American Neurotology Society Preliminary Program
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 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 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: ANNOUNCEMENTS Source Type: research

A Rare, but Dangerous Cause of Vertigo: Central Positional Vertigo due to a Large Vertebral Artery Aneurysm
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: IMAGING CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Congenital Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis With Facial Palsy
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: IMAGING CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Cellular Dynamics in Early Healing of Mouse Tympanic Membranes
Conclusions: Perforation of the TM alters the cellular dynamics throughout the entire TM, rather than simply adjacent to the perforation. This argues for long distance signaling occurring in the perforated TM. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research

SENS-401 Effectively Reduces Severe Acoustic Trauma-Induced Hearing Loss in Male Rats With Twice Daily Administration Delayed up to 96 hours
Hypothesis: SENS-401 (R-azasetron besylate) is effective against severe acoustic trauma-induced hearing loss. Background: SENS-401 has calcineurin inhibiting properties and attenuates cisplatin-induced hearing loss in a rat model. Cisplatin-induced and acoustic trauma-induced hearing loss share common apoptotic pathways. Methods: The dose–response relationship of SENS-401 (6.6 mg/kg BID, 13.2 mg/kg BID, 26.4 mg/kg QD) and treatment time-window (13.2 mg/kg BID starting 24, 72, and 96 h posttrauma) versus placebo for 28 days were evaluated in a male rat model of severe acoustic trauma-induced hearing ...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research

Evaluation of 3D Printed Temporal Bone Models in Preparation for Middle Cranial Fossa Surgery
Conclusions: Patient-specific 3D printed models provide an anatomically accurate and favorable tool for preparing for MCF surgery. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research

Facial Rehabilitation as Noninvasive Treatment for Chronic Facial Nerve Paralysis
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of facial rehabilitation (FR) in patients with chronic facial nerve paralysis (FNP) and describe factors that predict improved facial nerve function after FR in this patient population. Study Design: Retrospective case review. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Around 241 patients were referred to a university hospital facial rehabilitation (FR) program for FNP between 1995 and 2016. Seventy-six patients met criteria, defined as diagnosis of FNP ≥12 months prior to initiation of FR. Interventions: Each received at least two sessions of directed FR by a ...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: FACIAL NERVE Source Type: research

Linked-read Sequencing Analysis Reveals Tumor-specific Genome Variation Landscapes in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) Patients
Conclusion: The genomic variation landscape of NF2-related VS was investigated through whole-genome linked-read sequencing. Large SVs, in addition to deletions, were identified and may serve as modulators of clinical behavior. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

The Use of the Exoscope in Lateral Skull Base Surgery: Advantages and Limitations
Conclusion: The exoscope system is a safe and effective alternative or adjunct to the existing binocular operating microscope for lateral skull based procedures. The exoscope provides the surgeon with a comfortable, high-resolution visualization without compromising surgical exposure and patient safety. Level of evidence: 4 (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

Facial Nerve Outcomes Following Total Excision of Vestibular Schwannoma by the Enlarged Translabyrinthine Approach
Conclusion: Tumors of smaller sizes have good immediate postoperative FN results and recover well at the end of 1 year while more than 3 cm have poor outcomes and recover poorly at the end of 1 year. When the VSs reaches more than 1 cm, the HB I and II outcomes drop significantly. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

Morbidity of Vestibular Schwannomas as Documented by Treating Providers
Objective: Characterize the morbidity associated with vestibular schwannoma (VS) as documented by treating providers. Study Design: Retrospective analysis of the MarketScan database. Setting: MarketScan database. Subjects and Methods: A study of morbidity in VS patients who underwent treatment between 2002 and 2012 was conducted. A detailed account of morbidity at multiple time points before and after treatment was described. Results: Of 3,355 patients treated for VS, 2,029 (60.5%) underwent surgery and 1,326 (39.5%) radiation. The average (SD) age of diagnosis was 52.5 (12.1) years. Patients were followed fo...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Increased Risk of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in Patients With a History of Sudden Sensory Neural Hearing Loss: A Longitudinal Follow-up Study Using a National Sample Cohort
Objective: To evaluate the association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) using a national sample cohort from Korea. Methods: Data from the years 2002 through 2013 were collected for individuals aged more than or equal to 20 years from the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort. SSNHL was classified based on the International Classification of Disease-10 (ICD-10) code H91.2. We included only participants who received an audiometry examination and steroid treatment. After exclusion of participants diagnosed with Menière's dis...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Novel Use of Portable Audiometry to Track Hearing Fluctuations in Menière's Disease: A Pilot Study
Conclusions: Daily portable audiometry is feasible in patients with MD. Future studies are planned to further analyze hearing fluctuations in MD with respect to frequencies affected, relationship to vertigo attacks, and response to treatments. Understanding hearing fluctuations in MD may aid refinement of diagnostic criteria and improve prognostication for long-term hearing loss, with a goal of informing treatments that might improve final hearing outcome. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Positional Testing in Acute Vestibular Syndrome: a Transversal and Longitudinal Study
Conclusions: The presence of acute direction-changing positional geotropic nystagmus, stronger direction-fixed positional nystagmus when turning the head to the fast phase side, and acute or chronic head hanging vertical CPPN should raise the suspicion for central AVS. Chronic geotropic and apogeotropic nystagmus following AVS constitute an underrecognized manifestation of vestibular compensation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Long-term Vertigo Control and Vestibular Function After Low-dose On-demand Transtympanic Gentamicin for Refractory Menière's Disease
Conclusion: Achieving a sustainable vestibular deficit on caloric testing is key for MD symptom control after gentamicin TTI. Gentamicin resistance must be diagnosed early to adapt therapeutic strategies. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Flat Panel Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
Conclusion: FPCT can provide more accurate measurements of SCD than MSCT. Clinicians should consider using FPCT for imaging suspected SCD. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Clinical and Physiologic Predictors and Postoperative Outcomes of Near Dehiscence Syndrome
Conclusions: In patients with symptoms consistent with SCDS, predictors of ND include absence of nystagmus in response to pressure/loud sounds, greater cVEMP thresholds, and smaller oVEMP amplitudes. We propose ND is on a spectrum of dehiscence that partially accounts for the diversity of clinical presentations of patients with SCDS. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Inter-rater Reliability and Validity of Holgers Scores for the Assessment of Bone-anchored Hearing Implant Images
This study aims to review the utility and interassessor reliability of Holgers classification by simultaneously testing various professionals of the bone-anchored implant team for their impression of a series of randomized images. Study Design: Retrospective review of a randomized series of bone-anchored implant fixture clinical photographs from the database at a tertiary referral university hospital. Raters were blinded to the contemporaneous Holgers grading assigned by the Clinical Nurse Specialist at initial assessment. Multivariate analysis was performed for correlation between scores for assessors and between grade...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: PROSTHETIC DEVICES Source Type: research

Fracture of the Incus Caused by Digital Manipulation of the Ear Canal and its Diagnosis Using Wideband Acoustic Immittance
Conclusion: A finger inserted into the ear canal can produce an air seal, and subsequent quick removal of the finger can result in the fracture of an ossicle. Clinicians should be cognizant of this form of trauma because insertion of a finger, ear plug, and earphone into the ear canal are common. Ossicular fractures can result in high-frequency CHL, and can be misdiagnosed as sensorineural loss because bone conduction thresholds are not measured above 4 kHz. As in this case, an ossicular fracture may be misdiagnosed and result in inappropriate treatment. Here, WAI, a non-invasive measure of ear mechanics, diagnosed a l...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

Anatomy of the Surrounding Tissue of the Eustachian Tube in Patulous Eustachian Tube: 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Approach
Conclusion: Smaller size of the surrounding tissues of the ET, viz., the OF, may contribute to the pathogenesis of patulous ET. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

The Diagnostic and Clinical Utility of the Myeloperoxidase–DNA Complex as a Biomarker in Otitis Media With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis
Objective: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic and clinical utility of the myeloperoxidase (MPO)–DNA complex as a NETosis-derived product in the middle ear fluid of patients with otitis media with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (OMAAV). Study Design: Prospective study. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Twenty-two patients diagnosed with OMAAV. Intervention: Collection of the fluid samples from middle ear. Main Outcome Measure: The levels of the MPO–DNA complex in the fluid samples were quantified using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assa...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

Jugular Bulb Resurfacing With Bone Cement for Patients With High Dehiscent Jugular Bulb and Ipsilateral Pulsatile Tinnitus
Conclusions: Transtympanic resurfacing with bone cement, reinforcing the dehiscent JB to reduce focal turbulent flow, is a simple and effective surgical treatment option in patients with PT due to HJBD. In patients with HJBD, the objective measurement of PT by TSR/STA may be of help in selecting appropriate surgical candidates and objective evaluation of the treatment outcome. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

Cartilage Fascia Composite Canalplasty for External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma: Case Analysis and Long-term Surgical Results
Conclusion: Surgical technique of CFCC was effective for EACC not responding to conservative management. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research

Electric-Acoustic Stimulation After Reimplantation: Hearing Preservation and Speech Perception
Conclusions: Hearing preservation can be maintained with long-term use of EAS devices. Those with preserved low-frequency hearing who experience a device failure may maintain hearing preservation after reimplantation. Normal low-frequency hearing thresholds were maintained in the present case, and the patient continued to listen with the EAS device without the acoustic component. EAS recipients may experience rapid restoration in speech perception after reimplantation in the presence of hearing preservation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research

When Preoperative Imaging and Audiometry Conflict: A Case of Cochlear Implantation in a Prelingually Deafened Adult
Conclusions: Consideration of cochlear implantation is reasonable for adults with long-standing hearing loss when preoperative audiometric testing is discordant with magnetic resonance imaging findings of radiographic cochlear nerve aplasia. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research

The Benefit of a Wireless Contralateral Routing of Signals (CROS) Microphone in Unilateral Cochlear Implant Recipients
Objective: Assess speech outcomes in unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients after addition of a wireless contralateral routing of signals (CROS) microphone. Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Ambulatory. Patients: Sixteen adult unilateral CI users with nonserviceable hearing on the contralateral side were recruited. Those with AzBio sentence scores of 40 to 80% or Hearing in Noise Test – Quiet (HINT-Q) scores of 60 to 90% with a CI alone were eligible participants. Intervention: Speech testing was carried out with the CROS on and off. Main Outcome Measure: Speech recognition. Resu...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research

Intraoperative Evaluation of Cochlear Implant Electrodes Using Mobile Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Objective: To evaluate the electrode status during cochlear implantation (CI) using mobile cone-beam CT (mCBCT). Study Design: Retrospective case review. Setting: Tertiary referral hospital. Patients: Fifty-seven patients (7 bilateral surgeries, 64 ears) who underwent CI and who received intraoperative mCBCT imaging. Intervention: CI and CBCT during surgery. Main Outcome Measure: Electrode location and angular insertion depth determined by intraoperative mCBCT images. Results: There were six cases with cochlear malformation where intraoperative mCBCT was useful to confirm electrode location. Of 58 ears ...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research

Electro-natural Stimulation (ENS) in Partial Deafness Treatment: Pediatric Case Series
Conclusions: Cochlear implantation seems to be a successful way of restoring hearing ability in ENS-Partial Deafness Treatment patients who are beyond the scope of effective rehabilitation with hearing aids. Excellent results of hearing preservation in ENS patients encourage discussion on extending the inclusion criteria for cochlear implantation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research

Audiometric Results of Stapedotomy Surgery for Otoscelorsis: Influence of the Radiological Stage
Conclusion: There was a clinical radiological correlation with the preoperative results: In BC, there was a correlation with the radiological stage of Veillon and in AC, there was a correlation with impairment of the round window. The link between the radiological stage of otosclerosis and the postoperative audiometric results is less obvious. In the short term, the audiometric improvements in the air-bone gap were greater in patients in the early stages according to the Veillon classification, but this result was not sustained in the long-term. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research

Long-Term Audiometric and Clinical Outcomes Following Stapedectomy With the Shape Memory Nitinol Stapes Prosthesis
Conclusions: The excellent closure of the ABG achieved at early follow up remains remarkably stable up to 12 years using a self-crimping shape memory nitinol prosthesis. There is no evidence that firm fixation of the hook around the long process of incus has a detrimental effect in the long-term. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Access to Cochlear Implantation in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in Southern California
Conclusion: A significant gap exists between the number of CI candidates and families and willingness to undergo CI. The difference could be related to socioeconomic status and the patient's school type. This underscores the importance of parental education through the use of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure all hearing rehabilitation options are explained. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: AUDIOLOGY Source Type: research

Objective Measures of Tinnitus: a Systematic Review
Discussion: Our review has not identified any reliable or reproducible objective measures of tinnitus. However, this piece of work has highlighted emerging areas where further high quality research may lead to the development of an effective method for objectively identifying and measuring the severity of tinnitus. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research

Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implant Surgery: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: Hearing preservation in cochlear implant surgery is feasible. A statistically significant difference was found between the round window procedure and cochleostomy approach, in favor of the round window procedure at 6 months postoperatively (p = 0.001). A statistically significant difference was found between the straight and the perimodiolar electrode array at 1 month postoperatively in favor of the straight electrode array (p  (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research

Tumor-to-Tumor Metastasis From a Breast Carcinoma to a Vestibular Schwannoma
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TEMPORAL BONE HISTOPATHOLOGY CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Vestibular Traumatic Neuroma Following Temporal Bone Fracture
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TEMPORAL BONE HISTOPATHOLOGY CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Utility of OTOPLAN Reconstructed Images for Surgical Planning of Cochlear Implantation in a Case of Post-meningitis Ossification
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: IMAGING CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Cochlear Implantation in Refsum Disease with Facial Nerve Enlargement
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: IMAGING CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

Congenital Cholesteatoma of the Mastoid Causing Posterior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: IMAGING CASES OF THE MONTH Source Type: research

An In-Vitro Insertion-Force Study of Magnetically Guided Lateral-Wall Cochlear-Implant Electrode Arrays: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Patients’ Online Perception and Ratings of Neurotologists
Objectives: To assess and characterize patients’ online ratings and comments of neurotologists and determine factors that correlate with higher ratings. Methods: All the American Neurotology Society members were queried on Healthgrades, Vitals, RateMDs, Yelp, and Google from March to June 2018. All ratings were normalized for comparison on a five-point Likert scale. All comments were categorized based on context and for positive/negative aspect. Results: Of the 560 American Neurotology Society members, 465 (83%) were rated on at least one online platform. Of those rated, 420 (90%) were on Healthgrades, 392 (8...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MEDICAL NEUROTOLOGY Source Type: research

Utility of Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Who Fail Superior Canal Dehiscence Surgery
Conclusions: The extent of SCD repair can be determined using reformatted or direct T2-weighted MRI sequences in the plane of Pöschl. Co-registration of CT/MRI may be useful to determine the location of a residual superior canal defect and when present was found most commonly along the posterior limb. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MEDICAL NEUROTOLOGY Source Type: research

Genetics of Usher Syndrome: New Insights From a Meta-analysis
Conclusion: These results promote generalization of early molecular screening for Usher syndrome in deaf children. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research

Application of Ultrasonic Bone Aspirator for Decompression of the Internal Auditory Canal via the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach
Conclusions: UBA use is a safe and effective alternative or adjunct to HSD during MCF approach to expose the IAC contents. This surgical tool allows for bone removal with low risk of injury to adjacent structures. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

Relationship of a “Fundal Fluid Cap” and Vestibular Schwannoma Volume: Analysis of Preoperative Radiographic Findings and Outcomes
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between radiographic fundal fluid cap in the lateral internal auditory canal, preoperative clinical characteristics, and postoperative outcomes in patients with vestibular schwannoma who underwent microsurgical excision. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: Academic tertiary referral center. Patients: Thirty-six consecutive patients (mean age 49.4 yr [range 29–74]) who underwent microsurgical vestibular schwannoma excision. Interventions: Microsurgical excision. Main Outcome Measures: Linear fundal fluid size and tumor size calculated using volume...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

Salvage Radiosurgery After Subtotal Resection for Catecholamine-secreting Jugular Paragangliomas: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature
Objectives: Catecholamine-secreting jugular paragangliomas (JPs) represent a rare subset of head and neck paragangliomas that may present with hypertension, arrhythmia, or syncopal episodes. Subtotal resection to protect critical neurovascular structures may result in persistent catecholamine excess from residual tumor. Herein, we report our experience with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for salvage treatment of catecholamine-secreting JP following subtotal microsurgical resection. Patients: Adult patients treated with SRS after subtotal microsurgical resection of catecholamine-secreting JP. Interventions: SRS. M...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE Source Type: research

Can a Chronic BPPV With a History of Trauma be the Trigger of Symptoms in Vestibular Migraine, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), and Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD)? A Retrospective Cohort Study
Conclusion: This survey supports the hypothesis that CVMCC can be the trigger of symptoms in vestibular migraine, ME/CFS, and WAD. The actual diagnosis the patient receives is often in accordance with the patient's dominant symptom. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Peripheral Vestibular Disorders: An Epidemiologic Survey in 70 Million Individuals
Background: Dizziness is a common complaint in medicine. Nevertheless, there is a lack of valid data concerning the age and gender distribution of dizziness disorders within a larger population. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to undertake a representative epidemiological survey that examines all age groups of an entire population and describes the age and gender distribution of the most common peripheral vestibular disorders. Methods: A population-based epidemiological survey based on confirmed ICD-10 codes, of an entire national population was performed. The population-based data of 70,315,919 patients we...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Delayed Effect and Gain Restoration After Intratympanic Gentamicin for Menière's Disease
Conclusions: The delayed effect of intratympanic gentamicin and the subsequent gain restoration are factors that may influence the patients’ outcome. The feasibility of the vHIT system makes it a useful tool to monitorize the VOR changes. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research

Phenotypic Characterization of DFNB16-associated Hearing Loss
Conclusions: Examination of the DFNB16-locus should be a standard diagnostic test after negative DFNB1-gene screening result. Notably, DFNB16-associated hearing loss can be audiologically characterized as moderate sensorineural hearing loss in the main speech field with absent otoacoustic emissions. Our study is the first to correlate audiological findings with genetic results in patients with hearing loss due to STRC. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - December 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: PEDIATRIC OTOLOGY Source Type: research