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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863614/towards-a-joint-reflection-distortion-otoacoustic-emission-profile-results-in-normal-and-impaired-ears
#1
Carolina Abdala, Radha Kalluri
Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) provide salient information about cochlear function and dysfunction. Two broad classes of emissions, linear reflection and nonlinear distortion, arise via distinct cochlear processes and hence, appear to provide independent information about cochlear health and hearing. Considered in combination, these two OAE types may characterize sensory hearing loss most effectively. In this study, the level-dependent growth of stimulus-frequency OAEs (a reflection-type emission) and distortion-product OAEs (a distortion-type emission) were measured in ten normal-hearing ears and eight ears with slight-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855148/ivermectin-treatment-in-patients-with-onchocerciasis-associated-epilepsy-protocol-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Robert Colebunders, Michel Mandro, Deby Mukendi, Housseini Dolo, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Marieke Van Oijen
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported an association between epilepsy, nodding syndrome (NS), and onchocerciasis (river blindness). A high prevalence of epilepsy has been noted particularly in onchocerciasis hyperendemic areas where onchocerciasis is not or insufficiently controlled with mass ivermectin distribution. There is evidence that increasing the coverage of ivermectin reduces the incidence of epilepsy, and anecdotal evidence suggests a reduction in seizure frequency in onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) patients who receive ivermectin...
August 30, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816687/hearing-and-otoacoustic-emissions-outcome-of-stapedotomy-does-the-prosthesis-diameter-matter
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Nabil Faranesh, Ebrahim Magamseh, Suliman Zaaroura, Reem Zeidan, Avi Shupak
OBJECTIVE: To compare the hearing and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) outcome of stapedotomy employing 0.4 and 0.6 mm diameter prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 18 patients with otosclerosis participated in a prospective, double-armed, randomized cohort study. All the patients underwent small fenestra drill stapedotomy employing the Causse fluroplastic large loop piston prostheses. The patients were randomly assigned to groups of 0.4 mm (n=9) and 0.6 mm (n=9) diameter prostheses...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808684/constraining-the-rate-of-oceanic-deoxygenation-leading-up-to-a-cretaceous-oceanic-anoxic-event-oae-2-94-ma
#4
Chadlin M Ostrander, Jeremy D Owens, Sune G Nielsen
The rates of marine deoxygenation leading to Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Events are poorly recognized and constrained. If increases in primary productivity are the primary driver of these episodes, progressive oxygen loss from global waters should predate enhanced carbon burial in underlying sediments-the diagnostic Oceanic Anoxic Event relic. Thallium isotope analysis of organic-rich black shales from Demerara Rise across Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 reveals evidence of expanded sediment-water interface deoxygenation ~43 ± 11 thousand years before the globally recognized carbon cycle perturbation...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791945/comparison-of-various-extraction-techniques-of-medicago-sativa-yield-antioxidant-activity-and-content-of-phytochemical-constituents
#5
Aneta Krakowska, Katarzyna Rafińska, Justyna Walczak, Tomasz Kowalkowski, Bogusław Buszewski
Medicago sativa L. (M. sativa) is a source of many valuable secondary metabolites. Extraction yield and the concentration of phenolics, flavonoids, and saponins, as well as antioxidant potential were determined in extracts from different parts of M. sativa obtained using extraction methods such as maceration, ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE), accelerated solvent extraction (ASE), and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). The concentrations of the listed groups of compounds were spectrophotometrically determined and confirmed by HPLC-MS...
July 13, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764449/intensimetric-detection-of-distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-with-ear-canal-calibration
#6
Renata Sisto, Luigi Cerini, Filippo Sanjust, Arturo Moleti
Distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) have been accurately measured with an intensimetric technique, involving simultaneous measure of pressure and velocity in the ear canal, which allows one to correctly calibrate both the input stimuli and the otoacoustic emission (OAE) level. Suitable combinations of standard intensimetric quantities, active intensity and power density [Stanzial, Shiffrer, and Sacchi, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131, 269-280 (2012)], are used to equalize the stimuli transmitted to the middle ear, and to estimate the DPOAE level emitted by the eardrum...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712672/noise-induced-cochlear-synaptopathy-in-rhesus-monkeys-macaca-mulatta
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M D Valero, J A Burton, S N Hauser, T A Hackett, R Ramachandran, M C Liberman
Cochlear synaptopathy can result from various insults, including acoustic trauma, aging, ototoxicity, or chronic conductive hearing loss. For example, moderate noise exposure in mice can destroy up to ∼50% of synapses between auditory nerve fibers (ANFs) and inner hair cells (IHCs) without affecting outer hair cells (OHCs) or thresholds, because the synaptopathy occurs first in high-threshold ANFs. However, the fiber loss likely impairs temporal processing and hearing-in-noise, a classic complaint of those with sensorineural hearing loss...
July 8, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697607/wideband-acoustic-immittance-for-assessing-middle-ear-functioning-for-preterm-neonates-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#8
Nandel Gouws, De Wet Swanepoel, Leigh Biagio De Jager
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of newborn hearing screening is to detect permanent hearing loss. Because otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) are sensitive to hearing loss, they are often used as screening tools. On the other hand, false-positive results are most often because of transient outer- and middle ear conditions. Wideband acoustic immittance (WAI), which includes physical measures known as reflectance and absorbance, has shown potential for accurate assessment of middle ear function in young infants...
June 28, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694487/evidence-for-rapid-weathering-response-to-climatic-warming-during-the-toarcian-oceanic-anoxic-event
#9
Theodore R Them, Benjamin C Gill, David Selby, Darren R Gröcke, Richard M Friedman, Jeremy D Owens
Chemical weathering consumes atmospheric carbon dioxide through the breakdown of silicate minerals and is thought to stabilize Earth's long-term climate. However, the potential influence of silicate weathering on atmospheric pCO2 levels on geologically short timescales (10(3)-10(5) years) remains poorly constrained. Here we focus on the record of a transient interval of severe climatic warming across the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event or T-OAE from an open ocean sedimentary succession from western North America...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678080/noise-history-and-auditory-function-in-young-adults-with-and-without-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Christopher Spankovich, Colleen G Le Prell, Edward Lobarinas, Linda J Hood
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between noise exposure history, type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), and suprathreshold measures of auditory function. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted; 20 normal-hearing participants without type 1 DM were matched on age and sex to 20 normal-hearing participants with type 1 DM (n=40). Participants, all having normal audiometric thresholds, completed noise history questionnaires and a battery of auditory physiological tests including transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, and auditory brainstem responses (ABR) at 80 dB nHL and at 2 different stimulus rates in both ears...
July 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594958/the-effects-of-different-frequency-treadmill-exercise-on-lipoxin-a4-and-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-an-experimental-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-in-rats
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Yue Yang, Yang Wang, Yawei Kong, Xiaoning Zhang, Lunhao Bai
The aim was to investigate the effects of different frequencies treadmill exercise with total exercise time being constancy on articular cartilage, lipoxin A4 (LXA4) and the NF-κB pathway in rat model of monosodium iodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis (OA). Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10): controls (CG), knee OA model (OAG), OA + treadmill exercise once daily (OAE1), OA + treadmill exercise twice daily, rest interval between exercise>4h (OAE2) and OA + treadmill exercise three times daily, rest interval between exercise>4h (OAE3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555601/influence-of-smoking-on-ultra-high-frequency-auditory-sensitivity
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Prashanth Prabhu, Gowtham Varma, Kristi Kaveri Dutta, Prajwal Kumar, Swati Goyal
OBJECTIVE: In this study, an attempt was made to determine the effect of smoking on ultra-high-frequency auditory sensitivity. The study also attempted to determine the relationship between the nature of smoking and ultra-high-frequency otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and thresholds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample included 25 smokers and 25 non-smokers. A detailed history regarding their smoking habits was collected. High-frequency audiometric thresholds and amplitudes of high-frequency distortion-product OAEs were analyzed for both ears from all participants...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538833/research-about-suppression-effect-and-auditory-processing-in-individuals-who-stutter
#13
Cláudia Fassin Arcuri, Ana Maria Schiefer, Marisa Frasson de Azevedo
Purpose: To verify the auditory processing abilities and occurrence of the suppression effect of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) in individuals who stutter. Methods: The study sample comprised 15 adult individuals who stutter, aged 18-40 years, with stuttering severity ranging from mild to severe, paired according to gender, age, and schooling with individuals without speech complaint or disorder. All participants underwent conventional clinical evaluation, specific stuttering assessment, and basic (audiometry, imitanciometry, and measurement of acoustic reflexes) and specific (auditory processing evaluation and measurement of suppression effect of OAEs) audiological assessments...
May 22, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497785/charcoal-evidence-that-rising-atmospheric-oxygen-terminated-early-jurassic-ocean-anoxia
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Sarah J Baker, Stephen P Hesselbo, Timothy M Lenton, Luís V Duarte, Claire M Belcher
The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE) was characterized by a major disturbance to the global carbon(C)-cycle, and depleted oxygen in Earth's oceans resulting in marine mass extinction. Numerical models predict that increased organic carbon burial should drive a rise in atmospheric oxygen (pO2) leading to termination of an OAE after ∼1 Myr. Wildfire is highly responsive to changes in pO2 implying that fire-activity should vary across OAEs. Here we test this hypothesis by tracing variations in the abundance of fossil charcoal across the T-OAE...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496118/quantum-interference-and-heteroaromaticity-of-para-and-meta-linked-bridged-biphenyl-units-in-single-molecular-conductance-measurements
#15
Markus Gantenbein, Lin Wang, Alaa A Al-Jobory, Ali K Ismael, Colin J Lambert, Wenjing Hong, Martin R Bryce
Is there a correlation between the (hetero)aromaticity of the core of a molecule and its conductance in a single molecular junction? To address this question, which is of fundamental interest in molecular electronics, oligo(arylene-ethynylene) (OAE) molecular wires have been synthesized with core units comprising dibenzothiophene, carbazole, dibenzofuran and fluorene. The biphenyl core has been studied for comparison. Two isomeric series have been obtained with 4-ethynylpyridine units linked to the core either at para-para positions (para series 1-5) or meta-meta positions (meta series 6-10)...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457225/otoacoustic-emissions-in-rural-nicaragua-cost-analysis-and-implications-for-newborn-hearing-screening
#16
Lye-Yeng Wong, Francisca Espinoza, Karen Mojica Alvarez, Dave Molter, James E Saunders
Objective (1) Determine the incidence and risk factors for congenital hearing loss. (2) Perform cost analysis of screening programs. Study Design Proportionally distributed cross-sectional survey. Setting Jinotega, Nicaragua. Subjects and Methods Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) were used to screen 640 infants <6 months of age from neonatal intensive care unit, institutional, and home birth settings. Data on 15 risk factors were analyzed. Cost of 4 implementation strategies was studied: universal screening, screening at the regional health center (RHC), targeted screening, and screening at the RHC plus targeted screening...
May 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432471/differentiating-middle-ear-and-medial-olivocochlear-effects-on-transient-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions
#17
Kendra L Marks, Jonathan H Siegel
The response of the inner ear is modulated by the middle ear muscle (MEM) and olivocochlear (OC) efferent systems. Both systems can be activated reflexively by acoustic stimuli delivered to one or both ears. The acoustic middle ear muscle reflex (MEMR) controls the transmission of acoustic signals through the middle ear, while reflex activation of the medial component of the olivocochlear system (the MOCR) modulates cochlear mechanics. The relative prominence of the two efferent systems varies widely between species...
August 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420960/contralateral-inhibition-of-click-and-chirp-evoked-human-compound-action-potentials
#18
Spencer B Smith, Jeffery T Lichtenhan, Barbara K Cone
Cochlear outer hair cells (OHC) receive direct efferent feedback from the caudal auditory brainstem via the medial olivocochlear (MOC) bundle. This circuit provides the neural substrate for the MOC reflex, which inhibits cochlear amplifier gain and is believed to play a role in listening in noise and protection from acoustic overexposure. The human MOC reflex has been studied extensively using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) paradigms; however, these measurements are insensitive to subsequent "downstream" efferent effects on the neural ensembles that mediate hearing...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414279/short-term-effects-of-radioiodine-therapy-on-auditory-function
#19
Deniz Tuna Edizer, Suat Bilici, Muhammet Yıldız, Özgür Yiğit, Tevfik Fikret Çermik
OBJECTIVE: Radioiodine therapy (RIT) is frequently utilized as an adjunctive treatment option for differentiated thyroid carcinoma following surgical intervention. The side effects of RIT are considered to emerge as a result of radioiodine accumulation in non-thyroidal tissues capable of iodine uptake. We aimed to evaluate the effects of RIT on auditory function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had undergone total thyroidectomy and diagnosed to have differentiated thyroid carcinoma were analyzed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414278/otoacoustic-emissions-in-young-children-with-autism
#20
Memduha Taş, Şule Yılmaz, Erdoğan Bulut, Zahra Polat, Abdullah Taş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) in young children with autism compared with those in an age-matched control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight children with autism aged 3-6 years and 27 typically developing (normally developing) control subjects participated in this study. All the participants had normal hearing and middle-ear function. Auditory brainstem responses were used to determine the hearing status in the autism group...
April 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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