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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156485/-cervical-plexus-blocks
#1
Ronald Seidel
Blockades of the cervical plexus are established anesthesia procedures, not only in the context of operative carotid revascularizations. Recent investigations define inner sonoanatomic landmarks as well as the importance of brain nerves for innervation in the neck region. The present practice-oriented article discusses current study results, alternative techniques (ultrasound- versus landmark-guided) and fields of application (carotid desobliteration, surgery of the shoulder, ear and infraclavicular region)...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154248/the-late-results-of-4000-hz-frequency-bone-conduction-after-tympanoplasty
#2
Joanna Janiak-Kiszka, Wojciech Kaźmierczak
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of conductive hearing loss runs the risk of damage to the inner ear in the mechanism of acoustic trauma. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the function of the organ of Corti, expressed as bone conduction threshold at the frequency of 4000 Hz for selected operations: mastoidectomy and canal-wall-down procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material was collected from patients with chronic otitis media in the Department of Otolaryngology and ENT Oncology, Collegium Medicum of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz in 2004-2009...
October 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154247/diagnostic-evaluation-of-neck-torsion-test-in-objective-examination-in-patients-with-vertigo-and-or-hearing-impairment
#3
Piotr Niewiadomski, Marzena Bielińska, Piotr Pietkiewicz, Jurek Olszewski
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the neck torsion test in objective examinations of patients with vertigo and/or hearing loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 100 patients, including 54 women and 46 men aged 17-79 years, who were divided into two groups: I - 50 patients, including 30 women and 20 men aged 17-79 years (mean age 49.92 years) with dizziness and/or hearing impairments, and confirmed asymmetry of intracranial vessels, II - 50 patients - the control group, including 24 women and 26 men aged 20-71 years without dizziness and/or hearing disorders and without disturbance in the construction of intracranial vessels...
October 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154211/quasi-static-and-dynamic-motions-of-the-columellar-footplate-in-ostrich-struthio-camelus-measured-ex%C3%A2-vivo
#4
Pieter G G Muyshondt, Raf Claes, Peter Aerts, Joris J J Dirckx
The nature of the movement of the columellar footplate (CFP) in birds is still a matter of ongoing debate. Some sources claim that rocking motion is dominant, while others propose a largely piston-like motion. In this study, motions of the CFP are experimentally investigated in the ostrich using a post-mortem approach. For quasi-static loads, micro-CT scans of ostrich heads were made under positive and negative middle-ear pressures of 1 kPa. For dynamic loads, laser Doppler vibrometry was used to measure the velocity on multiple locations of the CFP as a function of excitation frequency from 0...
November 9, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142237/inner-ear-otolith-asymmetry-in-late-larval-cichlid-fish-oreochromis-mossambicus-perciformes-showing-kinetotic-behaviour-under-diminished-gravity
#5
Ralf Anken, Miriam Knie, Reinhard Hilbig
The inner ears of all vertebrates are designed to perceive auditory and vestibular inputs. Although a tremendous diversity in the inner ear can be found even among bony fishes, the morphologies of the utricle and of the semicircular canals are rather conservative among vertebrates. Fish show kinetoses under reduced gravity (spinning movements and looping responses) and are regarded model organisms concerning the performance of the otolithic organs. Otoliths can be analysed easily because they are compact, in contrast to the otoconial masses of other vertebrates...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140244/subcellular-analysis-of-pigeon-hair-cells-implicates-vesicular-trafficking-in-cuticulosome-formation-and-maintenance
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Simon Nimpf, Erich Pascal Malkemper, Mattias Lauwers, Lyubov Ushakova, Gregory Nordmann, Andrea Wenninger-Weinzierl, Thomas R Burkard, Sonja Jacob, Thomas Heuser, Guenter P Resch, David A Keays
Hair cells are specialized sensors located in the inner ear that enable the transduction of sound, motion, and gravity into neuronal impulses. In birds some hair cells contain an iron-rich organelle, the cuticulosome, that has been implicated in the magnetic sense. Here, we exploit histological, transcriptomic and tomographic methods to investigate the development of cuticulosomes, as well as the molecular and subcellular architecture of cuticulosome positive hair cells. We show that this organelle forms rapidly after hatching in a process that involves vesicle fusion and nucleation of ferritin nanoparticles...
November 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139542/temporal-and-spatial-expression-patterns-of-hedgehog-receptors-in-the-developing-inner-and-middle-ear
#7
Jeong-Oh Shin, Harinarayana Ankamreddy, Naga Mahesh Jakka, Seokwon Lee, Un-Kyung Kim, Jinwoong Bok
The mammalian inner ear is a complex organ responsible for balance and hearing. Sonic hedgehog (Shh), a member of the Hedgehog (Hh) family of secreted proteins, has been shown to play important roles in several aspects of inner ear development, including dorsoventral axial specification, cochlear elongation, tonotopic patterning, and hair cell differentiation. Hh proteins initiate a downstream signaling cascade by binding to the Patched 1 (Ptch1) receptor. Recent studies have revealed that other types of co-receptors can also mediate Hh signaling, including growth arrest-specific 1 (Gas1), cell-adhesion molecules-related/down-regulated by oncogenes (Cdon), and biregional Cdon binding protein (Boc)...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136277/homozygous-xylt2-variants-as-a-cause-of-spondyloocular-syndrome
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M Umair, G Eckstein, G Rudolph, T Strom, E Graf, D Hendig, J Hoover, J Alanay, T Meitinger, H Schmidt, W Ahmad
Spondyloocular syndrome (SOS) is a rare autosomal recessive skeletal disorder. Two recent studies have shown that it is the result of biallelic sequence variants in the XYLT2 gene with pleiotropic effects in multiple organs including retina, heart muscle, inner ear, cartilage, and bone. The XYLT2 gene encodes xylosyltransferase 2, which catalyzes the transfer of xylose (monosaccharide) to the core protein of proteoglycans (PG) leading to initiating the process of proteoglycan assembly. SOS was originally characterized in two families A and B of Iraqi and Turkish origin, respectively...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135874/meni%C3%A3-re-and-friends-imaging-and-classification-of-hydropic-ear-disease
#9
Robert Gürkov
BACKGROUND: Over 75 years ago, endolymphatic hydrops was discovered as the pathologic correlate of Menière's disease. However, this pathologic finding could be ascertained only in postmortem histologic studies. Due to this diagnostic dilemma and the variable manifestation of the various audiovestibular symptoms, diagnostic classification systems based on clinical findings have been used hitherto. METHODS: A review of the literature of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of hydropic ear disease...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135869/usefulness-of-high-resolution-3d-multi-sequences-for-peripheral-facial-palsy-differentiation-between-bell-s-palsy-and-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Junko Kuya, Keita Kuya, Yuki Shinohara, Yasuomi Kunimoto, Hiroaki Yazama, Toshihide Ogawa, Hiromi Takeuchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including three-dimensional (3D) sequences in the differentiation between Bell's palsy (BP) and Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients: 15 patients with BP and five patients with RHS. INTERVENTION: Diagnostic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Clinical diagnosis (BP or RHS)...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135865/electrode-impedance-fluctuations-as-a-biomarker-for-inner-ear-pathology-after-cochlear-implantation
#11
June Choi, Matthew R Payne, Luke J Campbell, Christo W Bester, Carrie Newbold, Hayden Eastwood, Stephen J O'Leary
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Cochlear implant surgery now aims to preserve residual low frequency hearing. The current research explores whether fluctuations in the electrical impedance of cochlear implant electrodes may act as a biomarker for pathological changes that lead to the delayed loss of residual hearing. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a double-blinded randomized trial, where methylprednisolone was administered intravenously before cochlear implantation with a view to preserving residual hearing...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135403/a-case-of-relapsing-polychondritis-mimicking-lung-cancer
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Fatma Canbay, Aydın Yılmaz, Ayperi Öztürk, Zafer Aktaş, Ebru Tatcı
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease, characterized by episodic inflammatory attacks on cartilaginous tissue. Elastic cartilage of the ears and nose, hyaline cartilage of the peripheral joints, vertebral fibrocartilage, tracheobronchial cartilage, and tissues rich in proteoglycan such as those in the eyes, heart, blood vessels, and inner ear are more likely to be affected. A 35-year-old male presented with complaints of hoarseness, tinnitus and dyspnea for 19 years, with a history of several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for laryngeal and respiratory tract...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130354/delivery-of-adeno-associated-viral-vectors-in-adult-mammalian-inner-ear-cell-subtypes-without-auditory-dysfunction
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Yong Tao, Mingqian Huang, Yilai Shu, Adam Ruprecht, Hongyang Wang, Yong Tang, Luk H Vandenberghe, Qiuju Wang, Guangping Gao, Wei-Jia Kong, Zheng-Yi Chen
Hearing loss, including genetic hearing loss, is one of the most common forms of sensory deficits in human with limited options of treatment. Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer has been shown to effectively recover auditory functions in mouse models of genetic deafness when delivered at neonatal stages. However, the mouse cochlea is still developing at those time points whereas in human the newborn inner ears are already fully mature. For effective gene therapy to treat genetic deafness, it is necessary to determine whether or not AAV-mediated therapy can be equally effective in the fully mature mouse inner ear without causing damages to the inner ear...
November 12, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130038/nanomedicine-for-inner-ear-diseases-a-review-of-recent-in-vivo-studies
#14
REVIEW
Dong-Kee Kim
Nanoparticles are promising therapeutic options for inner ear disease. In this report, we review in vivo animal studies in the otologic field using nanoparticles over the past 5 years. Many studies have used nanoparticles to deliver drugs, genes, and growth factors, and functional and morphological changes have been observed. The constituents of nanoparticles are also diversifying into various biocompatible materials, including poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA). The safe and effective delivery of drugs or genes in the inner ear will be a breakthrough for the treatment of inner ear diseases, including age-related hearing loss...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128692/coast-cisplatin-ototoxicity-attenuated-by-aspirin-trial-a-phase-ii-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-to-establish-if-aspirin-reduces-cisplatin-induced-hearing-loss
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Simon J Crabb, Karen Martin, Julia Abab, Ian Ratcliffe, Roger Thornton, Ben Lineton, Mary Ellis, Ronald Moody, Louise Stanton, Angeliki Galanopoulou, Tom Maishman, Thomas Geldart, Mike Bayne, Joe Davies, Carolynn Lamb, Sanjay Popat, Johnathan K Joffe, Chris Nutting, John Chester, Andrew Hartley, Gareth Thomas, Christian Ottensmeier, Robert Huddart, Emma King
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is one of the most ototoxic chemotherapy drugs, resulting in a permanent and irreversible hearing loss in up to 50% of patients. Cisplatin and gentamicin are thought to damage hearing through a common mechanism, involving reactive oxygen species in the inner ear. Aspirin has been shown to minimise gentamicin-induced ototoxicity. We, therefore, tested the hypothesis that aspirin could also reduce ototoxicity from cisplatin-based chemotherapy. METHODS: A total of 94 patients receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy for multiple cancer types were recruited into a phase II, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and randomised in a ratio of 1:1 to receive aspirin 975 mg tid and omeprazole 20 mg od, or matched placebos from the day before, to 2 days after, their cisplatin dose(s), for each treatment cycle...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123498/vestibular-deficits-in-neurodegenerative-disorders-balance-dizziness-and-spatial-disorientation
#16
REVIEW
Thomas Cronin, Qadeer Arshad, Barry M Seemungal
The vestibular system consists of the peripheral vestibular organs in the inner ear and the associated extensive central nervous system projections-from the cerebellum and brainstem to the thalamic relays to cortical projections. This system is important for spatial orientation and balance, both of critical ecological importance, particularly for successful navigation in our environment. Balance disorders and spatial disorientation are common presenting features of neurodegenerative diseases; however, little is known regarding central vestibular processing in these diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116948/the-clinician-faced-to-anticochlear-antibodies-what-to-do-with-them
#17
Adriana Carlomagno, Gonzalo Silveira, Martín Rebella, Magdalena Vola, Alvaro Danza
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune inner ear disease as a cause of sensorineural hearing loss is a poorly understood entity. Thus, the role of anticochlear antibodies (ACLAs) in clinical management is still not well established. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe the use of ACLAs in our clinical setting and to understand the clinicians' therapeutic approach in these cases. We also analyzed the usefulness of these autoantibodies in clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective study with nonprobabilistic convenience sampling studying patients who were dosed for ACLAs in the period from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015, was performed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116385/hearing-eyeball-and-or-eyelid-movements-on-the-side-of-a-unilateral-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
#18
Pierre Bertholon, Pierre Reynard, Yann Lelonge, Roland Peyron, François Vassal, Alexandre Karkas
Hearing of eyeball movements has been reported in superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD), but not hearing of eyelid movements. Our main objective was to report the hearing of eyeball and/or eyelid movements in unilateral SSCD. Our secondary objective was to access its specificity to SSCD and discuss the underlying mechanism. Six patients with SSCD who could hear their eyeball and/or eyelid movements were retrospectively reviewed. With the aim of comparisons, eight patients with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), who share the same mechanism of an abnormal third window, were questioned on their ability to hear their eyeball and/or eyelid movements...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116047/factors-that-have-an-influence-on-bone-conduction-thresholds-changes-after-otosurgery-in-the-patients-operated-on-due-to-the-perforation-of-the-tympanic-membrane-with-the-preserved-ossicular-chain
#19
Maciej Wiatr, Agnieszka Wiatr, Sebastian Kocoń, Jacek Składzień
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the middle ear surgery is to eliminate abnormalities from the mucous, ensure the due airing of the postoperative cavity and reconstruct the sound-conducting system in the middle ear. Numerous reports can be found in literature on the changes to bone conduction as a consequence of middle ear surgery. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of the work is to define the factors that affect bone conduction in the patients operated on due to the perforation of the tympanic membrane with the preserved and normal mobile ossicular chain...
August 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112532/speech-in-noise-perception-as-a-marker-of-cognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infection
#20
Yi Zhan, Abigail M Fellows, Tangkai Qi, Odile H Clavier, Sigfrid D Soli, Xiudong Shi, Jiang Gui, Yuxin Shi, Jay C Buckey
OBJECTIVES: Human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals report hearing difficulties, but standard audiological tests show no, or small, changes in peripheral hearing ability. The hearing complaints may reflect central nervous system (CNS) auditory processing deficits, rather than middle or inner ear problems, and may result from CNS damage due to HIV infection or treatment. If central auditory task performance and cognitive deficits in HIV+ individuals are shown to be related, then central auditory tests might serve as a "window" into CNS function in these patients...
November 4, 2017: Ear and Hearing
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