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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109502/bilateral-cochlear-nerve-absence-in-a-3-year-old-child-with-vacterl-association
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Milan Rudić, Winson Wong, Stuart Viner, David Strachan, Christopher Raine
We report a case of a 3 year old boy with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss diagnosed from New Born Hearing Screening, with severe form of VACTERL association. He was referred to our Cochlear Implant Unit for assessment with regard to the possibility of cochlear implantation. MRI findings have showed bilateral vestibulocochlear cystic abnormalities. Only single nerve noted within the IAM on the right and likely single nerve within the IAM on the left. Hence, decision was made not to offer cochlear implantation...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109477/clinical-outcomes-following-cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-inner-ear-anomalies
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Amal Isaiah, Daniel Lee, Felicity Lenes-Voit, Melissa Sweeney, Walter Kutz, Brandon Isaacson, Peter Roland, Kenneth H Lee
OBJECTIVE: A significant proportion of children with congenital hearing loss who are candidates for cochlear implants (CIs) may have inner ear malformations (IEMs). Surgical and speech outcomes following CI in these children have not been widely reported. METHODS: The charts of children who were evaluated for a CI between 1/1/1986 and 12/31/2014 at a university-based tertiary level pediatric cochlear implant center were reviewed. Principal inclusion criteria included (i) age 1-18 years, (ii) history of bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, and (iii) limited benefit from binaural amplification...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108789/-surgical-indications-and-complications-management-in-vestibular-schwannoma
#3
S Rosahl, D Eßer
BACKGROUND: Recent surgical treatment concepts for patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) require an interdisciplinary approach as well as recognition and mastering of complications. OBJECTIVE: This paper provides an overview of indications, as well as possible options for function preservation and management of complications in the surgical resection of these tumors. METHODS: Up-to-date treatment concepts and surgical indications were differentiated according to size and extent of tumors...
January 20, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104407/metabotropic-glutamate-and-gaba-receptors-modulate-cellular-excitability-and-glutamatergic-transmission-in-chicken-cochlear-nucleus-angularis-neurons
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Wei Shi, Yong Lu
Neurons in the avian cochlear nucleus angularis (NA) receive glutamatergic input from the auditory nerve, and GABAergic input from the superior olivary nucleus. Physiologically heterogeneous, NA neurons perform multiple functions including encoding sound intensity information. Using in vitro whole-cell patch recordings from acute brain slices and immunohistochemistry staining, we investigated neuromodulation mediated by metabotropic glutamate and GABA receptors (mGluRs and GABABRs) in NA neurons. Based on their intrinsic firing patterns in response to somatic current injections, NA neurons were classified into one-spike (onset), damped, and tonic cells...
January 16, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099436/a-new-approach-to-model-pitch-perception-using-sparse-coding
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Oded Barzelay, Miriam Furst, Omri Barak
Our acoustical environment abounds with repetitive sounds, some of which are related to pitch perception. It is still unknown how the auditory system, in processing these sounds, relates a physical stimulus and its percept. Since, in mammals, all auditory stimuli are conveyed into the nervous system through the auditory nerve (AN) fibers, a model should explain the perception of pitch as a function of this particular input. However, pitch perception is invariant to certain features of the physical stimulus...
January 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087419/cochlear-synaptopathy-in-acquired-sensorineural-hearing-loss-manifestations-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
M Charles Liberman, Sharon G Kujawa
Common causes of hearing loss in humans - exposure to loud noise or ototoxic drugs and aging - often damage sensory hair cells, reflected as elevated thresholds on the clinical audiogram. Recent studies in animal models suggest, however, that well before this overt hearing loss can be seen, a more insidious, but likely more common, process is taking place that permanently interrupts synaptic communication between sensory inner hair cells and subsets of cochlear nerve fibers. The silencing of affected neurons alters auditory information processing, whether accompanied by threshold elevations or not, and is a likely contributor to a variety of perceptual abnormalities, including speech-in-noise difficulties, tinnitus and hyperacusis...
January 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087418/degeneration-of-auditory-nerve-fibers-in-guinea-pigs-with-severe-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Steven Kroon, Dyan Ramekers, Emma M Smeets, Ferry G J Hendriksen, Sjaak F L Klis, Huib Versnel
Damage to and loss of the organ of Corti leads to secondary degeneration of the spiral ganglion cell (SGC) somata of the auditory nerve. Extensively examined in animal models, this degeneration process of SGC somata following deafening is well known. However, degeneration of auditory nerve axons, which conduct auditory information towards the brainstem, and its relation to SGC soma degeneration are largely unknown. The consequences of degeneration of the axons are relevant for cochlear implantation, which is applied to a deafened system but depends on the condition of the auditory nerve...
January 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087093/audiologic-and-radiologic-findings-in-cochlear-hypoplasia
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Betul Cicek Cinar, Merve Ozbal Batuk, Emel Tahir, Gonca Sennaroglu, Levent Sennaroglu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study is to evaluate audiologic and radiologic findings of cochlear hypoplasia which is a subgroup of inner ear malformations. METHODS: This study was a prospective clinical study and based on voluntary participation from cases with cochlear hypoplasia diagnosis. The study was conducted at Hacettepe University, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Audiology. Subjects were selected from an inner ear malformations database...
January 10, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077712/changes-in-properties-of-auditory-nerve-synapses-following-conductive-hearing-loss
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Xiaowen Zhuang, Wei Sun, Matthew A Xu-Friedman
: Auditory activity plays an important role in the development of the auditory system. Decreased activity can result from conductive hearing loss (CHL) associated with otitis media, which may lead to long-term perceptual deficits. The effects of CHL have been mainly studied at later stages of the auditory pathway, but early stages remain less examined. However, changes in early stages could be important because they would affect how information about sounds is conveyed to higher-order areas for further processing and localization...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063006/therapeutic-value-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-promoting-neural-stem-cell-survival-and-differentiation-and-protecting-against-neuronal-hearing-loss
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Zhao Han, Cong-Pin Wang, Ning Cong, Yu-Yan Gu, Rui Ma, Fang-Lu Chi
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that modulates survival and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). We investigated the function of NGF in promoting growth and neuronal differentiation of NSCs isolated from mouse cochlear tissue, as well as its protective properties against gentamicin (GMC) ototoxicity. NSCs were isolated from the cochlea of mice and cultured in vitro. Effect of NGF on survival, neurosphere formation, and differentiation of the NSCs, as well as neurite outgrowth and neural excitability in the subsequent in vitro neuronal network, was examined...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060175/cochlear-nerve-deficiency-and-brain-abnormalities-in-pediatric-patients
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Thierry Morlet, Markian Pazuniak, Robert C O'Reilly, Vinay Kandula, Arabinda K Choudhary
HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the intracranial abnormalities present in children with cochlear nerve deficiency (CND), including abnormalities of other cranial nerves, and to describe their auditory abilities. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of CND has increased with the development of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There are varying degrees of CND from true aplasia to hypoplasia. The etiology of CND remains unclear and it may be associated with intracranial abnormalities in some instances...
January 4, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056182/noise-stress-induces-an-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-xeroderma-pigmentosum-a-response-in-the-auditory-nerve
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O'neil W Guthrie
In response to toxic stressors, cancer cells defend themselves by mobilizing one or more epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) cascades that employ xeroderma pigmentosum-A (XPA) to repair damaged genes. Recent experiments discovered that neurons within the auditory nerve exhibit basal levels of EGFR+XPA co-expression. This finding implied that auditory neurons in particular or neurons in general have the capacity to mobilize an EGFR+XPA defense. Therefore, the current study tested the hypothesis that noise stress would alter the expression pattern of EGFR/XPA within the auditory nerve...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054149/a-model-of-electrically-stimulated-auditory-nerve-fiber-responses-with-peripheral-and-central-sites-of-spike-generation
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Suyash Narendra Joshi, Torsten Dau, Bastian Epp
A computational model of cat auditory nerve fiber (ANF) responses to electrical stimulation is presented. The model assumes that (1) there exist at least two sites of spike generation along the ANF and (2) both an anodic (positive) and a cathodic (negative) charge in isolation can evoke a spike. A single ANF is modeled as a network of two exponential integrate-and-fire point-neuron models, referred to as peripheral and central axons of the ANF. The peripheral axon is excited by the cathodic charge, inhibited by the anodic charge, and exhibits longer spike latencies than the central axon; the central axon is excited by the anodic charge, inhibited by the cathodic charge, and exhibits shorter spike latencies than the peripheral axon...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048629/tu-h-campus-jep2-04-deriving-delivered-doses-to-assess-the-viability-of-2-5-mm-margins-in-head-and-neck-sbrt
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S Lin, Q Shang, S Pirozzi, A Godley
PURPOSE: To calculate the delivered dose for head and neck SBRT patients using pre-treatment images. This delivered dose was then used to determine the viability of 2.5 mm margins. METHODS: Daily cone beam CTs (CBCTs) were collected for 20 patients along with a planning CT, planned dose, and planning structures. The day 1 CBCT was aligned to the planning CT using the treatment shifts (six degrees of freedom) and then the dose and contours were transferred to the CBCT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039919/hearing-impairment-in-a-female-infant-with-interstitial-deletion-of-2q24-1q24-3
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Hiroaki Ono, Kenji Kurosawa, Nobuaki Wakamatsu, Shin Masuda
Patients with interstitial deletions in 2q24.1q24.3 are rarely reported. These patients manifest a variety of clinical features in addition to intellectual disability, depending on the size and location of the deletion. We report a female patient with interstitial deletion of 5.5 Mb in 2q24.1q24.3, who showed intrauterine growth retardation, hypotonia, global developmental delay, microcephaly, and characteristic facial appearance. In addition, she had hearing impairment, with no auditory brainstem response...
December 30, 2016: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034444/improvement-in-imaging-common-temporal-bone-pathologies-at-3-t-mri-small-structures-benefit-from-a-small-field-of-view
#16
M Schulze, K Reimann, A Seeger, U Klose, U Ernemann, T K Hauser
AIM: To compare image quality and evaluate its clinical importance in common temporal bone pathologies of a pTX-SPACE (parallel transmit [pTX] three-dimensional turbo spin-echo with variable flip angle [SPACE]) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence improved for spatial resolution to a standard-SPACE sequence exhibiting the same scan time at 3 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients were examined using a standard-SPACE and resolution improved pTX-SPACE sequence at 3 T MRI...
December 26, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012532/management-of-surgical-difficulties-during-cochlear-implant-with-inner-ear-anomalies
#17
Ahmad M Aldhafeeri, Abdulrahman A Alsanosi
OBJECTIVE: To review the difficulties that can occur during cochlear implant surgery in patients with inner ear abnormalities and the management thereof. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 316 patients who received cochlear implants was conducted. The data collected included the types of inner ear anomalies, intraoperative findings, and the clinical management strategies. A review of the literature was also performed. RESULTS: A total of 24 patients with inner ear malformations who underwent 28 total cochlear implant procedures were identified...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011083/impaired-auditory-processing-and-altered-structure-of-the-endbulb-of-held-synapse-in-mice-lacking-the-glua3-subunit-of-ampa-receptors
#18
Sofía García-Hernández, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, María E Rubio
AMPA glutamate receptor complexes with fast kinetics conferred by subunits like GluA3 and GluA4 are essential for temporal precision of synaptic transmission. The specific role of GluA3 in auditory processing and experience related changes in the auditory brainstem remain unknown. We investigated the role of the GluA3 in auditory processing by using wild type (WT) and GluA3 knockout (GluA3-KO) mice. We recorded auditory brainstem responses (ABR) to assess auditory function and used electron microscopy to evaluate the ultrastructure of the auditory nerve synapse on bushy cells (AN-BC synapse)...
February 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010677/cochlear-implantation-in-chronic-demyelinating-inflammatory-polyneuropathy
#19
Sarah E Mowry, Sarah King
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CDIP) with bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss who subsequently benefited from unilateral cochlear implantation. METHODS: case history review and review of the literature for the terms CDIP, hearing loss, cochleovestibular dysfunction, and cochlear implantation. RESULTS: A 49-year-old woman presented with bilateral rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) 1 month after an upper respiratory tract infection...
December 23, 2016: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007525/the-mammalian-cretaceous-cochlear-revolution
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REVIEW
Geoffrey A Manley
The hearing organs of amniote vertebrates show large differences in their size and structure between the species' groups. In spite of this, their performance in terms of hearing sensitivity and the frequency selectivity of auditory-nerve units shows unexpectedly small differences. The only substantial difference is that therian, defined as live-bearing, mammalian groups are able to hear ultrasonic frequencies (above 15-20 kHz), whereas in contrast monotreme (egg laying) mammals and all non-mammalian amniotes cannot...
December 19, 2016: Hearing Research
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