IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 813: Development of the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region: An Introduction
thge Elizabet Paunović Following the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health adopted at the Fifth Ministerial Conference (2010), the Ministers and representatives of Member States in the WHO European Region requested the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop updated guidelines on environmental noise, and called upon all stakeholders to reduce children’s exposure to noise, including that from personal electronic devices. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region will provide evidence-based policy guidance to Member States on protecting human health from noise originating fr...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Jarosi ńska Marie- Ève Héroux Poonum Wilkhu James Creswick Jos Verbeek J ördis Wothge Elizabet Paunovi ć Tags: Project Report Source Type: research

Malaria self-care in nimboran subdistrict, jayapura district, papua province, indonesia.
This study was an observation in Nimboran Subdistrict, Jayapura District, Papua Province, Indonesia during 2013. Thirty individuals from ‘Pengurus Rukun Tetangga’ group were chosen randomly for the survey. Facts evaluated were knowledge of cause of malaria, disease transmission, symptoms and complication, diagnosis, treatment and side effects, medical seeking behavior and treatment, vector breeding sites, and attitude towards compliance of malaria treatment and use of mosquito nets. Self-care against malaria was considered important by 65% of the respondents. All participants had visited health centers and comp...
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health Source Type: research

Hemifacial spasm associated with other cranial nerve syndromes: Literature review.
Abstract Hyperactive dysfunction may affect all cranial nerves in the posterior fossa. According to literature review and personal experience, hemifacial spasm was found to be associated not only with the most frequent cranial nerve syndromes, namely: trigeminal neuralgia, vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia or VIIIth nerve disturbances manifested by vertigo, tinnitus, hearing decrease, but also with rarer syndromes like geniculate neuralgia, masticatory spasm etc. Also, a number of publications have pointed out the relatively high incidence of the coexistence of hemifacial spasm and systemic blood hypertension; both ...
Source: Neuro-Chirurgie - April 18, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sindou M, Mercier P Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research

Blast Exposure Disrupts the Tonotopic Frequency Map in the Primary Auditory Cortex
Publication date: 21 May 2018 Source:Neuroscience, Volume 379 Author(s): Samer Masri, Li S. Zhang, Hao Luo, Edward Pace, Jinsheng Zhang, Shaowen Bao Blast exposure can cause various auditory disorders including tinnitus, hyperacusis, and other central auditory processing disorders. While this is suggestive of pathologies in the central auditory system, the impact of blast exposure on central auditory processing remains poorly understood. Here we examined the effects of blast shockwaves on acoustic response properties and the tonotopic frequency map in the auditory cortex. We found that multiunits recorded from the auditor...
Source: Neuroscience - April 17, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Towards an objective test of chronic tinnitus: Properties of auditory cortical potentials evoked by silent gaps in tinnitus-like sounds.
ert S Abstract A common method designed to identify if an animal hears tinnitus assumes that tinnitus "fills-in" silent gaps in background sound. This phenomenon has not been reliably demonstrated in humans. One test of the gap-filling hypothesis would be to determine if gap-evoked cortical potentials are absent or attenuated when measured within background sound matched to the tinnitus sensation. However the tinnitus sensation is usually of low intensity and of high frequency, and it is unknown if cortical responses can be measured with such "weak" stimulus properties. Therefore the aim of the...
Source: Hearing Research - April 17, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Paul BT, Schoenwiesner M, Hébert S Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Development of the Warfighter's Hearing Health Instructional (WHHIP) Primer App.
Authors: Watts KL, Welles R, Zurek P Abstract The Warfighter's Hearing Health Instructional Primer (WHHIP) is a supplemental tool for military hearing conservation programs (MHCPs) and can be accessed by the warfighter on his/her own personal mobile phone. A gap was identified for a supplement to MHCPs that is easily accessible by warfighters to improve hearing health knowledge. The WHHIP aims to instruct the warfighter in best hearing health practices. To do so, four activities are included: Learn, Demos, HPD Check, and Glossary. Learn and Glossary allow the warfighter to scroll through various informational topic...
Source: Military Medicine - April 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

MRI Compatible MS2 Nanoparticles Designed to Cross the Blood –Brain-Barrier: Providing a Path towards Tinnitus Treatment
Publication date: Available online 14 April 2018 Source:Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine Author(s): Aaron K. Apawu, Stephanie M. Curley, Angela R. Dixon, Mirabela Hali, Moaz Sinan, Rod D. Braun, James Castracane, Anthony T. Cacace, Magnus Bergkvist, Avril Genene Holt Fundamental challenges of targeting specific brain regions for treatment using pharmacotherapeutic nanoparticle (NP) carriers include circumventing the blood–brain-barrier (BBB) and tracking delivery. Angiopep-2 (AP2) has been shown to facilitate the transport of large macromolecules and synthetic nanoparticles across the BBB. Thus, co...
Source: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine - April 15, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

MRI Compatible MS2 Nanoparticles Designed to Cross the Blood –Brain-Barrier: Providing a Path towards Tinnitus Treatment
Fundamental challenges of targeting specific brain regions for treatment using pharmacotherapeutic nanoparticle (NP) carriers include circumventing the blood –brain-barrier (BBB) and tracking delivery. Angiopep-2 (AP2) has been shown to facilitate the transport of large macromolecules and synthetic nanoparticles across the BBB. Thus, conjugation of AP2 to an MS2 bacteriophage based NP should also permit transport across the BBB. We have fabricated and tested a novel MS2 capsid-based NP conjugated to the ligand AP2. (Source: Nanomedicine : Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine)
Source: Nanomedicine : Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine - April 14, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Aaron K. Apawu, Stephanie M. Curley, Angela R. Dixon, Mirabela Hali, Moaz Sinan, Rod D. Braun, James Castracane, Anthony T. Cacace, Magnus Bergkvist, Avril Genene Holt Source Type: research

Long-Term Effects of Middle Ear Tendon Resection on Middle Ear Myoclonic Tinnitus, Hearing, and Hyperacusis
Conclusions: METR seems to be an effective and safe treatment option for intractable MEMT, considering its high control rate of tinnitus and no long-term harmful effects on hearing and hyperacusis.Audiol Neurotol 2017;22:343 –349 (Source: Audiology and Neurotology)
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - April 12, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Urine Cotinine Should Be Involved in Initial Evaluation of Tinnitus in Adolescents.
This study aimed to evaluate risk factors of tinnitus in adolescents in terms of smoking, and we identified a rectifiable parameter that can be serially monitored. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, with 2,782 participants aged 12 to 18 years, from 2008 through 2011. Participants with history of ear disease, hearing loss, and inadequate responses to questionnaires were excluded. We investigated the prevalence of tinnitus and tinnitus-related annoyance by questionnaire and sought potential risk factors in blood and urine tests and sm...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - April 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research

A narrative synthesis of research evidence for tinnitus-related complaints as reported by patients and their significant others
There are a large number of assessment tools for tinnitus, with little consensus on what it is important to measure and no preference for a minimum reporting standard. The item content of tinnitus assessment t... (Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes)
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deborah Ann Hall, Kathryn Fackrell, Anne Beatrice Li, Rachel Thavayogan, Sandra Smith, Veronica Kennedy, Catarina Tinoco, Evelina D. Rodrigues, Paula Campelo, T ânia D. Martins, Vera Martins Lourenço, Diogo Ribeiro and Haúla F. Haider Tags: Review Source Type: research

The Association Between Cochlear and Retrocochlear Disorders with Tinnitus with Normal Hearing Thresholds
AbstractTinnitus is the perception of hearing the sound without any sound stimulus. It is a symptom of abnormality in a form of conductive disorder when it comes from the outer ear canal and middle ear. A tinnitus complaint has a normal hearing threshold but it has been not fully recognized its causes. Thus, an objective evaluation is needed to locate the abnormality by using OAE and BERA test. To analyze the association of TEOAE, DPOAE, and BERA to locate cochlear and retrocochlear disorders in tinnitus patients with normal hearing threshold. The study was conducted from August to November 2010 until the number of samples...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - April 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Zusammenhang zwischen Tinnituston und Frequenzbereich des Geh örverlusts
Laryngo-Rhino-Otol 2018; 97: 230-231 DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-100277Keppler H et al. The relationship between tinnitus pitch and parameters of audiometry and distortion product otoacoustic emissions. J Laryngol Otol 2017; 131: 1017–1025 Ein chronischer Tinnitus ist mit einem reduzierten akustischen Reiz assoziiert. Auf die Schädigung reagiert das zentrale Hörsystem mit Veränderungen. Den Zusammenhang zwischen Tinnituston und Parametern der Audiometrie sowie der distorsiv produzierten otoakustischen Emissionen (DPOAE) untersuchten Ärzte des Hör-Sprachzentrums der Universität der...
Source: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie - April 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kleinjung, Tobias Tags: Referiert und Diskutiert Source Type: research

Use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for treatment of recalcitrant anterior uveitis: A case series
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2018 Source:Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences Author(s): Sylves Patrick, Hui-Tze Chan, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam, Zunaina Embong, Yaakub Azhany, Liza-Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin Management of inflammation after surgery for recalcitrant anterior uveitis is challenging. Herein, we report successful treatment using intracameral injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in two patients with recalcitrant anterior uveitis, due to infective uveitis and Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, respectively. A 40-year-old woman presented with bilateral redness and ...
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - April 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

Abstract 121: Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Report From the US Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia [Session Title: Poster Session AM]
This study describes characteristics of FMD patients with and without A and/or D (A/D).Methods: Patients enrolled in the US Registry for FMD between 2009-2017 and had A/D information were analyzed (n=985). Diagnosis of A/D was ascertained from patient charts or self-reported via medical history questionnaires at time of registry enrollment. Demographics, family history, past medical history, presenting symptoms, and affected vascular beds were compared between patients with and without A/D.Results: A total of 351 (35.6%) had A/D. Of patients with A/D, 126 (35.9%) had both. Patients with A/D were more likely to have a famil...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pawlik, C., Kline-Rogers, E., Olin, J. W., Gornik, H. L., Mace, P., Gu, X., Swan, K., Krallman, R., Kim, E. S., Wells, B. J., Weinberg, I., Sharma, A. M., Gray, B., Froehlich, J. B. Tags: Session Title: Poster Session AM Source Type: research

The Cochleural Alternating Acoustic Beam Therapy (CAABT): A pre-clinical trial
Conclusion The therapy seemed effective in patients of varying severities, and no side effects were observed in this trial. The CAABT can be an alternative for those who are suitable for sound therapy once a large scale of and better controlled clinical studies have validated the findings of this experiment. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Avoiding Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Events
Progress in drug development has brought a host of novel agents for the treatment of neurological disorders ranging from multiple sclerosis to chronic pain. However, the treatment of most neurological disorders is still dependent on older medications. This includes medications, such as carbamazepine, with clinical activity across a broad number of disorders. Carbamazepine was first approved in 1963 for the treatment of epilepsy but has been used for treating types of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain, tinnitus, and trigeminal neuralgia. Although this agent is safe and effective for many patients, there is a...
Source: JAMA Neurology - April 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

A rare case of Schneiderian papilloma of the middle ear presenting with pulsatile tinnitus.
We present a rare case of a 53-year-old man presenting with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus, otorrhoea, aural fullness, pruritis and hearing loss. Angiography was employed to exclude a glomus tumour and the patient underwent a modified radical mastoidectomy. Tissue samples confirmed a histological diagnosis of ISP of the middle ear. Follow-up magnetic resonanc imaging one year postoperatively showed no evidence of disease recurrence. PMID: 29607726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - April 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mummadi SM, Darr A, Hakim N, Din S, Bhimrao SK Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research

The association between self-reported and objective measures of health and aggregate annoyance scores toward wind turbine installations.
CONCLUSION: A mean aggregate annoyance score that could reliably distinguish participants who self-report health effects (or noise complaints) from those who do not could be one of several factors considered by jurisdictions responsible for decisions regarding wind turbine developments. However, the threshold value for acceptable changes and/or levels in aggregate annoyance has not yet been established and could be the focus of future research efforts. PMID: 29981034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michaud DS, Marro L, McNamee J Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Acoustic Trauma Changes the Parvalbumin-Positive Neurons in Rat Auditory Cortex.
Abstract Acoustic trauma is being reported to damage the auditory periphery and central system, and the compromised cortical inhibition is involved in auditory disorders, such as hyperacusis and tinnitus. Parvalbumin-containing neurons (PV neurons), a subset of GABAergic neurons, greatly shape and synchronize neural network activities. However, the change of PV neurons following acoustic trauma remains to be elucidated. The present study investigated how auditory cortical PV neurons change following unilateral 1 hour noise exposure (left ear, one octave band noise centered at 16 kHz, 116 dB SPL). Noi...
Source: Neural Plasticity - March 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Liu C, Xu T, Liu X, Huang Y, Wang H, Luo B, Sun J Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research

Inhaled anti-pseudomonal antibiotics for long-term therapy in cystic fibrosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Inhaled anti-pseudomonal antibiotic treatment probably improves lung function and reduces exacerbation rate, but pooled estimates of the level of benefit were very limited. The best evidence is for inhaled tobramycin. More evidence from trials measuring similar outcomes in the same way is needed to determine a better measure of benefit. Longer-term trials are needed to look at the effect of inhaled antibiotics on quality of life, survival and nutritional outcomes. PMID: 29607494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - March 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Smith S, Rowbotham NJ, Regan KH Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Tinnitus and Associated Handicaps in the French Mountain Artillery: Assessment by the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory.
Conclusion: Despite a mild tinnitus handicap, the percentage of people concerned by tinnitus in this regiment is higher (19%) than that in the estimated percentage of general population of European countries (about 10%). It should be of interest to replicate this type of study from other regiments and from other countries. Education and good fitting of hearing protection for prevention of acoustic trauma sequelae should still be encouraged. PMID: 29590475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Military Medicine)
Source: Military Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

Disability Rating, Age at Death, and Cause of Death in U.S. Veterans with Service-Connected Conditions.
This study used information from the VETSNET file, which is a snapshot of selected items from the Veterans Benefits Administration corporate database. We also used the National Death Index (NDI) for Veterans which is part of the VA Suicide Data Repository. In VETSNET, there were 758,324 Veterans who had a service-connected condition and died between the years 2004 and 2014. Using the scrambled social security number to link the two files resulted in 605,493 (80%) deceased Veterans. Age at death, sex, and underlying cause of death were obtained from the NDI for Veterans and military service characteristics and types of disa...
Source: Military Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

Pulsatile Tinnitus With Imaging
A woman in her 40s presented with right pulsatile tinnitus with a whooshing quality for 4 years; the external auditory canals were clear bilaterally, tympanic membranes were intact and mobile bilaterally, and there was no evidence of any vascular masses in the middle ear space. What is your diagnosis? (Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - March 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effect of Fractal Tones on the Improvement of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Functional Scores among Chronic Tinnitus Patients: An Open-label Pilot Study
Conclusions We measured the benefits of using fractal tone therapy for the treatment of chronic tinnitus and found that most of the benefits were in the THI functional domain, which includes concentration, reading, attention, consciousness, sleep, social activities, and household tasks. For all patients with bothersome chronic tinnitus and high scores on the THI functional scale, fractal tones should be considered a promising initial sound therapy strategy. The findings from this open-label pilot study are preliminary, and further trials are needed before these results can be generalized to a larger tinnitus populatio...
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - March 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Simonetti, Patricia Vasconcelos, Laura Garcia Oiticica, Jeanne Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Tinnitus
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 378, Issue 13, Page 1224-1231, March 2018. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine)
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Carol A. Bauer Source Type: research

Differential electrophysiological correlates of panic disorder in non-pulsatile tinnitus
In this study the electrophysiological brain activity is investigated in adults with non-pulsatile tinnitus with and without concurrent PD. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: T. Pattyn, S. Vanneste, D. De Ridder, V. Van Rompaey, D.J. Veltman, P. Van de Heyning, Sabbe BCG, F. Van Den Eede Source Type: research

A Focus on the Synthesis and Pharmacokinetics of Tocainide and its Analogues.
Abstract BACKGROUND Tocainide is an antiarrhythmic agent belonging to class IB that was primarily used for suppression of symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias. Tocainide was also reported to relieve pain such as tic douloureux, trigemina neuralgia in humans and tinnitus. Significant antinociception, as assayed on the hot-plate test, was observed after intraperitoneal injection of tocainide, too. By the mid-1980s tocainide was emerging as a more consistently effective treatment for myotonic disorders. Numerous reports of serious adverse reactions led to the use of tocainide being discontinued, even though research o...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - March 26, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Carocci A, Corbo F, Lentini G, Cavalluzzi MM, Franchini C, Catalano A Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research

Orofacial Manifestations and Temporomandibular Disorders of Sj ögren Syndrome: An Observational Study.
Orofacial Manifestations and Temporomandibular Disorders of Sjögren Syndrome: An Observational Study. Int J Med Sci. 2018;15(5):475-483 Authors: Crincoli V, Di Comite M, Guerrieri M, Rotolo RP, Limongelli L, Tempesta A, Iannone F, Rinaldi A, Lapadula G, Favia G Abstract AIMS: Sjӧgren Syndrome is a disorder involving oral tissues, with xerostomia, dysgeusia, dysphagia, tooth decay, gingivitis, angular cheilitis and glossitis. Temporomandibular disorders are a generic term referred to clinical conditions involving the jaw muscles and temporomandibular joint. The aim of this study was to investigate...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - March 25, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research

Shared decision-making in tinnitus care - An exploration of clinical encounters.
CONCLUSIONS: A shift away from aetiology and physiological tests is needed so that tinnitus is managed as a persistent unexplained set of symptoms. This uncertainty is challenging for the medical professionals; lessons could be learned from the use of therapeutic skills. Further research is required to test techniques, such as the use of decision aids, to determine how we might create the ideal clinical encounter. Statement of contribution What is already known on this subject? Tinnitus is a condition in which sound is heard in the absence of an external source. Current approaches to managing tinnitus vary depending on cli...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - March 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pryce H, Hall A, Marks E, Culhane BA, Swift S, Straus J, Shaw RL Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss in dialysis patients.
Authors: Kang SM, Lim HW, Yu H Abstract Although sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients more frequently than non-CKD patients, few reports have described SSNHL in dialysis patients. We aimed to review the characteristics of SSNHL in chronic dialysis patients and evaluate treatment responses to steroid therapy. We retrospectively reviewed the records of dialysis patients diagnosed with idiopathic SSNHL at Asan Medical Center between January 2000 and December 2014. Pure tone and speech audiometry analyzes were performed before and 2 weeks and 2 months aft...
Source: Renal Failure - March 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Ren Fail Source Type: research

Sound therapy and aural rehabilitation for tinnitus: a person centred therapy framework based on an ecological model of tinnitus.
CONCLUSIONS: The intent of this framework is to help guide audiologists managing tinnitus. The framework has been useful in our clinic as illustrated by a case study. The benefits of this approach relative to standard care needs to be independently ascertained. Implications for Rehabilitation Tinnitus is a common oto-neurological complaint that when severe can be very disabling. Tinnitus is very heterogeneous as a consequence of this no one treatment is suitable for everyone. The sound therapy and aural rehabilitation for tinnitus framework is designed to assist audiologists in clinical planning that addresses individual n...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - March 23, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Searchfield GD, Linford T, Durai M Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of selective attention in patients with misophonia
Conclusion The misophonia participants presented a lower percentage of correct responses in the dichotic sentence identification test with chewing sound; suggesting that individuals with misophonia may have selective attention impairment when they are exposed to sounds that trigger this condition. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - March 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary group information for patients with tinnitus: an open trial
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Source: Hearing, Balance and Communication - March 20, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Reza Zarenoe Therese Bohn Eriksson Jakob Dahl Torbj örn Ledin Gerhard Andersson Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary group information for patients with tinnitus: an open trial
Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2018, Page 120-125 . (Source: Hearing, Balance and Communication)
Source: Hearing, Balance and Communication - March 20, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Reza Zarenoe Therese Bohn Eriksson Jakob Dahl Torbj örn Ledin Gerhard Andersson Source Type: research

Reconsidering an important subclass of high-risk dural arteriovenous fistulas for stereotactic radiosurgery.
CONCLUSIONS Cortical venous drainage is thought to be a significant risk factor in all dAVFs. In the institutional experience described here, SRS proved to be a low-risk strategy associated with a very low risk of subsequent hemorrhage or radiation-related complications in nonaggressive dAVFs with CVD. PMID: 29547086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - March 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tonetti DA, Gross BA, Jankowitz BT, Kano H, Monaco EA, Niranjan A, Flickinger JC, Lunsford LD Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research

A Novel Approach to Relieve Tinnitus Symptoms
In this Medical News story, researchers discuss an experimental device that uses a novel approach to relieve symptoms of somatic tinnitus. (Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association)
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - March 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Postoperative Tinnitus After Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery Depends on Preoperative Tinnitus and Both Pre- and Postoperative Hearing Function
Leonidas Trakolis, Florian H. Ebner, Kathrin Machetanz, Joey Sandritter, Marcos Tatagiba, Georgios Naros (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - March 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Sigmoid sinus dehiscence and suspected idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pulsatile tinnitus?
(Source: Neuroradiology)
Source: Neuroradiology - March 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Neuromodulation for tinnitus treatment: an overview of invasive and non-invasive techniques
AbstractTinnitus is defined as a perception of sound without any external sound source. Chronic tinnitus is a frequent condition that can affect the quality of life. So far, no causal cure for tinnitus has been documented, and most pharmacologic and psychosomatic treatment modalities aim to diminish tinnitus ’ impact on the quality of life. Neuromodulation, a novel therapeutic modality, which aims at alternating nerve activity through a targeted delivery of a stimulus, has emerged as a potential option in tinnitus treatment. This review provides a brief overview of the current neuromodulation techniqu es as tinnitus ...
Source: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B. - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

Effects of combined oral contraception containing drospirenone on premenstrual exacerbation of meniere ’s disease: preliminary study
Conclusions DRSP could be effective in reducing the fluid overload typical of the premenstrual phase, improving symptoms of MD. The results support the efficacy of EE/DRSP usage associated with rehabilitation therapy on premenstrual exacerbation of MD. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - March 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Minimally traumatic stapes surgery for otosclerosis: Risk reduction of post-operative vertigo
Conclusion MTSS involves a lower risk of vertigo than does TSS. MTSS helps to prevent damage to the footplate, thereby reducing the risk of footplate floating. Therefore, MTSS provides a means to overcome some of the limitations associated with the narrow surgical field in Asian patients. (Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - March 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of combined oral contraception containing drospirenone on premenstrual exacerbation of meniere ’s disease: preliminary study
Meniere's disease is caused by an augmented endolymph pressure in the inner ear; symptoms are vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss and tinnitus. Exacerbations has been noted during premenstrual phase. The study aims to evaluate the effects of a 20  mcg Ethinylestradiol (EE) and 3 mg Drospirenone (DRSP) oral contraceptive (20mcgEE/3mgDRSP) in continuous regimen, associated with rehabilitation therapy on Meniere's disease. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - March 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Salvatore Caruso, Diletta Mauro, Luigi Maiolino, Caterina Grillo, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Stefano Cianci Tags: Full length article Source Type: research

Effects of combined oral contraception containing drospirenone on premenstrual exacerbation of Meniere ’s disease: Preliminary study
Meniere's disease is caused by an augmented endolymph pressure in the inner ear; symptoms are vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss and tinnitus. Exacerbations has been noted during premenstrual phase. The study aims to evaluate the effects of a 20  μm Ethinylestradiol (EE) and 3 mg Drospirenone (DRSP) oral contraceptive (20 μmEE/3mgDRSP) in continuous regimen, associated with rehabilitation therapy on Meniere’s disease. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - March 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Salvatore Caruso, Diletta Mauro, Luigi Maiolino, Caterina Grillo, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Stefano Cianci Tags: Full length article Source Type: research

The use of tDCS as a therapeutic option for tinnitus: a systematic review
Conclusion Based on literature studied, there is no therapeutic response of tinnitus to transcranial direct current stimulation. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - March 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comment on Hall et al. (2017), “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”
Conclusion Diagnostic accuracy (validity) and diagnostic precision (reliability or agreement) are two completely different methodological issues. Depending on the type of the variable (qualitative or quantitative), well-known statistical tests can be applied to assess validity. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - March 8, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Author Response to Sabour (2018), “Comment on Hall et al. (2017), ‘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’”
Conclusion It is important to distinguish between tests that evaluate the validity of measuring treatment-related change over time and tests that quantify the accuracy of diagnosing tinnitus as a case and non-case. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - March 8, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Associations Between Perceived Stress And Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy And Otoxicity In Adult Cancer Survivors
The most common adverse effects from neurotoxic chemotherapy are chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIPN), hearing loss, and tinnitus. While associations between perceived stress and persistent pain, hearing loss, and tinnitus are documented, no studies have examined these associations in cancer survivors who received neurotoxic chemotherapy. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 7, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Christine Miaskowski, Steven M. Paul, Judy Mastick, Gary Abrams, Kimberly Topp, Betty Smoot, Kord M. Kober, Margaret Chesney, Melissa Mazor, Grace Mausisa, Mark Schumacher, Yvette P. Conley, Jennifer Henderson Sabes, Steven Cheung, Margaret Wallhagen, Jon Source Type: research

Associations Between Perceived Stress and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Otoxicity in Adult Cancer Survivors
The most common adverse effects from neurotoxic chemotherapy are chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIPN), hearing loss, and tinnitus. Although associations between perceived stress and persistent pain, hearing loss, and tinnitus are documented, no studies have examined these associations in cancer survivors who received neurotoxic chemotherapy. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 7, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Christine Miaskowski, Steven M. Paul, Judy Mastick, Gary Abrams, Kimberly Topp, Betty Smoot, Kord M. Kober, Margaret Chesney, Melissa Mazor, Grace Mausisa, Mark Schumacher, Yvette P. Conley, Jennifer Henderson Sabes, Steven Cheung, Margaret Wallhagen, Jon Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research