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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441806/-possible-reasons-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-gusher-in-cochlear-implantation-with-inner-ear-abnormality
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S P Sun, W Lu, X M Men, B Zuo, Y B Lei
Objective: To discuss the possible reasons for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) gusher in cochlear implantation (CI) with inner ear abnormality. Method: A retrospective analysis was performed on 340 cases who underwent CI from January 2013 to December 2016 in Division of Otology, Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. Among them, 96 cases had inner ear abnormalities. Imaging examinations were performed on these patients, and classification of inner ear malformation was done according to the results...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441801/-prediction-of-occult-carcinoma-in-contralateral-nodules-based-on-the-ultrasonic-features-of-unilateral-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#2
L M Yang, Q Li, B W Zhao, J G Lyu, H S Xu, L L Xu, S Y Li, L Gao, J Zhu
Objective: To investigate the occurrence of occult carcinoma in contralateral lobes based on the ultrasonic features of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: The study included 202 consecutives cases of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma with benign nodules in the contralateral lobe identified by preoperative ultrasound or fine-needle aspiration from June 2014 to December 2015. All patients received total thyroidectomies, and with postoperative pathological examination they were divided into two groups, one including 60 cases with positive occult cancer and another one consisting of 142 cases with negative occult cancer...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441763/improving-passive-time-reversal-underwater-acoustic-communications-using-subarray-processing
#3
Chengbing He, Lianyou Jing, Rui Xi, Qinyuan Li, Qunfei Zhang
Multichannel receivers are usually employed in high-rate underwater acoustic communication to achieve spatial diversity. In the context of multichannel underwater acoustic communications, passive time reversal (TR) combined with a single-channel adaptive decision feedback equalizer (TR-DFE) is a low-complexity solution to achieve both spatial and temporal focusing. In this paper, we present a novel receiver structure to combine passive time reversal with a low-order multichannel adaptive decision feedback equalizer (TR-MC-DFE) to improve the performance of the conventional TR-DFE...
April 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441738/simulation-study-of-the-localization-of-a-near-surface-crack-using-an-air-coupled-ultrasonic-sensor-array
#4
Steven Delrue, Vladislav Aleshin, Mikael Sørensen, Lieven De Lathauwer
The importance of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to check the integrity of materials in different fields of industry has increased significantly in recent years. Actually, industry demands NDT methods that allow fast (preferably non-contact) detection and localization of early-stage defects with easy-to-interpret results, so that even a non-expert field worker can carry out the testing. The main challenge is to combine as many of these requirements into one single technique. The concept of acoustic cameras, developed for low frequency NDT, meets most of the above-mentioned requirements...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441722/experimental-demonstration-and-circuitry-for-a-very-compact-coil-only-pulse-echo-emat
#5
Dirk Rueter
This experimental study demonstrates for the first time a solid-state circuitry and design for a simple compact copper coil (without an additional bulky permanent magnet or bulky electromagnet) as a contactless electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) for pulse echo operation at MHz frequencies. A pulsed ultrasound emission into a metallic test object is electromagnetically excited by an intense MHz burst at up to 500 A through the 0.15 mm filaments of the transducer. Immediately thereafter, a smoother and quasi "DC-like" current of 100 A is applied for about 1 ms and allows an echo detection...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441508/cyberknife-for-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma-a-meta-analysis
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Hossein Mahboubi, Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Kent Tadokoro, Yaser Ghavami, Kasra Ziai, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
Objectives (1) Perform a meta-analysis of the available data on the outcomes of CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VSs) in the published English-language literature and (2) evaluate the collective outcomes of CyberKnife treatment with respect to tumor control and hearing preservation. Data Sources A thorough literature search of published English-language articles was performed in the PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases. Review Methods A database search was conducted with the keywords "CyberKnife" and "vestibular schwannoma" or "acoustic neuroma...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441230/cochlear-implantation-in-adults-with-asymmetric-hearing-loss-benefits-of-bimodal-stimulation
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Maarten Caspar van Loon, Cas Smits, Conrad F Smit, Erik F Hensen, Paul Merkus
OBJECTIVE: This study addresses the outcome of cochlear implantation in addition to hearing aid use in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Seven adults with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss, i.e., less than 30% aided speech recognition in their worst hearing ear and 60 to 85% speech recognition in their best hearing ear...
April 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440353/the-safety-and-feasibility-of-diagnostic-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-used-for-eyes-a-preliminary-in-vivo-study
#8
Li Zha, Ke Qi Chen, Xiao Zhi Zheng, Jing Wu
AIMS: To assess the safety and feasibility of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the eyes of rats. Material and methods: One hundred and twenty-six SD rats were divided into 7 groups. Group 1 was the control group and Group 2 to Group 7 were investigated by ARFI elastography using increased powers of 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%, and 100% and repetitions of 5 or 10. The changes of ocular architecture structures and functions were examined by phthalmoscopic, histopathologic, and light reflex examination, and the expression level of IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α was determined in days 1, 3, and 7 after ARFI elastography, respectively...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439826/surface-acoustic-wave-lysis-and-ion-exchange-membrane-quantification-of-exosomal-microrna
#9
Katherine E Richards, David B Go, Reginald Hill
MicroRNA detection and quantification are commonly explored techniques for diagnostic and prognostic predictions. Typically, microRNAs are extracted and purified from a biological source, converted into complementary DNA (cDNA), and amplified using real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The number of RT-PCR cycles required to reach the threshold of detection provides a relative quantification of the target microRNA when this data is normalized to the quantity of a control microRNA. This methodology has several drawbacks, including the need to artificially amplify the target microRNA for detection as well as quantification errors that can occur due to expression level differences of the control microRNAs for normalization in various sample sources...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439232/mapping-the-speech-code-cortical-responses-linking-the-perception-and-production-of-vowels
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William L Schuerman, Antje S Meyer, James M McQueen
The acoustic realization of speech is constrained by the physical mechanisms by which it is produced. Yet for speech perception, the degree to which listeners utilize experience derived from speech production has long been debated. In the present study, we examined how sensorimotor adaptation during production may affect perception, and how this relationship may be reflected in early vs. late electrophysiological responses. Participants first performed a baseline speech production task, followed by a vowel categorization task during which EEG responses were recorded...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439225/magnitude-codes-for-cross-modal-working-memory-in-the-primate-frontal-association-cortex
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REVIEW
Andreas Nieder
Quantitative features of stimuli may be ordered along a magnitude continuum, or line. Magnitude refers to parameters of different types of stimulus properties. For instance, the frequency of a sound relates to sensory and continuous stimulus properties, whereas the number of items in a set is an abstract and discrete property. In addition, within a stimulus property, magnitudes need to be processed not only in one modality, but across multiple modalities. In the sensory domain, for example, magnitude applies to both to the frequency of auditory sounds and tactile vibrations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439206/is-operavox-a-clinically-useful-tool-for-the-assessment-of-voice-in-a-general-ent-clinic
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Richard Teck Kee Siau, Jay Goswamy, Sue Jones, Sadie Khwaja
BACKGROUND: Objective acoustic analysis is a key component of multidimensional voice assessment. OperaVOX is an iOS app which has been shown to be comparable to Multi Dimensional Voice Program for most principal measures of vocal function. As a relatively cheap, portable and easily accessible form of acoustic analysis, OperaVOX may be more clinically useful than laboratory-based software in many situations. This study aims to determine whether correlation exists between acoustic measurements obtained using OperaVOX, and perceptual evaluation of voice...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438699/cryptic-diversity-in-amazonian-frogs-integrative-taxonomy-of-the-genus-anomaloglossus-amphibia-anura-aromobatidae-reveals-a-unique-case-of-diversification-within-the-guiana-shield
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Jean-Pierre Vacher, Philippe J R Kok, Miguel T Rodrigues, Jucivaldo Dias Lima, Andy Lorenzini, Quentin Martinez, Manon Fallet, Elodie A Courtois, Michel Blanc, Philippe Gaucher, Maël Dewynter, Rawien Jairam, Paul Ouboter, Christophe Thébaud, Antoine Fouquet
Lack of resolution on species boundaries and distribution can hamper inferences in many fields of biology, notably biogeography and conservation biology. This is particularly true in megadiverse and under-surveyed regions such as Amazonia, where species richness remains vastly underestimated. Recently, integrative approaches using a combination of phenotypic and molecular phylogenetics evidence have proved extremely successful in reducing knowledge gaps, especially in animal groups displaying high levels of cryptic diversity like amphibians...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438439/in-ear-medical-devices-for-acoustic-therapies-in-tinnitus-treatments-state-of-the-art
#14
REVIEW
David Ibarra, Francisco Tavira-Sanchez, Manuel Recuero-Lopez, Brian W Anthony
Cochrane reviews indicate there is very limited support for all forms of sound therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy has the strongest support. American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) recently published some guidelines which recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for tinnitus intervention, and only indicates that sound therapy should be considered an "option" for intervention. Nevertheless, acoustic therapy could lead to cause changes in the tinnitus perception and has been appreciated by the affected people for years...
April 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438313/analysis-of-the-metal-layer-thickness-influence-on-the-dispersion-characteristics-of-acoustic-waves-propagating-in-the-layered-piezoelectric-structure-me-aln-me-diamond
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S I Burkov, O P Zolotova, B P Sorokin
The paper presents the results of computer simulation of the acoustic waves propagation in piezoelectric layered structures based on diamond substrate under the influence of various metal film deposition. It has been observed that the maximum phase velocity change Δv/v is achieved with an "Au/(001) AlN/Au/(100) diamond" PLS configuration. However, if the acoustic impedance of the metal layer is greater than the acoustic impedance of the substrate, an elastic wave reflection can be observed, reducing the Δv/v quantities...
March 18, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437994/high-speed-asynchronous-optical-sampling-based-on-ghz-yb-kyw-oscillators
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C Li, N Krauß, G Schäfer, L Ebner, O Kliebisch, J Schmidt, S Winnerl, M Hettich, T Dekorsy
A low-cost scheme of high-speed asynchronous optical sampling based on Yb:KYW oscillators is reported. Two GHz diode-pumped oscillators with a slight pulse repetition rate offset serve as pump and probe source, respectively. The temporal resolution of this system is limited to 500 fs mainly by the pulse duration of the oscillators and also by relative timing jitter between the oscillators. A near-shot-noise noise floor around 10<sup>-6</sup> (∆R/R) is obtained within a data acquisition time of a few seconds...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437362/sonotubometric-assessment-for-severity-of-patulous-eustachian-tube
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Iori Takata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yoko Suzuki, Takeshi Sato, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the morphological patency of the eustachian tube (ET) and sound transmission via the ET. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and model experiment. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A total of 56 ears of 28 patients (9 men and 19 women, aged from 12 to 82 yr, mean 40.4 ± 21.5 yr) who underwent sonotubometric measurement using postural change as well as computed tomography (CT) of the ET in the sitting position, including 26 ears with definite patulous ET, 9 ears with possible patulous ET, and 21 ears without patulous ET...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437116/pump-power-dependence-of-coherent-acoustic-phonon-frequencies-in-colloidal-cdse-cds-core-shell-nanoplatelets
#18
Dong Shuo, Jie Lian, Mark H Jhon, Yinthai Chan, Zhi-Heng Loh
Femtosecond optical pump-probe spectroscopy resolves hitherto unobserved coherent acoustic phonons in colloidal CdSe/CdS core/shell nanoplatelets (NPLs). With increasing pump fluence, the frequency of the in-plane acoustic mode increases from 5.2 to 10.7 cm(-1), whereas the frequency of the out-of-plane mode remains at ~20 cm(-1). Analysis of the oscillation phases suggests that the coherent acoustic phonon generation mechanism transitions from displacive excitation to sub-picosecond Auger hole trapping with increasing pump fluence...
April 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
#19
Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436909/pulse-transit-time-measurement-using-seismocardiogram-photoplethysmogram-and-acoustic-recordings-evaluation-and-comparison
#20
Chenxi Yang, Negar Tavassolian
This work proposes a novel method of pulse transit time measurement. The proximal arterial location data is collected from seismocardiogram (SCG) recordings by placing a MEMS accelerometer on the chest wall. The distal arterial location data is recorded using an acoustic sensor placed inside the ear. The performance of distal location recordings is evaluated by comparing SCG-acoustic and SCG-Photoplethysmogram (PPG) measurements. PPG and acoustic performances under motion noise are also compared. Experimental results suggest comparable performances for the acoustic-based and PPG-based devices...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
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