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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796091/comparing-outcomes-following-salvage-microsurgery-in-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-failing-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-or-microsurgery
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Hyun-Jin Lee, Mi Joo Kim, Seung Hyun Koh, Won Seok Chang, In Seok Moon
OBJECTIVE: The increasing use of primary gamma-knife radiosurgery (GKS) for the treatment of vestibular schwannoma (VS) has led to a concomitant increase in the number of patients requiring salvage surgery for GKS failure. When patients underwent GKS as the primary treatment, it is known that dissecting tumor from adjacent nerves during salvage surgery is more difficult. In this report, we share our clinical experience with such patients and analyze the clinical findings of patients with tumor regrowth/recurrence...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777515/early-treatment-response-predicts-outcome-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Iclal Karatop-Cesur, Gunalp Uzun, Kubra Ozgok-Kangal, Mesut Mutluoglu, Senol Yildiz
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy is used in the treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). Some patients, however, do not benefit from HBO₂ therapy despite several weeks of treatment. We hypothesized that early treatment response could predict treatment failure. We conducted a retrospective chart review and identified patients diagnosed with ISSNHL and recorded the pure tone average (PTA) levels prior to, after the first week and at completion of HBO₂ therapy. Early treatment response (ETR) was assessed after the first week of HBO₂ therapy, and an increase ⟨10 decibels (dB) in mean PTA level was defined as a negative ETR...
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777514/our-experience-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-sensorineural-hearing-loss-isnhl-effect-of-combination-therapy-with-hbo%C3%A2-and-vasodilator-infusion-therapy
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Barbora Kratochvílovà, Oliver Profant, Jaromír Astl, Richard Holý
Idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (ISNHL) is a hearing impairment that occurs suddenly with onset over a period of 24 to 72 hours, affecting at least three adjacent frequencies with hearing loss of 30 decibels or more, caused by damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve without clear reasons. The treatment of ISNHL is still a hot topic. In a retrospective study, we examined 88 patients with ISNHL (2008-2013). The objective of the study was to compare the effects of two different types of therapy: vasodilator infusion treatment combined with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy vs...
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768087/adjunctive-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-for-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Chun-Shih Chin, Tsai-Yun Lee, Ming-Feng Wu
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to evaluate the hearing gain efficacy from adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) treatment in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of chart reviews was performed on patients with ISSHL between January 2013 through December 2015. All patients were referred to us from our ENT Department for adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen treatment. The results were assessed through pure-tone audiometry (PTA) data change (hearing gain), both before and after HBO₂) treatment...
January 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761208/sudden-bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-following-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Sara Mirzaeian, Sedigheh Ayati, Asieh Maleki
The prevalence of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is less than 5% and the etiology of most cases is unknown. Due to many structural and functional similarities between the kidney and inner ear, many conditions, diseases, and drugs have both renal and cochlear effects and toxicities. There are several reports of SSNHL in patients with CRF, uraemic patient, hemodialysis treatment, and ARF. Here, we report a rare manifestation of SSNHL following severe postpartum hemorrhage that has simultaneous renal failure and cochlear impairment...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756569/sudden-hearing-loss-an-effectivity-comparison-of-intratympanic-and-systemic-steroid-treatments
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Gülce Ermutlu, Nilda Süslü, Taner Yılmaz, Sarp Saraç
Corticosteroid treatment has been considered the most effective treatment modality for sudden sensorineural hearing loss so far. Application route of corticosteroids may vary. We have designed a prospective randomized case-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectivenesses of the different application routes of steroids in the treatment of SSHL. Thirty-five patients were distributed randomly to two groups which were treated with either 'oral' or 'intratympanic' corticosteroids. Intratympanic steroid administration was performed three times every other day transtympanically...
July 29, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744995/idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-and-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-syndrome-the-role-of-cerebral-venous-drainage
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Marco Matteo Ciccone, Pietro Scicchitano, Michele Gesualdo, Francesca Cortese, Annapaola Zito, Fabio Manca, Barbara Boninfante, Pasquale Recchia, Domenico Leogrande, Domenico Viola, Marialessia Damiani, Valeria Gambacorta, Antonio Piccolo, Vincenzo De Ceglie, Nicola Quaranta
AIM: to evaluate the influence of cerebral venous drainage on the pathogenesis of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) and Ménière syndrome (MD). METHODS: we enrolled 59 consecutive patients (32 males, mean age 53.05+15.37 years): 40 ISSHL and 19 MD. All underwent physical examination, biochemical evaluation (glycemic and lipid profile, viral serology, C reactive protein, etc), audiometric (tonal, vocal, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and auditory brainstem response test) and impedentiometric examination...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738977/glutathione-peroxidase-3-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Chen-Yu Chien, Tzu-Yen Huang, Shu-Yu Tai, Ning-Chia Chang, Hsun-Mo Wang, Ling-Feng Wang, Kuen-Yao Ho
The glutathione peroxidase 3 gene (GPX3) is reported to be a risk factor for arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral venous thrombosis. GPX3 may be one of the aetiologies of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), which might be attributed to the genetic effect of GPX3 by influence reactive oxygen species (ROS). Unbalanced ROS have been associated with susceptibility to SSNHL. Therefore, we conducted a case-control study with 416 SSNHL cases and 255 controls. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719039/differences-in-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-sudden-low-and-high-frequency-hearing-loss
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Oak-Sung Choo, Suk Min Yang, Hun Yi Park, Jong Bin Lee, Jeong Hun Jang, Seong Jun Choi, Yun-Hoon Choung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: We compared the clinical characteristics between acute low- and high-frequency hearing loss (LF and HF, respectively) patients, and the efficacy of three different treatment protocols (systemic steroids, intratympanic steroid injection, and combination therapy). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study. METHODS: A total of 111 patients diagnosed with LF or HF were treated on an outpatient basis. Each group was randomly divided into three equal subgroups based on therapy: oral steroid, intratympanic dexamethasone injection (IT), and combination therapy...
August 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717668/different-renal-phenotypes-in-related-adult-males-with-fabry-disease-with-the-same-classic-genotype
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Renzo Mignani, Mariarita Moschella, Giovanna Cenacchi, Ilaria Donati, Marta Flachi, Daniela Grimaldi, Davide Cerretani, Paola De Giovanni, Marcello Montevecchi, Angelo Rigotti, Alessandro Ravasio
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease related patients with classical mutation usually exhibit similar severe phenotype especially concerning renal manifestation. METHODS: A dry blood spot screening (DBS) and the DNA analysis has been performed in a 48-year-old man (Patient 1) because of paresthesia. RESULTS: The DBS revealed absent leukocyte α-Gal A enzyme activity while DNA analysis identified the I354K mutation. Serum creatinine and e-GFR were in normal range and also albuminuria and proteinuria were absent...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708796/significance-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-ears-with-unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Yuriko Okazaki, Tadao Yoshida, Satofumi Sugimoto, Masaaki Teranishi, Ken Kato, Shinji Naganawa, Michihiko Sone
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the existence of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in affected and unaffected ears in patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to evaluate the significance of EH in various otological diseases. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital. METHODS: One hundred eighty-two ears from 91 patients with unilateral SNHL were studied...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704898/a-case-of-auditory-neuropathy-caused-by-pontine-hemorrhage-in-an-adult
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Seung-Hyun Chung, Sung Wook Jeong, Lee-Suk Kim
A pontine hemorrhage can evoke several neurological symptoms because the pons contains various nuclei and nerve fibers. Hearing loss can develop as a result of a pontine hemorrhage because there is an auditory conduction pathway in the cochlear nucleus of the pons. However, very few cases of hearing loss caused by pontine lesions have been reported, and there have been no reports of auditory neuropathy that developed following a pontine hemorrhage. Recently we had a patient who experienced a nontraumatic pontine hemorrhage who was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680629/an-isolated-traumatic-fracture-of-the-malleus-handle
#13
Sertac Yetiser
Traumatic fracture of the malleus handle without tympanic membrane perforation is a rare incidence. Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss can only be confirmed with manipulation of the ossicles under sedation as computerized tomography is not informative. We present a 39-year-old lady with Q-tip injury when she get sudden phone call.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680488/sudden-sensorioneural-hearing-loss-and-autoimmune-systemic-diseases
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Bruno Almeida Antunes Rossini, Norma de Oliveira Penido, Mario Sergio Lei Munhoz, Eduardo Amaro Bogaz, Renata Souza Curi
Introduction  Several authors have demonstrated the relationship between sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and systemic autoimmune diseases (SAD). Immune-mediated SNHL can rarely present as unilateral sudden SNHL and manifests itself in the contralateral ear only after years. It presents clinical relevance for being one of the few SNHL that may be reversible given that early and appropriate treatment is applied. Objective  The objective of this study is to describe the clinical presentations and audiological findings from patients with idiopathic sudden SNHL and SAD associated with a probable diagnosis of immune-mediated SNHL...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678056/enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-sudden-hearing-loss-in-a-child-with-a-cerebral-shunt
#15
Wendi-Jo Wendt, Andrew Hashikawa
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS) is the most common congenital ear anomaly that causes sensorineural hearing loss in children and may predispose a child to sudden hearing loss from sudden pressure changes or minor head trauma. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy with a history of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and migraines who presented to the emergency department with parental and child care provider reports of acute hearing loss, without a history of trauma, infection, or hardware malfunction, who was diagnosed with bilateral EVAS...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664686/knowledge-of-parents-from-urban-and-rural-areas-vs-prevention-methods-of-hearing-loss-threats-seen-as-challenges-for-public-health
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Maria Danuta Głowacka, Piotr Świdziński, Anna Frankowska, Beata Bajurna, Jerzy Marcinkowski, Ewa Mojs
[b]Introduction.[/b] Parents as day-to-day caregivers looking after their children's health and upbringing are crucial in the process of hearing loss prevention among the young. The aim of the study was to assess the parents' knowledge and awareness of hazards bringing about hearing loss, possibilities to prevent this, as well as their reaction in the case of problems of their children with hearing. [b]Material and methods. [/b]The research group comprised respondents (402 persons), medical or paramedical professionals...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664238/intralabyrinthine-schwannomas-surgical-management-and-hearing-rehabilitation-with-cochlear-implants
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S K Plontke, T Rahne, M Pfister, G Götze, C Heider, N Pazaitis, C Strauss, P Caye-Thomasen, S Kösling
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILS) are a rare differential diagnosis of sudden hearing loss and vertigo. In an own case series of 12 patients, 6 tumors showed an intracochlear, 3 an intravestibular, 1 a transmodiolar including the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), 1a transotic including the CPA, and 1 a multilocular location. The tumors were removed surgically in 9 patients, whereas 3 patients decided for a "wait-and-test-and-scan" strategy. Of the surgical patients, 3 underwent labyrinthectomy and cochlear implant (CI) surgery in a single-stage procedure; 1 patient had extended cochleostomy with CI surgery; 3 underwent partial or subtotal cochleoectomy, with partial cochlear reconstruction and CI surgery (n = 1) or implantation of electrode dummies for possible later CI after repeated MRI follow-up (n = 2); and in 2 patients, the tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle exhibiting transmodiolar or transmacular growth were removed by combined translabyrinthine-transotic resection...
June 29, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662721/rheopheresis-in-treatment-of-idiopathic-sensorineural-sudden-hearing-loss
#18
Milan Kostal, Jakub Drsata, Milan Bláha, Miriam Lánská, Viktor Chrobok
BACKROUND: Only few therapeutic options exist for patients with refractory sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (SISHL). Little is known about the efficacy of second-line therapies. Rheopheresis seems to be an effective therapeutic possibility. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 106 patients with SISHL were enrolled in the study, of whom 52 were refractory to initial treatment. As salvage therapy, these patients were offered either 3 sessions of rheopheresis (33 pts) or intratympanic steroid treatment through MicroWick application (19 pts)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648633/identification-of-evidence-for-autoimmune-pathology-of-bilateral-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-using-proteomic-analysis
#19
Jeon Mi Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jinwoong Bok, Kyu-Sung Kim, Jae Young Choi, Sung Huhn Kim
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (S-SNHL) is an inner ear disorder with an abrupt hearing loss occurring <3days. The pathologic mechanism of the disease remains unclear, although autoimmunity has been regarded as one of the suggested causes, especially in bilateral form. In this study, we aimed to provide evidence for the involvement of autoimmunity in bilateral S-SNHL using proteomic approaches such as ProtoArray®, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, and liquid column mass spectrometry for mass screening of candidate antigens and autoantibodies based on the hypothesis that multiple autoantibodies and target antigens must exist in order for autoimmune bilateral S-SNHL to develop...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639554/evaluation-of-procalcitonin-and-hs-crp-levels-in-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#20
Sercan Göde, Göksel Turhal, İsa Kaya, Halil İbrahim Mavili, Tayfun Kirazlı
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate procalcitonin and high sensitive c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) patients and assess their correlations with the clinical prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three ISSNHL patients were included in the study (group A). The control group was consisted of 19 patients (group B). Procalcitonin and hs-CRP levels were compared between the groups. The relationship between procalcitonin and hs-CRP levels and the configuration of the audiogram, degree of hearing loss [partial or total (>90 dB)], and status of improvement (improvement of > 15 dB in the first month PTA) were evaluated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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