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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151457/effectiveness-of-stapedotomy-in-improving-hearing-sensitivity-for-53-otosclerotic-patients-retrospective-review
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Farid Alzhrani, Mohammad M Mokhatrish, Murad O Al-Momani, Hassan Alshehri, Abdulrahman Hagr, Soha N Garadat
BACKGROUND: Otosclerosis is a common cause of progressive hearing impairment that causes fixation of the stapes. Surgical intervention is the preferred treatment approach to ameliorate the conductive hearing loss associated with stapedial otosclerosis. However, given that it is a difficult and delicate procedure, the surgery may fail for a number of reasons. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate the success rate of the surgical approach used in each regional center. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of stapedotomy in improving hearing sensitivity for otosclerotic patients at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Riyadh...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122097/anomalous-stapes-in-down-syndrome
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Daniel T Ginat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117786/dissection-of-the-auditory-bulla-in-postnatal-mice-isolation-of-the-middle-ear-bones-and-histological-analysis
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Ayako Sakamoto, Yukiko Kuroda, Sho Kanzaki, Koichi Matsuo
In most mammals, auditory ossicles in the middle ear, including the malleus, incus and stapes, are the smallest bones. In mice, a bony structure called the auditory bulla houses the ossicles, whereas the auditory capsule encloses the inner ear, namely the cochlea and semicircular canals. Murine ossicles are essential for hearing and thus of great interest to researchers in the field of otolaryngology, but their metabolism, development, and evolution are highly relevant to other fields. Altered bone metabolism can affect hearing function in adult mice, and various gene-deficient mice show changes in morphogenesis of auditory ossicles in utero...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109505/results-of-vsb-implantation-at-the-short-process-of-the-incus-in-children-with-ear-atresia
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Charlotte Célérier, Briac Thierry, Cyrille Coudert, Marion Blanchard, Natalie Loundon, Erea Noel Garabédian, Françoise Denoyelle
OBJECTIVE(S): To describe a new and more simple surgical procedure for implanting the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) on the short process of the incus in children with ear atresia and atretic plate and present the audiometric results. METHODS: Since 2014, pre- and post-operative audiometric tests with tonal and vocal audiometryat the maximal follow up, respectively 33, 22 and 12 months were performed after VSB implantation at the ENT department, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079680/middle-ear-sound-transmission-under-normal-damaged-repaired-and-reconstructed-conditions
#5
Wei Dong, Ying Tian, Xin Gao, Timothy T K Jung
HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that current clinical treatment strategies for the disarticulated or eroded incus have the effect of combining the incus and stapes of the human middle ear (ME) into one rigid structure, which, while capable of adequately transmitting lower-frequency sounds, fails for higher frequencies. BACKGROUND: ME damage causes conductive hearing loss (CHL) and while great progress has been made in repairing or reconstructing damaged MEs, the outcomes are often far from ideal...
January 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068300/early-postoperative-imaging-of-the-labyrinth-by-cone-beam-ct-after-stapes-surgery-for-otosclerosis-with-correlation-to-audiovestibular-outcome
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Aurélie Vandevoorde, Marc T Williams, Elsa Ukkola-Pons, Mary Daval, Denis Ayache
BACKGROUND: Sensorineural complications of stapes surgery are rare but potentially serious. Imaging is usually performed to identify an underlying cause, such as excessive intravestibular penetration of the prosthesis or pneumolabyrinth suggesting perilymphatic fistula. Unfortunately, there is very little data in an unselected series of uneventful patients.The aim of this study was to analyze the depth of prosthesis penetration within the vestibule and the rate of pneumolabyrinth the day or the day after the procedure by performing a cone beam computed tomography of the temporal bone in a cohort of unselected patients, and to correlate imaging findings to clinical outcome...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060022/otosclerosis-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#7
Lora Batson, Denise Rizzolo
Otosclerosis is a complex and progressive disease of pathological bone remodeling that affects the otic capsule of the temporal bone, resulting in hearing loss. Although traditional diagnostic methods are still used, improvements in technology and research have paved the way for additional diagnostic techniques and advancements. The traditional treatment of otosclerosis, stapes surgery, is now being augmented or replaced by innovations in hearing aid technology and cochlear implants. Earlier diagnosis of otosclerosis can occur through understanding of the cause, risk factors, and current diagnostic testing...
February 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050646/gentamicin-applied-to-the-oval-window-suppresses-vestibular-function-in-guinea-pigs
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E B King, R K Shepherd, D J Brown, J B Fallon
Intratympanic gentamicin therapy is widely used clinically to treat the debilitating symptoms of Ménière's disease. Cochleotoxicity is an undesirable potential side effect of the treatment and the risk of hearing loss increases proportionately with gentamicin concentration in the cochlea. It has recently been shown that gentamicin is readily absorbed through the oval window in guinea pigs. The present study uses quantitative functional measures of vestibular and cochlea function to investigate the efficacy of treating the vestibule by applying a small volume of gentamicin onto the stapes footplate in guinea pigs...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040016/quasilinear-reflection-as-a-possible-mechanism-for-suppressor-induced-otoacoustic-emission
#9
Yi-Wen Liu, Tzu-Chi Liu
A frequency-domain iterative approach is developed to compute the change in characteristic impedance in the cochlea due to the presence of a suppressor tone. Based on this approach, a small transient wave passing by the best place (BP) of the suppressor is predicted to be partially reflected because of the suppressor-induced impedance variation. This computational approach is tested on a nonlinear model of cochlear mechanics [Liu, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 136, 1788-1796 (2014)]. When a 9-kHz suppressor at 60 dB sound pressure level is delivered to the model, the characteristic impedance decreases by ∼20% near its BP...
December 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031153/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999999/cartilage-island-on-stapes-autologous-porp-in-the-hypoventilated-middle-ear
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Jeanette Hess-Erga, Bart Lambertus Henricus Jozef Engelen, Flemming Slinning Vassbotn
The most common technique in sound restoration of the middle ear is prosthetic surgery. Hypoventilation of the middle ear may cause adhesive otitis or atelectasis resulting in a higher risk of prosthetic extrusion rate and recurrence of the underlying cholesteatoma. We report long-term results using an island of tragal cartilage as an autologous PORP in selected patients with poor middle ear ventilation. Retrospective chart reviews were performed for procedures involving 52 patients between year 2000 and 2009...
December 20, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989383/dynamic-property-changes-in-stapedial-annular-ligament-associated-with-acute-otitis-media-in-the-chinchilla
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Brooke M Hitt, Xuelin Wang, Rong Z Gan
Located at the end of the ossicular chain, the stapedial annular ligament (SAL) serves as a closed yet mobile boundary between the cochlear fluid and stapes footplate. It is unclear how SAL properties change with acute otitis media (AOM). This paper reports the measurements of SAL dynamic properties in chinchilla AOM model using dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) and frequency-temperature superposition (FTS) principle. AOM was analyzed in two infection groups: 4 days (4D) and 8 days (8D) post induction. SAL specimens were measured using DMA at three temperatures: 5, 25, and 37°C...
February 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926945/ear-structures-of-the-naked-mole-rat-heterocephalus-glaber-and-its-relatives-rodentia-bathyergidae
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Matthew J Mason, Hannah L Cornwall, Ewan St J Smith
Although increasingly popular as a laboratory species, very little is known about the peripheral auditory system of the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber. In this study, middle and inner ears of naked mole-rats of a range of ages were examined using micro-computed tomography and dissection. The ears of five other bathyergid species (Bathyergus suillus, Cryptomys hottentotus, Fukomys micklemi, Georychus capensis and Heliophobius argenteocinereus) were examined for comparative purposes. The middle ears of bathyergids show features commonly found in other members of the Ctenohystrica rodent clade, including a fused malleus and incus, a synovial stapedio-vestibular articulation and the loss of the stapedius muscle...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915026/effects-of-model-definitions-and-parameter-values-in-finite-element-modeling-of-human-middle-ear-mechanics
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Daniel De Greef, Felipe Pires, Joris J J Dirckx
BACKGROUND: Despite continuing advances in finite element software, the realistic simulation of middle ear response under acoustic stimulation continues to be challenging. One reason for this is the wide range of possible choices that can be made during the definition of a model. Therefore, an explorative study of the relative influences of some of these choices is potentially very helpful. METHOD: Three finite element models of the human middle ear were constructed, based on high-resolution micro-computed tomography scans from three different human temporal bones...
December 1, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909837/simultaneous-intracochlear-pressure-measurements-from-two-cochlear-locations-propagation-of-distortion-products-in-gerbil
#15
Wei Dong
Sound energy propagates in the cochlea through a forward-traveling or slow wave supported by the cochlear partition and fluid inertia. Additionally, cochlear models support traveling wave propagation in the reverse direction as the expected mechanism for conveying otoacoustic emissions out of the cochlea. Recently, however, this hypothesis has been questioned, casting doubt on the process by which otoacoustic emissions travel back out through the cochlea. The proposed alternative reverse travel path for emissions is directly through the fluids of the cochlea as a compression pressure in the form of a fast wave...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895001/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
#16
Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863625/facial-nerve-stimulation-following-cochlear-implantation-for-x-linked-stapes-gusher-syndrome-leading-to-identification-of-a-novel-pou3f4-mutation
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Jacob L Wester, Catherine Merna, Kevin A Peng, Rebecca Lewis, Ali R Sepahdari, Gail Ishiyama, Kumiko Hosokawa, Kozo Kumakawa, Akira Ishiyama
We report a case of a nine-year-old male who presented with facial nerve stimulation four years after cochlear implantation. Computed tomography was performed revealing a dilated internal auditory meatus and the cochlear implant electrode was found to be protruding into the fallopian canal at the level of the geniculate ganglion. Subsequent genetic analysis demonstrated X-linked deafness type 2 (DFNX2) caused by a novel c.769C > T nucleotide change in the POU domain, class 3, transcription factor 4 gene (POU3F4)...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861302/steerable-robot-assisted-micromanipulation-in-the-middle-ear-preliminary-feasibility-evaluation
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Rashid Yasin, Brendan P O'Connell, Haoran Yu, Jacob B Hunter, George B Wanna, Alejandro Rivas, Nabil Simaan
HYPOTHESIS: The use of a robotic manipulator with a dexterously orientable gripper will expand the ability of middle ear surgeons to perform precise tasks and access otherwise challenging anatomic regions. BACKGROUND: Middle ear surgery presents unique challenges because of the constrained operative space and limited access to certain anatomic regions. METHODS: A custom-designed robot with a sideways-reaching gripper was used to evaluate feasibility of manipulation tasks in different middle-ear anatomical zones...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855986/human-cochlear-hydrodynamics-a-high-resolution-%C3%AE-ct-based-finite-element-study
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Annalisa De Paolis, Hirobumi Watanabe, Jeremy T Nelson, Marom Bikson, Mark Packer, Luis Cardoso
Measurements of perilymph hydrodynamics in the human cochlea are scarce, being mostly limited to the fluid pressure at the basal or apical turn of the scalae vestibuli and tympani. Indeed, measurements of fluid pressure or volumetric flow rate have only been reported in animal models. In this study we imaged the human ear at 6.7 and 3-µm resolution using µCT scanning to produce highly accurate 3D models of the entire ear and particularly the cochlea scalae. We used a contrast agent to better distinguish soft from hard tissues, including the auditory canal, tympanic membrane, malleus, incus, stapes, ligaments, oval and round window, scalae vestibule and tympani...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833873/pre-operative-indicators-of-ossicular-necrosis-in-tubotympanic-csom
#20
Celina Lovely Jayakumar, Leeberk R Inbaraj, George J O Pinto
Ossicular necrosis and erosion is commonly seen in CSOM with cholesteatoma but can also occur in tubotympanic CSOM. This usually comes as a surprise during surgery. Preoperative knowledge of ossicular necrosis helps the surgeon to be better prepared for the surgery and ossicular construction if required. Hence, this study is intended to identify the pre-operative indicators of ossicular necrosis. This cross sectional study was conducted in Father Muller Medical College in Mangalore. Sixty nine consecutive patients with tubotympanic CSOM underwent a detailed clinical examination with pure tone audiometry and subsequently tympanoplasty with or without cortical mastoidectomy...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
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