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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26264703/the-glasgow-benefit-inventory-a-systematic-review-of-the-use-and-value-of-an-otorhinolaryngological-generic-patient-recorded-outcome-measure
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J Hendry, A Chin, I R C Swan, M A Akeroyd, G G Browning
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) is a validated, generic patient-recorded outcome measure widely used in otolaryngology to report change in quality of life post-intervention. OBJECTIVES OF REVIEW: To date, no systematic review has made (i) a quality assessment of reporting of Glasgow Benefit Inventory outcomes; (ii) a comparison between Glasgow Benefit Inventory outcomes for different interventions and objectives; (iii) an evaluation of subscales in describing the area of benefit; (iv) commented on its value in clinical practice and research...
June 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25671940/frequency-of-cerebellopontine-angle-tumours-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Ehtisham Ahmed Khan Afridi, Shahbaz Ali Khan, Waqar-ur-Rehman Qureshi, Sajid Nazir Bhatti, Gul Muhammad, Shakir Mahmood, Abdur Rehman
BACKGROUND: Though the classical type of trigeminal neuralgia is the most common type with the neurovascular conflict causing the symptoms, yet quite some patients have the secondary type of trigeminal neuralgia in which space occupying lesions are responsible for the symptoms. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of cerebellopontine angle tumours in patients presenting with complaints of trigeminal neuralgia. METHODS: This case series descriptive study was conducted in the department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, from January 2009 to January 2012...
July 2014: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25621266/oropharyngeal-dysphagia-neurogenic-etiology-and-manifestation
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Swapna Sebastian, Prem G Nair, Philip Thomas, Amit Kumar Tyagi
To determine the type, severity and manifestation of dysphagia in patients with neurogenic etiology. Clinical documentation was done on the different etiologies, its manifestation, assessment findings and management strategies taken for patients with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia who were referred for assessment and management of dysphagia over a period of three months in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Flexible endoscopic examination was done in all the patients. The severity of dysphagia in these patients were graded based on Gugging Swallowing Screen (GUSS)...
March 2015: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24142200/single-institution-experience-treating-104-vestibular-schwannomas-with-fractionated-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-or-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Bethany M Anderson, Deepak Khuntia, Søren M Bentzen, Heather M Geye, Lori L Hayes, John S Kuo, Mustafa K Baskaya, Behnam Badie, Amar Basavatia, G Mark Pyle, Wolfgang A Tomé, Minesh P Mehta
UNLABELLED: The pupose of this study is to assess the long-term outcome and toxicity of fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (FSRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 100 vestibular schwannomas treated at a single institution. From 1993 to 2007, 104 patients underwent were treated with radiation therapy for vestibular schwannoma. Forty-eight patients received SRS, with a median prescription dose of 12.5 Gy for SRS (range 9.7-16 Gy). For FSRT, two different fraction schedules were employed: a conventional schedule (ConFSRT) of 1...
January 2014: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23682341/the-impact-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-the-management-of-neurofibromatosis-type-2-related-vestibular-schwannomas
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Leonardo Lustgarten
Although there is an ongoing debate about the ideal management of vestibular schwannomas, radiosurgical treatment has become popular in the past decade with good to excellent results reported. Given the young age at presentation, the bilateral nature of vestibular schwanomas, the presence of other associated central nervous system tumors, patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) are very complex and present significant management challenges. Although results do not seem to be as good as for patients with sporadic unilateral tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery has proven a safe, attractive, and effective management modality for NF2 vestibular schwannomas...
2013: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16441794/the-evidence-base-for-the-application-of-contralateral-bone-anchored-hearing-aids-in-acquired-unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-adults
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REVIEW
D M Baguley, J Bird, R L Humphriss, A T Prevost
. Acquired unilateral sensorineural hearing loss reduces the ability to localize sounds and to discriminate in background noise. . Four controlled trials attempt to determine the benefit of contralateral bone anchored hearing aids over contralateral routing of signal (CROS) hearing aids and over the unaided condition. All found no significant improvement in auditory localization with either aid. Speech discrimination in noise and subjective questionnaire measures of auditory abilities showed an advantage for bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) > CROS > unaided conditions...
February 2006: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15255567/management-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-national-survey
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I Ahmed, J E Fenton, K Manning, P Keogh
The management of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing loss is a controversial issue and there is no universally agreed protocol in its management The aim of this study was to ascertain the referral trends, treatment strategies, and outcome of treatment adopted by the Consultant Otorhinolarygologists in this country. A postal questionnaire was sent to all 32 Consultants in the Republic of Ireland, which achieved 21(65.62%) responses. Patients were referred to 13(61.9%) respondents within two weeks of the onset of symptoms and 3(14...
May 2004: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12622509/fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-a-short-review
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REVIEW
Wolfgang A Tome, Minesh P Mehta, Sanford L Meeks, John M Buatti
Currently, optimally precise delivery of intracranial radiotherapy is possible with stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy. We present in this article a review of the underlying basic physical and radiobiological principles of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy and review the clinical experience for ateriovenus malformations, pituitary adenomas, mengiomas, vestibular schwanomas, low grade astrocytomas, malignant gliomas, and brain metastases.
June 2002: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12589847/compensatory-changes-in-static-and-dynamic-subjective-visual-vertical-in-patients-following-vestibular-schwanoma-surgery
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Fumiyuki Goto, Hironari Kobayashi, Akira Saito, Yujiro Hayashi, Kazutaka Higashino, Takanobu Kunihiro, Jin Kanzaki
OBJECTIVE: Among patients with vestibular schwanoma (VS), vestibular function is nonhomogeneous, both before and after surgical removal of the VS. This paper reports investigations of neural changes, especially changes in the contribution of visual input to vestibular system integration, after VS surgery. METHODS: We examined 33 patients who underwent VS surgery via a middle fossa approach. Static and dynamic subjective visual vertical (SVV) was measured once after surgery and compared to those measured in control subjects...
February 2003: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9676422/-neurofibromatosis-versus-schwannomatosis
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V F Mautner, S Schröder, S M Pulst, H Ostertag, L Kluwe
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and 2 (NF1 und NF2) are different forms of neurofibromatosis, well defined both clinically and genetically. In absence of typical clinical features of NF1 (café-au-lait-spots, cutaneous neurofibromas, Lisch-nodules) or NF2 (vestibular schwanoma) clinical classification is often not possible. Neurofibromas are more common in NF1 and schwannomas are typical for NF2, but pathological histology does not provide sufficient evidence for diagnosis. We describe 14 patients who presented with the clinical picture of multiple spinal tumours...
June 1998: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
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