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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526091/a-pre-therapeutic-coating-for-medical-devices-that-prevents-the-attachment-of-candida-albicans
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Diego Vargas-Blanco, Aung Lynn, Jonah Rosch, Rony Noreldin, Anthony Salerni, Christopher Lambert, Reeta P Rao
BACKGROUND: Hospital acquired fungal infections are defined as "never events"-medical errors that should never have happened. Systemic Candida albicans infections results in 30-50% mortality rates. Typically, adhesion to abiotic medical devices and implants initiates such infections. Efficient adhesion initiates formation of aggressive biofilms that are difficult to treat. Therefore, inhibitors of adhesion are important for drug development and likely to have a broad spectrum efficacy against many fungal pathogens...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498076/cochlear-implantation-in-mondini-s-deformity-could-the-straight-electrode-array-with-length-of-31%C3%A2-mm-be-fully-inserted
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Jia-Qiang Sun, Jing-Wu Sun, Xiao-Yan Hou
CONCLUSIONS: The straight electrode array with length of 31 mm can be fully inserted using round window insertion in cochlear implantation with Mondini's deformity. It is a safe and effective process, but also a challenging task of the full implantation in children with Mondini's deformity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to discuss whether the straight electrode array with a length of 31 mm could be fully inserted in cochlear implantation with Mondini's deformity...
February 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490377/cochlear-implant-electrode-sealing-techniques-and-related-intracochlear-pressure-changes
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Ingo Todt, Julica Utca, Dania Karimi, Arne Ernst, Philipp Mittmann
BACKGROUND: The inserted cochlear implanted electrode is covered at the site of the round window or cochleostomy to prevent infections and leakage. In a surgically hearing preservational concept, low intracochlear pressure changes are of high importance. The aim of this study was to observe intracochlear pressure changes due to different sealing techniques in a cochlear model. METHODS: Cochlear implant electrode insertions were performed in an artifical cochlear model and the intracochlear pressure changes were recorded in parallel with a micro-pressure sensor positioned in the apical region of the cochlea model to follow the maximum amplitude of intracochlear pressure...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483256/infectious-complications-of-pediatric-cochlear-implants-are-highly-influenced-by-otitis-media
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Peter M Vila, Nsangou T Ghogomu, Audrey R Odom-John, Timothy E Hullar, Keiko Hirose
OBJECTIVE: Determine the incidence of ear infections in cochlear implant patients, evaluate the contribution of otitis media to complications, describe the bacteriology of otitis media in the cochlear implant population, the treatment provided at our center, and the long term outcome. METHODS: Data collected included age at implantation, history of otitis media or ear tubes, etiology of hearing loss, inner ear anatomy, postoperative infections, time to infection, route of antibiotic administration, and interventions for infections...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464710/salvaging-cochlear-implant-after-wound-infection-well-worth-a-try
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Shalabh Sharma, Anandita Gupta, Khyati Bhatia, Asish Kumar Lahiri, Satinder Singh
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implant (CI)-related wound infections are known to happen even years after the implant procedure and present a challenging clinical situation. Due to the formation of biofilm on the implant surface such infections are difficult to eradicate. Invariably explantation of the device is required for wound healing. METHOD: A 10-year-old patient presented with recurrent CI-related wound infection 8 years after implantation. The implant was salvaged with wound debridement and treating it with tea tree oil which is known for its biofilm eradicating properties...
May 3, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369924/sonographic-diagnosis-of-acute-mastoiditis-and-subsequent-retroauricular-abscess-in-a-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipient-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Sakaida, Satoko Usui, Yasunori Matsuda, Sawako Masuda, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
When acute mastoiditis occurs in cochlear implant recipients, it can progress to subsequent retroauricular abscess due to the absence of the external mastoid cortex resulting from mastoidectomy performed for cochlear implantation. The management goal is to control infection while preserving the implanted device. A 2-year-old boy with cochlear implants developed acute mastoiditis and a subsequent retroauricular abscess. The patient underwent a surgical intervention based on the diagnosis made utilizing gray-scale and power Doppler sonography...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353621/the-effect-of-soft-tissue-infections-on-device-performance-in-adult-cochlear-implant-recipients
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Kerrie McAllister, Hannah Linkhorn, Mayaan Gruber, Ellen Giles, Michel Neeff
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of cochlear implant (CI) site infection and its subsequent management on CI mapping and CI performance. Risk factors for CI infections and pathogens causing infections were reviewed. Treatment options for CI infections were examined. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Adult patients with a significant CI soft tissue infection from the Northern Cochlear Implant Programme, New Zealand over a 10-year period (August 2004 until August 2014)...
June 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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
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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...
June 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332898/herpes-simplex-virus-1-and-cytomegalovirus-dnas-detection-in-the-inner-ear-of-implanted-patients-with-non-congenital-infection
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Walter Di Nardo, Roberta Anzivino, Paola Cattani, Rosaria Santangelo, Eugenio De Corso, Gaetano Paludetti
CONCLUSIONS: The detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) genome in perilymph of patients with negative serology or clinical history for congenital infections supports the hypothesis that Herpesviridae, even after acquired postnatal infections, could remain in latent phase in the spiral ganglion and damage the cochlea by a possible subsequent reactivation. Further studies are needed to identify the markers of such reactivation. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of certain viral species in the endolabyrinthic fluid of deaf patients with non-congenital infection...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331642/lemierre-s-syndrome-associated-with-mechanical-ventilation-and-profound-deafness
#10
Lukas Birkner
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare disorder that is characterized by anaerobic organisms inducing a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) following a course of oropharyngeal infection. It often occurs in young and healthy patients. Clinicians continuously misinterpret early symptoms until infection disseminates systematically and life-threatening sepsis transpires. We report the case of a 58-year-old female developing Lemierre's syndrome accompanied by invasive ventilation support and a profound deafness requiring the implementation of a cochlear implant...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295372/surface-charge-modification-decreases-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-adherence-in-vitro-and-bacterial-persistence-in-an-in-vivo-implant-model
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W Katherine Kao, Patricia M Gagnon, Joseph P Vogel, Richard A Chole
OBJECTIVE: Chronic, persistent infections complicate otologic procedures utilizing implantable devices such as cochlear implants or tympanostomy tubes. These infections are thought to be due to the establishment of microbial biofilms on implant surfaces. To address this issue, we hypothesized that surface charge modification may inhibit the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms on implant surfaces in vitro and in vivo. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the effect of surface charge modification on bacterial biofilm formation by assessing the effect of the surface charge on bacterial adhesion in vitro and bacterial persistence in vivo...
March 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235386/characteristics-of-ci-children-with-complicated-middle-ear-infections
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Søren Hoberg, Christian Danstrup, Bjarke Laursen, Niels Krintel Petersen, Nichlas Udholm, Gintaras Audrius Kamarauskas, Therese Ovesen
OBJECTIVE: To describe cases of complicated middle ear infections in children with cochlear implants (CI), i.e., episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) and acute mastoiditis (AM), resulting in hospitalization. METHODS: A total of 206 children under 16 years (300 implantations) were implanted between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2014 at the West Danish CI Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aarhus, Denmark. By means of two prospective local databases, episodes of AOM or AM and demographics were retrieved including biochemistry, microbiology, length of follow- up, and variable treatment modalities (intravenous (IV) antibiotics, revision mastoidectomy, and insertion of ventilation tubes)...
February 24, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209771/hearing-loss-in-children-with-asymptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Tatiana M Lanzieri, Winnie Chung, Marily Flores, Peggy Blum, A Chantal Caviness, Stephanie R Bialek, Scott D Grosse, Jerry A Miller, Gail Demmler-Harrison
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence, characteristics, and risk of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infection identified through hospital-based newborn screening who were asymptomatic at birth compared with uninfected children. METHODS: We included 92 case-patients and 51 controls assessed by using auditory brainstem response and behavioral audiometry. We used Kaplan-Meier survival analysis to estimate the prevalence of SNHL, defined as ≥25 dB hearing level at any frequency and Cox proportional hazards regression analyses to compare SNHL risk between groups...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195822/microflora-of-retained-intracochlear-electrodes-from-infected-cochlear-implants
#14
Varun V Varadarajan, Carolyn O Dirain, Patrick J Antonelli
Objectives Cochlear implant infections may be refractory to medical management and require device removal with subsequent reimplantation. During device removal, the intracochlear electrode array is commonly left in place to prevent obliteration of the cochlear lumen. If the electrode is colonized with pathogens, this risks contaminating the replacement implant. In this study, we compare the microorganisms detected on infected cochlear implants against those on the retained electrode using culture and microbial gene-sequencing techniques...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192378/analysis-and-management-of-complications-in-a-cohort-of-1-065-minimally-invasive-cochlear-implantations
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Yi Jiang, Ping Gu, Beicheng Li, Xue Gao, Baochun Sun, Yueshuai Song, Guojian Wang, Yongyi Yuan, Cuicui Wang, Miao Liu, Dongyi Han, Pu Dai
OBJECTIVES: To analyze complications associated with minimally invasive cochlear implantation by comparing data from different centers, to discuss major reasons for complications, and to refine implantation techniques to decrease them. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent cochlear implantation at our center by the same surgeon (the corresponding author of this article) from March 2006 to March 2015 were enrolled. INTERVENTION: First, a retrospective analysis of the complications associated with minimally invasive cochlear implantation at our center was performed...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017556/bilateral-globus-pallidus-internus-deep-brain-stimulation-for-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy-supports-success-of-cochlear-implantation-in-a-5-year-old-ex-24%C3%A2-week-preterm-twin-with-absent-cerebellar-hemispheres
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Jean-Pierre Lin, Margaret Kaminska, Sarah Perides, Hortensia Gimeno, Lesley Baker, Daniel E Lumsden, Anzell Britz, Sandra Driver, Alec Fitzgerald-O'Connor, Richard Selway
BACKGROUND: Early onset dystonia (dyskinesia) and deafness in childhood pose significant challenges for children and carers and are the cause of multiple disability. It is particularly tragic when the child cannot make use of early cochlear implantation (CI) technology to relieve deafness and improve language and communication, because severe cervical and truncal dystonia brushes off the magnetic amplifier behind the ears. Bilateral globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) neuromodulation can reduce dyskinesia, thus supporting CI neuromodulation success...
January 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010677/cochlear-implantation-in-chronic-demyelinating-inflammatory-polyneuropathy
#17
Sarah E Mowry, Sarah King
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CDIP) with bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss who subsequently benefited from unilateral cochlear implantation. METHODS: case history review and review of the literature for the terms CDIP, hearing loss, cochleovestibular dysfunction, and cochlear implantation. RESULTS: A 49-year-old woman presented with bilateral rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) 1 month after an upper respiratory tract infection...
March 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909890/does-severity-of-cerebral-mri-lesions-in-congenital-cmv-infection-correlates-with-the-outcome-of-cochlear-implantation
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Stefan Lyutenski, Friedrich Götz, Alexandros Giourgas, Omid Majdani, Eva Bültmann, Heinrich Lanfermann, Thomas Lenarz, Anja M Giesemann
The objective is to investigate whether there is a correlation between the severity of typical brain lesions in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection and cochlear implant (CI) outcome. The design of the study is a retrospective single-institutional chart review (2005-2015), performed in a tertiary academic referral center. 23 children with typical signs of cCMV infection on cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss were retrospectively evaluated...
March 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863635/cochlear-implantation-of-solid-organ-transplant-patients-receiving-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Bushra Ayub, Nancy M Young
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of infectious complications and healing problems in cochlear implant (CI) patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplant. STUDY DESIGN: IRB-approved retrospective chart review of implanted patients. SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. METHODS: Seven patients of the more than 1000 implanted during the time period between 1991 and 2014 underwent cochlear implantation while on immunosuppressive therapy after having received a solid organ transplant...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723885/cost-effectiveness-of-universal-and-targeted-newborn-screening-for-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
#20
Soren Gantt, Francois Dionne, Fred K Kozak, Oran Goshen, David M Goldfarb, Albert H Park, Suresh B Boppana, Karen Fowler
Importance: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is a major cause of childhood deafness. Most cCMV infections are not diagnosed without newborn screening, resulting in missed opportunities for directed care. Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of universal and targeted newborn cCMV screening programs compared with no cCMV screening. Design, Setting, and Participants: Models were constructed using rates and outcomes from prospective cohort studies of newborn cCMV screening in US postpartum care and early hearing programs...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
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