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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
#2
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
#3
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...
November 4, 2016: 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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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638078/otologic-disorders-causing-dizziness-including-surgery-for-vestibular-disorders
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P Bertholon, A Karkas
This chapter will focus on vertigo/dizziness due to inner-ear malformations, labyrinthine fistula, otosclerosis, infectious processes, and autoimmune inner-ear disorders. Inner-ear malformation due to dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal is the most recently described inner-ear malformation. Vertigo/dizziness is typically induced by sound and pressure stimuli and can be associated with auditory symptoms (conductive or mixed hearing loss). Labyrinthine fistula, except after surgery for otosclerosis, in the context of trauma or chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, still remains a challenging disorder due to multiple uncertainties regarding diagnostic and management strategies...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632181/neuro-otology-some-recent-clinical-advances
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Miriam S Welgampola, Gülden Akdal, G Michael Halmagyi
Vestibular disorders manifesting as vertigo, chronic dizziness and imbalance are common problems in neurological practice. Here, we review some recent interesting and important advances in diagnosis of vestibular disorders using the video head impulse test and in the management of benign positional vertigo and migrainous vertigo.
September 15, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623821/is-gentamycin-delivery-via-sustained-release-vehicles-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-refractory-meniere-s-disease-a-critical-analysis-of-published-interventional-studies
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Petros V Vlastarakos, Emily Iacovou, Thomas P Nikolopoulos
The aim of this study is to review the literature on sustained-release vehicles delivering gentamycin in the inner ear of patients suffering from Meniere's disease (MD), and critically assess their respective clinical effectiveness and safety. A systematic literature review was conducted in Medline and other database sources until January 2016, along with critical analysis of pooled data. Overall, six prospective and four retrospective studies were systematically analyzed. The total number of treated patients was 320...
September 13, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610119/advances-in-the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-bow-hunter-s-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Guangxin Duan, Jiaping Xu, Jijun Shi, Yongjun Cao
Bow hunter's syndrome (BHS), also known as rotational vertebral artery (VA) occlusion syndrome, is a rare yet treatable type of symptomatic vertebrobasilar insufficiency resulting from mechanical occlusion or stenosis of the VA during head and neck rotation or extension. The symptoms of BHS range from transient vertigo to posterior circulation stroke. The underlying pathology is dynamic stenosis or compression of the VA by abnormal bony structures with neck rotation or extension in many cases, such as osteophyte, disc herniation, cervical spondylosis, tendinous bands or tumors...
June 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608839/development-of-a-new-stroke-scale-in-an-emergency-setting
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Haifeng Mao, Peiyi Lin, Junrong Mo, Yunmei Li, Xiaohui Chen, Timothy H Rainer, Huilin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Early identification of stroke is crucial to maximize early management benefits in emergency departments. This study aimed to develop and validate a new stroke recognition instrument for differentiating acute stroke from stroke mimics in an emergency setting. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study among suspected stroke patients presenting to Emergency Department in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University was conducted from May 2012 to March 2013...
September 8, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608722/end-point-indicators-of-low-dose-intra-tympanic-gentamicin-in-management-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Hong Liu, Ting Zhang, Qianru Wu, Yibo Zhang, Chunfu Dai
CONCLUSIONS: One-shot, low-dose intra-tympanic gentamicin (ITG) treatment was effective and safe for Ménière's disease (MD) patients. Head thrust test (HTT) and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) test could be used as endpoint indicators for vertigo control in MD patients. OBJECTIVES: The present study is to explore end-point indicators of ITG injection in MD. METHODS: Patients with MD were reviewed from June 2012 to March 2014...
September 9, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497416/pediatric-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-etiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-20-children
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Kavita Dedhia, David H Chi
OBJECTIVES: 1. To report our experience in children with sudden-onset sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). 2. To describe the etiology and management of children with SSNHL. METHODS: Retrospective review of 20 children with SSNHL, from 2000 to 2013 at a tertiary pediatric facility. Patients had the following inclusion criteria: history of normal hearing, hearing loss occurring in less than 3 days, and audiogram documentation. RESULTS: The average age of patients presenting with SSNHL is 11 years 3 months (22months-18years)...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488837/a-safe-repositioning-maneuver-for-the-management-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-gans-vs-epley-maneuver-a-randomized-comparative-clinical-trial
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Alia Saberi, Shadman Nemati, Salah Sabnan, Fatemeh Mollahoseini, Ehsan Kazemnejad
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of peripheral vertigo. Some repositioning maneuvers have been described for its management. The aim of this study was comparing the therapeutic effect of Epley and Gans maneuvers in BPPV. This randomized clinical trial was performed from September to December 2015. 73 patients with true vertigo diagnosed as BPPV enrolled the study. They randomly assigned in quadripartite blocks to modified Epley maneuver group (E) or Gans maneuver group (G)...
August 3, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450603/inner-ear-barotrauma-after-underwater-pool-competency-training-without-the-use-of-compressed-air-case-and-review
#19
Sean McIntire, Lee Boujie
Inner ear barotrauma can occur when the gas-filled chambers of the ear have difficulty equalizing pressure with the outside environment after changes in ambient pressure. This can transpire even with small pressure changes. Hypobaric or hyperbaric environments can place significant stress on the structures of the middle and inner ear. If methods to equalize pressure between the middle ear and other connected gas-filled spaces (i.e., Valsalva maneuver) are unsuccessful, middle ear overpressurization can occur...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443156/-therapy-of-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-treatment-algorithm
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REVIEW
C Veauthier, F Paul
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is one of the most frequent symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and one of the main reasons for underemployment and early retirement. The mechanisms of MS-related fatigue are unknown but comorbid disorders play a major role. Anemia, diabetes, side effects of medication and depression should be ruled out. Moreover, excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) should be differentiated from fatigue. No approved medicinal therapy of MS fatigue is currently available. OBJECTIVE: Presentation of current treatment strategies with a particular focus on secondary fatigue due to sleep disorders...
December 2016: Der Nervenarzt
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