Improving the Quality of Life of Tinnitus Patients
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Journal Club Source Type: research

Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, and the Autonomic Nervous System
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Hearing Matters Source Type: research

The Audiology of Otosclerosis
Diagnostic audiologic procedures for otosclerosis are effective tools in identifying this condition. Audiometric data usually demonstrate a conductive hearing loss at the early stages of otosclerosis. Modern middle ear analysis procedures are becoming more popular in the better diagnosis of otosclerosis. In clinical practice, cochlear otosclerosis can also be observed. Audiologic rehabilitation of otosclerosis includes fitting of hearing aids and implantable hearing devices. Current hearing technology enables patients who do not pursue surgical correction to function well and significantly improve their communication and q...
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ali A. Danesh, Navid Shahnaz, James W. Hall Source Type: research

The relation between flocculus volume and tinnitus after cerebellopontine angle tumor surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of a relation between flocculus volumes and the presence of tinnitus, combined with the significant correlation between tinnitus severity and flocculus volumes, suggests that the flocculus may not be the primary source of tinnitus, but is likely to mediate tinnitus severity. The reduced ipsi-to-contralateral volume ratio in patients with gaze-modulated tinnitus suggests that atrophy of the flocculus on the surgery side triggers cross-modal interactions leading to modulation of tinnitus. PMID: 29398141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hearing Research)
Source: Hearing Research - January 31, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Mennink LM, Van Dijk JMC, Van Der Laan BFAM, Metzemaekers JDM, Van Laar PJ, Van Dijk P Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Personality traits predict and moderate the outcome of Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic tinnitus
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - January 31, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Maria Kleinst äuber Cornelia Weise Gerhard Andersson Thomas Probst Source Type: research

Further validation of the Chinese (Mandarin) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory: comparison between patient-reported and clinician-interviewed outcomes
Volume 57, Issue 6, June 2018, Page 440-448 . (Source: International Journal of Audiology)
Source: International Journal of Audiology - January 30, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Di Wu Yun Zheng Zhiji Chen Ying Ma Tao Lu Source Type: research

Commentary on “Clinical and audiologic characteristics of patients with sensorineural tinnitus and its association with psychological aspects: an analytic retrospective study”
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that compared to survivors with only CIN, survivors with CIN/HL/TIN are at increased risk for the most severe symptom burden, significant problems associated with sensory loss and changes in balance, as well as significant decrements in all aspects of QOL. PMID: 29353626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Smoot B, Abrams G, Kober KM, Cheung S, Henderson-Sabes J, Chesney M, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

[Female patient with pulsatile tinnitus].
Authors: Biber F, Nolte CH, Albers AE PMID: 29350238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Long-term changes in multimodal intensive tinnitus therapy : A 5 ‑year follow-up.
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study support the effectiveness of the 7‑day multimodal intensive therapy for tinnitus. Posttreatment improvements were related to both tinnitus burden as well as stress and depressive symptoms and were maintained at the 5‑year follow-up. PMID: 29350237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Prevalence of tinnitus according to temporomandibular joint disorders and dental pain: The Korean National Population ‐based Study
Summary Some studies have reported that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is related to tinnitus. However, there is no study of the relationship and prevalence of dental pain and tinnitus. We evaluated the associations between the prevalence of tinnitus and TMD and dental pain by analysing the Korean national health survey. We analysed totally 11 745 participants. The presence of tinnitus, TMD symptoms and dental pain was surveyed by self‐assessment questionnaires from all the participants. Multivariable regression analysis was applied to acquire odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). The prevalenc...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - January 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Y. H. Kim, Y. G. Park, K. D. Han, D. Vu, K. H. Cho, S. Y. Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Degree of tinnitus improvement with stapes surgery – a review
Conclusion We conclude that stapes surgery is effective for the treatment of tinnitus (average improvement is 85.52%), and hearing loss (average improvement is 93%). When deciding about the surgical indication in patients with otosclerosis, the presence and level tinnitus should be considered as well as the level of hearing. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus
Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus, Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2018.1Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus (Source: Nature Reviews Neurology)
Source: Nature Reviews Neurology - January 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Heather Wood Source Type: research

Alteration of auditory function in type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes is associated with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, especially at high frequencies. While pre-diabetes is not necessarily associated with significant hearing loss, there may be cochlear malfunction, as indicated by DPOAEs. Thus, patients with pre-diabetes who have tinnitus may benefit from DPOAEs and PTA tests. PMID: 29347860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li J, Zhang Y, Fu X, Bi J, Li Y, Liu B, Zhang L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol 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

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

Investigation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in patients with tinnitus.
This study aimed to evaluate patients with tinnitus in terms of mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width, and to explore neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, recently reported in the literature as being possible inflammation markers. METHODS: This study comprised 64 tinnitus patients and 64 age-matched healthy controls. Statistical significance level was accepted as p
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - January 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Strategies for a  regenerative therapy of hearing loss.
Strategies for a regenerative therapy of hearing loss. HNO. 2018 Jan 09;: Authors: Diensthuber M, Stöver T Abstract Despite impressive technical progress in the field of conventional hearing aids and implantable hearing systems, the hopes for the treatment of inner ear diseases such as hearing loss and tinnitus have become increasingly directed toward regenerative therapeutic approaches. This review discusses the currently most promising strategies for hair cell regeneration in the inner ear to treat hearing loss, including stem cell-based, gene transfer-based, and pharmacological interventio...
Source: HNO - January 11, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO 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 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus 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 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Attenuation of noise-induced hyperactivity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus by pre-treatment with MK-801.
In this study, we examined the effect of administering an NMDA receptor blocker on the induction of hyperactivity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) following intense sound exposure. Our prediction was that if hyperactivity induced by intense sound exposure is dependent on NMDA receptors, then blocking these receptors by administering an NMDA receptor antagonist just before animals are exposed to intense sound should reduce the degree of hyperactivity that subsequently emerges. We compared the levels of hyperactivity that develop in the DCN after intense sound exposure to activity recorded in control animals that were no...
Source: Brain Research - January 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Criddle MW, Godfrey DA, Kaltenbach JA Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research

Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on short-term and long-term treatment of chronic tinnitus
Conclusion In conclusion, anodal stimulation was more effective than the cathodal and control stimulation in reducing the intensity of tinnitus in the short term. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

A daily blast of sound and electrical pulses may tame tinnitus
A new technique to tackle the phantom noises of tinnitus brought total relief for some patients and eased symptoms in half those who tried it (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Degree of tinnitus improvement with stapes surgery – a systematic review
Conclusion We conclude that stapes surgery is quite effective for the treatment of tinnitus (average improvement is 85.52%), and hearing loss (average improvement is 93%). When deciding about the surgical indication in patients with otosclerosis, the presence and level tinnitus should be considered as well as the level of hearing. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - January 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Inner ear involvement in fabry disease: Clinical and audiometric evaluation of a large cohort of patients followed in a reference centre.
CONCLUSIONS: In FD, hearing loss is common and age-matched hearing thresholds by frequency are worse than in the general population. Hearing loss was associated to the presence of acroparesthesias and higher values of microalbuminuria. Hearing loss stabilized in patients under ERT. A careful cochleo-vestibular evaluation should be part of the clinical assessment of FD. PMID: 29307789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics)
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - January 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Rodrigues J, Azevedo O, Sousa N, Cunha D, Mexedo A, Fonseca R Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research

A daily blast of sound and electrical pulses may tame tinnitus
A new technique to tackle the phantom noises of tinnitus brought total relief for some patients and eased symptoms in half those who tried it (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Effect of Cochlear Implantation on Quality of Life in Adults with Unilateral Hearing Loss
Conclusions: Cochlear implantation in cases of substantial UHL may offer significant improvements in quality of life. Quality of life measures revealed a reduction in perceived tinnitus severity and subjective improvements in speech perception in noise, spatial hearing, and listening effort. While self-report of difficulties were lower for the UHL cohort than the conventional CI and EAS cohorts, subjects in all 3 groups reported an improvement in quality of life with CI use.Audiol Neurotol 2017;22:259-271 (Source: Audiology and Neurotology)
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - January 3, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of tinnitus according to temporomanibular joint disorders and dental pain: the Korean National Population ‐based Study
Summary Some studies have reported that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is related to tinnitus. However, there is no study of the relationship and prevalence of dental pain and tinnitus. We evaluated the associations between the prevalence of tinnitus and TMD and dental pain by analyzing the Korean national health survey. We analyzed total 11,745 participants. Presence of tinnitus, TMD symptoms, and dental pain were surveyed by self‐assessment questionnaires from the all participants. Multivariable regression analysis was applied to acquire odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). The prevalence of tinn...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - January 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Y.H. Kim, Y. G Park, K. D Han, D Vu, K. H Cho, S. Y. Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

[Research Articles] Auditory-somatosensory bimodal stimulation desynchronizes brain circuitry to reduce tinnitus in guinea pigs and humans
The dorsal cochlear nucleus is the first site of multisensory convergence in mammalian auditory pathways. Principal output neurons, the fusiform cells, integrate auditory nerve inputs from the cochlea with somatosensory inputs from the head and neck. In previous work, we developed a guinea pig model of tinnitus induced by noise exposure and showed that the fusiform cells in these animals exhibited increased spontaneous activity and cross-unit synchrony, which are physiological correlates of tinnitus. We delivered repeated bimodal auditory-somatosensory stimulation to the dorsal cochlear nucleus of guinea pigs with tinnitus...
Source: Science Translational Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Marks, K. L., Martel, D. T., Wu, C., Basura, G. J., Roberts, L. E., Schvartz-Leyzac, K. C., Shore, S. E. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Effects of Acoustic Environment on Tinnitus Behavior in Sound-Exposed Rats
AbstractLaboratory studies often rely on a damaging sound exposure to induce tinnitus in animal models. Because the time course and ultimate success of the induction process is not known in advance, it is not unusual to maintain sound-exposed animals for months while they are periodically assessed for behavioral indications of the disorder. To demonstrate the importance of acoustic environment during this period of behavioral screening, sound-exposed rats were tested for tinnitus while housed under quiet or constant noise conditions. More than half of the quiet-housed rats developed behavioral indications of the disorder. ...
Source: JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology - January 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Auditory Related Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity in Tinnitus Patients: Tinnitus Diagnosis Performance
Conclusions: The associations between auditory-related networks are weakened in tinnitus patients, even if they have normal hearing. It is possible that rs-fMRI can be a tool for objective examination of tinnitus, by focusing the auditory-related areas. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Audiology Source Type: research

Health Burden and Socioeconomic Disparities From Hearing Loss: A Global Perspective
Objectives/Hypothesis: To characterize the disability-related health burden of hearing loss (HL) at a global level, with a focus on socioeconomic health disparities. Methods: The global burden of HL, as calculated by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) per 100,000 individuals, was evaluated for 184 countries. Data from 5-year intervals encompassing 1990 to 2015 were organized by human development index (HDI) categorizations as specified by the U.N. Development Program (UNDP). Gini coefficients and concentration indices were used to evaluate global inequality in HL burden over this time period. Results: There was...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Mobile Hearing Testing Applications and the Diagnosis of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Cautionary Tale
Conclusion: While mobile hearing testing apps offer improved access to hearing screening in resource-limited settings, caution must be exercised when interpreting data and making clinical decisions based upon results. The role of professional audiologists remains critical. Further testing and validation of specific apps is required. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Stress and Unusual Events Exacerbate Symptoms in Menière's Disease: A Longitudinal Study
Conclusion: This study provides the strongest evidence to date that stress and unusual events are associated with attacks and symptom exacerbation in MD. Improving our understanding of stress and unusual events as triggers in Menière's may reduce the uncertainty associated with this condition and lead to improved quality of life for affected individuals. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Hearing Outcomes After Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Paraganglioma
Conclusion: The short- and intermediate-term risk of progression to nonserviceable hearing following SRS for JP is low. Data regarding the impact of cochlear dose from the vestibular schwannoma literature should not be freely applied to JP, since the impact of SRS parameters on hearing preservation seems to be less significant. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Lidocaine Spray Versus Paracervical Block During Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure: A Randomized Trial
Conclusions The local 40 mg of 10% LS can be used to substitute for PB for pain control during LEEP of the cervix. It also resulted in fewer adverse effects. (Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease)
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Research Articles: Cervix and HPV Source Type: research

Efficacy of systemic and intratympanic corticosteroid combination therapy versus intratympanic or systemic therapy in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveThe present study was conducted to compare the rates of recovery from idiopathic sudden deafness after the treatment with oral and intratympanic corticosteroids in both mono and combination therapies.Study designTriple-blind randomized clinical trial.SettingsTertiary referral hospital.Subjects and methodsA total of 112 patients who were admitted to the ENT emergency department randomly divided into three groups: an oral corticosteroid plus intratympanic placebo (systemic corticosteroid monotherapy group); an intratympanic corticosteroid plus oral placebo group (IT monotherapy group); and a combination ther...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The characteristics of cognitive impairment in subjective chronic tinnitus
ConclusionsThis study reveals that tinnitus patients on the severe end of the spectrum may be at risk for serious cognitive deficits, which may not be a secondary response to disease manifestations but a primary feature of the underlying disease. The mild tinnitus group and severe tinnitus group were assessed using the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI) and P300 event‐related potential. Severe tinnitus patients possess distinct cognitive deficits compared to mild tinnitus patients, a difference that could not be accounted for by differences in hearing loss. Our study reveals that tinnitus patients on the se...
Source: Brain and Behavior - January 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Yi Wang, Jian ‐Ning Zhang, Wei Hu, Ji‐Jun Li, Jia‐Xuan Zhou, Jian‐Ping Zhang, Guo‐Feng Shi, Ping He, Zai‐Wang Li, Ming Li Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Cathodal neuromodulation of dominant temporoparietal cortex with transcranial direct current stimulation for tinnitus: A case series.
Abstract There is scant literature on the effectiveness of using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as an intervention modality for managing tinnitus. The current case series reflects the use of tDCS as an effective intervention for tinnitus while inhibiting the dominant temporoparietal cortex and simultaneous stimulating the non-dominant dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. PMID: 29457604 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Noise and Health)
Source: Noise and Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Verma R, Kumar N, Kumar R, Kumar S, Kathiresan P Tags: Noise Health Source Type: research

Public online information about tinnitus: A cross-sectional study of YouTube videos.
Conclusions: Of the top 100 viewed videos on tinnitus, most were uploaded by consumers, sharing individuals' experiences. Actions are needed to make scientific medical information more prominently available and accessible on YouTube and other social media. PMID: 29457600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Noise and Health)
Source: Noise and Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Basch CH, Yin J, Kollia B, Adedokun A, Trusty S, Yeboah F, Fung IC Tags: Noise Health Source Type: research

Temporal bone contrast-enhanced high-resolution CT evaluation of pulsatile tinnitus after sigmoid sinus wall reconstruction.
Abstract Background Sigmoid sinus wall reconstruction (SSWR) is a proven effective treatment for pulsatile tinnitus (PT) caused by sigmoid sinus wall dehiscence (SSWD) with or without sigmoid sinus diverticulum (SSD); however, comprehensive analysis of the postoperative imaging manifestations has not yet been reported. Purpose To analyze temporal bone computed tomography (CT) imaging features following SSWR in patients with PT. Material and Methods Following SSWR, temporal bone contrast-enhanced high-resolution CT (HRCT) images from 33 PT cases were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups b...
Source: Acta Radiologica - January 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ding H, Zhao P, Lv H, Liu X, Zeng R, Wang G, Gong S, Wang Z Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research

Surgical management of pulsatile tinnitus secondary to jugular bulb or sigmoid sinus diverticulum with review of literature
Conclusion Transmastoid reconstruction/resurfacing of jugular bulb and sigmoid sinus diverticulum with/without obliteration of the diverticulum is a safe and effective approach in the management of bothersome pulsatile tinnitus arising from these causes. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Transcranial magnetic stimulation and subjective tinnitus. A review of the literature, 2014 –2016
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2017 Source:European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases Author(s): A. Londero, P. Bonfils, J.P. Lefaucheur Subjective tinnitus is a symptom in many ENT pathologies, for which there is no curative treatment. It may be poorly tolerated by some patients, who develop attention or sleep disorder or even major anxiety and depression, severely impairing quality of life. Pathophysiological models of the genesis and maintenance of tinnitus symptomatology highlight maladaptive cerebral plasticity induced by peripheral hearing loss. Although not fully elucidated, thes...
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - December 27, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative observation of the effect of electroacupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion and western medicine for premature ovarian failure
Conclusion The efficacy of electroacupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion is superior to that of conventional western medicine in treatment of premature ovarian failure. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of caffeine on vestibular evoked myogenic potential: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Conclusion Analyzing the articles found, caffeine has no effect on vestibular evoked myogenic potential in normal individuals. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - December 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tinnitus and sound intolerance: evidence and experience of a Brazilian group
Conclusion A review on tinnitus and auditory sensitivity was presented, allowing the reader a broad view of the approach to these patients’ based on scientific evidence and national experience. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - December 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research