Factors affecting the treatment outcomes of myringoplasty in patients with small tympanic membrane perforations

ConclusionAs for surgical repair for the small tympanic membrane perforations with a history of chronic otitis media, age, cigarette smoking, mean air conduction threshold, and mean bone conduction threshold were associated with surgical outcomes; cigarette smoking was the independent predictive prognostic factor for the surgical outcomes.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Preexisting hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism appear associated with SSNHL susceptibility in Taiwan. Physicians should be wary of this elevated risk of SSNHL among patients with previously diagnosed thyroid dysfunction, especially women and patients aged more than 50 years.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This case report describes a man in his 50s with diabetes mellitus who presented with 2 months of right-sided aural fullness and tinnitus without fever or pain and was subsequently diagnosed with Blastomyces dermatitidis –associated skull base osteomyelitis.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract(1) To study the prevalence of sensorineural hearing loss among chronic renal failure patients. (2) To study the correlation between degree of hearing loss and the duration of chronic renal failure. This cross sectional study was conducted in the department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at KAHER ’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and KLEs Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belagavi from January 2018 to December 2018. 60 ears (30 patients) with chronic renal failure were included in the study. All 60 ears were subjected to ENT examination, pure tone audiometry and me a...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: With correct assessment of the different types of otitis externa, rapidly effective targeted treatment can be initi- ated, so that complications will be avoided and fewer cases will progress to chronic disease. PMID: 31064650 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Abstract Obesity in pediatric population is an important global problem. The prevalence of obesity in children is dramatically rising. According to World Health Organization, about 41 million children under the age of 5 years are obese or overweight worldwide. Overweight and obesity are well-known risk factors for a number of health disorders. Diseases commonly observed in this group of patients are metabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver disease, musculoskeletal problems, and many others. The main aim of this study was to present the current knowledge of the association...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Abstract Immunothrombosis is a physiological process based on the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to immobilise, contain and kill bacteria. This is an innate immune response in which the local activation of blood coagulation exerts the critical protective function during microbial infection. In recent years, there has been much interest in the adult literature about the key role of immunothrombosis in pathologic states including thrombosis, cancer, sepsis and trauma. Currently, little research has been done into its role in paediatric conditions. We aim to summarise the most relevant evidences reg...
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
akır M Abstract The aim of this study is to evaluate the nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage prevalence, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) in children with chronic diseases that predispose them to invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in comparison with healthy children.A cross sectional prevalence study was performed between February 2015 and February 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. We enrolled 1024 children with chronic diseases and 394 healthy children aged 0-18 years.Overall prevalence of SPNP carriage was 9.8%. The prevalence of SPNP carriage among the healthy children was ...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study showed that G3 EOM was unresponsive to conservative glucocorticoid treatment and required granulation tissue removal. Classification based on the middle ear pathology is useful for determining the most appropriate and successful treatment for EOM.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Middle Ear and Mastoid Disease Source Type: research
Conclusion Safe mucosal CSOM can cause SNHL with multiple predisposing factors.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Otalgia (ear pain) is a common presentation in the primary care setting with many diverse causes. Pain that originates from the ear is called primary otalgia, and the most common causes are otitis media and otitis externa. Examination of the ear usually reveals abnormal findings in patients with primary otalgia. Pain that originates outside the ear is called secondary otalgia, and the etiology can be difficult to establish because of the complex innervation of the ear. The most common causes of secondary otalgia include temporomandibular joint syndrome and dental infections. Primary otalgia is more common...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
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