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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911755/transformation-of-vestibular-signals-for-the-control-of-standing-in-humans
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Patrick A Forbes, Billy L Luu, H F Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A Croft, J Timothy Inglis, Jean-Sébastien Blouin
: During standing balance, vestibular signals encode head movement and are transformed into coordinates that are relevant to maintaining upright posture of the whole body. This transformation must account for head-on-body orientation as well as the muscle actions generating the postural response. Here, we investigate whether this transformation is dependent upon a muscle's ability to stabilize the body along the direction of a vestibular disturbance. Subjects were braced on top of a robotic balance system that simulated the mechanics of standing while being exposed to an electrical vestibular stimulus that evoked a craniocentric vestibular error of head roll...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911236/patient-versus-physician-reported-facial-disability-in-vestibular-schwannoma-an-international-cross-sectional-study
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Øystein Vesterli Tveiten, Matthew L Carlson, Frederik Goplen, Erling Myrseth, Colin L W Driscoll, Rupavathana Mahesparan, Michael J Link, Morten Lund-Johansen
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used in studies of vestibular schwannoma (VS); however, few studies have examined self-evaluated facial nerve function and its relation to physician-reported outcomes. The primary objective of this study was to compare patient self-evaluations of facial disability with physician-evaluated facial nerve status and with self-evaluations of a healthy control group. The second objective was to provide insight into the controversial subject of the optimal initial management of small- and medium-sized VSs; consequently, the authors compared patient-reported facial nerve disability following treatment via observation (OBS), Gamma Knife surgery (GKS), or microsurgery (MS)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910108/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-patient-understanding-the-lived-experiences-and-mental-health-impacts-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
#3
Sarah L Bell, Jessica Tyrrell, Cassandra Phoenix
Concepts of social practice are increasingly being used to understand experiences of everyday life, particularly in relation to consumption and healthy lifestyles. This article builds on this in the context of lives disrupted and reshaped by chronic illness. It uses social practice theory to examine the lived experiences of individuals with Ménière's disease; a long-term progressive vestibular disorder, defined by episodes of severe and debilitating vertigo, aural fullness, tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss...
December 2, 2016: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910089/bilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-a-patient-with-migraine-variant-without-vertigo-a-case-report
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Isabelle Y Liu, Akira Ishiyama, Ali R Sepahdari, Kevin Johnson, Gail Ishiyama
OBJECTIVE: To use modern high-resolution inner ear imaging modalities to evaluate for endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in a patient with migraine-associated fluctuating hearing loss without vertigo spells or dizziness. BACKGROUND: EH has been well described in patients with Meniere's disease on both human temporal bone studies and modern high-resolution imaging; however, there is no study to date, to our knowledge, that examines the presence of EH in a patient with migraine and bilateral hearing loss...
December 2, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905190/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-non-imaging-screening-protocols-for-vestibular-schwannoma-in-patients-with-asymmetrical-hearing-loss-and-or-unilateral-audiovestibular-dysfunction-a-diagnostic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M Hentschel, M Scholte, S Steens, H Kunst, M Rovers
BACKGROUND: Currently, all patients presenting with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss and/or unilateral audiovestibular dysfunction (i.e. tinnitus, dizziness) undergo MRI, leading to a substantial amount of MRIs with negative findings as the incidence of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in this screening population varies between 1% and 4.7% (i.e. more than 95% of MRIs are negative for VS). OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The aim was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of different non-imaging screening protocols that can be used prior to MRI to select patients at high risk of VS...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903640/differential-effect-of-visual-motion-adaption-upon-visual-cortical-excitability
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Astrid J A Lubeck, Angelique Van Ombergen, Hena Ahmad, Jelte E Bos, Floris L Wuyts, Adolfo M Bronstein, Qadeer Arshad
OBJECTIVE: 1) To probe the effects of visual motion adaptation upon, early visual and V5/MT cortical excitability and 2) To investigate whether or not changes in cortical excitability following visual motion adaptation are related to the degree of visual dependency, i.e. an overreliance on visual cues compared to vestibular or proprioceptive cues. METHODS: Participants were exposed to a roll-motion visual stimulus pre, during and post visual motion adaptation. At these stages 20 TMS pulses at phosphene-threshold values were applied over early visual and V5/MT cortical areas from which the probability of eliciting a phosphene was calculated...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903187/stereotactic-diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-for-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Cormac G Gavin, H Ian Sabin
OBJECTIVE The integration of modern neuroimaging into treatment planning has increased the therapeutic potential and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery. The authors report their method of integrating stereotactic diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography into conventional treatment planning for Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of this technique and to address some of the technical limitations of previously reported techniques. METHODS Twenty patients who underwent GKRS composed the study cohort...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903185/acute-clinical-adverse-radiation-effects-after-gamma-knife-surgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas
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Constantin Tuleasca, Mercy George, Mohamed Faouzi, Luis Schiappacasse, Henri-Arthur Leroy, Michele Zeverino, Roy Thomas Daniel, Raphael Maire, Marc Levivier
OBJECTIVE Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) represent a common indication of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS). While most studies focus on the long-term morbidity and adverse radiation effects (AREs), none describe the acute clinical AREs that might appear on a short-term basis. These types of events are investigated, and their incidence, type, and outcomes are reported in the present paper. METHODS The included patients were treated between July 2010 and March 2016, underwent at least 6 months of follow-up, and presented with a disabling symptom during the first 6 months after GKS that affected their quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903183/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-average-10-year-follow-up-results-focusing-on-long-term-hearing-preservation
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Shinya Watanabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Takao Koiso, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reappraise long-term treatment outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannomas (VSs). The authors used a database that included patients who underwent SRS with a unique dose-planning technique, i.e., partial tumor coverage designed to avoid excess irradiation of the facial and cochlear nerves, focusing on tumor control and hearing preservation. Clinical factors associated with post-SRS tumor control and long-term hearing preservation were also analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903178/worldwide-variance-in-the-potential-utilization-of-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#10
Travis Hamilton, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has expanded worldwide during the past 3 decades. The authors sought to evaluate whether experienced users vary in their estimate of its potential use. METHODS Sixty-six current Gamma Knife users from 24 countries responded to an electronic survey. They estimated the potential role of GKRS for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders. These estimates were compared with published disease epidemiological statistics and the 2014 use reports provided by the Leksell Gamma Knife Society (16,750 cases)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898608/effect-of-spatial-orientation-of-the-horizontal-semicircular-canal-on-the-vestibulo-ocular-reflex
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Rebecca Maxwell, Constantin von Kirschbaum, Claudia Jerin, Nadine Lehnen, Eike Krause, Robert Gürkov
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an alignment of the horizontal semi-circular canal (hSCC) with the plane of rotation would enhance the vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) gain result as it has been previously suggested. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative study of a physiological vestibular function test in healthy subjects. SETTING: Tertiary referral center for otology and neurotology. PATIENTS: Twenty two healthy volunteers were recruited for this study...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898605/initial-results-of-a-safety-and-feasibility-study-of-auditory-brainstem-implantation-in-congenitally-deaf-children
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Eric P Wilkinson, Laurie S Eisenberg, Mark D Krieger, Marc S Schwartz, Margaret Winter, Jamie L Glater, Amy S Martinez, Laurel M Fisher, Robert V Shannon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and feasibility of the auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in congenitally deaf children with cochlear aplasia and/or cochlear nerve deficiency. STUDY DESIGN: Phase I feasibility clinical trial of surgery in 10 children, ages 2 to 5 years, over a 3-year period. SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital and university-based pediatric speech/language/hearing center. INTERVENTION(S): ABI implantation and postsurgical programming...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898604/long-term-symptom-specific-outcomes-for-patients-with-petrous-apex-cholesterol-granulomas-surgery-versus-observation
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Shawn M Stevens, Amy Manning, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVE: Review long-term symptom-specific outcomes for petrous apex cholesterol granulomas (PACG). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary center. PATIENTS: Adults with PACG were assessed from 1998 to 2015. INTERVENTION(S): Symptomatic patients were stratified into surgical and observation subgroups. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Resolution rates of individual symptoms and chief complaints were assessed as was the impact of surgical approach and stent usage on symptom-specific outcomes...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896189/simple-correction-of-alar-retraction-by-conchal-cartilage-extension-grafts
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Yong Jun Jang, Sung Min Kim, Dae Hyun Lew, Seung Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Alar retraction is a challenging condition in rhinoplasty marked by exaggerated nostril exposure and awkwardness. Although various methods for correcting alar retraction have been introduced, none is without drawbacks. Herein, we report a simple procedure that is both effective and safe for correcting alar retraction using only conchal cartilage grafting. METHODS: Between August 2007 and August 2009, 18 patients underwent conchal cartilage extension grafting to correct alar retraction...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895556/neurosensory-differentiation-and-innervation-patterning-in-the-human-fetal-vestibular-end-organs-between-the-gestational-weeks-8-12
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Lejo Johnson Chacko, Elisabeth J Pechriggl, Helga Fritsch, Helge Rask-Andersen, Michael J F Blumer, Anneliese Schrott-Fischer, Rudolf Glueckert
Balance orientation depends on the precise operation of the vestibular end organs and the vestibular ganglion neurons. Previous research on the assemblage of the neuronal network in the developing fetal vestibular organ has been limited to data from animal models. Insights into the molecular expression profiles and signaling moieties involved in embryological development of the human fetal inner ear have been limited. We present an investigation of the cells of the vestibular end organs with specific focus on the hair cell differentiation and innervation pattern using an uninterrupted series of unique specimens from gestational weeks 8-12...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894765/outcome-in-adults-with-anorectal-malformations-in-relation-to-modern-classification-which-patients-do-we-need-to-follow-beyond-childhood
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Johan Danielson, Urban Karlbom, Wilhelm Graf, Tomas Wester
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Knowledge about the functional outcome in adults with anorectal malformations is essential to organize structured transition to adult care for this patient group. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional outcome and quality of life in adults with anorectal malformations characterized according to the Krickenbeck classification. METHODS: Of 256 patients diagnosed with anorectal malformations at our institution in 1961-1993, 203 patients could be traced and were invited to participate in the study...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894374/autologous-intratympanic-blood-patch-for-presumed-perilymphatic-fistulas
#17
P K Foster
OBJECTIVE: To assess an alternative to bed rest and surgery for suspected perilymphatic fistulas using intratympanic blood injections. METHOD: A review was conducted of patients' history, physical and audiometric data, before and after treatment by intratympanic blood injections performed from 2009 to 2015. RESULTS: Twelve ears were identified, with trauma associated with air travel, water sports or nose blowing. Ten of these cases had hearing loss, six had vestibular symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891264/world-s-first-clinical-case-of-gene-activated-bone-substitute-application
#18
I Y Bozo, R V Deev, A Y Drobyshev, A A Isaev, I I Eremin
Treatment of patients with large bone defects is a complex clinical problem. We have initiated the first clinical study of a gene-activated bone substitute composed of the collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold and plasmid DNA encoding vascular endothelial growth factor. The first patient with two nonunions of previously reconstructed mandible was enrolled into the study. Scar tissues were excised; bone defects (5-14 mm) between the mandibular fragments and nonvascularized rib-bone autograft were filled in with the gene-activated bone substitute...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890767/implications-of-vestibular-schwannoma-consistency-analysis-of-140-cases-regarding-radiological-and-clinical-features
#19
Ahmed R Rizk, Abbas Adam, Isabel Gugel, Jens Schittenhelm, Marcos Tatagiba, Florian H Ebner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of vestibular schwannoma (VS) consistency on internal auditory canal (IAC) widening, MRI-appearance, presenting symptoms and facial nerve outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 140 consecutive patients presenting with unilateral VS who underwent surgical treatment in our Department. Operative videos were analyzed, and the tumors were classified into soft and firm according to the resectability with the ultrasonic aspirator at 40% power...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889628/effect-of-betel-nut-chewing-on-the-otolithic-reflex-system
#20
Chuan-Yi Lin, Yi-Ho Young
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of betel nut chewing on the otolithic reflex system. METHODS: Seventeen healthy volunteers without any experience of chewing betel nut (fresh chewers) and 17 habitual chewers underwent vital sign measurements, ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP), and cervical VEMP (cVEMP) tests prior to the study. Each subject then chewed two pieces of betel nut for 2min (dosing). The same paradigm was repeated immediately, 10min, and 20min after chewing...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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