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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330961/clinical-value-of-4-hour-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-3d-flair-mr-images-in-acute-vestibular-neuritis
#1
Hayoung Byun, Jae Ho Chung, Seung Hwan Lee, Chul Won Park, Dong Woo Park, Tae Yoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of 4-hour delayed-enhanced 3.0 Tesla three-dimensional (3D) fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in acute vestibular neuritis. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. METHODS: Twenty-nine vestibular neuritis patients were enrolled between January 2017 and June 2017. Vestibular function tests, comprising the caloric and video head impulse tests and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential measurements, were performed...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315178/utilization-of-nerve-integrity-monitor-for-promontory-stimulation-testing-prior-to-cochlear-implant
#2
Elizabeth A Kelly, Samuel Levine, Kristin E Gravel, Dianna L Hart, Tina Huang
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of a nerve integrity monitor as a tool for promontory stimulation testing in patients with profound sensorineural hearing loss considering cochlear implantation. PATIENTS: Adult patients considered for cochlear implantation with no auditory response on audiometric testing INTERVENTION:: Promontory stimulation testing using the nerve integrity monitor. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: By using a facial nerve stimulator and the nerve integrity monitor, transtympanic promontory stimulation testing was performed to assess auditory nerve function and determine candidacy for cochlear implantation...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305037/transauricular-vagus-nerve-stimulation-at-auricular-acupoints-kindey-co10-yidan-co11-liver-co12-and-shenmen-tf4-can-induce-auditory-and-limbic-cortices-activation-measured-by-fmri
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Liyan Peng, Ketao Mu, Aiguo Liu, Liangqiang Zhou, Yueyue Gao, Imrit Tejvansh Shenoy, Zhigang Mei, Qingguo Chen
The purpose of this study was to explore the central mechanism of transauricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) to human by fMRI and to find a suitable taVNS site for potential tinnitus treatment. 24 healthy subjects aged between 28 and 38 years were enrolled in the experiment. 8 subjects were stimulated in the auricular acupoints Kindey (CO10), Yidan (CO11), Liver (CO12) and Shenmen (TF4) in the left ear, 8 subjects were stimulated at the anterior wall of the auditory canal and left lower limb as an anterior stimulation group; 8 persons who were arranged in a sham group received taVNS at the left ear lobe and tail of the helix...
December 24, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298868/auditory-somatosensory-bimodal-stimulation-desynchronizes-brain-circuitry-to-reduce-tinnitus-in-guinea-pigs-and-humans
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Kendra L Marks, David T Martel, Calvin Wu, Gregory J Basura, Larry E Roberts, Kara C Schvartz-Leyzac, Susan E Shore
The dorsal cochlear nucleus is the first site of multisensory convergence in mammalian auditory pathways. Principal output neurons, the fusiform cells, integrate auditory nerve inputs from the cochlea with somatosensory inputs from the head and neck. In previous work, we developed a guinea pig model of tinnitus induced by noise exposure and showed that the fusiform cells in these animals exhibited increased spontaneous activity and cross-unit synchrony, which are physiological correlates of tinnitus. We delivered repeated bimodal auditory-somatosensory stimulation to the dorsal cochlear nucleus of guinea pigs with tinnitus, choosing a stimulus interval known to induce long-term depression (LTD)...
January 3, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298210/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-auditory-nerve
#5
Alan D Legatt
The electrocochleogram and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) are electrophysiologic signals used to assess the auditory nerve. The electrocohleogram includes the cochlear microphonic, the cochlear summating potential, and the eighth nerve compound action potential. It is used predominantly for hearing assessment and for diagnosis of Ménière disease and auditory neuropathy. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials are used for hearing assessment, diagnosis of dysfunction within the cochlea, the auditory nerve, and the brainstem auditory pathways up to the level of the mesencephalon, and intraoperative monitoring of these structures...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287891/characteristics-of-electrically-evoked-auditory-brainstem-responses-in-patients-with-cochlear-nerve-canal-stenosis-receiving-cochlear-implants
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Zhenxiao Wang, Yun Liu, Line Wang, Xixi Shen, Shuguang Han, Wei Wang, Fenqi Gao, Wenqi Liang, Kevin A Peng
OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of the electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (EABR) in children with cochlear nerve canal stenosis (CNCs) following cochlear implantation (CI), and the EABR thresholds in children with stenotic versus normal cochlear nerve canals. METHOD: Sixteen children with profound sensorineural hearing loss were included in this study: 8 with CNCs (CNCs group) and 8 with normal cochlear nerve canals (control group). All children underwent cochlear implantation with full insertion of all electrodes...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279723/diagnostics-and-therapy-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#7
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Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas (VS) expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100,000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
2017: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276975/non-tip-auditory-nerve-responses-that-are-suppressed-by-low-frequency-bias-tones-originate-from-reticular-lamina-motion
#8
Hui Nam, John J Guinan
Recent cochlear mechanical measurements show that active processes increase the motion response of the reticular lamina (RL) at frequencies more than an octave below the local characteristic frequency (CF) for CFs above 5 kHz. A possible correlate is that in high-CF (>5 kHz) auditory-nerve (AN) fibers, responses to frequencies 1-3 octaves below CF ("tail" frequencies) can be inhibited by medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferents. These results indicate that active processes enhance the sensitivity of tail-frequency RL and AN responses...
December 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241172/neurophysiological-monitoring-and-awake-craniotomy-for-resection-of-intracranial-gliomas
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Taiichi Saito, Manabu Tamura, Mikhail F Chernov, Soko Ikuta, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takashi Maruyama
Aggressive resection of intracranial gliomas has a positive impact on patients' prognosis, but is associated with a risk of neurological complications. For preservation of brain functions and avoidance of major postoperative morbidity various methods of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring have been introduced into clinical practice. At present, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), motor evoked potentials (MEP), visual evoked potentials (VEP), brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP), and electrocorticography (ECoG) are used routinely during neurosurgical procedures...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235497/pharmacological-modulation-of-kv3-1-mitigates-auditory-midbrain-temporal-processing-deficits-following-auditory-nerve-damage
#10
Anna R Chambers, Nadia Pilati, Pooja Balaram, Charles H Large, Leonard K Kaczmarek, Daniel B Polley
Higher stages of central auditory processing compensate for a loss of cochlear nerve synapses by increasing the gain on remaining afferent inputs, thereby restoring firing rate codes for rudimentary sound features. The benefits of this compensatory plasticity are limited, as the recovery of precise temporal coding is comparatively modest. We reasoned that persistent temporal coding deficits could be ameliorated through modulation of voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels that regulate temporal firing patterns...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234270/mouse-panx1-is-dispensable-for-hearing-acquisition-and-auditory-function
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Veronica Zorzi, Fabiola Paciello, Gaia Ziraldo, Chiara Peres, Flavia Mazzarda, Chiara Nardin, Miriam Pasquini, Francesco Chiani, Marcello Raspa, Ferdinando Scavizzi, Andrea Carrer, Giulia Crispino, Catalin D Ciubotaru, Hannah Monyer, Anna R Fetoni, Anna M Salvatore, Fabio Mammano
Panx1 forms plasma membrane channels in brain and several other organs, including the inner ear. Biophysical properties, activation mechanisms and modulators of Panx1 channels have been characterized in detail, however the impact of Panx1 on auditory function is unclear due to conflicts in published results. To address this issue, hearing performance and cochlear function of the Panx1-/- mouse strain, the first with a reported global ablation of Panx1, were scrutinized. Male and female homozygous (Panx1-/-), hemizygous (Panx1+/-) and their wild type (WT) siblings (Panx1+/+) were used for this study...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230542/secondary-intracranial-hypertension-pseudotumor-cerebri-presenting-as-post-traumatic-headache-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-series
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Tonia Sabo, Charlene Supnet, Sushmita Purkayastha
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema peaks 36-72 h after moderate traumatic brain injury but thought to be uncommon after mild traumatic brain injury. Post-traumatic headache can develop 48-72 h post-injury, perhaps reflecting the developing cerebral edema. Pseudotumor cerebri can result from various causes, including cerebral edema, and is characterized by increased intracranial pressure, headache, visual, and other common symptoms. Our objective was to report a phenotypically identifiable post-traumatic headache subtype...
December 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230011/pairing-sound-with-vagus-nerve-stimulation-modulates-cortical-synchrony-and-phase-coherence-in-tinnitus-an-exploratory-retrospective-study
#13
Sven Vanneste, Jeffrey Martin, Robert L Rennaker, Michael P Kilgard
Recent research has shown that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with tones or with rehabilitative training can help patients to achieve reductions in tinnitus perception or to expedite motor rehabilitation after suffering an ischemic stroke. The rationale behind this treatment is that VNS paired with experience can drive neural plasticity in a controlled and therapeutic direction. Since previous studies observed that gamma activity in the auditory cortex is correlated with tinnitus loudness, we assessed resting-state source-localized EEG before and after one to three months of VNS-tone pairing in chronic tinnitus patients...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227438/transcanal-transpromontorial-acoustic-neuroma-surgery-results-and-facial-nerve-outcomes
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Daniele Marchioni, Davide Soloperto, Barbara Masotto, Cristoforo Fabbris, Stefano De Rossi, Domenico Villari, Livio Presutti
BACKGROUND: Recently, the transcanal approach for the removal of acoustic neuromas has been introduced. Facial nerve (FN) preservation is one of the main challenges of this kind of surgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience in the surgical treatment of acoustic neuromas, focusing on the functional results of FN preservation after a transcanal approach. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was carried out on clinical data and videos from operations on 49 patients who underwent surgery with a totally transcanal exclusive endoscopic approach for Koos stage I-II lesions, or an enlarged transcanal transpromontorial approach for Koos stage II-III tumors, between March 2012 and February 2017...
December 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205455/the-middle-and-inner-ears-of-the-palaeogene-golden-mole-namachloris-a-comparison-with-extant-species
#15
Matthew J Mason, Nigel C Bennett, Martin Pickford
Many living species of golden moles (Chrysochloridae) have greatly enlarged middle ear ossicles, believed to be used in the detection of ground vibrations through inertial bone conduction. Other unusual features of chrysochlorids include internally coupled middle ear cavities and the loss of the tensor tympani muscle. Our understanding of the evolutionary history of these characteristics has been limited by the paucity of fossil evidence. In this article, we describe for the first time the exquisitely preserved middle and inner ears of Namachloris arenatans from the Palaeogene of Namibia, visualised using computed tomography, as well as ossicles attributed to this species...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201373/free-anterolateral-thigh-full-thickness-skin-flap-with-vascularized-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-for-the-reconstruction-of-facial-nerve-and-external-auditory-canal-after-the-resection-of-facial-nerve-schwannoma
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Ryo Karakawa, Mitsunaga Narushima, Shinya Ogishima, Hisako Hara, Shotaro Karino, Takuya Iida, Akinobu Kakigi, Isao Koshima
The complex reconstruction of nerves and soft tissue in the head and neck region is still challenging, especially in cases requiring external auditory canal reconstruction with facial nerve reconstruction. We report a case of left facial schwannoma extending into the external auditory canal beyond the tympanic membrane with facial paralysis in which the reconstruction of both the facial nerve and external auditory canal was successfully performed using an anterolateral thigh flap as a super-thin full-thickness skin flap, including vascularized lateral femoral cutaneous nerve...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197546/prevalence-of-arnold-nerve-reflex-in-adults-and-children-with-chronic-cough
#17
Peter V Dicpinigaitis, Ahmad Kantar, Oladunni Enilari, Francesco Paravati
BACKGROUND: Cough originates from stimulation of structures innervated by the vagus nerve, including the airways and distal esophagus. Arnold nerve reflex describes the induction of cough by stimulation of the external auditory canal, which is innervated by the auricular branch of the vagus. Historically, the prevalence of this reflex has been reported in the range of 2% to 3% on the basis of studies of outpatients in otolaryngology practices, but has not been investigated in healthy volunteers or in patients with chronic cough...
November 29, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189520/the-middle-ear-muscle-reflex-in-rat-developing-a-biomarker-of-auditory-nerve-degeneration
#18
Mark E Chertoff, Ashley Martz, Joey T Sakumura, Aryn M Kamerer, Francisco Diaz
OBJECTIVES: The long-term goal of this research is to determine whether the middle ear muscle reflex can be used to predict the number of healthy auditory nerve fibers in hearing-impaired ears. In this study, we develop a high-impedance source and an animal model of the middle ear muscle reflex and explore the influence of signal frequency and level on parameters of the reflex to determine an optimal signal to examine auditory nerve fiber survival. DESIGN: A high-impedance source was developed using a hearing aid receiver attached to a 0...
November 17, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187555/complementary-metrics-of-human-auditory-nerve-function-derived-from-compound-action-potentials
#19
Kelly C Harris, Kenneth I Vaden, Carolyn M McClaskey, James W Dias, Judy R Dubno
Declines in auditory nerve (AN) function contribute to suprathreshold auditory processing and communication deficits in individuals with normal hearing, hearing loss, hyperacusis, and tinnitus. Procedures to characterize AN loss or dysfunction in humans are limited. We report several novel complementary metrics using the compound action potential (CAP), a direct measure of summated AN activity. Together, these metrics may be used to characterize AN function noninvasively in humans. We examined how these metrics change with stimulus intensity, and interpreted these changes within a framework of known physiological properties of the basilar membrane and AN...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184482/identification-of-candidate-allosteric-modulators-of-the-m1-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-which-may-improve-vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-chronic-tinnitus
#20
Tijana Bojić, Vladimir R Perović, Milan Senćanski, Sanja Glišić
Chronic tinnitus is characterized by neuroplastic changes of the auditory cortex. A promising method for therapy of chronic tinnitus is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) combined with auditory stimulation. The principle of VNS is reversal of pathological neuroplastic changes of the auditory cortex toward physiological neural activity and synchronicity. The VNS mechanism of action in chronic tinnitus patients is prevailingly through the muscarinic neuromodulation of the auditory cortex by the activation of nc. basalis Meynerti...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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