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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434756/evaluation-of-tinnitus-retraining-therapy-for-patients-with-normal-audiograms-versus-patients-with-hearing-loss
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Kana Lee, Kunihiko Makino, Kohei Yamahara
OBJECTIVE: A few chronic tinnitus patients show normal hearing thresholds in the pure tone audiometry from 125Hz to 8000Hz (≤20dB). We report the characteristics of the course of those patients underwent tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) compared with other patients suffering from chronic and severe tinnitus. METHODS: We identified 13 patients with normal hearing thresholds among 242 patients suffering over 3 months, Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) ≥16/100, and follow up period is over 6 months...
April 20, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428769/individualized-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-in-chronic-tinnitus
#2
Peter M Kreuzer, Timm B Poeppl, Rainer Rupprecht, Veronika Vielsmeier, Astrid Lehner, Berthold Langguth, Martin Schecklmann
BACKGROUND: Prefrontal and temporo-parietal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients suffering from chronic tinnitus have shown significant but only moderate effectiveness with high interindividual variability in treatment response. This open-label pilot study was designed to examine the general feasibility of an individualized fronto-temporal rTMS protocol and to explore what criteria are needed for a more detailed evaluation in randomized clinical studies. METHODS: During the first session of a 2-week rTMS protocol, we applied different rTMS protocols to the left and right temporo-parietal and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in 25 tinnitus patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423381/self-administered-tinnitus-pitch-matching-versus-a-conventional-audiometric-procedure
#3
Tae Su Kim, Natalia Yakunina, Yoon-Jong Ryu, Ik Joo Chung, Eui-Cheol Nam
OBJECTIVE: Obtaining an accurate tinnitus pitch match is an initial and critical requirement for tinnitus evaluation and treatment, particularly for applying tailor-made notched music training. We investigated whether computer-based self-administered tinnitus pitch matching (CSTPM) is comparable with a conventional audiometric procedure (CAP). METHODS: In total, 82 patients (mean age 45.52 years; 42 females) with tonal tinnitus participated. The CAP was performed by the same audiologist using a 2-alternative forced choice method with a frequency range of 0...
April 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422029/interpreting-treatment-related-changes-using-the-tinnitus-questionnaire-in-argstatter-h-grapp-m-plinkert-pk-bolay-hv-heidelberg-neuro-music-therapy-for-chronic-tonal-tinnitus-treatment-outline-and-psychometric-evaluation-int-tinnitus-j-2012-17-1-31-41
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421030/cluster-analysis-to-identify-possible-subgroups-in-tinnitus-patients
#5
Minke J C van den Berge, Rolien H Free, Rosemarie Arnold, Emile de Kleine, Rutger Hofman, J Marc C van Dijk, Pim van Dijk
INTRODUCTION: In tinnitus treatment, there is a tendency to shift from a "one size fits all" to a more individual, patient-tailored approach. Insight in the heterogeneity of the tinnitus spectrum might improve the management of tinnitus patients in terms of choice of treatment and identification of patients with severe mental distress. The goal of this study was to identify subgroups in a large group of tinnitus patients. METHODS: Data were collected from patients with severe tinnitus complaints visiting our tertiary referral tinnitus care group at the University Medical Center Groningen...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418328/internet-based-intervention-for-tinnitus-outcome-of-a-single-group-open-trial
#6
Eldré W Beukes, Peter M Allen, Vinaya Manchaiah, David M Baguley, Gerhard Andersson
BACKGROUND: Managing chronic tinnitus is challenging, and innovative ways to address the resulting health-care burden are required. Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for tinnitus shows promise as a cost-effective treatment option. The feasibility and effectiveness of iCBT in the United Kingdom are yet to be explored. Furthermore, it is not known if iCBT can be supported by an audiologist rather than a psychologist. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of guided iCBT using audiological support on tinnitus distress and tinnitus-related comorbidities...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418323/the-personality-profile-of-tinnitus-sufferers-and-a-nontinnitus-control-group
#7
Mithila Durai, Mary G O'Keeffe, Grant D Searchfield
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus (phantom perception of sound) significantly disrupts quality of life in 15-20% of those who experience it. Understanding how certain personality traits impact tinnitus perception and distress can be beneficial for the development of interventions to improve the lives of tinnitus sufferers. PURPOSE: Four key self-reported personality traits (social closeness, stress reaction, alienation, and self-control) were identified from previous research as being associated with tinnitus...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417104/combined-bifrontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-tailor-made-notched-music-training-in-chronic-tinnitus
#8
Ho Yun Lee, Myoung Su Choi, Dong Sik Chang, Chin-Saeng Cho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the short-term treatment outcomes of combined bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and tailor-made notched music training (TMNMT) in tinnitus patients. The associations of patient characteristics with treatment responsiveness were investigated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Four sessions of bifrontal tDCS (F4: anode, F3: cathode) and TMNMT were conducted over a 2-week period in tinnitus patients. For tDCS, the stimulation intensity was 1...
April 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415897/electric-field-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-chronic-tinnitus-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Hanna Sahlsten, Juuso Virtanen, Juho Joutsa, Katri Niinivirta-Joutsa, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Reijo Johansson, Janika Paavola, Tero Taiminen, Noora Sjösten, Jaakko Salonen, Anu Holm, Esa Rauhala, Satu K Jääskeläinen
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may alleviate tinnitus. We evaluated effects of electric field (E-field) navigated rTMS targeted according to tinnitus pitch. No controlled studies have investigated anatomically accurate E-field-rTMS for tinnitus. DESIGN: Effects of E-field-rTMS were evaluated in a prospective randomised placebo-controlled 6-month follow-up study on parallel groups. Patients received 10 sessions of 1 Hz rTMS or placebo targeted to the left auditory cortex corresponding to tonotopic representation of tinnitus pitch...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412992/acute-otitis-media-associated-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
A Smith, I Gutteridge, D Elliott, M Cronin
BACKGROUND: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a rare otological condition with potential for dire outcomes including permanent hearing loss. Although the majority of cases are deemed idiopathic, bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss represents a rare subset typically related to systemic conditions, with higher morbidity and mortality. A controversial association with acute otitis media has been reported, with few bilateral cases published in the literature. CASE REPORT: A very rare case of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss associated with acute otitis media is described, with a review of the literature...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401318/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-its-clinical-and-angiographic-perspectives
#11
Seong-Hyun Park, Ki-Su Park, Dong-Hun Kang, Jeong-Hyun Hwang, Sung-Kyoo Hwang
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs), the authors retrospectively reviewed our 7-year experience. We evaluated the obliteration rate, improvement in clinical symptoms, and complications. METHODS: Thirty patients with DAVF underwent SRS using a Gamma Knife between 2009 and 2015. Twenty-three patients were treated with SRS alone, and seven patients underwent SRS for residual or recurrent DAVFs after embolization or surgery...
April 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393057/short-term-effect-of-gabapentin-on-subjective-tinnitus-in-acoustic-trauma-patients
#12
Ali Goljanian Tabrizi, Abbas Safavi Naini, Nima Baradaran
INTRODUCTION: Although several treatment approaches have been proposed for tinnitus, there are currently no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved agents available to treat this condition. In this study, we evaluated the effect of gabapentin on the sensation of subjective tinnitus in patients with acoustic trauma referring to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic of Taleghani Hospital during 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized clinical trial, 103 patients with tinnitus due to acoustic trauma who were referred to the ENT clinic of Taleghani Hospital during 2014 were randomized to the gabapentin (300 mg bid, n=55) or control (n=48) groups...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391020/ruptured-aneurysm-of-an-aberrant-internal-carotid-artery-successfully-treated-with-simultaneous-intervention-and-surgery-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
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Yoichiro Kawamura, Tetsuro Sayama, Naoki Maehara, Ataru Nishimura, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Aberrant internal carotid artery (aICA) is an anatomical anomaly whereby the internal carotid artery (ICA) courses through the tympanic cavity without separation by bone. Since aICA is rare, there are no definite treatment strategies for aICA and its complications. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of aICA accompanied by pseudoaneurysm formation and massive bleeding. Our case was a 31-year-old woman with a 2-year history of hearing loss, ear fullness, and pulsatile tinnitus in her left ear...
April 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387088/-tinnitus-from-the-general-practitioner-to-the-specialist
#14
REVIEW
N Otmani, Z Serhier, A Oudidi, M Bennani Othmani
Tinnitus is a common reason for ENT consultation. Patients who suffer from tinnitus are becoming more demanding and frequently ask questions about the cause, the mechanisms of onset, and the cure of their pathology. Quite often, they feel poorly managed or misunderstood, all the more so that, despite the proposed treatments, tinnitus persists and leads to adverse effects on the patients’ daily life. The general practitioner, because of his proximity, must be involved in the prevention, diagnosis and information of individuals with tinnitus and, thus, fully fulfill his acting public health role...
February 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357966/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-mindfulness-meditation-versus-relaxation-therapy-in-the-management-of-tinnitus
#15
M Arif, M Sadlier, D Rajenderkumar, J James, T Tahir
OBJECTIVE: Psychotherapeutic interventions have been adopted effectively in the management of tinnitus for a long time. This study compared mindfulness meditation and relaxation therapy for management of tinnitus. METHODS: In this randomised controlled trial, patients were recruited for five sessions of mindfulness meditation or five sessions of relaxation therapy. Patients' responses were evaluated using the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire as a primary outcome measure, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, visual analogue scale and a health status indicator as secondary outcome measures...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355949/differences-in-the-suppression-of-distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-by-contralateral-white-noise-between-patients-with-acute-or-chronic-tinnitus
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Maria Riga, Agis Komis, Pavlos Marangoudakis, Stefanos Naxakis, Eleftherios Ferekidis, Dimitrios Kandiloros, Vasilios Danielides
OBJECTIVE: The mechanisms underlying the shift from acute tinnitus to chronic remain obscure. An association between tinnitus and medial olivocochlear bundle (MOCB) reflex dysfunction has been hypothesised by several studies. The differences between participants with acute and chronic tinnitus have not yet been investigated. DESIGN: Participants were examined with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) suppression elicited by contralateral white noise...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349571/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-contemporary-review-and-implications-for-the-otolaryngologist
#17
Shawn M Stevens, Habib G Rizk, Karl Golnik, Norberto Andaluz, Ravi N Samy, Ted A Meyer, Paul R Lambert
OBJECTIVES: 1) Review controversies pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. 2) Discuss the evolving role of otolaryngologists in managing this disease and related disorders. DATA SOURCES: Primary literature review, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, International Classification of Headache Disorders, Second Edition. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the primary literature was performed from 1990 to 2016 utilizing keywords idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri, benign intracranial hypertension, spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak, and encephalocele...
March 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346767/hormone-replacement-therapy-for-chronic-tinnitus-in-menopausal-women-our-experience-with-13-cases
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J-T Lai, C-L Liu, T-C Liu
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March 27, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345423/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-hearing-disorders-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-and-temporal-bone-findings
#19
Arianna Di Stadio, Massimo Ralli
Objective This literature review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the correlations among hearing and vestibular clinical symptoms, temporal bone findings, and pathological mechanisms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Study design Relevant papers in the literature were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical hearing aspects in patients with SLE and relevant temporal bone studies in the same field were analyzed. Methods PubMed and Google Scholar searches were performed using the following keywords: "auto-immune disease," "systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)," "hearing loss," "temporal bone study," "vertigo," "dizziness," "tinnitus," "ear symptoms," "treatment," "diagnosis," "symptoms," "etiopathogenesis," "Wegener granulomatosis," "Sjogren," "polyarteritis nodosa," "Cogan syndrome," and "granulomatosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341090/transient-isolated-lower-bulbar-palsy-with-elevated-serum-anti-gm1-and-anti-gd1b-antibodies-during-aripiprazole-treatment
#20
Tae Hwan Han, Do Yeon Kim, Dong Woo Park, Jin-Hwa Moon
BACKGROUND: Transient bulbar palsy without involvement of the facial or extraocular muscles is a rare presentation. It is considered a form of cranial polyneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome that is related to the autoimmune mechanisms induced by preceding infections or vaccinations. However, drug-induced cranial polyneuropathy has not previously been reported. We describe a boy with isolated bulbar palsy and positive serum antiganglioside antibodies during aripiprazole treatment...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
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