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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929084/long-term-treatment-response-and-patient-outcomes-for-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-treated-with-hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Mira A Patel, Ariel E Marciscano, Chen Hu, Ignacio Jusué-Torres, Rupen Garg, Arif Rashid, Howard W Francis, Michael Lim, Kristin J Redmond, Daniele Rigamonti, Lawrence R Kleinberg
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate long-term treatment outcome and toxicities among vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients treated with hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT). METHODS: 383 patients with unilateral VS treated with HSRT (25 Gy, five fractions) between 1995 and 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Treatment failure was defined as requiring salvage microsurgery. Posttreatment new/progressive clinical symptoms or increases in baseline tumor volume (BTV) due to treatment effect or progression were noted...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906175/iatrogenic-patient-injuries-in-otology-during-a-10-year-period-review-of-national-patient-insurance-charts
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Päivi Helmiö, Riitta Saarinen, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Lasse Lehtonen, Karin Blomgren
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient injury characteristics and contributing factors in otology. METHODS: Data on the accepted patient-injury claims involving otorhinolaryngology (ORL), closed between 2001 and 2011, from the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre registry was retrieved. We included all injuries concerning otology, with evaluation and classification of their causes and types. RESULTS: During the 10-year study period, a total of 44 claims were accepted as compensated patient injuries in otology...
September 14, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904396/the-failure-of-clara-thompson-s-ferenczian-proxy-analysis-of-harry-stack-sullivan
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Kathleen Meigs
After hearing Ferenczi's talks on theory and practice in New York in 1926, psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan urged his friend and colleague Clara Thompson to get analyzed by Ferenczi so they could learn his technique. After saving for 2 years Thompson was a patient of Ferenczi for three summers and then moved to Budapest full-time for analysis until Ferenczi's death. Two years after she returned to New York she attempted to analyze Sullivan. Analysis was broken off in anger by Sullivan after 14 months. Before the promised Ferenczian analysis began Thompson discovered Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysis (1933) and she tried an aggressive attack on character with Sullivan rather than Ferenczian trauma-oriented "relaxation" and "neocathartic" therapy...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Psychoanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900863/metal-on-metal-hip-joint-prostheses-a-retrospective-case-series-investigating-the-association-of-systemic-toxicity-with-serum-cobalt-and-chromium-concentrations
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James H Ho, Jerrold B Leikin, Paul I Dargan, John R H Archer, David M Wood, Jeffrey Brent
INTRODUCTION: There have been concerns about prosthesis failure and the potential for systemic toxicity due to release of cobalt and chromium from metal-on-metal hip joint prostheses (MoM-HP). There is conflicting evidence on whether there is a correlation between higher cobalt and chromium concentrations and systemic toxicity. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of consecutive patients with MoM-HP referred for outpatient review in toxicology clinics in London, UK, and in the USA recorded in the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Registry from June 2011 to June 2015...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866319/the-effect-of-blast-overpressure-on-the-mechanical-properties-of-a-chinchilla-tympanic-membrane
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Junfeng Liang, Zachery A Yokell, Don U Nakmaili, Rong Z Gan, Hongbing Lu
The rupture of tympanic membrane (TM) has long been viewed as an indicator of blast injury, especially for hearing loss. However, little is known about damage to the TM caused by blast with pressure lower than the rupture threshold. In this paper, we present our study on the effect of blast overpressure on the static mechanical properties of TM. Chinchilla was used as the animal model and exposed to multiple blasts with pressures lower than the rupture threshold of the TM. Using a micro-fringe projection method, we observed the alteration of the static mechanical properties of post-blast chinchilla's TMs as compared to those of control TMs...
August 18, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864840/renal-auricular-and-ocular-outcomes-of-alport-syndrome-and-their-current-management
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Yanqin Zhang, Jie Ding
Alport syndrome is a hereditary glomerular basement membrane disease caused by mutations in the COL4A3/4/5 genes encoding the type IV collagen alpha 3-5 chains. Most cases of Alport syndrome are inherited as X-linked dominant, and some as autosomal recessive or autosomal dominant. The primary manifestations are hematuria, proteinuria, and progressive renal failure, whereas some patients present with sensorineural hearing loss and ocular abnormalities. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade is proven to delay the onset of renal failure by reducing proteinuria...
September 1, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856173/a-case-of-brown-vialetto-van-laere-syndrome-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-slc52a3-gene-clinical-course-and-response-to-riboflavin
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Venkatraman Thulasi, Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Beth A Pletcher, Chun M Tong, Xue Ming
Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by motor, sensory, and cranial neuronopathies, associated with mutations in SLC52A2 and SLC52A3 genes that code for human riboflavin transporters RFVT2 and RFVT3, respectively. The authors describe the clinical course of a 6-year-old girl with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome and a novel homozygous mutation c.1156T>C in the SLC52A3 gene, who presented at the age of 2.5 years with progressive brain stem dysfunction including ptosis, facial weakness, hearing loss, dysphagia, anarthria with bilateral vocal cord paralysis, and ataxic gait...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846791/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-what-every-otolaryngologist-should-know
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Michael J Eliason, Jonathan M Melzer, Thomas Q Gallagher
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) can be expressed in multiple organ systems requiring a variety of specialists, including pediatric otolaryngology. We present the case of a 20-month-old boy with CdLS actively managed by an aerodigestive team consisting of pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric gastroenterology, with support staff from audiology, speech, and nutrition. His presentation included mixed hearing loss, dysphagia, microaspiration, gastroesophageal reflux, and failure to thrive...
August 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831558/importance-of-adhesiolysis-in-revision-surgery-for-vibrant-soundbridge-device-failures-at-the-short-incus-process
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Yoon Ah Park, Tae Hoon Kong, Jin Soon Chang, Young Joon Seo
The objectives of the study were to report a vibrant soundbridge (VSB) implant revision surgical method involving adhesiolysis at the short incus process under local anesthesia and demonstrate successful hearing performance after surgery. Three cases of VSB surgery, performed in 2016, were enrolled. All cases had diagnoses of device failure. This 'seven-incision line' exposed the floating mass transducer directly, after which the three steps (adhesiolysis, curettage, and hydrocortisone injection) were performed...
August 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802377/an-innovative-approach-to-improve-ear-nose-and-throat-surgical-access-for-remote-living-cape-york-indigenous-children
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Susan P Jacups, Denise Newman, Deborah Dean, Ann Richards, Kate M McConnon
INTRODUCTION: On a background of high rates of severe otitis media (OM) with associated hearing loss, children from the Torres Strait and Cape York region requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, faced waiting times exceeding three years. After numerous clinical safety incidents were raised, indicating a failure of the current system to deliver appropriate care, the governing Hospital and Health service opted to deliver surgical care through an alternate process. ENT surgeries were performed on 16 consented children from two remote locations via the private health care system, funded by a health provider partnership...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796091/comparing-outcomes-following-salvage-microsurgery-in-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-failing-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-or-microsurgery
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Hyun-Jin Lee, Mi Joo Kim, Seung Hyun Koh, Won Seok Chang, In Seok Moon
OBJECTIVE: The increasing use of primary gamma-knife radiosurgery (GKS) for the treatment of vestibular schwannoma (VS) has led to a concomitant increase in the number of patients requiring salvage surgery for GKS failure. When patients underwent GKS as the primary treatment, it is known that dissecting tumor from adjacent nerves during salvage surgery is more difficult. In this report, we share our clinical experience with such patients and analyze the clinical findings of patients with tumor regrowth/recurrence...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777515/early-treatment-response-predicts-outcome-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Iclal Karatop-Cesur, Gunalp Uzun, Kubra Ozgok-Kangal, Mesut Mutluoglu, Senol Yildiz
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy is used in the treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). Some patients, however, do not benefit from HBO₂ therapy despite several weeks of treatment. We hypothesized that early treatment response could predict treatment failure. We conducted a retrospective chart review and identified patients diagnosed with ISSNHL and recorded the pure tone average (PTA) levels prior to, after the first week and at completion of HBO₂ therapy. Early treatment response (ETR) was assessed after the first week of HBO₂ therapy, and an increase ⟨10 decibels (dB) in mean PTA level was defined as a negative ETR...
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761208/sudden-bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-following-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Sara Mirzaeian, Sedigheh Ayati, Asieh Maleki
The prevalence of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is less than 5% and the etiology of most cases is unknown. Due to many structural and functional similarities between the kidney and inner ear, many conditions, diseases, and drugs have both renal and cochlear effects and toxicities. There are several reports of SSNHL in patients with CRF, uraemic patient, hemodialysis treatment, and ARF. Here, we report a rare manifestation of SSNHL following severe postpartum hemorrhage that has simultaneous renal failure and cochlear impairment...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746530/hearing-thresholds-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-baseline-audiogram-configurations-and-associations
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Olusola Ayodele Sogebi, Muse Olatunbosun Fadeyi, Bolanle Olufunlola Adefuye, Festus Olukayode Soyinka
Objective: To use baseline audiogram parameters in order to ascertain whether drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) has effects on hearing, as well as to describe the configurations of the audiograms and to determine whether there are parameters that can be associated with those configurations. Methods: This was a prospective study involving patients diagnosed with DR-TB at a tuberculosis treatment center in the state of Ogun, in Nigeria. The patients included in the study were submitted to pure tone audiometry at baseline (within two weeks after treatment initiation)...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745925/clinical-care-of-children-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Jane S Lucas, Mikkel Christian Alanin, Samuel Collins, Amanda Harris, Helle Krogh Johansen, Kim G Nielsen, Jean Francois Papon, Phil Robinson, Woolf T Walker
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare heterogeneous disorder, usually inherited as an autosomal recessive condition but X-linked inheritance is also described. Abnormal ciliary function in childhood leads to neonatal respiratory distress in term infants, persistent wet cough, bronchiectasis, chronic rhinosinusitis, and hearing impairment; approximately 50% of patients have situs inversus. There is a paucity of evidence for treating PCD, hence consensus guidelines are predominantly influenced by knowledge from cystic fibrosis (CF)...
August 2, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744950/neural-signature-of-inattentional-deafness
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Gautier Durantin, Frederic Dehais, Nicolas Gonthier, Cengiz Terzibas, Daniel E Callan
Inattentional deafness is the failure to hear otherwise audible sounds (usually alarms) that may occur under high workload conditions. One potential cause for its occurrence could be an attentional bottleneck that occurs when task demands are high, resulting in lack of resources for processing of additional tasks. In this fMRI experiment, we explore the brain regions active during the occurrence of inattentional deafness using a difficult perceptual-motor task in which the participants fly through a simulated Red Bull air race course and at the same time push a button on the joystick to the presence of audio alarms...
July 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726454/attitude-roots-and-jiu-jitsu-persuasion-understanding-and-overcoming-the-motivated-rejection-of-science
#18
Matthew J Hornsey, Kelly S Fielding
There is a worryingly large chasm between scientific consensus and popular opinion. Roughly one third of Americans are skeptical that humans are primarily responsible for climate change; rates of some infectious diseases are climbing in the face of anti-immunization beliefs; and significant numbers of the population worldwide are antievolution creationists. It is easy to assume that resistance to an evidence-based message is a result of ignorance or failure to grasp evidence (the "deficit model" of science communication)...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724398/whole-genome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-alms1-gene-mutation-in-two-chinese-siblings-with-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome
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Lin Yang, Zixiu Li, Mei Mei, Xiaomei Fan, Guodong Zhan, Huijun Wang, Guoying Huang, Mingbang Wang, Weidong Tian, Wenhao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Alström syndrome is a rare multi-systemic disorder with a broad spectrum of symptoms. This syndrome is characterized by childhood retinal degeneration; sensorineural hearing loss; obesity; type 2 diabetes mellitus; cardiomyopathy; systemic fibrosis; and pulmonary, hepatic, and renal failure. CASE PRESENTATION: A Chinese quartet family with two siblings predominantly affected by cone-rod dystrophy and short stature were recruited. The craniofacial dysmorphism and on-set age-of-cone-rod dystrophy in the proband showed a minor intrafamilial variability...
July 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707997/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-vestibular-schwannomas-greater-than-3-cm-in-diameter
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Cheng-Wei Huang, Hsien-Tang Tu, Chun-Yi Chuang, Cheng-Siu Chang, Hsi-Hsien Chou, Ming-Tsung Lee, Chuan-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important alternative management option for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Its use in the treatment of large tumors, however, is still being debated. The authors reviewed their recent experience to assess the potential role of SRS in larger-sized VSs. METHODS Between 2000 and 2014, 35 patients with large VSs, defined as having both a single dimension > 3 cm and a volume > 10 cm(3), underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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