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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209807/blast-injury-of-the-ear-by-massive-explosion-a-review-of-41-cases
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Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, A Crambert, O Maurin, Q Lisan, S Marty, Y Pons
BACKGROUND: Blast injuries in modern warfare are common, and the ear is often affected as it is an effective pressure transducer. This study aimed to evaluate military blast injuries of the ear. METHODS: From May 2002 to October 2014, all patients referred to two military hospitals near Paris, France following exposure to massive explosions were analysed. RESULTS: Among the 41 patients (82 ears), 36 of them reported tinnitus, 25 hearing loss, 14 earache and 8 vertigo...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202097/independent-prescriber-physiotherapist-led-balance-clinic-the-southport-and-ormskirk-pathway
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L Burrows, T H Lesser, A V Kasbekar, N Roland, M Billing
OBJECTIVE: To report the introduction and impact of non-medical prescribing, initiated to improve patient pathways for those presenting with dizziness and balance disorders. METHODS: The Southport and Ormskirk physiotherapy-led vestibular clinic sees and treats all patients with dizziness and balance disorders referred to the ENT department. Letters are triaged by an audiologist, who also performs an otological examination and hearing test; this is followed by an assessment with the independent prescriber physiotherapist...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192380/intratympanic-triamcinolone-and-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-syndrome
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Mejd Jumaily, Farhoud Faraji, Anthony A Mikulec
OBJECTIVE: To describe the safety and potential efficacy of intratympanic administration of triamcinolone (40 mg/mL) in the treatment of unilateral Ménière's syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Single-institution retrospective analysis. SETTING: Tertiary referral neurotology clinic. PATIENTS: Eighteen patients diagnosed with unilateral Ménière's syndrome with vertigo refractory to medical management. INTERVENTION(S): Intratympanic injection of triamcinolone or dexamethasone...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167008/prevalence-of-vestibular-and-balance-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-age-a-multi-center-study
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Jong Dae Lee, Chang-Hee Kim, Seok Min Hong, Sung Huhn Kim, Myung-Whan Suh, Min-Beom Kim, Dae Bo Shim, Hosuk Chu, No Hee Lee, Minbum Kim, Sung Kwang Hong, Jae-Hyun Seo
OBJECTIVES: Children differ from adults in the expression of dizziness symptoms and the causes of dizziness. In several studies, benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC) and vestibular migraine (VM) were seen exclusively in children with vertigo, but the age threshold used to define 'children' varies, and there are few reported studies about adolescents with dizziness. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders according to age category in a multi-center study (otolaryngology departments of 11 hospitals) of children and adolescents...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145669/dizziness-approach-to-evaluation-and-management
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Herbert L Muncie, Susan M Sirmans, Ernest James
Dizziness is a common yet imprecise symptom. It was traditionally divided into four categories based on the patient's history: vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium, and light-headedness. However, the distinction between these symptoms is of limited clinical usefulness. Patients have difficulty describing the quality of their symptoms but can more consistently identify the timing and triggers. Episodic vertigo triggered by head motion may be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Vertigo with unilateral hearing loss suggests Meniere disease...
February 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079432/primary-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve-misdiagnosed-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haijin Yi, Bin Hu, Guoping Yin, Xin Li, Jinkun Xu, Jingying Ye, Shi-Ming Yang
CONCLUSION: Unusual primary tumors of the facial nerve should be considered in patients with progressive facial paralysis, especially if this is accompanied by hearing loss or vertigo. Misdiagnosis could increase the difficulties of operation, diminish the chance of facial nerve reconstruction, and increase the likelihood of poor reconstructive outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This paper was to determine the characteristics of facial nerve primary tumors misdiagnosed as tumor-free conditions many years prior, and to describe appropriate treatments...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042454/exploratory-study-on-the-impact-of-switching-to-nilotinib-in-18-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase-with-suboptimal-response-to-imatinib
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Sikander Ailawadhi, Luke P Akard, Carole B Miller, Anand Jillella, Daniel J DeAngelo, Solveig G Ericson, Felice Lin, Ghulam Warsi, Jerald Radich
BACKGROUND: The phase II, exploratory, open-label Exploring Nilotinib BCR-ABL Effects (ENABL) study [ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00644878] assessed the impact of switching to nilotinib therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) who had a suboptimal molecular response with imatinib. METHODS: Patients with CML-CP who had previously achieved a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR), but had a suboptimal molecular response, with frontline imatinib therapy (N = 18) were assigned to receive nilotinib 300 mg twice daily...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031153/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030893/recent-advances-in-understanding-audiovestibular-loss-of-a-vascular-cause
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Hyun-Ah Kim, Hyung Lee
Acute audiovestibular loss is characterized by abrupt onset of prolonged (lasting days) vertigo and hearing loss. Acute ischemic stroke in the distribution of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) is known to be the leading cause of acute audiovestibular loss. So far, eight subgroups of AICA territory infarction have been identified according to the patterns of audiovestibular dysfunctions, among which the most common pattern is the combined loss of auditory and vestibular functions. Unlike inner ear dysfunction of a viral cause, which can commonly present as an isolated vestibular (i...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974068/endolymphatic-sac-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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R F Bento, J C Cisneros, A C De Oliveira Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To describe the results obtained with endolymphatic sac drainage in patients with Ménière's disease. METHOD: A retrospective case review study was conducted of 95 Ménière's disease patients who underwent endolymphatic sac drainage in a tertiary care referral centre, after failing a long course of medical management. The main outcome measures were vertigo control and hearing preservation. RESULTS: In patients with unilateral disease, vertigo control was obtained in 94...
February 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929596/primary-solitary-intralabyrinthine-schwannoma-a-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Avi Shupak, Yehuda Holdstein, Margalit Kaminer, Itzhak Braverman
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) are uncommon benign tumors that originate in the Schwann cell sheath of the intralabyrinthine distal branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve. They have no initial involvement in the internal auditory canal, although that might develop later. These lesions can arise inside the cochlea, originate in the vestibule or, in rare cases, develop in the semicircular canals. From these sites, spread might take place via the anatomic connections between the perilymphatic spaces in the scala vestibuli and the anterior vestibule...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895001/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854093/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-mimicking-brainstem-infarction-a-dilemma
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Tsung-Han Ho, Chia-Lin Tsai, Yaw-Don Hsu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Fu-Chi Yang, Chia-Ching Hsu, Chun-Chieh Lin
PURPOSE: We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem infarction in the cranial computed tomography (CT) findings. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 5-day history of vertigo, cognitive decline, and difficulty in walking...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812817/translabyrinthine-vestibular-neurectomy-and-simultaneous-cochlear-implant-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Pietro Canzi, Marco Manfrin, Marco Perotti, Federico Aprile, Silvia Quaglieri, Elisabetta Rebecchi, Giulia Locatelli, Marco Benazzo
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of Ménière's disease (MD) is recommended in case of medical and intratympanic treatment failures. Translabyrinthine vestibular nerve section has been considered the gold standard for denervation procedures in order to control vertigo attacks, although at the cost of sacrificing residual hearing. To the best of our knowledge, no work has been published with regard to a group of patients submitted to translabyrinthine vestibular neurectomy and simultaneous cochlear implant for MD...
January 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800104/epidemiological-and-clinical-aspects-of-ear-nose-and-throat-sensorineural-emergencies-in-the-yaound%C3%A3-reference-hospital
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François Djomou, Yves Christian Andjock Nkouo, Eko David Mindja, Choffor Nchinda, Luc Meka, Emilia Mbamyah-Lyonga, Alexis Ndjolo
INTRODUCTION: Sensorineural emergencies (SNE) are rare clinical situations. Few patients consult early explaining subsequent difficulty in having accurate data and management. Three clinical conditions are considered SNE in otolaryngology; they include sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), Bell's palsy and acute vertigo. There is very little data available on sensorineural emergencies in our setting. The aim of this study was to provide preliminary data on the management of Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) sensorineural emergency cases in Yaoundé Reference Hospital...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798932/clinical-presentation-magnetic-resonance-angiography-ultrasound-findings-and-stroke-patterns-in-patients-with-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Albrecht Günther, Otto W Witte, Martin Freesmeyer, Robert Drescher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an important cause of ischemic stroke. In this observational study, clinical data, magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound (US) imaging findings and ischemic patterns were analyzed. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with a diagnosis of VAD underwent clinical examination, US, MR of the brain and neck and MR angiography (MRA) of the cervical arteries. Vascular abnormalities and ischemic brain lesions were noted. Data were evaluated separately and compared for spontaneous and traumatic VAD subgroups...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750273/a-case-report-of-severe-neuro-behcet-s-disease-treated-with-a-combination-of-immunosuppressives-and-a-tnf-inhibitor-a-difficult-therapeutic-choice
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Fatma Nur Korkmaz, Gulsen Ozen, Ali Uğur Ünal, Pınar Kahraman Koytak, Nese Tuncer, Haner Direskeneli
Abstract/ Resumo Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, skin lesions and uveitis. The nervous system involvement of BD, neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD), is one of the important causes of mortality of the disease. Herein, we present a 29-year-old male with parenchymal NBD who has progressed rapidly and was managed with an uncommon aggressive immunosuppresive combination therapy. The patient first presented six years ago with vertigo and difficulty in talking and walking...
September 28, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742964/-vestibular-schwannoma-management-and-microsurgical-results
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S Rosahl, D Eßer
BACKGROUND: The experience of the medical team, interdisciplinarity, quality of the physician-patient relationship, sensible use of modern technology, and a sound knowledge about the long-term results of observation and interventions all influence treatment quality in patients with vestibular schwannomas. OBJECTIVES: Compilation of findings regarding the results of observation and microsurgical treatment of patients with these tumors. Deduction of strategies for the medical management from these data...
October 14, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737513/pharmacologic-interventions-for-treating-phantom-limb-pain
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REVIEW
Maria Jenelyn M Alviar, Tom Hale, Monalisa Dungca
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 12, 2011. Phantom limb pain (PLP) is pain that arises in the missing limb after amputation and can be severe, intractable, and disabling. Various medications have been studied in the treatment of phantom pain. There is currently uncertainty in the optimal pharmacologic management of PLP. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to summarise the evidence of effectiveness of pharmacologic interventions in treating PLP...
October 14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676247/a-novel-approach-to-proactive-primary-care-based-case-finding-and-multidisciplinary-management-of-falls-syncope-and-dizziness-in-a-one-stop-service-preliminary-results
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Steve W Parry, Harry Hill, Joanna Lawson, Nick Lawson, David Green, Heidi Trundle, Judith McNaught, Victoria Strassheim, Alma Caldwell, Richard Mayland, Phillip Earley, Peter McMeekin
National and international evidence and guidelines on falls prevention and management in community-dwelling elderly adults recommend that falls services should be multifactorial and their interventions multicomponent. The way that individuals are identified as having had or being at risk of falls in order to take advantage of such services is far less clear. A novel multidisciplinary, multifactorial falls, syncope, and dizziness service model was designed with enhanced case ascertainment through proactive, primary care-based screening (of individual case notes of individuals aged ≥60) for individual fall risk factors...
November 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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