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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804455/comparison-of-the-long-term-effect-of-positioning-the-cathode-in-tdcs-in-tinnitus-patients
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Sarah Rabau, Giriraj S Shekhawat, Mohamed Aboseria, Daniel Griepp, Vincent Van Rompaey, Marom Bikson, Paul Van de Heyning
Objective: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is one of the methods described in the literature to decrease the perceived loudness and distress caused by tinnitus. However, the main effect is not clear and the number of responders to the treatment is variable. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of the placement of the cathode on the outcome measurements. Methods: Patients considered for the trial were chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus patients with complaints for more than 3 months and a Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) score that exceeded 25...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803169/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-without-cortical-venous-reflux
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Daniel A Tonetti, Bradley A Gross, Brian T Jankowitz, Kyle M Atcheson, Hideyuki Kano, Edward A Monaco, Ajay Niranjan, L Dade Lunsford
BACKGROUND: The rationale for treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF) without cortical venous reflux is symptomatic resolution. Most studies of dural arteriovenous fistula treatment, including those for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), have focused on angiographic obliteration instead of clinical symptomatic outcome. METHODS: The authors evaluated their institutional experience with SRS for cerebral dAVFs without cortical venous reflux from 1991 to 2016, evaluating angiographic and clinical outcomes, focusing on the course of pulsatile tinnitus and/or ocular symptoms after treatment...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
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Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796090/jacobson-s-nerve-schwannoma-presenting-as-a-middle-ear-mass-causing-pulsatile-tinnitus-a-case-report
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Kenny F Lin, Andrew T Turk, Ana Hae-Ok Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794980/connectivity-of-precuneus-to-the-default-mode-and-dorsal-attention-networks-a-possible-invariant-marker-of-long-term-tinnitus
#5
Sara A Schmidt, Jake Carpenter-Thompson, Fatima T Husain
Resting state functional connectivity studies of tinnitus have provided inconsistent evidence concerning its neural bases. This may be due to differences in the methodology used, but it is also likely related to the heterogeneity of the tinnitus population. In this study, our goal was to identify resting state functional connectivity alterations that consistently appear across tinnitus subgroups. We examined two sources of variability in the subgroups: tinnitus severity and the length of time a person has had chronic tinnitus (referred to as tinnitus duration)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793869/the-efficacy-safety-and-feasibility-of-inhaled-amikacin-for-the-treatment-of-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-diseases
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Kazuma Yagi, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takahiro Asami, Osamu Iketani, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshitake Yamada, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yohei Funatsu, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tetsuro Kamo, Sadatomo Tasaka, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In multidrug regimens, including an intravenous aminoglycoside (e.g. amikacin [AMK]) is recommended for difficult-to-treat non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of inhaled AMK therapy in patients with difficult-to-treat NTM lung diseases in a retrospective chart review. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with NTM lung diseases who received combination therapy, including inhaled AMK therapy, at Keio University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), from January 2014 through May 2016...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793790/situationally-influenced-tinnitus-coping-strategies-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Eldré W Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, Gerhard Andersson, Peter M Allen, Paige M Terlizzi, David M Baguley
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to identify coping strategies used to manage problematic tinnitus situations. A secondary aim was to determine whether different approaches were related to the level of tinnitus distress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia experienced. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was implemented. The study sample was adults interested in undertaking an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus. Self-reported measures assessed the level of tinnitus distress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia...
August 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792529/discrepancy-between-self-assessed-hearing-status-and-measured-audiometric-evaluation
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So Young Kim, Hyung-Jong Kim, Min-Su Kim, Bumjung Park, Jin-Hwan Kim, Hyo Geun Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between self-reported hearing status and hearing impairment assessed using conventional audiometry. The associated factors were examined when a concordance between self-reported hearing and audiometric measures was lacking. METHODS: In total, 19,642 individuals ≥20 years of age who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted from 2009 through 2012 were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777514/our-experience-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-sensorineural-hearing-loss-isnhl-effect-of-combination-therapy-with-hbo%C3%A2-and-vasodilator-infusion-therapy
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Barbora Kratochvílovà, Oliver Profant, Jaromír Astl, Richard Holý
Idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (ISNHL) is a hearing impairment that occurs suddenly with onset over a period of 24 to 72 hours, affecting at least three adjacent frequencies with hearing loss of 30 decibels or more, caused by damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve without clear reasons. The treatment of ISNHL is still a hot topic. In a retrospective study, we examined 88 patients with ISNHL (2008-2013). The objective of the study was to compare the effects of two different types of therapy: vasodilator infusion treatment combined with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy vs...
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772342/the-otology-questionnaire-amsterdam-a-generic-patient-reported-outcome-measure-about-the-severity-and-impact-of-ear-complaints-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-development-of-this-questionnaire
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E M Bruinewoud, J T Kraak, L M van Leeuwen, S E Kramer, P Merkus
OBJECTIVE: Development of the Otology Questionnaire Amsterdam (OQUA); a patient reported outcome measure (PROM), measuring the severity and impact of ear complaints of patients visiting an ENT surgeon. DESIGN: Multicenter, cross-sectional study.Phase 1: qualitative research. In depth interviews (N=16) to identify relevant types of ear complaints and to formulate items. Pilot study of the first and second draft of the OQUA (N=32, N=39). Phase 2: quantitative research...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770282/-diagnostic-criteria-for-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-according-to-the-classification-committee-of-the-b%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-ny-society
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REVIEW
J A Lopez-Escamez, J Carey, W-H Chung, J A Goebel, M Magnusson, M Mandalà, D E Newman-Toker, M Strupp, M Suzuki, F Trabalzini, A Bisdorff
This paper presents diagnostic criteria for Menière's disease jointly formulated by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society, The Japan Society for Equilibrium Research, the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (EAONO), the Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the Korean Balance Society. The classification includes two categories: definite Menière's disease and probable Menière's disease. The diagnosis of definite Menière's disease is based on clinical criteria and requires the observation of an episodic vertigo syndrome associated with low- to medium-frequency sensorineural hearing loss and fluctuating aural symptoms (hearing, tinnitus and/or fullness) in the affected ear...
August 2, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760332/evidence-of-surgical-treatments-for-intractable-meniere-s-disease
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REVIEW
Tadashi Kitahara
Meniere's disease is an inner ear disease, characterized by recurrent rotatory vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus. There are some with frequent vertigo attacks, progressive hearing loss and persistent annoying tinnitus even through the continuous standard medical treatments. These cases are thought to account for 10%-20% of all cases of Meniere's disease. In this review article, we would like to demonstrate the evidences for surgical treatments according to the previous papers, and consider the next therapeutic strategies including surgical options according to the international guidelines...
July 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754842/oral-fluoroquinolones-and-risk-of-secondary-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-nested-case-control-study
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Mohit Sodhi, Claire A Sheldon, Bruce Carleton, Mahyar Etminan
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the risk of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) with fluoroquinolones. METHODS: A case-control study of people 15-60 years of age from the LifeLink Database (QuintilesIMS Parsippany, NJ) was conducted. Cases had the first ICD-9-CM code for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) as well as having received a procedure code for an MRI or CT scan and a lumbar puncture within 15 days or 30 days of the BIH code. For each case, 10 controls were selected using density-based sampling...
July 28, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744214/impairments-of-speech-comprehension-in-patients-with-tinnitus-a-review
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REVIEW
Daniela Ivansic, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Boris Müller, Gerd F Volk, Gerlind Schneider, Christian Dobel
Tinnitus describes the subjective perception of a sound despite the absence of external stimulation. Being a sensory symptom the majority of studies focusses on the auditory pathway. In the recent years, a series of studies suggested a crucial involvement of the limbic system in the manifestation and development of chronic tinnitus. Regarding cognitive symptoms, several reviews addressed the presence of cognitive impairments in tinnitus as well and concluded that attention and memory processes are affected...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736590/is-electroacupuncture-treatment-more-effective-in-somatic-tinnitus-than-in-nonsomatic-tinnitus
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Wong-Kein Low, Mahalakshmi Shetty Rangabashyam, Shu Li Cui, Vishal Deepak Dsouza, Chun Suan Ong, Siaw Wei Teng, Hui Hua Li
Background: In recent years, evidence has been accumulating linking subjective tinnitus to the somatosensory system. Somatic tinnitus is defined as tinnitus in which forceful contractions of jaw and neck muscles modulate the psychoacoustic attributes of tinnitus, such as pitch and loudness. Being a somatosensory-based treatment modality, needling might well be more effective for treating somatic than nonsomatic tinnitus. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment between patients with somatic and nonsomatic tinnitus...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736515/heidelberg-neuro-music-therapy-enhances-task-negative-activity-in-tinnitus-patients
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Christoph M Krick, Heike Argstatter, Miriam Grapp, Peter K Plinkert, Wolfgang Reith
Background: Suffering from tinnitus causes mental distress in most patients. Recent findings point toward a diminished activity of the brain's default-mode network (DMN) in subjects with mental disorders including depression or anxiety and also recently in subjects with tinnitus-related distress. We recently developed a therapeutic intervention, namely the Heidelberg Neuro-Music Therapy (HNMT), which shows an effective reduction of tinnitus-related distress following a 1-week short-term treatment. This approach offers the possibility to evaluate the neural changes associated with the improvements in tinnitus distress...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730399/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-susac-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Lisa Toto, Alfonso Senatore, Alessandro D'Uffizi, Piergiorgio Neri, Cesare Mariotti, Marica Tina Maccarone, Luca Di Antonio
PURPOSE: To report clinical features of Susac's syndrome (SS) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 25-year-old Caucasian female with a history of non-pulsatile migraine, tinnitus, and verbal apraxia complaining of peripheral scotoma in left eye due to branch retinal arteriole occlusion (BRAO) was diagnosed as having SS after audiometric test, brain magnetic resonance imaging, and multimodal retinal imaging...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725291/relationship-between-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-flammer-syndrome
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Katarzyna Konieczka, Hyuk Jin Choi, Simone Koch, Franz Fankhauser, Andreas Schoetzau, Dong Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: Besides intraocular pressure, vascular factors play a role in the pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. One of these potential vascular factors is Flammer syndrome. The purpose of the present study was to determine in a Korean population whether signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome occur more often in normal tension glaucoma patients than in control subjects. METHODS: Two hundred forty-six normal tension glaucoma patients and 1116 control subjects responded to a multiple-choice questionnaire asking about 15 signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724501/noise-exposure-alters-long-term-neural-firing-rates-and-synchrony-in-primary-auditory-and-rostral-belt-cortices-following-bimodal-stimulation
#19
Joseph D Takacs, Taylor J Forrest, Gregory J Basura
We previously demonstrated that bimodal stimulation (spinal trigeminal nucleus [Sp5] paired with best frequency tone) altered neural tone-evoked and spontaneous firing rates (SFRs) in primary auditory cortex (A1) 15 min after pairing in guinea pigs with and without noise-induced tinnitus. Neural responses were enhanced (+10 ms) or suppressed (0 ms) based on the bimodal pairing interval. Here we investigated whether bimodal stimulation leads to long-term (up to 2 h) changes in tone-evoked and SFRs and neural synchrony (correlate of tinnitus) and if the long-term bimodal effects are altered following noise exposure...
July 13, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723686/population-based-study-on-the-epidemiology-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
#20
Saskia G Bruderer, Daniel Bodmer, Nadja A Stohler, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ménière's disease (MD) is a disorder of the inner ear typically showing recurrent acute episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Epidemiologic studies on MD are scarce. We assessed the incidence rates (IRs) of MD and describe the characteristics of MD cases, comparing them to control patients without recorded evidence of MD. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective population-based follow-up study and a nested case-control analysis using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
July 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
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