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Can lateral nasopharyngeal radiographs be used to predict eustachian tube dysfunction?

August 24, 2017  |  Karen Hawley, MD; Neil Vachhani, MD; Samantha Anne, MD, MS

Abstract

The objective of our case-control study was to determine whether craniofacial features on lateral nasopharyngeal radiographs (LNPRs) can predict eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). The study included patients seen in the otolaryngology clinic from 2005 to 2011. Patients 0 to 10...

Recognizing malleus fracture in a woman with a head injury after a fall

August 24, 2017  |  Janet S. Choi, MD, MPH; Nathan Tu, MD; John L. Go, MD; Elina Kari, MD

Diagnosis of ossicular injuries is often challenging due to their subtle appearance on CT scans, especially in the presence of hemotympanum or opacification of the middle ear cavity.

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss in human monocytic ehrlichiosis

August 24, 2017  |  Vidur Bhalla, MD; Brian Rodgers, MD; James Lin, MD

Abstract

The hallmarks of symptomatic human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) include fever, headache, myalgia, nausea, malaise, transaminitis, and blood cell abnormalities. Previous case reports have described isolated cranial nerve palsies in infected patients but not hearing loss. We...

The Sophono bone-conduction system: Surgical, audiologic, and quality-of-life outcomes

July 18, 2017  |  Timothy Mclean, MBBS; Irumee Pai, FRCS; Andrew Philipatos, BSc; Michael Gordon, FRACS

Abstract

We prospectively evaluated the surgical, audiologic, and quality-of-life outcomes in 5 patients-2 men and 3 women, aged 22 to 64 years (mean: 41.8)-who were implanted with the Sophono Alpha 2 MPO Processor. The indications for implantation of this bone-conduction device...

Cochlear implant electrode array exposure: A delayed complication

July 18, 2017  |  Christina Mishu, AuD; David A. Klodd, PhD; Miriam Redleaf, MD, FACS

Abstract

Exposure of the cochlear implant electrode array as a late complication has been reported rarely in the literature. A retrospective analysis revealed 4 patients presenting with exposure of their cochlear implant electrode arrays from 2 to 17 years after implantation. Data...

Community triage of otology patients using a store-and-forward telemedicine device: A feasibility study

July 18, 2017  |  Nishi Gupta, MD; Neeraj Chawla, MD; Digant Gupta, MD, MPH; Nidhi Dhawan, MD; Vidya R. Janaki, MD

Abstract

Chronic otitis media is a major contributor to acquired hearing loss in developing countries. Developing countries such as India, with huge populations and poor health infrastructures, have always felt the shortage of trained specialists who can provide quality care to meet the...

An embedded earring backing in the tragus

July 18, 2017  |  Ta-Chin Wang, MD; Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

If signs of infection occur, the earring(s) should be removed and antiseptics or antibiotics applied.

Audiometry results and TEOAE and DPOAE amplitudes in men taking a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor for erectile dysfunction

July 18, 2017  |  Sertan Ontepeli, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Devrim Tuglu, MD; Timucin Sipal, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in men who were taking an oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor for erectile dysfunction. Our study group was made up of 30 men (60...

Infestation of mites in external auditory canal

June 20, 2017  |  Denis Massatsugu Ueda, MD; Ricardo Borges, MD; José Eduardo Poloni da Silva, BS

Dermatophagoides spp comprise one of the most prevalent genera of house mites that, although well-known as allergens, rarely also parasitize the human body.

The protective effect of intratympanic dexamethasone on streptomycin ototoxicity in rats

June 20, 2017  |  Aylin Gul, MD; Engin Sengul, MD; Beyhan Yilmaz, MD; Fazil Emre Ozkurt, MD; Mehmet Akdag, MD; Aysenur Keles, MD; Ismail Topcu, MD

Abstract

The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the protective role of intratympanically administered dexamethasone on the inner ears of rats that were exposed to streptomycin ototoxicity. Twenty-four adult Wistar albino rats were separated into 4 groups: Group 1 (...

Correlation among external auditory canal anomaly, temporal bone malformation, and hearing levels in patients with microtia

June 20, 2017  |  Kun Chen, MS; Liu Liu, MS; Runjie Shi, MD; Peihua Wang, MD; Dong Chen, MD; Hua Xiao, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the relationship between external auditory canal (EAC) anomaly, temporal bone abnormality, and hearing levels using objective scoring systems in Chinese patients with microtia. The study population consisted of 106 ears of 94...

Stapes-pyramidal fixation by a bony bar

April 30, 2017  |  N. Wendell Todd Jr., MD, MPH; Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

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