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Thomeer H G X M - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To report the hearing impairment in a new autosomal recessive metabolic disorder due to a mutation in the ANKH gene and to report the outcomes of exploratory tympanotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: One large consanguineous family was examined. Three patients underwent exploratory tympanotomy. ...
Katsura Hirokazu - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Although many reports describe the short-term hearing outcomes of surgically managed labyrinthine fistulae, the long-term results remain unknown. We reviewed the long-term postoperative hearing outcomes of 14 ears of patients with cholesteatoma and labyrinthine fistulae. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, 84 patients with cholesteatoma and labyrinthine fistula underwent tympanoplasty ...
Wilson Kevin F - - 2013
Objective: To review long-term hearing results after intact canal wall mastoidectomy with tympanoplasty for treatment of cholesteatoma and to identify factors associated with improved hearing outcomes. Study design: A retrospective analysis of all cases of cholesteatoma treated with intact canal wall mastoidectomy at a single institution by the senior author ...
Leclerc Jacques E - - 2013
Objective: To find an anatomical measurement of the cleft palate (or a calculated parameter) that predicts the occurrence of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) after palatal cleft repair. Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Level of Evidence: 4 Methods: Charts from cleft palate patients operated for palatoplasty with the Von Langenbeck technique for ...
Janecek Julie K - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine language outcome after left or right anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) in patients with epilepsy with bilateral language representation on intracarotid sodium amobarbital (Wada) testing. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with epilepsy with bilateral language (Wada laterality index between -50 and 50) underwent right ATL (RATL, n=10) ...
Neilan Ryan E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of stapedectomy in patients with congenital stapes fixation versus juvenile otosclerosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed from January 1, 1999 until January 1, 2011 to identify patients under 18 years old who underwent a stapedectomy. Age, gender, pre- and postoperative audiograms, intraoperative findings including ...
Iwasaki Satoshi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the perception of hearing handicap in adult patients with unilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) compared with those with bilateral SNHL or unilateral congenital SNHL. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Multicenter department of otolaryngology referrals. PATIENTS: Seventy-one subjects in the unilateral severe-profound (>70 dB) sudden SNHL ...
Koltsidopoulos Petros - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of intratympanic dexamethasone combined with systemic prednisolone in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, quasirandomized, multicenter clinical trial. SETTING: One university hospital and 2 affiliated hospitals. PATIENTS: A total of 92 eligible patients with ISSNHL were allocated into 2 ...
Sim Jae Hoon - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a pathology of conductive hearing loss caused by an incomplete ossicular discontinuity. It can manifest as a triad of the following: 1) conductive hearing loss most prominent in the high frequencies (hfCHL), defined as [ABG for 4 kHz] > [mean ABG for 0.25-0.5 kHz] + 10 dB ...
Zeiler F A - - 2013
Object: To review our institutional experience with Gamma Knife (GK) stereotactic radiosurgery in treating large vestibular schwannomas (VS) of 3 to 4 cm diameter. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort review of all patients treated with GK for VS at our institution between November 2003 and March 2012. Data on ...
Nolder Abby R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of osseointegrated hearing device placement in a child with conductive hearing loss related to manifestations of congenital lamellar ichthyosis. PATIENT: A 5-year-old female patient with congenital lamellar ichthyosis resulting in conductive hearing loss because of bilateral external auditory canal stenosis and tympanic membrane blunting. INTERVENTION: ...
Aboloyoun Ali Ibrahim - - 2013
Our study aimed to highlight the effectiveness of palatal lift prosthesis in patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency with previous operated cleft palate. This study was done undertaken January 2008 to December of 2009 in the Phoniatic unit of Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Ten patients of ≥ 8 years to ...
Akinpelu Olubunmi Victoria - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: High levels of unconjugated bilirubin have been associated with neuronal damage. The auditory brain nuclei and the inferior colliculi are often the first part of the brainstem to be involved, often leading to hearing abnormalities. A systematic review of clinical studies was conducted to evaluate the effect of hyperbilirubinemia ...
Colletti Liliana - - 2013
ObjectiveTo evaluate retrospectively the long-term safety and efficacy of the first 50 patients, all suffering from severe ossicular chain defects and with moderate to severe mixed hearing loss, who received the Vibrant SoundBridge with the floating mass transducer located on the round window membrane. To evaluate differences in outcome versus ...
Thakur Jagdeep S - - 2013
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the effect of tadalafil on auditory functions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Twenty-five tadalafil naïve patients with erectile dysfunction or pulmonary artery hypertension were subjected to pure-tone and brainstem-evoked response audiometry before drug therapy, and 3 and 30 days following drug ...
Babbage Melissa J MJ Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New - - 2013
Objectives To determine the pattern of auditory responses, time-course of hearing deterioration, and possible site of lesion following retrosigmoid excision of unilateral vestibular schwannomas. Design Prospective, nonrandomized, observational pilot study. Setting Tertiary referral medical center. Main outcome measures Preoperative and postoperative pure-tone and speech audiometry, auditory brainstem response testing, and ...
Nichani Jaya - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcome of cochlear implantation (CI) in patients deafened by ototoxic drugs and to compare this, with the outcome of CI in sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) with a similar duration of deafness. METHODS: The Manchester Auditory Implant Centre database was reviewed to identify patients who were ...
Bonifazi S - - 2013
Backgrounds: Evidence exists that the observation of actions performed by others enhance word retrieval and can be used in aphasia rehabilitation to treat naming impairments. Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess to what extent action observation treatment may improve verb retrieval in chronic aphasics. Design: This ...
Baysal Elif - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of oral steroid treatment versus combined oral and intratympanic dexamethasone injection for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This was a retrospective case review in which 30 patients in the oral steroid group and 39 patients in the combined oral and ...
Heijneman Karin M - - 2013
The tinnitus spectrum is a psycho-acoustic metric of tinnitus. Previous work found a tight relation between the spectrum and the tone audiogram. This suggests that the spectrum and the audiogram provide essentially the same information, and the added value of the spectrum is limited. In order to test whether the ...
Youssef Tarek Fouad TF Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University Ismailia - - 2013
Otitis media with effusion is the most common cause of conductive hearing loss in the pediatric population. Insertion of ventilation tubes with or without adenoidectomy is the accepted and standard surgical procedure. CO2 laser myringotomy without tube placement has been advocated as an alternative treatment. To compare long-term follow-up results ...
Egli Gallo Doris - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of systemic high-dose dexamethasone therapy for sudden sensorineural hearing loss in comparison to the previous treatment regimen at our clinic with systemic prednisone 100 mg daily for 7 days analyzed in a previous study. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of an electronic patient data ...
Krochmal Daniel J - - 2013
Objective :  To compare nasal ram pressure (NRP) data with perceptual speech assessments in young children following palatoplasty. Design and Setting :  NRP monitoring, a noninvasive technique using a two-pronged nasal cannula that detects nasal airflow during speech, was performed on patients 12 months following palatoplasty in our Craniofacial Center. ...
Lira Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti - - 2013
To determine the association between language and number of citations of ophthalmology articles published in Brazilian journals. This study was a systematic review. Original articles were identified by review of documents published at the two Brazilian ophthalmology journals indexed at Science Citation Index Expanded - SCIE ["Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia ...
Barati Behrouz - - 2013
Considering the presence of squamous epithelial cells and fibroblasts in the tympanic membrane (TM), topical estrogen application may influence the repair of TM perforations. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the healing effect of topical estrogen on chronic TM perforations and improvement in hearing threshold. Sixty patients were enrolled ...
Berenholz Leonard P - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the short- and long-term success of using a plastipore prosthesis for partial and total ossiculoplasty (POP and TOP). Subtechniques for optimal hearing improvement are discussed. Literature review and comparison to the recent use of titanium prostheses is made. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of partial and total ossiculoplasties. ...
Carlson Matthew L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare presentation, operative findings, and outcomes among pediatric patients undergoing primary stapedectomy for congenital stapes footplate fixation (CSFF) and juvenile otosclerosis (JO). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Combined experience from 2 tertiary academic referral centers. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients with CSFF and JO. INTERVENTION: Primary stapedectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): ...
Dispenza Francesco - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to verify the efficacy and the safety of intratympanic dexamethasone to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss as salvage therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on patients affected by idiopathic sudden hearing loss who were treated before with some systemic ...
Combs Stephanie E - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term results and patients' self-reported outcome of high-precision photon radiotherapy for the treatment of patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We treated 246 patients with 248 VS with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). For FSRT, a median total dose of 57.6Gy was ...
Gabra Nathalie N Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2013
To compare the efficacy of intratympanic injections of methylprednisolone (ITMP) and intratympanic injections of gentamicin (ITG) to control the symptoms of Ménière's disease and to evaluate their effect on hearing level. A historical cohort study. Tertiary referral center. Eighty-nine patients affected by Ménière's disease were included in this study, of ...
Al-Mazrou Khalid A - - 2013
Objective: To present the results of our experience with labyrinthotomy or vestibulotomy in cases where the oval window is blocked by the facial nerve and in the presence of bilateral congenital agenesis of the oval window, respectively. Study design: Retrospective analysis of the records of the patients operated in two ...
Mori Kousuke - - 2013
Streptococcus suis (S. suis) is a zoonotic pathogen in pigs, which can be transmitted to humans by close contact. Meningitis is the most common clinical manifestations of S. suis infection and hearing impairment is a frequent complication. The risk of S. suis meningitis is higher in people who work in ...
Kalcioglu M T - - 2013
We retrospectively analysed long-term hearing results and graft take rates in our cases with both temporalis muscle fascia and the cartilage island technique. Between September 2000 and October 2011, a total of 489 patients underwent cartilage tympanoplasty, while 318 patients had tympanoplasty using fascia. In this study we included patients ...
Wang Mingming M Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, 250021 - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and stability upon idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) patients with duration of onset more than 3 months. Twenty-eight patients diagnosed as ISSNHL were treated by intravenous injection and another 26 by oral medication. Pure tone tests were undertaken at ...
Ward Alex A United BioSource Corporation, Lexington, Mass., - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to summarize published estimates for conversion from mild cognitive impairment or amnestic mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's dementia. We carried out a systematic review of English language publications to identify cohort studies published since January 2006 that reported the risk or rate of conversion. ...
Kitahara Tadashi - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Meniere's disease is a common inner ear disease characterized by vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. Since Meniere's disease is thought to be triggered by an immune insult to inner ear hydrops, we examined endolymphatic sac drainage with intra-endolymphatic sac application of large doses of steroids for intractable Meniere's patients ...
Callioglu Elif Ersoy - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare anatomic and audiological results of cartilage graft with temporal fascia graft in type 1 tympanoplasty patients with low middle ear risk index (MERI). In this retrospective study, 63 patients that underwent type 1 tympanoplasty with chondroperichondrial island graft between July 2009 and ...
Pan Hung-Chuan - - 2012
Object Microsurgery is the primary treatment used for patients harboring a large vestibular schwannoma (VS). However, its outcome may lead to hearing impairment and facial nerve dysfunction particularly when resection is extended outside the tumor capsule. When surgery for a large VS consists of intracapsular resection and decompression, better preservation ...
Szyfter Witold - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: CO2 laser is used in stapes surgery due to good water absorption and quite optimal ablation of a bony structure without the influence of inner ear parameters. AIM OF THE STUDY: the assessment of the influence of CO2 - "one shot" laser on hearing results in the patients group ...
Singer Susanne - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Gaining a new voice is one of the major aims after total laryngectomy. The objective of this study was to describe the process and results of speech rehabilitation during the first year after surgery. METHODS: Speech intelligibility was measured 6 months (n = 273) and 1 year (n = ...
Kim Joo Yeon - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Various materials such as fascia, perichondrium, and cartilage have been used for reconstruction of the tympanic membrane in middle ear surgery. Because of its stiffness, cartilage is resistant to resorption and retraction. However, cartilage grafts result in increased acoustic impedance, the main limitation to their use. The aim of ...
Thakur J S JS Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, 171001 HP - - 2013
Otoacoustic emissions have been advocated in the management of otitis media with effusion. However, otoacoustic emissions cannot differentiate different types of hearing loss. This study was conducted to find factor that can differentiate otitis media with effusion from other common causes of hearing loss in children. Children were enrolled in ...
Carlson Matthew L - - 2012
Object The goals of this retrospective cohort study were as follows: 1) to describe the long-term prevalence and timing of hearing deterioration following low-dose (12- to 13-Gy marginal dose) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannoma (VS); and 2) to identify clinical variables associated with long-term preservation of useful hearing following ...
Lim Hye Jin - - 2013
We treated patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) with several protocols on an outpatient department (OPD) basis. The study compared the efficacy of 3 different steroid treatments for ISSNHL. A prospective randomized controlled study. Tertiary referral center. A total of 60 patients diagnosed with ISSNHL were treated through ...
Querat C - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To report the results obtained in patients with intact tympanic membrane tympanosclerotic stapes fixation treated by labyrinthine fenestration and to discuss the value of this operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 28 cases of tympanosclerotic stapes fixation operated between 1982 and 2010. Labyrinthine fenestration was performed using a CO(2) ...
Wiet Richard J - - 2012
ObjectiveTo compare short- and long-term hearing results following stapedectomy using 3 different oval window grafting materials with the same stapes prosthesis.Study DesignDatabase review.SettingTertiary referral private practice.Subjects and MethodsSubjects were ears that underwent stapedectomy for otosclerosis, with placement of fat, fascia, or vein as an oval window seal and reconstruction with ...
Liu Lin - - 2012
This study aims to assess the diagnostic value of the acoustically evoked short latency negative response (ASNR) during the auditory brainstem response (ABR) test for enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). The ABR test was performed on 175 subjects with severe and profound hearing loss from July 2008 to August 2011. Patients ...
El-Gazzaz G - - 2012
The role of biological therapy in perianal fistulas associated with Crohn's disease (CD) is uncertain as available data are confused and conflicting. In order to provide some clarity to the issue we have examined a large cohort of patients with perianal fistulas and CD and stratified them according to use ...
Han Jae-Suk - - 2012
Microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a safe and effective treatment with favorable outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of delayed cranirve ( VI, VII, and VIII ) palsy following MVD and its clinical courses. Between January 1998 and December 2009, 1354 patients ...
Ward Bryan K - - 2012
To determine postoperative hearing outcomes after surgical plugging via middle cranial fossa approach for superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS). Clinical review. Tertiary care medical center. Forty-three cases of SCDS based on history, physical examination, vestibular function testing, and computed tomography imaging confirming the presence of a dehiscence. All patients ...
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