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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736834/temporal-bone-chondroblastoma-imaging-characteristics-with-pathologic-correlation
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Sun-Won Park, Ji-Hoon Kim, Ji Hoon Park, Kyung Chul Moon, Jin Chul Paeng, Byung Se Choi, Younghen Lee, Jae Hyoung Kim, Roh-Eul Yoo, Koung Mi Kang, Soo Chin Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Tae Jin Yun, Chul Ho Sohn
BACKGROUND: Chondroblastoma commonly involves the temporal bone in the craniofacial region, but its imaging features have not been elucidated. This study aimed to describe the imaging features of temporal bone chondroblastoma with their pathologic correlation. METHODS: Radiopathologic correlation was performed in 5 patients with temporal bone chondroblastoma from our database and in 11 patients identified through a PubMed search. RESULTS: The cases of temporal bone chondroblastoma commonly involve the squamous part, temporal and infratemporal fossae, temporomandibular joint, and tympanic cavity, with the following features: high attenuation with calcification; heterogeneity; low signal intensity on T2-weighted imaging with enhancement; a smooth interface to the brain; and strong hypermetabolism on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT...
July 24, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727444/fosfomycin-biosynthesis-via-transient-cytidylylation-of-2-hydroxyethylphosphonate-by-the-bifunctional-fom1-enzyme
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Su-Hee Cho, Seung-Young Kim, Takeo Tomita, Taro Shiraishi, Jin-Soo Park, Shusuke Sato, Fumitaka Kudo, Tadashi Eguchi, Nobutaka Funa, Makoto Nishiyama, Tomohisa Kuzuyama
Fosfomycin is a wide-spectrum phosphonate antibiotic that is used clinically to treat cystitis, tympanitis, etc. Its biosynthesis starts with the formation of a carbon-phosphorus bond catalyzed by the phosphoenolpyruvate phosphomutase Fom1. We identified an additional cytidylyltransferase (CyTase) domain at the Fom1 N-terminus in addition to the phosphoenolpyruvate phosphomutase domain at the Fom1 C-terminus. Here, we demonstrate that Fom1 is bifunctional and that the Fom1 CyTase domain catalyzes the cytidylylation of the 2-hydroxyethylphosphonate (HEP) intermediate to produce cytidylyl-HEP...
July 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726587/repair-of-tympanic-membrane-perforations-with-customized-bioprinted-ear-grafts-using-chinchilla-models
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Che-Ying Kuo, Emmanuel Wilson, Andrew Fuson, Nidhi Gandhi, Reza Monfaredi, Audrey Jenkins, Maria Romero, Marco Santoro, John P Fisher, Kevin Cleary, Brian Reilly
The goal of this work is to develop an innovative method that combines bioprinting and endoscopic imaging to repair tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). TMPs are a serious health issue because they can lead to both conductive hearing loss and repeated otitis media. TMPs occur in 3 to 5% of cases after ear tube placement as well as in cases of acute otitis media (the second most common infection in pediatrics), chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma, or as a result of barotrauma to the ear. About 55,000 tympanoplasties, the surgery performed to reconstruct TMPs, are performed every year and the commonly used cartilage grafting technique has a success rate between 43% to 100%...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726244/computed-tomographic-morphometry-of-tympanic-bulla-shape-and-position-in-brachycephalic-and-mesaticephalic-dog-breeds
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Ben Mielke, Richard Lam, Gert Ter Haar
Anatomic variations in skull morphology have been previously described for brachycephalic dogs; however there is little published information on interbreed variations in tympanic bulla morphology. This retrospective observational study aimed to (1) provide detailed descriptions of the computed tomographic (CT) morphology of tympanic bullae in a sample of dogs representing four brachycephalic breeds (Pugs, French Bulldogs, English Bulldog, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) versus two mesaticephalic breeds (Labrador retrievers and Jack Russell Terriers); and (2) test associations between tympanic bulla morphology and presence of middle ear effusion...
July 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723597/short-term-results-of-intra-tympanic-gentamicin-and-dexamethasone-on-hearing-and-tinnitus-in-meniere-s-disease-a-case-control-study
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Irfan Ul Shamas
INTRODUCTION: The role of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intra tympanic administration of Gentamicin(40 mgs/ml) and Dexamethasone 0.5 ml(4 mgs/ml) on hearing and tinnitus of patients who had recurrent acute attacks of vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN: 60 consecutive patients of Meniere's disease were randomly divided into 3 groups of twenty patients each. Group A included 20 patients who received intra tympanic gentamicin, Group B included 20 patients who received intra tympanic dexamethasone and Group C included 20 patients who received intra tympanic normal saline 0...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721726/3d-printed-earable-smart-devices-for-real-time-detection-of-core-body-temperature
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Hiroki Ota, Minghan Chao, Yuji Gao, Eric Wu, Li-Chia Tai, Kevin Chen, Yasutomo Matsuoka, Kosuke Iwai, Hossain M Fahad, Wei Gao, Hnin Yin Yin Nyein, Liwei Lin, Ali Javey
Real-time detection of basic physiological parameters such as blood pressure and heart rate is an important target in wearable smart devices for healthcare. Among these, the core body temperature is one of the most important basic medical indicators of fever, insomnia, fatigue, metabolic functionality, and depression. However, traditional wearable temperature sensors are based upon the measurement of skin temperature, which can vary dramatically from the true core body temperature. Here, we demonstrate a three-dimensional (3D) printed wearable "earable" smart device that is designed to be worn on the ear to track core body temperature from the tympanic membrane (i...
July 19, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719718/cochlear-implant-electrode-array-exposure-a-delayed-complication
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Christina Mishu, David A Klodd, Miriam Redleaf
Exposure of the cochlear implant electrode array as a late complication has been reported rarely in the literature. A retrospective analysis revealed 4 patients presenting with exposure of their cochlear implant electrode arrays from 2 to 17 years after implantation. Data collected from these 4 patients were surgical implantation approach, type of implant, age at implant, interval between implant and complication, surgical correction of the problem, pathology at the time of correction, and length of follow-up after intervention...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718243/type-i-tympanoplasty-by-underlay-technique-factors-affecting-outcome
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Tahira Sajid, Mohammad Imran Shah, Rehman Ghani, Mohammad Asif
BACKGROUND: Type-I Tympanoplasty is an operation which is widely done to close a persistent tympanic membrane perforation after clearing the disease from the middle ear. It is very safe and effective procedure. The success rate varies in different setups and there are some confounding factors which affect the result of Type-I tympanoplasty like the size, type and location of perforation. By conducting this study, we aimed to calculate the success rate of Type-I Tympanoplasty in Ayub Teaching Hospital and assess which confounding factors affect the success rate...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715600/ultrastructural-study-of-the-neural-microcircuits-in-the-sensory-epithelium-of-the-paratympanic-organ-of-the-chicken
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F Giannessi, L Ryskalin, R Ruffoli
The paratympanic organ (PTO) is a sensory organ located in the medial wall of the tympanic cavity of birds. The organ looks like a small tapering vesicle, and is equipped with a sensory epithelium formed by supporting cells (SCs) and Type II hair cells (Type II-HCs). The function of the PTO has not yet been precisely defined. The prevailing current hypothesis is that the PTO assesses the air pressure exerted on the external surface of the tympanic membrane. The PTO could may thus function as a barometer and, in flying birds, also as an altimeter...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708445/evaluation-of-yap-signaling-in-a-rat-tympanic-membrane-under-a-continuous-negative-pressure-load-and-in-human-middle-ear-cholesteatoma
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Naotaro Akiyama, Tomomi Yamamoto-Fukuda, Mamoru Yoshikawa, Hiromi Kojima
OBJECTIVES: Mechanotransduction plays an important role in cell-proliferative activities. Negative pressure in the middle ear is thought to be an important factor related to the etiology of acquired middle ear cholesteatoma. However, the correlation between negative pressure in the middle ear and the mechanism of middle ear cholesteatoma formation remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the expression of key molecules for mechanotransduction immunohistochemically. METHODS: An immunohistochemical analysis was performed using anti-Wnt5a (a marker of alternative Wnt signaling), -Yes-associated protein (YAP) (a marker of mechanosensing) and -pYAP (phosphorylated YAP at Ser 127: inactivated YAP) antibody in the tympanic membrane (TM) under a negative pressure load and in human middle ear cholesteatoma tissues...
July 14, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707578/acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Alexander Kc Leung, Alex H C Wong
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media is a common childhood infection. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are very important. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, complications and particularly treatment of acute otitis media in children. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "acute otitis media". Patents were searched using the key term "acute otitis media" from www...
July 12, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696161/comparison-of-normal-facial-nerve-enhancement-at-3t-mri-using-gadobutrol-and-gadopentetate-dimeglumine
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Rupa Radhakrishnan, Shamima Ahmed, Joshua Cole Tilden, Humberto Morales
Background and purpose The facial nerve is unique among cranial nerves in demonstrating normal enhancement of particular segments. The effect of varying T1 relaxivities of gadolinium-based contrast agents on facial nerve enhancement is unclear. In this study, we assess differences in normal facial nerve enhancement with two different gadolinium-based contrast agents, gadobutrol and gadopentetate dimeglumine. In addition, we evaluate differences in facial nerve enhancement with spin-echo (SE) T1 versus 3D inversion recovery prepared fast spoiled gradient-echo (FSPGR) post-contrast sequences...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695815/effectiveness-of-underbody-forced-air-warming-system-in-preventing-hypothermia-in-patients-undergoing-major-surgeries
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Hao Liang, Jie Yi
Objective To compare the effectiveness of the forced-air warming system and the conventional warming care practice in preventing hypothermia in patients undergoing major surgeries.Methods A total of 62 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients of both sexes,aged≥18 years,and with an ASA physical status Ⅰ-Ⅲ were included and allocated randomly into intervention group(n=30)or control group(n=32). Patients in the intervention group were provided forced-air warming,either prior to induction or during the surgery procedure depending on core temperature monitoring results...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692592/reduction-in-temporary-and-permanent-audiological-injury-through-internal-jugular-vein-compression-in-a-rodent-blast-injury-model
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Brian Sindelar, Michael Shinners, Sydney Sherman, Kristine Erickson, Vimal Patel, Paul Kubilis, John D Finan, Julian E Bailes
HYPOTHESIS: Internal jugular vein (IJV) compression influences not only intracranial but also intracochlear physiology and has demonstrated preclinical effectiveness in reducing acute audiological injury in a rodent blast model. However, the long-term effects in this model are unknown. BACKGROUND: Blast wave-induced audiological injury from an improvised explosive device is a leading cause of morbidity among service members in theater but there are limitations to the current protective measures...
July 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688565/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-general-practitioner-with-video-otoscopy-collected-by-a-health-care-facilitator-compared-to-traditional-otoscopy
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Thorbjörn Lundberg, Leigh Biagio de Jager, De Wet Swanepoel, Claude Laurent
OBJECTIVE: Video-otoscopy is rapidly developing as a new method to diagnose common ear disease and can be performed by trained health care facilitators as well as by clinicians. This study aimed to compare remote asynchronous assessments of video-otoscopy with otoscopy performed by a general practitioner. METHOD: Children, aged 2-16 years, attending a health center in Johannesburg, South Africa, were examined. An otologist performed otomicroscopy and a general practitioner performed otoscopy...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687918/a-retrospective-study-on-facial-nerve-schwannomas-a-disease-with-a-high-risk-of-misdiagnosis-and-hearing-loss
#16
Yu Li, Chunfu Dai
The objective is to increase awareness of facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs). Clinical data from 32 cases with FNSs who received surgical treatment from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The clinical data included age, sex, presentations, duration, facial nerve function, temporal-bone high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, surgical approaches, and postoperative histopathological examination. 16 men and 16 women were included, aged 7-69 years. The average age at diagnosis was approximately 44 years...
July 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687415/age-related-changes-in-the-morphological-relationship-between-the-supratubal-recess-and-the-eustachian-tube
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Juan Hong, Keguang Chen, Huiying Lyu, Dongming Yin, Lin Yang, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study age-related changes in the morphology of the supratubal recess (STR) and its relationship with the Eustachian tube (ET). METHODS: Seventy randomly selected computed tomography (CT) images of non-pathological temporal bones of 49 patients were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were grouped according to age into 4 age groups: group A (0-3 years), group B (4-8 years), group C (9-18 years) and group D (19-50 years). Space analytic geometry was assessed to directly calculate the morphology of the STR and the ET...
July 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680629/an-isolated-traumatic-fracture-of-the-malleus-handle
#18
Sertac Yetiser
Traumatic fracture of the malleus handle without tympanic membrane perforation is a rare incidence. Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss can only be confirmed with manipulation of the ossicles under sedation as computerized tomography is not informative. We present a 39-year-old lady with Q-tip injury when she get sudden phone call.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675101/tympanoplasty-following-blast-injury
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Matthew Keller, Ryan Sload, Justin Wilson, Howard Greene, Peggy Han, Sean Wise
Objectives To assess outcomes following tympanoplasty for blast-induced tympanic membrane perforations in a military population. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical centers. Subjects and Methods Military personnel (N = 254) undergoing tympanoplasty for blast-related tympanic membrane perforations sustained between April 2005 and July 2014 were identified from the Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database. Descriptive statistics were obtained regarding demographics, primary and revision surgery success rates, hearing status pre- and postsurgery, and frequency of ossicular reconstruction...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658990/optimization-of-peptides-that-actively-cross-the-tympanic-membrane-by-random-amino-acid-extension-a-phage-display-study
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Arwa Kurabi, Daniel Schaerer, Lisa Chang, Kwang Pak, Allen F Ryan
Local treatment of middle ear (ME) disease currently requires surgical penetration of the tympanic membrane (TM). We previously discovered 12-mer peptides that are actively transported across the intact TM, a process that could be used for noninvasive drug delivery into the ME. To optimize transport and provide further understanding of the peptides transport mechanism, we extended two of the candidate peptides by six additional amino acids at random, and screened the resulting 18-mers libraries on TMs of rats with active bacterial otitis media (OM) for transport efficiency using phage display...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
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