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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222241/novel-pre-therapeutic-scoring-system-using-patient-and-hematological-data-to-predict-facial-palsy-prognosis
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Koichiro Wasano, Toru Ishikawa, Taiji Kawasaki, Sayuri Yamamoto, Shuta Tomisato, Seiichi Shinden, Shujiro Minami, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Kaoru Ogawa
OBJECTIVES: We describe a novel scoring system, the facial Palsy Prognosis Prediction score (PPP score), which we test for reliability in predicting pre-therapeutic prognosis of facial palsy. We aimed to use readily available patient data that all clinicians have access to before starting treatment. DESIGN: Multicenter case series with chart review. SETTING: Three tertiary care hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: We obtained hematological and demographic data from 468 facial palsy patients who were treated between 2010 and 2014 in three tertiary care hospitals...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221283/comparison-of-acyclovir-and-famciclovir-for-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Ho Joong Kim, Junyang Jung, Sung Su Kim, Jae Yong Byun, Moon Suh Park, Seung Geun Yeo
OBJECTIVE: Although antiviral agents are widely used to treat Ramsay hunt syndrome (RHS), their relative effectiveness has not been assessed. This study retrospectively compared clinical outcomes in patients with RHS treated with the antiviral agents acyclovir and famciclovir. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved 227 patients diagnosed with RHS from 2003 to 2015. Patients were treated with prednisolone plus acyclovir (n = 102) or famciclovir (n = 125)...
February 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197706/efficacy-of-the-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-for-predicting-the-prognosis-of-bell-palsy-a-pilot-study
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Yuichiro Horibe, Tohru Tanigawa, Rei Shibata, Hiroshi Nonoyama, Fumiya Kano, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kenta Murotani, Takaki Ogawa, Hiromi Ueda
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between RDW values and the prognosis of patients with Bell palsy in an effort to find a prognostic biomarker that predicts recovery from Bell palsy. We measured RDW and evaluated facial movement in 61 patients with Bell palsy aged 50 years and less. All patients were treated with a steroid plus an antiviral agent. Seven patients underwent surgery for facial nerve decompression. During the post-treatment period, patients with a Yanagihara grading score of 36 or more were regarded as having a satisfactory recovery...
February 14, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193257/bell-s-palsy-in-children-bellpic-protocol-for-a-multicentre-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Franz E Babl, Mark T Mackay, Meredith L Borland, David W Herd, Amit Kochar, Jason Hort, Arjun Rao, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Lisa Barrow, Shane George, Michael Zhang, Kaya Gardiner, Katherine J Lee, Andrew Davidson, Robert Berkowitz, Frank Sullivan, Emily Porrello, Kim Marie Dalziel, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Sandy Hopper, Fiona Williams, Catherine Wilson, Amanda Williams, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy or acute idiopathic lower motor neurone facial paralysis is characterized by sudden onset paralysis or weakness of the muscles to one side of the face controlled by the facial nerve. While there is high level evidence in adults demonstrating an improvement in the rate of complete recovery of facial nerve function when treated with steroids compared with placebo, similar high level studies on the use of steroids in Bell's palsy in children are not available. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of steroids in Bell's palsy in children in a randomised placebo-controlled trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192771/miescher-s-cheilitis-surgical-management-and-long-term-outcome-of-an-extremely-severe-case
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Alessandro Innocenti, Marco Innocenti, Cecilia Taverna, Dario Melita, Francesco Mori, Francesco Ciancio, Vincenzo De Giorgi, Paola Parronchi, Alessandra Vultaggio, Andrea Matucci
INTRODUCTION: Miescher's cheilitis is clinically characterized by persistent swelling of the lip(s). Its pathogenesis is still unknown. Histopathologically is characterized by sub-epithelial edema, increased number of dilated lymphatic vessels and an inflammatory infiltrate and/or non-caseating/non- necrotic granulomas. Even if the disorder must be controlled by medical therapy, surgery may be required to treat most severe cases. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We report a 30-year-old man who presented a persistent swelling of both lips since 8 years, previously treated with intralesional steroid and immunosuppressive therapy...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165837/endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-following-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy
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Adam R Sweeney, Greg E Davis, Shu-Hong Chang, Arash Jian-Amadi
This article determines the efficacy of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (endoDCR) in patients who have undergone adjuvant external beam radiation therapy (XRT) following head and neck cancer resection. A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent endoDCR between 2006 and 2014 at a tertiary referral center. Cases were reviewed and selected for the following inclusion criteria: history of adjuvant sinonasal XRT following head and neck cancer resection, preoperative probing and irrigation demonstrating nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO), postoperative probing and irrigation following silicone tube extubation...
February 6, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141956/bell-s-facial-nerve-palsy-in-pregnancy-a-clinical-review
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Ahsen Hussain, Charles Nduka, Philippa Moth, Raman Malhotra
Bell's facial nerve palsy (FNP) during pregnancy and the puerperium can present significant challenges for the patient and clinician. Presentation and prognosis can be worse in this group of patients. This article reviews the background, manifestation and management options of FNP. In particular, it focuses on the controversies that exist regarding corticosteroid use during pregnancy and outlines approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Based on this review, we recommend an early evidence-based approach using guidelines derived from non-pregnant populations...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114700/-botulinum-toxin-new-developments-in-ophthalmology
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B Wabbels
Botulinum toxin is recognised as the gold standard for the treatment of essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, which is similar in effect in synkinesis after facial nerve palsy. The injection intervals can be adjusted according to the patients' needs and be shortened for up to six weeks in cases of eyelid cramping. Newer indications for the use of botulinum toxin in ophthalmology include eyelid retraction in Graves' disease, induction of protective ptosis and treatment of crocodile tears syndrome after facial nerve palsy...
January 23, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108789/-surgical-indications-and-complications-management-in-vestibular-schwannoma
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S Rosahl, D Eßer
BACKGROUND: Recent surgical treatment concepts for patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) require an interdisciplinary approach as well as recognition and mastering of complications. OBJECTIVE: This paper provides an overview of indications, as well as possible options for function preservation and management of complications in the surgical resection of these tumors. METHODS: Up-to-date treatment concepts and surgical indications were differentiated according to size and extent of tumors...
January 20, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107855/a-close-look-at-an-integrative-treatment-package-for-bell-s-palsy-in-korea
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Seung Min Kathy Lee, Suji Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Jongbae J Park, Sanghoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the integrative treatment package for Bell's palsy provided at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital (KHU KMH). SUMMARY: The Facial Palsy Center at KHU KMH has been providing integrative treatment for Bell's palsy patients during the past three decades. Within 72 h of symptom onset, corticosteroids are recommended but complementary treatment including acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to help suppress inflammation and nerve degeneration...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028970/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-difficulties-in-carotid-body-paragangliomas-based-on-clinical-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Karolina Dorobisz, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Hanna Temporale, Tomasz Zatoński, Marzena Kubacka, Mariusz Chabowski, Andrzej Dorobisz, Tomasz Kręcicki, Dariusz Janczak
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors, representing 0.03% of all tumors. Half of them develop in the head and neck, and among these 50% are sporadic cervical tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to carry out an epidemiological and clinical analysis of paraganglioma patients diagnosed and treated at the authors' clinics between 1985 and 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical data of 47 patients were analyzed. All the patients were qualified for surgery...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011121/temporal-bone-paragangliomas-15-years-experience
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Mehmet Düzlü, Hakan Tutar, Recep Karamert, Furkan Karaloğlu, Muammer Melih Şahin, Mehmet Göcek, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Nebil Göksu
INTRODUCTION: Temporal bone paragangliomas (TBPs) are benign tumors arising from neural crest cells located along the jugular bulbus and the tympanic plexus. In general surgical excision, radiotherapy and wait-and-scan protocols are the main management modalities for TBPs. OBJECTIVE: In this paper we aim to present our clinical experience with TBPs and to review literature data. METHODS: The patients who were operated for tympanomastoid paraganglioma (TMP) or tympanojugular paraganglioma (TJP) in our clinic in the last 15 years were enrolled in the study...
December 8, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006083/definitive-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-parotid-gland-carcinomas
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Masashi Koto, Azusa Hasegawa, Ryo Takagi, Hiroaki Ikawa, Kensuke Naganawa, Jun-Etsu Mizoe, Keiichi Jingu, Hirohiko Tsujii, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada, Yoshitaka Okamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the safety and efficacy of carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for locally advanced parotid gland carcinomas. METHODS: Clinicopathological features and outcomes were evaluated in 46 patients receiving C-ion RT for parotid gland carcinomas. RESULTS: Sixteen patients had adenoid cystic carcinoma; 8 had adenocarcinoma, 8 had mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and 14 had other carcinomas...
December 22, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981262/-pain-as-the-primary-symptom-of-a-malignant-parotid-tumour
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M F van der Kamp, F K J Leusink, A Al-Mamgani, P J F M Lohuis, M W M van den Brekel
The differential diagnosis of peri-auricular pain is comprehensive and arriving at a correct diagnosis is not always easy, which may result in a delay of treatment or even malpractice. Two patients presented themselves with facial peri-auricular pain. After a period of follow-up and control this pain turned out to be related to a malignant tumor in the glandula parotidea. These two cases show the importance for the dentist to refer patients with peri-auricular pain, with or without concomitant facial nerve palsy, to a specialist in a timely manner...
December 2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976552/parotidectomy-outcomes-diagnosis-and-complications-on-pediatric-patients-twelve-years-of-experiences-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Oğuz Kuşcu, Bahar Kayahan, Övsen Önay, Rıza Önder Günaydın, Mehmet Umut Akyol
The aim of this study is to evaluate parotid masses management in pediatric population. From June 2002 to December 2014, 13 patients under the age of 18 with parotid tumors were treated via surgery at Hacettepe University Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Information on patients' demographics, clinical and histopathologic tumor characteristics and treatment modalities with results was obtained from medical records, retrospectively. The age was ranging between 8-17 years. Ten (76.9%) patients had benign tumors and 8 (61...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967288/kabat-rehabilitation-for-bell-s-palsy-in-the-elderly
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Simonetta Monini, Antonella Buffoni, Martina Romeo, Mario Di Traglia, Chiara Filippi, Francesca Atturo, Maurizio Barbara
CONCLUSIONS: This study has confirmed the importance of combining the physical rehabilitation to the steroid treatment for a better outcome from BP in all age groups, especially in the old HB grade V. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role played by aging in the recovery rate from peripheral facial nerve palsy. METHOD: In the present study, subjects affected by peripheral facial nerve palsy, distributed by age, were randomly assigned to medical treatment, either alone or associated with Kabat physical rehabilitation...
December 14, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966206/middle-ear-barotrauma-causing-transient-facial-nerve-paralysis-after-scuba-diving
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Matthew Lee Carmichael, K Paul Boyev
Middle ear barotrauma is a well known entity with typical injury occurring when diving or ascending in a commercial jetliner. Patients often present with symptoms of acute onset otalgia, hearing loss and sometimes haemotympanum (with or without tympanic membrane perforation). On rare occasions, facial nerve paralysis can occur when the tympanic segment of the facial nerve is dehiscent within the middle ear. We present a case of spontaneously resolving facial nerve palsy associated with middle ear barotrauma following a brief, shallow dive...
December 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965072/rare-lesions-of-the-internal-auditory-canal
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Kentaro Watanabe, Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Ali R Zomorodi, Calhoun D Cunningham, Yoichi Nonaka, Shunsuke Satoh, Allan H Friedman, Takanori Fukushima
BACKGROUND: Approximately 95% of tumors occurring within the internal auditory canal (IAC) are vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Many undergo stereotactic radiation without definitive tissue diagnosis. Rare IAC tumors are not all radiosensitive and are poorly described. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2015, 289 consecutive patients with IAC lesions operated on were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Fifteen patients (5.2%) (16 operations) had unusual histological findings, including non-vestibular schwannomas (two facial schwannomas, two cochlear schwannomas, two intermedius schwannomas), three meningiomas, three cavernous hemangiomas, a mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, an arachnoid cyst, and a lipochoristoma...
December 10, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942599/fibrinogen-based-collagen-fleece-graft-myringoplasty-for-traumatic-tympanic-membrane-perforation
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Seung Hyo Choi, Hyoung Yong Song, Chan Il Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate how fibrinogen-based collagen fleece (Tachocomb®) graft myringoplasty (FCGM), performed under microscopic guidance, improves both hearing and tympanic membrane tissue repair in patients with traumatic tympanic membrane perforation (TMP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Between August 2009 and March 2015, a total of 52 patients with traumatic TMP visited the department of otorhinolaryngology at a secondary medical center...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939042/facial-palsy-after-dental-procedures-is-viral-reactivation-responsible
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Robert A Gaudin, Aaron K Remenschneider, Katie Phillips, Christian Knipfer, Ralf Smeets, Max Heiland, Tessa A Hadlock
OBJECTIVES: Herpes labialis viral reactivation has been reported following dental procedures, but the incidence, characteristics and outcomes of delayed peripheral facial nerve palsy following dental work is poorly understood. Herein we describe the unique features of delayed facial paresis following dental procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional retrospective review was performed to identify patients diagnosed with delayed facial nerve palsy within 30 days of dental manipulation...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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