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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209506/border-terriers-under-primary-veterinary-care-in-england-demography-and-disorders
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Dan G O'Neill, Elisabeth C Darwent, David B Church, Dave C Brodbelt
Background: The Border Terrier is a working terrier type that is generally considered to be a relatively healthy and hardy breed. This study aimed to characterise the demography and common disorders of Border Terriers receiving veterinary care in England using de-identified electronic patient record data within the VetCompass™ Programme. Results: Annual birth proportion for Border Terriers showed a decreasing trend from 1.46% in 2005 to 0.78% in 2014. The median adult bodyweight for males (10...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203544/mapping-protective-regions-on-a-three-dimensional-model-of-the-moraxella-catarrhalis-vaccine-antigen-oligopeptide-permease-a
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Antonia C Perez, Antoinette Johnson, Ziqiang Chen, Gregory E Wilding, Michael G Malkowski, Timothy F Murphy
A vaccine against Moraxella catarrhalis will reduce tremendous morbidity, mortality, and financial burden by preventing otitis media in children and exacerbations of COPD in adults. Oligopeptide permease A (OppA) is a candidate vaccine antigen that is 1) a nutritional virulence factor expressed on the bacterial cell surface during infection, 2) widely conserved among strains, 3) highly immunogenic, and 4) a protective antigen based on its capacity to induce protective responses in immunized animals. In the present study, we show that the antibodies to OppA following vaccination mediate accelerated clearance in animals following pulmonary challenge...
December 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201384/rottweilers-under-primary-veterinary-care-in-the-uk-demography-mortality-and-disorders
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Dan G O'Neill, Wee Yin Seah, David B Church, Dave C Brodbelt
Background: Rottweilers are reportedly predisposed to many disorders but accurate prevalence information relating to the general population are lacking. This study aimed to describe demography, mortality and commonly recorded diseases in Rottweilers under UK veterinary care. Clinical health records within the VetCompass Programme were explored for disorders recorded during 2013. Results: Rottweilers comprised 5321 (1.17%) of 455,557 dogs attending 304 clinics. Annual proportional birth rates dropped from 1...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197892/relapse-of-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-presenting-as-right-aural-polyp-with-facial-and-mandibular-nerves-palsy
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C Shiun Chuen, M K Md Daud, N A Che Jalil, H Hazmi
A patient presenting with an ear polyp is a common finding in otorhinolaryngology practice. The common causes include chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma. We report an adult female patient with a history of acute leukaemia presenting with chronic otitis media symptoms and right ear polyp. She was subsequently diagnosed as relapse of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia based on histopathological examination. The presentation may be similar to an inflammatory pathology of the middle ear, making it misleading...
October 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170119/adult-patients-with-pneumococcal-meningitis-at-a-neurosurgical-neurological-center-different-predisposing-conditions
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Lucero de María Ugalde-Mejía, Veronica Angeles Morales, Graciela Cárdenas, Jose Luis Soto-Hernández
BACKGROUND: In previous studies of pneumococcal meningitis in adults within general hospitals or national cohorts, the most common predisposing conditions are otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, immunosuppression, alcoholism, and diabetes. The epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis is changing due to the use of vaccines in childhood, and antibiotic resistance has increased. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of patients with diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis proved by an inflammatory CSF with a positive culture, treated during a period of 14 years at an adult neurosurgical neurological reference center...
November 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157625/pediatric-type-1-cartilage-tympanoplasty-outcomes-a-comparison-of-short-and-long-term-hearing-results
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Isa Kaya, Murat Benzer, Sercan Gode, Furkan Sahin, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazli
OBJECTIVE: Tympanoplasty is a commonly used procedure in children as in adults. The purposes of this study were to evaluate and report the long term results of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasty in pediatric population. Short term and long term hearing outcomes were compared according to age and perforation location. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a total of 76 of 93 patients who had regularly come to visits (38 male and 38 female) with chronic otitis media (COM) and who were younger than 16 years (range, 9-16 years) and underwent a primary type 1 tympanoplasty in tertiary medical center...
November 17, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152746/referral-patterns-from-emergency-department-to-otolaryngology-clinic
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Jonathan C Garneau, Isaac Wasserman, Neeraja Konuthula, Benjamin D Malkin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with various otolaryngologic disorders are frequently referred to an otolaryngologist for follow-up care. Our aim was to further characterize this group as it has not been well described in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients seen during an 18-month period in an urban public hospital trauma center adult ED and referred to an otolaryngology clinic for follow-up care...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106876/early-signs-and-symptoms-of-intracranial-complications-of-otitis-media-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-a-different-presentation
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N A Van der Poel, E van Spronsen, D A Dietz de Loos, F A Ebbens
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation and early signs and symptoms of otogenic intracranial complications (OIC) in children and adults. METHODS: retrospective chart review. The medical records of all children and adults admitted in our center with OIC during the period 2008-2017 were reviewed. Data concerning clinical presentation, treatment and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: We included 47 patients with OIC: 21 children (range 1-13 years) and 26 adults (range 22-71 years)...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075980/tubomanometry-value-as-an-associated-factor-for-medication-outcomes-in-adult-acute-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Junbo Zhang, Zhen Zhong, Shuifang Xiao, Yuhe Liu, Zhen Zhen, Lei Ren, Lei Zhang
Tubomanometry (TMM) is a relatively novel method for testing the eustachian tube (ET) function, which is speculated to be closely related to otitis media with effusion (OME). The purpose of this study is to explore the predictive power of TMM value for medication outcomes in adult acute OME. A cohort of 41 adult acute OME patients with 53 affected ears was studied retrospectively. All these patients completed a 2-week treatment including oral Myrtol Standardized Enteric capsules, nasal steroid, and oral antihistamine...
October 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072240/the-role-of-the-nasal-and-paranasal-sinus-pathologies-on-the-development-of-chronic-otitis-media-and-its-subtypes-a-computed-tomography-study
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M Damar, A E Dinç, D Erdem, S Bişkin, S Ş Eliçora, Y Ç Kumbul
OBJECTIVE: This objective of this study is to evaluate the presence and the coincidence of common nasal and paranasal sinus pathologies in adults suffering from chronic otitis media (COM) and its subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 354 ears of 177 patients who underwent tympanoplasty with or without mastoidectomy from January 2013 to February 2015 due to uni/bilateral COM. Chronic suppurative otitis media, intratympanic tympanosclerosis (ITTS), cholesteatoma, and tympanic membrane with retraction pockets constituted subtypes of COM...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065093/cochlear-implantation-in-cochlear-ossification-retrospective-review-of-etiologies-surgical-considerations-and-auditory-outcomes
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Ashish Vashishth, Andrea Fulcheri, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Margherita Bassi, Gianluca Rossi, Antonio Caruso, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVES: 1) To review the surgical and auditory outcomes and complications of cochlear implantation in cases with cochlear ossification. 2) To evaluate association between the extent and etiology of ossification to outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Otology and skull base surgery center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Charts of 40 patients (42 ears) with cochlear ossification undergoing cochlear implantation were reviewed...
October 23, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058614/psychometric-characteristics-of-the-chronic-otitis-media-questionnaire-12-comq-12-stability-of-factor-structure-and-replicability-shown-by-the-serbian-version
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Bojana Bukurov, Nenad Arsovic, Sandra Sipetic Grujicic, Mark Haggard, Helen Spencer, Jelena Eric Marinkovic
BACKGROUND: Recently, demand for and supply of short-form patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have risen throughout the world healthcare. Our contribution to meeting that demand has been translating and culturally adapting the Chronic Otitis Media Questionnaire-12 (COMQ-12) for adults into Serbian and enhancing its psychometric base on the relatively large Serbian COM caseload. Chronic otitis media can seriously affect quality of life progressively and in long-term, and it remains the major source of hearing problems in the developing world...
October 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054432/expression-pattern-of-eya4-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus-cochlea
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Saeko Matsuzaki, Makoto Hosoya, Hideyuki Okano, Masato Fujioka, Kaoru Ogawa
The eyes absent (EYA)-like genes are essential for the formation of sensory organs among fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and mammals. EYA4, one of the vertebrate genes of Eya family, is reported to be causative for late-onset mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in humans, while Eya4-deficient mice exhibited congenital profound deafness and otitis media with effusion due to the eustachian tube dysmorphology. Because of the species difference in the phenotype, the pathophysiology of EYA4 in the human cochlea has yet to be elucidated...
October 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038860/the-role-of-subtotal-petrosectomy-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
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Xabier Altuna, Leire García, Zuriñe Martínez, Mercedes Fernández de Pinedo
Describe the indications and outcome of subtotal petrosectomy for cochlear implant recipients. Tertiary care referral center. This is a retrospective study of all subtotal petrosectomies and cochlear implants performed between January 2012 and December 2014. We review the charts of these patients collecting the following data: age, gender, otologic history, audiologic tests, indication of subtotal petrosectomy, data of surgery, surgical and immediate complications, late complications and follow-up of for at least 2...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956124/fluoroscopy-guided-balloon-dilation-in-patients-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Ho-Young Song, Hong Ju Park, Woo Seok Kang, Jung-Hoon Park, Zhe Wang
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of fluoroscopy-guided balloon dilation in patients with Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. METHODS: Patients who could not do a Valsalva manoeuvre for more than 6 months and diagnosed with chronic otitis media or ET dysfunction were prospectively enrolled. A 0.035-in. guide wire and 6-mm long balloon catheter with a diameter of 2 mm were used to dilate the cartilaginous portion of the ET under fluoroscopic guidance...
September 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952901/long-term-hearing-outcomes-after-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-during-early-childhood
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Mattias Krakau, Britta Rynnel Dagöö, Sten Hellström, Anna Granath
OBJECTIVE: To survey long-term hearing outcomes and middle ear pathology in a 30-year follow-up in individuals with onset of recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM) before three years of age. METHODS: 28 adults, aged 30.1-31.8 years, who originally - at the age of 12-32 months - participated in a study on rAOM between 1979 and 1983, were re-examined regarding self-reported ear problems, current tympanic membrane changes and audiology. Thirteen subjects had suffered from rAOM during early childhood and 15 subjects served as a control group...
December 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941860/bilateral-tuberculous-otitis-media-an-unique-presentation
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Dhiraj Bhatkar, Ketaki Utpat, Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi
Tuberculous otitis media (TOM) is an uncustomary variety of tuberculosis (TB) usually seen secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis or associated with it. It is characterized by indolent and heterogeneous presentations. Diagnosis warrants clinical, radiological, and microbiological amalgamation. It is hence challenging and frequently delayed leading to disabling complications. Opportunate suspicion, timely diagnosis and appropriate antituberculosis therapy are the key to successful management. We report a unique case of bilateral TOM occurring in an immunocompetent adult...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893369/virulence-determinants-of-moraxella-catarrhalis-distribution-and-considerations-for-vaccine-development
#18
Luke V Blakeway, Aimee Tan, Ian R A Peak, Kate L Seib
Moraxella catarrhalis is a human-restricted opportunistic bacterial pathogen of the respiratory mucosa. It frequently colonizes the nasopharynx asymptomatically, but is also an important causative agent of otitis media (OM) in children, and plays a significant role in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. As the current treatment options for M. catarrhalis infection in OM and exacerbations of COPD are often ineffective, the development of an efficacious vaccine is warranted...
September 12, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881007/delayed-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-respiratory-infections
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Geoffrey Kp Spurling, Chris B Del Mar, Liz Dooley, Ruth Foxlee, Rebecca Farley
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) owing to adverse reactions, cost, and antibacterial resistance. One proposed strategy to reduce antibiotic prescribing is to provide prescriptions, but to advise delay in antibiotic use with the expectation that symptoms will resolve first. This is an update of a Cochrane Review originally published in 2007, and updated in 2010 and 2013. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects on clinical outcomes, antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and patient satisfaction of advising a delayed prescription of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872156/indications-of-cone-beam-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging-in-children
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U Walliczek-Dworschak, I Diogo, L Strack, M Mandapathil, A Teymoortash, J A Werner, C Güldner
For imaging of bony structures, especially for the anterior and lateral skull base in ORL medicine, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an increasingly used alternative to CT, with a lower exposition to plain radiography that makes its use for imaging, particularly in children, very interesting. The aim of this study was to analyse possible indications and settings for CBCT in children and compare them to those of adults. A total of 554 patients (age range 0-18 years, mean age 10.36 years), who underwent CBCT between 01/2004-06/2013 in the ENT department at the university clinic of Marburg were enrolled in this retrospective analysis to evaluate technical parameters and indications...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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