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Louise Barbier, Manuela Cesaretti, Federica Dondero, François Cauchy, Linda Khoy-Ear, Takeshi Aoyagi, Emmanuel Weiss, Olivier Roux, Safi Dokmak, Claire Francoz, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Ailton Sepulveda, Jacques Belghiti, François Durand, Olivier Soubrane
BACKGROUND: Older liver grafts have been considered in the past decade due to organ shortage. The aim was to compare outcomes after liver transplantation with either younger or older donors. METHODS: Patients transplanted in our center between 2004 and 2014 with younger donors (younger than 60 years; n = 253) were compared with older donors (older than 75 years; n = 157). Multiorgan transplantations, split grafts, or non-heart-beating donors were not included. RESULTS: Donors in the older group were mostly women deceased from stroke, and only 3 patients had experienced cardiac arrest...
November 2016: Transplantation
Lucy James, Linda Sweet, Roslyn Donnellan-Fernandez
PROBLEM: Early discharge following birth has become an emerging phenomenon in many countries. It is likely early discharge has an impact on the establishment of breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To critically appraise the evidence on what women value in relation to breastfeeding initiation and support, and investigate the impact early discharge can have on these values. METHOD: A literature search was conducted for publications since 2005 using the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline, Scopus and PsycINFO; 21 primary articles were selected and included in the review...
October 20, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Zi-Qi Shen, Shan-Yan Gao, Shawn Xiang Li, Tie-Ning Zhang, Cai-Xia Liu, Hai-Chen Lv, Yuan Zhang, Ting-Ting Gong, Xin Xu, Chao Ji, Qi-Jun Wu, Da Li
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis of available cohort studies on the association between sertraline use by pregnant women in the first trimester and the findings of congenital anomalies in infants. METHODS: A comprehensive search of articles published from the index date through December 31, 2015 investigating the aforementioned associations was conducted on PubMed and Web of Science. Mesh headings used included the terms "serotonin reuptake inhibitor," "sertraline," "congenital anomalies" and "obstetrical outcome...
October 22, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Golda Grinblat, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Gianluca Piras, Jingchun He, Abdelkader Taibah, Alessandra Russo, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: 1) To describe the surgical technique of drill canaplasty for exostosis and osteoma and to evaluate our results. 2) To propose a new grading system for external auditory canal stenosis (EACS). 3) To review the recent literature. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. SETTING: Quarternary referral center for Otology & Skull Base surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventeen patients (256 ears) with exostosis or osteoma were included in the study...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Ulrich Kisser, Christine Adderson-Kisser, Marius Förster, Klaus Stelter, Marion San Nicolo, Florian Schrötzlmair, Joachim Michael Müller, John Martin Hempel
INTRODUCTION: In Internet forums and other social media many reports regarding chronic headaches after cochlear implantation can be found. Although quite rare, there are also some reports in the literature. However, little is known regarding the true prevalence of headaches in persons who have undergone cochlear implant surgery. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the 1-year prevalence of headache in patients having received a cochlear implantation ("cochlear implant group") in comparison with patients having undergone middle ear surgery ("surgery group") and persons with no history of head and neck surgery ("non-ear-nose-throat [ENT] group")...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Reuven Ishai, Christopher F Halpin, Jennifer J Shin, Michael J McKenna, Alicia M Quesnel
OBJECTIVES: 1) To evaluate the long-term incidence and degree of the sensorineural component of hearing loss (SNHL) in patients with otosclerosis after accounting for expected age-related hearing loss. 2) To identify variables that might predict development of sensorineural hearing loss due to otosclerosis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective audiometric database and chart review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with otosclerosis observed between 1994 and 2004, with ≥10 years follow-up, excluding patients with postoperative hearing loss or surgery before the initial audiogram...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Indri Adriztina, Adlin Adnan, Ichwanul Adenin, Siti Hajar Haryuna, Sorimuda Sarumpaet
Introduction There is only limited information from previous studies that suggest that auditory function may be influenced by hormones. Recent advances in the field have exposed the potential role of hormones in modulating the auditory system. Objective This study aims to investigate the relationship between menstrual cycle and outer hair cell function with audiological examination. Methods This is an analytic study with a cross-sectional design. The sampling was a systematic random sampling. We found 49 women with normal menstrual cycle and collected their data through interviews, physical examination, and examination of the ear, with otoscopic and other routine otorhinolaryngology examinations...
October 2016: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
E A Huhn, T Fischer, C S Göbl, M Todesco Bernasconi, M Kreft, M Kunze, A Schoetzau, E Dölzlmüller, W Eppel, P Husslein, N Ochsenbein-Koelble, R Zimmermann, E Bäz, H Prömpeler, E Bruder, S Hahn, I Hoesli
INTRODUCTION: As the accurate diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is of increasing importance; new diagnostic approaches for the assessment of GDM in early pregnancy were recently suggested. We evaluate the diagnostic power of an 'early' oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) 75 g and glycosylated fibronectin (glyFn) for GDM screening in a normal cohort. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In a prospective cohort study, 748 singleton pregnancies are recruited in 6 centres in Switzerland, Austria and Germany...
October 12, 2016: BMJ Open
Arve Lie, Bo Engdahl, Howard J Hoffman, Chuan-Ming Li, Kristian Tambs
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To study the prevalence and usefulness of audiometric notches in the diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). STUDY DESIGN: Audiograms and data on noise exposure from 23,297 men and 26,477 women, aged 20 to 101 years, from the Nord-Trøndelag Hearing Loss Study, 1996-1998. METHODS: The prevalence of four types of audiometric notches (Coles, Hoffman, Wilson) and 4 kHz notch were computed in relation to occupational noise exposure, age, sex, and report of recurrent ear infections...
October 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
R Riepl, U Friebe-Hoffmann
The majority of women take at least one form of medication during pregnancy. Due to often discrepant information about the risk assessment of pharmaceuticals during pregnancy, physicians are often beset by uncertainty with respect to prescription and the fear of medicolegal consequences is high. As prospective clinical trials on drug safety during pregnancy are prohibited due to ethical reasons and animal studies are of limited applicability to humans, drug recommendations often only rely on observational data...
September 28, 2016: HNO
Laura Mullaney, Shona Cawley, Rachel Kennedy, Amy C O'Higgins, Daniel McCartney, Michael J Turner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this observational study was to measure food, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes of women presenting for antenatal care and assess compliance with current nutritional recommendations. METHODS: Women were recruited in the first trimester of pregnancy. Maternal weight and height were measured and body mass index (BMI) calculated. Body composition was measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Maternal energy and nutrient intakes were estimated using a validated Willett Food Frequency Questionnaire and misreporting of energy intakes (EI) determined...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Public Health
N Gabunia, Iv Rodionov, T Chigogidze
Congenital renal malformations are the most common congenital malformations in humans, the most common being horseshoe kidney with joined lower poles present in up to 0.25% of general population. To the contrary renal fusions with ectopia are amongst the rare malformations affecting 1 in 2000 examined cadavers. Males are affected slightly more often then females (3:2), left to right crosses being more frequent. The value of early diagnosis of asymptomatic renal malformation is uncertain, except when other abnormalities might point to them and they can affect the clinical management strategy (severe ear deformity with facial malformation, gynecological abnormalities)...
July 2016: Georgian Medical News
Antonio Perez-Aytes, Purificacion Marin-Reina, Virginia Boso, Ana Ledo, John C Carey, Maximo Vento
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is probably the most common employed immunosuppressant drug in recipients of solid organ transplant and in many autoimmune diseases. In vitro studies, a significant number of single clinical observations and a recent study from a group of different European teratogen information services, have provided very consistent data supporting the existence of a specific MMF embryopathy. The typical malformative pattern of MMF embryopathy includes external ear anomalies ranging from hypoplastic pinna (microtia) to complete absence of pinna (anotia); cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, and ocular anomalies as iris or chorioretinal coloboma and anophthalmia/microphthalmia...
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
J F Liu, X Fu, D Wang, X T Li, N Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the sex difference of the speech-ABR in young adults and school age children. METHODS: Speech-ABR of eighty normal hearing subjects including twenty four school-age children(12 girls and boys, age from 6 to 12 years old) and fifty six young adults(male 29, female 27, age from 20 to 34 years old) were recorded. The speech syllable /da/ as stimulus sound was transmitted to right ear by insert earphones in speech-ABR test...
August 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Haytham Kubba, Arlene Smyth, Sze Choong Wong, Avril Mason
BACKGROUND: Turner's syndrome (TS) is a common chromosomal disorder, affecting 1 in 2000 newborn girls, in which part or all of one X chromosome is missing. Ear and hearing problems are very common in girls and women with TS. The aim of this review was to review the published literature in order to suggest recommendations for otological health surveillance. METHOD: A keyword search of Ovid Medline was performed for published literature on the subject and evidence rated according to the GRADE criteria...
September 10, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Jessica Steele, Eleanor Farmer, Justine O'Hara, Neil Bulstrode
INTRODUCTION: The ear is a key facial feature and yet few studies have previously assessed ear aesthetics. This study aimed to assess the anatomical components of the ear that have the greatest impact on the perception of ear aesthetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three photographs of a male adult ear (close-up, lateral, posterior) were digitally manipulated such that in each, 1 anatomical element of the ear was either enlarged or reduced. A complete set of 16 photographs including a repeat of the original ear as a control were randomized and entered into an online survey that required respondents to rate the attractiveness of each ear on a scale of 1 (least attractive) to 10 (most attractive)...
September 8, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Martina Gerbino, Paola Todeschini, Maria Luisa Perrino, Ana Maria Manzione, Gian Benedetto Piredda, Elisa Gnappi, Flavia Caputo, Giuseppe Montagnino, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Pierluigi Di Loreto, Francesca Martino, Domenico Montanaro, Michele Rossini, Santina Castellino, Marilisa Biolcati, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Silvia Parisi, Elisabetta Versino, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice to restore fertility to women on renal replacement therapy. Over time, immunosuppressive, support therapies and approaches towards high-risk pregnancies have changed. The aim of this study was to analyse maternal-foetal outcomes in two cohorts of transplanted women who delivered a live-born baby in Italy in 1978-2013, dichotomized into delivery before and after January 2000. METHODS: A survey involving all the Italian transplant centres was carried out, gathering data on all pregnancies recorded since the start of activity at each centre; the estimated nationwide coverage was 75%...
July 5, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos, Lívia Mirelle Barbosa, Jimmy Charles Melo Barbalho, Gabriela Madeira Araújo, Auremir Rocha Melo, Lucas Alexandre de Morais Santos
This prospective clinical study evaluated the correlation among temporomandibular disorder (TMD), otologic manifestations, and parafunctional habits in a sample of 100 patients with TMD. The subjects were evaluated by clinical examination, use of a simplified anamnestic questionnaire for TMD diagnosis, and the investigation of otologic manifestations and parafunctional habits of the stomatognathic system. The prevalence of TMD and correlations with otologic manifestations and parafunctional habits were calculated...
September 2016: General Dentistry
Emine Kutlu Dag, Cagri Gulumser, Seyra Erbek
Many physiological changes occur during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to reveal whether there is a change in middle ear resonance frequency during pregnancy. A prospective case-control study was designed at a tertiary referral center. The study included 46 pregnant women at the third trimester (27-40 weeks) and 43 nonpregnant voluntary women. All the study subjects underwent pure-tone audiometry and multifrequency tympanometry. Pure-tone hearing levels at frequencies of 250 to 8000 Hz and resonance frequency values were compared between pregnant and nonpregnant women...
April 20, 2016: Audiology Research
Hiroki Koizumi, Hideaki Suzuki, Rintaro Kawaguchi, Koichi Hashida, Nobusuke Hohchi, Jun-Ichi Ohkubo, Takahisa Tabata, Takuro Kitamura
CONCLUSIONS: Osteoclasts are unlikely to be involved in bone resorption in middle ear cholesteatoma. OBJECTIVE: The authors searched for osteoclasts in undecalcified bone sections in patients with middle ear cholesteatoma to determine whether and to what extent these cells are involved in this disease. METHODS: Twelve patients, eight men and four women, aged 30-87 years, who underwent tympanomastoidectomy were enrolled. Six patients had primary acquired middle ear cholesteatoma (cholesteatoma group) and the other six patients had other otologic diseases including otosclerosis, non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media, adhesive otitis media, perilymphatic fistula and ossicular malformation (control group)...
August 30, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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