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Meirav Sokolov, Ohad Hilly, David Ulanovski, Yotam Shkedy, Joseph Attias, Eyal Raveh
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the intra- and postoperative effects of untreated otitis media with effusion (OME) in cochlear implant (CI) patients, and to assess the role of ventilation tube (VT) introduction before implantation. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: CI patients, aged 10 years or younger, implanted during 2009 to 2013. INTERVENTIONS: Cases were divided into three groups: 1) normal aerated middle ear before CI, 2) OME treated with VT, and 3) untreated OME...
September 30, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
E Carmel, J H Curotta, A T Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pre- and post-admission antibiotic treatment in paediatric acute mastoiditis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHOD: Eighty-eight children with acute mastoiditis, from 2003 to 2012, were studied to investigate the effect of antibiotic therapy on short and long-term sequelae. RESULTS: The median period of antibiotic therapy immediately following hospital discharge was 10 days (range, 5-49 days; standard deviation = 7...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Karen Arane, Ran D Goldman
QUESTION: A 2-year-old patient in my practice with acute otitis media that has progressed to mastoiditis with a high fever returns with positive culture results for Fusobacterium What should I do next? ANSWER: Fusobacterium is a genus of anaerobic bacteria. Although Fusobacterium infections are rare, they can become severe if not treated promptly. Appropriate treatment is combination antibiotic therapy consisting of a β-lactam (penicillin, cephalosporin) and an anaerobic antimicrobial agent (metronidazole, clindamycin)...
October 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Oh Eun Kwon, Sang Hyun Park, Sung Su Kim, Haeng Seon Shim, Min Gyeong Kim, Young Il Kim, Sang Hoon Kim, Seung Geun Yeo
OBJECTIVES: Middle ear effusion has been reported to be associated with immune responses in patients with otitis media with effusion (OME). Although various cytokines are involved in immunologic responses in patients with OME, no study to date has assessed the involvement of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-22. This study analyzed the levels of expression of IL-17 and IL-22 in the middle ear effusion of patients with OME. METHODS: Patients aged <11 years who were diagnosed with chronic OME and underwent ventilation tube insertion from May 2013 to August 2015 were enrolled...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
V V Wilmot, A Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Toshiaki Kikuchi, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Hidetoshi Oshima, Iori Takata, Tetsuaki Kawase, Takeshi Oshima, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
CONCLUSIONS: Trans-tympanic plugging of the Eustachian tube (ET) with the silicone plug (Kobayashi Plug) induced long-term effectiveness for over 80% of chronic and severe patulous ET (PET) patients. The New Kobayashi Plug was more effective with fewer complication of plug descent to the pharyngeal orifice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and complications of trans-tympanic plugging of the ET using a Kobayashi Plug for chronic PET. METHOD: Trans-tympanic plugging of the ET using the Kobayashi Plug was performed for 252 ears of 191 patients...
September 26, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Tobias Nicolai Andersen, Mikkel Christian Alanin, Christian von Buchwald, Lars Holme Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease, which primarily manifests with oto-sino-pulmonary symptoms. Otitis media with effusion (OME) is common from early childhood. The existing literature on OME management in PCD is conflicting. The goals of the present study were firstly to evaluate the long-term hearing in PCD patients and secondly to determine the influence of ventilation tube (VT) insertion on hearing and postoperative otorrhoea. METHODS: A longitudinal retrospective study extracting the hearing level (pure tone average (0...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Anne-Charlotte Hessén Söderman, Johan Knutsson, Claudia Priwin, Magnus von Unge
OBJECTIVE: To compare four different types of tympanostomy ventilation tubes (VT); long-shaft and short-shaft silicone tubes and long-shaft and short-shaft fluoroplastic tubes, regarding time to extrusion and events of otorrhea. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial in children with bilateral recurrent acute otitis media or secretory otitis media; four hundred children were randomized to receive one type of VT in the right ear and another type in the left ear...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Anne G M Schilder, Tasnee Chonmaitree, Allan W Cripps, Richard M Rosenfeld, Margaretha L Casselbrant, Mark P Haggard, Roderick P Venekamp
Otitis media (OM) or middle ear inflammation is a spectrum of diseases, including acute otitis media (AOM), otitis media with effusion (OME; 'glue ear') and chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). OM is among the most common diseases in young children worldwide. Although OM may resolve spontaneously without complications, it can be associated with hearing loss and life-long sequelae. In developing countries, CSOM is a leading cause of hearing loss. OM can be of bacterial or viral origin; during 'colds', viruses can ascend through the Eustachian tube to the middle ear and pave the way for bacterial otopathogens that reside in the nasopharynx...
2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Annie Janvier, Barbara Farlow, Keith J Barrington
Trisomy 13 and 18 are life-limiting conditions for which a palliative approach is frequently recommended. The objective of this study was to examine parental goals/decisions, the length of life of their child and factors associated with survival. Parents of children who lived with trisomy 13 or 18 that were part of English-speaking social networks were invited to participate in a questionnaire study. Participants answered questions about their hopes/goals, decisions regarding neonatal interventions, and the duration of their children's lives...
September 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Numan Kokten, Oguz Kadir Egilmez, A Isin Dogan Ekici, M Tayyar Kalcioglu, Muhammet Tekin, Erdem Yesilada
OBJECTIVES: In this study, our aim was to identify the possible effects of Nigella sativa L. (NS) [blackcumin] seed oil on the prevention of experimentally induced myringosclerosis (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen Guinea pigs were used and they were divided into three groups. Tympanic membranes (TM) of all animals were perforated and then group I was treated with saline soaked gel foams as a control group, group II was treated with 0.5 ml NS oil soaked gel foams at 0, 24 and 48 h and group III was treated with 5 ml NS oil orally at 0, 24, 48, 72 and 120 h...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Mehmet Emre Dinc, Aytug Altundag, Denizhan Dizdar, Mehmet Ozgur Avincsal, Ethem Sahin, Seckin Ulusoy, Ceki Paltura
OBJECTIVES: Although most specialists in otorhinolaryngology and pediatrics find halitosis to be a common problem in children with adenoid hypertrophy, there are no objective data on this topic in the literature. Whether adenoid hypertrophy is a risk factor for halitosis or whether halitosis is a sign of adenoid hypertrophy remains unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether children diagnosed with adenoid hypertrophy have a higher probability of halitosis than do children in the normal population and whether adenoidectomy can decrease oral malodor...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Muhammad H E ElHansy, Marina E Boules, Heba Farid, Henry Chrystyn, Sameh Kamal El-Maraghi, Mohamed Bakry Al-Kholy, Assem Fouad Mohamed El-Essawy, Maha M Abdelrahman, Amira S A Said, Raghda R S Hussein, Hoda Rabea, Mohamed E A Abdelrahim
Aerodynamic characteristics of aerosol delivery during invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) are mostly determined by inserting cascade impactor in the circuit. Impactor might have some effect on airflow within IMV. Hence, the aim of the present study was to develop and evaluate new in vitro aerodynamic characterization methodology without affecting airflow in IMV. Breathing simulator was set in standard adult IMV circuit with inspiratory and expiratory pressures of 20 and 5 cm H2O, 1:3 inspiratory-expiratory ratio, 15 breaths min(-1), and tidal volume of 500 ml...
August 30, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Yehuda Schwarz, Mayuri Manogaran, Sam J Daniel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2016: Laryngoscope
Elissa Kim, Melissa D Kanack, Milan D Dang-Vu, Daniela Carvalho, Marilyn C Jones, Amanda A Gosman
OBJECTIVE:   The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of ventilation tube (VT) placement on long-term hearing outcomes in children with cleft palate. STUDY DESIGN:   Case series with chart review. SETTING:   Genetic and dysmorphology database at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD). PATIENTS:   Children with cleft palate diagnosis who underwent surgery at RCHSD between 1995 and 2002. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:   The primary outcome studied was hearing acuity at 10 years of age...
July 21, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Hazem Saeed Amer, Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Alaa Eldin Elfeky
INTRODUCTION: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a leading cause of hearing impairment in children. Therefore, early and proper management is essential. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this research is to assess the efficacy of intratympanic (IT) steroids injection for management of otitis media with effusion (OME). METHODS: This study involved 42 children (84 ears) with bilateral OME. We used tympanometry to confirm the childreńs middle ear effusion and pure tone audiometry to determine hearing threshold...
July 2016: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Carla Branco, Daniel Monteiro, João Paço
Myringotomy with the insertion of ventilation tubes is the most frequent surgical procedure performed in children, and the appearance of myringosclerosis is one of its most frequent long-term complications. The objective of this study is to identify clinical factors and technique variations that may have a relation with the appearance of myringosclerosis, after tube insertion. Patients submitted to myringotomy with transtympanic short-term tube insertion were studied in a longitudinal prospective and analytical cohort study with the prospective randomized open, blinded endpoint (PROBE) methodology, to study the influence of the location of myringotomy (anterior-inferior quadrant or posterior-inferior), directions of the incision (radial or non-radial) and aspiration or not of the middle ear...
July 9, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
C H Heidemann, J Lous, J Berg, J J Christensen, S J Håkonsen, M Jakobsen, C J Johansen, L H Nielsen, M P Hansen, A Poulsen, L P Schousboe, C Skrubeltang, A B Vind, P Homøe
INTRODUCTION: Otitis media is one of the most common diseases in small children. This underlines the importance of optimizing diagnostics and treatment of the condition. Recent literature points toward a stricter approach to diagnosing acute otitis media (AOM). Moreover, ventilating tube treatment for recurrent AOM (RAOM) and chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) has become the most frequently performed surgical procedure in pre-school children. Therefore, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the Danish Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery deemed it necessary to update the Danish guidelines regarding the diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media and surgical treatment of RAOM and COME...
August 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Tadashi Kitahara, Hidehiko Okamoto, Munehisa Fukushima, Masaharu Sakagami, Taeko Ito, Akinori Yamashita, Ichiro Ota, Toshiaki Yamanaka
UNLABELLED: Meniere's disease, a common inner ear condition, has an incidence of 15-50 per 100,000. Because mental/physical stress and subsequent increase in the stress hormone vasopressin supposedly trigger Meniere's disease, we set a pilot study to seek new therapeutic interventions, namely management of vasopressin secretion, to treat this disease. We enrolled 297 definite Meniere's patients from 2010 to 2012 in a randomized-controlled and open-label trial, assigning Group-I (control) traditional oral medication, Group-II abundant water intake, Group-III tympanic ventilation tubes and Group-IV sleeping in darkness...
2016: PloS One
Benoit Voisin, Saad Nseir
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June 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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