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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331307/risk-factors-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-unilateral-safe-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media
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Abd Elrheem Ahmed Singer, Osama G Abdel-Naby Awad, Rafeek Mohamed Abd El-Kader, Ahmed Rabeh Mohamed
PURPOSE: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is the major cause of hearing impairment, especially conductive hearing loss. Few patients also had sensorineural component, the sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in CSOM is controversial, especially for safe mucosal type. This study aims to assess the relationship between the frequency of SNHL development in patients with safe mucosal CSOM and its relation to patient's age, sex, duration of disease, size of perforation and different audiological findings...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330850/how-i-do-it-examining-the-value-of-an-otology-multidisciplinary-team-meeting
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Katherine Steele, Andrew Hall, Robert Nash, Ravi K Lingam, Arvind Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318948/a-comparative-clinical-study-of-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-in-the-otolaryngology-clinic-versus-a-rheumatology-clinic
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Kamal G Effat, Abeer Berty
Objective Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may be associated with local or widespread symptoms, including pain. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features of TMD patients presenting to an otolaryngology clinic with TMD patients presenting to a rheumatology clinic. Methods The study included 107 patients in the otolaryngology setting and 103 patients in the rheumatology setting. A comparison between both groups was made regarding the clinical data. Results Patients in the otolaryngology setting featured more otological symptoms, compared with those in the rheumatology setting...
January 10, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315184/obesity-does-not-increase-operative-time-in-otologic-surgery-an-analysis-of-5125-cases
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Thomas Muelleman, Matthew Shew, Robert J Muelleman, Mark Villwock, Kevin Sykes, Hinrich Staecker, James Lin
OBJECTIVES: A large shoulder can impact otologic surgical access. The physical obstruction of a large shoulder may force the surgeon to adjust his or her posture or hand position. We sought to assess the effect of body mass index (BMI) on operative time in tympanoplasties and tympanomastoidectomies. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: National surgical quality improvement program dataset (NSQIP) 2011 to 2014. PATIENTS: Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were used to identify patients undergoing tympanoplasties and tympanomastoidectomies...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313443/effectiveness-of-transmastoid-plugging-for-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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Renee M Banakis Hartl, Stephen P Cass
Objectives (1) Evaluate changes in subjective symptoms in patients following transmastoid canal plugging for superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) syndrome. (2) Quantify changes in hearing in patients who have undergone transmastoid canal plugging for SSCD syndrome. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Single tertiary care institution. Subjects and Methods We retrospectively reviewed patients with SSCD who underwent repair with canal plugging via a transmastoid approach between January 2012 and January 2017...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310507/inner-ear-test-battery-in-guinea-pig-models-a-review
#6
Yi-Ho Young
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the development of the inner ear test battery comprising auditory brainstem response (ABR), and caloric, ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP), and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) tests in guinea pig models at our laboratory over the last 20 years. Detailed description of the methodology for testing the small animals is also included. METHODS: Inner ear disorders, i.e. ototoxicity, noise exposure, or perilymph fistula were established in guinea pig models first...
January 8, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309699/congress-of-neurological-surgeons-systematic-review-and-evidence-based-guidelines-on-otologic-and-audiologic-screening-for-patients-with-vestibular-schwannomas
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Alex D Sweeney, Matthew L Carlson, Neil T Shepard, D Jay McCracken, Esther X Vivas, Brian A Neff, Jeffrey J Olson
QUESTION 1: What is the expected diagnostic yield for vestibular schwannomas when using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate patients with previously published definitions of asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss? TARGET POPULATION: These recommendations apply to adults with an asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss on audiometric testing. RECOMMENDATION: Level 3: On the basis of an audiogram, it is recommended that MRI screening on patients with ≥10 decibels (dB) of interaural difference at 2 or more contiguous frequencies or ≥15 dB at 1 frequency be pursued to minimize the incidence of undiagnosed vestibular schwannomas...
December 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309649/congress-of-neurological-surgeons-systematic-review-and-evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-treatment-of-adults-with-vestibular-schwannomas-executive-summary
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Jeffrey J Olson, Steven N Kalkanis, Timothy C Ryken
BACKGROUND: Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are uncommon lesions that are a substantial challenge to the neurosurgeons, otologists, and radiation oncologists who undertake their clinical management. A starting point to improving the current knowledge is to define the benchmarks of the current research studying VS management using evidence-based techniques in order to allow meaningful points of departure for future scientific and clinical research. OBJECTIVE: To establish the best evidence-based management of VS, including initial otologic evaluation, imaging diagnosis, use of surgical techniques, assessment of tumor pathology, and the administration of radiation therapy...
December 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303120/management-of-cleft-lip-and-palate-in-nigeria-a-survey
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V Akinmoladun, S Ademola, A Olusanya
BACKGROUND: Clefts of the lip and/or palate are the most common congenital craniofacial defects and second only to club foot among all congenital anomalies. The management of this condition is resource intensive due to the multidimensional needs. This survey was carried out to ascertain the current state of cleft management in Nigeria with emphasis on training, scope of management, and assessment of treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structured questionnaires were administered to cleft surgeons based on professional and practitioners' register and the result of literature search for cleft surgeons whose names may not appear in the registers...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302644/vestibular-function-in-a-group-of-adults-with-hiv-aids-on-haart
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Katijah Khoza-Shangase
Background: The high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the established otological manifestations of the disease have important implications for research into vestibular function in this population. Materials and Methods: The main aim of the current study was to investigate and monitor the vestibular status in a group of adult patients with AIDS receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and other therapies in a hospital outpatient clinic in Gauteng, South Africa...
2018: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299508/elements-of-virtual-temporal-bone-surgery-manipulandum-format-may-be-more-important-to-surgeons-than-haptic-device-force-capabilities
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Bertram Unger, Nariman Sepehri, Vivek Rampersad, Justyn Pisa, Michael Gousseau, Jordan B Hochman
Background: Temporal bone simulations are critiqued for poor drill-bone interaction. This project appraises the import of increasing haptic device and manipulandum fidelity on the perceived realism of drilling a virtual temporal bone.Virtual surgical contact forces rely on haptic device fidelity and are transmitted through a manipulandum. With identical software, both device hardware and manipulandum may each contribute to realism. We compare the three degrees of freedom (DOF), 3N Geomagic Touch (3D Systems, SC) to a 6DOF, 5...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299506/longitudinal-up-regulation-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-patients-with-meniere-s-disease-during-medical-treatment
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Munehisa Fukushima, Tadashi Kitahara, Ryohei Oya, Shiro Akahani, Hidenori Inohara, Shinji Naganawa, Noriaki Takeda
Objective/Hypothesis: Meniere's disease (MD) is a common inner ear disease characterized by repeated episodic vertigo, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, and tinnitus. Its pathology is defined as endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in the inner ear and EH has been hypothesized to correlate with the clinical symptoms of MD. We presented the dynamics of in vivo EH in MD patients during medical treatments. Study Design: Prospective, single-arm repeated measures. Methods: Eleven MD patients were enrolled...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287859/hearing-loss-in-children-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Kathryn L Kreicher, Heather K Schopper, Akash N Naik, Jonathan L Hatch, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the type and severity of hearing impairment in pediatric patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and relate these measures to patient demographics, treatment options, and other otologic factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of children with a diagnosis of PCD, Kartagener's syndrome, or situs inversus in the AudGen Database was conducted. Audiograms were analyzed for type of hearing loss (HL), severity, laterality, and progression...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283100/the-efficacy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
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Fatma Beyazal Çeliker, Abdulkadir Özgür, Metin Çeliker, Mehmet Beyazal, Arzu Turan, Suat Terzi, Mehmet Fatih İnecikli
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The radiological records of patients who were admitted to our clinic with complaints of otologic and neuro-otologic symptoms between October 2014 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Among these patients, those who underwent both computed tomography and MRI and were reported to have SSCD in the temporal bone on at least one side were included in the study group...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283098/electrophysiological-and-histopathological-evaluation-of-effects-of-sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate-used-for-middle-ear-surgery-on-facial-nerve-functions
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Oğuz Kadir Eğilmez, Numan Kökten, Mustafa Baran, M Tayyar Kalcıoğlu, Işın Doğan Ekici, Muhammet Tekin
OBJECTIVE: Sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA) is widely used in medicine because of its antioxidant and mucolytic effects. In recent years, it has been used in otologic surgery. Because it cleaves disulfide bonds, it is used to easily dissect the epithelial matrix in cholesteatoma and atelectasis. In this study, we hypothesized that MESNA does not have any toxic effect on the facial nerve, and the effects of MESNA on the facial nerve were examined histologically and electrophysiologically...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283094/a-comparison-of-cochlear-nerve-size-in-normal-hearing-adults-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Christoper Heining, Theofano Tikka, Steve Colley, Laura Zilinskiene, Chris Coulson
OBJECTIVE: Cochlear implantation is a clinical and cost-effective treatment for severe hearing loss. Cochlear nerve size assessment by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been investigated for use as a prognostic indicator following cochlear implantation. This study aimed to further that research by assessing nerve size in normal-hearing adults for symmetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with tinnitus presenting to our center retrospectively had their nerve size assessed by MRI...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282128/improving-learning-and-confidence-through-small-group-structured-otoscopy-teaching-a-prospective-interventional-study
#17
Peng You, Saad Chahine, Murad Husein
BACKGROUND: Otologic diseases are common and associated with significant health care costs. While accurate diagnosis relies on physical exam, existing studies have highlighted a lack of comfort among trainees with regards to otoscopy. As such, dedicated otoscopy teaching time was incorporated into the undergraduate medical curriculum in the form of a small group teaching session. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of a small-group, structured teaching session on medical students' confidence with and learning of otoscopic examination...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248204/intestinal-permeability-and-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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F Di Berardino, D Zanetti, E Ciusani, C Caccia, V Leoni, U De Grazia, E Filipponi, L Elli
PURPOSE: Ménière disease (MD) is a multifactorial chronic disabling condition characterized by episodic vertigo, ear fullness, and hearing loss. MD patients often complain of aspecific gastrointestinal symptoms associated with autonomic dysregulation, frequently outweighed by the otological manifestations. Dietary modifications have been reported to improve the typical MD symptoms in some cases. Our purpose was to test the urinary levels of lactulose and mannitol (double sugar test) and the fecal calprotectin, both markers of altered intestinal permeability, in subjects with definite MD in an active and inactive stage...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238986/clinical-implications-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-temporomandibular-disorders-patients-presenting-ear-fullness
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Sang Yeon Lee, Ji Woon Park, Seo Eun Park, Dong Woo Nam, Hyun Jung Lim, Young Ho Kim
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to investigate whether findings detected by temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance imaging (TMJ-MRI) can provide pathognomonic evidence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with nonspecific ear fullness (EF). The association of nonspecific EF with clinical characteristics of TMD based on TMJ-MRI findings was examined. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: Thirty-four subjects (42 ears) who had no detectable otologic problems as a cause of EF were enrolled in this study...
December 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236281/preoperative-evaluation-and-intraoperative-protection-of-the-facial-nerve-in-congenital-aural-atresia
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Jie Li, Shouqin Zhao, Lin Yang, Yi Li, Xiaobo Ma, Danni Wang, Ran Ren, Ying Li
We conducted a prospective study to assess the value of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in identifying facial nerve variations in patients with congenital aural atresia and to determine how they affect otologic reconstruction surgery. Our study population was made up of 65 patients (69 ears) aged 6 to 22 years (mean: 13.7) without regard to sex. They were classified into three groups according to their scores on the Jahrsdoerfer grading scale: 46 ears scored 8 or more, 18 had a score of 6 or 7, and 5 scored 5 or less...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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