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- Surfer’s ear, or exostoses of the external auditory canal, is a slowly progressive disease from benign bone growth as a result of chronic cold water exposure. It is a condition most commonly associat...
Surfer’s ear, or exostoses of the external auditory canal, is a slowly progressive disease from benign bone growth as a result of chronic cold water exposure. It is a condition most commonly associated with surfing but seen in anyone repeatedly exposed to cold water such as swimmers, divers, kayakers, and participants of other maritime activities. Usually asymptomatic, external auditory exostoses (EAE) can cause symptoms such as hearing loss, repeated infections, otorrhea, ear fullness, and cerumen impaction. Treatment usually involves medical management but may include surgery if symptoms become severe.
- Prevalence of Arnold nerve reflex in subjects with and without chronic cough: Relevance to Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome. [Journal Article]
- PPPulm Pharmacol Ther 2018 Nov 13
- CONCLUSIONS: The greater than 11-fold prevalence of the Arnold nerve reflex in adults with chronic cough compared with healthy volunteers and adults with respiratory disease but without chronic cough, supports the concept of the Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome (CHS), in which vagal hypersensitivity is proposed to underlie chronic refractory cough. The absence of increased prevalence among children with chronic cough suggests that CHS is an acquired condition, perhaps triggered by viral respiratory infection or other environmental factor.
- Auricular reconstruction with polyethylene implants or silicone prosthesis: A single institution experience. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Oct 21
- Auricular reconstruction is usually necessary in patients with congenital malformations, after traumatic ear amputations or in cases of neoplastic ear disease. Thirty-nine patients who underwent an a...
Auricular reconstruction is usually necessary in patients with congenital malformations, after traumatic ear amputations or in cases of neoplastic ear disease. Thirty-nine patients who underwent an auricular reconstruction with either silicon prosthesis (21 patients) or porous polyethylene (18 patients) between 2002 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed at a tertiary academic institution. A total of 25 male und 14 female patients were included in the study. In all, 43 implants were installed in 39 patients. An implant failure was not observed in any of the examined groups. An operative revision was necessary in 5 patients in the silicon prosthesis group (N = 21) and in 4 patients in the porous polyethylene group (N = 18). The most common side effect in the porous polyethylene group was the formation of retroauricular adhesions in 11.1 % by postoperative scaring, while in the silicone prosthesis group 71.4 % of the patients presented with skin reactions around the titanium implants. Our study shows that both techniques are valuable and should be offered to patients in cases of auricular reconstruction due to the low rate of severe complications and the good functional results of both techniques.
- Orbital Lymphoma - An International Multicenter Retrospective Study. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Ophthalmol 2018 Nov 09
- CONCLUSIONS: and Relevance: Four lymphoma subtypes were primarily found in patients with orbital lymphoma: EMZL, DLBCL, FL, and MCL. The histological subtype was found to be the main predictor for outcome, with EMZL and FL patients having a markedly better prognosis than DLBCL and MCL.
- Amniotic membrane transplantation with or without autologous cultivated limbal stem cell transplantation for the management of partial limbal stem cell deficiency. [Journal Article]
- COClin Ophthalmol 2018; 12:2103-2106
- CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that AMT alone is a useful therapeutic modality in cases with partial LSCD due to ocular chemical injury. Stem cell transplantation may not be required in these cases.
- Optimal resection margin for head and neck cutaneous melanoma. [Journal Article]
- LLaryngoscope 2018 Nov 08
- CONCLUSIONS: The survival of patients with cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck depends on age, depth of tumor invasion, and histology. Within the head and neck, a wider resection margin of >2 cm does not confer any additional survival benefit compared with a narrower margin. Future studies should examine whether wider surgical margins would confer survival benefit in local or recurrent melanoma.
- Body Piercing: A National Survey in France. [Journal Article]
- DDermatology 2019; 235(1):71-78
- CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest epidemiological study on BP in France to date. It allows us to draw a precise current snapshot of French indi viduals with BP.
- [Clinical diagnosis and treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal]. [Journal Article]
- LCLin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018; 32(21):1660-1664
- Objective: To discuss the clinical diagnosis, therapies and prognosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal.Method:Eleven patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory ...
Objective: To discuss the clinical diagnosis, therapies and prognosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal.Method:Eleven patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal, who had been admitted to West China hospital, Sichuan university from April 2009 to October 2015 were recruited and a retrospective analysis was performed.Result:All the 11 patients were treated with surgery except one elderly with T1 stage who was only treated with radiotherapy(RT),1 of the 10 patients treated with surgery were added on radiotherapy after surgery. Following up for 12-104 months,the patient who was treated with RT alone has survived with carcinoma for 51 months by now,among the remainder stage T1 patients,one was reoperated for local recurrence 95 months after surgery, and therefore survived without recurrence.The other 2 patients all survived with free-disease;in the stage T2 patients,one was lost to follow-up after identified local recurrence with pulmonary masses 12 months after surgery, another one committed suicide because of family problems 56 months after operation,and the other one survived without recurrence for 57 months after surgery; the stage T3 patient survived without recurrence for 26 months at present;in the T4 patients, one died after gamma knife therapy for local recurrent disease with brain metastasis 22 months after surgery, another one died from pulmonary metastasis 17 months after surgery,and the other one survived without recurrence for 56 months.Conclusion: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal is a rare disease with high misdiagnosis rate and progresses slowly.Surgery is the preferred therapy.The prognosis is closely related to disease clinical stage at presentation type of pathology and surgical approaches. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal is characteristically susceptible to local recurrence and distant metastasis,inaddition to routine re-exam of ear,the patients should be reviewed carefully to exclude of pulmonary,brain and kidney metastasis during follow-up.
- Prediction of myopia development among Chinese school-aged children using refraction data from electronic medical records: A retrospective, multicentre machine learning study. [Journal Article]
- PMPLoS Med 2018; 15(11):e1002674
- CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this study, for the first time, used large-scale data collected from electronic health records to demonstrate the contribution of big data and machine learning approaches to improved prediction of myopia prognosis in Chinese school-aged children. This work provides evidence for transforming clinical practice, health policy-making, and precise individualised interventions regarding the practical control of school-aged myopia.
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- Assessing heatwave impacts on cause-specific emergency department visits in urban and rural communities of Queensland, Australia. [Journal Article]
- EREnviron Res 2019; 168:414-419
- CONCLUSIONS: A wide range of diseases were sensitive to heatwave impacts. Residents in urban and rural areas were all vulnerable to heatwave impacts, calling for heat adaptation measures to be undertaken in Queensland, Australia.