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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Iacovou Emilia - - 2013
The aim of the present study is to report our results with cartilage "shield" tympanoplasty (CST) for total tympanic membrane perforations. A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing CST was performed in tertiary referral centers. One hundred and seventy-seven patients who had undergone CST were identified. Patients' age ranged from ...
Polanowska K E - - 2013
Background and purpose: 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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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