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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819893/-cochlear-implantation-in-a-girl-with-7q-microdeletion-syndrome
#1
A Roemer, T Lenarz, A Lesinski-Schiedat
One of the rare genetic diseases with sensory hearing loss is the microdeletion 7q syndrome. First described in the 1990s, only 7 cases of patients with this disease are described in the literature. Although this mutation is not well known, otological treatment is necessary if the DFNA5 gene is affected. A mutation in this gene leads to progressive hearing loss. Affected children therefore need regular evaluation of their hearing to ensure adequate treatment with hearing aids at early stages. We now present a case of an affected child with sensory hearing loss, mental retardation and anogenital malformations...
August 17, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818308/a-honey-bee-can-threat-ear-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#2
Ufuk Düzenli, Nazım Bozan, Abdurrahman Ayral, Abdülaziz Yalınkılıç, Ahmet Faruk Kıroğlu
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is an otologic emergency. Many etiological factors can lead to this pathology. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) sting may lead to local and systemic reactions due to sensitization of the patient. In this paper we described a sudden sensorineural hearing loss occurred after honey bee sting.
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816688/cartilage-ossiculoplasty-from-stapes-to-tympanic-membrane-in-one-stage-intact-canal-wall-tympanoplasty-for-cholesteatoma
#3
Denis Ayache, Florent Manac'h, Christian B Teszler, Mathieu Veyrat, Wissame El Bakkouri, Alain Corré, Mary Daval
OBJECTIVE: To report hearing results of cartilage interposition ossiculoplasty in one-stage intact canal wall (ICW) tympanoplasty for cholesteatoma with intact stapes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of pre and postoperative hearing status was conducted at a tertiary referral otologic center in a series of 61 patients having undergone one-stage ICW tympanoplasty for cholesteatoma with intact stapes and cartilage ossiculoplasty during the same procedure...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802363/epidemiology-of-cerumen-impaction-among-municipal-kindergartens-children-in-wuhan-china
#4
Chen Ping, Hu Yanling, Wei Youhua, Wang Shufen, Wang Zhinan, Xia Zhongfang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiology of cerumen impaction among children of municipal kindergartens in Wuhan. METHODS: The ear canal of children of municipal kindergartens in Wuhan was examined using an electric otoscope by the same otologist in 2005, 2006 and 2012, with age, gender, ears and the nature of cerumen (dry cerumen or wet cerumen) recorded. A chi-square test was performed to investigate for significant differences between cerumen impaction rates and the recorded variables...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802353/hearing-loss-in-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
#5
John S Muus, Forest W Weir, Kathryn L Kreicher, Deborah A Bowlby, Christopher M Discolo, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVE: Although insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) has been shown to be important for inner-ear development in animal models, little is known about the otologic and audiologic findings of children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). The goal of this study is to evaluate the prevalence, type, and severity of hearing impairment in children with GHD. METHODS: Audiologic, otologic, and demographic data were recorded for children with a diagnosis of GHD in the AudGen database...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798546/otologic-and-audiology-concerns-of-microtia-repair
#6
REVIEW
Kausar Ali, Kriti Mohan, Yi-Chun Liu
Microtia is a congenital auricular deformity that commonly presents with associated congenital aural atresia. The most acute concern in these patients is concomitant hearing loss at birth. A team-based approach by plastic surgeons and otologists is necessary to address both the otologic and audiologic concerns of microtia and atresia. Hearing rehabilitation is imperative; yet it should not compromise the aesthetic components of reconstruction and vice versa. Here, the authors propose a framework to evaluate and manage patients with microtia and atresia with the goal of optimizing functional and cosmetic outcomes...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794847/neuro-otological-and-peripheral-nerve-involvement-in-fabry-disease
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Sergio Carmona, Romina Weinschelbaum, Ana Pardal, Cintia Marchesoni, Paz Zuberbuhler, Patricia Acosta, Guillermo Cáceres, Isaac Kisinovsky, Luciana Bayón, Ricardo Reisin
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease, with multisystemic glycosphingolipids deposits. Neuro-otological involvement leading to hearing loss and vestibular dysfunctions has been described, but there is limited information about the frequency, site of lesion, or the relationship with peripheral neuropathy. The aim was to evaluate the presence of auditory and vestibular symptoms, and assess neurophysiological involvement of the VIII cranial nerve, correlating these findings with clinical and neurophysiological features of peripheral neuropathy...
July 18, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790966/randomized-controlled-study-of-a-remote-flipped-classroom-neuro-otology-curriculum
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Frederick Robert Carrick, Mahera Abdulrahman, Ahmed Hankir, Maksim Zayaruzny, Kinda Najem, Palita Lungchukiet, Roger A Edwards
CONTEXT: Medical Education can be delivered in the traditional classroom or via novel technology including an online classroom. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that learning in an online classroom would result in similar outcomes as learning in the traditional classroom when using a flipped classroom pedagogy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. A total of 274 subjects enrolled in a Neuro-otology training program for non-Neuro-otologists of 25 h held over a 3-day period...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782289/development-and-validation-of-an-endoscopic-ear-surgery-classification-system
#9
Michael S Cohen, Razan A Basonbul, Samuel R Barber, Elliott D Kozin, Alejandro C Rivas, Daniel J Lee
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To design and validate a classification system for endoscopic ear surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Validation study. METHODS: A classification system was devised that quantifies use of the endoscope during middle ear surgery. Otologic operative reports were reviewed by attending surgeons and trainees. A power analysis was performed to determine number of cases needed to review. The following categories were used: class 0 is defined by using the microscope only; class 1 describes the use of endoscope for inspection without dissection; and class 2 describes mixed use of the endoscope and the microscope...
August 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772342/the-otology-questionnaire-amsterdam-a-generic-patient-reported-outcome-measure-about-the-severity-and-impact-of-ear-complaints-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-development-of-this-questionnaire
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E M Bruinewoud, J T Kraak, L M van Leeuwen, S E Kramer, P Merkus
OBJECTIVE: Development of the Otology Questionnaire Amsterdam (OQUA); a patient reported outcome measure (PROM), measuring the severity and impact of ear complaints of patients visiting an ENT surgeon. DESIGN: Multicenter, cross-sectional study.Phase 1: qualitative research. In depth interviews (N=16) to identify relevant types of ear complaints and to formulate items. Pilot study of the first and second draft of the OQUA (N=32, N=39). Phase 2: quantitative research...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770282/-diagnostic-criteria-for-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-according-to-the-classification-committee-of-the-b%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-ny-society
#11
REVIEW
J A Lopez-Escamez, J Carey, W-H Chung, J A Goebel, M Magnusson, M Mandalà, D E Newman-Toker, M Strupp, M Suzuki, F Trabalzini, A Bisdorff
This paper presents diagnostic criteria for Menière's disease jointly formulated by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society, The Japan Society for Equilibrium Research, the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (EAONO), the Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the Korean Balance Society. The classification includes two categories: definite Menière's disease and probable Menière's disease. The diagnosis of definite Menière's disease is based on clinical criteria and requires the observation of an episodic vertigo syndrome associated with low- to medium-frequency sensorineural hearing loss and fluctuating aural symptoms (hearing, tinnitus and/or fullness) in the affected ear...
August 2, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760791/prevalence-and-prescription-patterns-of-oral-glucocorticoids-in-adults-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-and-cohort-analysis-in-france
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Anne Bénard-Laribière, Antoine Pariente, Elodie Pambrun, Bernard Bégaud, Laurence Fardet, Pernelle Noize
OBJECTIVES: To study trends in use of oral glucocorticoids (GCs) among adults, characteristics of oral GC initiators and prescriptions for the prevention of potential adverse effects associated with GC therapy. DESIGN: First, a cross-sectional study repeated yearly was performed from 2007 to 2014 in a nationwide representative sample. Second, characteristics of initiators and patterns of GC therapy during the year following treatment initiation were described in a cohort of patients who began GC between 2007 and 2013...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760715/water-protection-after-tympanostomy-shepard-tubes-does-not-decrease-otorrhea-incidence-retrospective-cohort-study
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João Subtil, Ana Jardim, André Peralta Santos, João Araújo, José Saraiva, João Paço
INTRODUCTION: Myringotomy for tube insertion is the most common otologic surgery. Otorrhea is a frequent complication of this procedure and, to prevent it, most surgeons strongly recommend avoiding contact with water as this is thought to adversely impact on post-operative quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To understand the benefit of this recommendation. METHODS: Observational study - retrospective cohort study comparing the incidence of post-operative otorrhea and its impact on patients' quality of life, in two groups of patients comprising children under 10 years of age who underwent bilateral myringotomy and tube placement for chronic otitis media with effusion between May 2011 and May 2012...
July 17, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744788/extended-high-frequency-audiometry-as-early-detection-of-hearing-loss-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#14
José Luis Treviño González, Janett Riega Torres, Yolisa Hinojosa Ríos, Mario Jesús Villegas González, Marco A Mendez Saenz, German A Soto-Galindo
The aim of the study is to evaluate hearing function by extended high-frequency audiometry in primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS) and to correlate it with disease activity. All patients diagnosed with pSS were recruited within 1 year. Patients underwent otologic evaluation, extended high-frequency audiometry, tympanogram, and the ESSPRI scale evaluation. A total of 63 (60 female and 3 male) patients with mean age 49.5 ± 9.9 years with pSS were included. We detected a hearing loss prevalence of 95.2% (60 patients) in both ears in very high frequencies (10000-16,000 Hz)...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742630/unique-case-of-hearing-recovery-after-otic-capsule-destruction-and-complete-sensorineural-hearing-loss-caused-by-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#15
Jennifer A Losie, Michael Yong, Frederick K Kozak, Neil K Chadha
: A 14-year-old woman presented with right-sided otologic and vestibular symptoms after presenting with hormonal disturbances earlier that year. Imaging showed a gross destruction of the temporal bone, mastoid air cells, and external acoustic meatus with invasion into the otic capsule. The patient experienced complete sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear. Biopsy diagnosed Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the patient was treated with chemotherapy. After 1 year of treatment, the patient's hearing partially recovered and imaging showed reconstitution of the temporal bone including the otic capsule...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719707/community-triage-of-otology-patients-using-a-store-and-forward-telemedicine-device-a-feasibility-study
#16
Nishi Gupta, Neeraj Chawla, Digant Gupta, Nidhi Dhawan, Vidya R Janaki
Chronic otitis media is a major contributor to acquired hearing loss in developing countries. Developing countries such as India, with huge populations and poor health infrastructures, have always felt the shortage of trained specialists who can provide quality care to meet the enormous demand for treatment of this disease. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of empowering trained health workers equipped with ENTraview, a store-and-forward telemedicine device that integrates a camera- enabled smart phone with an otoscope...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717060/clinical-data-analysis-of-genotypes-and-phenotypes-of-deafness-gene-mutations-in-newborns-a-retrospective-study
#17
Yating Du, Lihui Huang, Xueyao Wang, Qingjia Cui, Xiaohua Cheng, Liping Zhao, Tingting Ni
We retrospectively analyzed newborns with deafness gene mutations and summarized the relationship between genotype and phenotype to provide a basis for genetic counseling. We studied 582 subjects positive for deafness gene mutations that were treated in the otology outpatient department of Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, between April 2012 and April 2016. The subjects were divided into 3 categories: a diagnosed group (group A), which was further subdivided into subgroups A1 (homozygous and compound heterozygous GJB2 mutations) and A2 (homozygous and compound heterozygous SLC26A4 mutations); a drug-induced deafness group (group B, mitochondrial (Mt) gene mutations); and a mutation carrier group (group C), which was further subdivided into the subgroups C1 (GJB2 heterozygous mutations), C2 (SLC26A4 heterozygous mutations), C3 (GJB3 heterozygous mutations), and C4 (double gene mutations)...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716174/association-between-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-with-decreased-general-health-related-quality-of-life
#18
Lloyd P Hoehle, Marlene M Speth, Katie M Phillips, Robert A Gaudin, David S Caradonna, Stacey T Gray, Ahmad R Sedaghat
BACKGROUND: The impact of specific allergic rhinitis symptoms on patient quality of life (QOL) is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we sought to determine the association between nasal and extranasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis with general health-related QOL. METHODS: A total of 150 participants with ages > 18 years and persistent allergic rhinitis were prospectively recruited for this cross-sectional study. General health-related QOL was measured by using the visual analog scale (VAS) from the five-dimension EuroQol QOL survey (EQ-5D)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708796/significance-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-ears-with-unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#19
Yuriko Okazaki, Tadao Yoshida, Satofumi Sugimoto, Masaaki Teranishi, Ken Kato, Shinji Naganawa, Michihiko Sone
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the existence of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in affected and unaffected ears in patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to evaluate the significance of EH in various otological diseases. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital. METHODS: One hundred eighty-two ears from 91 patients with unilateral SNHL were studied...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704895/comparisons-in-outcome-and-subject-comfort-between-rotation-chair-systems
#20
Bong Jik Kim, Yu-Kyung Won, Jaihwan Hyun, Woo-Sung Na, Jae Yun Jung, Myung-Whan Suh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A rotation chair test has been used to evaluate the function of the horizontal semicircular canals. Currently, two chair systems according to the presence of cylindrical darkroom are used in a clinic setting. However, it has not been thoroughly investigated whether one system is superior to the other system or not. In this study, we aimed to compare test outcomes and subject convenience between two systems. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty subjects with no history of otologic disease were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
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