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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228258/clonal-expansion-of-lgr5-positive-cells-from-mammalian-cochlea-and-high-purity-generation-of-sensory-hair-cells
#1
Will J McLean, Xiaolei Yin, Lin Lu, Danielle R Lenz, Dalton McLean, Robert Langer, Jeffrey M Karp, Albert S B Edge
Death of cochlear hair cells, which do not regenerate, is a cause of hearing loss in a high percentage of the population. Currently, no approach exists to obtain large numbers of cochlear hair cells. Here, using a small-molecule approach, we show significant expansion (>2,000-fold) of cochlear supporting cells expressing and maintaining Lgr5, an epithelial stem cell marker, in response to stimulation of Wnt signaling by a GSK3β inhibitor and transcriptional activation by a histone deacetylase inhibitor...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227868/middle-and-inner-ear-modelling-from-microct-images-to-3d-reconstruction-and-coupling-of-models
#2
N S Tachos, A I Sakellarios, G Rigas, V Isailovic, G Ni, F Bohnke, N Filipovic, T Bibas, D I Fotiadis, N S Tachos, A I Sakellarios, G Rigas, V Isailovic, G Ni, F Bohnke, N Filipovic, T Bibas, D I Fotiadis, A I Sakellarios, V Isailovic, D I Fotiadis, A Bibas, F Bohnke, G Ni, N Filipovic, G Rigas, N S Tachos
We present finite element (FE) modeling approaches of ear mechanics including 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the human middle and inner ear. Specifically, we demonstrate a semi-automatic methodology for the 3D reconstruction of the inner ear structures, a FE harmonic response model of the middle ear to predict the stapes footplate frequency response, a 2D FE slice model of the cochlea for the coupled response at the micromechanical level for either acoustic or electrical excitation and a coupled FE middle ear model with a simplified cochlea box model to simulate the basilar membrane velocity in response to acoustic excitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227854/3d-reconstruction-of-cochlea-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#3
Tuukka Karvonen, Yuki Uranishi, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Kazuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Tomohiro Kuroda, Tuukka Karvonen, Yuki Uranishi, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Kazuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Tomohiro Kuroda, Yuki Uranishi, Hiroshi Tamura, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Yosuke Tona, Tomohiro Kuroda, Kazuya Okamoto, Tuukka Karvonen
Recently, in vivo visualization of the cochlea and the smaller structures inside of it has been achieved by optical coherence tomography (OCT). This makes it possible to use OCT imaging for diagnosis of diseases such as Meniere's disease through measuring the degree of endolymphatic hydrops. To this end, we present a novel method for 3D segmentation of these cochlear OCT images that is based on superpixels and diffusion maps. The method takes as input grayscale volumetric OCT images and outputs a binary image with the segmented cochlea...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227691/understanding-the-cochlear-implant-environment-by-mapping-perilymph-proteomes-from-different-species
#4
Jonathan C Palmer, Megan S Lord, Jeremy L Pinyon, Andrew K Wise, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Ya Lang Enke, Gary D Housley, Rylie A Green, Jonathan C Palmer, Megan S Lord, Jeremy L Pinyon, Andrew K Wise, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Ya Lang Enke, Gary D Housley, Rylie A Green, Ya Lang Enke, Rylie A Green, Jonathan C Palmer, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Jeremy L Pinyon, Gary D Housley, Andrew K Wise, Megan S Lord
Cochlear implants operate within a bony channel of the cochlea, bathed in a fluid known as the perilymph. The perilymph is a complex fluid containing ions and proteins, which are known to actively interact with metallic electrodes. To improve our understanding of how cochlear implant performance varies in preclinical in vivo studies in comparison to human trials and patient outcomes, the protein composition (or perilymph proteome) is needed. Samples of perilymph were gathered from feline and guinea pig subjects and analyzed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to produce proteomes and compare against the recently published human proteome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225319/cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-histological-evaluations-of-a-straight-electrode-array-positioning-in-temporal-bones
#5
Isabelle Mosnier, Charlotte Célérier, Jean-Loup Bensimon, Daniele de Seta, Olivier Sterkers, Yann Nguyen, Daniele Bernardeschi
CONCLUSION: CBCT allows a precise evaluation of the dimensions and of the shape of the cochlear duct that is of primary importance for the choice of the length and the design of the electrode array. This radio-histological study confirms that CBCT is a reliable tool to be used in clinical studies to evaluate the position of straight electrode arrays within the cochlear scala. OBJECTIVE: To validate the reliability of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the evaluation of cochlear anatomy and positioning of a straight electrode array, by comparing radiological images to histological analysis of cochlear implanted temporal bones...
March 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223157/dose-dependent-cochlear-and-vestibular-toxicity-of-trans-tympanic-cisplatin-in-the-rat
#6
Angela Callejo, Amandine Durochat, Stéphanie Bressieux, Aurélie Saleur, Christian Chabbert, Ivan Domènech Juan, Jordi Llorens, Sophie Gaboyard-Niay
In vivo studies are needed to study cisplatin ototoxicity and to evaluate candidate protective treatments. Rats and mice are the preferred species for toxicological and pharmacological pre-clinical research, but systemic administration of cisplatin causes high morbidity in these species. We hypothesized that trans-tympanic administration of cisplatin would provide a good model for studying its auditory and vestibular toxicity in the rat. Cisplatin was administered by the trans-tympanic route in one ear (50μl, 0...
February 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220769/a-connexin30-mutation-rescues-hearing-and-reveals-roles-for-gap-junctions-in-cochlear-amplification-and-micromechanics
#7
Victoria A Lukashkina, Snezana Levic, Andrei N Lukashkin, Nicola Strenzke, Ian J Russell
Accelerated age-related hearing loss disrupts high-frequency hearing in inbred CD-1 mice. The p.Ala88Val (A88V) mutation in the gene coding for the gap-junction protein connexin30 (Cx30) protects the cochlear basal turn of adult CD-1Cx30(A88V/A88V) mice from degeneration and rescues hearing. Here we report that the passive compliance of the cochlear partition and active frequency tuning of the basilar membrane are enhanced in the cochleae of CD-1Cx30(A88V/A88V) compared to CBA/J mice with sensitive high-frequency hearing, suggesting that gap junctions contribute to passive cochlear mechanics and energy distribution in the active cochlea...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220497/round-window-stimulation-with-the-vibrant-soundbridge-comparison-of-direct-and-indirect-coupling
#8
Lukasz Olszewski, W Wiktor Jedrzejczak, Anna Piotrowska, Henryk Skarzynski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to measure the degree of coupling between the floating mass transducer (FMT) and the round window membrane (RWM) in patients with conductive and mixed hearing loss implanted with the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) device. The efficiency of direct and indirect coupling of the FMT to the RWM was compared by measuring differences between the initial prescription targets and the final settings of the VSB audio processor after fine-tuning. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
February 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220492/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-intratympanic-gadolinium-helps-differentiate-vestibular-migraine-from-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-disease
#9
Wenfang Sun, Ping Guo, Tongli Ren, Wuqing Wang
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To study the differential diagnosis of vestibular migraine (VM) and Ménière disease (MD) by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of intratympanic gadolinium. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Definite MD patients (n = 30) and definite or probable VM patients (n = 30) were included, and the two groups were age and sex matched. Three-dimensional real inversion recovery (3D-real-IR) MRI was performed 24 hours after bilateral intratympanic gadolinium to assess the presence and degree of endolymphatic hydrops (EH)...
February 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216124/the-pattern-and-degree-of-capsular-fibrous-sheaths-surrounding-cochlear-electrode-arrays
#10
Reuven Ishai, Barbara S Herrmann, Joseph B Nadol, Alicia M Quesnel
An inflammatory tissue reaction around the electrode array of a cochlear implant (CI) is common, in particular at the electrode insertion region (cochleostomy) where mechanical trauma often occurs. However, the factors determining the amount and causes of fibrous reaction surrounding the stimulating electrode, especially medially near the perimodiolar location, are unclear. Temporal bone (TB) specimens from patients who had undergone cochlear implantation during life with either Advanced Bionics (AB) Clarion (TM) or HiRes90K(TM) (Sylmar, CA, USA) devices that have a half-band and a pre-curved electrode, or Cochlear (TM) Nucleus (Sydney, Australia) device that have a full-band and a straight electrode were evaluated...
February 16, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216123/ablation-of-the-auditory-cortex-results-in-changes-in-the-expression-of-neurotransmission-related-mrnas-in-the-cochlea
#11
Verónica Lamas, José M Juiz, Miguel A Merchán
The auditory cortex (AC) dynamically regulates responses of the Organ of Corti to sound through descending connections to both the medial (MOC) and lateral (LOC) olivocochlear efferent systems. We have recently provided evidence that AC has a reinforcement role in the responses to sound of the auditory brainstem nuclei. In a molecular level, we have shown that descending inputs from AC are needed to regulate the expression of molecules involved in outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility control, such as prestin and the α10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAchR)...
February 16, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216122/pitch-ranking-with-different-virtual-channel-configurations-in-electrical-hearing
#12
Monica Padilla, Natalia Stupak, David M Landsberger
Monopolar Virtual Channels (MPVCs) use current steering to increase the number of spectral channels provided to cochlear implant users beyond the physical number of electrodes. The current spread created with a current steered channel is similar to the spread found for monopolar stimulation, and this spread may be one of the bottlenecks for improved performance with an increased number of channels. Quadrupolar Virtual Channels (QPVCs) use current focusing in combination with steering in an attempt to increase the number of channels while reducing channel interaction...
February 16, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212886/primary-ameloblastoma-of-the-temporal-bone
#13
Andro Košec, Jakov Ajduk, Mihael Ries, Robert Trotić
Ameloblastoma is a locally aggressive tumor derived from odontogenic epithelium. Although benign, its clinical behavior can often exhibit malignant characteristics. It is marked by slow and persistent growth with infiltration of adjacent tissues. Almost 70% occur in the mandible in patients older than 30 years. Recurrence of ameloblastoma from inadequate treatment is frequent. Because of its slow growth, recurrences can present decades after primary surgery. A primary ameloblastoma in an area outside the mandibular, maxillary, and infratemporal fossa regions has not been described in detail to date, with only 1 possible case mentioned in the literature...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211069/mglur1-enhances-efferent-inhibition-of-inner-hair-cells-in-the-developing-rat-cochlea
#14
Zhanlei Ye, Juan D Goutman, Sonja J Pyott, Elisabeth Glowatzki
Just before the onset of hearing, the inner hair cells (IHCs) receive inhibitory efferent input from cholinergic medial olivocochlear (MOC) neurons originating in the brainstem. This input may serve a role in the maturation of the ascending (afferent) auditory system by inhibiting spontaneous activity of the IHCs. To investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating these IHC efferent synapses, we combined electrical stimulation of the efferent fibres with patch clamp recordings from the IHCs to measure efferent synaptic strength...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207578/the-impact-of-a-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-on-the-middle-ear-transfer-function
#15
David Pazen, Andreas Anagiotos, Maike Nünning, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Magdalene Ortmann, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: As a treatment for partial deafness with residual hearing in the lower frequency range, the combined acoustic and electric stimulation of the cochlea has become widespread. Acoustic stimulation is provided by a hearing aid's airborne sound and the electric stimulation by a cochlear implant electrode array, which may be inserted through the round window or a cochleostomy. To take advantage of that concept, it is essential to preserve residual hearing after surgery. Therefore, the intracochlear electrode array should not compromise the middle ear vibration transmission...
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196606/imaging-and-cell-count-in-cleared-intact-cochlea-in-the-mongolian-gerbil-using-laser-scanning-confocal-microscopy
#16
M Risoud, J Sircoglou, G Dedieu, M Tardivel, C Vincent, N-X Bonne
OBJECTIVES: To draw up a clearing protocol for Mongolian gerbil cochlea, and to assess the feasibility of quantifying and analyzing 3D cell architecture in the transparent cochleae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Freshly dissected inner ears were prepared on a 13-day protocol: fixation, microdissection, post-fixation, decalcification, pretreatment (signal enhancement, permeabilization and blocking), fluorescent labeling (indirect immunolabeling and direct labeling), dehydration, clearing in Spalteholz solution (MSBB: methyl salicylate and benzyl benzoate) and mounting...
February 9, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196000/population-statistics-approach-for-safety-assessment-in-robotic-cochlear-implantation
#17
Tom Williamson, Kate Gavaghan, Nicolas Gerber, Stefan Weder, Lukas Anschuetz, Franca Wagner, Christian Weisstanner, Georgios Mantokoudis, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber
HYPOTHESIS: Descriptive statistics with respect to patient anatomy and image guidance accuracy can be used to assess the effectiveness of any system for minimally invasive cochlear implantation, on both an individual patient and wider population level. BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cochlear implantation involves the drilling of a tunnel from the surface of the mastoid to cochlea, with the trajectory passing through the facial recess. The facial recess anatomy constrains the drilling path and places prohibitive accuracy requirements on the used system...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195750/dosimetric-analysis-of-neural-and-vascular-structures-in-skull-base-tumors-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#18
Yarah M Haidar, Jay M Bhatt, Yaser Ghavami, Omid Moshtaghi, Amanda Schwer, Stafford Chenery, Hamid R Djalilian
Objective To examine the relationship between the prescribed target dose and the dose to healthy neurovascular structures in patients with vestibular schwannomas treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting SRS center from 2011 to 2013. Subjects Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas treated at the center from 2011 to 2013. Methods Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas were included. The average radiation dose delivered to healthy neurovascular structures (eg, carotid artery, basilar artery, facial nerve, trigeminal nerve, and cochlea) was analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194509/fetal-facial-nerve-course-in-the-ear-region-revisited
#19
Zhe Wu Jin, Kwang Ho Cho, Hiroshi Abe, Yukio Katori, Gen Murakami, Jose Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to re-examine the structures that determine course of the facial nerve (FN) in the fetal ear region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used sagittal or horizontal sections of 28 human fetuses at 7-8, 12-16, and 25-37 weeks. RESULTS: The FN and the chorda tympani nerve ran almost parallel until 7 weeks. The greater petrosal nerve (GPN) ran vertical to the distal FN course due to the trigeminal nerve ganglion being medial to the geniculate ganglion at 7 weeks...
February 14, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194422/pharmacokinetic-properties-of-adenosine-amine-congener-in-cochlear-perilymph-after-systemic-administration
#20
Hao Chang, Ravindra S Telang, Sreevalsan Sreebhavan, Malcolm Tingle, Peter R Thorne, Srdjan M Vlajkovic
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a global health problem affecting over 5% of the population worldwide. We have shown previously that acute noise-induced cochlear injury can be ameliorated by administration of drugs acting on adenosine receptors in the inner ear, and a selective A1 adenosine receptor agonist adenosine amine congener (ADAC) has emerged as a potentially effective treatment for cochlear injury and resulting hearing loss. This study investigated pharmacokinetic properties of ADAC in rat perilymph after systemic (intravenous) administration using a newly developed liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry detection method...
2017: BioMed Research International
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