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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447896/bony-cochlear-nerve-canal-stenosis-in-pediatric-unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Chae-Hyun Lim, Ji Hyung Lim, Doyoun Kim, Ho Sung Choi, Dong-Hee Lee, Dong-Kee Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to evaluate the frequency of bony cochlear nerve canal (BCNC) stenosis and its clinical significance in pediatric patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) of unknown etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the medical records and temporal bone computed tomography (CT) results of patients less than 13 years of age with a diagnosis of unilateral SNHL of unknown etiology between July 2007 and July 2017. We compared the BCNC diameter between both sides and analyzed the age at diagnosis, degree of hearing loss, and accompanying inner ear anomalies...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447894/cochlear-implantation-in-pediatric-patients-with-cockayne-syndrome
#2
Renae D Van Wyhe, Claudia V Emery, Robert A Williamson
Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a spectrum of phenotypic abnormalities, including progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) that involves both peripheral and central components. To date, a single series of CS patients undergoing cochlear implant (CI) placement has been reported; this study reports on additional previously unreported pediatric CI recipients. Subjective benefits were noted early after activation in both patients, and speech perception scores improved over time as well, varying from 42 to 70% (versus 0-12% previously)...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447794/plasticity-after-pediatric-cochlear-implantation-implication-from-changes-in-peripheral-plasma-level-of-bdnf-and-auditory-nerve-responses
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Razieh Alemi, Masoud Motassadi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Ali Eftekharian, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Nasim Vousooghi
INTRODUCTION: Sensory neural hearing loss could lead to some structural and physiological changes in the auditory pathways, such as alteration in the expression of neurotrophins. These factors, especially Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), play an important role in synaptic functions and experience-related plasticity. Restoring cochlear function after hearing loss is possible through cochlear implantation (CI). Evaluation of the blood concentration changes of neurotrophins as prerequisites of plasticity could help scientists to determine the prognosis of CI as in the candidacy procedure or enhancing prosthesis function by adding the exact needed amount of BDNF to the electrode array...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392049/sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-selective-immunglobulin-a-deficiency
#4
Erkan Eşki, Belgin Emine Usta, Suna Asilsoy, İsmail Yılmaz
Objective: To assess hearing functions in pediatric patients with selective immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency (SIGAD). Methods: Pure-tone audiometry, acoustic impedance, otoacoustic emission, and brainstem audiometric measurements were taken during a non-infectious period in 28 patients with SIGAD and 28 healthy children with normal otoscopic examination. The results of the hearing tests were compared between the two groups. Results: Two male patients and one female patient in the SIGAD group were found to have sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)...
March 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382382/resolution-of-unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-a-severe-phenotype-of-muckle-wells-syndrome-treated-with-anakinra-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cinzia Marchica, Faisal Zawawi, Dania Basodan, Rosie Scuccimarri, Sam J Daniel
BACKGROUND: Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare auto-inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of recurrent urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis. Progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is reported to occur in up to 85% of patients occurring in the second and third decades and as early as the first decade in patients with a more severe phenotype, thus potentially having a significant impact on a child's development. IL-1 inhibitors, such as Anakinra, have been described to improve systemic inflammation, and stabilize or improve hearing status as well...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380538/determining-the-prevalence-of-vestibular-screening-failures-in-pediatric-cancer-patients-whose-therapies-include-radiation-to-the-head-neck-and-platin-based-therapies-a-pilot-study
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Miranda L Camet, Susan S Hayashi, Belinda C Sinks, Jennifer Henry, Katie Gettinger, Ashley Hite, Juliann Kiefer, Caroline Mohrmann, Taryn Sandheinrich, Feng Gao, Robert J Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Sensorineural hearing loss due to ototoxic cancer therapy is well established; effects on the vestibular system are unknown. We examined the feasibility of implementing vestibular screens for pediatric cancer survivors exposed to ototoxic agents. The prevalence of screening failures is reported. METHODS: Cancer survivors who were 6-17 years, at least 1-month posttreatment, and received ototoxic therapy (radiation to the head/neck, cisplatin, carboplatin) were eligible...
January 30, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366866/international-consensus-icon-on-audiological-assessment-of-hearing-loss-in-children
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A Farinetti, A Raji, H Wu, B Wanna, C Vincent
The prevalence of hearing loss in newborns and infants is estimated between 1 to 3.47 cases per 1000 live births. Early diagnosis and rehabilitation of congenital hearing loss are mandatory in order to achieve a satisfactory linguistic and cognitive development. Without appropriate opportunities to learn language, these children will fall behind their normal hearing peers in communication, cognition, reading and socio-emotional development. After promising results, neonatal screening for hearing loss and audiological evaluation are becoming more extensively carried out...
January 20, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335387/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall
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Ewa Kostrzeba, M Barczyk, M Wichtowski, R Garstecki, D Murawa
BACKGROUND: Clear cell carcinoma in scars after cesarean section is extremely rare, with only 22 cases reported in the literature. Management of this condition needs to be further explored. Here, we report of a patient with clear cell carcinoma of the abdominal wall that developed 35 years after cesarean section. CASE REPORT: The material of the study was a group of 61 patients divided into two groups. Group I - 35 deaf or with profound sensorineural hearing loss children (the pupils of the deaf and hard of hearing school), aged 5-17 years (average 9,2 years), 14 males, 21 females, II - control group comprised 26 normal hearing patients, aged 5-16 years (average 10,4 years), 14 males, 12 females (patients of Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics, Medical University of Lodz)...
December 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324475/bilateral-cochlear-implants-maximizing-expected-outcomes
#9
Kate E Willis, Nathan J Blum, Stephanie A Waryasz, Marilyn Augustyn
Sonia is a 4 1/12-year-old girl with Waardenburg syndrome and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who had bilateral cochlear implants at 2 7/12 years of age. She is referred to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics by her speech/language pathologist because of concerns that her language skills are not progressing as expected after the cochlear implant. At the time of the implant, she communicated using approximately 20 signs and 1 spoken word (mama). At the time of the evaluation (18 months after the implant) she had approximately 70 spoken words (English and Spanish) and innumerable signs that she used to communicate...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299970/inconsistent-device-use-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-users-prevalence-and-risk-factors
#10
Kathryn B Wiseman, Andrea D Warner-Czyz
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implants (CIs) afford an opportunity for children with a significant hearing loss to access spoken language through auditory input, but challenges post-implantation could impede success. Inconsistent device use occurs when a child wears their device less than full-time (<8 hours per day). Previous studies may underestimate the prevalence of inconsistent device use in pediatric CI users due to methodological issues (subjective parent report vs. objective measures)...
January 4, 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289454/audiometric-assessment-of-pediatric-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Kathryn L Kreicher, Michael J Bauschard, Clarice S Clemmens, Concetta Maria Riva, Ted A Meyer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate hearing impairment in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the AudGen database generated by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Audiograms were analyzed for type of hearing loss (HL), pure-tone-average (PTA), laterality, and change in hearing over time. Medical charts were reviewed to identify factors that influence development and progression of hearing loss...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287873/barriers-to-pediatric-cochlear-implantation-a-parental-survey
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Charles Q Yang, Brian K Reilly, Diego A Preciado
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) determine barriers in the pediatric cochlear implantation process specific to publicly insured patients, wherein delayed implantation has been reported, and (2) compare the perceived barriers between publicly and privately insured patients. SETTING: Tertiary care cochlear implantation center at academic pediatric hospital. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey, retrospective chart review. METHODS: The validated, 39 item Barriers to Care Questionnaire was administered to the parents of 80 recipients of cochlear implantation by two surgeons between 2013 and 2016...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287859/hearing-loss-in-children-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Kathryn L Kreicher, Heather K Schopper, Akash N Naik, Jonathan L Hatch, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the type and severity of hearing impairment in pediatric patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and relate these measures to patient demographics, treatment options, and other otologic factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of children with a diagnosis of PCD, Kartagener's syndrome, or situs inversus in the AudGen Database was conducted. Audiograms were analyzed for type of hearing loss (HL), severity, laterality, and progression...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280497/aggregating-the-symptoms-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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Laura Naert, Raymond Van de Berg, Paul Van de Heyning, Alexandre Bisdorff, Jeffrey D Sharon, Bryan K Ward, Vincent Van Rompaey
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To aggregate symptoms reported by patients with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) and to develop an evidence-based symptom set by performing a systematic review of the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Database search and critical assessment of research studies. METHODS: Medline and PubMed databases were searched for articles that reported the preoperative symptoms of adult and pediatric patients with unilateral and bilateral SCDS...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278615/risk-for-speech-and-language-impairments-in-pre-school-aged-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-with-in-utero-combination-antiretroviral-exposure
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Mabel L Rice, Jonathan S Russell, Toni Frederick, Murli Purswani, Paige L Williams, George K Siberry, Sean M Redmond, Howard J Hoffman, Tzy-Jyun Yao
BACKGROUND: Perinatally HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) children have elevated risk of late language emergence at age 1 year, with possible links to in utero antiretroviral (ARV) exposure. We investigated possible risks for speech impairments (SI) and language impairments (LI) in preschool monolingual HEU children in the United States. METHODS: Speech and language assessments were conducted as part of the PHACS Surveillance Monitoring of ART Toxicities (SMARTT) study at ages 3 (N= 208) and 5 (N = 429) years...
December 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250565/localizing-landmark-sets-in-head-cts-using-random-forests-and-a-heuristic-search-algorithm-for-registration-initialization
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Dongqing Zhang, Yuan Liu, Jack H Noble, Benoit M Dawant
Cochlear implants (CIs) use electrode arrays that are surgically inserted into the cochlea to stimulate frequency-mapped nerve endings to treat patients with hearing loss. CIs are programmed postoperatively by audiologists using behavioral tests without information on electrode-cochlea spatial relationship. We have recently developed techniques to segment the intracochlear anatomy and to localize individual contacts in clinically acquired computed tomography (CT) images. Using this information, we have proposed a programming strategy that we call image-guided CI programming (IGCIP), and we have shown that it significantly improves outcomes for both adult and pediatric recipients...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230928/audiological-monitoring-in-swiss-childhood-cancer-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227450/hearing-loss-in-pediatric-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#18
Forest W Weir, Jonathan L Hatch, Theodore R McRackan, Sarah A Wallace, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the prevalence, type, and severity of hearing impairment in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to analyze audiologic and otologic outcomes in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the AudGen Database. SETTING: Tertiary academic referral center. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients in AudGen Database with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Appropriate audiologic, otologic, and demographic data were recorded...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224758/pediatric-tinnitus-incidence-of-imaging-anomalies-and-the-impact-of-hearing-loss
#19
Rhorie Kerr, Elise Kang, Brandon Hopkins, Samantha Anne
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines exist for evaluation and management of tinnitus in adults; however lack of evidence in children limits applicability of these guidelines to pediatric patients. Objective of this study is to determine the incidence of inner ear anomalies detected on imaging studies within the pediatric population with tinnitus and evaluate if presence of hearing loss increases the rate of detection of anomalies in comparison to normal hearing patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of all children with diagnosis of tinnitus from 2010 to 2015 ;at a tertiary care academic center...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205326/clinical-features-familial-history-and-migraine-precursors-in-patients-with-definite-vestibular-migraine-the-vm-phenotypes-projects
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Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza-Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri, Daniele Nuti, Rudy Pecci, Antonio Russo, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Paola Torelli, Paolo Vannucchi, Giancarlo Comi, Mario Bussi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to assess through a questionnaire the features of vertiginous episodes, accompanying symptoms, familial history, and migraine precursors in a sample of 252 subjects with a diagnosis of definite vestibular migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by episodic headaches with specific features. About two-thirds of cases run in families, and patients may refer symptoms occurring in infancy and childhood, defined as episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine...
December 4, 2017: Headache
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