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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457208/children-deserve-smoke-free-world
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REVIEW
R Remesh Kumar, P R Jayakumar, R Krishna Mohan
Tobacco smoke, active or passive exposure was the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world during twentieth century and will continue to be the same in the twenty-first century also if the current trends continue. Both active and passive smoking are having significance in relation to child health. Exposure starts antenatally from placenta to the fetus and later phases through passive exposure to experimental and regular smoking and ultimately addiction and habitual smoking. Evidences are in favour of causal relationship with intrauterine growth restriction, sudden infant death syndrome, decreased pulmonary function, increased risk for respiratory tract infection, otitis media, wheeze, asthma, neurobehavioral disorders, cleft palate and triggering pathogenesis of fetal and childhood onset of adult diseases, especially pulmonary and cardio vascular diseases...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415569/the-adhesins-of-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae
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Karen L Osman, Johanna M Jefferies, Christopher H Woelk, David W Cleary, Stuart C Clarke
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an opportunistic pathogen of the respiratory tract and the greatest contributor to invasive Haemophilus disease. Additionally, in children, NTHi is responsible for the majority of otitis media (OM) which can lead to chronic infection and hearing loss. In adults, NTHi infection in the lungs is responsible for the onset of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Unfortunately, there is currently no vaccine available to protect against NTHi infections...
February 8, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388195/vaccines-for-preventing-influenza-in-healthy-children
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REVIEW
Tom Jefferson, Alessandro Rivetti, Carlo Di Pietrantonj, Vittorio Demicheli
BACKGROUND: The consequences of influenza in children and adults are mainly absenteeism from school and work. However, the risk of complications is greatest in children and people over 65 years of age. This is an update of a review published in 2011. Future updates of this review will be made only when new trials or vaccines become available. Observational data included in previous versions of the review have been retained for historical reasons but have not been updated because of their lack of influence on the review conclusions...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365233/ear-pain-diagnosing-common-and-uncommon-causes
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John Scott Earwood, Tyler Sherrod Rogers, Nicholas Alan Rathjen
Otalgia (ear pain) is a common presentation in the primary care setting with many diverse causes. Pain that originates from the ear is called primary otalgia, and the most common causes are otitis media and otitis externa. Examination of the ear usually reveals abnormal findings in patients with primary otalgia. Pain that originates outside the ear is called secondary otalgia, and the etiology can be difficult to establish because of the complex innervation of the ear. The most common causes of secondary otalgia include temporomandibular joint syndrome and dental infections...
January 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360409/differences-in-the-tensor-veli-palatini-between-adults-with-and-without-cleft-palate-using-high-resolution-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Thomas N George, Katelyn J Kotlarek, David P Kuehn, Bradley P Sutton, Jamie L Perry
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the dimensions of the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle in adults with and without cleft palate. DESIGN: Prospective study. PARTICIPANTS: There were a total of 14 adult participants, 8 noncleft and 6 with cleft palate. METHODS: Analysis and comparison of the TVP muscle and surrounding structures was completed using 3D MRI data and Amira 5.5 Visualization Modeling software. TVP muscle volume, hamular process distance, mucosal thickness, TVP muscle length, and TVP muscle diameter were used for comparison between participant groups based upon previous research methods...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360092/management-of-necrotizing-otitis-externa-our-experience-with-forty-three-patients
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Sunil Sharma, Tumena Corrah, Arvind Singh
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the introduction of a dedicated management protocol of necrotizing otitis externa patients with joint care between otorhinolaryngology and infectious diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of case notes and the otorhinolaryngology department database of all adults admitted with necrotizing otitis externa at our teaching hospital over a 5-year period. The patients were split into two groups (first group of 10 patients prior to the introduction of the dedicated management protocol, and a second group of 33 patients managed after the introduction of this protocol)...
December 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351788/elevated-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aqueous-cytokine-profile-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-with-cataracts-in-uganda
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Juliet Otiti-Sengeri, Robert Colebunders, Steven J Reynolds, Musa Muwonge, Getrude Nakigozi, Valerian Kiggundu, Fred Nalugoda, Damalie Nakanjako
BACKGROUND: Cataracts occur earlier among HIV-infected adults and this is attributed to various intraocular inflammatory processes that result in early degeneration. In this study we purposed to investigate whether HIV infected individuals with cataracts develop heightened intraocular inflammatory processes compared to their HIV negative counterparts by determining the concentration of 8 cytokines in the aqueous humour of HIV-positive adults with cataracts and their HIV-negative counterparts...
January 19, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315183/middle-fossa-approach-for-cochlear-implantation
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Wojciech Gawęcki, Michał Karlik, Łukasz Borucki, Maciej Wróbel, Olgierd Maciej Stieler, Witold Szyfter
OBJECTIVE: To present qualification criteria, surgery, and results of cochlear implantation via the middle fossa approach. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of medical charts of patients. SETTING: Cochlear implant program in academic medical center. PATIENTS: Six adults after middle ear surgery due to chronic otitis media with bilateral deafness or profound hearing loss. INTERVENTION: Analysis aimed to identify patients qualified for cochlear implantation via middle fossa approach and to present surgery and result...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
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...
January 2018: 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
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