Development of progressive hearing loss and tinnitus in a patient with myasthenia gravis: an overlooked comorbidity?
In this study, we investigated costimulatory molecules on B cells in the blood and in the thymus as well as by TLR9 and IL-21 stimulations in AChR+ MG patients with or without immunosuppressive treatment and controls.CD80 and CD86 expression on B cells was increased in the peripheral blood and in the thymus of untreated patients. CD86 was further amplified by IL-21.
Authors: Muñoz Muñoz C, Homedes Pedret C, López Vivancos J PMID: 30001897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Shen J, Tie H, Xu A, Chen D, Ma D, Zhang B, Zhu C, Wu Q Abstract Background: The aim of study is to analyze the inter-relationship among WHO histology, myasthenia gravis (MG) and Masaoka stage and to assess the feasibility of thoracoscopic surgery in thymoma patients. Methods: Data from 142 consecutive thymoma patients from January 2009 to March 2016 were retrospectively reviewed in our institution. Histological classification and clinical staging were assessed by WHO histology criteria and Masaoka stage. We investigated the clinical characteristics, inter-relationship among WHO histology, MG and Masao...
Authors: Cacho-Díaz B, Salmerón-Moreno K, Lorenzana-Mendoza NA, Texcocano J, Arrieta O Abstract Background: Thymoma is the most common mediastinal tumor, representing
ConclusionCameron ulcer is a rare cause of iron deficiency anemia from chronic blood loss. It is fatal but easily treatable ulcer at hiatal hernia. It very rare in pediatrics age particularly under five children and high index of suspicion is lifesaving.
Konstantin A. Petrov, Evgeny E. Nikolsky, Patrick Masson
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Eva Dijkstra, Martijn Figee, Damiaan Denys, P. Richard Schuurman
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Helena Wichova, Sameer A. Alvi, James Lin, Keith Sale, Christopher Larsen, Hinrich StaeckerAbstractPurposeVagal nerve stimulation in conjunction with sound therapy has been proposed as a treatment for subjective tinnitus. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the effect of VNS on perception of tinnitus in epilepsy patients. We explore the incidence of tinnitus and its perceived reduction in patients requiring implantation of VNS for medically refractory seizures.Materials and methodsA phone survey was conduc...
Tinnitus, the hearing of sound when no external sound is present, may cause severe distress and impair quality of life in 0.5-3% of the adult population . Chronic severe tinnitus is often accompanied by severe insomnia, anxiety and depression, eventually resulting in suicide and requests for euthanasia . For these patients, few treatment options are currently available and 20% remains affected despite treatment .