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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214147/simultaneous-idiopathic-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-characteristics-and-response-to-treatment
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Ferit Akil, Umur Yollu, Mehmet Yilmaz, H Murat Yener, Marlen Mamanov, Ender Inci
INTRODUCTION: The aetiology of sudden hearing loss is poorly defined; however, infectious, vascular and neoplastic aetiologies are presumed to be responsible. In addition, the aetiology of bilateral sudden hearing loss is also unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is identify the characteristics and treatment response of simultaneous bilateral sudden hearing loss. METHODS: This is a case-control study that practised in tertiary care academic centre...
January 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212886/primary-ameloblastoma-of-the-temporal-bone
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Andro Košec, Jakov Ajduk, Mihael Ries, Robert Trotić
Ameloblastoma is a locally aggressive tumor derived from odontogenic epithelium. Although benign, its clinical behavior can often exhibit malignant characteristics. It is marked by slow and persistent growth with infiltration of adjacent tissues. Almost 70% occur in the mandible in patients older than 30 years. Recurrence of ameloblastoma from inadequate treatment is frequent. Because of its slow growth, recurrences can present decades after primary surgery. A primary ameloblastoma in an area outside the mandibular, maxillary, and infratemporal fossa regions has not been described in detail to date, with only 1 possible case mentioned in the literature...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207624/combined-intratympanic-and-systemic-use-of-steroids-as-a-first-line-treatment-for-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xue Han, Xiao Yin, Xiaodong Du, Changling Sun
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of combination therapy (combined intratympanic and systemic use of steroids, CT) with systemic steroid therapy (SST) as a primary treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). METHODS: An electronic database search (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and CNKI databases) was performed. Review Manger 5.3 was used for data synthesis. Data were collected on the following outcomes of interest: the proportion of patients with hearing improvement, changes in pure tone averages (PTA), and speech discrimination score (SDS)...
February 15, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177591/insulin-effect-on-hearing-recovery-in-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-retrospective-study-of-145-patients
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O H Ryu, J R Chao, M G Choi, C Kim, J-G Suh, Y Y Kim, C H Park, H-J Kim, J H Lee
1.We compared the hearing results of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) in normoglycemic patients versus those with pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus (DM), including demographics and the impact of insulin administration. 2.The success rate for return of hearing in patients with DM was very high (80.0%) contrary to very low success rate for patients with pre-diabetes (38.2%). 3.High SD and MAGE in DM group could be explained by the effect of insulin and steroid treatment. 4.We believe the best explanation for the salutary impact of administration of insulin on hearing return was through reversal of ischemia 5...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163314/a-narrative-review-of-obesity-and-hearing-loss
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REVIEW
N Dhanda, S Taheri
The comorbidities related to obesity are both extensive and established, but as the prevalence of obesity increases globally, so to do the number of its associated conditions. The relationship between hearing impairment and obesity is a relatively recent research interest, but significant as both conditions have the ability to substantially reduce an individual's quality of life both physically and psychologically. Obesity has a significant effect on vascular function and this may impact highly vascular organs such as the auditory system...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159388/correlation-between-auditory-brainstem-response-and-hearing-prognosis-in-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-patients
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Hung-Che Lin, Yu-Ching Chou, Chih-Hung Wang, Li-Wen Hung, Cheng-Ping Shih, Bor-Hwang Kang, Wen-Ying Yeh, Hsin-Chien Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the latency and amplitude of auditory brainstem response (ABR) and hearing prognosis in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). METHODS: Patients with ISSNHL were classified into four different recovery groups. All patients' clinical and demographic features were analyzed. Two-channel ABRs were collected in response to click stimuli at 90dB nHL. ABR amplitudes for wave I and ABR latency for waves I, III, and V were analyzed...
January 31, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157577/sensory-reweighting-after-loss-of-auditory-cues-in-healthy-adults
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Maxime Maheu, Andréanne Sharp, Simon P Landry, François Champoux
We maintain our balance using information provided by the visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems on the position of our body in space. Recent evidence has suggested that auditory input also plays a significant role for postural control, yet further investigations are required to better understand the contributions of audition to this process in healthy adults. To date, the process of sensory reweighting when auditory cues are disturbed during postural control has been overlooked. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of hearing protection on sensory reweighting for postural control in healthy adults...
January 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119094/regenerative-treatment-for-tympanic-membrane-perforation-using-gelatin-sponge-with-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor
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Kaoru Omae, Shin-Ichi Kanemaru, Eiji Nakatani, Hideaki Kaneda, Tsutomu Nishimura, Risa Tona, Yasushi Naito, Atsuhiko Kawamoto, Masanori Fukushima
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of regenerative treatment using gelatin sponge with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in patients with tympanic membrane perforation (TMP). METHODS: The current study was a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm, and exploratory clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the TM regeneration procedure (TMRP). Myringotomy was used to mechanically disrupt the edge of the TMP, and a gelatin sponge immersed in bFGF was then placed over the perforation...
January 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104012/-simultaneous-triple-semicircular-canal-plugging-and-cochlear-implantation-in-advanced-meniere-s-disease
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D G Zhang, L Xu, Y C Han, Y F Lyu, J F Luo, Y W Li, R J Wang, Z M Fan, H B Wang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of combining simultaneous triple semicircular canal plugging (TSCP) and cochlear implantation (CI) to treat vertigo and hearing loss in advanced Meniere's disease(MD) patients, so as to provide an alternative surgical procedure for treating this disorder. Methods: Data from seven patients, who were referred to our hospital and diagnosed with unilateral MD strictly meeting the criteria issued by Chinese Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee (2006), from Jan...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049117/rare-cause-of-bilateral-sudden-deafness
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F I Vos, P Merkus, E B J van Nieuwkerk, E F Hensen
In this paper, we describe the case of a 62-year-old female with recurring episodes of sudden deafness with vertigo and facial paresis. Within a month's time, this resulted in bilateral deafness and vestibular areflexia. Erroneously, the patient was diagnosed with sudden deafness of unknown origin and subsequently with neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease). The true diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis (RP) was revealed 9 months after initial presentation. The diagnostic delay is in part explained by the fact that, by definition, the disease has to relapse before the diagnosis can be made, but also by its pluriform clinical presentation...
October 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030893/recent-advances-in-understanding-audiovestibular-loss-of-a-vascular-cause
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REVIEW
Hyun-Ah Kim, Hyung Lee
Acute audiovestibular loss is characterized by abrupt onset of prolonged (lasting days) vertigo and hearing loss. Acute ischemic stroke in the distribution of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) is known to be the leading cause of acute audiovestibular loss. So far, eight subgroups of AICA territory infarction have been identified according to the patterns of audiovestibular dysfunctions, among which the most common pattern is the combined loss of auditory and vestibular functions. Unlike inner ear dysfunction of a viral cause, which can commonly present as an isolated vestibular (i...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025611/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-an-introduction
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REVIEW
Gabriele Dreier, Jan Löhler
Background: Medical treatment requires the implementation of existing evidence in the decision making process in order to be able to find the best possible diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic measure for the individual patient based on the physician's own expertise. Clinical trials form the evidence base and ideally, their results are assembled, analyzed, summarized, and made available in systematic review articles. Beside planning, conducting, and evaluating clinical trials in conformity with GCP (good clinical practice), it is essential that all results of conducted studies are publicly available in order to avoid publication bias...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018692/sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-the-only-hearing-ear-large-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome
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Kemal Koray Bal, Onur Ismi, Helen Bucioglu, Yusuf Vayısoğlu, Kemal Gorur
Sudden hearing loss in the only hearing ear cases are rarely published in the English literature; most of the cases are idiopathic. It is an otologic emergency needing urgent treatment. Delayed diagnosis can interfere with patient's social life with interrupting the verbal communication. In this case report we presented a 33-year-old female patient having sudden sensorineural hearing loss in the only hearing ear diagnosed as bilateral large vestibular aqueduct syndrome.
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010677/cochlear-implantation-in-chronic-demyelinating-inflammatory-polyneuropathy
#14
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...
December 23, 2016: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995210/sudden-bilateral-hearing-loss-after-organophosphate-inhalation
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Mehmet Akif Dundar, Serhan Derin, Mitat Aricigil, Mehmet Akif Eryilmaz
Sudden bilateral hearing loss are seen rarely and the toxic substance exposure constitutes a small part of etiology. A Fifty-eight-year-old woman admitted to our clinic with sudden bilateral hearing loss shortly after chlorpyrifos-ethyl exposure. Otolaryngologic examination findings were normal. The patient had 40 dB sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) on the right ear and 48 dB SNHL on the left ear. Additional diagnostic tests were normal. The conventional treatment for sudden hearing loss was performed. On the second week following organophosphate (OP) exposure the patient's hearing loss almost completely resolved...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984835/-phenomenology-and-clinical-relevance-of-the-flammer-syndrome
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K Konieczka, J Flammer
The Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness, emotional stress or high altitude. Frequent symptoms are: cold hands and/or feet, low blood pressure, prolonged sleep onset time, reduced feeling of thirst, increased sensitivity to odour, pain, vibration and certain drugs. SF subjects are often ambitious and successful but also perfectionistic and sometimes brooding. Frequent signs are: altered gene expression, prolonged blood flow cessation in nailfold capillaroscopy after cold provocation, reduced autoregulation of ocular blood flow, and reduced vasodilation after stimulation with flickering light...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983901/the-importance-of-the-first-three-days-and-other-diagnostic-indicators-in-sudden-hearing-loss
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Gökhan Tüzemen, Fikret Kasapoğlu, İbrahim Hızalan, Metin Yüksel Akyıldız
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare different therapy methods used for sudden sensorineural hearing losses, to determine the prognostic factors and particularly to investigate the importance of starting the therapy within the first three days of the prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 1995 and December 2008, the files of 213 patients who were treated in our clinic were reviewed. A total of 155 patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study...
November 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964845/intratympanic-steroid-injection-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-sudden-hearing-loss
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Filiz Gülüstan, Zahide Mine Yazıcı, Wesam M E Alakhras, Omer Erdur, Harun Acipayam, Levent Kufeciler, Fatma Tulin Kayhan
INTRODUCTION: Controversy surrounds the use of salvage therapies to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), with no consensus on recommendations. While several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of intratympanic administration of steroids (ITS) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment, few have compared the efficacy of ITS and HBO therapy in patients with refractory SSNHL. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficiency of ITS and HBO therapy in patients with refractory SSNHL...
November 22, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935541/is-the-monocyte-hdl-ratio-a-prognostic-marker-of-idiopathic-sudden-hearing-loss
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Hasan Emre Koçak, Harun Acipayam, Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Ayşe Pelin Yiğider, Wesam Alakhras, Mehmet Nurettin Kıral, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, our aim was to investigate whether Monocyte/HDL ratio is a marker of the prognosis of the idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case-control clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 45 patients, who were diagnosed with idiopathic sudden hearing loss and were treated with the same therapy regime and 47 healthy volunteers, who applied to the hospital for routine controls and had audiological and laboratory examination between March 2014 and December 2015, were included in the study...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929596/primary-solitary-intralabyrinthine-schwannoma-a-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Avi Shupak, Yehuda Holdstein, Margalit Kaminer, Itzhak Braverman
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) are uncommon benign tumors that originate in the Schwann cell sheath of the intralabyrinthine distal branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve. They have no initial involvement in the internal auditory canal, although that might develop later. These lesions can arise inside the cochlea, originate in the vestibule or, in rare cases, develop in the semicircular canals. From these sites, spread might take place via the anatomic connections between the perilymphatic spaces in the scala vestibuli and the anterior vestibule...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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