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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927910/hearing-outcome-following-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-series-of-1434-cases
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Na Young Jung, Si Woo Lee, Chang Kyu Park, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
OBJECTIVE: Although hearing impairment after microvasuclar decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) is not common, its occurrence could detrimentally affect the patient`s surgical outcome. The object of this study is to address the optimal approaches for reducing postoperative hearing problems after MVD for HFS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients with HFS who underwent MVD with the same surgeon at our institute from March 2003 to October 2016, and reviewed the pertinent literature...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922267/the-1-year-follow-up-clinic-for-neonates-and-children-after-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-a-10-year-single-institution-experience
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Suzan Kakat, Maura O'Callaghan, Liz Smith, Raymond Hreiche, Deborah A Ridout, Jo Wray, Timothy Thiruchelvam, Katherine L Brown, Aparna U Hoskote
OBJECTIVES: To establish the effectiveness of a "1-year extracorporeal membrane oxygenation follow-up clinic" and to characterize any neurodevelopmental concerns identified. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective cohort of respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation survivors over 10 years. SETTING: Nationally commissioned center for neonatal and pediatric (> 28 d of life) respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. PATIENTS: Children attending the follow-up clinic 1 year after receiving respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation between 2003 and 2013...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922239/cleft-lip-and-palate-an-experience-of-a-developing-center-in-egypt
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Tarek A Abulezz
BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate is the most common congenital anomaly in the head and neck region. These clefts are not just a distortion of the normal appearance, but they may impose a major influence on the whole patient's life, both functionally and psychologically. Clefts affect feeding, teething, hearing, speech, and social communication. The incidence of cleft lip and palate is variable in different countries and different communities. The surgical correction of cleft lip and palate went through many evolutions, but still there is no single universal protocol of repair; however, many European countries have adopted national protocols and have established cleft centers for the management and follow up of affected population...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921839/hepatoblastoma-in-children-aged-less-than-six-months-at-diagnosis-a-report-from-the-siopel-group
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Patrizia Dall'Igna, Laurence Brugieres, Anne Sanlaville Christin, Rudolf Maibach, Michela Casanova, Rita Alaggio, Jean de Ville de Goyet, Jozsef Zsiros, Bruce Morland, Piotr Czauderna, Margaret Childs, Daniel C Aronson, Sophie Branchereau, Penelope Brock, Giorgio Perilongo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical characteristics, treatment, and survival of children, who were diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (HB) in their first 6 months of age, enrolled in the SIOPEL 2 and 3 protocols. METHODS: Seventy-nine patients, treated between 1994 and 2006, were analyzed after stratification into three age groups: <1 month, between 1 and 3 months, and between 3 and 6 months. All received preoperative chemotherapy. RESULTS: Clinical characteristics were similar in both trials: 4 patients had pulmonary metastases at diagnosis, 4 had α-fetoprotein <100 ng/ml, 68 were operated by partial hepatectomy, and 7 received liver transplant...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917133/waiting-for-lexical-access-cochlear-implants-or-severely-degraded-input-lead-listeners-to-process-speech-less-incrementally
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Bob McMurray, Ashley Farris-Trimble, Hannah Rigler
Spoken language unfolds over time. Consequently, there are brief periods of ambiguity, when incomplete input can match many possible words. Typical listeners solve this problem by immediately activating multiple candidates which compete for recognition. In two experiments using the visual world paradigm, we examined real-time lexical competition in prelingually deaf cochlear implant (CI) users, and normal hearing (NH) adults listening to severely degraded speech. In Experiment 1, adolescent CI users and NH controls matched spoken words to arrays of pictures including pictures of the target word and phonological competitors...
September 13, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906239/auditory-processing-testing-in-the-booth-versus-outside-the-booth
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Jay R Lucker
BACKGROUND: Many audiologists believe that auditory processing testing must be carried out in a soundproof booth. This expectation is especially a problem in places such as elementary schools. Research comparing pure-tone thresholds obtained in sound booths compared to quiet test environments outside of these booths does not support that belief. Auditory processing testing is generally carried out at above threshold levels, and therefore may be even less likely to require a soundproof booth...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904689/severe-neonatal-cytomegalovirus-infection-about-a-case
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Brahim El Hasbaoui, Amal Bousselamti, Mohammed Amine Redouani, Amina Barkat
Maternofoetal infection with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection and a leading cause of mental retardation and sensori-neural hearing loss. Population-based studies indicate that at least 0.5% of all infants born alive have CMV of whom approximately 10% have clinically evident symptomsat birth. The Justification of systematic screening for foetal CMV infection is still controversial and is not recommended in most developed countries. This is mainly justified by the paucity of antenatal prognostic factors and the lack of established intrauterine treatment when foetal infection has been diagnosed...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895787/internet-based-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-psychological-distress-experienced-by-people-with-hearing-problems-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter Molander, Hugo Hesser, Sandra Weineland, Kajsa Bergwall, Sonia Buck, Johan Jäder Malmlöf, Henning Lantz, Thomas Lunner, Gerhard Andersson
Psychological distress is common among people with hearing problems, but treatments that specifically target this aspect have been almost non-existent. In this pilot randomized controlled trial, an eight-week long Internet-based treatment, informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, was administered to explore the feasibility and efficacy of such a treatment. Included participants were randomized to either treatment (n = 31) or wait-list control (n = 30) condition. All participants were measured prior to randomization and immediately after treatment ended using standardized self-report instruments measuring hearing-related emotional and social adjustment (Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly - S, HHIE-S), quality of life (Quality of Life Inventory, QOLI), and symptoms of depression and anxiety (Patient health Questionnaire, PHQ-9 and Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale, GAD-7)...
September 12, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895262/physical-and-mental-health-of-young-people-with-and-without-intellectual-disabilities-cross-sectional-analysis-of-a-whole-country-population
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G Young-Southward, E Rydzewska, C Philo, S-A Cooper
BACKGROUND: Transition to adulthood may be a period of vulnerability for health for individuals with intellectual disabilities. No large-scale studies have compared the health of individuals with and without intellectual disabilities undergoing transition. The aims of this study were (1) to compare health during transition for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities across a whole country population and (2) to establish whether transition is associated with health in the population with intellectual disabilities...
October 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895033/three-category-classification-of-magnetic-resonance-hearing-loss-images-based-on-deep-autoencoder
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Wenjuan Jia, Ming Yang, Shui-Hua Wang
Hearing loss, a partial or total inability to hear, is known as hearing impairment. Untreated hearing loss can have a bad effect on normal social communication, and it can cause psychological problems in patients. Therefore, we design a three-category classification system to detect the specific category of hearing loss, which is beneficial to be treated in time for patients. Before the training and test stages, we use the technology of data augmentation to produce a balanced dataset. Then we use deep autoencoder neural network to classify the magnetic resonance brain images...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894999/needs-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-comparisons-of-young-people-and-parent-perspectives
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Hanna Eklund, James Findon, Tim Cadman, Hannah Hayward, Declan Murphy, Philip Asherson, Karen Glaser, Kiriakos Xenitidis
This study used the Camberwell Assessment of Need for adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (CANDID) to examine the social, physical health and mental health needs of 168 young people (aged 14-24 years) with neurodevelopmental disorders and compared young person and parent ratings of need. Agreement was poor in 21 out of 25 domains. Parents consistently reported higher levels of need than young people in the majority of domains although young people with ADHD reported significantly more needs in physical health, eyesight/hearing, seizures, other mental health problems and safety of others than their parents...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892281/transgenerational-and-developmental-plasticity-at-the-molecular-level-lessons-from-daphnia
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Alison M Bell, Laura R Stein
Listen to the news and you are bound to hear that researchers are increasingly interested in the biological manifestations of trauma that reverberate through the generations. Research in this area can be controversial in the public realm, provoking societal issues about personal responsibility (are we really born free or are we born with the burden of our ancestors' experience?). It is also a touchy subject within evolutionary biology because it provokes concerns about Lamarckianism and general scepticism about the importance of extra-genetic inheritance (Laland et al...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890389/motor-function-deficits-in-the-12-month-old-female-5xfad-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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T P O'Leary, A Robertson, P H Chipman, V F Rafuse, R E Brown
Motor problems occur early in some patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and as the disease progresses many patients develop motor dysfunction. Motor dysfunction has been reported in some mouse models of AD, including the 5xFAD mouse, thus this model may be particularly useful for studying motor dysfunction in AD. In order to determine the extent of motor dysfunction in these mice, we tested 11-13 month old female 5xFAD and wildtype (WT) control mice in a battery of motor behaviour tasks. The 5xFAD mice showed hind limb clasping, weighed less and had slower righting reflexes than WT mice...
September 7, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886257/prevalence-and-causes-of-visual-impairment-in-fundong-district-north-west-cameroon-results-of-a-population-based-survey
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Joseph Oye, Islay Mactaggart, Sarah Polack, Elena Schmidt, Violet Tamo, Marvice Okwen, Hannah Kuper
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Fundong Health District, North West Cameroon. METHODS: A total of 51 clusters of 80 people (all ages) were sampled with probability proportionate to size and compact segment sampling. Visual acuity (VA) was measured with a tumbling "E" chart. An ophthalmic nurse examined people with VA<6/18 in either eye. The presence of hearing and physical impairments were assessed using clinical examination, and self-reported visual problems using the Washington Group Short Set...
September 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885938/hidden-hearing-injury-the-emerging-science-and-military-relevance-of-cochlear-synaptopathy
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Victoria Tepe, Christopher Smalt, Jeremy Nelson, Thomas Quatieri, Kenneth Pitts
INTRODUCTION: The phenomenon recently described as "hidden hearing loss" was the subject of a meeting co-hosted by the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence and MIT Lincoln Laboratory to consider the potential relevance of noise-related synaptopathic injury to military settings and performance, service-related injury scenarios, and military medical priorities. Participants included approximately 50 researchers and subject matter experts from academic, federal, and military laboratories...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876191/self-care-practices-and-the-professional-self
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Kendra L Smith
Consistently and actively engaging in self-care has been shown to improve the performance of mental health practitioners by reducing burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and other stress-related psychological problems. Not only is this important to the individual practitioner's well-being, but ethical standards also mandate the recognition and remediation of any physical, mental or emotional self-impairment in order to maintain high standards of care for clients. Professionals in small communities, like the Deaf Community, however, confront unique challenges in attending to their self-care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862005/-newborn-hearing-screening-importance-current-state-in-the-czech-republic
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Pavel Komínek, Viktor Chrobok, Karol Zeleník, Jakub Dršata
The importance of early detection of hearing impairment in newborns and children and the early rehabilitation of hearing disorder with hearing aid or cochlear implant was demonstrated in a number of papers. As a result, newborn hearing screening was introduced in many countries around the world. The incidence of congenital hearing impairment has been underestimated for a long time, empirically determined incidence was 1:1000 neonates. Thanks to newborn hearing screening was revealed that incidence of congenital hearing impairment is 3 times higher...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860724/-patients-understanding-is-the-problem-physicians-views-of-nonadherence-among-arabs-with-type-2-diabetes
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Mohammad Waheedi, Fatima B Jeragh-Alhaddad, Abdelmoneim Ismail Awad, Hannes Enlund
PURPOSE: Nonadherence to diabetes medication is a significant barrier toward achieving positive treatment outcomes. There is an abundance of research looking at the problem from the patient perspective, but less from the provider perspective. The Middle East region has one of the highest prevalences of type 2 diabetes in the world, with special cultural characteristics, which require research attention. The aim of this study was to explore the views of primary-care physicians on medication nonadherence among type 2 diabetes patients...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858097/how-frequent-is-osteogenesis-imperfecta-in-patients-with-idiopathic-osteoporosis-case-reports
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Ali Al Kaissi, Christian Windpassinger, Farid Ben Chehida, Maher Ben Ghachem, Nabil M Nassib, Vladimir Kenis, Eugene Melchenko, Ekatrina Morenko, Sergey Ryabykh, Jochen G Hofstaetter, Franz Grill, Rudolf Ganger, Susanne Gerit Kircher
RATIONALE: The term idiopathic osteoporosis itself is quite a non-specific disease label, which fails to address the etiological understanding. Bone mineral density alone is not a reliable parameter to detect patients at high risk of fracture. The diversity of the clinical phenotypes of discolored teeth, blueness of the sclera, back and joint pain, cardiovascular disease, Diabetes type II, hearing problems and a long list of orthopedic problems are have to be considered. PATIENTS CONCERNS: Our study has been designed in accordance with the clinical and radiological phenotype of eleven index cases with the provisional diagnosis of OI, which was followed by genotypic confirmation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855294/contribution-of-spiking-activity-in-the-primary-auditory-cortex-to-detection-in-noise
#20
Kate Christison-Lagay, Sharath Bennur, Yale E Cohen
A fundamental problem in hearing is detecting a "target" stimulus (e.g., a friend's voice) that is embedded in a noisy background (e.g., the din of a crowded restaurant). Despite its importance to hearing, a relationship between spiking activity and behavioral performance during such a "detection-in-noise" task has yet to be fully elucidated. Here, we recorded spiking activity in primary auditory cortex (A1) while rhesus monkeys detected a target stimulus that was embedded in a noise background. Although some neurons were modulated, the response of the typical A1 neuron was not modulated by the stimulus- and task-related parameters of our task...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
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