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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245173/patient-perception-of-disease-related-symptoms-and-complications-in-relapsing-polychondritis
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Marcela A Ferrada, Peter C Grayson, Shubhasree Banerjee, Keith Sikora, Robert Colbert, Ninet Sinaii, James D Katz
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient-reported symptoms and burden of disease in relapsing polychondritis (RP). METHODS: Patients with RP completed a disease-specific online survey to identify symptoms attributed to illness. Patients were divided into subgroups based upon presence or absence of ear/nose, airway, or joint involvement. Pathway to diagnosis, treatment, and disease-related complications were assessed within each subgroup. RESULTS: Data from 304 respondents were included in this analysis...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242787/foot-deformities-in-hajdu-cheney-syndrome-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ashish B Shah, Breann K Tisano, Osama Elattar, Jackson Rucker Staggers, Sameer Naranje
Introduction: Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by acroosteolysis, wormian skull bones with persistent skull sutures, premature loss of teeth, micrognathia, short stature, hypermobility of the joints, neurologic manifestations such as basilar invagination with subsequent paresthesia, hearing loss, and speech alterations, and osteoporosis with tendency to pathologic fractures of long bones and vertebrae as well as painful hands and feet. Very few cases have been earlier reported in the literature...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238689/baha-attract-our-experience
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Hetal Marfatia, Keya Shah, Sheetal Shelke, Kartik Krishnan
In this study, we have highlighted our experience with a new transcutaneous bone conduction hearing device, the Baha Attract System along with finer details on its surgical technique, some challenges faced intraoperatively and the surgical outcome. This study was carried out in our tertiary care hospital over the last 1 year. Our study included the first 4 patients, all of which were males; with a mean age of 13.25 years in whom the new Baha Attract System was used. The mean air-bone gap was 48 dB. Bone smoothening around the implant was needed in 2 patients...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238678/a-study-of-effect-of-consanguinity-on-cochlear-morphology-in-patients-with-congenital-bilateral-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#4
Y Kavitha, K Sabarigirish, Upendra Kumar Joish, Sanjeev Saxena, Angshuman Dutta
Consanguinity has been considered as one of the risk factors predisposing to the development of congenital hearing loss. Effect of consanguinity on cochlear morphology has been subject of speculation, though many studies have provided insight into functional aspect of cochlea. This study was conducted to know the effect of consanguinity on cochlear morphology, if any. A prospective, observational study, including prelingually deaf children with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss who are registered as candidates for cochlear implantation at a tertiary care centre, was conducted...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238674/incidence-and-preoperative-predictive-indicators-of-incudal-necrosis-in-csom-a-prospective-study-in-a-tertiary-care-centre
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Piyush Tripathi, Shivani Nautiyal
Both type of CSOM, tubotympanic which is considered safe as well as atticoantral which is considered unsafe may lead to erosion of the ossicular chain. Discontinuity of the ossicular chain is typically confirmed only during an operation. Knowing before surgery whether the patient has an ossicular discontinuity is important because it allows the surgeon to know the possibility of performing an ossiculoplasty and obtaining patient consent. The aims is to (1) study the incidence of incus necrosis in safe and unsafe CSOM...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238582/inferior-colliculus-syndrome-clinical-magnetic-resonance-microscopy-anatomic-analysis-on-a-7-t-system
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Ingrid L Kwee, Hitoshi Matsuzawa, Kazunori Nakada, Yukihiko Fujii, Tsutomu Nakada
We performed detailed structural analysis of a case of a unilateral lesion of the inferior colliculus using magnetic resonance microscopy on a 7 T system. A 36-year-old right-handed man had an intracerebral hemorrhage circumscribed to the right inferior colliculus. Following recovery from the acute phase, he had only residual left ear tinnitus and left trochlear palsy and no hearing loss. Microscopic imaging analysis on a 7 T magnetic resonance imaging system demonstrated a chronic lesion confined primarily to the right central nucleus of the inferior colliculus...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237334/the-association-between-cognitive-performance-and-speech-in-noise-perception-for-adult-listeners-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adam Dryden, Harriet A Allen, Helen Henshaw, Antje Heinrich
Published studies assessing the association between cognitive performance and speech-in-noise (SiN) perception examine different aspects of each, test different listeners, and often report quite variable associations. By examining the published evidence base using a systematic approach, we aim to identify robust patterns across studies and highlight any remaining gaps in knowledge. We limit our assessment to adult unaided listeners with audiometric profiles ranging from normal hearing to moderate hearing loss...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237333/predictors-of-entering-a-hearing-aid-evaluation-period-a-prospective-study-in-older-hearing-help-seekers
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Marieke Pronk, Dorly J H Deeg, Niek J Versfeld, Martijn W Heymans, Graham Naylor, Sophia E Kramer
This study aimed to determine the predictors of entering a hearing aid evaluation period (HAEP) using a prospective design drawing on the health belief model and the transtheoretical model. In total, 377 older persons who presented with hearing problems to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist ( n = 110) or a hearing aid dispenser ( n = 267) filled in a baseline questionnaire. After 4 months, it was determined via a telephone interview whether or not participants had decided to enter a HAEP. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were applied to determine which baseline variables predicted HAEP status...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236904/retrocochlear-impairments-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report-study
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Julia de Souza Pinto Valente, Ana Paula Corona
PURPOSE: To report three cases of patients with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) and retrocochlear impairments. METHODS: This is a case report of three individuals with SSc and retrocochlear impairments assisted at a rheumatology outpatient clinic. All individuals underwent Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAEP) and, when necessary, audiometry. RESULTS: All three individuals presented sensorineural hearing loss. Although no retrocochlear impairment was identified in the basic audiologic evaluation, the BAEP results were altered...
December 7, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236878/analysis-of-possible-factors-of-vocal-interference-during-the-teaching-activity
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Bárbara Gabriela Silva, Tiago Visacre Chammas, Marcia Simões Zenari, Renata Rodrigues Moreira, Alessandra Giannella Samelli, Kátia Nemr
OBJECTIVE: To measure the risk of dysphonia in teachers, as well as investigate whether the perceptual-auditory and acoustic aspects of the voice of teachers in situations of silence and noise, the signal-to-noise ratio, and the noise levels in the classroom are associated with the presence of dysphonia. METHODS: This is an observational cross-sectional research with 23 primary and secondary school teachers from a private school in the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil, divided into the groups without dysphonia and with dysphonia...
December 11, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236273/prognosticating-hearing-outcome-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-by-means-of-otoacoustic-emissions-and-auditory-brainstem-response
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Masoud Motasaddi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Ashtiani, Shahin Bastaninejad, Sasan Dabiri Satri, Sevil Nasirmohtaram, Nourullah Agha Ebrahimi
This is an analytic-descriptive study, parallel with a randomized, controlled trial performed at Amir'Alam Hospital, a tertiary referral center, with the aim of evaluating the correlation between otoacoustic emission (OAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) findings with hearing outcome after treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Sixty patients with idiopathic SSNHL who presented to the emergency services and otology clinics between 2012 and 2014, and whose symptoms had begun <10 days previously, enrolled in this study...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236127/-basic-knowledge-on-the-efficacy-of-hearing-aids-depending-on-the-type-of-hearing-impairment-for-ear-nose-throat-specialists
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REVIEW
T Steffens, S C Marcrum
For Ear, Nose & Throat specialists, the physiological and psychoacoustical deficits related to hearing impairment and the compensatory capabilities of hearing aids are topics of prime importance. In conductive hearing loss, the foremost deficit is decreased audibility, for which hearing aids can compensate almost entirely through the use of level independent gain. In the instance of sensorineural hearing loss, however, the irreversible loss of outer and inner hair cells causes a distorted sound perception, which is particularly troublesome when trying to understand speech in noisy environments...
December 13, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234358/hearing-loss-screening-tool-cobra-score-for-newborns-in-primary-care-setting
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Watcharapol Poonual, Niramon Navacharoen, Jaran Kangsanarak, Sirianong Namwongprom, Surasak Saokaew
Purpose: To develop and evaluate a simple screening tool to assess hearing loss in newborns. A derived score was compared with the standard clinical practice tool. Methods: This cohort study was designed to screen the hearing of newborns using transiently evoked otoacoustic emission and auditory brain stem response, and to determine the risk factors associated with hearing loss of newborns in 3 tertiary hospitals in Northern Thailand. Data were prospectively collected from November 1, 2010 to May 31, 2012...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234064/homeostatic-plasticity-and-synaptic-scaling-in-the-adult-mouse-auditory-cortex
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Manuel Teichert, Lutz Liebmann, Christian A Hübner, Jürgen Bolz
It has been demonstrated that sensory deprivation results in homeostatic adjustments recovering neuronal activity of the deprived cortex. For example, deprived vision multiplicatively scales up mEPSC amplitudes in the primary visual cortex, commonly referred to as synaptic scaling. However, whether synaptic scaling also occurs in auditory cortex after auditory deprivation remains elusive. Using periodic intrinsic optical imaging in adult mice, we show that conductive hearing loss (CHL), initially led to a reduction of primary auditory cortex (A1) responsiveness to sounds...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233232/phyllis-m-tookey-kerridge-and-the-science-of-audiometric-standardization-in-britain
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Jaipreet Virdi, Coreen McGuire
The provision of standardized hearing aids is now considered to be a crucial part of the UK National Health Service. Yet this is only explicable through reference to the career of a woman who has, until now, been entirely forgotten. Dr Phyllis Margaret Tookey Kerridge (1901-1940) was an authoritative figure in a variety of fields: medicine, physiology, otology and the construction of scientific apparatus. The astounding breadth of her professional qualifications allowed her to combine features of these fields and, later in her career, to position herself as a specialist to shape the discipline of audiometry...
December 13, 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232394/external-auditory-exostoses-in-the-xuchang-and-xujiayao-human-remains-patterns-and-implications-among-eastern-eurasian-middle-and-late-pleistocene-crania
#16
Erik Trinkaus, Xiu-Jie Wu
In the context of Middle and Late Pleistocene eastern Eurasian human crania, the external auditory exostoses (EAE) of the late archaic Xuchang 1 and 2 and the Xujiayao 15 early Late Pleistocene human temporal bones are described. Xujiayao 15 has small EAE (Grade 1), Xuchang 1 presents bilateral medium EAE (Grade 2), and Xuchang 2 exhibits bilaterally large EAE (Grade 3), especially on the right side. These cranial remains join the other eastern Eurasian later Pleistocene humans in providing frequencies of 61% (N = 18) and 58% (N = 12) respectively for archaic and early modern human samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232285/cyclophosphamide-induced-hearing-loss-reversibility-and-preventive-strategies
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Ankita Tuknayat, Gurvinder Pal Thami, Pragati Gogia, Mohit Bhutani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232001/novel-sequence-variants-in-the-mkks-gene-cause-bardet-biedl-syndrome-with-intra-and-inter-familial-variable-phenotypes
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Asmat Ullah, Maryam Khalid, Muhammad Umair, Sher Alam Khan, Muhammad Bilal, Saadullah Khan, Wasim Ahmad
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a multisystem disorder involving retina, kidney, limbs and nervous system. Additional features associated with BBS include dental anomalies, cardiovascular defects, hearing loss and speech impairment (Beales et al. 199; Ullah and Umair et al. 2017). Diagnosis of BBS is based on the presence of four out of six primary or three primary and two secondary phenotypes.
December 12, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231958/medical-issues-in-playing-the-oboe-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sofia Banzhoff, Maria Del Mar Ropero, Gabriele Menzel, Tatjana Salmen, Manfred Gross, Philipp P Caffier
Playing a musical instrument can affect physical and mental health. A literature review was conducted to determine the prevalence of health problems among oboists, which medical conditions can be caused or exacerbated by playing, whether oboe playing can be a protective factor, and whether recommendations are possible as to who should or should not play the oboe. Searches in 7 databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, SocIndex, PsyIndex, Psychinfo) yielded a total of 950 studies; after exclusion of duplicates and those not meeting eligibility criteria, 37 articles were selected for final analysis...
December 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230928/audiological-monitoring-in-swiss-childhood-cancer-patients
#20
Annette Weiss, Rahel Kuonen, Hanna Brockmeier, Michael Grotzer, Claudia Candreia, Raphael Maire, Pascal Senn, Christof Stieger, Jochen Rosenfeld, Dorothe Veraguth, Martin Kompis, Katrin Scheinemann, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Full audiological monitoring is the best strategy to detect hearing loss early and to provide timely intervention in the absence of a clinical method of otoprotection. Full monitoring requires audiological evaluation before, and then during and after ototoxic cancer treatment. In a worldwide context of monitoring protocols that vary substantially, we analyzed the audiological monitoring of childhood cancer patients over the last decade across treatment centers in Switzerland...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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