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(Auditory tube dysfunction)
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  • Otolaryngology Service Usage in Children With Cleft Palate. [Journal Article]
  • CPCleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Jan 01; :1055665617752210
  • Whittemore KR, Dargie JM, … Boudreau B
  • CONCLUSIONS: Children with cleft palate are at increased risk for eustachian tube dysfunction, frequently utilize otolaryngology care, and typically receive multiple sets of tympanostomy tubes. This study found that children with cleft palate receive on average of approximately 3 sets of tympanostomy tubes, and the majority required another otologic or upper airway surgery.
  • Effects of Smoking on Eustachian Tube and Hearing. [Journal Article]
  • ITInt Tinnitus J 2017 Dec 01; 21(2):98-103
  • Pezzoli M, Lofaro D, … Albera R
  • CONCLUSIONS: Tobacco use may reduce the ability to hear, mainly causing a sensorineural hearing loss for higher frequencies. We also found the presence of a high number of smokers suffering from tubal dysfunction. This has an important clinical relevance, not only because smoking increases the incidence of middle ear diseases, but also because tubal dysfunction may cause nonspecific symptoms characterised by ear fullness and difficulties in middle ear equalisation.
  • Outcome Measures for Baro-Challenge-Induced Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: A Systematic Review. [Journal Article]
  • ONOtol Neurotol 2018; 39(2):138-149
  • Tailor BV, Smith ME, … Tysome JR
  • CONCLUSIONS: Sixteen studies involving seven different types of ET function tests were identified. The nine-step test was the most commonly used outcome measure, with overall test sensitivity and specificity ranges of 37 to 100% and 57 to 100%, respectively. Tympanometry test sensitivity was consistently poor (0-50%) while specificity was higher (52-97%). Published accuracy data for other ET function tests and test combinations were limited. Currently, no single test can be recommended for use in clinical practice. A combination of the nine-step test with other objective tests or patient-reported measures appears most promising as a core set of outcome measures for baro-induced ETD.
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