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Blast-induced hearing loss
AbstractThe incidence of blast injury has increased recently. As the ear is the organ most sensitive to blast overpressure, the most frequent injuries seen after blast exposure are those affecting the ear. Blast overpressure affecting the ear results in sensorineural hearing loss, which is untreatable and often associated with a decline in the quality of life. Here, we review recent cases of blast-induced hearing dysfunction. The tympanic membrane is particularly sensitive to blast pressure waves, since such waves exert forces mainly at air –tissue interfaces within the body. However, treatment of tympanic membrane p...
Source: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B. - October 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

Subfrontal Schwannoma: Case report and review of literature
We present the case of a 46 year old female that presented with right tinnitus, dizziness and bifrontal headache, progressive, starting two years before. Imaging studies reveals an incidentally neoplastic extraaxial homogeneous appearance tumor on the right anterior skull base. She undewernt surgical treatment with total resection of the tumor by a bicoronal approach. The histopathological study reported schwannoma.Although attributte the origin of schwannomas from the the olfactory nerve is near impossible, once they do not have Schwann cells, intracranial supratentorial schwannomas are mainly located in the anterior skul...
Source: World Neurosurgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Vladimir Figueroa- Ángel, Carlos Alberto Rodríguez-Aceves, Willem G. Calderon-Miranda, Nidia Escobar-Hernandez, Andrei F. Joaquim, Neurosurgeon; Luis R Moscote Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric tinnitus: Incidence of imaging anomalies and the impact of hearing loss
Guidelines exist for evaluation and management of tinnitus in adults; however lack of evidence in children limits applicability of these guidelines to pediatric patients. Objective of this study is to determine the incidence of inner ear anomalies detected on imaging studies within the pediatric population with tinnitus and evaluate if presence of hearing loss increases the rate of detection of anomalies in comparison to normal hearing patients. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - October 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rhorie Kerr, Elise Kang, Brandon Hopkins, Samantha Anne Source Type: research

Transcranial brain stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: Positive lessons from a negative trial
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2017 Source:Brain Stimulation Author(s): Christian Plewnia (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - October 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Determination of the relationship between internal auditory canal nerves and tinnitus based on the findings of brain magnetic resonance imaging
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 40 Author(s): Burhan Ergen, Murat Baykara, Cahit Polat This experimental study aimed to investigate a relationship between tinnitus and thicknesses of internal auditory canal and nerves in it. It was performed on brain magnetic resonance images of patients who consulted the ear, nose, and throat clinic with tinnitus complaint. Statistical hypothesis tests and classification experiments were performed on these data to find out structural differences in internal auditory channel components in patients with tinnitus after obtaining cross-...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - October 12, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research

Comparison of acoustic therapies for tinnitus suppression: a preliminary trial
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - October 12, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Maggie L. Schad Garnett P. McMillan Emily J. Thielman Katherine Groon Charlotte Morse-Fortier Jennifer L. Martin James A. Henry Source Type: research

Severe cerebellar hemorrhage following transverse sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
We report a severe adverse event occurring in the course of a cohort study (ISRCTN13784335) aimed at measuring the efficacy and safety of venous stenting in the treatment of patients with medically refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The patient was a 41-year-old woman who was not overweight, who presented with severe headache, grade 1 bilateral papilledema and transient tinnitus, refractory to medical treatment. Right transverse sinus stenting was successfully performed. Following surgery, the patient's state of consciousness decreased acutely with rapid and progressive loss of brainstem reflex. CT scan...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - October 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Identifying eustachian tube dysfunction prior to hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Who is at risk for intolerance?
Conclusions A thorough otolaryngological evaluation can potentially predict and identify patients at risk for HBOT intolerance and tympanotomy tube placement. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Process evaluation of Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with tinnitus in the context of a randomised control trial
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - October 9, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes Vinaya Manchaiah David M. Baguley Peter M. Allen Gerhard Andersson Source Type: research

Transcranial brain stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: Positive lessons from a negative trial
Tinnitus impairs many people's quality of life. The treatment of these patients is often a major challenge for general physicians, otolaryngologists, and psychiatrists particularly since reliably effective therapeutic tools are virtually not available. This not the least because the knowledge about its pathophysiology is still fragmentary. In search of the origins of tinnitus, early functional imaging studies have expanded the focus of tinnitus research to the brain. They supported the notion that this auditory phantom perception is associated with hyperactivity in primary and higher-order auditory processing areas. (Sourc...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Christian Plewnia Source Type: research

Cervicogenic Somatic Tinnitus Significantly Reduced by Physical Therapy.
Authors: King HH PMID: 28973185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Development of progressive hearing loss and tinnitus in a patient with myasthenia gravis: an overlooked comorbidity?
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Source: Hearing, Balance and Communication - October 3, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Massimo Ralli Arianna di Stadio Antonio Greco Giancarlo Altissimi Filippo Mazzei Rosaria Turchetta Marco de Vincentiis Giancarlo Cianfrone Source Type: research

Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: A cross ‐sectional survey
ConclusionsThis study has identified that personal development and a positive outlook is possible despite experiencing tinnitus. Ways to facilitate positive experiences related to tinnitus should be promoted, as these may reduce the negative consequences associated with tinnitus.The most prevalent positive theme was the ability to cope with tinnitus. Positive experiences were also drawn from having clinical and other support networks. This highlights the importance of providing tinnitus interventions that can assist people in coping with tinnitus, particularly to those less likely to relate tinnitus to any positive experie...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, Taylor E. Valien, David M. Baguley, Peter M. Allen, Gerhard Andersson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus
AbstractTinnitus has become one of the most challenging tasks faced by the medical field. It has a moderately negative impact on patient ’s quality of life. Different methods had been developed in medical science for managing tinnitus but none of these offered a permanent cure. In our study we used a simple procedure of intratympanic injection of dexamethasone in managing our tinnitus patients. Total number of patients involved in this study were 40, 26 females and 14 males with age spanned from 15 to 65 years. Out of 40 patients, 22 of them complained of tinnitus only while the other 18 of them complained of ti...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - September 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Factors that contribute to the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2017 Source:Brain Stimulation Author(s): Robert L. Folmer (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Negative influence of preoperative tinnitus on hearing preservation in vestibular schwannoma surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Microsurgery represents the first therapeutic option for small growing VS with SUH. Our data confirm that key-hole RS removal of VS with intraoperative LS-CE-Chirp ABR monitoring allows good rate of SUH preservation, especially maximum diameter does not exceed 2cm. Preoperative tinnitus seems to indicate a lower hearing reserve and predicts a lower likelihood of HP. PMID: 28945052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 27, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1139: WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region: A Systematic Review on Environmental Noise and Permanent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Conclusions: While using very strict inclusion criteria, there is low quality GRADE evidence that prolonged listening to loud music through PLDs increases the risk of hearing loss and results in worsening standard frequency audiometric thresholds. However, specific threshold analyses focused on stratifying risk according to clearly defined levels of exposure are missing. Future studies are needed to provide actionable guidance for PLDs users. No studies fulfilling the inclusion criteria related to other isolated or combined exposures to environmental noise were identified. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Re...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska Kamil Zaborowski Tags: Review Source Type: research

Factors that contribute to the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment
The recent article by Landgrebe et al. [1] was of interest to me because my research team used similar protocols in our clinical trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment [2]. Landgrebe et al. reported that 10 sessions of real rTMS were not superior to 10 comparable sessions of sham rTMS in their multi-site trial involving 146 patients with chronic tinnitus. By contrast, our results [2] indicated that 10 sessions of real rTMS were significantly superior to sham rTMS for reducing tinnitus severity in a population of 64 participants. (Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, ...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - September 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Robert L. Folmer Source Type: research

Reply to the letter of Robert L. Folmer: Does treatment response depend on the type of stimulation device?
In his letter to the editor, Robert L. Folmer commented on our recently published article, in which we presented the results of a large multicenter study testing 1 Hz rTMS in the treatment of chronic tinnitus [1]. Very recently Dr. Folmer performed a similar study in patients with tinnitus [2]. While both studies have been conducted according to highest methodological standards and involved comparable study populations and similar stimulation protocols, the results were conflicting. While Dr Folmer's study demonstrated an efficacy of rTMS in his population of tinnitus patients, our study could not show any beneficial thera...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Michael Landgrebe, Martin Schecklmann, Berthold Langguth Source Type: research

Tinnitus Treatment with Oxytocin: A Pilot Study
Andreia Aparecida Azevedo, Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, Ana Belen Elgoyhen, Berthold Langguth, Norma De Oliveira Penido, Winfried Schlee (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - September 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Management of tinnitus in children: Review of literature and effect of counseling
Tinnitus in children has not been studied sufficiently to date. And, there is no consensus regarding the management of tinnitus in children. Tinnitus counseling can be considered as the most basic tool among therapeutic options of tinnitus in children. In this article, the importance of management in children with tinnitus is highlighted through the review of the literature. Also, we present survey results regarding usefulness and necessity of tinnitus counseling provided from parents of children with tinnitus. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Doh Young Lee, Ji Young Lee, Young Ho Kim Source Type: research

A rare case of a vertebrojugular arteriovenous fistula: A case report and review of literature
Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, Juan Vicenty-Padilla, Rafael Rodriguez-MercadoJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2017 8(3):268-270Vertebrojugular fistulas have been described in the literature associated with blunt or penetrating injury and iatrogenic or spontaneous development. Its presentation may be broad and may include symptoms of radiculopathy, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, tinnitus, and bruit. However, so far, no direct cardiac complications had been reported. Here, we describe a case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a C5 vertebral fracture secondary to a ground-level fall that was initially treated conservati...
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - September 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fanor Saavedra-Pozo Juan Vicenty-Padilla Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese tinnitus functional index
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Anna Chi Shan Kam Eric Kwok Shun Leung Patrick Yiu Bong Chan Michael Chi Fai Tong Source Type: research

Incidence of Discomfort During Pure-Tone Audiometry and Measurement of Uncomfortable Loudness Levels Among People Seeking Help for Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis
Conclusion The starting presentation levels used for pure-tone audiometry and measurement of ULLs should be lower than those recommended by the BSA for people with tinnitus and hyperacusis. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Progressive Tinnitus Management Level 3 Skills Education: A 5-Year Clinical Retrospective
Conclusion The self-management skills taught in the progressive tinnitus management Level 3 workshops are sustained over time even when limited resources prevent the full complement of workshops or the involvement of mental health services. The workshops can also be successfully implemented through remote delivery via videoconferencing (telehealth).Supplemental Materialshttps://doi.org/10.23641/asha.5370883 (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study
Conclusion We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Audiometric Testing With Pulsed, Steady, and Warble Tones in Listeners With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
Conclusions Pulsed tones provide advantages over steady and warble tones for patients regardless of hearing or tinnitus status. Although listeners preferred pulsed and warble tones to steady tones, pulsed tones are not susceptible to the effects of off-frequency listening, a consideration when testing listeners with sloping audiograms. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

How to Choose Between Measures of Tinnitus Loudness for Clinical Research? A Report on the Reliability and Validity of an Investigator-Administered Test and a Patient-Reported Measure Using Baseline Data Collected in a Phase IIa Drug Trial
Conclusions The tinnitus loudness rating performed better against acceptability criteria for reliability and validity than did the tinnitus loudness matching test administered by an audiologist. But the rating question is still limited because it is a single-item instrument and is probably able to detect only large changes (at least 3.5 points). (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Venous Diverticula Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus Treated With Coil Embolization and Stent Placement With Resolution of Symptoms: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature
Conclusions: Venous sinus diverticula causing pulsatile tinnitus can be successfully treated with stent-assisted coil embolization with complete resolution of clinical symptoms. This is in concordance with 13 case reports in the literature involving 14 patients with venous sinus diverticula treated using endovascular techniques. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Evaluation of Maximal Speech Intelligibility With Vibrant Soundbridge in Patients With Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Conclusion: Speech intelligibility can be significantly improved by VSB implantation, especially in patients with a down-sloping hearing loss. This finding can help select patients who will benefit most from VSB implantation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Jacobson's Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as a Middle Ear Mass Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus: A Case Report
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Imaging Case of the Month Source Type: research

Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes After Surgery for Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
Conclusions: Respondents demonstrated durable improvements in the symptoms that led them to have surgery. Auditory symptoms had the greatest improvements. Headaches, imbalance, dizziness, and brain fog showed the least improvements. Nearly, all patients would recommend SCDS surgery to others. These results can be used to counsel patients regarding the lasting benefits of surgery for SCDS. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Patulous Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Patient Demographics and Comorbidities
The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. Study Design: Retrospective patient series. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: All outpatient visits (2004–2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears). Main Outcome Measures: Demographics and nasopharyngoscopy/otomicroscopy findings by comorbi...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Medical Neurotology Source Type: research

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome in a Group of Patients in Two Ophthalmology Referral Centers in Bogot á, Colombia.
CONCLUSION: Patients in Colombia with VKH had clinical features similar to those reported in other Hispanic populations, except for the non-granulomatous uveitis. This disease may be considered as having variation of clinical manifestations across population groups. PMID: 28910557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation)
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - September 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research

A Hebrew Adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yahav Oron, Shay Shemesh, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, Tal Marom, Ofer Gluck, Sagit Shushan Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Auditory Hallucinations or Tinnitus? A Case of Framing Effects and a High Jugular Bulb.
Authors: Einstein EH, González-Arias M, Kamath AS, Channen L, Mirza T PMID: 28906603 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Functional data analysis of single-trial auditory evoked potentials recorded in the awake rat.
Abstract Evoked potentials (EPs) reflect neural processing and are widely used to study sensory perception. However, methods of analyzing EP have been limited mostly to the conventional ensemble averaging of EP response trials to a repeated stimulus, and less so to single-trials analysis. Here we applied a new approach - functional data analysis (FDA) - to study auditory EP in the rat model of tinnitus, in which overdoses of salicylate (SS) are known to alter sound perception characteristically, as the same way as in humans. Single-trial auditory EPs were analyzed, after being collected on a daily basis from an aw...
Source: Biosystems - September 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pokora O, Kolaicek J, Chiu TW, Qiu W Tags: Biosystems Source Type: research

Effects of tinnitus treatments on sleep disorders in patients with tinnitus
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - September 14, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Satoko Wakabayashi Hideyuki Saito Naoki Oishi Seiichi Shinden Kaoru Ogawa Source Type: research

Arabic Validation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and the Mini ‐Tinnitus Questionnaire on 100 Adult Patients
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marc El Beaino, Elie Eter Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Tinnitus: still ‘A Ghost in the Machine’ or a Darwinian survival phenomenon?
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Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - September 13, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Sylvester Fernandes Source Type: research

Diseases potentially related to Flammer syndrome
AbstractFlammer syndrome (FS) is a prevalent and mostly benign condition. Subjects with FS seem to have a good life expectancy. Nevertheless, FS subjects are at increased risk for certain diseases, mainly when they are challenged by psychological stress or other stimuli such as coldness. FS is related to ocular diseases, such as normal-tension glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, central serous chorioretinopathy, optic nerve compartment syndrome, Leber ’s hereditary optic neuropathy, arterial or venous occlusions in the retina, and choroid and optic nerve head, despite the absence of classical vascular risk factors. FS is...
Source: EPMA Journal - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Metal-on-Metal Hip Joint Prostheses: a Retrospective Case Series Investigating the Association of Systemic Toxicity with Serum Cobalt and Chromium Concentrations.
CONCLUSION: Two (6.5%) of 31 individuals referred for assessment of MoM-HP were diagnosed with systemic cobalt toxicity. However, despite a high prevalence of reported symptoms, neither symptoms nor investigation results correlated with serum cobalt or chromium concentrations. PMID: 28900863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology)
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - September 12, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Ho JH, Leikin JB, Dargan PI, Archer JRH, Wood DM, Brent J Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research

Audiometric Testing With Pulsed, Steady, and Warble Tones in Listeners With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss.
Conclusions: Pulsed tones provide advantages over steady and warble tones for patients regardless of hearing or tinnitus status. Although listeners preferred pulsed and warble tones to steady tones, pulsed tones are not susceptible to the effects of off-frequency listening, a consideration when testing listeners with sloping audiograms. PMID: 28892822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 11, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Lentz JJ, Walker MA, Short CE, Skinner KG Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Comparison of Melatonin and Sertraline Therapies on Tinnitus: A Randomized Clinical Trial
In this study, we aimed to compare the effcacy of melatonin and sertraline in treating tinnitus for the frst time.Methods:In this clinical trial, 70 patients with tinnitus according to inclusion and exclusion criteria were included and randomly divided into twogroups: melatonin group, taking melatonin 3 mg once daily and sertraline group taking sertraline 50 mg once daily, all treating for 3 months. Before and after treatments, every patient received Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) questionnaire and severity of tinnitus was assessed, and dataanalysis was performed.Results:Before treatments, the mean of THI score for mela...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The relationship between tinnitus pitch and parameters of audiometry and distortion product otoacoustic emissions.
CONCLUSION: The current study seems to confirm the relationship between tinnitus pitch and the frequency range of hearing loss, thus supporting the homeostatic plasticity model. PMID: 28874221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A histopathological connection between a fatal endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease from 1960.
CONCLUSION: Endolymphatic sac tumours are rare neoplasms of the temporal bone that can occur sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau disease. The connection between endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease was first proposed in 1988 and formalised in 1997. We believe that this case represents the first documented connection between endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease. PMID: 28874214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1035: Work-Related Noise Exposure in a Cohort of Patients with Chronic Tinnitus: Analysis of Demographic and Audiological Characteristics
Giancarlo Cianfrone Work-related noise exposure is one of the major factors contributing to the development of adult-onset hearing loss and tinnitus. The aim of this study was to analyze, in patients with chronic tinnitus and long-term occupational noise exposure, (A) characteristics of hearing loss, tinnitus, comorbidities, demographic characteristics and a history of work-related noise exposure and (B) differences among individuals employed in occupations with high and low risk of developing work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). One hundred thirty six patients with chronic tinnitus and at least a 10 year-lo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Massimo Ralli Maria Paola Balla Antonio Greco Giancarlo Altissimi Pasquale Ricci Rosaria Turchetta Armando de Virgilio Marco de Vincentiis Serafino Ricci Giancarlo Cianfrone Tags: Article Source Type: research

Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum, Dehiscence, and Venous Sinus Stenosis: Potential Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus in Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? [HEAD & NECK]
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulsatile tinnitus is experienced by most patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The pathophysiology remains uncertain; however, transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence have been proposed as potential etiologies. We aimed to determine whether the prevalence of transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence was increased in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pulsatile tinnitus relative to those without pulsatile tinnitus and a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT vascular studies of patients with idiopathic intracr...
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - September 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Lansley, J. A., Tucker, W., Eriksen, M. R., Riordan-Eva, P., Connor, S. E. J. Tags: HEAD & amp; NECK Source Type: research

Lead Poisoning at an Indoor Firing Range.
This report represents the first occupational case of lead poisoning in firing ranges in Korea, and this necessitates institutional management to prevent the recurrence of poisoning through this route. Workplace environmental monitoring should be implemented for indoor firing ranges, and the workers should undergo regularly scheduled special health examinations. In clinical practice, it is essential to question the patient about his occupational history. PMID: 28875619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Italian survey on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Authors: Messina A, Casani AP, Manfrin M, Guidetti G Abstract Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. BPPV often relapses after the first episode, with a recurrence rate between 15% and 50%. To date both the aetiopathogenetic processes that lead to otoconia detachment and the factors that make BPPV a relapsing disease are still unclear, but recent epidemiological studies have shown a possible association with cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study (Sesto Senso Survey) was to evaluate in the Italian population through an observational survey, the ...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - September 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research