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J. of East Asian Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 20)
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J. of Educational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.961, h-index: 21)
J. of Elasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, h-index: 45)
J. of Electroceramics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.577, h-index: 57)
J. of Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.609, h-index: 75)
J. of Electronic Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.372, h-index: 27)
J. of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 9)
J. of Elementary Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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J. of Ethology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.609, h-index: 25)
J. of Evolution Equations     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.826, h-index: 26)
J. of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.145, h-index: 11)
J. of Evolutionary Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 52)
J. of Experimental and Theoretical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.458, h-index: 39)
J. of Experimental Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.445, h-index: 28)
J. of Failure Analysis and Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 15)
J. of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 32)
J. of Family Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 56)
J. of Financial Services Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 10)
J. of Financial Services Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 36)
J. of Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.644, h-index: 13)
J. of Fluorescence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 56)
J. of Food Measurement and Characterization     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.307, h-index: 4)
J. of Food Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 29)
J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.495, h-index: 27)
J. of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 14)
J. of Fourier Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.18, h-index: 42)
J. of Friction and Wear     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.373, h-index: 7)
J. of Fusion Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 19)
J. of Gambling Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.171, h-index: 57)
J. of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 88)
J. of Gastrointestinal Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 39)
J. of Gastrointestinal Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.64, h-index: 99)
J. of General Internal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.804, h-index: 134)
J. of General Plant Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.554, h-index: 22)
J. of Genetic Counseling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.902, h-index: 39)
J. of Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.458, h-index: 28)
J. of Geodesy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.173, h-index: 56)
J. of Geographical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.8, h-index: 23)
J. of Geographical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.822, h-index: 39)
J. of Geometric Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.491, h-index: 27)
J. of Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 15)
J. of Global Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 60)
J. of Global Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
J. of Grid Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.414, h-index: 37)
J. of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 39)
J. of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 13)
J. of Heuristics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.308, h-index: 50)
J. of High Energy Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.052, h-index: 153)
J. of Homotopy and Related Structures     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.232, h-index: 2)
J. of Housing and the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.648, h-index: 28)
J. of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences]     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.344, h-index: 19)
J. of Ichthyology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 10)
J. of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 37)
J. of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 46)
J. of Indian Council of Philosophical Research     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Indian Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 12)
J. of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.966, h-index: 80)
J. of Industry, Competition and Trade     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.327, h-index: 15)
J. of Infection and Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.673, h-index: 46)
J. of Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 55)
J. of Information Technology Teaching Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
J. of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.25, h-index: 36)
J. of Inherited Metabolic Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 77)
J. of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials     Partially Free   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 33)
J. of Insect Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.569, h-index: 39)
J. of Insect Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.629, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.691, h-index: 43)
J. of Intelligent Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 54)
J. of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.93, h-index: 43)
J. of Intl. Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 4.208, h-index: 130)
J. of Intl. Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.549, h-index: 23)
J. of Intl. Migration and Integration / Revue de l integration et de la migration internationale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.308, h-index: 13)
J. of Intl. Relations and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.793, h-index: 22)
J. of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 27)
J. of Logic, Language and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
J. of Low Temperature Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 52)
J. of Machinery Manufacture and Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 7)
J. of Mammalian Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.134, h-index: 37)
J. of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.252, h-index: 83)
J. of Management and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.805, h-index: 33)
J. of Management Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.605, h-index: 6)
J. of Marine Science and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.439, h-index: 11)
J. of Marine Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.235, h-index: 19)
J. of Maritime Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 8)
J. of Market-Focused Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Marketing Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Material Cycles and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.449, h-index: 22)
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J. of Materials Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.836, h-index: 123)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Materials Science : Materials in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Mathematical Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.011, h-index: 71)
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J. of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.22, h-index: 22)
J. of Mathematical Imaging and Vision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.901, h-index: 53)
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J. of Mathematical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.272, h-index: 23)
J. of Mathematics Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.062, h-index: 20)
J. of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Mechanical Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.589, h-index: 26)
J. of Medical and Biological Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 18)
J. of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 18)
J. of Medical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 44)
J. of Medical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.874, h-index: 28)
J. of Medical Ultrasonics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
J. of Medicine and the Person     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Membrane Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.738, h-index: 82)
J. of Micro-Bio Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.28, h-index: 3)
J. of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.741, h-index: 43)
J. of Mining Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.317, h-index: 16)
J. of Molecular Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.952, h-index: 108)
J. of Molecular Histology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.755, h-index: 48)
J. of Molecular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.165, h-index: 113)
J. of Molecular Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.466, h-index: 50)
J. of Molecular Neuroscience     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.988, h-index: 69)
J. of Mountain Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.418, h-index: 15)
J. of Muscle Research and Cell Motility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 55)
J. of Nanoparticle Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.583, h-index: 84)
J. of Natural Medicines     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.602, h-index: 28)
J. of Near-Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.689, h-index: 55)
J. of Network and Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.466, h-index: 26)
J. of Neural Transmission     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 86)
J. of Neuro-Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.274, h-index: 90)
J. of Neuroimmune Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.662, h-index: 45)
J. of Neurology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.429, h-index: 105)
J. of NeuroVirology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 69)
J. of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.863, h-index: 27)
J. of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.887, h-index: 42)
J. of Nonverbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 47)
J. of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.024, h-index: 68)
J. of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.919, h-index: 60)
J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 6)
J. of Occupational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.811, h-index: 51)
J. of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Ocean University of China (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.237, h-index: 11)
J. of Oceanography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.796, h-index: 52)
J. of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.183, h-index: 11)
J. of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 8)
J. of Optimization Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 65)
J. of Ornithology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
J. of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.574, h-index: 33)

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Journal Cover European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
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   ISSN (Print) 1434-4726 - ISSN (Online) 0937-4477
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  • Prophylactic etanercept treatment in cisplatin ototoxicity
    • Authors: Sinem Dasli; Murat Topdag; Ahmet Mutlu; Ahmet Kara; Murat Ozturk
      Pages: 3577 - 3583
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of our study was to evaluate the audiological protective effects of etanercept using distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) in rats with hearing loss due to cisplatin ototoxicity. The study began with 36 healthy female albino rats; 31 rats had good measurements in DPOAE and were included in the study. On day 0, a single dose of etanercept was given by intraperitoneal administration to 15 rats (etanercept group). No medication was given to the control group. After 24 h, 16 mg/kg cisplatin was given to all rats. DPOAE measurements were performed on the 3rd, 7th, and 21st day. After the DPOAE test on the 21st day, the animals were killed by decapitation. Between-group and intra-group comparisons were made using the data of the two groups. A statistically significant difference was observed on the 3rd day at 4921 Hz and higher frequencies, on the 7th day at 6064 Hz and higher frequencies, and on the 21st day at 6494 Hz and higher frequencies (p < 0.05). We observed 10% ototoxicity in the etanercept group and 56% ototoxicity in the control group. A single dose of etanercept 1 day before cisplatin administration decreases cisplatin ototoxicity in the early period. This effect comes to the fore especially over 4500 Hz frequencies at 65 dB and higher.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4677-6
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Sudden hearing loss: an effectivity comparison of intratympanic and
           systemic steroid treatments
    • Authors: Gülce Ermutlu; Nilda Süslü; Taner Yılmaz; Sarp Saraç
      Pages: 3585 - 3591
      Abstract: Abstract Corticosteroid treatment has been considered the most effective treatment modality for sudden sensorineural hearing loss so far. Application route of corticosteroids may vary. We have designed a prospective randomized case-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectivenesses of the different application routes of steroids in the treatment of SSHL. Thirty-five patients were distributed randomly to two groups which were treated with either ‘oral’ or ‘intratympanic’ corticosteroids. Intratympanic steroid administration was performed three times every other day transtympanically. At the end of third month, recovery rate in the ‘intratympanic’ group was 84.2%, whereas in the ‘oral’ group, it was 87.5%. The difference between the recovery rates was not statistically significant. There were no major complications related to transtympanic steroid administration. These findings support that intratympanic steroid therapy is an alternative to systemic steroid therapy in the initial treatment of sudden hearing loss. In addition, transtympanic technique is an easy to perform and safe method for delivering steroids into the inner ear.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4691-8
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Sensitivity and specificity of the abbreviated profile of hearing aid
           benefit (APHAB)
    • Authors: Jan Löhler; F. Gräbner; B. Wollenberg; P. Schlattmann; R. Schönweiler
      Pages: 3593 - 3598
      Abstract: Abstract Subjective hearing loss in hearing-impaired patients can be assessed by inventory questionnaires. The abbreviated profile of hearing aid benefit (APHAB) measures subjective hearing loss in four typical hearing situations (subscales). It is used to fit hearing aids in patients with statutory insurance in Germany. In addition, the unaided APHAB (APHABu) can be used as a primary diagnostic instrument in audiology. There are no published data regarding the sensitivity and specificity of the unaided APHABu. Therefore, we investigated these parameters for detecting hearing loss of at least 25 dB at any frequency between 0.5 and 8.0 kHz. We used the APHABu to determine hearing loss in 245 subjects aged 50 years and older without any reported disease of the ears. Due to incomplete answering of the APHAB form, 55 subjects have been excluded. We also measured the pure-tone thresholds by air conduction for all octave frequencies between 0.5 and 8 kHz. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves and the Youden Index were used to determine the diagnostic value of the APHABu, particularly sensitivity and specificity, in three different ways: (1) separately for ease of communication (ECu), background noise (BNu), and hearing with reverberation (RVu) subscales; (2) with the mean value of ECu, BNu, and RVu; and (3) with a logistic regression model. The area under the ROC curve was lower for BN only (0.83) and nearly equal for all other methods (0.87–0.89). Depending on how we performed the analyses, the sensitivity of the APHABu was 0.70–0.84 (single subscales), 0.76 (mean value of ECu, BNu, and RVu), or 0.85 (logistic regression model). The specificity was 0.79–0.95. The use of single APHABu subscales for determining the sensitivity and specificity of the APHABu due to confusing results. In comparison, the use of the mean value of ECu, BNu, and RVu and the use of the logistic regression model due to equal values in the ROC curves but a higher sensitivity in the logistic regression model. Therefore, we would recommend the last method for determining the sensitivity and specificity of the APHABu.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4680-y
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Hybrid cochlear implantation: quality of life, quality of hearing, and
           working performance compared to patients with conventional unilateral or
           bilateral cochlear implantation
    • Authors: Kati Härkönen; Ilkka Kivekäs; Voitto Kotti; Ville Sivonen; Juha-Pekka Vasama
      Pages: 3599 - 3604
      Abstract: Abstract The objective of the present study is to evaluate the effect of hybrid cochlear implantation (hCI) on quality of life (QoL), quality of hearing (QoH), and working performance in adult patients, and to compare the long-term results of patients with hCI to those of patients with conventional unilateral cochlear implantation (CI), bilateral CI, and single-sided deafness (SSD) with CI. Sound localization accuracy and speech-in-noise test were also compared between these groups. Eight patients with high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss of unknown etiology were selected in the study. Patients with hCI had better long-term speech perception in noise than uni- or bilateral CI patients, but the difference was not statistically significant. The sound localization accuracy was equal in the hCI, bilateral CI, and SSD patients. QoH was statistically significantly better in bilateral CI patients than in the others. In hCI patients, residual hearing was preserved in all patients after the surgery. During the 3.6-year follow-up, the mean hearing threshold at 125–500 Hz decreased on average by 15 dB HL in the implanted ear. QoL and working performance improved significantly in all CI patients. Hearing outcomes with hCI are comparable to the results of bilateral CI or CI with SSD, but hearing in noise and sound localization are statistically significantly better than with unilateral CI. Interestingly, the impact of CI on QoL, QoH, and working performance was similar in all groups.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4690-9
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Water penetration of grommets: an in vitro study
    • Authors: Yousef Ibrahim; Paul Fram; Gavin Hughes; Pete Phillips; David Owens
      Pages: 3613 - 3617
      Abstract: Abstract The insertion of grommets has been one of the most common procedures carried out by ENT surgeons for patients with persistent middle ear fluid. There has always been apprehension at the use of grommets by patients undertaking swimming or other water sports due to concerns of grommet penetration by water into the middle ear. Despite this, no common consensus exists amongst otolaryngologists regarding post-operative advice following grommet insertion. Most studies focus on surface swimming and do not consider other activities such as diving that patients may undertake. This study aimed to determine the hydrostatic head required for water to pass through a grommet using different water-based solutions. These were selected to simulate conditions such as swimming and showering or bathing. An improved model of a grommeted middle ear (based on previous work by Ricks et al.) was constructed using two 5-ml plastic syringes, latex (from a surgical glove), two rubber neoprene membranes and a Shah Ventilation Tube (1.14 mm). Different water solutions were added to the system and the hydrostatic head measured using digital calipers. The results revealed that the hydrostatic head required to penetrate a grommet is lowest using soapy water and highest with distilled water. The differences between chlorinated water and 3% saline were not significant. We hope that this study can be used in conjunction with previous work to better prepare the ENT surgeon in giving suitable post-operative advice following grommet insertion.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4700-y
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Whole-exome sequencing to identify the cause of congenital sensorineural
           hearing loss in carriers of a heterozygous GJB2 mutation
    • Authors: Thomas Parzefall; Alexandra Frohne; Martin Koenighofer; Andreas Kirchnawy; Berthold Streubel; Christian Schoefer; Klemens Frei; Trevor Lucas
      Pages: 3619 - 3625
      Abstract: Abstract Bi-allelic variations in the gap junction protein beta-2 (GJB2) gene cause up to 50% of cases of newborn hearing loss. Heterozygous pathogenic GJB2 variations are also fivefold overrepresented in idiopathic patient groups compared to the normal-hearing population. Whether hearing loss in this group is due to unidentified additional variations within GJB2 or variations in other deafness genes is unknown in most cases. Whole-exome sequencing offers an effective approach in the search for causative variations in patients with Mendelian diseases. In this prospective genetic cohort study, we initially investigated a family of Turkish origin suffering from congenital autosomal recessive hearing loss. An index patient and his normal-hearing father, both bearing a single heterozygous pathogenic c.262G>T (p.Ala88Ser) GJB2 transversion as well as the normal-hearing mother were investigated by means of whole-exome sequencing. Subsequently the genetic screening was extended to a hearing-impaired cohort of 24 families of Turkish origin. A homozygous missense c.5492G>T transversion (p.Gly1831Val) in the Myosin 15a gene, previously linked to deafness, was identified as causative in the index family. This very rare variant is not listed in any population in the Genome Aggregation Database. Subsequent screening of index patients from additional families of Turkish origin with recessive hearing loss identified the c.5492G>T variation in an additional family. Whole-exome sequencing may effectively identify the causes of idiopathic hearing loss in patients bearing heterozygous GJB2 variations.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4699-0
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Role of imaging in the follow-up of T2–T3 glottic cancer treated by
           transoral laser microsurgery
    • Authors: Filippo Marchi; Cesare Piazza; Marco Ravanelli; Giovanna Gaggero; Giampiero Parrinello; Alberto Paderno; Pietro Perotti; Marta Filauro; Roberto Maroldi; Giorgio Peretti
      Pages: 3679 - 3686
      Abstract: Abstract An unblinded retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was carried out on 138 patients affected by glottic pT2 and selected pT3 squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) treated by transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The entire cohort was divided into two groups: Group A included 78 “high-risk” patients (pT2 with impaired vocal cord mobility, pT3 for anterior paraglottic and/or pre-epiglottic space invasion, presence of angioembolization, perineural spread, and positive lymph nodes in the neck) who underwent postoperative surveillance by endoscopy and imaging (CT or MR), while Group B included 60 “low-risk” patients (pT2 with absence of the above-mentioned features) who underwent endoscopic follow-up alone. Aim of the present study was to assess the diagnostic gain in performing combined endoscopic and radiologic surveillance in the “high-risk” group compared to endoscopy alone in the “low-risk” one. There was no significant difference in terms of overall and disease-specific survivals between the two follow-up policies in spite of their different risk profiles. The same was true for organ preservation rate, which was 81% in the “high-risk” and 89% in the “low-risk” group. In contrast, the cumulative probability of disease-free survival was 54% for Group A and 65% for Group B (p = 0.0023). Therefore, our combined endoscopy and imaging surveillance protocol allowed increasing the submucosal recurrence detection rate in “high-risk” pT2–pT3 glottic SCC to 43%. An earlier detection of submucosal recurrences made salvage surgery by TLM feasible in at least half of cases, thus closing the gap between oncologic outcomes obtained in “high-”- vs. “low-risk” patients and leading to organ preservation rates that are favorably comparable to those obtained with open-neck partial laryngectomies and non-surgical organ preservation protocols.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4642-4
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Web thickness determines the therapeutic effect of endoscopic keel
           placement on anterior glottic web
    • Authors: Jian Chen; Fang Shi; Min Chen; Yue Yang; Lei Cheng; Haitao Wu
      Pages: 3697 - 3702
      Abstract: Abstract This work is a retrospective analysis to investigate the critical risk factor for the therapeutic effect of endoscopic keel placement on anterior glottic web. Altogether, 36 patients with anterior glottic web undergoing endoscopic lysis and silicone keel placement were enrolled. Their voice qualities were evaluated using the voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10) questionnaire, and improved significantly 3 months after surgery (21.53 ± 3.89 vs 9.81 ± 6.68, P < 0.0001). However, 10 (27.8%) cases had web recurrence during the at least 1-year follow-up. Therefore, patients were classified according to the Cohen classification or web thickness, and the recurrence rates were compared. The distribution of recurrence rates for Cohen type 1 ~ 4 were 28.6, 16.7, 33.3, and 40%, respectively. The difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.461). When classified by web thickness, only 2 of 27 (7.41%) thin type cases relapsed whereas 8 of 9 (88.9%) cases in the thick group reformed webs (P < 0.001). These results suggest that the therapeutic outcome of endoscopic keel placement mostly depends on the web thickness rather than the Cohen grades. Endoscopic lysis and keel placement is only effective for cases with thin glottic webs. Patients with thick webs should be treated by other means.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4689-2
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Functional outcomes of endoscopic arytenoid abduction lateropexy for
           unilateral vocal cord paralysis with dyspnea
    • Authors: Vera Matievics; Adam Bach; Balazs Sztano; Zsofia Bere; Zoltan Tobias; Paul F. Castellanos; Andreas H. Mueller; Laszló Rovo
      Pages: 3703 - 3710
      Abstract: Abstract In unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP), hoarseness is usually the leading symptom; however, the diminished airway might lead to breathing problems as well, especially with exertion. The application of the classic resection glottis enlarging or medialization procedures might shift the breathing and/or the voice to a worse condition. The non-destructive endoscopic arytenoid abduction lateropexy (EAAL) might be a solution for this problem. The aim of our study was to analyze the phonatory and respiratory outcomes of this treatment concept. The first year phoniatric [Jitter, Shimmer, harmonics-to-noise ratio (HNR), maximum phonation time (MPT), fundamental frequency (F 0), Voice Handicap Index (VHI), Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI), Global-Roughness-Breathiness scale (GRB)], peak inspiratory flow (PIF), and quality of life (QoL) were evaluated in ten UVCP patients treated by EAAL for dyspnea generally presented on exertion. PIF, Jitter, QoL, GRB, and VHI significantly improved. DSI, HNR, and MPT got non-significantly better. F 0 slightly increased in all patients, a mild deterioration of shimmer was observed. These results prove that improving respiratory function is not necessarily associated with a deterioration in voice quality. The EAAL provides a significant improvement in breathing and the vibratory parameters of the postoperative, more tensed and straightened vocal cords proved to be more advantageous than the original (para) median ‘loose’ position. The over-adduction of the contralateral side more or less compensates for the disadvantageous, more lateral position of the operated side. EAAL might be an alternative treatment for unilateral vocal cord paralysis associated with breathing problems.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4696-3
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Videoendoscopy worsens swallowing function: a videofluoroscopic study. A
           randomized controlled trial
    • Authors: Kazuo Adachi; Toshiro Umezaki; Yoshikazu Kikuchi
      Pages: 3729 - 3734
      Abstract: Abstract Aspiration pneumonia is a cause of mortality in the elderly. Evaluating swallowing function is important. Videofluoroscopy and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing are comparable; however, observing all swallowing dynamics is impossible using the latter approach. We examined the significance of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing using videofluoroscopy. Thirty-seven patients with dysphagia [70.0 ± 8.9 (range 49–84) years] were included. In random order, patients underwent videofluoroscopy with 10 cc contrast material, once without, and once with an endoscope inserted. Laryngeal elevation delay time, Penetration–Aspiration Scale score, and Pharyngeal Residue Severity Rating Scale score were evaluated. Laryngeal elevation delay time without or with endoscope insertion was similar (0.35 ± 0.16 s vs. 0.36 ± 0.16 s, P = 0.29). The Penetration–Aspiration Scale (3.59 ± 2.71 vs. 4.41 ± 2.85; P < 0.001) and Pharyngeal Residue Severity Rating Scale (0.97 ± 0.93 vs. 1.46 ± 1.10; P < 0.001) scores differed significantly. The cases that showed no aspiration without endoscope insertion showed greater aspiration with endoscope insertion, and the cases that did not show aspiration with an endoscope inserted also showed no aspiration without an endoscope. Flexible endoscopic insertion resulted in more severe aspiration and residue than non-insertion, as assessed using videofluoroscopy.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4720-7
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Long-term functional outcomes after resection of tongue cancer:
           determining the optimal reconstruction method
    • Authors: Yong Bae Ji; Yong Hee Cho; Chang Myeon Song; Youn Hwan Kim; Jeong Tae Kim; Hee Chang Ahn; Kyung Tae
      Pages: 3751 - 3756
      Abstract: Abstract The appropriate tongue reconstruction method is critical for better functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal reconstructive method for restoring postoperative function based on the extent of resection. We retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with lateral oral tongue cancer who underwent glossectomy between January 2010 and October 2014. Tongue mobility, articulation, verbal diadochokinesis, speech intelligibility and swallowing outcomes were assessed 2–3 years postoperative and were analyzed according to resected tongue volume and the method of reconstruction. In partial glossectomy cases, the secondary intention group had better function in tongue mobility, articulation, and speech intelligibility (p < 0.001 for all) than the free flap reconstruction group. In contrast, in hemi-glossectomy cases, the free flap reconstruction group had better tongue mobility, articulation, verbal diadochokinesis and speech intelligibility (p < 0.05 for all) than the secondary intention group. There was no significant difference in swallowing outcome between the secondary intention and flap reconstruction groups in both partial glossectomy and hemi-glossectomy cases. In conclusion, secondary intention appears to be the most appropriate option after partial glossectomy. However, flap reconstruction is necessary to restore tongue volume and function in patients who undergo a resection of more than half of the tongue volume.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4683-8
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • The impact of cumulative dose of cisplatin on outcome of patients with
           head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    • Authors: A. Al-Mamgani; M. de Ridder; A. Navran; W. M. Klop; J. P. de Boer; M. E. Tesselaar
      Pages: 3757 - 3765
      Abstract: Abstract Despite the wide use of cisplatin-based concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), data on the optimal regimen and cumulative dose are scarce and frequently conflicting. We aimed to evaluate the compliance and the impact of the cumulative dose of cisplatin on overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), loco-regional control (LRC), and distant-metastasis-free survival (DMFS) in a retrospective study. Between 2008 and 2015, 279 patients with HNSCC scheduled for CCRT (three courses of 3-week 100 mg/m2 cisplatin) were identified. Of the whole group, 14% did not receive any cisplatin and 26% received daily cisplatin. In patients planned for three courses (n = 167), 56% received 3, 20% received 2, and 24% received one course. After median follow-up of 31.6 months, the actuarial OS, DFS, LRC, and DMFS rates at 3 years for patients received cumulative dose of ≥200 mg/m2 were significantly better compared to those received <200 mg/m2; 74 vs. 51% for OS, 73 vs. 49% for DFS, 80 vs. 58% for LRC (p < 0.001), and 85 vs. 76% for DMFS (p = 0.034). At multivariate analysis, the cumulative cisplatin dose (≥200 vs. <200 mg/m2) was significantly predictive for OS (HR 2.05; 95% CI 1.35–3.13, p = <0.001). Borderline GFR (60–70 mL/min) at baseline predicts compliance for ≥two courses (p = 0.003). In conclusion, considerable proportion of patients did not receive all pre-planned courses of cisplatin. Patients receiving cumulative cisplatin dose ≥200 mg/m2 had significantly better outcome than those receiving <200 mg/m2 and cumulative dose <200 mg/m2 might even be detrimental. These findings increased the bulk of slowly growing evidence on the optimal cumulative dose of cisplatin. Baseline GFR might predict compliance.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4687-4
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Increase of plasma S100B and neuron-specific enolase in children following
           adenotonsillectomy: a prospective clinical trial
    • Authors: Sanda Stojanovic Stipic; Mladen Carev; Zarko Bajic; Daniela Supe Domic; Zeljka Roje; Anita Jukic; Tonci Stipic
      Pages: 3781 - 3788
      Abstract: Abstract S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) can be considered the markers of cerebral injury. To our knowledge the association of general anesthesia for elective non-cardiac surgery in children with these markers has not been studied before. The goal of this study was to find out whether these markers change after adenotonsillectomy with general anesthesia. The secondary goal was to determine whether different types of anesthesia, gender, age and body mass index are associated with the change of S100B and NSE after adenotonsillectomy with general anesthesia. This study was designed as a prospective clinical trial. We did a simple pre–post experiment with no control group. In 59 children (aged 6–13, ASA I–II) undergoing adenotonsillectomy and randomized to TIVA or inhalational general anesthesia, plasma S100B and NSE were measured during anesthesia before and after the surgery which lasted a median (interquartile range) of 16.5 (13.0–20.0) min. S100B and NSE assays were performed using the electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. Significance of the differences was assessed by two-tailed asymptotic Wilcoxon signed rank test. Main outcome measures were differences in the levels of S100B and NSE before and after the general anesthesia and surgery. There were significant increases in S100B and NSE levels after the surgery. S100B was increased by 38% (P < 0.001) and NSE was increased by 10% (P < 0.001). Increase of S100B was significantly negatively associated with age (P = 0.023). We have not found significant association of S100B and NSE with any other of the monitored variables. The values of neurological biomarkers S100B and NSE were significantly increased after general anesthesia for elective adenotonsillectomy in children.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4698-1
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Clinical outcomes after local anesthesia with monitored anesthesia care
           during thyroidectomy and selective neck dissection: a randomized study
    • Authors: Min-Su Kim; Bo-Hae Kim; Young Eun Han; Dong Woo Nam; J. Hun Hah
      Pages: 3789 - 3794
      Abstract: Abstract Although thyroidectomy under local anesthesia with monitored anesthesia care (LA-MAC) has been reported, reports of neck dissections beyond level VI under LA-MAC in patients with thyroid cancer are rare. We aimed to analyze clinical data and patient satisfaction levels during thyroidectomy and selective neck dissection by comparing LA-MAC and general anesthesia (GA) in adult patients undergoing these surgeries for thyroid cancer. The 60 enrolled patients comprised 50 patients that underwent thyroidectomy and 10 that underwent selective neck dissection; 30 underwent thyroidectomy (n = 25) or selective neck dissection (n = 5) under LA-MAC and 30 (matched patients) underwent thyroidectomy (n = 25) or selective neck dissection (n = 5) under GA. Complaints of postoperative nausea, vomiting, throat discomfort, and voice changes were significantly fewer in the LA-MAC group than in the GA group. Postoperative pain, odynophagia, dyspnea, and patient satisfaction levels were not significantly different between groups. In the thyroidectomy group, postoperative nausea, vomiting, throat discomfort, and voice changes were less common with LA-MAC, whereas postoperative pain, odynophagia, dyspnea, and patient satisfaction levels were similar for both anesthesia methods. The selective neck dissection group showed no differences between the two anesthesia methods. No postoperative complications were reported in all patients. Our results suggest that LA-MAC can be routinely used for select cases of thyroidectomy and is feasible for selective neck dissection beyond level VI with regard to postoperative discomfort, patient satisfaction levels, and safety. However, further investigations are necessary to clarify these findings.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4707-4
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • uDISE model: a universal drug-induced sedation endoscopy classification
           system—part 1
    • Authors: Esuabom Dijemeni; Gabriele D’Amone; Israel Gbati
      Pages: 3795 - 3801
      Abstract: Abstract Drug-induced sedation endoscopy (DISE) classification systems play a significant role in clinical analysis based on DISE findings, treatment decision process, treatment planning process and fundamentally in treatment outcomes. However, there is a major problem: there is no universally agreed DISE classification system. Hence, for the same DISE examination different DISE classification systems can be used to: assess anatomic findings, decide and plan different treatments. Hence, this leads to different treatment outcomes. The key objective of this study is to propose uDISE model: universal drug-induced sedation endoscopy (DISE) classification system. Set theory and relational mapping was used to develop a DISE classification system based on anatomical structures/level; degree of severity; and configuration of obstruction and its relationship with existing DISE classification systems. uDISE model consists of seven anatomical sites (nose, velum, tonsils, lateral pharyngeal wall/oropharynx, tongue base, epiglottis and larynx), three degrees of obstructive severity (none, partial and complete), three configurations of obstruction (anteroposterior, lateral and circumferential) and a severity index. uDISE model was mapped to four existing DISE classification systems: Pringle and Croft grading system, VOTE, NOHL and P-T-L-Tb-E. uDISE model provides a methodology for mapping different DISE findings based on different classification systems into one common DISE assessments format. This provides a framework for comparing different DISE assessments, treatment plan and treatment outcome irrespective of DISE classification system used. Further research is required to establish a complete relational mapping between uDISE model and other existing DISE classification systems.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4597-5
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Pattern of care and impact of prognostic factors in the outcome of
           ameloblastic carcinoma: a systematic review and individual patient data
           analysis of 199 cases
    • Authors: Prashanth Giridhar; Supriya Mallick; Ashish Datt Upadhyay; Goura K. Rath
      Pages: 3803 - 3810
      Abstract: Abstract Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare locally aggressive odontogenic neoplasm. These tumors are most commonly found to arise from mandible. Because of rarity, there is limited information about the clinical behaviour of such patients. We intended to perform this review of published literature to assess the demographic profile, pattern of care and assess survival outcomes. Two authors independently searched PubMed, Google search, and Cochrane library for eligible studies from 1950 until July 1 2016 published in English language. Data of 199 patients were retrieved from 94 publications for statistical analysis. Median age of the entire cohort was 49 years (range 7–91 years). The analysis revealed that a clear twofold higher incidence in male with male-to-female ratio was 2.4:1 (140:57). Mandible was found to be the commonest tumor location in 66.7% (n = 132) cases followed by maxilla (31.8%) (n = 64). The present analysis revealed that median PFS of 57 months (95% CI 39–120 months) with 5- and 10-year PFS was found to be 47.88 and 29.48%, respectively. Median OS for the entire cohort which was 122 months (95% CI 96–153 months) with 2- and 5-year OS for the entire cohort was 87.16 and 69.08%, respectively. In univariate analysis, patients with an R0 resection were found to have a favourable survival. In addition, patients with localized disease and younger age were found to have a better survival. Adjuvant radiation did not confer any survival advantage. The present analysis revealed excellent outcome for patients treated with an R0 resection. Older patients with high-risk factor may benefit from adjuvant radiation. Role of chemotherapy needs to be evaluated.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4631-7
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Nasal nitric oxide as biomarker in the evaluation and management of
           chronic rhino-sinusitis with nasal polyposis
    • Authors: Mauro Maniscalco
      Pages: 3817 - 3818
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4591-y
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Letter to the Editor regarding “Revision adenoidectomy in children: a
           population-based cohort study in Taiwan”
    • Authors: Kyung Soo Kim; Hyun Jin Min
      Pages: 3821 - 3822
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4676-7
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • In response to Letter regarding “Revision adenoidectomy in children: a
           population-based cohort study in Taiwan”
    • Authors: Kun-Tai Kang; Te-Huei Yeh; Wei-Chung Hsu; Chia-Hsuan Lee
      Pages: 3823 - 3824
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4703-8
      Issue No: Vol. 274, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Reply to the letter “Nasal nitric oxide as biomarker in the evaluation
           and management of chronic rhino-sinusitis with nasal polyposis”
    • Authors: Yao Yao; Hong Sun
      PubDate: 2017-09-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4712-7
       
 
 
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