Establishing Genotype–phenotype Correlation in USH2A-related Disorders to Personalize Audiological Surveillance and Rehabilitation
Conclusion: Genetic testing results in individuals suspected to have an USH2A-related disorder have the potential to facilitate personalized audiological surveillance and rehabilitation pathways.
ERIC CLAPTON'S solo music career has spanned around half a century, with the rock legend bringing us hits such as ‘Layla' and ‘Tears In Heaven'. But in more recent years, the singer/guitarist has encountered a number of health problems, including tinnitus.
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Selçuk Yildiz, Harun Karaca, Sema Zer Toros
A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of tinnitus and continuous movement in the throat. There was no impairment of speech or swallow. Sleep was disturbed due to tinnitus, with a ‘tick-tock’ sound; sensory relieving techniques were not identified. Examination revealed a repetitive rhythmic movement of the uvula and soft palate (levator veli palatini) with an audible click [Video]. There was inability to voluntarily suppress the movement. Neurological examination was othe rwise normal.
Conclusion: EAS with longer electrodes can offer broader cochlear coverage, resulting in natural frequency matching in comparison with shorter electrodes, even in EAS cases. The combination of advanced surgical techniques and flexible, long, straight electrodes permits deep insertion that reaches the apical region with little or no insertion trauma. PMID: 32498646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The study results indicated a subjective relief of tinnitus as well as some degree of the electrophysiological improvement at the level of the cochlear and the distal portion of the auditory nerve among the subjects who received the acamprosate. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION CODE: IRCT2013121115751N1. PMID: 32500717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Masks, enforced social distance and other public health measures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus pose unique challenges to the 37 million American adults with impaired hearing.
Conclusion: the effectiveness of overlays in improving reading quality is consistently demonstrated in the literature. The reviewed articles showed that the overlays ’ effect is more expressive when the visual stress is associated with conditions that present sensory alterations and cortical hyperactivity.RESUMO Objetivo: oferecer uma revis ão integrativa dos artigos indexados publicados de 2009 a 2019 sobre o efeito das lâminas espectrais (overlays) em parâmetros visuais e na habilidade de leitura. Métodos: utilizou-se a pesquisa de palavras-chave em sete bancos de dados. Foram excluí...
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this is the first report showing this finding on delayed inner ear MRI in a patient with SCDS. In AVS patients, this radiological anomaly could be particularly disturbing and should rule out the presence of a co-existing SCDS.
This study examined the understanding about deaf and HH communities and the effects of learning through a lecture and hearing loss simulation experiences on 151 students in Daiichi University of Pharmacy to improve their understanding deaf and HH communities and ability to communicate effectively with deaf and HH patients in providing medication education in April 2018. Before the learning, 125 students indicated a lack of confidence in their ability to communicate medication education due to a lack of understanding. However, 26 students responded that they could communicate with deaf and HH patients despite their misunder...
Authors: Steinle JJ Abstract Despite decades of research, diabetic retinopathy remains the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. Treatments for early phases for the disease remain elusive. One pathway that appears to regulate neuronal, vascular, and inflammatory components of diabetic retinopathy is the cyclic adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cAMP) pathway. In this review, we discuss the current literature on cAMP actions on the retina, with a focus on neurovascular changes commonly associated with preproliferative diabetic retinopathy models. PMID: 32476815 [PubMed - in process]