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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437362/sonotubometric-assessment-for-severity-of-patulous-eustachian-tube
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Iori Takata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yoko Suzuki, Takeshi Sato, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the morphological patency of the eustachian tube (ET) and sound transmission via the ET. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and model experiment. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A total of 56 ears of 28 patients (9 men and 19 women, aged from 12 to 82 yr, mean 40.4 ± 21.5 yr) who underwent sonotubometric measurement using postural change as well as computed tomography (CT) of the ET in the sitting position, including 26 ears with definite patulous ET, 9 ears with possible patulous ET, and 21 ears without patulous ET...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409844/balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-under-local-anesthesia-is-it-feasible
#2
Veera Luukkainen, Ilkka Kivekäs, Sari Hammarén-Malmi, Markus Rautiainen, Leena Pöyhönen, Antti A Aarnisalo, Jussi Jero, Saku T Sinkkonen
OBJECTIVE: To study whether balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) is a feasible and safe procedure under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter case-control study. METHODS: Patients undergoing either BET (n = 13) or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) (n = 12) under local anesthesia, with the possibility of sedation and analgesia, were monitored during the procedure and recovery period for possible adverse effects. After the procedure, the patients responded to a questionnaire assessing their experience...
May 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397281/can-we-use-the-status-of-one-ear-to-predict-eustachian-tube-function-of-the-contralateral-ear
#3
Yehia Ashry, Bryan K Ward, Dennis S Poe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393791/serpentinous-structure-in-the-right-atrium
#4
Monish S Raut, Arun Maheshwari, Ganesh Shivnani
Thin, slender, filament like structure is common finding in right atrium echocardiographically. These structures generally represent embryological remnants like thebasian valve, eustachian valve and chiari network. Apart from these variants, they can also be initial finding of thrombotic process specially in the presence of central venous catheter. Early detection and removing the catheter can prevent further thromboembolism in such cases.
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390803/eustachian-tube-diameter-is-it-associated-with-chronic-otitis-media-development
#5
Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yilmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ET diameter on Chronic Otitis Media (COM) pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral COM disease are included in the study. The connection between fibrocartilaginous and osseous segments of the Eustachian Tube (ET) on axial Computed Tomography (CT) images was defined and the diameter of this segment is measured. The measurements were carried out bilaterally and statistically compared...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390622/the-effect-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-and-thymoquinone-on-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-rats
#6
Mehmet İhsan Gülmez, Şemsettin Okuyucu, Recep Dokuyucu, Hasan Gökçe
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of CAPE and thymoquinone in experimental rat otitis media with effusion (OME) model. METHODS: Intraoral approach of eustachian tube orifice cauterization were administered to 36 of 40 rats participating the study. After application of exclusion criterias, 22 rats with appropriate conditions were determined. Totally 26 rats (44 otitis model ears and 8 normal ears) were randomly divided into 5 groups. While group I was consisted of healthy rats, the other groups were consisted of rats with otitis model...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383178/endoscopic-endonasal-nasopharyngectomy-tensor-veli-palatine-muscle-as-a-landmark-for-the-parapharyngeal-internal-carotid-artery
#7
Chiung-Lin Liu, Ning-I Hsu, Ping-Hung Shen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal nasopharyngectomy(EEN) can be a promising option for select patients with recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma, but serious complications can occur in terms of parapharyngeal internal carotid artery (PPICA) injury. Several landmarks have been proposed for locating the PPICA. In this study, we investigated the spatial relationship between the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle and the PPICA in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Seven fresh cadaver heads were available for anatomic study...
April 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374944/reliability-of-eustachian-tube-function-measurements-in-a-hypobaric-and-hyperbaric-pressure-chamber
#8
Moritz F Meyer, Stefanie Jansen, Oxana Mordkovich, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: Measurement of the Eustachian tube (ET) function is a challenge. The demand for a precise and meaningful diagnostic tool increases - especially since more and more operative therapies are being offered without objective evidence. The measurement of the ET function by continuous impedance recording in a pressure chamber is an established method, although the reliability of the measurements is still unclear. METHODS: 25 participants (50 ears) were exposed to phases of compression and decompression in a hypo and hyperbaric pressure chamber...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372531/panel-1-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
#9
Preben Homøe, Kari Kværner, Janet R Casey, Roger A M J Damoiseaux, Thijs M A van Dongen, Hasantha Gunasekera, Ramon G Jensen, Ellen Kvestad, Peter S Morris, Heather M Weinreich
Objective To create a literature review between 2011 and June 1, 2015, on advances in otitis media (OM) epidemiology and diagnosis (including relevant audiology studies). Data Sources Electronic search engines (PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library) with a predefined search strategy. Review Methods Articles with appropriate epidemiologic methodology for OM, including acute mastoiditis and eustachian tube dysfunction. Items included OM worldwide and in high-risk populations, OM-related hearing loss, news in OM diagnostics, prenatal risk factors and comorbidities, postnatal risk factors, genetics, microbiological epidemiology, guidelines, and quality of life...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372527/panel-2-anatomy-eustachian-tube-middle-ear-and-mastoid-anatomy-physiology-pathophysiology-and-pathogenesis
#10
Cuneyt M Alper, Michal Luntz, Haruo Takahashi, Samir N Ghadiali, J Douglas Swarts, Miriam S Teixeira, Zsuzsanna Csákányi, Noam Yehudai, Romain Kania, Dennis S Poe
Objective In this report, we review the recent literature (ie, past 4 years) to identify advances in our understanding of the middle ear-mastoid-eustachian tube system. We use this review to determine whether the short-term goals elaborated in the last report were achieved, and we propose updated goals to guide future otitis media research. Data Sources PubMed, Web of Science, Medline. Review Methods The panel topic was subdivided, and each contributor performed a literature search within the given time frame...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367761/segregating-bodily-isomerism-or-heterotaxy-potential-echocardiographic-correlations-of-morphological-findings
#11
Cornelia Tremblay, Rohit S Loomba, Peter C Frommelt, Donald Perrin, Diane E Spicer, Carl Backer, Robert H Anderson
BACKGROUND: Bodily isomerism, also referred to as heterotaxy, involves predominantly the thoracic organs, although other organs are usually abnormally positioned. Previously assessed on the basis of splenic anatomy, it is now understood that isomerism is better segregated on the basis of atrial appendage morphology. This allows for anticipation of associated findings. We aimed to assess the accuracy of segregation based on the morphology of the atrial appendages and other structures more easily identified by echocardiography...
April 3, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361174/eustachian-tuboplasty-and%C3%A2-shrinkage-of-ostial-mucosa-with-new-devices-including-a-proposal-of-a-classification%C3%A2-system
#12
L Di Rienzo Businco, A Di Mario, M Tombolini, A Mattei, M Lauriello
OBJECTIVE: A new combined approach to Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) employing new minimally invasive devices is described. STUDY DESIGN: An anatomoclinical classification of ETD was conceived to allow correct categorization of patients and enable comparative studies to be performed. Herein, the authors report on their experience with a consecutive series of obstructive ETD patients treated by balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using AERA (Acclarent, Menlo Park, CA, USA), combined with a quantic molecular resonance (QMR)-mediated rhinopharyngeal tubal ostial mucosa shrinkage technique with a dedicated "Mitto" hand piece (Telea, Sandrigo-Vicenza, Italy)...
March 30, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358397/cilia-distribution-and-polarity-in-the-epithelial-lining-of-the-mouse-middle-ear-cavity
#13
Wenwei Luo, Hong Yi, Jeannette Taylor, Jian-Dong Li, Fanglu Chi, N Wendell Todd, Xi Lin, Dongdong Ren, Ping Chen
The middle ear conducts sound to the cochlea for hearing. Otitis media (OM) is the most common illness in childhood. Moreover, chronic OM with effusion (COME) is the leading cause of conductive hearing loss. Clinically, COME is highly associated with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, implicating significant contributions of cilia dysfunction to COME. The understanding of middle ear cilia properties that are critical to OM susceptibility, however, is limited. Here, we confirmed the presence of a ciliated region near the Eustachian tube orifice at the ventral region of the middle ear cavity, consisting mostly of a lumen layer of multi-ciliated and a layer of Keratin-5-positive basal cells...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306653/new-scoring-system-for-evaluating-patulous-eustachian-tube-patients
#14
Ryoukichi Ikeda, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Hidetoshi Oshima, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Hiroshi Hidaka, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of patulous Eustachian tube handicap inventory (PHI) for patulous Eustachian tube (PET) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A prospective survey of medical records in Sen-En Hospital identified 31 ears of 31 patients with definite PET who received insertion of the silicone plug as surgical treatment group, 29 ears of 29 patients treated with self-instillation of physiological saline solution as conservative treatment group, and 29 ears of 29 patients of sensorineural hearing loss without findings of PET treated between June 2015 and December 2015...
March 16, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306652/tests-of-eustachian-tube-function-the-effect-of-testing-technique-on-tube-opening-in-healthy-ears
#15
Matthew E Smith, Andrew J C Blythe, Charlotte Baker, Charlie C Zou, Peter J A Hutchinson, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVE: There is no agreement on the best clinical test for Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. Numerous tests have been developed to detect ET opening, and all require a patient to perform a Valsalva, Toynbee or sniff maneuver, or to swallow on demand. We aimed to characterize existing tests of ET function in healthy ears, and identify the optimal method and patient maneuver for each test. Our own normative data is presented alongside published comparisons. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic test cohort study...
March 16, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299822/when-to-use-femoral-vein-injection-for-diagnosis-of-patent-foramen-ovale-effect-of-a-persistent-eustachian-valve-on-right-atrial-flow-patterns-during-contrast-transesophageal-echocardiography
#16
Tat W Koh
Contrast echocardiography using agitated saline injected into the antecubital vein is the most common method used for the diagnosis of patent foramen ovale. We describe a case whereby the presence of a persistent eustachian valve and a "negative contrast sign" during contrast transesophageal echocardiography raised suspicion of a false-negative result. Femoral vein injection of contrast successfully demonstrated a patent foramen ovale. Femoral vein injection should be considered if this scenario is recognized because the eustachian valve directs blood preferentially from the inferior vena cava toward the interatrial septum and this route may prove to be more reliable...
March 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294083/tensor-veli-palatini-electromyography-for-monitoring-eustachian-tube-rehabilitation-in-otitis-media
#17
P M Picciotti, G Della Marca, L D'Alatri, D Lucidi, M Rigante, E Scarano
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of otitis media is related to Eustachian tube dysfunction. The tensor veli palatini muscle actively opens the Eustachian tube and promotes middle-ear ventilation. This study describes a technique for paratubal electromyography that uses a surface, non-invasive electrode able to record tensor veli palatini muscle activity during swallowing. METHODS: Twenty otitis media patients and 10 healthy patients underwent tensor veli palatini electromyography...
May 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283791/balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-in-children
#18
A Leichtle, D Hollfelder, B Wollenberg, K-L Bruchhage
Endonasal ballon dilatation of the Eustachian tube (BET) is a promising treatment for Eustachian tube dysfunction with encouraging results over the last years in adults. In addition, in children, single studies demonstrated promising results, but revealed the necessity for broader and additional studies. Our retrospective analysis presents outcomes with BET in children with chronic obstructive dysfunction of the Eustachian tube, showing resistance to the conventional therapy after adenotomy with paracentesis or grommets (ventilation tubes)...
March 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265561/delayed-start-study-design-for-balloon-dilation-of-the-eustachian-tube-alternative-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Shari Van Roeyen, Paul Van de Heyning, Vincent Van Rompaey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259694/techniques-for-the-provocation-localization-and-ablation-of-non-pulmonary-vein-triggers-for-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Pasquale Santangeli, Francis E Marchlinski
The end point of current catheter-based ablation approaches for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) is the elimination of all the possible triggers with the least amount of ablation necessary. Once all the triggers have been eliminated, the incremental value of any additional lesion sets remains to be proven. Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is the cornerstone of catheter ablation approaches for eliminating AF triggers. However, up to 11% of patients demonstrate reproducible sustained AF initiation from non-PV foci...
March 2, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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