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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072811/evaluation-of-the-ototoxicity-potential-of-once-daily-single-entity-hydrocodone-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-results-of-two-phase-3-clinical-studies
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Kathleen Campbell, J Walter Kutz, Angela Shoup, Warren Wen, Shau Yu Lynch, Ellie He, Steven R Ripa
BACKGROUND: Use/misuse of the opioid combination hydrocodone-acetaminophen has been associated with permanent hearing loss. Although reports have been rare, this potential effect can have significant detrimental effect on patients' overall quality of life. To date, the ototoxic effect of hydrocodone alone has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we aimed to evaluate the potential ototoxicity of a novel, single-entity, once-daily, extended-release hydrocodone tablet (Hysingla® ER; HYD)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054909/noise-exposure-questionnaire-a-tool-for-quantifying-annual-noise-exposure
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Tiffany A Johnson, Susan Cooper, Greta C Stamper, Mark Chertoff
BACKGROUND: Exposure to both occupational and nonoccupational noise is recognized as a risk factor for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Although audiologists routinely inquire regarding history of noise exposure, there are limited tools available for quantifying this history or for identifying those individuals who are at highest risk for NIHL. Identifying those at highest risk would allow hearing conservation activities to be focused on those individuals. PURPOSE: To develop a detailed, task-based questionnaire for quantifying an individual's annual noise exposure (ANE) arising from both occupational and nonoccupational sources (aim 1) and to develop a short screening tool that could be used to identify individuals at high risk of NIHL (aim 2)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028326/practice-management-the-game-changer
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REVIEW
Paul Pessis
The reimbursement landscape is undergoing significant changes. Practice management, which encompasses reimbursement, is becoming increasingly more important in securing business success. Each practitioner within a facility is responsible for fortifying the practice through thoughtful business protocols. Knowing legislation that impacts health care along with understanding the foundational components of reimbursement is key for keeping a practice financially healthy. Change is good, but making the changes is what counts! Legislation such as the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act defines the new payment models...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028325/can-you-hear-me-now-marketing-essentials-for-audiologists-in-a-noisy-health-care-world
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REVIEW
DAnne Rudden
Audiologists, even those with a strong acumen for business, are not traditionally taught the basics of creating a robust practice identity and dynamic marketing plan. This activity will teach learners how to create a distinct brand that separates them from others in a competitive and distracted marketplace. Additionally, learners will gain an understanding for how to blend traditional marketing tools with more modern online options and social media. Upon completion, learners will be familiar with the skills necessary to actively create, implement, and track the effectiveness of their marketing strategy using proven methodologies...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028324/patient-satisfaction-by-design
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Karen Jacobs
The concept of the patient experience as it relates to patient satisfaction is a complex dynamic. It is a dynamic that is becoming increasingly more important as patients are faced with multiple choices for their hearing and balance care. As reimbursement and performance policies have become more normative within health care, patient satisfaction has become a metric to measure quality. Patient satisfaction is no longer contained to just the interaction with the audiologist. It extends to the entire experience-the staff, the service, the product, and other factors...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028323/using-key-performance-indicators-to-do-more-with-less-in-your-practice
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REVIEW
Brian Taylor
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are important to managing any sustainable business. This tutorial provides audiologists, especially those with little formal business education, with a working definition of KPIs. A major theme of this article is that a relatively small group of about a dozen KPIs are an essential part of managing a successful audiology practice. The most useful KPIs for managing retail-oriented and medically oriented practices will be provided. Best practice benchmarks and how to use them to hire, coach, and train your staff also is covered...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028322/surviving-and-thriving-your-first-year-in-private-practice
#7
REVIEW
Elizabeth Falk Schwab
Taking the leap toward a career as a private practice owner is daunting. When in the initial stages of starting a private practice, I searched for current advice from an audiologist who had recently confronted the same challenges I was about to face. Because of the limited information available, I documented my process in hopes of providing an overview of my startup experience to help others. Included is a timeline of startup tasks and a sample budget to use as a reference. In this chapter, I share my experiences, both the positives and the negatives, and tips with the goal of helping you survive and thrive in your first year in private practice...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981872/french-canadian-translation-and-validation-of-four-questionnaires-assessing-hearing-impairment-and-handicap
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Claude Vincent, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Tony Leroux, Audrey Clothier, Marianne Larivière, Frédéric S Dumont, Martine Gendron
OBJECTIVE: Questionnaires evaluating hearing impairment are available in English but there is a need for French standardised questionnaires for researchers as well as for audiologists and other clinicians. The objective of this study is to describe the translation and validation of four questionnaires that assess different aspects of hearing impairment and handicap among elders with hearing loss, by comparing the main score and psychometric evaluation of original and French-Canadian (FC) versions of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale II (WHO-DAS II), the Screening Test for Hearing Problems (STHP), the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy for Hearing Aids (MARS-HA)...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956721/otologic-and-audiologic-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-with-velo-cardio-facial-22q11-deletion-syndrome
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Forest W Weir, Sarah A Wallace, David R White, Jonathan L Hatch, Shaun A Nguyen, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVE: The focus of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, type, and severity of hearing impairment in patients with velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) and to compare these characteristics with patient demographics and other otologic factors. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the AudGen Database. SETTING: Tertiary academic referral center. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients in AudGenDB with a diagnosis of velo-cardio-facial syndrome or DiGeorge syndrome...
January 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942373/impact-of-different-cutoff-criteria-on-rate-of-central-auditory-processing-disorders-diagnosis-using-the-central-test-battery
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Mohsin Ahmed Shaikh, Lisa Fox-Thomas, Denise Tucker
The purpose of this study was to quantify how the use of two different cutoff criteria affects the test failure rate and potential diagnosis of central auditory processing disorder ([C]APD) in a sample of children subjected to central auditory processing ([C]AP) assessment. Test failure rates for the central test battery (CTB) using two different cutoff criteria (1 and 2 SDs below the mean) were measured retrospectively for 98 children who completed (C)AP assessment. The rates of potential (C)APD diagnosis ranged from 86...
August 23, 2016: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941700/the-adverse-effects-of-heavy-metals-with-and-without-noise-exposure-on-the-human-peripheral-and-central-auditory-system-a-literature-review
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Marie-Josée Castellanos, Adrian Fuente
Exposure to some chemicals in the workplace can lead to occupational chemical-induced hearing loss. Attention has mainly focused on the adverse auditory effects of solvents. However, other chemicals such as heavy metals have been also identified as ototoxic agents. The aim of this work was to review the current scientific knowledge about the adverse auditory effects of heavy metal exposure with and without co-exposure to noise in humans. PubMed and Medline were accessed to find suitable articles. A total of 49 articles met the inclusion criteria...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937095/group-wide-prospective-study-of-ototoxicity-assessment-in-children-receiving-cisplatin-chemotherapy-accl05c1-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Kristin R Knight, Lu Chen, David Freyer, Richard Aplenc, Mary Bancroft, Bonnie Bliss, Ha Dang, Biljana Gillmeister, Eleanor Hendershot, Dale F Kraemer, Lanie Lindenfeld, Jane Meza, Edward A Neuwelt, Brad H Pollock, Lillian Sung
Purpose Optimal assessment methods and criteria for reporting hearing outcomes in children who receive treatment with cisplatin are uncertain. The objectives of our study were to compare different ototoxicity classification systems, to evaluate the feasibility of including otoacoustic emissions and extended high frequency audiometry, and to evaluate a central review mechanism for audiologic results for cisplatin-treated children in the cooperative group setting. Patients and Methods Eligible participants were 1 to 30 years, with planned cisplatin-containing treatment...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919375/software-intelligent-system-for-effective-solutions-for-hearing-impaired-subjects
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Rajkumar S, Muttan S, Sapthagirivasan V, Jaya V, Vignesh S S
PURPOSE: The anatomy and physiology of the ear is complex in nature, which makes it a challenge for audiologists to prescribe solutions for varied hearing-impaired subjects. There is a need to increase the satisfaction level of hearing-aid users by adopting better strategies that involve modern technological advancements. AIM: To design and develop a decision support Software Intelligent System (SIS) that performs audiological investigations to assess the degree of hearing loss and to suggest appropriate hearing-aid gain values...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914822/effects-of-sodium-thiosulfate-versus-observation-on-development-of-cisplatin-induced-hearing-loss-in-children-with-cancer-accl0431-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase-3-trial
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David R Freyer, Lu Chen, Mark D Krailo, Kristin Knight, Doojduen Villaluna, Bonnie Bliss, Brad H Pollock, Jagadeesh Ramdas, Beverly Lange, David Van Hoff, Michele L VanSoelen, John Wiernikowski, Edward A Neuwelt, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: Sodium thiosulfate is an antioxidant shown in preclinical studies in animals to prevent cisplatin-induced hearing loss with timed administration after cisplatin without compromising the antitumour efficacy of cisplatin. The primary aim of this study was to assess sodium thiosulfate for prevention of cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents. METHODS: ACCL0431 was a multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial that enrolled participants at 38 participating Children's Oncology Group hospitals in the USA and Canada...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888825/-publication-rates-of-audiology-master-and-doctoral-theses-in-peer-reviewed-journals
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Bahtiyar Çelikgün, Ufuk Derinsu, A Ayça Çiprut, Merve Torun, M Tayyar Kalcıoğlu
OBJECTIVES: Theses are the prime indicators of the scientific productivity of a country and one of the main and strongest resources for the emergence of scientific articles. This study aims to examine, by using the survey method, how many of the audiology master and/or doctoral theses in Turkey were turned into a scientific work. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Individuals who received a master's degree in audiology were surveyed whether their theses had been reviewed as a paper or publication...
September 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885977/preference-to-patient-centeredness-in-undergraduate-audiology-students-in-portugal
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Vinaya Manchaiah, David Tomé, Ashley L Dockens, Monica Harn, Purushothaman Ganesan
BACKGROUND: In health care, the model of patient-centered care is growing; and improved outcomes have been linked to patient-centeredness. Practicing audiologists have been found to strongly prefer a patient-centered approach as years in practice increase. It is unknown whether patient-centeredness begins during education and training. PURPOSE: The current study was aimed at understanding the preference to patient-centeredness in undergraduate audiology students in Portugal...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880082/perceived-performance-and-impact-of-a-non-physician-led-interprofessional-team-in-a-trauma-clinic-setting
#17
Julia Driessen, Johanna E Bellon, Joel Stevans, Raquel M Forsythe, Benjamin R Reynolds, A Everette James
Faced with the challenge of meeting the wide degree of post-discharge needs in their trauma population, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) developed a non-physician-led interprofessional team to provide follow-up care at its UPMC Falk Trauma Clinic. We assessed this model of care using a survey to gauge team member perceptions of this model, and used clinic visit documentation to apply a novel approach to assessing how this model improves the care received by clinic patients. The high level of perceived team performance and cohesion suggests that this model has been successful thus far from a provider perspective...
January 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815547/a-profiling-system-for-the-assessment-of-individual-needs-for-rehabilitation-with-hearing-aids
#18
Wouter A Dreschler, I de Ronde-Brons
This study focuses on the development of a profiling system to specify the needs of hearing-aid candidates. As a basis for the profile of compensation needs, we used a slightly modified version of the Amsterdam Inventory of Disability and Handicap, combined with the well-known Client-Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI). The first questionnaire results in scores for six audiological dimensions: detection, speech in quiet, speech in noise, localization, focus or discrimination, and noise tolerance. The goal of this study was to determine whether the six dimensions derived from the disability questionnaire are appropriate to also categorize individual COSI targets...
November 4, 2016: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796100/practices-and-views-of-audiologists-regarding-aural-rehabilitation-services-for-adults-with-acquired-hearing-loss
#19
Musa Makhoba, Neethie Joseph
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss in adults is one of the leading disabilities globally. It is managed through aural rehabilitation for which there is a paucity of literature in South Africa. This raises the question of interest, the integrity of holistic service provision amongst audiologists and whether interest and challenges affect current practices. OBJECTIVES: To describe audiologists' practices and views on aural rehabilitation services for adults, including interest and challenges experienced...
September 29, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788277/using-cognitive-screening-tests-in-audiology
#20
Jing Shen, Melinda C Anderson, Kathryn H Arehart, Pamela E Souza
Purpose: The population of the United States is aging. Those older adults are living longer than ever and have an increased desire for social participation. As a result, audiologists are likely to see an increased demand for service by older clients whose communication difficulty is caused by a combination of hearing loss and cognitive impairment. For these individuals, early detection of mild cognitive impairment is critical for providing timely medical intervention and social support...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
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