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Sato Go G Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokushima Graduate School , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: The finding of deteriorated hearing loss at the initial visit at middle to high frequencies is a factor of poor hearing prognosis in Ménière's disease. Early intervention with instructions for lifestyle changes may lead to good outcomes in hearing. Objective: An attempt was made to examine long-term changes ...
Martin Paula I PI Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and the Harold Goodglass Boston University Aphasia Research Center, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate: 1) the feasibilty of administering a modified CILT (mCILT) treatment session immediately after TMS; and 2) if this combined therapy could improve naming and elicited propositional speech in chronic, nonfluent aphasia. Methods: Two chronic stroke patients with nonfluent aphasia (mild-moderate and ...
Filipo Roberto R Department of Sensory Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess the therapeutic effectiveness of an intratympanic (IT) steroid protocol compared to a systemic steroid protocol. Methods: A total of 265 consecutive patients presenting unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss were divided into 2 groups. One group comprised 131 patients enrolled between May 2009 and May 2010, and ...
Theunissen E A R EA Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether concomitant chemoradiation (CCRT)-induced hearing loss is progressive over time or not. Long-term (LT) follow-up study. Between 1999 and 2004, 158 patients with head and neck cancer were treated with intravenous (IV) CCRT (n = 80) or intraarterial CCRT (n = 78). Audiometry was performed before, ...
Hortis-Dzierzbicka M M Laboratory of Speech Pathology and Upper Airway Endoscopy, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universitary Clinical Hospital, Olsztyn, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the speech in subjects with cleft lip and palate, in whom three methods of the hard palate closure were used. One hundred and thirty-seven children (96 boys, 41 girls; mean age = 12 years, SD = 1·2) with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) operated by ...
Ryu Nam-Gyu NG Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Centre, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2014
This study evaluated the clinical effectiveness of wireless contralateral routing of offside signals hearing aids (CROS) in patients with severe to profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL). Twenty-one patients with USNHL were enrolled in this prospective study. The change of subjective satisfaction was evaluated using three questionnaires (K-HHIE, K-IOI-HA, K-SSQ). ...
Metrailer Aaron M AM *Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; †Arkansas Children's Hospital; and ‡Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, - - 2014
To determine outcomes of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasty in a cohort of pediatric patients with a history of cleft palate repair. Retrospective chart review and comparison with a historical control group of patients with no cleft palate anomaly undergoing the same procedure by the same surgeon at a tertiary care ...
Ji Fei F Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Chinese PLA Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital , Beijing , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: In patients with auditory neuropathy (AN), waveforms of neural response telemetry (NRT) could be present, showing characteristics of low incidence, low differentiation, and large variation. Objective: To study the characteristics of NRT in AN patients who had received cochlear implants (CIs). Methods: NRT data for seven AN patients ...
Cassilde A-L AL Service de médecine interne, hôpital Louis-Mourier, centre hospitalier universitaire, (AP-HP), 178, rue des Renouillers, 92701 Colombes cedex, - - 2014
Rapid-onset of sensorineural hearing loss in a patient at risk of genital or oral exposure to treponema can be secondary to early neurosyphilis, for which delayed treatment may result in irreversible sequelae. A 40-year-old, HIV seropositive man with a CD4 lymphocyte count greater than 500/mm(3) presented with rapid-onset of bilateral ...
Baylancicek Serdar S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Acibadem Health Care Group, Kozyatagi, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare hearing results in patients undergoing ossiculoplasty with bone cement (BC) vs partial ossicular replacement prosthesis (PORP) in cases of incudostapedial discontinuity during tympanoplasty surgeries. Case series with chart review. Tertiary referral center. A total of 44 patients with incudostapedial discontinuity, 21 operated ...
Tuncer Murat M Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the possible effects of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the hearing status of the patients in this prospective controlled study. A total of 40 patients with normal hearing function were included to the study. We had 20 patients each in the study group and control group. The ...
Skarzynski Henryk - - 2014
Treatment of the partial deafness is a great challenge in terms of preserving the preoperative hearing and complementing this hearing ability with an implant. It concerns the situations when hearing in low frequency range is normal or fully functional and it is only necessary to complement it electrically in the ...
Sood Amit Justin AJ Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
To analyze current endolymphatic surgery techniques and quantify their efficacy in controlling vertigo and maintaining hearing in the short and long term. A comprehensive literature search using the PubMed-NCBI database from 1970 to 2013. Articles on sac decompression and mastoid shunt (with and without silastic) were included. Included studies had ...
Vashishth Ashish A Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional and hearing outcomes using full thickness broad cartilage palisades for tympanic membrane reconstruction in type 3 tympanoplasty with titanium prostheses. The retrospective study performed at a tertiary referral institute included 30 patients with posterior mesotympanic retraction pockets or tympanic membrane perforations requiring tympanic membrane and type ...
Li Xuanyi X Department of Otolaryngology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou 221006, - - 2014
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infectious cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children. This study aims to investigate the pathogenesis CMV-induced hearing loss from the view of integrity of blood-labyrinth-barrier (BLB). Newborn BALB/c mice were randomly divided into three groups (n=22, respectively): CMV group, control group and ...
Chen Zhengnong Z Department of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess differences in hearing outcomes using the malleostapedotomy or malleovestibulopexy (MVP) and total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) techniques in chronic otitis media patients with a mobile stapes footplate. Case series with planned data collection. A university medical center. In total, 27 patients with chronic otitis media ...
Maniakas Anastasios A Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM), Hôpital Notre Dame, 1560 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate hearing outcomes following partial stapedectomy according to age at the time of surgery and evaluate functional hearing at ≥10 years' follow-up, and to assess the effect of delay in surgery on overall functional hearing outcomes. Data were collected from patients operated upon ...
Wiatr Maciej M Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of changes to the mucous in the middle ear on the outcome of the reconstruction of the ossicular chain exemplified by a type 2 tympanoplasty. A prospective analysis was carried out with regard to patients operated on at the Otolaryngology ...
Acar Gül Ozbilen GO *Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; †Istanbul Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Ear Nose Throat Department, Istanbul, Turkey; ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tampere University Hospital and the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland; §Department of Otolaryngology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; and ∥Department of Otolaryngology, University of California Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
To compare the outcomes of 3 surgical techniques for primary stapes fixation: stapedotomy minus prosthesis (STAMP), circumferential stapes mobilization (CSM), and small fenestra stapedotomy (SFS). Retrospective review of 277 primary cases operated for stapes fixation from 1997 to 2007. Tertiary academic center. Consecutive adult and pediatric cases operated for conductive ...
Moon Il Joon IJ *Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul; and †Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon, Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the changes in sound localization ability in the horizontal plane after canaloplasty in unilateral congenital aural atresia (CAA) patients STUDY DESIGN: Prospective interventional study. Tertiary referral center. Twenty-eight patients with unilateral CAA were enrolled. All patients had unilateral conductive hearing loss. Canaloplasty. Pure tone audiometry, sound localization test, ...
Kehrer Christiane - - 2014
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a rare, genetic neurodegenerative disease. It leads to progressive demyelination resulting in regression of development and early death. With regard to experimental therapies, knowledge of the natural course of the disease is highly important. We aimed to analyse onset and character of first symptoms in MLD ...
Hoa Michael M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, - - 2014
Hearing loss commonly occurs after radiation therapy for an acoustic neuroma, and it is highly unusual for hearing to return after a prolonged period of time. We report the case of a 12-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis 2 who underwent fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of a left-sided vestibular schwannoma. ...
Pelliccia P P ENT Department, CHU, Montpellier, France; ; Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, - - 2014
1) study cochlea size variability among age and degree of deafness; 2) calculate the length of the cochlear implant electrode needed to obtain the optimal final insertion depth angle of 270°. A total of 241 patients (482 ears) that underwent high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the ear in our ...
Krieg Sandro M - - 2014
Repetitive navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was recently described for mapping of human language areas. However, its capability of detecting language plasticity in brain tumor patients was not proven up to now. Thus, this study was designed to evaluate such data in order to compare rTMS language mapping to language ...
Oue S S Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Modbury Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of low-dose intratympanic dexamethasone therapy in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss whose hearing in the affected ear had failed to improve following a course of oral steroid therapy. Methods: A prospective pilot study was undertaken of eight patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing ...
Gurney James G JG Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee (J.G.G., G.T.A.); Department of Rehabilitation Service, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee (J.K.B.); Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee (A.O.-T., J.H.); Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee (C.W., I.Q., G.T.A., A.B., A.G.); Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee, (A.P.P., T.E.M.); Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenneessee (A.S.); Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis Tenneessee (C.F.S.); Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (M.C.); Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (E.B.); Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane, Herston, Australia (T.H.); The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Cente, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (S.G.); The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (J.A.H.); Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia (S.K.); Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia (R.C.); Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (M.J.F.); School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenneessee - - 2014
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to evaluate amifostine for protection from cisplatin-induced serious hearing loss in patients with average-risk medulloblastoma by extending a previous analysis to a much larger sample size. In addition, this study aimed to assess amifostine with serious hearing loss in patients with high-risk medulloblastoma treated ...
Lee Sung Ho SH Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-702, - - 2014
A 34-year-old female patient suffering from right-sided facial palsy presented to our hospital. Her hearing range was within normal limits. She had undergone GKS after receiving a diagnosis of facial nerve schwannoma (FNS). On the fourth day after GKS, the patient experienced sudden onset hearing loss on the right side ...
Takahashi-Tatsumi Emiko E Department of Otolaryngology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501, - - 2014
To determine the true success rate of pediatric myringoplasty. This retrospective study analyzed 67 pediatric myringoplasties performed at Hyogo College of Medicine between 2000 and 2009. We divided the pediatric population into a younger group (<10 yr old, n = 41) and an older group (≥10 yr old, n = ...
Plotkin Scott R SR *Department of Neurology and Cancer Center, †Biostatistics Center, and ‡Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and §Neurotology, House Clinic, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
To determine the rate of growth in vestibular schwannomas and the rate of hearing decline in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients not undergoing active treatment Prospective study. Data were collected at 10 NF2 centers, including hospital-based, academic, and tertiary care centers. 120 NF2 patients with 200 vestibular schwannomas. Hearing decline, ...
Vincenti Vincenzo V University of Parma. - - 2014
Background and aim: Mesna is thiol compound proposed as chemical dissector in otolaryngologic surgery.  The aim of this study was to address the issue of possible ototoxicity from topical administration of MESNA into the middle ear during otologic surgery. Methods: Audiological findings of patients (n=55) who underwent canal wall up ...
Wittig Julia J Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, Jena D-07740, - - 2014
Aim of the present study was to evaluate prognostic factors, in particular standard laboratory parameters, for better outcome after idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Using a retrospective review, 173 patients were included presenting between 2006 and 2009 with unilateral SSNHL, ≥30 dB bone conduction in three succeeding frequencies between 0.125 ...
Miller Mia E ME *University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.; †University of California at San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.; ‡Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; and §Kaiser Permanente San Diego, CA, - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between cochlear signal on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences and hearing in patients undergoing hearing preservation surgery for vestibular schwannoma (VS) and to demonstrate a new classification system to be used in imaging evaluation of patients with VS. A ...
Matthies Cordula C Departments of - - 2013
Object Patients with bilateral auditory nerve destruction may perceive some auditory input with auditory brainstem implants (ABIs). Despite technological developments and trials in new stimulation sites, hearing is very variable and of limited quality. The goal of this study was to identify advantageous and critical factors that influence the quality ...
Szyfter Witold - - 2013
Stapes surgery is performed using both conventional techniques and a variety of laser systems. The Er-Yag laser is a type of pulsation laser deemed by many to be the safest for ear surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effects of using the Er-Yag laser in ...
Loader Benjamin - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Tympanotomy with sealing of the round window is a promising surgical alternative as a salvage strategy in younger patients with acute idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and may be considered as an alternative drug delivery method to the round window. Objectives: To analyze the potential benefit of the ...
Moon In Seok - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Patients with post-lingual deafness should not be excluded from cochlear implantation (CI) on the basis of duration of deafness. We found that the prognosis was favorable in patients who developed deafness after adolescence, even in those with extremely long-term deafness. Objectives: CI is an effective treatment for post-lingual ...
Yıldırım Erol - - 2013
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is one of the otological emergencies whose pathogenesis is uncertain and associated with total or partial loss of hearing function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the hyperbaric oxygen therapy starting time affects the management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Fifty-nine patients with ...
Fayad Jose N - - 2013
Review experience using a titanium TORP with a footplate shoe; compare early and long-term hearing results and complications with those obtained using a TORP alone. Retrospective chart review. Tertiary referral neurotologic private practice. Patients undergoing total ossicular replacement with a titanium prosthesis (total ossicular reconstruction prosthesis [TORP]); 74 with a ...
Gerlinger Imre - - 2013
The aim of this study was an evaluation of the mid-term hearing results after the implantation of a self-crimping heat memory Nitinol piston in stapes surgery. The 12-month postoperative results were compared with those at a minimum of 3 years (maximum 6.7, average 4.4 years). The medical records of all 44 patients ...
Shah Ira - - 2013
Guidelines for the best steroid dose in children with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) have not been established. We enrolled 63 children with TBM and divided them into three steroid dose groups: Group 1 (prednisolone 2mg/kg/day over 4weeks), Group 2 (prednisolone 4mg/kg/day over 1week and 2mg/kg/day for the next 3weeks) and Group ...
Park Soon Hyung - - 2013
Objectives: We investigatedwhether round window membrane(RWM) vibration can facilitate dexamethasone perfusion via the RWMin patients with sudden hearing loss. Study Design:Prospective study. Methods:We first performed an in vitro study using a semipermeable membrane. In the subsequent in vivo study,20 mice were randomized into two groups: an intratympanic dexamethasone injection(ITDI)-onlygroup, and ...
Vyskocil Erich E Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2013
To evaluate modified coupling techniques of the Vibrant Soundbridge system in patients with mixed and conductive hearing loss and to compare it with conventional vibroplasty. Retrospective study. Two different groups were evaluated: 1) nine cases of conventional incus vibroplasty in comparison with 2) nine patients with modified coupling of the ...
Canale Andrea - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare oval and round window vibroplasty. Eighteen (18) patients implanted with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) were enrolled. Two groups were formed depending on FMT placement: on round window in ten cases (RW group) and on oval window in eight (OW group). Pre and postoperative ...
Meulemans Jeroen - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Satisfactory functional results following ossicular chain reconstruction mainly depend on a stable connection between the tympanic membrane and the stapes, which is in turn dependent on the type of prosthesis used. Knowledge about the safety and functional outcome of the commercially available middle ear prostheses is therefore of great ...
Nakamizo Akira - - 2013
Although many investigators have reported the hearing function in the immediate postoperative period in patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS), little is known about the long-term outcomes of the postoperative hearing. The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term hearing outcomes at a mean follow-up of 5 years in ...
Kampfner Daniel - - 2013
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effect of sealing of the round window membrane in patients with severe to profound unilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). 101 Patients with unilateral SSNHL were treated with tympanotomy and sealing of the round window membrane if hearing did not ...
Polanowska Katarzyna Ewa - - 2013
Purpose: Recent research in patients with chronic aphasia shows an association between excitatory anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) of the stroke-affected left hemisphere coupled with speech and language therapy (SLT) and better language performance. The present study aimed to investigate this association during the early post-stroke rehabilitation period, when ...
Hu Amanda - - 2013
Although oral topical anesthesia is used routinely before rigid laryngeal endoscopy, no study has determined whether oral topical anesthesia changes voice quality. Our goal was to determine the effects of topical anesthesia on voice. Prospective cohort study. Adult patients presenting to a laryngology practice who required rigid laryngeal endoscopy as ...
Nadaraja Garani S - - 2013
To perform a systematic review, comparing hearing outcomes of atresiaplasty versus osseointegrated bone conduction device (OBCD) in congenital aural atresia (CAA) patients. Approximately 107 studies, published from 1975 to 2012, evaluating hearing outcomes after atresiaplasty and/or OBCD in CAA patients were identified through a PubMed search. Articles that evaluated external ...
Yang Chao-Hui - - 2013
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of intratympanic steroid injection (ITS), hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), and combination therapy as salvage treatment in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) after failure of systemic therapy. A historical cohort study. Academic medical center. One hundred three refractory SSNHL patients ...
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