Combined Endoscopic and Microscopic Surgery for Perilabyrinthine Lesions: Feasibility and Technique

Conclusions: Endoscope-assisted surgery is feasible for lesions involving the perilabyrinthine recesses and increases the likelihood to preserve the structure and function of labyrinth/cochlea, which may provide chances for artificial hearing devices implantation.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Journal of Genetics and GenomicsAuthor(s): Jun Yao, Huasha Zeng, Min Zhang, Qinjun Wei, Ying Wang, Haiyuan Yang, Yajie Lu, Rongfeng Li, Qiang Xiong, Lining Zhang, Zhibin Chen, Guangqian Xing, Xin Cao, Yifan DaiAbstractOxysterol binding protein like 2 (OSBPL2), an important regulator in cellular lipid metabolism and transport, was identified as a novel deafness-causative gene in our previous work. To resemble the phenotypic features of OSBPL2 mutation in animal models and elucidate the potential genotype-phenotype associations, the OSBPL2-disrupted Bama miniature (BM)...
Source: Journal of Genetics and Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
(Bloomberg) — At Mexico’s state-run oil company, skinnier waists mean bigger bonuses. Under Petroleos Mexicanos’s new collective bargaining contract with its union, workers who meet certain body weight standards will receive a “health incentive” of 5,545.40 pesos ($287) a year. To qualify, they must have a body mass index, or BMI, of not more than 25 — or a maximum waist circumference of 90 centimeters (35 inches) for men and 80 centimeters (31 inches) for women. The so-called health bonus is a 4.6% increase from the last union contract. The policy runs counter to recommendations by heal...
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We examined the association between environmental exposures to lead, mercury, and cadmium and the risk of hearing loss in adults and adolescents while controlling for potential confounding factors, including noise exposures and clinical factors. Methods: We analyzed cross-sectional data from 5,187 adults and 853 adolescents in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010–2012. Pure-tone average (PTA) of hearing thresholds at high frequency (3, 4, and 6 kHz) were computed, and hearing loss was defined as a PTA>25 dB in adults and PTA>15 dB in adolescents. Results: In adults, the...
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BY JOHN IRVINE We asked THCB’s editors and bloggers for their reactions to Friday’s news. Here are their reactions. DANIEL STONE, MD The late UCLA Professor Richard Brown, once commented that the Clinton healthcare initiative failed because the status quo was everyone’s second choice. Some of that logic applies to today’s failure to vote on the AHCA. Additionally, no one ever lost money betting against the rollback of an established entitlement program. The Republicans opponents of the ACA have not yet faced the fact that the reason coverage is so expensive is because the care is so expensive. You ...
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