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Polanowska K E KE Dr Katarzyna Ewa Polanowska, II Klinika Neurologii, Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa, Polska, e-mail: - - 2013
Recent research suggests that an increased level of stroke-affected left hemisphere cortical (especially frontal) excitability is associated with better language improvement in aphasic patients. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS), increasing cortical activity, may facilitate perilesional left hemisphere recruitment to subserve language processing and enhance effects of behavioural therapy. The ...
Ryan Marisa - - 2013
1) To describe a cost-effective, minimally invasive technique for treating tympanic membrane atelectasis, and 2) to present data on hearing improvement in patients receiving this as the basis for a future prospective study. Report of hearing and clinical outcome over a 4-year period. Tertiary center. Patients with tympanic membrane atelectasis ...
Celenk F - - 2013
Objective: This study aimed to compare the hearing results of incus interposition and bone cement ossiculoplasty in patients with incus long process defects. Materials and methods: Ninety-nine patients with incus long process defects were included. Incus interposition was performed in 49 patients (group 1) and bone cement ossiculoplasty was performed ...
Moosa Ahsan N V - - 2013
To examine the long-term functional outcomes and their predictors using a patient/family centered approach in a cohort of children who had hemispherectomy. Functional outcome measures studied were the following: ambulation ability, visual symptoms, spoken language, reading skills, and behavioral problems. We reviewed 186 consecutive children who underwent hemispherectomy between 1997 ...
Gundogan Onur - - 2013
ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of systemic steroid alone and combined with intratympanic methylprednisolone in the treatment of patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.Study DesignProspective, randomized controlled trial.SettingsKatip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.Subject and MethodsSeventy-nine patients who met the inclusion ...
Hassepass Frederike - - 2013
Cochlear implantation (CI) is the treatment of choice in bilateral labyrinthitis ossificans (LO). The aim of this clinical case study was to evaluate audiologic and subjective outcomes after CI treatment for unilateral hearing loss (UHL) because of LO and to identify optimal timing for treatment. Three subjects (age 40, 54, ...
Roosli Christof - - 2013
Analysis of 12-month midterm clinical and audiometric data of patients with otosclerosis who underwent stapedotomy using a newly designed prosthesis made of nitinol, a shape memory alloy. Fifty-five ears of 50 consecutive patients who underwent stapetotomy between March 2010 and July 2011 were included. They met the inclusion criteria of ...
Cho Chin-Saeng - - 2013
The prognostic significance of vertigo in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) remains a matter of debate. This paper aims to verify the difference between a group with vertigo and a group without vertigo, and to analyze vertigo's validation as a prognostic factor in patients with SSNHL. This ...
Cvorovic Ljiljana - - 2013
To compare the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and intratympanic (IT) steroid injection on hearing after the failure of primary treatment in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). A prospective randomized trial. Tertiary referral center. Fifty patients with failure of primary therapy for ISSHL. After primary treatment with ...
Cunningham John Edward JE Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand. - - 2013
Long-term prospective observational cohort study. The objective of the study was to compare the long-term functional outcomes of posterolateral fusion (PLF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). PLIF has the theoretical advantage of improving sagittal alignment and providing a larger, more consistent ...
Pandey Yogesh Kumar YK Department of Kayachikita , National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, - - 2013
Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in the neck. Keeping in view the increasing incidence of this problem in modern society a study was conducted with following. The aim of the following study is to assess the efficacy of Grīvā Vasti ...
Kumar Pravesh - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of bulb height of hollow bulb obturator prosthesis on articulation and nasalance. A total of 10 patients, who were to undergo maxillectomy falling under Aramany class-I and II, with normal speech and hearing pattern were selected for the study. They were provided 2 maxillary obturators, one ...
Erdur Omer - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intratympanic steroids in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss who did not respond to initial systemic steroid therapy. This retrospective study involved 51 patients, who did not respond to systemic steroids as a first-line treatment. Initial systemic steroid ...
Palau-Collazo Miladys M - - 2013
Objective: A pilot study was undertaken to determine whether establishment of a Spanish Language Diabetes Clinic (SLDC) for Spanish speaking families conducted by a team of Spanish speaking, Hispanic and non-Hispanic clinicians provides a means to improve control of type 1 diabetes.Methods: The first 21 Hispanic pediatric patients with T1D ...
Zwartenkot Joost W - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study long-term subjective benefit of patients with sensorineural hearing loss and chronic external otitis who use active middle ear implants. DESIGN: Single-subject repeated measures in a preintervention and postintervention design with multiple postintervention measurements (questionnaires). SETTING: Tertiary academic center. PATIENTS: Moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss (n = 56) with ...
Doucet Jean-Charles - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the early speech outcomes of children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) treated according to two different 2-stage protocols: the Malek protocol (soft palate closure without intravelar veloplasty at 3 months; lip and hard palate repair at 6 months), ...
Asma A - - 2013
A canal wall down mastoidectomy (CWDM) is an effective technique for eradication of advanced chronic otitis media or cholesteatomas. A retrospective study was conducted at a Malaysian Tertiary Medical Center between June 1996 to December 2003 to evaluate the outcome of Modified Radical Mastoidectomy(MRM), a form of CWDM for patients ...
Hahn Yoav - - 2013
We conducted a retrospective study to compare the results of ossicular chain reconstruction (OCR) with two types of composite prosthesis: a hydroxyapatite-polyethylene (HAPEX) implant and a hydroxyapatite-titanium (HATi) prosthesis. We reviewed the records of 222 patients-104 males and 118 females, aged 8 to 79 years (mean: 39.7)-who had undergone OCR ...
Tiwari Raja - - 2013
There is a consensus about the occurrence of otitis media in children with cleft palate before repair. However, controversy continues regarding the recovery of Eustachian tube function and level of hearing loss in the patients after cleft palate repair. Levator sling palatoplasty is an important component of the cleft repair. ...
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 JK Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. - - 2013
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. Twenty-two patients with epilepsy with bilateral language (Wada laterality index between -50 and 50) underwent right ATL (RATL, n=10) or left ...
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 ...
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