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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804504/efficacy-of-auricular-acupressure-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Li-Hua Yang, Pei-Bei Duan, Qing-Mei Hou, Shi-Zheng Du, Jin-Fang Sun, Si-Juan Mei, Xiao-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVES: To identify the efficacy of auricular acupressure on pain and disability for chronic LBP by systematic review. METHODS: A search of randomized controlled trials was conducted in four English medical electronic databases and three Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently retrieved related studies, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted data with a standardized data form. Meta-analyses were performed using all time-points meta-analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803834/transcutaneous-auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-tavns-might-be-a-mechanism-behind-the-analgesic-effects-of-auricular-acupuncture
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Taras Usichenko, Henriette Hacker, Martin Lotze
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials (RCT) demonstrated that auricular acupuncture (AA) is effective in treatment of acute and chronic pain, although the mechanisms behind AA are not elucidated. METHODS: The data concerning the localization of AA points, which are commonly used to treat pain, were extracted from the meta-analysis of 17 RCTs and evaluated using the anatomical map of auricular afferent nerve supply. RESULTS: Fifteen out of 20 specific AA points, used in the treatment of pain, are situated in areas innervated mostly by the auricular branch of the vagal nerve (ABVN), whereas sham stimulation was applied at the helix of the auricle, innervated by cervical nerves...
August 2, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803354/facultative-myiasis-of-domestic-cats-by-sarcophaga-argyrostoma-diptera-sarcophagidae-calliphora-vicina-and-lucilia-sericata-diptera-calliphoridae-in-northern-italy
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Marco Pezzi, Daniel Whitmore, Teresa Bonacci, Carlo Nicola Francesco Del Zingaro, Milvia Chicca, Massimo Lanfredi, Marilena Leis
We describe five cases of myiasis of domestic cats, Felis silvestris catus L. (Carnivora: Felidae), reported in 2016 in northern Italy and caused by three Diptera species: Sarcophaga argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Sarcophagidae), Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy and Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Calliphoridae). Three were cases of traumatic myiasis, one by S. argyrostoma and two by L. sericata, one was a case of auricular myiasis by C. vicina and one was a case of ophthalmomyiasis caused by an association of L...
August 12, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798551/total-ear-reconstruction-using-porous-polyethylene
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REVIEW
Kausar Ali, Jeffrey G Trost, Tuan A Truong, Raymond J Harshbarger
Total ear reconstruction has been approached by several techniques involving autologous graft, prosthetic implant, and alloplastic implant options. Recent studies have shown the superiority of porous polyethylene (Medpor, Porex Surgical) reconstruction over autologous reconstruction based on improved aesthetic results, earlier age of intervention, shorter surgery times, fewer number of required procedures, and a simpler postoperative recovery process. A durable and permanent option for total ear reconstruction, like Medpor, can help alleviate the cosmetic concerns that patients with auricular deformities may be burdened with on a daily basis...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798549/autologous-ear-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Asaf Olshinka, Matthew Louis, Tuan A Truong
Since the pioneering use of autologous rib cartilage for the reconstruction of microtia, there have been significant advances in surgical technique that have helped to ameliorate the psychological burden of microtia. To date, the use of rib cartilage for auricular reconstruction is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous techniques for microtia reconstruction as it provides excellent aesthetic results with lasting durability. In this review, the authors outline the most common methods of microtia reconstruction with a comparison of each technique and illustrative case examples...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798548/newborn-ear-deformities-early-recognition-and-novel-nonoperative-techniques
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REVIEW
Kelly Schultz, Diana Guillen, Renata S Maricevich
Congenital auricular anomalies are common sources of aesthetic concern and psychosocial distress for both children and their parents. Only one-third of these anomalies self-correct, leaving a large need for acceptable corrective methods. Otoplasty is often the standard treatment; however, newer nonsurgical methods, including splinting and molding in the neonatal period, have shown favorable results without the complications of surgical intervention and with the advantage of early intervention. These treatment options have not yet been widely adopted in Western countries due to delayed diagnosis of auricular deformities and confusion regarding treatment indications and technique...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798547/partial-ear-defects
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REVIEW
Brent B Pickrell, Christopher D Hughes, Renata S Maricevich
Reconstruction of partial ear defects represents one of the most challenging areas within reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Each case of auricular reconstruction is unique and warrants a systematic approach that accounts for defect size and location, the quality of the surrounding skin, patient preference, and operator experience. In this article, the authors outline different reconstructive approaches for defects of the upper-, middle-, and lower-third of the auricle. The relevant anatomy is discussed in detail...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798546/otologic-and-audiology-concerns-of-microtia-repair
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REVIEW
Kausar Ali, Kriti Mohan, Yi-Chun Liu
Microtia is a congenital auricular deformity that commonly presents with associated congenital aural atresia. The most acute concern in these patients is concomitant hearing loss at birth. A team-based approach by plastic surgeons and otologists is necessary to address both the otologic and audiologic concerns of microtia and atresia. Hearing rehabilitation is imperative; yet it should not compromise the aesthetic components of reconstruction and vice versa. Here, the authors propose a framework to evaluate and manage patients with microtia and atresia with the goal of optimizing functional and cosmetic outcomes...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796097/comparison-of-two-different-grafts-in-nasal-framework-reconstruction-of-binder-syndrome-cartilage-and-silicone
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Le Tian, Jianjun You, Huan Wang, Bo Zhang, Yihao Xu, Xiaona Lu, Fei Fan
BACKGROUND: Binder syndrome is a rare congenital malformation with a flat facial profile especially a depressed nose. Rhinoplasty plays an important part in the multidisciplinary surgical protocol. Different materials have been proposed to reconstruct nasal framework. But fewer evidence concerns which graft can achieve more stable and appreciated nasal contour. In this article, the authors reported surgical details and experience of nasal framework reconstruction of Binder syndrome, compare the esthetic outcomes of 2 grafts: autologous costal cartilage and L-shaped silicone covered with auricular cartilage...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790863/great-auricular-neuropraxia-with-beach-chair-position
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Minal Joshi, Ruth Cheng, Hattiyangadi Kamath, Joel Yarmush
Shoulder arthroscopy has been shown to be the procedure of choice for many diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Neuropraxia of the great auricular nerve (GAN) is an uncommon complication of shoulder surgery, with the patient in the beach chair position. We report a case of great auricular neuropraxia associated with direct compression by a horseshoe headrest, used in routine positioning for uncomplicated shoulder surgery. In this case, an arthroscopic approach was taken, under regional anesthesia with sedation in the beach chair position...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779933/sleep-patterns-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-auricular-acupuncture-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia
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Lena Bergdahl, Jan-Erik Broman, Anne H Berman, Kristina Haglund, Lars von Knorring, Agneta Markström
The aim of the study was to objectively examine how sleep patterns were affected in a short- and long-term perspective after auricular acupuncture (AA) and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). Sixty participants with insomnia disorders (men/women 9/51; mean age of 60.5 years, (SD 9.4)), were randomized to group treatment with AA or CBT-i. Actigraphy recordings were made at baseline, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up. The CBT-i group reduced their time in bed, their actual sleeping time, their sleep latency and their actual time awake...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777314/artificial-auricular-cartilage-using-silk-fibroin-and-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel
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Jung Min Lee, Md Tipu Sultan, Soon Hee Kim, Vijay Kumar, Yeung Kyu Yeon, Ok Joo Lee, Chan Hum Park
Several methods for auricular cartilage engineering use tissue engineering techniques. However, an ideal method for engineering auricular cartilage has not been reported. To address this issue, we developed a strategy to engineer auricular cartilage using silk fibroin (SF) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogel. We constructed different hydrogels with various ratios of SF and PVA by using salt leaching, silicone mold casting, and freeze-thawing methods. We characterized each of the hydrogels in terms of the swelling ratio, tensile strength, pore size, thermal properties, morphologies, and chemical properties...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774681/sildenafil-improves-blood-perfusion-in-steroid-induced-avascular-necrosis-of-femoral-head-in-rabbits-via-a-protein-kinase-g-dependent-mechanism
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Qichun Song, Jianlong Ni, Hongyuan Jiang, Zhibin Shi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study were to evaluate the effect of sildenafil against avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH) in a rabbit model, and to study the role of protein kinase G (PKG) pathway and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in ANFH. METHODS: Three weeks after inducing ANFH with methylprednisolone injection, 45 female adult New Zealand white rabbits were divided into three groups and treated as follows: group SI received daily intraperitoneal sildenafil with a dose of 10 mg/kg per day; group SD received daily sildenafil identically to group SI plus auricular vein injection DT3 (a specific PKG inhibitor); group NS received only normal saline...
July 31, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764209/mastoid-osteoma-of-temporal-bone-a-rare-case-report
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Rahul Kumar Singh, Amit Goyal, Amit Kumar, Gaurav Kataria, Amber Kesarwani
Osteomas of the temporal bone are rare entity with incidence of 0.1% - 1% of all benign tumours of skull. They are slow growing benign lesion of temporal bone. We report a rare case of mastoid osteoma of size more than 5 cm. A 40-year-old female patient presented to us with left post auricular bony swelling of size greater than 5 cm. Diagnosis of mastoid osteoma was made after relevant investigations including High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) temporal bone. Complete surgical excision was done with good cosmetic outcome without recurrence...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753714/auricular-composite-grafting-in-functional-rhinoplasty
#15
Neela Rao, Dean M Toriumi
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August 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750875/chronic-kidney-disease-in-hypertensive-subjects-%C3%A2-60-years-treated-in-primary-care
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Betlem Salvador-González, Jordi Mestre-Ferrer, Maria Soler-Vila, Luisa Pascual-Benito, Eva Alonso-Bes, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HT) is the second leading cause of kidney failure. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), blood pressure (BP) control is the most important intervention to minimise progression. For CKD diagnosis, standardised creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) testing by CKD-EPI is recommended. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and factors associated with a moderate decrease in eGFR (by CKD-EPI) and BP control in subjects with HT...
July 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749307/recurrent-ear-mite-otodectes-cynotis-infestation-in-three-related-groups-of-patagonian-cavies-dolichotis-patagonum
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Carolina Lopes da Cruz, Torres Alpino, Jack Kottwitz
:  Two of three groups of Patagonian cavies ( Dolichotis patagonum ) contracted Otodectes cynotis infestations after exposure to mite-infested feral cats. Otodectes cynotis infestations were initially identified in 9 of 10 cavies in group 1. Multiple feral cats with O. cynotis infestations were observed in the vicinity of the Patagonian cavies and were subsequently removed. The Patagonian cavies were initially treated with ivermectin (0.4 mg/kg s.q.) every 2 wk, but ivermectin was discontinued after the third treatment due to injury to one of the Patagonian cavies during capture...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749302/squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-two-snow-leopards-uncia-uncia-with-unusual-auricular-presentation
#18
Benoît Quintard, Eva Maria Greunz, Brice Lefaux, Karin Lemberger, Antoine Leclerc
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is well documented in snow leopards ( Uncia uncia ) and most common locations are oral, facial, or pedal. These two cases illustrate an unusual auricular presentation, which is more often reported in white domestic cats. The animals were aged and presented clinical signs of otitis such as head shaking and ear scratching. Clinical examinations showed auricular canal masses with chronic purulent otitis. In both cases, clinical deterioration led to euthanasia and histology of the ear canal was consistent with SCC and showed numerous vascular emboli...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746277/auricular-tissue-engineering-using-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-stem-cells-with-small-intestine-submucosa
#19
Chih-Hsun Lin, I-Chen Yang, Chi-Han Tsai, Hsu-Wei Fang, Hsu Ma
BACKGROUND: Ear reconstruction remains a challenge for plastic surgeons. A tissue-engineering approach could provide another route for obtaining shape maintenance in neoauricular tissue. METHODS: The authors designed a novel tissue-engineering auricular construct by culturing human adipose stem cells, which differentiated into osteocytes but not chondrocytes, in small intestine submucosa scaffolds. The authors evaluated cell growth potential and mechanical properties...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742686/bioengineering-a-human-face-graft-the-matrix-of-identity
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Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Adriano Taddeo, Giuseppe Orlando, Virginie Joris, Emmanuel Coche, Catherine Behets, Jan Lerut, Chantal Dessy, Giulio Cossu, Esther Vögelin, Robert Rieben, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
OBJECTIVE: During the last decade, face allotransplantation has been shown to be a revolutionary reconstructive procedure for severe disfigurements. However, offer to patients remains limited due to lifelong immunosuppression. To move forward in the field, a new pathway in tissue engineering is proposed. BACKGROUND: Our previously reported technique of matrix production of a porcine auricular subunit graft has been translated to a human face model. METHODS: 5 partial and 1 total face grafts were procured from human fresh cadavers...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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