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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338495/burden-of-hearing-loss-on-communication-partners-and-its-influence-on-pursuit-of-hearing-evaluation
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Kristine A Schulz, Naomi Modeste, Jerry W Lee, Rhonda Roberts, Gabrielle H Saunders, David L Witsell
OBJECTIVE: Describe how the burden on the communication partner (CP) from the patient's hearing loss, as perceived by both the patient and their CP, influences a patient's pursuit of hearing evaluation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. Demographics, perception of patient's hearing loss, and associated burden on the CP were collected from both patient and CP via online questionnaires. Patients and their CPs from Duke University Medical Center Otolaryngology Clinic, 55 to 75 years of age, being seen for any reason, who indicated a CP has expressed concern about their hearing...
March 23, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337944/the-influence-of-gate-start-position-on-physical-performance-and-anxiety-perception-in-expert-bmx-athletes
#2
Franck Di Rienzo, Guillaume Martinent, Lucie Levêque, Tadhg MacIntyre, Christian Collet, Aymeric Guillot
The critical importance of the start phase in bicycle motocross (BMX) racing is increasingly acknowledged. Past experiments underlined that the internal lane of the starting gate provides a strong positional advantage. However, how lane position affects start performance and cognitive and somatic state anxiety remains unexplored. We examined the start performance and anxiety responses of youth national-level BMX riders in both experimental and ecological contexts. We used contextualization motor imagery routines to evaluate start performance and state anxiety from the internal and external lanes...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337546/robotic-thyroidectomy-versus-conventional-open-thyroidectomy-for-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Jing-Hua Pan, Hong Zhou, Xiao-Xu Zhao, Hui Ding, Li Wei, Li Qin, Yun-Long Pan
BACKGROUND: Despite the new technical alternative offered by the robotic surgery for minimally invasive thyroid surgery, the role of the robotic thyroidectomy (RT) in thyroid cancer has been highly disputed. This paper gives a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to compare RT and open thyroidectomy (OT) based on the surgical outcomes and oncologic results. METHODS: Relevant literature was searched from various databases up to July 2016, including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of science and Clinical Trials...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334309/long-term-surveillance-following-intralesional-steroid-injection-for-benign-vocal-fold-lesions
#4
Chi-Te Wang, Mei-Shu Lai, Po-Wen Cheng
Importance: The short-term outcomes of vocal fold steroid injection (VFSI) are well documented. However, few studies have reported the long-term outcomes following VFSI. Objective: To investigate the incidence rates of symptom recurrence and secondary interventions following VFSI for benign vocal fold lesions. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral medical center in Taipei, Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328724/effects-of-corneal-scars-and-their-treatment-with-rigid-contact-lenses-on-quality-of-vision
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Bram de Jong, Ivanka J E van der Meulen, Johannes M J van Vliet, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Carla P Nieuwendaal, Thomas J T P van den Berg
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of corneal scars and the treatment of these scars with rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses on quality of vision including straylight. Visual effects were related to scar characteristics such as size and grade. METHODS: Straylight and best-corrected visual acuity were measured in 23 patients with corneal scars during and after RGP contact lens wear. Contralateral eyes were used as controls, and age-normal values in case of bilateral scars...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320628/clinical-significance-of-contralateral-reactive-lesion-in-vocal-fold-polyp-and-cyst
#6
Jung-Hae Cho, Yong-Sug Choi, Young-Hoon Joo, Young-Hak Park, Dong-Il Sun
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the clinical significance of contralateral reactive lesions in patients undergoing laryngeal microsurgery for benign vocal fold lesions such as vocal polyps and cysts. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, single institution cohort study. METHODS: Patient medical records were reviewed for demographic characteristics; acoustic, aerodynamic, and perceptual analyses; and Voice Handicap Index score before and after laryngeal microsurgery...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318967/pitch-strength-as-an-outcome-measure-for-treatment-of-dysphonia
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Lisa M Kopf, Cristina Jackson-Menaldi, Adam D Rubin, Jean Skeffington, Eric J Hunter, Mark D Skowronski, Rahul Shrivastav
BACKGROUND: Measurement of treatment outcomes is critical for the spectrum of voice treatments (ie, surgical, behavioral, or pharmacological). Outcome measures typically include visual (eg, stroboscopic data), auditory (eg, Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice; Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, Strain), and objective correlates of vocal fold vibratory characteristics, such as acoustic signals (eg, harmonics-to-noise ratio, cepstral peak prominence) or patient self-reported questionnaires (eg, Voice Handicap Index, Voice-Related Quality of Life)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318060/integrating-postural-and-vestibular-dimensions-to-depict-impairment-in-moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-patients
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Alessandro Micarelli, Claudio Liguori, Andrea Viziano, Francesca Izzi, Fabio Placidi, Marco Alessandrini
Vestibular dysfunction was linked to moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients in literature. However, due to a lack of knowledge among valid and recent implementations conceived to study postural control on static posturography (SP) and vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain under physiological conditions (video Head Impulse Test; vHIT), the aim of this work was to integrate (i) VOR changes via vHIT implementation, (ii) postural arrangement by studying both classical parameters and frequency spectra (PS) and (iii) correlation between these findings, polygraphic (PG) and subjective scores along Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306653/new-scoring-system-for-evaluating-patulous-eustachian-tube-patients
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Ryoukichi Ikeda, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Hidetoshi Oshima, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Hiroshi Hidaka, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of patulous Eustachian tube handicap inventory (PHI) for patulous Eustachian tube (PET) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A prospective survey of medical records in Sen-En Hospital identified 31 ears of 31 patients with definite PET who received insertion of the silicone plug as surgical treatment group, 29 ears of 29 patients treated with self-instillation of physiological saline solution as conservative treatment group, and 29 ears of 29 patients of sensorineural hearing loss without findings of PET treated between June 2015 and December 2015...
March 16, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300952/the-individual-with-epilepsy-perceptions-about-the-disease-and-implications-on-quality-of-life
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Christiane Del Claro Hopker, Ana Paula Berberian, Gisele Massi, Mariluci Hautsch Willig, Rita Tonocchi
Purpose: The present study aims to analyze the perceptions of individuals with epilepsy about the disease and its impact in their quality of life (QoL). Methods: This is a cross-sectional, qualitative and quantitative study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital associated with the Brazilian National Health System (SUS). Data were collected from 30 individuals with diagnosis of refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (RTLE). The study participants responded to a questionnaire to collect sociodemographic and clinical data, as well as their perceptions about the disease...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299468/gw-sem-a-statistical-package-to-conduct-genome-wide-structural-equation-modeling
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Brad Verhulst, Hermine H Maes, Michael C Neale
Improving the accuracy of phenotyping through the use of advanced psychometric tools will increase the power to find significant associations with genetic variants and expand the range of possible hypotheses that can be tested on a genome-wide scale. Multivariate methods, such as structural equation modeling (SEM), are valuable in the phenotypic analysis of psychiatric and substance use phenotypes, but these methods have not been integrated into standard genome-wide association analyses because fitting a SEM at each single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) along the genome was hitherto considered to be too computationally demanding...
March 15, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295220/total-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-an-emerging-option
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REVIEW
Ethan B Ludmir, Manisha Palta, Christopher G Willett, Brian G Czito
The treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has benefited from improved surgical techniques and from the implementation of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT), which have markedly decreased the rates of local recurrence. However, distant metastatic disease remains the most significant cause of death for these patients. Although adjuvant chemotherapy (ChT) after neoadjuvant CRT and definitive surgery is commonly recommended, the value of adjuvant systemic therapy remains less clear. Trials evaluating adjuvant ChT for rectal cancer have been handicapped by poor compliance rates and inconsistent survival results...
March 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290231/the-association-between-vestibular-physical-examination-vertigo-questionnaires-and-the-electronystagmography-in-patients-with-vestibular-symptoms
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Shany G Gofrit, Yulia Mayler, Ron Eliashar, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Ophir Ilan, Menachem Gross
OBJECTS: Dizziness makes up a diagnostic and treatment challenge. The diagnostic accuracy of the medical history and vestibular physical examination in cases of vestibular symptoms is not clear. The aim of this study is to determine the association between vestibular physical examination, vestibular questionnaires, and electronystagmography (ENG) test in patients with vestibular symptoms. METHODS: This is a prospective study of 135 adults with vestibular symptoms...
April 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282939/oral-health-status-of-patients-with-lysosomal-storage-diseases-in-poland
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Damian Drążewski, Małgorzata Grzymisławska, Katarzyna Korybalska, Natasza Czepulis, Marian Grzymisławski, Janusz Witowski, Anna Surdacka
Patients with lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) suffer from physical and mental disabilities, which together with poor access to professional care may lead to impaired oral health. This cross-sectional case-control study characterized the status of oral health in patients with LSDs in Poland. Thirty-six children and young adults with various forms of LSDs were examined. The data were compared with those from age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Exemplary cases were presented to highlight typical problems in oral care associated with LSDs...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282482/the-effect-of-tinnitus-on-listening-effort-in-normal-hearing-young-adults-a-preliminary-study
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Sofie Degeest, Hannah Keppler, Paul Corthals
Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic tinnitus on listening effort. Method: Thirteen normal-hearing young adults with chronic tinnitus were matched with a control group for age, gender, hearing thresholds, and educational level. A dual-task paradigm was used to evaluate listening effort in different listening conditions. A primary speech-recognition task and a secondary memory task were performed both separately and simultaneously...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278366/development-and-validation-of-a-condition-specific-measure-for-chronic-periodontitis-oral-health-impact-profile-for-chronic-periodontitis-ohip-cp
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Songlin He, Jinhua Wang, Shicheng Wei, Ping Ji
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop and validate the first condition-specific tool to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) impairment in association with chronic periodontitis and to use it as an outcome measure in clinical trials. METHODS: Twenty-three potential items were developed using a combined method consisting of a literature review, semi-structured patient interviews (n=20) and expert panel 1. Subsequently, item selection was carried out by means of qualitative content analysis and quantitative classical test theory (CTT) with 110 patients and expert panel 2...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277334/social-and-quality-of-life-impact-using-a-voice-prosthesis-after-laryngectomy
#17
Lizz Summers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is intended to give an up-to-date overview of key developments in the evidence base relating specifically to the social and quality of life (QOL) impact of using a voice prosthesis, with reflections on the impact on clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shed light on the role of social support on psychological adjustment after laryngectomy, developing the existing evidence base on psychological sequelae. Investigations into the relationship between voice intensity/intelligibility and voice handicap/QOL may suggest a relationship for some patients, and current tools for measuring these constructs are evaluated...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277215/audiological-rehabilitation-for-facilitating-hearing-aid-use-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
PURPOSE: This article reviews and critically analyzes the design of studies on the effect of audiological rehabilitation (AR) programs on hearing aid (HA) outcomes, in order to guide future research. RESEARCH DESIGN: The design of this study was a narrative review. Studies were included in the review if they were randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of AR on HA use and outcome between 2000 and 2016. RESULTS: Seven articles that met the inclusion criteria were included in the review...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274722/effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-combined-with-transcranial-cerebellar-direct-current-stimulation-in-patients-with-chronic-dizziness-an-exploratory-study
#19
Satoko Koganemaru, Fumiyuki Goto, Miki Arai, Keitaro Toshikuni, Makoto Hosoya, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Nobuko Yamamoto, Shujiro Minami, Satoshi Ikeda, Katsunori Ikoma, Tatsuya Mima
BACKGROUND: Vestibular rehabilitation is useful to alleviate chronic dizziness in patients with vestibular dysfunction. It aims to induce neuronal plasticity in the central nervous system (especially in the cerebellum) to promote vestibular compensation. Transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation (tcDCS) reportedly enhances cerebellar function. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether vestibular rehabilitation partially combined with tcDCS is superior to the use of rehabilitation alone for the alleviation of dizziness...
February 24, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274040/prevalence-of-colour-vision-anomalies-amongst-dental-professionals-and-its-effect-on-shade-matching-of-teeth
#20
Amrit Khosla, Anuj Paul Maini, Anuj Wangoo, Sukhman Singh, Damanpreet Kaur Mehar
INTRODUCTION: The success of a restoration is dependent on accurate shade matching of teeth leading to studies evaluating the factors affecting the perception of shades. Colour vision anomalies including colour blindness have been found to exist in the population and it has been thought to be a potential factor affecting the colour perception ability. AIM: The present study was done to evaluate the prevalence of colour vision anomalies and its effect on matching of shades of teeth...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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