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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
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Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644763/methyltransferase-g9a-regulates-osteogenesis-via-twist-gene-repression
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N Higashihori, B Lehnertz, A Sampaio, T M Underhill, F Rossi, J M Richman
Here we investigate the role of epigenetic factors in controlling the timing of cranial neural crest cell differentiation. The gene coding for histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase G9A was conditionally deleted in neural crest cells with Wnt1-Cre. The majority of homozygous-null animals survived to birth but thereafter failed to thrive. Phenotypic analysis of postnatal animals revealed that the mutants displayed incomplete ossification and 20% shorter jaws as compared to their wild-type littermates. At E13...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641325/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-associated-with-scuba-diving
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Naoharu Kitajima, Akemi Sugita-Kitajima, Seiji Kitajima
A 28-year-old female diver presented with dizziness and difficulty clearing her left ear whilst scuba diving. Her pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were normal. Testing of Eustachian tube function revealed tubal stenosis. Video-oculography revealed a predominantly torsional nystagmus while the patient was in the lordotic position. Fistula signs were positive. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the temporal bone revealed a diagnosis of bilateral superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCDS). Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing showed that the amplitude of the cVEMP measured from her left ear was larger than that from the right...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641288/the-crista-fenestra-and-its-impact-on-the-surgical-approach-to-the-scala-tympani-during-cochlear-implantation
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Roberto D Angeli, Joel Lavinsky, Enio T Setogutti, Luiz Lavinsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to describe the dimensions of the crista fenestra and determine its presence by means of high-resolution computed tomography (CT) for the purpose of cochlear implantation via the round window approach. METHODS: A series of 10 adult human temporal bones underwent high-resolution CT scanning and were further dissected for microscopic study of the round window niche. RESULTS: In all of the specimens, the round window membrane was fully visualized after the complete removal of bony overhangs...
June 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639740/declining-rates-of-hip-fracture-in-end-stage-renal-disease-analysis-from-the-2003-2011-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Sun Moon Kim, Sai Liu, Jin Long, Maria E Montez-Rath, Mary B Leonard, Glenn M Chertow
The incidence of hip fracture in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is considerably higher than that in the general age- and sex-matched population. Although medical therapy for chronic kidney disease mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) has changed considerably over the last decade, rates of hip fracture in the entire ESRD population have not been well-characterized. Herein, we evaluated temporal trends in rates of hip fracture, in-hospital mortality, and costs of associated hospital stay in ESRD. We identified hospitalizations for hip fracture from 2003 to 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a representative national database inclusive of all ages and payers...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639378/regulation-of-the-fate-of-dental-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-using-engineered-alginate-gelma-hydrogels
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Sahar Ansari, Patricia Sarrion, Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabdi, Tara Aghaloo, Benjamin M Wu, Alireza Moshaverinia
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from dental and orofacial tissues provide an alternative therapeutic option for craniofacial bone tissue regeneration. However, there is still a need to improve stem cell delivery vehicles to regulate the fate of the encapsulated MSCs for high quality tissue regeneration. Matrix elasticity plays a vital role in MSC fate determination. Here we have prepared various hydrogel formulations based on alginate and gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) and have encapsulated gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs) and human bone marrow MSCs (hBMMSCs) within these fabricated hydrogels...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638111/transcriptome-analyses-of-taste-organoids-reveal-multiple-pathways-involved-in-taste-cell-generation
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Wenwen Ren, Eitaro Aihara, Weiwei Lei, Nishi Gheewala, Hironobu Uchiyama, Robert F Margolskee, Ken Iwatsuki, Peihua Jiang
Taste cells undergo constant turnover throughout life; however, the molecular mechanisms governing taste cell generation are not well understood. Using RNA-Seq, we systematically surveyed the transcriptome landscape of taste organoids at different stages of growth. Our data show the staged expression of a variety of genes and identify multiple signaling pathways underlying taste cell differentiation and taste stem/progenitor cell proliferation. For example, transcripts of taste receptors appear only or predominantly in late-stage organoids...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637958/validation-of-cross-calibration-schemes-for-quantitative-bone-spect-ct-using-different-sources-under-various-geometric-conditions
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Noriaki Miyaji, Kenta Miwa, Kazuki Motegi, Takuro Umeda, Kei Wagatsuma, Shohei Fukai, Tomohiro Takiguchi, Takashi Terauchi, Mitsuru Koizumi
PURPOSE: Several cross-calibration schemes have been proposed to produce quantitative values in bone SPECT imaging. Differences in the radionuclide sources and geometric conditions can decrease the accuracy of cross-calibration factor (CCF). The present study aimed to validate the effects of calibration schemes using different sources under various geometric conditions. METHODS: Temporal variations as well as variations in acquisition counts and the shapes of (57)Co standard and (99m)Tc point sources and a (99m)Tc disk source were determined...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636731/correlation-among-external-auditory-canal-anomaly-temporal-bone-malformation-and-hearing-levels-in-patients-with-microtia
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Kun Chen, Liu Liu, Runjie Shi, Peihua Wang, Dong Chen, Hua Xiao
We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the relationship between external auditory canal (EAC) anomaly, temporal bone abnormality, and hearing levels using objective scoring systems in Chinese patients with microtia. The study population consisted of 106 ears of 94 Chinese patients (67 male and 27 female) aged 5 to 45 years (mean: 12.6) with microtia. The EAC abnormalities were classified into 4 types according to Schuknecht's criteria: type A, type B, type C, and type D. Developmental anomalies of the temporal bone were evaluated by Jahrsdoerfer computed tomography (CT) scoring system using high-resolution CT scans of the temporal bone...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636202/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-temporal-bone-in-30-patients-difference-in-presentation-and-treatment-of-post-irradiation-and-de-novo-disease
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Ho Yee Sun, Raymond K Tsang
Squamous cell carcinoma temporal bone (SCCTB) is a rare malignancy with incidence of around 1 to 1.2 case per million populations per year. Risk factors included chronic otitis media and chronic irritation of the skin and mucosa of the external and middle ear. A rare but important aetoloigy is radiation to the region for treatment of head and neck malignancies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634733/dynamic-properties-of-human-tympanic-membrane-after-exposure-to-blast-waves
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Warren G Engles, Xuelin Wang, Rong Z Gan
Blast overpressure causes dynamic damage to middle ear components, and tympanic membrane (TM) rupture is the most frequent middle ear injury. However, it is unclear how the blast waves change mechanical properties of the TM and affect sound transmission through the ear. This paper reports the current study on dynamic properties of the TM after exposure to blast waves by using acoustic loading and laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV). The TM specimens were prepared from human temporal bones following exposures to blast overpressure...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631687/-acquired-atresia-and-stenosis-of-the-external-acoustic-meatus
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D S Kondratchikov, Kh M Diab, V S Korvyakov, L I Terekhina
Acquired atresia of the external acoustic meatus is a rare pathological condition characterized by obliteration of the medial part of the external acoustic canal by a soft fibrous plug. The present article presents an overview of a series of cases of acquired atresia and stenosis of the external acoustic meatus with the description of etiology, pathogenesis, and methods for the treatment of this condition. In the majority of the cases, atresia develops at the final stage of granulation external otitis with or without an accompanying dermatological pathology...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631684/-multiple-pneumocele-associated-with-temporal-bone-hyperpneumatization
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E V Garov, V N Zelenkova, E A Stepanova, A S Meparishvili
The authors consider in brief epidemiology, diagnostics, and variants of the surgical treatment of the rare clinical condition pneumocele and pneumoencephalocele of the temporal bone. Diagnostic and surgical modalities for the management of multiple pneumocele associated with temporal bone hyperpneumatization are discussed.
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631671/-the-anatomical-features-of-the-middle-ear-exerting-the-influence-on-the-formation-of-exudative-otitis-media-in-the-breast-fed-infants-of-different-gestational-age
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A G Matroskin, I V Rakhmanova, A A Dreval', A N Kislyakov, A I Vladimirov
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the anatomical features of the structure of the middle ear and eustachian tube in the breast-fed infants of different gestational age that may be responsible for the formation of exudates (fluids). We have examined 150 temporal bones obtained from the children's cadavers that were allocated to three groups as follows: 50 temporal bones obtained at weeks 26-30 weeks of gestation (group 1), 44 bones 31-36 weeks of gestation (group 2), and 37-40 weeks of gestation (full-term babies, group 3),The analysis of the data obtained on an individual bases revealed either increase or decreases in the selected characteristics of the eustachian tube in comparison with the respective average values as well as the well apparent predominance of a single change or a combination of alteration of several parameters in one case in 26-30 weeks and 31-36 weeks groups...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631670/-topographic-anatomy-of-the-hook-region-and-its-significance-for-the-choice-of-the-surgical-technique-for-the-cochlear-implantation
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Yu K Yanov, V E Kuzovkov, A S Lilenko, I V Kostevich, S B Sugarova, A Sh Amonov
The mode of the introduction of the active electrode of a cochlear implant into the cochlea remains a key issue as far as cochlear implantation is concerned. Especially much attention has recently been given to the relationship between the anatomical features of the basal region of the cochlea (the so-called 'fish hook') and the possibility to approach it. We have undertaken the attempt to optimize the approach to the tympanic canal (scala tympanica) of the cochlea with a view to reducing to a minimum the risk of an injury to the cochlear structures in the course of cochlear implantation...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628917/anatomical-characteristics-of-facial-nerve-and-cochlea-interaction
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Nadine Schart-Morén, Sune Larsson, Helge Rask-Andersen, Hao Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the relationship between the labyrinthine portion (LP) of the facial canal and the cochlea in human inner ear molds and temporal bones using micro-CT and 3D rendering. A reduced cochlea-facial distance may spread electric currents from the cochlear implant to the LP and cause facial nerve stimulation. Influencing factors may be the topographic anatomy and otic capsule properties. METHODS: An archival collection of human temporal bones underwent micro-CT and 3D reconstruction...
June 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623826/mechanical-characterization-via-nanoindentation-of-the-woven-bone-developed-during-bone-transport
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J Mora-Macías, A Pajares, P Miranda, J Domínguez, E Reina-Romo
Nanoindentation has been used successfully in the determination of the mechanical properties of bone. Its application in fracture healing provides information on the evolution of material properties of the woven bone during regeneration process. However, this technique has not been applied in assessing the mechanical properties of woven bone during distraction osteogenesis. Therefore, the aim of this work is to evaluate the spatial and temporal variations of the elastic modulus of the woven bone generated during the bone transport process...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620190/formation-of-biphasic-hydroxylapatite-beta-magnesium-tricalcium-phosphate-in-heat-treated-salmonid-vertebrae
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Don H Butler, Ruth Shahack-Gross
Ichthyoarchaeological evidence is uncommon at ancient hunter-gatherer sites from various regions and timeframes. This research contributes to the development of microarchaeological techniques useful for identifying fishing economies in situations where classifiable bones are unavailable. Specifically, traces of heat altered bone mineral in domestic hearths are expected to provide markers for discarded fish remains. We used a series of laboratory incineration experiments to characterize the mineralogy of burned salmonid vertebrae...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618821/low-intensity-ultrasound-activates-vestibular-otolith-organs-through-acoustic-radiation-force
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M M Iversen, D A Christensen, D L Parker, H A Holman, J Chen, M J Frerck, R D Rabbitt
The present study examined the efficacy of 5 MHz low-intensity focused ultrasound (LiFU) as a stimulus to remotely activate inner ear vestibular otolith organs. The otolith organs are the primary sensory apparati responsible for detecting orientation of the head relative to gravity and linear acceleration in three-dimensional space. These organs also respond to loud sounds and vibration of the temporal bone. The oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau, was used to facilitate unobstructed acoustic access to the otolith organs in vivo...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616773/intracochlear-schwannoma-tumor-removal-via-subtotal-cochleoectomy-and-partial-cochlear-reconstruction-with-preservation-of%C3%A2-semicircular-canal-function
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S K Plontke, S Kösling, N Pazaitis, T Rahne
We report about a patient, who in 2005, as a 37-year-old, experienced a sudden, mild to moderate, mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear, along with tinnitus and mild dizziness. MRI of the temporal bone revealed a very small (1 mm) enhancing lesion in the second turn of the right cochlea after injection of contrast medium. Hearing gradually deteriorated, with complete hearing loss in 2015. At this time, an MRI scan showed a lesion completely filling the cochlea.The tumor was removed through a subtotal cochleoectomy...
June 14, 2017: HNO
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