Computer-based cognitive training program may help patients with severe tinnitus

(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery, researchers evaluated the effect of a cognitive training program on tinnitus.
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ConclusionTinnitus was associated with deterioration of hearing even when it occurred in the better-hearing side. Among the possible etiologies, fluctuating hearing loss in the tinnitus side was the most common audiologic finding. Assessment of hearing level at each frequency was more effective in detecting high-frequency hearing loss rather than the use of the mean hearing level. In addition, somatosensory tinnitus should not be ignored.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
We report an unusual location of PGL in the gallbladder associated withSDHD mutation which could present as a potential pitfall on18F-FDOPA PET/CT as its normal excretion occurs through biliary system and gallbladder. This case highlights the superiority of68Ga-DOTATATE in comparison to18F-FDOPA and18F-FDG in the detection ofSDHD-related parasympathetic Identifier:NCT00004847.
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Rear Admiral (Astronaut) Alan Shepard: Ménière's disease and the race to the moon. J Neurosurg. 2019 Feb 15;:1-7 Authors: Menger R, Kelly P, Fernando S, Wolf ME, Martino A Abstract On May 5, 1961, Alan B. Shepard Jr. piloted the Freedom 7 craft into a suborbital flight to become the first American man in space. His promising astronautical career was soon scuttled by spells of dizziness and tinnitus later diagnosed as Ménière's disease, until William F. House-considered the father of neurotology and a pioneer in surgery for vestibular schwannomas-intervened. In 1968 House im...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
Authors: Crincoli V, Anelli MG, Quercia E, Piancino MG, Di Comite M Abstract Aims: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the stomatognatic system, with algic and/or dysfunctional clinical features involving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related masticatory muscles. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune polyarthritis characterized by the chronic inflammation of synovial joints and oral implications such as hyposalivation, difficulty in swallowing and phoning, feeling of burning mouth, increased thirst, loss of taste or unpleasant taste ...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions Neurotologic complications are a significant risk when performing MVD. It is important for otolaryngologists as well as neurosurgeons to be aware of such complications. We recommend perioperative audiometry in all patients undergoing MVD and believe there is utility in routine otolaryngologist involvement. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Compared with adult patients, adolescent patients with total-deafness SSNHL undergoing combination therapy may be less likely to have hearing recovery and the improvement of tinnitus. PMID: 30762471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Hölzl M, Behrmann R, Biesinger E, von Heymann W, Hülse R, Goessler UR, Arens C Abstract This paper discusses otorhinolaryngological symptoms associated with functional disorders of the upper cervical spine. Hints aimed to avoid misdiagnoses of cross-organ otorhinolaryngological symptoms as phobic or psychogenic disorders are presented. Clinically relevant neuroanatomical convergence of the upper cervical spine (occiput to C3) is fundamental for the interpretation of functional otorhinolaryngological symptoms. Based thereon, evidence for the most common cervical differential diagnoses of dizziness...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Conclusions: Currently, the literature is inconclusive regarding the interaction between PDE-5 inhibitor use and ototoxicity. Future study such as a double-blinded placebo controlled randomized trial with audiometric assessment would provide more sound evidence. Similarly, a unified molecular model is necessary.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Objective: Acute low-frequency hearing loss (ALHL) is typically treated with combination therapy, including steroids and diuretics. To avoid unnecessary use of steroids we proposed a method of sequential administration using these two drugs, and compared the efficacy of our protocol with that of existing combination treatments. Methods: A prospective, randomized, open-label, single-blind, noninferiority clinical trial was conducted to investigate whether the effectiveness of sequential treatment is noninferior to that of combination treatment for ALHL. Ninety-two patients with ALHL received either steroids and diureti...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
AbstractTinnitus is defined as perception of sound in ear continuously without presence of any external stimuli. It is mainly due to the activity within central nervous system without any mechanical or vibratory activity that stimulates the cochlea. It is purely subjective phenomenon that cannot be measured by the any physical scale. Tinnitus handicap inventory is very useful tool to measure the severity of impact of tinnitus on person ’s life. There is lack of questionnaire in Hindi and this work will help a lot in future. The English THI was translated to Hindi by person expert in both English and Hindi. The transl...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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