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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434845/abr-subspecialty-certifications-in-hospice-and-palliative-medicine-and-pain-medicine
#1
Paul E Wallner, Kay H Vydareny, Anne C Roberts
The ACGME currently approves fellowship training in 11 subspecialties of radiology, and the ABR currently offers six subspecialty certificates (vascular interventional radiology will be phased out in 2017) to its primary certificate holders. Four of the ABR-sponsored or co-sponsored subspecialties have been available to ABR diplomates for more than 18 years, but two-hospice and palliative medicine and pain medicine-are relatively new. The nature of specialty and subspecialty certificate development and details related to these two specific programs will be considered...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434389/evaluation-of-the-protective-effect-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-on-otitis-media-with-effusion
#2
Ömer Faruk Çalım, Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, Remzi Doğan, Selhattin Tuğrul, Özge Gedik, Orhan Özturan
OBJECTIVE: This study makes an analysis of the effect of Botulinum toxin type A on otitis media with effusion in rats. METHOD: As part of the study, 24 male Wistar Albino rats were divided into three groups: Group 1: Botulinum toxin Type A and Histamıne (intratympanic 0.2 ml = 20 unit BTA); Group 2: Saline and Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml 0.9%); Group 3: Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml). Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml) was administered into the right ear for all groups...
April 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432353/severe-hearing-loss-and-outer-hair-cell-death-in-homozygous-foxo3-knockout-mice-after-moderate-noise-exposure
#3
Felicia Gilels, Stephen T Paquette, Holly J Beaulac, Anwen Bullen, Patricia M White
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a disease that affects millions of Americans. Identifying genetic pathways that influence recovery from noise exposure is an important step forward in understanding NIHL. The transcription factor Foxo3 integrates the cellular response to oxidative stress and plays a role in extending lifespan in many organisms, including humans. Here we show that Foxo3 is required for auditory function after noise exposure in a mouse model system, measured by ABR. Absent Foxo3, outer hair cells are lost throughout the middle and higher frequencies...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420277/device-optimised-chirp-stimulus-for-abr-measurements-with-an-active-middle-ear-implant
#4
Mario Cebulla, Ute Geiger, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
OBJECTIVE: Active middle ear implants are widely used to treat adults and children with sensorineural, conductive, or mixed hearing loss. Currently, there is no adequate method to determine the performance of active middle ear implant systems. DESIGN: The proposed method is based on measuring the auditory brainstem response while stimulating the hearing system via the active middle ear implant (Vibrant Soundbridge(TM), VSB; MEDEL, Austria). The acoustic stimulation was achieved via an optimised chirp stimulus (CE-Chirp), implemented in the Eclipse system (Interacoustics, Denmark)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415901/sloping-abr-baselines-and-the-ecg-myogenic-artefact
#5
Guy Lightfoot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possibility that a sloping baseline in an ABR recording has its origins in cardiac activity and if so, identify how it is expressed. DESIGN: The effect of ECG removal on the averaged ABR was investigated at two artefact rejection levels. STUDY SAMPLE: Ten 1-minute records of raw EEG containing ABR responses but contaminated with cardiac activity were recorded from babies under 12 weeks of age and re-averaged using two artefact rejection levels...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415891/influence-of-two-electrode-montages-on-the-level-specific-ls-ce-chirp-auditory-brainstem-response-abr-at-multiple-intensity-levels
#6
Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain, Siti Hajra Mu'minah Noor Ibrahim, Nur Farah Aida Anuar, Siti Aisyah Abdullah, Tengku Zulaila Hasma Tengku Zam Zam, Sarah Rahmat, Muhammad Amar Mohd Ruzai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of two different electrode montages (ipsilateral: reference to mastoid and vertical: reference to nape of neck) to the ABR results recorded using a level-specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® in normally hearing subjects at multiple intensities levels. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental and repeated measure study designs were applied in this study. Two different stopping criteria were used, (1) a fixed-signal averaging 4000 sweeps and, (2) a minimum quality indicator of Fmp = 3...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397710/comparison-of-computed-tomography-shielding-design-methods-using-radshield
#7
Matthew DeLorenzo, Kai Yang, Dee Wu, Weiyuan Wang, I Rutel
PURPOSE: To comprehensively compare four computed tomography (CT) scanner shielding design methods using RadShield, a Java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). METHODS: RadShield, a floor plan based graphical user interface (GUI), was extended to calculate air kerma and barrier thickness using accepted methods from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), and a method using isodose maps, for spatially distributed points beyond user defined barriers...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390604/protective-role-of-misoprostol-in-prevention-of-gentamicin-ototoxicity
#8
Murat Dogan, Halil Polat, Mehmet Yasar, Ali Bayram, Duran Karatas, İbrahim Hira, Ahmet Kale, Fatma Senel, İbrahim Özcan
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate potential protective effect of misoprostol on cochlear toxicity caused by gentamicin with electrophysiological tests and histopathological studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 80 ears of 40 rats with normal hearing threshold and DPOAE value in both ears. Animals were assigned into 4 groups. The rats were randomized into 4 groups. Group I (n = 10): Gentamicin, Group II (n = 10): Gentamicin plus misoprostol, Group III (n = 10): Saline; Group IV (n = 10): Misoprostol...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371266/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-the-amplitude-of-auditory-brainstem-response-wave-i
#9
Mariline Santos, Cristina Marques, Ana Nóbrega Pinto, Raquel Fernandes, Miguel Bebiano Coutinho, Cecília Almeida E Sousa
To determine whether children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have an increased number of wave I abnormal amplitudes in auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) than age- and sex-matched typically developing children. This analytical case-control study compared patients with ASDs between the ages of 2 and 6 years and children who had a language delay not associated with any other pathology. Amplitudes of ABR waves I and V; absolute latencies (ALs) of waves I, III, and V; and interpeak latencies (IPLs) I-III, III-IV, and I-V at 90 dB were compared between ASD patients and normally developing children...
April 1, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365219/study-of-the-efficacy-of-melatonin-for-auditory-brainstem-response-abr-testing-in-children
#10
L Casteil, A Viquesnel, V Favier, N Guignard, C Blanchet, M Mondain
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral melatonin to induce sedation (natural sleep) while measuring auditory brainstem responses (ABR) in children with suspected hearing loss by calculating the ABR success rate with the use of melatonin, the percentage of children in whom sleep was induced by melatonin and the time required to perform complete ABR testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-nine children aged 1 to 6 years were included in this prospective study...
March 29, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362376/a-comparative-study-of-drug-delivery-methods-targeted-to-the-mouse-inner-ear-bullostomy-versus-transtympanic-injection
#11
Silvia Murillo-Cuesta, Néstor Vallecillo, Rafael Cediel, Adelaida M Celaya, Luis Lassaletta, Isabel Varela-Nieto, Julio Contreras
We present two minimally invasive microsurgical techniques in rodents for specific drug delivery into the middle ear so that it may reach the inner ear. The first procedure consists of perforation of the tympanic bulla, termed bullostomy; the second one is a transtympanic injection. Both emulate human clinical intratympanic procedures. Chitosan-glycerophosphate (CGP) and Ringer´s Lactate buffer (RL) were used as biocompatible vehicles for local drug delivery. CGP is a nontoxic biodegradable polymer widely used in pharmaceutical applications...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362266/the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage-among-industrial-hog-operation-workers-community-residents-and-children-living-in-their-households-north-carolina-usa
#12
Sarah M Hatcher, Sarah M Rhodes, Jill R Stewart, Ellen Silbergeld, Nora Pisanic, Jesper Larsen, Sharon Jiang, Amanda Krosche, Devon Hall, Karen C Carroll, Christopher D Heaney
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic use in industrial hog operations (IHOs) can support the emergence of antibiotic-resistant (ABR) Staphylococcus aureus. The extent of ABR S. aureus exposure in IHO workers and children living in their households remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We investigated ABR S. aureus nasal carriage prevalence among adults with versus without occupational exposure to IHOs and among children living in their households. METHODS: In total, 198 IHO worker-child household pairs and 202 community referent (CR) adult-child household pairs completed a questionnaire and provided a nasal swab which was analyzed for S...
April 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361373/methylmercury-exposure-reduces-the-auditory-brainstem-response-of-zebra-finches-taeniopygia-guttata
#13
Sarah E Wolf, John P Swaddle, Daniel A Cristol, William J Buchser
Mercury contamination from mining and fossil fuel combustion causes damage to humans and animals worldwide. Mercury exposure has been implicated in mammalian hearing impairment, but its effect on avian hearing is unknown. In this study, we examined whether lifetime dietary mercury exposure affected hearing in domestic zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) by studying their auditory brainstem responses (ABRs). Zebra finches exposed to mercury exhibited elevated hearing thresholds, decreased amplitudes, and longer latencies in the ABR, the first evidence of mercury-induced hearing impairment in birds...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349680/expression-and-purification-of-zasp-subdomains-and-clinically-important-isoforms-high-affinity-binding-to-g-actin
#14
Norman R Watts, Xiaolei Zhuang, Joshua D Kaufman, Ira W Palmer, Altaira D Dearborn, Stephen Coscia, Yotam Blech-Hermoni, Caterina Alfano, Annalisa Pastore, Ami Mankodi, Paul T Wingfield
Z-disc-associated, alternatively spliced, PDZ motif-containing protein (ZASP) is a principal component of the sarcomere. The three prevalent isoforms of ZASP in skeletal muscle are generated by alternative splicing of exons 9 and 10. The long isoforms, either having (ZASP-L) or lacking exon 10 (ZASP-LΔex10), include an N-terminal PDZ domain, an actin-binding region (ABR) with a conserved motif (ZM), and three C-terminal LIM domains. The short isoform (ZASP-S) lacks the LIM domains. Mutations, A147T and A165V, within the ZM of ZASP-LΔex10 cause myofibrillar myopathy, but the mechanism is unknown...
April 3, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345280/otoprotective-effects-of-mouse-nerve-growth-factor-in-dba-2j-mice-with-early-onset-progressive-hearing-loss
#15
Qingzhu Wang, Hongchun Zhao, Tihua Zheng, Wenjun Wang, Xiaolin Zhang, Andi Wang, Bo Li, Yanfei Wang, Qingyin Zheng
As it displays progressive hair-cell loss and degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) characterized by early-onset progressive hearing loss (ePHL), DBA/2J is an inbred mouse strain widely used in hearing research. Mouse nerve growth factor (mNGF), as a common exogenous nerve growth factor (NGF), has been studied extensively for its ability to promote neuronal survival and growth. To determine whether mNGF can ameliorate progressive hearing loss (PHL) in DBA/2J mice, saline or mNGF was given to DBA/2J mice of either sex by daily intramuscular injection from the 1st to the 9th week after birth...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344103/evaluation-of-geranylgeranylacetone-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-by-auditory-brainstem-response-heat-shock-proteins-and-oxidative-levels-in-guinea-pigs
#16
Wu-Chia Lo, Chen-Tu Wu, Hillary Chiao Lee, Yi-Ho Young, Yih-Leong Chang, Po-Wen Cheng
This study aims to assess whether geranylgeranylacetone (GGA) could reduce ototoxicity induced by cisplatin through upregulation of not only heat shock protein(HSP)-70, but also HSP-27 and HSP-40, and to study if GGA would reduce cisplatin-induced increase in oxidative stress. 48 guinea pigs were used in this study and treated with the following regimen: 0.5% CMC (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose) control for 7days, GGA (600mg/kg/d) for 7days, a combination of GGA (600mg/kg) for 7days and then one dose of 10mg/kg cisplatin (GGA+Cis), and a combination of CMC for 7days and then 10mg/kg cisplatin (cisplatin group)...
March 24, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332931/unitary-ototoxic-gentamicin-exposure-may-not-disrupt-the-function-of-cochlear-outer-hair-cells-in-mice
#17
Ning Zhao, XuHui Tai, LiJie Zhai, Lin Shi, DaiShi Chen, Bo Yang, Fei Ji, Kun Hou, ShiMing Yang, ShuSheng Gong, Ke Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous study showed that mild ototoxic exposure could induce a reversible hearing impairment, and the loss and secondary incomplete recovery of cochlear ribbon synapses could be responsible for the hearing loss. However, it remains unclear whether cochlear outer hair cells' (OHCs) functions are affected. OBJECTIVE: To verify whether the function of OHCs are also affected significantly after the ototoxic exposure. METHODS: Mice were injected intraperitoneally with 100 mg/kg concentration of gentamicin daily for 14 days...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326849/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-prophylaxis-with-rfviii-in-chinese-pediatric-patients-with-hemophilia-a-a-multi-center-retrospective-non-interventional-phase-iv-recare-study
#18
Changgang Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Yongqiang Zhao, Runhui Wu, Qun Hu, Vicky Xu, Jing Sun, Renchi Yang, Xiaojing Li, Rongfu Zhou, Shinmei Lian, Jian Gu, Junde Wu, Qingsong Hou
BACKGROUND: The first recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product was launched in China in 2007. However, till date, no study has been conducted to describe the efficacy and safety of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with hemophilia A (HA). OBJECTIVE: To summarize the efficacy and safety data of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with HA. METHODS: ReCARE (Retrospective study in Chinese pediatric hemophilia A patients with rFVIII contained regular prophylaxis) was a retrospective study conducted in 12 hemophilia treatment centers (HTC's) across China...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319479/brainstem-evoked-potential-indices-of-subcortical-auditory-processing-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Kathy R Vander Werff, Brian Rieger
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to assess subcortical auditory processing in individuals with chronic symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) by measuring auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) to standard click and complex speech stimuli. Consistent with reports in the literature of auditory problems after mTBI (despite normal-hearing thresholds), it was hypothesized that individuals with mTBI would have evidence of impaired neural encoding in the auditory brainstem compared to noninjured controls, as evidenced by delayed latencies and reduced amplitudes of ABR components...
March 17, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318934/performance-evaluation-of-the-pilot-scale-upflow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-downflow-hanging-sponge-system-for-natural-rubber-processing-wastewater-treatment-in-south-vietnam
#20
Takahiro Watari, Trung Cuong Mai, Daisuke Tanikawa, Yuga Hirakata, Masashi Hatamoto, Kazuaki Syutsubo, Masao Fukuda, Ngoc Bich Nguyen, Takashi Yamaguchi
A pilot-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB)-downflow hanging sponge system (DHS) combined with an anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) and a settling tank (ST) was installed in a natural rubber processing factory in South Vietnam and its process performance was evaluated for 267days. The UASB reactor achieved a total removal efficiency of 55.6±16.6% for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and 77.8±10.3% for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) with an organic loading rate of 1.7±0.6kg-COD·m(-3)·day(-1). The final effluent of the proposed system had 140±64mg·L(-1) of total COD, 31±12mg·L(-1) of total BOD, and 58±24mg-N·L(-1) of total nitrogen...
March 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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