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Alessandra G Samelli, Camila M Rabelo, Seisse G G Sanches, Camila P Aquino, Denise Gonzaga
INTRODUCTION: Hearing loss (HL) affects people worldwide, many of whom are children. Especially in developing countries, epidemiological data on the prevalence of HL are insufficient to implement effective health promotion programs. In this preliminary study with young adults, we describe and validate a tablet-based hearing screening test developed for interactive remote hearing screening and compare the performance of an audiometry screening tablet application with conventional audiometry...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322432/bilateral-congenital-deafness-what-investigations-should-be-performed
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Nicolas Gürtler, Claudine Gysin, Nevenka Schmid, Claudia Pieren, Mattheus Vischer, Stefan Schumacher, Peter Oppermann, Daniel Leuba, Dorothée Veraguth
BACKGROUND: The introduction of newborn hearing screening has led to earlier identification of children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Aetiological clarification offers several benefits. There is currently a lack of agreement on which examinations should be recommended. OBJECTIVE: Descriptive review of the literature reporting investigations performed to establish the aetiology of congenital SNHL and comparison of the management policy in Swiss referral centres...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322025/prevalence-of-hearing-loss-and-clinical-otologic-manifestations-in-patients-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-literature-review
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Emmy Verheij, Laura S M Derks, Inge Stegeman, Henricus G X M Thomeer
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss and otitis media are frequently reported in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: Our objective was to review the current literature on the prevalence of hearing loss and otologic manifestations in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. TYPE OF REVIEW: Systematic review. SEARCH STRATEGY: We conducted a systematic search in PubMed and Embase combining the term '22q11...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320335/mitochondrial-mutations-in-maternally-inherited-hearing-loss
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Hideki Mutai, Takahisa Watabe, Kenjiro Kosaki, Kaoru Ogawa, Tatsuo Matsunaga
BACKGROUND: Although the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations m.1555A > G and m.3243A > G are the primary causes of maternally inherited sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), several other mtDNA mutations are also reported to be associated with SNHL. METHODS: Screening of m.1555A > G and m.3243A > G mutations was performed for 145 probands. Nine probands fulfilled the following criteria: 1) bilateral and symmetric SNHL, 2) ≥ 4 family members with SNHL with a maternal trait of inheritance in ≥ 2 generations, 3) onset of SNHL before the age of 40 years, 4) high-frequency SNHL, and 5) no record of environmental factors related to SNHL...
March 20, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306710/are-intratympanic-corticosteroids-effective-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re%C3%A2-s-disease
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Ángela Chuang-Chuang, María A Baeza
Ménière’s disease affects the inner ear and its main symptoms are vertigo, hearing loss and fluctuating aural symptoms. Nowadays, there are many therapeutic alternatives, being the use of intratympanic corticosteroids one that has become popular. To answer this question, we searched in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple databases. We identified four systematic reviews including 15 studies overall, of which seven were randomized trials. We extracted data and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
March 13, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300044/impact-of-operator-hearing-threshold-on-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
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Abubakar Danjuma Salisu, Aminu Bakari, Hamisu Abdullahi
INTRODUCTION: Une déficience auditive non détectée chez le personnel de santé pourrait affecter leur capacité à obtenir une pression artérielle (PA) précise avec des conséquences négatives sur les soins aux patients. Le but de cet article était de déterminer l'impact de l'audition de l'opérateur sur la mesure manuelle de la pression artérielle. Méthodologie: Une étude transversale portant sur 25 patients et 60 personnel de santé composé de 25 médecins (groupe 1), 25 infirmières (groupe 2) et 10 10 personnes qualifiées sélectionnées ayant une audition normale formé (groupe 3)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298887/automated-operant-conditioning-in-the-mouse-home-cage
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Nikolas A Francis, Patrick O Kanold
Recent advances in neuroimaging and genetics have made mice an advantageous animal model for studying the neurophysiology of sensation, cognition, and locomotion. A key benefit of mice is that they provide a large population of test subjects for behavioral screening. Reflex-based assays of hearing in mice, such as the widely used acoustic startle response, are less accurate than operant conditioning in measuring auditory processing. To date, however, there are few cost-effective options for scalable operant conditioning systems...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296514/can-unilateral-progressive-or-sudden-hearing-loss-be-immune-mediated-in-origin
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Francesca Atturo, Roberta Colangeli, Giorgio Bandiera, Maurizio Barbara, Simonetta Monini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the positivity of nonspecific immunological tests could be found not only in bilateral hearing loss but also in unilateral cases, either sudden or progressive. METHOD: An observational case series study included subjects suffering from unilateral or bilateral, sudden or progressive, symmetric or asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). All the patients underwent pure tone audiometry and the following battery of blood exams: anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), extractable nuclear antigen (ENA) antibody screening, anti-thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO), anti-thyroglobulin and anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291720/congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pregnancy-and-the-neonate-consensus-recommendations-for-prevention-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
William D Rawlinson, Suresh B Boppana, Karen B Fowler, David W Kimberlin, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Sophie Alain, Kate Daly, Sara Doutré, Laura Gibson, Michelle L Giles, Janelle Greenlee, Stuart T Hamilton, Gail J Harrison, Lisa Hui, Cheryl A Jones, Pamela Palasanthiran, Mark R Schleiss, Antonia W Shand, Wendy J van Zuylen
Congenital cytomegalovirus is the most frequent, yet under-recognised, infectious cause of newborn malformation in developed countries. Despite its clinical and public health importance, questions remain regarding the best diagnostic methods for identifying maternal and neonatal infection, and regarding optimal prevention and therapeutic strategies for infected mothers and neonates. The absence of guidelines impairs global efforts to decrease the effect of congenital cytomegalovirus. Data in the literature suggest that congenital cytomegalovirus infection remains a research priority, but data are yet to be translated into clinical practice...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288369/phrasal-prosody-constrains-syntactic-analysis-in-toddlers
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Alex de Carvalho, Isabelle Dautriche, Isabelle Lin, Anne Christophe
This study examined whether phrasal prosody can impact toddlers' syntactic analysis. French noun-verb homophones were used to create locally ambiguous test sentences (e.g., using the homophone as a noun: [le bébésouris] [a bien mangé] - [the baby mouse] [ate well] or using it as a verb: [le bébé] [sourità sa maman] - [the baby] [smiles to his mother], where brackets indicate prosodic phrase boundaries). Although both sentences start with the same words (le-bebe-/suʁi/), they can be disambiguated by the prosodic boundary that either directly precedes the critical word /suʁi/ when it is a verb, or directly follows it when it is a noun...
March 10, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286720/public-awareness-and-knowledge-of-pap-smear-as-a-screening-test-for-cervical-cancer-among-saudi-population-in-riyadh-city
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Hassan Al Khudairi, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Osama Alomar, Hany Salem
AIMS: To explore the public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of Saudi women towards Pap smear as a screening test for cervical cancer. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study took place in four major secondary and tertiary healthcare hospitals located in the capital city Riyadh between January 2016 and June 2016. A self-administered, coded, close-ended survey was randomly distributed to 1000 non-single women attending the obstetrics/gynecology outpatient clinics or inpatient wards...
January 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286364/considerations-in-the-development-of-a-sound-tolerance-interview-and-questionnaire-instrument
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REVIEW
LaGuinn P Sherlock, Craig Formby
Most clinicians approach the objective fitting of hearing aids with three goals in mind: audibility, comfort, and tolerance. When these three amplification goals have been met, the hearing aid user is more likely to adapt to and perceive benefit from hearing aid use. However, problems related to the loudness of sounds and reduced sound tolerance, which may or may not be reported by the aided user, can adversely impact adaptation to amplification and the individual's quality of life. Although there are several standardized questionnaires available to evaluate hearing aid benefit and satisfaction, there is no standardized questionnaire or interview tool for evaluating reduced sound tolerance and the related impact on hearing aid use...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281033/a-treatable-cause-of-myelopathy-and-vision-loss-mimicking-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-late-onset-biotinidase-deficiency
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Sanem Yilmaz, Mine Serin, Ebru Canda, Cenk Eraslan, Hande Tekin, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Sarenur Gokben, Hasan Tekgul, Gul Serdaroglu
Biotinidase deficiency is characterized by severe neurological manifestations as hypotonia, lethargy, ataxia, hearing loss, seizures and developmental retardation in its classical form. Late-onset biotinidase deficiency presents distinctly from the classical form such as limb weakness and vision problems. A 14-year-old boy presented with progressive vision loss and upper limb weakness. The patient was initiated steroid therapy with a preliminary diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder due to the craniospinal imaging findings demonstrating optic nerve, brainstem and longitudinally extensive spinal cord involvement...
March 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280400/telemedicine-delivery-of-patient-education-in-remote-ontario-communities-feasibility-of-an-advanced-clinician-practitioner-in-arthritis-care-acpac-led-inflammatory-arthritis-education-program
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Kelly Warmington, Carol Flewelling, Carol A Kennedy, Rachel Shupak, Angelo Papachristos, Caroline Jones, Denise Linton, Dorcas E Beaton, Sydney Lineker
OBJECTIVE: Telemedicine-based approaches to health care service delivery improve access to care. It was recognized that adults with inflammatory arthritis (IA) living in remote areas had limited access to patient education and could benefit from the 1-day Prescription for Education (RxEd) program. The program was delivered by extended role practitioners with advanced training in arthritis care. Normally offered at one urban center, RxEd was adapted for videoconference delivery through two educator development workshops that addressed telemedicine and adult education best practices...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277392/impaired-kidney-function-and-associated-factors-among-rural-adults-with-disabilities-in-taiwan
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Chu-Yeh Chen, Wen-Nan Chiu, Yu-Chen Lin, Sui-Hwi Jane, Hsin-Hung Chiang, Mei-Yen Chen
BACKGROUND: The results of numerous studies indicate that people with disabilities seek more healthcare than those who are not disabled, particularly for conditions such as chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. However, little is known about the incidence of impaired kidney function and its associated factors among adults with disabilities in Taiwan. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and factors associated with impaired kidney function among adults with disabilities...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273319/cross-sectional-evaluation-of-an-internet-based-hearing-screening-test-in-an-occupational-setting
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Marya Sheikh Rashid, Monique Cj Leensen, Jan Apm de Laat, Wouter A Dreschler
Objectives The Occupational Earcheck (OEC) is an online internet test to detect high-frequency hearing loss for the purposes of occupational hearing screening. In this study, we evaluated the OEC in an occupational setting in order to assess test sensitivity, specificity, and validity. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015, in which the optimized OEC was evaluated on 94 employees from the army and three different companies in construction and manufacturing. Subjects underwent OEC in an office-like room...
March 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273078/screening-of-deafness-causing-dna-variants-that-are-common-in-patients-of-european-ancestry-using-a-microarray-based-approach
#17
Denise Yan, Guangxin Xiang, Xingping Chai, Jie Qing, Haiqiong Shang, Bing Zou, Rahul Mittal, Jun Shen, Richard J H Smith, Yao-Shan Fan, Susan H Blanton, Mustafa Tekin, Cynthia Morton, Wanli Xing, Jing Cheng, Xue Zhong Liu
The unparalleled heterogeneity in genetic causes of hearing loss along with remarkable differences in prevalence of causative variants among ethnic groups makes single gene tests technically inefficient. Although hundreds of genes have been reported to be associated with nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL), GJB2, GJB6, SLC26A4, and mitochondrial (mt) MT-RNR1 and MTTS are the major contributors. In order to provide a faster, more comprehensive and cost effective assay, we constructed a DNA fluidic array, CapitalBioMiamiOtoArray, for the detection of sequence variants in five genes that are common in most populations of European descent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271504/wfs1-and-gjb2-mutations-in-patients-with-bilateral-low-frequency-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Natsuko Kasakura-Kimura, Masatsugu Masuda, Hideki Mutai, Sawako Masuda, Noriko Morimoto, Noboru Ogahara, Hayato Misawa, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Koichiro Saito, Tatsuo Matsunaga
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the prevalence of specific gene mutations associated with a certain audiometric configuration facilitates clinical assessment of patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). WFS1 is responsible for autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 6/14/38 and is the most frequent genetic cause of low-frequency SNHL (LFSNHL); however, the exact prevalence of WFS1 mutations in LFSNHL is unknown. Therefore, we evaluated genetic mutations and clinical features in patients with nonsyndromic bilateral LFSNHL, focusing on the WFS1...
March 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270784/auditory-and-non-auditory-contributions-for-unaided-speech-recognition-in-noise-as-a-function-of-hearing-aid-use
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Anja Gieseler, Maike A S Tahden, Christiane M Thiel, Kirsten C Wagener, Markus Meis, Hans Colonius
Differences in understanding speech in noise among hearing-impaired individuals cannot be explained entirely by hearing thresholds alone, suggesting the contribution of other factors beyond standard auditory ones as derived from the audiogram. This paper reports two analyses addressing individual differences in the explanation of unaided speech-in-noise performance among n = 438 elderly hearing-impaired listeners (mean = 71.1 ± 5.8 years). The main analysis was designed to identify clinically relevant auditory and non-auditory measures for speech-in-noise prediction using auditory (audiogram, categorical loudness scaling) and cognitive tests (verbal-intelligence test, screening test of dementia), as well as questionnaires assessing various self-reported measures (health status, socio-economic status, and subjective hearing problems)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264605/vestibular-dys-function-in-children-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-systematic-review
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Evi Verbecque, Tessa Marijnissen, Niels De Belder, Vincent Van Rompaey, An Boudewyns, Paul Van de Heyning, Luc Vereeck, Ann Hallemans
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide an overview of the prevalence of vestibular dysfunction in children with SNHL classified according to the applied test and its corresponding sensitivity and specificity. DESIGN: Data were gathered using a systematic search query including reference screening. STUDY SAMPLE: Pubmed, Web of Science and Embase were searched. Strategy and reporting of this review was based on the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) guidelines...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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