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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025605/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-in-the-treatment-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-and-otitis-media
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REVIEW
Magnus Teschner
Evidence-based medicine is an approach to medical treatment intended to optimize patient-oriented decision-making on the basis of empirically proven effectiveness. For this purpose, a classification system has been established to categorize studies - and hence therapy options - in respect of associated evidence according to defined criteria. The Eustachian tube connects the nasopharynx with the middle ear cavity. Its key function is to ensure middle ear ventilation. Compromised ventilation results in inflammatory middle ear disorders...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992946/balloon-tuboplasty-in-patients-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-a-prospective-study-in-39-patients-55-ears
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P F Bowles, S Agrawal, M A Salam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965974/outcomes-of-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-children-treated-for-dental-malocclusion-a-preliminary-report
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Edoardo Bernkopf, Andrea Lovato, Giulia Bernkopf, Luciano Giacomelli, Giovanni Carlo De Vincentis, Francesco Macrì, Cosimo de Filippis
Aim. To investigate the role of dental malocclusion treatment in the outcomes of Recurrent Acute Otitis Media (RAOM). Materials and Methods. The clinical outcome (number of acute recurrences in 12 months) of 61 consecutive children treated medically for RAOM was analysed. Children underwent an odontostomatologic evaluation, a fiberoptic endoscopy, and skin-prick tests. Results. 32 children (group A) were diagnosed with dental malocclusion and treated with a mandibular repositioning plate. Dental malocclusion was ruled out in the other 29 patients with RAOM, and they were used as controls (group B)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942605/neuroglial-choristoma-of-the-middle-ear-with-massive-tympanosclerosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hyun Joon Shim, Yong Kyung Kang, Yong-Hwi An, Young Ok Hong
Neuroglialchoristoma is a rare cerebral heterotopia typically involving extracranial midline structures of the head and neck, including the nose, nasopharynx and oral cavity. It rarely involves non-midline structures, such as the middle ear, mastoid and orbit. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman with right-sided hearing loss and aural fullness who was diagnosed with neuroglialchoristoma of the middle ear and mastoid. To our knowledge, this is the first report on neuroglialchoristomawith massive tympanosclerosis...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921116/-the-pressure-equalizing-function-of-the-eustachian-tube-evaluation-in-a%C3%A2-hypo-hyperbaric-pressure-chamber
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S Jansen, M F Meyer, K-B Hüttenbrink, D Beutner
BACKGROUND: The Eustachian tube connects the tympanic cavity (cavum tympani) and the nasopharynx, and enables pressure equalization between the middle ear and ambient pressure. Functional pressure compensation is very important for flying and diving in particular, due to non-physiologically large pressure differences. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the pressure-equalizing function of the Eustachian tube is still a clinical challenge. This review article evaluates the existing data...
December 5, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878362/a-3-d-analysis-of-the-protympanum-in-human-temporal-bones-with-chronic-ear-disease
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Henrique F Pauna, Rafael C Monsanto, Patricia Schachern, Michael M Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu
Eustachian tube dysfunction is believed to be an important factor to cholesteatoma development and recurrence of disease after surgical treatment. Although many studies have described prognostic factors, evaluation methods, or surgical techniques for Eustachian tube dysfunction, they relied on the soft tissues of its structure; little is known about its bony structure-the protympanum-which connects the Eustachian tube to the tympanic cavity, and can also be affected by several inflammatory conditions, both from the middle ear or from the nasopharynx...
November 22, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863632/soft-wall-reconstruction-of-the-canal-wall-with-retrograde-bone-work-for-pediatric-cholesteatoma-long-term-results
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Miyako Hatano, Makoto Ito, Hisashi Sugimoto, Masao Noda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Tomokazu Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the long-term results of surgery for retrograde bone work, using soft-wall reconstruction of the canal wall, for pediatric cholesteatoma. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a series of 25 consecutive ears of 24 patients who were ≤16 years of age. All children underwent cholesteatoma surgery between October 2002 and August 2008. The type of cholesteatoma, the length of follow-up, the incidence of residual and recurrent cholesteatoma, postoperative hearing results, and the form of the reconstructed external canal wall and tympanic membrane were assessed...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844486/measurement-of-middle-ear-pressure-changes-during-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-a-pilot-study
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Ingo Todt, Tarek Abdel-Aziz, Philipp Mittmann, Martin Lehmann, Jörg Ebmeyer, Lars-Uwe Scholtz, Holger Sudhoff
CONCLUSION: The middle ear pressure changes detected during BET can be directly attributed to the balloon inflation and may represent a second, immediate, mechanism of action of BET. BET seems to be safe with respect to the risk of a barotrauma. Further human studies are now necessary to confirm the results and gain more insight into the mechanism of action of BET. OBJECTIVE: Since the introduction of Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty (BET) as a treatment of chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction, the precise mechanism of action is unknown...
November 15, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833872/effects-of-chemoradiation-on-hearing-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-malignancies-experience-at-a-tertiary-referral-care-hospital
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Abhineet Jain, Praveer K Banerjee, D Manjunath
Hearing loss as a side effect in patients with head and neck malignancies with chemoradiation is frequently ignored. Its effects on auditory functions are less studied and there are studies done on animals which are less reliable. The present study was undertaken to identify the type of hearing loss and also to quantify the degree of hearing loss in these patients. A prospective, descriptive study was undertaken in histologically proven head and neck cancer patients treated with cobalt 60 teletherapy who received a dose of 60-66 Grays (Gy) over a period of 6-7 weeks with concurrent Cisplatin 30 mg/m(2) once weekly for 6 weeks...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831980/does-type-of-cleft-palate-repair-influence-postoperative-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Alexander T Wilson, Graham M Grabowski, Wendy S L Mackey, Derek M Steinbacher
PURPOSE: Otitis media (OM) is a frequent occurrence in the cleft palate population. Palate repair is thought to positively contribute to Eustachian tube function. The purpose of this study is to determine the proportion of cleft patients in our cohort with OM, and if palatoplasty closure technique influences future OM differently. The authors posited that Z-plasty palate repair would result in improved Eustachian tube function, compared with straight-line repair. METHODS: Patient records were accessed and data was recorded on palatoplasties from 2005 to 2007 as well as from 2012 to 2014...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804890/dynamic-cine-imaging-of-the-eustachian-tube-using-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
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N Jufas, N Deveau, M Bance
BACKGROUND: Imaging the Eustachian tube has proven difficult as it has an anatomical orientation that is not aligned with standard planes. In addition, the Eustachian tube is a dynamic structure, opening briefly during a variety of physiological manoeuvres. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old healthy and asymptomatic man underwent computed tomography utilising an area detector scanner. Multiplanar reconstruction was performed at 1 mm intervals. In addition, dynamic clips were constructed to demonstrate air and its movement in the field...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755368/usefulness-of-the-saccharin-test-for-assessment-of-eustachian-tube-function-in-patients-with-chronic-otitis-media-with-perforation
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Miki Ikehata, Shigeto Ohta, Yasuo Mishiro, Hirokazu Katsura, Shinya Miuchi, Kenzo Tsuzuki, Masafumi Sakagami
OBJECTIVE: The eustachian tube (ET) has two important functions, ventilation and clearance of the middle ear. We evaluated the ET ventilator function by the sonotubometry and the inflation-deflation test that are widely used today, and the ET clearance function by the saccharin test. Results of both tests were compared with surgical outcomes, and assessed which test was more closely related to the surgical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: A single university hospital...
January 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729557/middle-ear-pressure-changes-during-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty
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Matthew E Smith, James R Tysome
Objective Balloon eustachian tuboplasty (BET) has entered clinical use as a treatment for eustachian tube dysfunction. Some surgeons perform myringotomy prior to BET due to concerns that the increase in middle ear (ME) pressure caused by BET may cause otic barotrauma. We investigated the ME pressure changes occurring during BET in cadavers. Study design Human cadaver investigation of a surgical technique Setting Laboratory study at a tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods ME pressures were recorded from fresh-frozen cadavers, and BET was performed with the Bielefeld balloon catheter inflated to 10 bar...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712814/cleft-palate-repair-gingivoperiosteoplasty-and-alveolar-bone-grafting
#14
REVIEW
Ashley M Dao, Steven L Goudy
Repair of the cleft palate intends to establish the division between the oral and nasal cavity, thereby improving feeding, speech, and eustachian tube dysfunction all while minimizing the negative impact on maxillary growth. Before palate repair candidacy, timing and surgical method of repair is dependent on comorbid conditions, particularly cardiac disease, mandibular length, and palate width. Additionally, management of the alveolar cleft and the indications for gingivoperiosteoplasty versus secondary alveolar bone grafting is a controversial topic that weighs the risks and benefits of potentially sparing the patient an additional surgery against iatrogenic restriction of facial growth and malocclusion...
November 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711178/tobacco-smoke-exposure-and-eustachian-tube-disorders-in-us-children-and-adolescents
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Mira A Patel, David J Mener, Esther Garcia-Esquinas, Ana Navas-Acien, Yuri Agrawal, Sandra Y Lin
OBJECTIVES: To describe the association between active, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and the prevalence of eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) in the U.S. pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: U.S. representative demographic and audiometric data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES);2005-2010. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 2,977 children aged 12-19 years...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662350/middle-ear-resonance-frequency-in-pilots-and-pilot-candidates
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Melisa Melek Tuncer, Seda Turkoglu Babakurban, Erdinc Aydin
BACKGROUND: Barotrauma is a frequent problem in aviation medicine. Eustachian tube dysfunction plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of barotrauma. Function of the Eustachian tube can be indirectly assessed by multifrequency tympanometry, which provides valuable information about the resistance and permeability of the middle ear in a wide frequency range. The aim of this study was to research whether multifrequency tympanometry could be used for assessing middle ear impairments in pilots...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567976/nasopharyngeal-oncocytoma-as-a-cause-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Shirley J Pérez Pérez, Carlos Almódovar Álvarez, José Diego Contreras Sánchez, Alberto Iñiguez de Onzoño
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488333/balloon-dilation-for-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-systematic-review
#18
S Y Hwang, S Kok, J Walton
BACKGROUND: Eustachian tube dysfunction is a disorder for which there are limited medical and surgical treatments. Recently, eustachian tube balloon dilation has been proposed as a potential solution. METHOD: A systematic literature review was performed. Abstracts were selected for relevance, and pooled data analysis and qualitative analysis was conducted. RESULTS: Nine prospective studies, describing 713 eustachian tube balloon dilations in 474 patients (aged 18-86 years), were identified...
July 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435594/eustachian-tube-evaluation-in-aviators
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Giannicola Iannella, Marco Lucertini, Benedetta Pasquariello, Alessandra Manno, Diletta Angeletti, Massimo Re, Giuseppe Magliulo
The aim of the study is to evaluate the Eustachian tube functionality in a group of aviators to underline a subclinical dysfunction and the related risk of ear fullness or barotitis. Hypobaric chamber allows to simulate the pressure variation of the flight. This prospective study enrolled 42 aviation pilots, members of the Italian Air Force, to whom were evaluated Eustachian tube functionality by Tubomanometry, patients subjective assessments concerning feasibility of Valsalva's and Toynbee's clinical symptoms, tympanometry, and objective Valsalva before and after exposure to hypobaric chamber...
January 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392452/critical-distance-between-the-cartilaginous-eustachian-tube-and-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Heidi Olander, Jorma Järnstedt, Dennis Poe, Ilkka Kivekäs
During the last decade, endoscopic surgery of the Eustachian tube (ET) has been advocated for ET dilatory dysfunction and for patulous ET. The internal carotid artery (ICA) and the ET are closely related, and knowledge of their surgical anatomy has become essential. This study was designed to establish the anatomical relationships between the endoscopically critical area along the full length of the cartilaginous ET and its closest association with the ICA. The perpendicular distance between the ET lumen and the ICA was measured from head magnetic resonance images (MRI) at three levels: (A) cartilaginous and bony ET junctional point, (B) mid cartilaginous ET point, and (C) the nasopharyngeal orifice of the cartilaginous ET...
July 8, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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