New technology offers hope for people with tinnitus

FDA-cleared therapy trains the brain to ignore the sound of ringing in the ears
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Authors: Rivera M, Porras-Segovia A, Rovira P, Molina E, Gutiérrez B, Cervilla J Abstract BACKGROUND: Life expectancy of people with depression is on average 15 years less than that of the general population. This excess of mortality is largely attributed to a deteriorated physical health. Evidence about the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and physical health is still lacking in some areas. The aim of this study was to explore the association between MDD and physical health-related variables in southern Spain. METHODS: The PISMA-ep is a cross-sectional study based on community-dwellin...
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
In this study we hypothesized that the alleviation of neurological symptoms long after internal carotid artery (ICA) stenting may be related to sustained improvement of cerebral perfusion. Thirty-four subjects (F/M; 15/19) with>70% stenosis of a single internal carotid artery and neurological symptoms, who underwent a carotid artery stenting procedure, were studied. Brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) imaging was performed before and 3 years after ICA stenting. The following relative variables were compared: cerebral blood flow (rCBF), cerebral blood volume (rCBV), mean transit time (rMTT), time to peak (rTTP...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
This study was conducted to compare a lactulose oral solution with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) formulation for colonoscopy preparation using the following metrics: quality of cleansing, colonoscopy outcomes, patient/physician satisfaction, and patient tolerability. Methods: The enrolled patients were randomly divided into two groups and received a single 2 L dose of either PEG (PEG group) or lactulose (Lac group). The Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS) was used for assessing the cleansing quality of the bowel preparations. Patient tolerability and adverse events were obtained through the completion of questio...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Moschen R, Fioretti A, Eibenstein A, Natalini E, Chiarella G, Viola P, Cuda D, Cassandro C, Scarpa A, Rumpold G, Riedl D PMID: 31097829 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that rTMS is a beneficial therapeutic treatment for chronic tinnitus patients and the dual-site treatment was the most effective in terms of both tinnitus complaint and quantitative indices. Thus, subjective reports and electrophysiological signatures may be complementary for the diagnosis/prognosis of tinnitus. PMID: 31092043 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Bowden GN, Niranjan A, Lunsford LD Abstract Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumors predominantly originating from the balance portion of cranial nerve VIII. These tumors have an incidence of 1-2 per 100,000 people. The growth of these tumors is approximately 1-2 mm per year. A VS can result in significant neurologic dysfunction from continued growth or the management paradigms designed to control this predominantly benign tumor. The impacts on the critical space within the auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle can lead to hearing deficits, tinnitus, vestibular dysfunction, facial nerve deficits,...
Source: Progress in Neurological Surgery - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Prog Neurol Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions Due to the devastating nature of hyperacusis, patients need to be reassured that they are not alone and that they can rely on audiologists to provide support and guidance. A group approach can facilitate the therapeutic process by connecting patients with others who are also affected by hyperacusis, and by educating patients and significant others on hyperacusis and its treatment options. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.81211917. PMID: 31095405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: European Psychiatry, Volume 60Author(s): Margarita Rivera, Alejandro Porras-Segovia, Paula Rovira, Esther Molina, Blanca Gutiérrez, Jorge CervillaAbstractBackgroundLife expectancy of people with depression is on average 15 years less than that of the general population. This excess of mortality is largely attributed to a deteriorated physical health. Evidence about the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and physical health is still lacking in some areas. The aim of this study was to explore the association between MDD and physical health-related variables in sout...
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
PMID: 31088590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Can J Neurol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our results show a lumbar puncture–induced reduction in venous peak velocity without a concomitant reduction in flow rate. We hypothesize that the reduction is caused by the expansion of the stenosis after lumbar puncture. Our results further show a correlation between the peak velocity and pulsatile tinnitus intensity, suggesting the flow jet to be instrumental in the development of sound.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: HEAD & amp; NECK Source Type: research
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