Quality Indicators for the Diagnosis and Management of Menière’s Disease.

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Menière’s disease (MD) is a clinical disorder that often provides challenges in diagnosis and management. High-quality evidence to guide care providers is sparse, which can result in significant practice variations. […]

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Surgical Experience and Early Audiological Outcomes With New Active Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Implant.

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Our objective was to report the very first surgical experiences, audiologic benefits, and satisfaction with the new active transcutaneous bone conduction implant, generation 602 (BCI602), in patients with mixed/conductive hearing […]

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Contralesional High-Acceleration Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Function in Vestibular Schwannoma.

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Impairment of ipsilesional vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) function is well described in vestibular schwannoma (VS) and a correlation between gain of the VOR and tumor size has been suggested. Bilateral VOR […]

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Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness in Children and Adolescents.

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Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a recently defined diagnostic syndrome characterized by chronic symptoms of dizziness, unsteadiness, and/or non-spinning vertigo. Although PPPD has been studied in adults, reports in the […]

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Cost Effectiveness of Cochlear Implantation in Single-Sided Deafness.

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To analyze the cost effectiveness of cochlear implantation (CI) for the treatment of single-sided deafness (SSD).Cost-utility analysis in an adapted Markov model.Adults with single-sided deafness in a high-income country.Unilateral CI […]

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Preoperative Criteria Predict Operative Time Variability Within Tympanoplasty Procedures.

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To identify preoperative patient and surgical parameters that predict operative time variability within tympanoplasty current procedural terminology (CPT) codes.Retrospective.Tertiary referral center.One hundred twenty eight patients who underwent tympanoplasty (CPT code […]

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The Impact of Superior Canal Dehiscence on Power Absorbance, Otoacoustic Emissions, and Hearing in Fat Sand Rats.

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Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD) may lead to vestibular and auditory impairments.To study the effects of power absorbance (PA), Distortion Product Otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE), and hearing thresholds in normal ears […]

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A Clinical Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery With a Modified Drill System for Inserting Bone-Anchored Hearing Implants.

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To compare 6-months outcomes of the modified minimally invasive Ponto surgery (m-MIPS) to both the linear incision technique with soft tissue preservation (LIT-TP), and original MIPS (o-MIPS) for inserting bone-anchored […]

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Rupture-Like Shrinkage and Regrowth of Endolymphatic Hydrops in Ménière’s Disease During Remission.

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To clarify pathophysiological characteristics of Ménière’s disease during the remission phase.Two Ménière’s disease patients with different disease durations, whose endolymphatic hydrops was longitudinally observed using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging.Diagnostic.Morphological changes […]

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A Web-Based Deep Learning Model for Automated Diagnosis of Otoscopic Images.

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To develop a multiclass-classifier deep learning model and website for distinguishing tympanic membrane (TM) pathologies based on otoscopic images.An otoscopic image database developed by utilizing publicly available online images and […]

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Comparing ultrasound assessment of thyroid nodules using BTA U classification and ACR TIRADS measured against histopathological diagnosis.

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The British Thyroid Association (BTA) recommend ultrasound assessment of thyroid nodules using the U classification. The American College of Radiologists (ACR) recommend assessment with the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data […]

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High-Fidelity Surgical Middle Ear Simulator: A Pilot Study.

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To assess a middle ear simulator as a surgical training tool among a cohort of novice trainees.Prospective pilot study.The George Washington University Hospital (tertiary care academic hospital).Twenty one medical students […]

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Surgical Outcomes After Conservative Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma in the Elderly.

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To assess outcomes after surgery for vestibular schwannoma in patients over 70 years of age.Retrospective chart review.Two tertiary otology and neurotology centers.Patients undergoing primary surgery for vestibular schwannoma between 2007 and […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Versus Intratympanic Steroid for Salvage Treatment of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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The aim of this meta-analysis is to compare the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and intratympanic steroids (ITS) as salvage treatment for patients with refractory sudden sensorineural hearing loss […]

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Spectral Composition of Body Sway in Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness.

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Previous studies in phobic postural vertigo patients showed characteristic frequency changes in body sway fluctuations, raising the question whether similar spectral changes can be also observed in the recently defined […]

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Stapedotomy Removing Only the Stapes Head and Not the Entire Stapes Superstructure: Long-Term Results.

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To describe a new stapedotomy in which is removed only the stapes head not the entire stapes superstructure and its long-term results.Prospective study.The study was started on January 2015 and […]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Hearing Implants – Follow-up on Prevalence and Complications.

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To examine the number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations performed in patients with hearing implants and to quantify side effects or complications related to this procedure.Questionnaire.Tertiary referral center, academic […]

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3D-reconstructions of Bast’s Valve and Membranous Labyrinth: Insights for Vestibular Implantation and Meniere’s Disease.

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Bast’s valve is a poorly understood inner ear structure located at the junction between pars superior and inferior in the membranous labyrinth. Anatomically precise three-dimensional reconstructions (3D-reconstructions) of Bast’s valve […]

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A Novel 3D-Printed Head Holder for Guinea Pig Ear Surgery.

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Otologic surgery in guinea pig requires head immobilization for microscopic manipulation. Existing commercially available stereotaxic frames are expensive and impede access to the ear as they rely on ear bars […]

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