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Identifying eustachian tube dysfunction prior to hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Who is at risk for intolerance?

Conclusions A thorough otolaryngological evaluation can potentially predict and identify patients at risk for HBOT intolerance and tympanotomy tube placement.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This is the largest single-institution clinical series examining patients with PDTB in the English literature. Variable patterns of temporal bone involvement by Paget's disease are observed leading to a diverse set of clinical symptoms, including slowly progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, compressive cranial neuropathies, and benign or malignant tumorigenesis. Involvement typically begins in the petrous apex and progresses laterally. Otic capsule bone demineralization occurs late in the disease process. Cochlear implantation appears to be an effective management strategy for patients with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Medical Neurotology Source Type: research
Conclusions. Based on this preliminary report of a case series in a limited sample size, we suggest that using the transoral PEAK PlasmaBlade for adenoidectomy guided by video nasoendoscopy is a safe and feasible surgical technique, allowing remarkable outcomes by providing precise tissue removal, effective hemostasis, and painless postoperative recovery. PMID: 28459055 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The limited evidence available suggests that acute otitis media with tinnitus and/or bacterial pathology may have an increased risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, which is consistent with the case described. Although there is no sufficiently powered published evidence to provide definitive treatment guidelines, the literature reviewed suggests that early myringotomy and antibiotics may greatly improve treatment outcomes. PMID: 28412992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Conclusions Increasing age and significant noise exposure were associated with hearing loss in this tribe. Tinnitus was associated with significant noise exposure and history of otitis media, even after age adjustment. Public health efforts are needed to improve hearing-related health in this tribe through messages about noise exposure and use of hearing protection.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2017 Source:Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Author(s): Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom Cho Introduction Previous reports indicated that middle ear surgery might partially improve tinnitus after surgery. However, until now, no influencing factor has been determined for tinnitus outcome after middle ear surgery. Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap (ABG) and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I. Methods Seventy-five patients with tinnitus w...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Discussion Tinnitus is derived from the Latin word tinnire which means to ring but in general practice it means any perceived sound that is not generated externally. It is a common problem in adults. In children it is described as being commonly overlooked as children do not spontaneously report it. It is felt that children may consider the sound normal, or are easily distracted and therefore forget about it. Children can accurately describe the sounds they hear and use words such as buzz, ring, hum, swish, whish, blow or beep. Spontaneously reported tinnitus is ~6.5% and increases to 34% when children are specifically que...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusions: The study has revealed that otitis media predominantly affects all age groups and has a serious health concern in cases affected with hearing loss and its associated co-morbidities.
Source: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
  Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part posting on Healthy People 2020. The second, which you can read this Thursday, covers how you can get more involved with Healthy People hearing initiatives in your state. Improving the health of all Americans is the goal of a nationwide project, Healthy People. Launched in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People sets and monitors national health objectives to meet a wide range of health issues, encourage research and guide the public in making the best health ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Audiology Health Care Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs
Discussion Cerumen or ear wax is produced in the outer third of the external auditory canal. It contains exfoliated squamous epithelium along with waxy substances. It is controlled by autosomal alleles and has two main phenotypes – “wet” cerumen which is dominant and common in Caucasian and African populations, and “dry” cerumen which is recessive and found more often in Asian populations. Cerumen protects the external canal and has some antibacterial and antifungal properties including against strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeroginosis, and Candida albicans. Staphylococcus aure...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Objectives/HypothesisChronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common infectious condition that can cause hearing loss and persistent otorrhea. The prevalence rates of CSOM in developed countries is typically 4 years of age (n = 25,147), the prevalence of CSOM was 3.13% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.07‐3.92). Specifically, the prevalence of tympanic membrane perforation, retraction pocket, and obvious cholesteatoma was 1.78% (95% CI = 1.51‐2.00), 1.21% (95% CI = 1.02‐1.40), and 0.34% (95% CI = 0.24‐0.44), respectively. The prevalence of CSOM increased with age (P 19 years of age, hearing threshold, the prese...
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research
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