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(Ear wax impaction)
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  • Cerumen Management: An Updated Clinical Review and Evidence-Based Approach for Primary Care Physicians. [Journal Article]
    J Prim Care Community Health 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720904181Horton GA, Simpson MTW, … Beyea JA
  • CONCLUSIONS: Family physicians play a key role in the assessment and management of cerumen impaction and are well equipped to do so. Knowledge of the available techniques for cerumen removal as well as their contraindications ensures that cerumen is removed safely and effectively. When cerumen removal cannot be removed safely in a primary care setting, referral to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is appropriate.
  • Cerumen impaction was composed of abnormal exfoliation of keratinocytes that was correlated with infection. [Journal Article]
    Am J Otolaryngol 2019; :102340Zhang S, Jin M, … Zhang Y
  • CONCLUSIONS: Impacted cerumen is composed of abnormal exfoliated keratinocytes that was correlated with microbial-induced neutrophil-mediated inflammation. Mold infection is highly correlated with recurrent cerumen impaction. Microbial culture of removed impacted cerumen is strongly recommended. Ear cleaning with cotton buds, particularly when the EAC is wet might be one of the important causes of cerumen impaction which is need further studied.
  • Hearing Loss in Adults: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. [Journal Article]
    Am Fam Physician 2019; 100(2):98-108Michels TC, Duffy MT, Rogers DJ
  • More than 30 million U.S. adults have hearing loss. This condition is underrecognized, and hearing aids and other hearing enhancement technologies are underused. Hearing loss is categorized as conductive, sensorineural, or mixed. Age-related sensorineural hearing loss (i.e., presbycusis) is the most common type in adults. Several approaches can be used to screen for hearing loss, but the benefits…
  • Reversible conductive hearing impediments among patients with severe brain injury. [Journal Article]
    Disabil Rehabil 2019; :1-4Cinamon U, Albukrek D, … Marom T
  • CONCLUSIONS: Many patients with severe brain injury have reversible and treatable impairments that cause potential conductive hearing loss. Routine otoscopic examination and treatment if required, that is, removal of impacted cerumen or middle ear drainage, have rehabilitating and general health benefits. Implications for rehabilitation Auditory stimulation was suggested for rehabilitation in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Many patients have cerumen and/or otitis media with effusion causing conductive hearing impairment as well as general health issues. Both aural impediments are diagnosed by routine otoscopy, are easily treated, and may affect rehabilitation.
  • A Novel Device for the Evacuation of Cerumen. [Journal Article]
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019; 128(8):704-707Katzenell U, Halperin D, … Bartov N
  • CONCLUSIONS: The tested device is an effective and safe device for the evacuation of cerumen. It can be used by general practitioners, pediatricians, and audiologists.
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