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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758555/sequential-motion-of-the-ossicular-chain-measured-by-laser-doppler-vibrometry
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Yasuomi Kunimoto, Kensaku Hasegawa, Shiro Arii, Hideyuki Kataoka, Hiroaki Yazama, Junko Kuya, Kazunori Fujiwara, Hiromi Takeuchi
OBJECTIVE: In order to help a surgeon make the best decision, a more objective method of measuring ossicular motion is required. METHODS: A laser Doppler vibrometer was mounted on a surgical microscope. To measure ossicular chain vibrations, eight patients with cochlear implants were investigated. To assess the motions of the ossicular chain, velocities at five points were measured with tonal stimuli of 1 and 3 kHz, which yielded reproducible results. The sequential amplitude change at each point was calculated with phase shifting from the tonal stimulus...
July 31, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751512/flat-panel-angiography-in-the-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-temporal-bone-assessment-of-image-quality-and-radiation-dose-compared-with-a-64-section-multisection-ct-scanner
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G Conte, E Scola, S Calloni, R Brambilla, M Campoleoni, L Lombardi, F Di Berardino, D Zanetti, L M Gaini, F Triulzi, C Sina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cross-sectional imaging of the temporal bone is challenging because of the complexity and small dimensions of the anatomic structures. We evaluated the role of flat panel angiography in the cross-sectional imaging of the temporal bone by comparing its image quality and radiation dose with a 64-section multisection CT scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected 29 multisection CT and 29 flat panel angiography images of normal whole-head temporal bones...
July 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717959/-development-and-validation-of-the-stapesplasty-outcome-test%C3%A2-25-spot-25
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S Lailach, T Schenke, I Baumann, H Walter, M Praetorius, T Beleites, T Zahnert, M Neudert
BACKGROUND: Otosclerosis affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Until now, measurements have only been performed using audiometric data or non-validated quality of life questionnaires. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop the first validated disease-specific HRQOL measuring instrument to determine HRQOL in otosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After sequential analysis and item reduction of the initial Stapesplasty Outcome Test 47 (SPOT-47), the SPOT-25 was validated prospectively on 52 otosclerosis patients undergoing stapes surgery...
July 17, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704897/comparison-of-free-beam-and-fiber-type-co2-laser-delivery-systems-in-stapes-surgery
#4
Mun Young Chang, Hyun Seok Choi, Sang-Youp Lee, Ja-Won Koo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A free-beam-type CO2 laser, which use a micromanipulator mounted on a microscope as the delivery system, has the merit of not being affected by hand tremor at the time of shooting. However, this delivery system has several disadvantages, including a restricted operation range and a risk of incorrect focusing. A fiber-type CO2 laser uses a hand-held delivery system and has the opposite merits and demerits. We compared the results of stapes surgery with free-beam and fiber type delivery systems...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684743/inner-ear-ossification-and-mineralization-kinetics-in-human-embryonic-development-microtomographic-and-histomorphological-study
#5
Céline Richard, Guillaume Courbon, Norbert Laroche, Jean Michel Prades, Laurence Vico, Luc Malaval
Little is known about middle and inner ear development during the second and third parts of human fetal life. Using ultra-high resolution Microcomputed Tomography coupled with bone histology, we performed the first quantitative middle and inner ear ossification/mineralization evaluation of fetuses between 17 and 39 weeks of gestational age. We show distinct ossification paces between ossicles, with a belated development of the stapes. A complete cochlear bony covering is observed within the time-frame of the onset of hearing, whereas distinct time courses of ossification for semicircular canal envelopes are observed in relation to the start of vestibular functions...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680491/relation-between-ossicular-erosion-and-destruction-of-facial-and-lateral-semicircular-canals-in-chronic-otitis-media
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Suphi Bulğurcu, İlker Burak Arslan, Bünyamin Dikilitaş, İbrahim Çukurova
Introduction  Chronic otitis media can cause multiple middle ear pathogeneses. The surgeon should be aware of relation between ossicular chain erosion and other destructions because of the possibility of complications. Objective  This study aimed to investigate the rates of ossicular erosion in cases of patients with and without facial nerve canal destruction, who had undergone mastoidectomy due to chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma. Methods  We retrospectively analyzed three hundred twenty-seven patients who had undergone tympanomastoidectomy between April 2008 and February 2014...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666703/a-comparative-study-of-med-el-fmt-attachment-to-the-long-process-of-the-incus-in-intact-middle-ears-and-its-attachment-to-disarticulated-stapes-head
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Tao Chen, Liu-Jie Ren, Dong-Ming Yin, Jia Li, Lin Yang, Pei-Dong Dai, Tian-Yu Zhang
The Vibrant Soundbridge(©) (VSB) active middle-ear implant provides an effective treatment for mild-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss in the case of normal middle ear anatomy and mixed hearing loss in middle ear malformation. The VSB floating mass transducer (FMT), with proper couplers, can be installed on various structures of the ossicular chain, e.g., the short and long process of the incus, the stapes head, and the stapes footplate. A long process (LP) coupler is most commonly used for FMT attachment to the long process of the incus with intact ossicular chain, while CliP and Bell couplers are two standardized and reliable methods for FMT attachment to the stapes head with missing incus and malleus...
June 23, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657955/the-hannover-coupler-controlled-static-prestress-in-round-window-stimulation-with-the-floating-mass-transducer
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Mathias Müller, Rolf Salcher, Thomas Lenarz, Hannes Maier
INTRODUCTION: Stimulation of the cochlear round window (RW) with the floating mass transducer (FMT) still suffers from large variation in clinical outcomes. Beside the geometric mismatch between RW and FMT diameter that is a known limiting factor in achieving optimal coupling between actuator and RW membrane, the applied static force between FMT and RW is usually undefined. In this study, the feasibility and efficacy of a specially designed FMT coupler permitting application of static preloads to the RW membrane to optimize FMT-RW coupling was investigated...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
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Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
August 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609794/-destruction-of-microsurgical-devices-by-sterilisation
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Raphaela Berto, Jürgen Strutz
Hospital facilities issue numerous risk announcements on corrosion, deformation or premature wearout of medical devices every year. As there is yet little data on the impact of reprocessing on the quality and durability of microsurgical instruments, this paper aims at evaluating the effects of the reprocessing on microsurgical instruments. Material and Methods 22 brand new microsurgical instruments for stapes surgery were being reprocessed 30 times without being used for surgery or other purposes in the interim time...
June 13, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604579/how-to-avoid-a-learning-curve-in-stapedotomy-a-standardized-surgical-technique
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Pingling Kwok, Otto Gleich, Katharina Dalles, Elisabeth Mayr, Peter Jacob, Jürgen Strutz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, whether a learning curve for beginners in stapedotomy can be avoided by using a prosthesis with thermal memory-shape attachment in combination with a standardized laser-assisted surgical technique. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifty-eight ears were operated by three experienced surgeons and compared with a group of 12 cases operated by a beginner in stapedotomy...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601531/sheep-as-a-large-animal-ear-model-middle-ear-ossicular-velocities-and-intracochlear-sound-pressure
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Dominik Péus, Ivo Dobrev, Lukas Prochazka, Konrad Thoele, Adrian Dalbert, Andreas Boss, Nicolas Newcomb, Rudolf Probst, Christof Röösli, Jae Hoon Sim, Alexander Huber, Flurin Pfiffner
Animals are frequently used for the development and testing of new hearing devices. Dimensions of the middle ear and cochlea differ significantly between humans and commonly used animals, such as rodents or cats. The sheep cochlea is anatomically more like the human cochlea in size and number of turns. This study investigated the middle-ear ossicular velocities and intracochlear sound pressure (ICSP) in sheep temporal bones, with the aim of characterizing the sheep as an experimental model for implantable hearing devices...
August 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598950/drill-induced-cochlear-injury-during-otologic-surgery-intracochlear-pressure-evidence-of-acoustic-trauma
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Renee M Banakis Hartl, Jameson K Mattingly, Nathaniel T Greene, Nyssa F Farrell, Samuel P Gubbels, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Drilling on the incus produces intracochlear pressure changes comparable to pressures created by high-intensity acoustic stimuli. BACKGROUND: New-onset sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) following mastoid surgery can occur secondary to inadvertent drilling on the ossicular chain. To investigate this, we test the hypothesis that high sound pressure levels are generated when a high-speed drill contacts the incus. METHODS: Human cadaveric heads underwent mastoidectomy, and fiber-optic sensors were placed in scala tympani and vestibuli to measure intracochlear pressures (PIC)...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590999/surgical-management-of-a-persistent-stapedial-artery-a-review
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Thadé Pieter Marie Goderie, Waiel Hussain Fadhlallah Alkhateeb, Conrad Frits Smit, Erik Frans Hensen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome and per- and postoperative complications of the surgical management of patients with a persistent stapedial artery (PSA). METHODS: A systemic literature search for reports on patients treated for pulsatile tinnitus and/or conductive hearing loss caused by a PSA was conducted of the PubMed and Embase databases using the terms "stapedial" and "artery." Inclusion criteria were adequate description of the intervention and pre- and postoperative signs and symptoms...
July 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573817/imaging-of-labyrinthine-fistula-after-repair-with-bone-pate
#15
Jeffrey T Vrabec
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To demonstrate imaging of labyrinthine fistula due to cholesteatoma and illustrate outcome following repair with bone pate. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Patients with labyrinthine fistula due to cholesteatoma were identified, and pre- and postoperative imaging was assessed. Method of repair was recorded. The fistula site was examined for patency and bone density after repair. RESULTS: Twenty-nine fistulae were seen in a cohort of 375 cholesteatoma cases (8%)...
June 2, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570420/semicircular-canal-pressure-changes-during-high-intensity-acoustic-stimulation
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Anne K Maxwell, Renee M Banakis Hartl, Nathaniel T Greene, Victor Benichoux, Jameson K Mattingly, Stephen P Cass, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Acoustic stimulation generates measurable sound pressure levels in the semicircular canals. BACKGROUND: High-intensity acoustic stimuli can cause hearing loss and balance disruptions. To examine the propagation of acoustic stimuli to the vestibular end-organs, we simultaneously measured fluid pressure in the cochlea and semicircular canals during both air- and bone-conducted sound presentation. METHODS: Five full-cephalic human cadaveric heads were prepared bilaterally with a mastoidectomy and extended facial recess...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566723/requirement-for-jagged1-notch2-signaling-in-patterning-the-bones-of-the-mouse-and-human-middle-ear
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Camilla S Teng, Hai-Yun Yen, Lindsey Barske, Bea Smith, Juan Llamas, Neil Segil, John Go, Pedro A Sanchez-Lara, Robert E Maxson, J Gage Crump
Whereas Jagged1-Notch2 signaling is known to pattern the sensorineural components of the inner ear, its role in middle ear development has been less clear. We previously reported a role for Jagged-Notch signaling in shaping skeletal elements derived from the first two pharyngeal arches of zebrafish. Here we show a conserved requirement for Jagged1-Notch2 signaling in patterning the stapes and incus middle ear bones derived from the equivalent pharyngeal arches of mammals. Mice lacking Jagged1 or Notch2 in neural crest-derived cells (NCCs) of the pharyngeal arches display a malformed stapes...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561306/stapes-prosthesis-length-and-hearing-outcomes
#18
Qasim Husain, Kenny F Lin, Samuel H Selesnick
OBJECTIVES: First, to determine if prosthesis length plays a role in optimizing successful hearing outcomes in stapedotomy surgery; and second, to determine if patient factors such as height are correlated with prosthesis length. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing stapedotomy surgeries with adequate follow up. Length of prosthesis, pre-/postoperative audiograms, and follow-up data were obtained...
May 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558458/-clinical-characteristics-in-children-with-cleft-palate-associated-with-middle-ear-cholesteatoma
#19
Y Yang, M Chen, J S Hao, W Liu, J Zhang
Objective: To summarize the characteristics of children diagnosed as cleft palate associated with middle ear cholesteatoma. Methods: There were five middle ear cholesteatoma cases who had previously received cleft palate repairment surgery. All of the patients were followed up for 17 to 47 months. Median follow-up time was 31 months. Results: There were three males and two females with three to eleven years old , and the average of age was seven years and ten months. The time of cleft palate repairment surgery was from six months to four years, and the average age was one year and nine months...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555596/comparative-analysis-of-laser-and-non-laser-stapes-surgeries
#20
Li Jun Du, Hua Gong Gao, Jun Tong, Wen Wen Chen, Liang Shan, Xun Hua Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to observe differences in the efficacy of laser and surgical treatments of middle-ear conductive hearing loss (MECHL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 276 ears of 267 patients with MECHL were divided into laser (n=172) and surgical (n=104) treatment groups according to the treatment method. Changes in the air-bone gap (ABG) after treatment and at the time of final follow-up were compared. An ABG value <20 dB was defined as effective and an ABG value <10 dB, significantly effective...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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