhanced hearing aid benefit and satisfaction, and, in turn, to enhanced quality of life posttreatment...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286367/structured-counseling-for-auditory-dynamic-range-expansion
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REVIEW
Susan L Gold, Craig Formby
A structured counseling protocol is described that, when combined with low-level broadband sound therapy from bilateral sound generators, offers audiologists a new tool for facilitating the expansion of the auditory dynamic range (DR) for loudness. The protocol and its content are specifically designed to address and treat problems that impact hearing-impaired persons who, due to their reduced DRs, may be limited in the use and benefit of amplified sound from hearing aids. The reduced DRs may result from elevated audiometric thresholds and/or reduced sound tolerance as documented by lower-than-normal loudness discomfort levels (LDLs)...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286365/auditory-brainstem-and-middle-latency-responses-measured-pre-and-posttreatment-for-hyperacusic-hearing-impaired-persons-successfully-treated-to-improve-sound-tolerance-and-to-expand-the-dynamic-range-for-loudness-case-evidence
#20
REVIEW
Craig Formby, Peggy Korczak, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Monica L Hawley, Susan Gold
In this report of three cases, we consider electrophysiologic measures from three hyperacusic hearing-impaired individuals who, prior to treatment to expand their dynamic ranges for loudness, were problematic hearing aid candidates because of their diminished sound tolerance and reduced dynamic ranges. Two of these individuals were treated with structured counseling combined with low-level broadband sound therapy from bilateral sound generators and the third case received structured counseling in combination with a short-acting placebo sound therapy...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
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