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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157881/deformation-of-avian-middle-ear-structures-under-static-pressure-loads-and-potential-regulation-mechanisms
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Raf Claes, Pieter G G Muyshondt, Joris J J Dirckx, Peter Aerts
Static pressure changes can alter the configuration and mechanical behavior of the chain of ossicles, which may affect the acoustic transfer function. In mammals, the Eustachian tube plays an important role in restoring ambient middle ear pressure, hence restoring the acoustic transfer function and excluding barotrauma of the middle and inner ear. Ambient pressure fluctuations can be potentially extreme in birds and due to the simple structure of the avian middle ear (one ossicle, one muscle), regulation of the middle ear pressure via reflexive opening of the pharyngotympanic tube appears all the more important...
November 7, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149722/effects-of-middle-ear-quasi-static-stiffness-on-sound-transmission-quantified-by-a-novel-3-axis-optical-force-sensor
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Ivo Dobrev, Jae Hoon Sim, Baktash Aqtashi, Alexander M Huber, Thomas Linder, Christof Röösli
BACKGROUND: Intra-operative quantification of the ossicle mobility could provide valuable feedback for the current status of the patient's conductive hearing. However, current methods for evaluation of middle ear mobility are mostly limited to the surgeon's subjective impression through manual palpation of the ossicles. This study investigates how middle ear transfer function is affected by stapes quasi-static stiffness of the ossicular chain. The stiffness of the middle ear is induced by a) using a novel fiber-optic 3-axis force sensor to quantify the quasi-static stiffness of the middle ear, and b) by artificial reduction of stapes mobility due to drying of the middle ear...
November 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098389/symptomatic-os-talus-secundarius-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Ozkan Kose, Hasan May, Baver Acar, Melih Unal
Os talus secundarius is an extremely rare accessory ossicle located at the lateral aspect of the talus just anterior to the fibula. Although rarely seen, it may cause lateral-sided chronic ankle pain. Only a few cases of symptomatic os talus secundarius have been reported to date. Herein, a 42-year-old male patient with symptomatic os talus secundarius is presented, and its imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV.
November 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089000/ununited-bone-ossicle-in-a-patient-with-patellar-tendinopathy
#4
Emily B Beyer, Elena J Jelsing, Wendy J Hurd
A 40-year-old man presented to a physician for knee pain when squatting and in resisted knee extension. The initial diagnosis was patellar tendinopathy. Following physical therapy treatment, a sports medicine physician was consulted for a second opinion. Radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed, confirming the original diagnosis and revealing Hoffa's fat pad impingement secondary to an ununited ossicle. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(11):885. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068074/the-anterior-process-of-the-malleus-in-extant-lagomorpha-mammalia
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Wolfgang Maier, Adrian Tröscher, Irina Ruf
The anterior anchoring of the malleus of 30 extant species of Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares, pikas) has been studied on the basis of histological serial sections and µCT-scans. It is shown that former studies of Oryctolagus, Lepus, and Ochotona are incomplete, because the rostral part of the processus anterior of the malleus is always lacking due to damage of this extremely delicate structure. Our study shows that in perinatal stages of Leporidae the praearticulare develops a prominent processus internus that fits into a groove at the ventral side of the tegmen tympani; this "tongue and groove"-arrangement may act as a hinge...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023005/study-on-carapace-width-growth-band-counts-relationship-of-orange-mud-crab-scylla-olivacea-herbst-1796-from-terengganu-coastal-waters-malaysia
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N Hasyima Ismail, A Amin Safwan, N Fairuz Fozi, F H Megat, H Muhd Farouk, S A Kamaruddin, M Ikhwanuddin, M A Ambak
BACKGROUND: Orange mud crab Scylla olivacea is one of the most important fisheries resources. A new development in ageing technique of crustaceans has been introduced. The detection of growth band deposited in hard structure of gastric mill in the cardiac stomach are found retained after moulting process can be used as age indicator and growth estimation. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to determine the comparison between carapace width and growth band count of S...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989763/into-the-dark-patterns-of-middle-ear-adaptations-in-subterranean-eulipotyphlan-mammals
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Daisuke Koyabu, Misato Hosojima, Hideki Endo
Evolution of the middle ear ossicles was a key innovation for mammals, enhancing the transmission of airborne sound. Radiation into various habitats from a terrestrial environment resulted in diversification of the auditory mechanisms among mammals. However, due to the paucity of phylogenetically controlled investigations, how middle ear traits have diversified with functional specialization remains unclear. In order to identify the respective patterns for various lifestyles and to gain insights into fossil forms, we employed a high-resolution tomography technique and compared the middle ear morphology of eulipotyphlan species (moles, shrews and hedgehogs), a group that has radiated into various environments, such as terrestrial, aquatic and subterranean habitats...
September 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988463/evidence-against-the-mucosal-traction-theory-in-cholesteatoma
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Henrique F Pauna, Rafael C Monsanto, Patricia Schachern, Michael M Paparella, Richard A Chole, Sebahattin Cureoglu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the distribution of ciliated epithelium in the human middle ear and its potential role in the formation of cholesteatoma. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative human temporal bone study. METHODS: We selected temporal bones from 14 donors with a diagnosis of cholesteatoma, 15 with chronic otitis media without retraction pockets, 14 with chronic otitis media with retraction pockets, 14 with cystic fibrosis (CF), and 16 controls...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964300/anatomical-measurement-of-the-ossicles-in-patients-with-congenital-aural-atresia-and-stenosis
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Jieying Li, Keguang Chen, Chenlong Li, Dongming Yin, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to measure and compare anatomical parameters of the ossicles in normal, congenital aural stenosis (CAS), and congenital aural atresia (CAA) ears. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed using three-dimensional reconstructed images derived from computed tomography scans of 20 normal subjects, 20 CAS patients, and 20 CAA patients. RESULTS: The lengths of the malleus handle and long process of the incus were greater in normal ears than in CAS and CAA ears (all P < 0...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964299/otologic-manifestations-of-larsen-syndrome
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Letícia Helena de Sousa Marques, Daniela Vieira Martins, Gabriel Liria Juares, Fábio Tadeu Moura Lorenzetti, Rafael da Costa Monsanto
OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss otologic manifestations of Larsen syndrome, based on a case report and a systematic review of the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a PubMED database search, and we selected studies reporting otolaryngologic manifestations secondary to Larsen syndrome. The selected articles were read in full, and three researchers independently extracted data from the studies. In parallel, we report the case of a 14-year-old patient who had hearing loss secondary to Larsen syndrome...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933777/generation-and-use-of-a-humanized-bone-marrow-ossicle-niche-for-hematopoietic-xenotransplantation-into-mice
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Andreas Reinisch, David Cruz Hernandez, Katharina Schallmoser, Ravindra Majeti
Xenotransplantation is frequently used to study normal and malignant hematopoiesis of human cells. However, conventional mouse xenotransplantation models lack essential human-specific bone-marrow (BM)-microenvironment-derived survival, proliferation, and self-renewal signals for engraftment of normal and malignant blood cells. As a consequence, many human leukemias and other hematologic disorders do not robustly engraft in these conventional models. Here, we describe a complete workflow for the generation of humanized ossicles with an accessible BM microenvironment that faithfully recapitulates normal BM niche morphology and function...
October 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932332/juvenile-psammomatoid-ossifying-fibroma-jpof-of-proximal-radius-a-rare-entity
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Jagadish Prabhu, Veena Nagaraj, Iftikhar Ahmed Mukhtar
BACKGROUND: Juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (JPOF) is a rare fibro-osseous lesion that usually occurs in the facial bones. The pathognomonic histopathologic feature is the presence of spherical ossicles, which are similar to psammoma bodies. It is considered to be a unique lesion because of its reported tendency to occur in children and adolescents and its tendency for locally aggressive growth. Because this lesion is aggressive in nature with high recurrence rate, early detection and complete surgical excision are essential...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894812/caloric-testing-in-patients-with-heavy-or-light-cupula-of-the-lateral-semicircular-canal
#13
Hiroaki Ichijo
OBJECTIVE: To clarify whether the dysfunction of the lateral semicircular canal remain or not in patients with heavy or light cupula. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: The subjects were 19 patients with heavy cupula (3 males, 16 females; mean age, 62.8 years) and 14 patients with light cupula (5 males, 9 females; mean age, 63 years). Caloric testing (iced water) was carried out after complete disappearance of positional nystagmus...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874066/the-role-of-the-accessory-malleolar-ossicles-and-malleolar-avulsion-fractures-in-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
#14
Matthew M Reiner, Jonathan J Sharpe
While it is well known that ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States, predictive factors regarding failure of conservative treatment are not well known. There are many biomechanical and epidemiological factors that play a role in recurrence and failure of conservative treatment, but most cases are able to be treated with immobilization and/or rest, ice, elevation, physical therapy, and bracing. We propose that one important risk factor is often overlooked simply due to the fact that a vast majority of these cases resolve without the need for surgery...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855950/sea-urchin-growth-dynamics-at-microstructural-length-scale-revealed-by-mn-labeling-and-cathodoluminescence-imaging
#15
Przemysław Gorzelak, Aurélie Dery, Philippe Dubois, Jarosław Stolarski
BACKGROUND: Fluorochrome staining is among the most widely used techniques to study growth dynamics of echinoderms. However, it fails to detect fine-scale increments because produced marks are commonly diffusely distributed within the skeleton. In this paper we investigated the potential of trace element (manganese) labeling and subsequent cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging in fine-scale growth studies of echinoderms. RESULTS: Three species of sea urchins (Paracentrotus lividus, Echinometra sp...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852952/atlas-based-segmentation-of-temporal-bone-anatomy
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Kimerly A Powell, Tong Liang, Brad Hittle, Don Stredney, Thomas Kerwin, Gregory J Wiet
PURPOSE: To develop a time-efficient automated segmentation approach that could identify critical structures in the temporal bone for visual enhancement and use in surgical simulation software. METHODS: An atlas-based segmentation approach was developed to segment the cochlea, ossicles, semicircular canals (SCCs), and facial nerve in normal temporal bone CT images. This approach was tested in images of 26 cadaver bones (13 left, 13 right). The results of the automated segmentation were compared to manual segmentation visually and using DICE metric, average Hausdorff distance, and volume similarity...
November 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834851/incidence-and-fusion-of-os-trigonum-in-a-healthy-pediatric-population
#17
Derrick M Knapik, Sahejmeet S Guraya, Jessica A Jones, Daniel R Cooperman, Raymond W Liu
BACKGROUND: Accessory ossicles off the talus (os trigonum) are a common radiographic finding seen within the foot with variable symptomatology in adult and pediatric patients. Although most studies have examined the incidence of these anatomic variants in a retrospective manner, few have longitudinally followed the behavior of os trigonum over time. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, mean age of appearance and fusion, and fusion rate of os trigonum in a large cohort of asymptomatic pediatric patients...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828536/mdct-of-the-temporal-bone-and-audiological-findings-of-pediatric-acquired-cholesteatoma
#18
Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Dilek Saglam, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Mustafa Tastan, Cetin Celenk
Cholesteatoma is a benign epithelial lesion affecting the middle ear and/or mastoid process, causing otorrhea and hearing loss. Here, we retrospectively evaluated the temporal multidetector computed tomography and audiological findings of acquired cholesteatoma in children. Forty-three patients younger than 18 years old with middle ear acquired cholesteatoma were evaluated with regard to their clinical symptoms, temporal multidetector computed tomography findings, and audiometry results. The multidetector computed tomography findings were classified according to the site-ossicle-complication classification, and the relationships between the clinical, radiological, and audiological findings were evaluated...
November 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826948/digit-like-bony-anomaly-of-the-hindfoot-a-case-report
#19
Anna-Kathrin Leucht, Martin Wiewiorski
We report the case of an asymptomatic digit-like bony anomaly located on the plantar aspect of the calcaneus, which was incidentally found on radiographs of a 50-year-old male with a tibial shaft fracture. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of such an anomaly in the foot. The differential diagnosis includes accessory ossicles, polydactyly, heel spur, heterotopic ossification, osteochondroma, and pelvic digits.
August 18, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822316/improved-middle-ear-soft-tissue-visualization-using-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-imaging
#20
Mai Elfarnawany, Seyed Alireza Rohani, Soroush Ghomashchi, Daniel G Allen, Ning Zhu, Sumit K Agrawal, Hanif M Ladak
High resolution images are used as a basis for finite-element modeling of the middle-ear structures to study their biomechanical function. Commonly used imaging techniques such as micro-computed tomography (CT) and optical microscopy require extensive sample preparation, processing or staining using contrast agents to achieve sufficient soft-tissue contrast. We compare imaging of middle-ear structures in unstained, non-decalcified human temporal bones using conventional absorption-contrast micro-CT and using synchrotron radiation phase-contrast imaging (SR-PCI)...
August 5, 2017: Hearing Research
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