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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390803/eustachian-tube-diameter-is-it-associated-with-chronic-otitis-media-development
#1
Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yilmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ET diameter on Chronic Otitis Media (COM) pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral COM disease are included in the study. The connection between fibrocartilaginous and osseous segments of the Eustachian Tube (ET) on axial Computed Tomography (CT) images was defined and the diameter of this segment is measured. The measurements were carried out bilaterally and statistically compared...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372531/panel-1-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
#2
Preben Homøe, Kari Kværner, Janet R Casey, Roger A M J Damoiseaux, Thijs M A van Dongen, Hasantha Gunasekera, Ramon G Jensen, Ellen Kvestad, Peter S Morris, Heather M Weinreich
Objective To create a literature review between 2011 and June 1, 2015, on advances in otitis media (OM) epidemiology and diagnosis (including relevant audiology studies). Data Sources Electronic search engines (PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library) with a predefined search strategy. Review Methods Articles with appropriate epidemiologic methodology for OM, including acute mastoiditis and eustachian tube dysfunction. Items included OM worldwide and in high-risk populations, OM-related hearing loss, news in OM diagnostics, prenatal risk factors and comorbidities, postnatal risk factors, genetics, microbiological epidemiology, guidelines, and quality of life...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372527/panel-2-anatomy-eustachian-tube-middle-ear-and-mastoid-anatomy-physiology-pathophysiology-and-pathogenesis
#3
Cuneyt M Alper, Michal Luntz, Haruo Takahashi, Samir N Ghadiali, J Douglas Swarts, Miriam S Teixeira, Zsuzsanna Csákányi, Noam Yehudai, Romain Kania, Dennis S Poe
Objective In this report, we review the recent literature (ie, past 4 years) to identify advances in our understanding of the middle ear-mastoid-eustachian tube system. We use this review to determine whether the short-term goals elaborated in the last report were achieved, and we propose updated goals to guide future otitis media research. Data Sources PubMed, Web of Science, Medline. Review Methods The panel topic was subdivided, and each contributor performed a literature search within the given time frame...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361174/eustachian-tuboplasty-and%C3%A2-shrinkage-of-ostial-mucosa-with-new-devices-including-a-proposal-of-a-classification%C3%A2-system
#4
L Di Rienzo Businco, A Di Mario, M Tombolini, A Mattei, M Lauriello
OBJECTIVE: A new combined approach to Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) employing new minimally invasive devices is described. STUDY DESIGN: An anatomoclinical classification of ETD was conceived to allow correct categorization of patients and enable comparative studies to be performed. Herein, the authors report on their experience with a consecutive series of obstructive ETD patients treated by balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using AERA (Acclarent, Menlo Park, CA, USA), combined with a quantic molecular resonance (QMR)-mediated rhinopharyngeal tubal ostial mucosa shrinkage technique with a dedicated "Mitto" hand piece (Telea, Sandrigo-Vicenza, Italy)...
March 30, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358397/cilia-distribution-and-polarity-in-the-epithelial-lining-of-the-mouse-middle-ear-cavity
#5
Wenwei Luo, Hong Yi, Jeannette Taylor, Jian-Dong Li, Fanglu Chi, N Wendell Todd, Xi Lin, Dongdong Ren, Ping Chen
The middle ear conducts sound to the cochlea for hearing. Otitis media (OM) is the most common illness in childhood. Moreover, chronic OM with effusion (COME) is the leading cause of conductive hearing loss. Clinically, COME is highly associated with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, implicating significant contributions of cilia dysfunction to COME. The understanding of middle ear cilia properties that are critical to OM susceptibility, however, is limited. Here, we confirmed the presence of a ciliated region near the Eustachian tube orifice at the ventral region of the middle ear cavity, consisting mostly of a lumen layer of multi-ciliated and a layer of Keratin-5-positive basal cells...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306652/tests-of-eustachian-tube-function-the-effect-of-testing-technique-on-tube-opening-in-healthy-ears
#6
Matthew E Smith, Andrew J C Blythe, Charlotte Baker, Charlie C Zou, Peter J A Hutchinson, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVE: There is no agreement on the best clinical test for Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. Numerous tests have been developed to detect ET opening, and all require a patient to perform a Valsalva, Toynbee or sniff maneuver, or to swallow on demand. We aimed to characterize existing tests of ET function in healthy ears, and identify the optimal method and patient maneuver for each test. Our own normative data is presented alongside published comparisons. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic test cohort study...
March 16, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294083/tensor-veli-palatini-electromyography-for-monitoring-eustachian-tube-rehabilitation-in-otitis-media
#7
P M Picciotti, G Della Marca, L D'Alatri, D Lucidi, M Rigante, E Scarano
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of otitis media is related to Eustachian tube dysfunction. The tensor veli palatini muscle actively opens the Eustachian tube and promotes middle-ear ventilation. This study describes a technique for paratubal electromyography that uses a surface, non-invasive electrode able to record tensor veli palatini muscle activity during swallowing. METHODS: Twenty otitis media patients and 10 healthy patients underwent tensor veli palatini electromyography...
May 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283791/balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-in-children
#8
A Leichtle, D Hollfelder, B Wollenberg, K-L Bruchhage
Endonasal ballon dilatation of the Eustachian tube (BET) is a promising treatment for Eustachian tube dysfunction with encouraging results over the last years in adults. In addition, in children, single studies demonstrated promising results, but revealed the necessity for broader and additional studies. Our retrospective analysis presents outcomes with BET in children with chronic obstructive dysfunction of the Eustachian tube, showing resistance to the conventional therapy after adenotomy with paracentesis or grommets (ventilation tubes)...
March 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229292/laser-eustachian-tuboplasty-for-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-a-case-series-review
#9
REVIEW
Benjamin John Miller, Mustafa Jaafar, Hassan A Elhassan
The authors reviewed the literature regarding the safety and efficacy of Laser Eustachian Tuboplasty (LETP) in the treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). Medline via Pubmed, OvidSP and Science Direct were consulted, with a supplementary manual review of citations. English language case series constituted a baseline for inclusion. Primary outcome measures were pre- and post-operative tympanometry, otoscopy findings, subjective symptoms and pure tone audiometry, and findings were stratified into short term (≤6 months) and long term (>6 months-5 years)...
February 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224679/the-repeatability-of-tests-of-eustachian-tube-function-in-healthy-ears
#10
Matthew E Smith, Charlie C Zou, Charlotte Baker, Andrew J C Blythe, Peter J A Hutchinson, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Many objective tests of eustachian tube (ET) function have been devised for clinical and research use but they have not been directly compared or characterized. As a first step to identifying tests to incorporate into an outcome set for ET dysfunction, we assessed repeatability of a panel of eight of these tests in healthy ears. STUDY DESIGN: Comparison of eight tests of ET function. METHODS: The following tests were investigated in combination with Valsalva, Toynbee, swallow, or sniff maneuvers: 1) patient-reported ET opening, 2) observed tympanic membrane movement, 3) continuous impedance, 4) canal manometry, 5) sonotubometry, 6) nine-step test, 7) tubomanometry, and 8) tympanometry at rest...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167017/hearing-sensitivity-in-adults-with-a-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-after-two-stage-palatoplasty
#11
I F P M Kappen, J B S Schreinemakers, K P Q Oomen, D Bittermann, M Kon, C C Breugem, A B Mink van der Molen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term hearing and middle ear status in patients treated for a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCLP) by two-stage palatoplasty. METHODS: Forty-nine UCLP patients aged 17 years and older were included in this retrospective study. Patients were invited for a multidisciplinary long-term follow-up of their treatment at a tertiary center for craniofacial surgery in the Netherlands. ENT assessment included tympanometry and pure-tone audiometry...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167002/intranasal-fluticasone-associated-with-delayed-tympanostomy-tube-placement-in-children-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
#12
Matthew G Crowson, Marisa A Ryan, Vaibhav H Ramprasad, Kevin J Choi, Eileen Raynor
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric patient caregivers may prefer to avoid a surgical intervention and request a medical management option for eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). However, there are limited published data evaluating the efficacy of intranasal fluticasone in the medical management of ETD as an alternative to tympanostomy tube placement. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine if intranasal fluticasone (INF) prevented tympanostomy tube placement in children with ETD, and 2) describe differences in patient response to INF related to cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) and Down syndrome...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116997/the-burden-and-epidemiology-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-in-adults
#13
Peter M Vila, Tom Thomas, Carrie Liu, Dennis Poe, Jennifer J Shin
Objectives Pediatric eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), otitis media with effusion (OME), and tympanic membrane retraction (TMR) have been well studied, but no large analyses have described the associated burden beyond childhood. The potential impact and feasibility of prospective trials designed to optimize management of affected adults are thus unclear. Our objectives were therefore (1) to determine the national visit burden associated with ETD/OME/TMR beyond childhood and (2) to examine risk factors specific to adults, highlighting differences in comparison with children...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116975/tuboimpedance-a-new-test-of-eustachian-tube-function
#14
Matthew E Smith, Charlie C Zou, Andrew J C Blythe, James R Tysome
Objective Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction is most frequently caused by a failure of the ET to adequately open; however, there is currently no reliable method of assessing this. Tubomanometry has recently shown good interindividual repeatability as a measure of ET function by measuring middle ear pressure after the application of regulated nasopharyngeal pressures during swallowing. We present the first reports of a novel test: middle ear impedance measurements during standard nasopharyngeal pressure application (tuboimpedance)...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109500/is-routine-audiometric-testing-necessary-for-children-with-isolated-preauricular-lesions
#15
Grace T Wu, Conor Devine, Allen Xu, Katie Geelan-Hansen, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Preauricular lesions, including tags, pits, sinuses, and cysts are commonly seen. Some studies have shown increased incidence of hearing loss in these patients but other studies have failed to corroborate this finding. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of hearing loss in patients with isolated preauricular lesions. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all pediatric otolaryngology patients seen at a tertiary academic center between 2008 and 2014...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025605/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-in-the-treatment-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-and-otitis-media
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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