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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333779/impact-of-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-insight-into-the-challenges-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-uk
#1
Paramita Baruah, Kate Hanvey, Richard Irving, Konstance Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the presentation and evolution of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children with cochlear implants (CI) and explore the merit of early intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital and cochlear implant programme. PATIENTS: Children with a CI who developed CSOM. INTERVENTION: Tympanoplasty. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Disease control, recurrence of cholesteatoma, cochlear implant preservation...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333776/transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-middle-ear-cholesteatoma
#2
Eran Glikson, Ruth Yousovich, Jobran Mansour, Michael Wolf, Lela Migirov, Yisgav Shapira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical parameters, outcomes, and complications of transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for middle ear cholesteatoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary university-affiliated medical center. PATIENTS: Adult patients (age >18) who underwent transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for cholesteatoma, between March 2009 and March 2015. INTERVENTION: Transcanal endoscopic surgery was indicated when the cholesteatoma did not extend posterior to the anterior limb of the lateral semicircular canal...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326539/isotopic-niche-partitioning-between-two-apex-predators-over-time
#3
M Drago, L Cardona, V Franco-Trecu, E A Crespo, D Vales, F Borella, L Zenteno, E M Gonzáles, P Inchausti
1.Stable isotope analyses have become an important tool in reconstructing diets, analyzing resource use patterns, elucidating trophic relations among predators and understanding the structure of food webs. 2.Here, we use stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in bone collagen to reconstruct and compare the isotopic niches of adult South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis; n = 86) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens; n = 49) -two otariid species with marked morphological differences- in the Río de la Plata estuary (Argentina - Uruguay) and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean during the second half of the 20(th) century and the beginning of the 21(st) century...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321772/paragangliomas-of-the-head-and-neck-an-overview-from-diagnosis-to-genetics
#4
Michelle D Williams
Paragangliomas (PGL) develop from the parasympathetic system in the head and neck (HN) and arise primarily in four distinct areas: Carotid body, vagal, middle ear, and larynx. Globally, the diagnosis and morphologic features are the same regardless of anatomic site, however the incidence, frequency of genetic alterations/syndromes and differential diagnosis vary. It is now recognized that nearly 40% of all HN PGLs are hereditary, including a significant subset without a known family history. Now pathologists are central to the evaluation for diagnosis and further management of patients with HNPGLs...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314662/synovial-chondromatosis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-with-extension-into-the-middle-cranial-fossa-and-internal-carotid-canal
#5
C McCaffery, M Dodd, F Bekiroglu, E Twohig
This report presents the case of an extensive synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), with extension into the middle cranial fossa, middle ear, and carotid canal. Synovial chondromatosis of the TMJ is rare, particularly when associated with intracranial involvement. This case is unique owing to its size and the involvement with the internal carotid artery. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the surgical management of such a rare and complex form of this condition is highlighted...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303411/identifying-the-origin-of-effects-of-contralateral-noise-on-transient-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions-in-unanesthetized-mice
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Yingyue Xu, Mary Ann Cheatham, Jonathan H Siegel
Descending neural pathways in the mammalian auditory system are known to modulate the function of the peripheral auditory system. These pathways include the medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferent innervation to outer hair cells (OHCs) and the acoustic reflex pathways mediating middle ear muscle (MEM) contractions. Based on measurements in humans (Marks and Siegel, companion paper), we applied a sensitive method to attempt to differentiate MEM and MOC reflexes using contralateral acoustic stimulation in mice under different levels of anesthesia...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303055/inner-ear-disturbances-related-to-middle-ear-inflammation
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REVIEW
Michihiko Sone
The inner and middle ear are connected mainly through round and oval windows, and inflammation in the middle ear cavity can spread into the inner ear, which might induce a disturbance. In cases with intractable otitis media, attention should also be paid to symptoms related to the inner ear. In this paper, middle ear inflammation and related inner ear disturbances are reviewed with a focus on representative middle ear diseases (such as acute otitis media, chronic otitis media, otitis media with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, eosinophilic otitis media, cholesteatoma with labyrinthine fistula, and reflux-related otitis media)...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294083/tensor-veli-palatini-electromyography-for-monitoring-eustachian-tube-rehabilitation-in-otitis-media
#8
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...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292001/-implantable-bone-conduction-and-active-middle-ear-devices
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Markus Pirlich, Andreas Dietz, Sylvia Meuret, Mathias Hofer
In case of audiological and/or anatomical limitations in the provision of conventional hearing aids, semi- or fully-implantable hearing systems represent a modern therapy alternative. These hearing systems are divided according to their mode of action into active middle ear implants when stimulating the auditory ossicles or the round window, into bone conduction devices while stimulating the skull directly, into cochlear implants with direct acoustic stimulation to the cochlea with its auditory nerve and finally into auditory brainstem implants by bridging the peripheral auditory structures...
February 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290916/comparing-electronic-recording-with-a-diagrammatic-template-versus-traditional-handwritten-recording-of-tympanomastoid-procedures-third-audit-cycle-of-95-cases
#10
S Fang, A Habeeb, P Gluckman, R Kanegoankar
BACKGROUND: The middle ear and mastoid are complex three-dimensional structures and therefore tympanomastoid procedures require detailed documentation. Traditional written accounts can be inaccurate and difficult to interpret. METHODS: This audit of 95 patients compares the completion of essential operative details using: an all-electronic version of a standardised proforma with a diagrammatic template, a non-electronic version with a diagrammatic template, and a traditional handwritten template...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290230/cilia-and-ear
#11
Gioia Piatti, Maria Margherita De Santi, Sara Torretta, Lorenzo Pignataro, Daniela Soi, Umberto Ambrosetti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of otological complications derived from primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in adulthood. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with diagnosed PCD underwent medical history aimed at recording the presence of ear, nose, and throat manifestations (ENT) and any surgical treatments. The ENT objectivity was annotated, and then patients were subjected to audiometric test, tympanometry, registration of otoacoustic emission, and vestibular evaluation...
April 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289315/wrinkling-of-tympanic-membrane-under-unbalanced-pressure
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Bo Wang, Pravarsha Ghanta, Sandra Vinnikova, Siyuan Bao, Junfeng Liang, Hongbing Lu, Shuodao Wang
Mechanics of tympanic membrane (TM) is crucial for investigating the acoustic transmission through the ear. In this study, we studied the wrinkling behavior of tympanic membrane when it is exposed to mismatched air pressure between the ambient and the middle ear. The Rayleigh-Ritz method is adopted to analyze the critical wrinkling pressure and the fundamental eigenmode. An approximate analytical solution is obtained and validated by finite element analysis (FEA). The model will be useful in future investigations on how the wrinkling deformation of the TM alters the acoustic transmission function of the ear...
April 2017: Journal of Applied Mechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286363/repeated-measurement-of-absolute-and-relative-judgments-of-loudness-clinical-relevance-for-prescriptive-fitting-of-aided-target-gains-for-soft-comfortable-and-loud-but-ok-sound-levels
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REVIEW
Craig Formby, JoAnne Payne, Xin Yang, Delphanie Wu, Jason M Parton
This study was undertaken with the purpose of streamlining clinical measures of loudness growth to facilitate and enhance prescriptive fitting of nonlinear hearing aids. Repeated measures of loudness at 500 and 3,000 Hz were obtained bilaterally at monthly intervals over a 6-month period from three groups of young adult listeners. All volunteers had normal audiometric hearing sensitivity and middle ear function, and all denied problems related to sound tolerance. Group 1 performed judgments of soft and loud, but OK for presentation of ascending sound levels...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285827/our-auditory-results-using-the-vibrant-soundbridge-on-the-long-process-of-the-incus-20-years-of-data
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Anaïs Grégoire, Jean-Philippe Van Damme, Chantal Gilain, Benoit Bihin, Pierre Garin
OBJECTIVE: After 20 years of experience with different types of middle ear implants, we analyzed our database about the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) to know the rate of complications, the effect on the residual hearing and the audiometric gain in our center. METHOD: The study was retrospective and included all VSB implants bound to the long process of the incus in our tertiary medical center between january 1999 and february 2015. We observed the effect of surgery on residual hearing by comparing bone and air conduction thresholds before and after implantation...
March 9, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283791/balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-in-children
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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/28279564/pneumococcal-carriage-and-serotype-variation-before-and-after-introduction-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-in-patients-with-acute-otitis-media-in-switzerland
#16
Aurélie Allemann, Pascal M Frey, Silvio D Brugger, Markus Hilty
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is an important cause for antibiotic prescription within the paediatric population and Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major pathogen associated with AOM episodes. This study aimed at analysing the influence of the heptavalent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7 and PCV13) on pneumococcal carriage and serotype distribution in AOM. METHODS: Nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) and middle ear fluid (MEF) were collected within a Swiss surveillance study of outpatients from all ages with AOM between 2004 and 2015, covering three vaccination eras (pre-PCV7, PCV7 and PCV13)...
March 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277483/endoscopy-assisted-ear-surgery-for-treatment-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma-adhesion-or-retraction-pockets
#17
Cagatay Han Ulku
The objective of this study was to analyze the results of endoscopy-assisted ear surgery for the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pockets.Fifty-one patients who underwent oto-endoscopy-assisted canal wall up tympanomastoid surgery and/or limited anterior atticotomy with tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pocket from 2006 to 2013 have been included in this study. Eradication of the disease from the middle ear and mastoid air cells was achieved by combination of the oto-microscobic and oto-endoscopic approaches...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274903/cholesteatoma-definition-and-classification-a-literature-review
#18
Justyna Rutkowska, Nuri Özgirgin, Ewa Olszewska
Cholesteatoma is a serious otolaryngologic condition that to date remains an important problem and poses a challenge to otolaryngologists around the world. To improve the approach pertaining to the diagnosis and management of middle ear cholesteatoma, clear, clinically applicable, and useful definition and classification of cholesteatoma are required. This review aimed to evaluate the current and most accepted descriptions and opinions concerning cholesteatoma. A review of the literature concerning different definitions and classifications of cholesteatoma was used in the preparation of the Cholesteatoma Guidelines, a project implemented by the European Academy of Otology - Neuro-otology...
March 9, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274504/practicality-analysis-of-the-staging-system-proposed-by-the-japan-otological-society-for-acquired-middle-ear-cholesteatoma-a-multicenter-study-of-446-surgical-cases-in-japan
#19
Keiji Matsuda, Tetsuya Tono, Hiromi Kojima, Yutaka Yamamoto, Masafumi Sakagami, Yasuo Mishiro, Yasuyuki Hinohira, Taeko Okuno
OBJECTIVE: The Objective of this study was to assess the practicality of the cholesteatoma staging system proposed by the Japan Otological Society (JOS) for acquired middle ear cholesteatoma (the 2010 JOS staging system). METHODS: Between 2009 and 2010, 446 ears with retraction pocket cholesteatoma underwent primary surgery at 6 institutions in Japan. The extent of cholesteatoma was surgically confirmed, and classified into three stages. RESULTS: The cholesteatoma affected the pars flaccida in 325 ears (73%), the pars tensa in 100 ears (22%), and both regions combined in 21 ears (5%)...
March 5, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273957/morphological-variations-of-middle-ear-ossicles-and-its-clinical-implications
#20
Ritaban Saha, Phalguni Srimani, Ardhendu Mazumdar, Sibani Mazumdar
INTRODUCTION: The middle ear ossicles form a semi rigid chain in the middle of the ear for conduction and amplification of sound waves from the tympanic membrane to the inner ear. Although, our knowledge of the ear ossicles dates back to the 15(th) century, and various studies have been carried out on their morphometry, morphology, anomalies, embryology, function and structure throughout the world, information about the morphology of middle ear ossicles is meagre in Indian subjects. AIM: To find out the morphological variations of middle ear ossicles of right and left sides...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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