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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432340/phenome-wide-association-study-for-cyp2a6-alleles-rs113288603-is-associated-with-hearing-loss-symptoms-in-elderly-smokers
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Renato Polimanti, Kevin P Jensen, Joel Gelernter
To identify novel phenotypic associations related to Cytochrome P450 Family 2 Subfamily A Member 6 (CYP2A6), we investigated the human phenome in a total of 11,271 individuals. Initially, we conducted a phenome-wide association study in 3,401 nicotine-exposed elderly subjects considering 358 phenotypic traits. We identified a significant association between CYP2A6 rs113288603 and hearing loss symptoms (p = 5.75 × 10(-5)). No association was observed in a sample of 3,245 nicotine-unexposed individuals from the same discovery cohort, consistent with the conclusion that the finding is related to CYP2A6 involvement in nicotine metabolism...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424585/efr3a-insufficiency-attenuates-the-degeneration-of-spiral-ganglion-neurons-after-hair-cell-loss
#2
Haixia Hu, Bin Ye, Le Zhang, Quan Wang, Zhiwei Liu, Suying Ji, Qiuju Liu, Jingrong Lv, Yan Ma, Ying Xu, Hao Wu, Fude Huang, Mingliang Xiang
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is caused by an irreversible impairment of cochlear hair cells and subsequent progressive degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). Eighty-five requiring 3 (Efr3) is a plasma membrane protein conserved from yeast to human, and knockout of Efr3a was reported to facilitate the survival of hippocampal newborn neurons in adult mice. Previously, we found Efr3a expression in the auditory neural pathway is upregulated soon after the destruction of hair cells. Here we conducted a time-course analysis of drug-caused damage to hearing ability, hair cells and SGNs in Efr3a knocking down mice (Efr3a(-/+), Efr3a KD) and their wild type littermates...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420925/effect-of-smoking-on-hearing-loss-in-refractory-s-factory-male-worker-with-occupational-noise-exposure-in-iran
#3
Mohammadreza Mofateh, Qasim Karimi, Mohammad Hamed Hosseini, Gholam Reza Sharif-Zadeh
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of smoking on hearing loss in factory workers with occupational noise exposure. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran, from May to July 2013, and comprised smoking and non-smoking factory male workers. All of them were exposed to occupational noise level more than 85 decibels for at least 10 years. All participants underwent audiometric testing. SPSS 15 was used for data analysis...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420278/audiometric-features-in-young-adults-with-turner-syndrome
#4
Åsa Bonnard, Christina Hederstierna, Rusana Bark, Malou Hultcrantz
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss (HL) is a known problem in adults with Turner syndrome (TS). The aim of this study was to investigate audiometric features in young adults with TS and the extent of hearing aid provision. DESIGN: Patients were recruited from the Turner centre at Karolinska University Hospital. Analysis of audiograms was made in relation to hearing aid use, a Swedish normal hearing cohort and the need for hearing rehabilitation. STUDY SAMPLE: Sixty-four women with TS aged 25-38 years at the time of their audiological testing...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420277/device-optimised-chirp-stimulus-for-abr-measurements-with-an-active-middle-ear-implant
#5
Mario Cebulla, Ute Geiger, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
OBJECTIVE: Active middle ear implants are widely used to treat adults and children with sensorineural, conductive, or mixed hearing loss. Currently, there is no adequate method to determine the performance of active middle ear implant systems. DESIGN: The proposed method is based on measuring the auditory brainstem response while stimulating the hearing system via the active middle ear implant (Vibrant Soundbridge(TM), VSB; MEDEL, Austria). The acoustic stimulation was achieved via an optimised chirp stimulus (CE-Chirp), implemented in the Eclipse system (Interacoustics, Denmark)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412985/active-surveillance-management-of-head-and-neck-paragangliomas-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
L Harrison, R Corbridge
BACKGROUND: Head and neck paragangliomas are rare. They are usually slow-growing, benign, non-catecholamine secreting tumours, traditionally treated with surgical excision. Complications of surgical excision include lower cranial nerve palsies, stroke and death. METHOD: A retrospective case note analysis was conducted of patients with head and neck paragangliomas treated with a watch-and-scan policy from March 2003 to September 2015, and the relevant literature was reviewed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407310/totally-implantable-hearing-system-five-year-hearing-results
#7
Jack A Shohet, Eric M Kraus, Peter J Catalano, Elizabeth Toh
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: 1) To provide long-term hearing outcome measures of a totally implantable hearing system (implant) and compare to the baseline unaided (BLU) and baseline aided (BLA) conditions, and 2) discuss relevant safety measures. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, single-subject-as-own-control design. METHODS: Fifty-one subjects with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss were implanted between 2008 and 2009 and enrolled in this postmarket approval study in the setting of private and hospital-based practices...
April 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399330/arginine-supplementation-for-prevention-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
#8
REVIEW
Prakeshkumar S Shah, Vibhuti S Shah, Lauren E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Decreased concentration of nitric oxide has been proposed as one of the possible cellular mechanisms of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Arginine can act as a substrate for production of nitric oxide in the tissues, and arginine supplementation may help to prevent NEC. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of arginine supplementation (administered by any route) on the incidence of NEC in preterm neonates. To conduct subgroup analyses based on the dose of arginine and the gestational age of participants (≤ 32 weeks, > 32 weeks)...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399064/multisensory-integration-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
#9
Ryan A Stevenson, Sterling W Sheffield, Iliza M Butera, René H Gifford, Mark T Wallace
Speech perception is inherently a multisensory process involving integration of auditory and visual cues. Multisensory integration in cochlear implant (CI) recipients is a unique circumstance in that the integration occurs after auditory deprivation and the provision of hearing via the CI. Despite the clear importance of multisensory cues for perception, in general, and for speech intelligibility, specifically, the topic of multisensory perceptual benefits in CI users has only recently begun to emerge as an area of inquiry...
April 10, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397520/perceptions-of-public-primary-school-teachers-regarding-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-south-africa
#11
Katerina Ehlert
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is an increasingly growing problem in young children. This is attributed to recreational noise being the most common cause of this problem. In young children, hearing problems can delay language development and reduce academic achievements. South Africa, in particular, has limited information and protective measures regarding the conservation of hearing in school-aged children. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of the study was to determine the perception of primary school teachers regarding NIHL...
March 28, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390607/endoscopic-middle-ear-exploration-in-pediatric-patients-with-conductive-hearing-loss
#12
John M Carter, Stephen R Hoff
OBJECTIVE: To describe our indications, findings, and outcomes for transcanal endoscopic middle ear exploration in pediatric patients with conductive hearing loss of unknown etiology, without effusions. METHODS: Prospective case series for all pediatric patients undergoing totally endoscopic transcanal middle ear exploration between April 2012 and October 2015 at a pediatric tertiary care referral hospital. Demographic data, operative findings, and hearing results were reviewed...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387664/efficacy-of-hearing-aids-on-the-cognitive-status-of-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-hearing-loss-a-multicenter-controlled-randomized-trial
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Marie-France Nguyen, Marc Bonnefoy, Arnaud Adrait, Marine Gueugnon, Charles Petitot, Lionel Collet, Adeline Roux, Xavier Perrot
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the cognitive benefit of hearing aids (HA) in older patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and hearing loss (HL) after a 6- and 12-month period of utilization. METHODS: A multicenter double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial was conducted in patients aged more than 65 years. A group was equipped with active HA for 6 months (active group) and a second group had placebo HA for 6 months (placebo group) followed by a secondary activation phase for a further 6 months (semi crossover procedure)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385090/paediatric-otitis-media-with-effusion-is-connected-to-deficits-in-music-perception
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Anna Krzyżak, Olaf Zagólski, Michał Pawełek, Paweł Stręk
PURPOSE: This study tested the hypothesis that children with otitis media with effusion (OME) attending a primary school are at risk of impairment of their musical skills. OME is characterized as an inflammation with accumulation of secretion in the tympanic cavity, leading to conductive hearing loss. METHOD: Perception of music in children is assessed using the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Music Abilities (MBEMA). Listeners are required to judge whether two successive melodies are the same or different on tests of scale, contour, interval and rhythm...
April 6, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384694/auditory-phenotype-of-smith-magenis-syndrome
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Megan A Brendal, Kelly A King, Christopher K Zalewski, Brenda M Finucane, Wendy Introne, Carmen C Brewer, Ann C M Smith
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the auditory phenotype of a large cohort with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), a rare disorder including physical anomalies, cognitive deficits, sleep disturbances, and a distinct behavioral phenotype. Method: Hearing-related data were collected for 133 individuals with SMS aged 1-49 years. Audiogram data (97 participants) were used for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Caregivers completed a sound sensitivity survey for 98 individuals with SMS and a control group of 24 unaffected siblings...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384326/increased-risk-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-hepatitis-virus-infection
#16
Hsin-Chien Chen, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chih-Hung Wang, Jung-Chun Lin, Wei-Kuo Chang, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Wu-Chien Chien
The etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) remains unclear. Possible causes of SSNHL include vascular diseases, viral infection, and autoimmune disorders. Therefore, we investigated whether hepatitis virus infection is correlated with the risk of SSNHL. Using data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, we conducted a retrospective matched-cohort study to compare patients diagnosed with hepatitis B or C virus (HBV/HCV) infections from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2010, (N = 170,942) with frequency-matched controls (N = 512,826) at a ratio of 1:3 by sex, age, and index year...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376930/predictors-of-hearing-recovery-in-patients-with-severe-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#17
Daniel Weiss, Armin Julius Böcker, Mario Koopmann, Eleftherios Savvas, Matthias Borowski, Claudia Rudack
BACKGROUND: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a disease, which severely affects the patient's social and relational life. The underlying pathomechanisms have not been finally clarified yet and outcome is not predictable. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study in order to identify parameters that influence hearing recovery. The data base contains results of basic otoneurological tests and clinical parameters of 198 patients with idiopathic SSHL of at least 60 dB in at least four frequencies, diagnosed and treated at the University Hospital of Münster, Germany, between 1999 and 2015...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375876/cochlear-implantation-in-cases-of-unilateral-hearing-loss-initial-localization-abilities
#18
Margaret T Dillon, Emily Buss, Meredith L Anderson, English R King, Ellen J Deres, Craig A Buchman, Kevin D Brown, Harold C Pillsbury
OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluated early auditory localization abilities of cochlear implant (CI) recipients with normal or near-normal hearing (NH) in the contralateral ear. The goal of the study was to better understand the effect of CI listening experience on localization in this population. DESIGN: Twenty participants with unilateral hearing loss enrolled in a prospective clinical trial assessing outcomes of cochlear implantation (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02203305)...
April 3, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366042/epidemiological-survey-of-acute-low-tone-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Hiroaki Sato, Shigeru Kuwashima, Shin-Ya Nishio, Ryosuke Kitoh, Satoshi Fukuda, Akira Hara, Naohito Hato, Tetsuo Ikezono, Kotaro Ishikawa, Satoshi Iwasaki, Kimitaka Kaga, Atsushi Matsubara, Tatsuo Matsunaga, Takaaki Murata, Yasushi Naito, Takashi Nakagawa, Kazunori Nishizaki, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Kaoru Ogawa, Hajime Sano, Michihiko Sone, Hideo Shojaku, Haruo Takahashi, Testuya Tono, Hiroshi Yamashita, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Shin-Ichi Usami
OBJECTIVES: A nationwide epidemiological survey involving 23 hospitals in Japan was conducted and the predictive values of demographic data were examined statistically. METHODS: A total of 642 patients from 23 hospitals, including 20 university hospitals, in Japan were enrolled in the study. Age ranged from 8 to 87 years, and all were diagnosed with acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (ALHL) between 1994 and 2016. Demographic data for the patients, such as symptoms, gender, mean age, and distribution of ALHL grading, were collected and analyzed in relation to prognosis using Student's t-test, χ(2) test and logistic regression...
April 1, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358397/cilia-distribution-and-polarity-in-the-epithelial-lining-of-the-mouse-middle-ear-cavity
#20
Wenwei Luo, Hong Yi, Jeannette Taylor, Jian-Dong Li, Fanglu Chi, N Wendell Todd, Xi Lin, Dongdong Ren, Ping Chen
The middle ear conducts sound to the cochlea for hearing. Otitis media (OM) is the most common illness in childhood. Moreover, chronic OM with effusion (COME) is the leading cause of conductive hearing loss. Clinically, COME is highly associated with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, implicating significant contributions of cilia dysfunction to COME. The understanding of middle ear cilia properties that are critical to OM susceptibility, however, is limited. Here, we confirmed the presence of a ciliated region near the Eustachian tube orifice at the ventral region of the middle ear cavity, consisting mostly of a lumen layer of multi-ciliated and a layer of Keratin-5-positive basal cells...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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