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American Neurotology Society Preliminary Program
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

American Otological Society Preliminary Program
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

Reconstruction of the Canal Wall in Tympanoplasty for Cholesteatoma with Titanium Sheeting
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reconstruction of the Canal wall in CWU Tympanoplasty for Cholesteatoma with Titanium Sheeting
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Relations Between Self-reported Executive Functioning and Speech Perception Skills in Adult Cochlear Implant Users
Conclusion: The present findings provide further evidence that neurocognitive factors, including specific EF skills, may decline in association with hearing loss, and that some of these EF skills contribute to speech processing under degraded listening conditions. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research

Transcanal Transpromontorial Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: Results and Facial Nerve Outcomes
Conclusion: The transcanal approach represents a feasible, minimally invasive, and conservative technique for the management of acoustic neuromas of the internal auditory canal. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Facial Nerve Source Type: research

The Application of Sigmoid Sinus Tunnel-packing or Push-packing of the Inferior Petrous Sinus in the Microsurgical Management of Jugular Paragangliomas
Conclusion: The infratemporal fossa approach type A with sigmoid sinus tunnel-packing or push-packing technique facilitated the control of bleeding from the inferior petrous sinus and improved the outcomes of microsurgical treatment for jugular paragangliomas. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Long-Term Hearing Preservation Outcomes for Small Vestibular Schwannomas: Retrosigmoid Removal Versus Observation
Conclusion: Tumor removal should be the first treatment option for patients with small VSs and preserved hearing, especially for young patients with good hearing; retrosigmoid approach is an effective and safe approach for small VSs removal with excellent functional outcomes; better preoperative hearing predicted a higher rate of postoperative hearing preservation; patients without fundal extension were more likely to achieve hearing preservation than those with fundal extension, but no difference had been detected when retrosigmoid removal assisted with endoscope was performed; patients with small tumors originating fro...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Ultra Long-Term Audiometric Outcomes in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma With the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach
Conclusions: Surgically preserved hearing is maintained in the majority of patients more than 10 years following surgery. PTA and SDS changes were similar between the ipsilateral and contralateral ears. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Audiological Outcomes in Growing Vestibular Schwannomas Managed Either Conservatively, or With Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Conclusions: STRS results in similar audiological outcomes compared with patients managed conservatively; Consequently, STRS given to patients with VS to preserve hearing is not justified. In contrast to recent studies, patients with preserved hearing at diagnosis have significantly greater audiological deterioration when undergoing STRS. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

A Population Based Analysis of Melanoma of the External Ear
This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. Methods: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes. Results: External ear melanoma occurred most frequently in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Mean age at diagnosis was 65.5 (±16.8) years. However, the incidence of EEM in adolescents and young adults (ages 15–39 yr) has increased by 111.9% from 1973 to 2012. There was a strong male predilection with a male-to-female ratio of 6.40:1. The m...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

What Is the Safety and Efficacy of Chemical Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Following Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery?
Conclusion: There was a significant difference between the number of hemorrhagic complications but not between numbers of DVT or PE. Mechanical and chemical prophylaxis may lower the risk of VTE but in our series, hemorrhagic complications were observed. These measures should be used selectively in conjunction with early ambulation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Self-Evaluated Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes After Microsurgery, Stereotactic Radiation or Observation-Only for Vestibular Schwannoma of the Adult Patient: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: A number of prospective studies are available but none yet with a disease-specific questionnaire. Heterogeneity and the methodological weaknesses of the included studies constitute the principle limitation of this review. The introduction of the minimal clinically important difference should improve the relevance of studies and allow a sensitive comparison of treatments. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Assessment of Masses of the External Ear With Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging
Conclusion: ADC value is a non-invasive promising imaging parameter that can be used for differentiation of malignancy of the external ear from benign lesions, and grading and staging of squamous cell carcinoma of the external ear. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Relationship Between the Extent of Endolymphatic Hydrops and the Severity and Fluctuation of Audiovestibular Symptoms in Patients With Menière's Disease and MRI Evidence of Hydrops
Conclusion: The ELH was progressive in the long-term course of the disease in this large population of definite MD patients, but short-term and middle-term fluctuations of the symptom severity did not involve measurable variations of the ELH. Furthermore, the symptom severity did not decrease with increasing disease duration. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Intra- and Interexaminer Variability of Two Separate Video Head Impulse Test Systems Assessing All Six Semicircular Canals
Conclusion: Horizontal SCC testing: both v-HIT systems displayed good intra- and interexaminer variability. Vertical SCC testing: System B displayed good intra- and interexaminer variability whereas the opposite was true with system A. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Prediction of Vestibular Imbalance in Acute Peripheral Vestibulopathy by Measuring Horizontal Ocular Deviation on Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Objectives: The aim of the study is to evaluate whether horizontal ocular deviation (OD) from MR imaging in the emergency room (ER) reflects vestibular imbalance, by comparing the horizontal OD in patients with acute vestibulopathy to controls. Study Design: Retrospective review. Patients and Methods: A total of 69 patients with acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy and 30 healthy subjects were included. Horizontal OD was quantified by using the axial T2-weighted fast-spin echo (FSE) images of the brain at 1.5 T. In the study group, the results of VFTs (videonystagmography [VNG], caloric test, rotary chair t...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

The Progressive Nature of Menière's Disease: Stress Projections and Lesion Analysis
Conclusions: The concordance between the stress projections and the lesion analysis strengthens the hypothesis that Menière's is a progressive disease that follows a chain of lesions paradigm based on pressure-induced stress differentials in the variously configured chambers of the membranous labyrinth. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Toward Optimizing Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (cVEMP): Combining Air-Bone Gap and cVEMP Thresholds to Improve Diagnosis of Superior Canal Dehiscence
Conclusion: This is the largest study to date examining the usefulness of cVEMPs in the diagnosis of SCD. Our “third window indicator” (TWI) combines cVEMP thresholds with the ABG at 250 Hz to improve the ability to screen patients with SCD symptoms (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Potential Risk Factors Affecting Repeated Canalith Repositioning Procedures in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Objective: To define the risk factors and adverse effects associated with repeated canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs). Study Design: A case series featuring chart review. Setting: An academic university hospital. Patients: We retrospectively reviewed 1900 patients (average age, 54.9 years; range, 11–88 years) diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). All underwent repeated CRPs. We recorded clinical features including age, gender, BPPV cause (idiopathic or secondary), symptom duration, the canal involved, the number of sessions of CRP, recurrence, follow-up duration, and complicatio...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Vestibular Function and Gross Motor Development in 195 Children With Congenital Hearing Loss—Assessment of Inner Ear Malformations
Objectives: To evaluate the relationship between vestibular function and gross motor development in children with inner ear malformations. Methods: A total of 195 children (average age: 2.4 ± 1.6 yr) with profound hearing loss, defined as a hearing threshold greater than 80 dB, participated in this study. Evaluation of vestibular function was assessed in all children using a damped rotational chair test. Gross motor development was assessed by examining the age of acquisition of head control and independent walking. Temporal bone computed tomography scans were conducted in 190 of the 195 children. Result...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Pediatric Otology Source Type: research

Obesity Does Not Increase Operative Time in Otologic Surgery: An Analysis of 5125 Cases
Conclusions: The body habitus of obese patients may force the otologic surgeon to adapt, but obese patients do not have a statistically significant longer mean operative time for tympanoplasties and tympanomastoidectomies than patients with a lower BMI. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Middle Ear and Mastoid Disease Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes for Patients With External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the clinical features and treatment outcomes for patients with idiopathic and secondary external auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC), and to validate the treatment strategy from the perspective of hearing as well as etiology and staging. Study Design: Retrospective case series. Setting: Tertiary referral center and affiliated hospitals. Patients: Fifty-eight patients with idiopathic EACC and 14 patients with secondary EACC. Intervention: Conservative management and surgery. Main Outcome Measure: Air conduction (AC) pure-tone averages (PTAs) and mean air-bone gaps (ABGs). Re...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Middle Ear and Mastoid Disease Source Type: research

Stapes Release in Tympanosclerosis
We present a series of 67 patients who had a single stage tympanoplasty, removal of tympanosclerosis from the stapes suprastructure, and ossicular chain reconstruction using ossicular interposition. Crucial is the surgical technique employed for peeling the mound of tympanosclerotic plaque off of the stapes, which we term the stapes release. Controls were 67 patients with similar perforations and air-bone gap, but no tympanosclerosis. Most controls had ossciular discontinuity and were reconstructed with type III tympanoplasty. Air-bone gap improved in both groups: 18 dB (11 dB standard deviation) in the stapes release...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Middle Ear and Mastoid Disease Source Type: research

Middle Fossa Approach for Cochlear Implantation
Conclusion: Successful cochlear implantation via middle fossa approach results in satisfactory hearing, bringing deaf people into a hearing environment. However, this approach is technically difficult and provides the risk of intracranial complications. In our opinion this approach should be used in special cases only (e.g., postmeningitis or otosclerotis patients with obliteration of basal turn of cochlea). In analysed group it should not be considered the primary solution. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct and Cochlear Implants: The Effect of Early Counseling on the Length of Time Between Candidacy and Implantation
Conclusions: Discussion of CI in patients with EVA before reaching audiological candidacy reduces the amount of time the child is without adequate auditory access and contributes to a constructive and interactive preparatory experience. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

Cochlear Implantation in a Patient With Sickle Cell Disease With Early Cochlear Sclerosis
Conclusion: This is the first case of intraoperative documentation of rapid cochlear sclerosis in a patient with SNHL caused by sickle cell disease. Early cochlear implantation should be considered in these patients, and otolaryngologists should be aware of the possibility of rapid cochlear sclerosis without ossification in these patients. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

A Prospective Study of Pain From Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Cochlear Implant Magnets In Situ
Conclusion: The pain associated with obtaining an MRI without cochlear implant magnet removal is highly variable. Increase in pain is not related to duration of MRI scan, body part imaged, or BMI. Despite the pain, almost all patients prefer MRI scanning with the magnet in place, to avoid two surgical procedures. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

Cochlear Implant Surgery and the Risk of Falls in an Adult Population
Conclusion: Postural control in cochlear implant candidates is already decreased before surgery compared with a healthy population. However Comparison of pre- and postoperative body sway measurements did not reveal a significant increase in fall risk as a result of cochlea implant surgery. Therefore in this study population, cochlear implant surgery did not influence balance and risk of falls. Further testing with a larger study population would be necessary to determine the development of falls risk over time after cochlear implant surgery. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

An In-Vitro Insertion-Force Study of Magnetically Guided Lateral-Wall Cochlear-Implant Electrode Arrays
Conclusion: Magnetic guidance can eliminate direct tip contact with the medial walls through the cochlear hook and the lateral walls of the basal turn. Insertion-force reduction will vary based on the electrode-array model, but is statistically significant for all models tested. Successful steering of lateral-wall electrode arrays is accomplished while maintaining its superior flexibility. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

What Is the Sensitive Period to Initiate Auditory Stimulation for the Second Ear in Sequential Cochlear Implantation?
Conclusion: Our cohort demonstrated that the second CI showed comparable results to the first CI when implanted before 3.5 years, suggesting that optimal periods for the first CI and the second CI are same. However, the sensitive period (12–13 yr) for the second CI with good scores (≥80%) was much longer than that (7 yr) of the first CI, suggesting that the first CI prolongs the sensitive period for the second CI. The second CI should be implanted early, but considered even at a later age. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

Cochlear Implant Insertion Axis Into the Basal Turn: A Critical Factor in Electrode Array Translocation
Conclusion: A 3D reconstruction model was effective in determining the array position in the cochlea scalae. Our data indicate that the angle of approach to the ST centerline is a critical factor in intracochlear trauma. Additional studies should be conducted to assess the importance of the insertion axis with other array designs. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hearing Loss and Hearing Care Use Among Asian Americans: A Nationally Representative Sample
Objective: To assess the prevalence of hearing loss and factors affecting hearing care use among Asian Americans, using the first nationally representative sample of Asian Americans. Study Design: National cross-sectional survey. Setting: Ambulatory examination centers. Patients: Three thousand six hundred twelve adults (522 Asian American) aged 20 to 69 in the 2011 to 2012 National Health and Examination Survey with pure-tone audiometry. Main Outcome Measure(s): Percentage with hearing loss, undertaking a hearing test before the study, and hearing aid use. Hearing loss was defined as better hearing ear speec...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Utilization of Nerve Integrity Monitor for Promontory Stimulation Testing Prior to Cochlear Implant
Conclusion: The nerve integrity monitor is a convenient tool that can be used in the clinic setting to perform promontory stimulation tests and aid in determining cochlear implant candidates, specifically in those patients who require verification of auditory nerve function. This tool is a feasible and reasonable method for promontory stimulation testing. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Audiology Source Type: research

Forward Masking of the Speech-Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response
Conclusion: Forward masking of the sABR provides an objective measure of the susceptibility of the auditory system to prior stimulation. Failure of recovery functions to return to baseline suggests an interaction between forward masking by the prior masker and temporal effects within the stimulus itself. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Audiology Source Type: research

Outcome Measures for Baro-Challenge-Induced Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Sixteen studies involving seven different types of ET function tests were identified. The nine-step test was the most commonly used outcome measure, with overall test sensitivity and specificity ranges of 37 to 100% and 57 to 100%, respectively. Tympanometry test sensitivity was consistently poor (0–50%) while specificity was higher (52–97%). Published accuracy data for other ET function tests and test combinations were limited. Currently, no single test can be recommended for use in clinical practice. A combination of the nine-step test with other objective tests or patient-reported measures appe...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Biological Therapies of the Inner Ear: What Otologists Need to Consider
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

American Neurotology Society Preliminary Program
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

American Otological Society Preliminary Program
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

Reconstruction of the Canal Wall in Tympanoplasty for Cholesteatoma with Titanium Sheeting
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reconstruction of the Canal wall in CWU Tympanoplasty for Cholesteatoma with Titanium Sheeting
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Relations Between Self-reported Executive Functioning and Speech Perception Skills in Adult Cochlear Implant Users
Conclusion: The present findings provide further evidence that neurocognitive factors, including specific EF skills, may decline in association with hearing loss, and that some of these EF skills contribute to speech processing under degraded listening conditions. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research

Transcanal Transpromontorial Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: Results and Facial Nerve Outcomes
Conclusion: The transcanal approach represents a feasible, minimally invasive, and conservative technique for the management of acoustic neuromas of the internal auditory canal. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Facial Nerve Source Type: research

The Application of Sigmoid Sinus Tunnel-packing or Push-packing of the Inferior Petrous Sinus in the Microsurgical Management of Jugular Paragangliomas
Conclusion: The infratemporal fossa approach type A with sigmoid sinus tunnel-packing or push-packing technique facilitated the control of bleeding from the inferior petrous sinus and improved the outcomes of microsurgical treatment for jugular paragangliomas. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Long-Term Hearing Preservation Outcomes for Small Vestibular Schwannomas: Retrosigmoid Removal Versus Observation
Conclusion: Tumor removal should be the first treatment option for patients with small VSs and preserved hearing, especially for young patients with good hearing; retrosigmoid approach is an effective and safe approach for small VSs removal with excellent functional outcomes; better preoperative hearing predicted a higher rate of postoperative hearing preservation; patients without fundal extension were more likely to achieve hearing preservation than those with fundal extension, but no difference had been detected when retrosigmoid removal assisted with endoscope was performed; patients with small tumors originating fro...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Ultra Long-Term Audiometric Outcomes in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma With the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach
Conclusions: Surgically preserved hearing is maintained in the majority of patients more than 10 years following surgery. PTA and SDS changes were similar between the ipsilateral and contralateral ears. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Audiological Outcomes in Growing Vestibular Schwannomas Managed Either Conservatively, or With Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Conclusions: STRS results in similar audiological outcomes compared with patients managed conservatively; Consequently, STRS given to patients with VS to preserve hearing is not justified. In contrast to recent studies, patients with preserved hearing at diagnosis have significantly greater audiological deterioration when undergoing STRS. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

A Population Based Analysis of Melanoma of the External Ear
This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. Methods: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes. Results: External ear melanoma occurred most frequently in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Mean age at diagnosis was 65.5 (±16.8) years. However, the incidence of EEM in adolescents and young adults (ages 15–39 yr) has increased by 111.9% from 1973 to 2012. There was a strong male predilection with a male-to-female ratio of 6.40:1. The m...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

What Is the Safety and Efficacy of Chemical Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Following Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery?
Conclusion: There was a significant difference between the number of hemorrhagic complications but not between numbers of DVT or PE. Mechanical and chemical prophylaxis may lower the risk of VTE but in our series, hemorrhagic complications were observed. These measures should be used selectively in conjunction with early ambulation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Self-Evaluated Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes After Microsurgery, Stereotactic Radiation or Observation-Only for Vestibular Schwannoma of the Adult Patient: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: A number of prospective studies are available but none yet with a disease-specific questionnaire. Heterogeneity and the methodological weaknesses of the included studies constitute the principle limitation of this review. The introduction of the minimal clinically important difference should improve the relevance of studies and allow a sensitive comparison of treatments. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research