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  • Auditory exostosis in Australian warm water surfers: a cross-sectional study. [Journal Article]
    BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2021 May 15; 13(1):52.Simas V, Hing W, … Climstein M
  • CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing EAE in surfers exposed to warm waters (above 19 °C). The prevalence of 71.8% highlights the high prevalence of the condition in the surfing population, regardless of water temperature. Future research should focus on ways to prevent EAE.
  • Development of video otoscopy quiz using a smartphone adaptable otoscope. [Journal Article]
    J Otol. 2021 Apr; 16(2):80-84.Ni G, Curtis S, … Mouzakes J
  • CONCLUSIONS: We found that videos of otoscopy exams can be obtained with a smartphone adaptable otoscope and validated to develop a video-based quiz, which may be used to supplement otoscopic instruction. Following our testing process, we found pediatric residents are relatively well equipped to identify ear pathology on VOQ.
  • Otolaryngeal and Oropharyngeal Conditions: Common Ear Conditions. [Journal Article]
    FP Essent. 2021 Feb; 501:30-37.Shahan BT, Gauer RL
  • Ear pain (otalgia) is a common reason for visits to family physician offices and emergency departments. Otalgia is primary when the pathology originates from the ear, and is secondary for disease processes associated with otalgia and an ear examination with normal findings. The most common diagnosis related to otalgia in children and adults is acute otitis media (AOM). It is characterized by an e…
  • Cerumen Impaction Removal in General Practices: A Comparison of Approved Standard Products. [Journal Article]
    J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720973829.Meyer F, Preuβ R, … Kiel S
  • CONCLUSIONS: The aggregated comparison indicates a slight trend toward a higher effectiveness of any pre-treatment compared to no pre-treatment. The effect-size of docusate-sodium-based pre-treatment indicates a higher effectiveness of cerumen impaction removal. Nevertheless, superiority could not be shown conclusively according to the statistical significance given the restricted sample size.
  • Cerumen Management: An Updated Clinical Review and Evidence-Based Approach for Primary Care Physicians. [Review]
    J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720904181.Horton 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. 2020 Mar - Apr; 41(2):102340.Zhang 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. [Review]
    Am Fam Physician. 2019 07 15; 100(2):98-108.Michels 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. 2020 11; 42(22):3199-3202.Cinamon 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 rehabilitationAuditory 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 Aug; 128(8):704-707.Katzenell 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.
  • Banji's test: A new diagnostic test of ear wax impaction. [Journal Article]
    J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Nov-Dec; 7(6):1253-1255.Olajuyin OA
  • CONCLUSIONS: With a sensitivity of 91.7%, Banji's test can accurately diagnose ear wax impaction. A positive test is predictive that removal of the ear wax will significantly relieve the patient of auditory symptoms. The test is simple, harmless, and can discriminate between wax and other causes of otological symptoms.
  • StatPearls: Surfer's Ear [BOOK]
    StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)Landefeld K, Bart RM, … Cooper JSBOOK
  • 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 can be seen in anyone repeatedly exposed to cold water such as swimmers, divers, kayakers, and participants of other maritime activities.[1] Although usually asymptomatic and benig…
  • Reliability of the Home Hearing Test: Implications for Public Health. [Journal Article]
    J Am Acad Audiol. 2019 03; 30(3):208-216.Mosley CL, Langley LM, … Tremblay KL
  • CONCLUSIONS: The HHT is an accurate and cost-effective method of establishing pure-tone air-conduction thresholds, when compared with MA. Therefore, the HHT can be used as a tool to acquire accurate air-conduction hearing thresholds from older adults, in-group settings, without the use of a sound-attenuated booth or a certified audiologist.
  • Cerumen Impaction: Diagnosis and Management. [Journal Article]
    Am Fam Physician. 2018 10 15; 98(8):525-529.Michaudet C, Malaty J
  • Cerumen production is a normal and protective process for the ear canal. However, cerumen should be removed when it causes symptoms (e.g., hearing loss, itching, pain, tinnitus) or prevents assessment of the external auditory canal, the tympanic membrane, or audiovestibular system. Cerumen should also be removed when it limits examination in patients who cannot communicate their symptoms, such as…
  • Novel use of video glasses during binocular microscopy in the otolaryngology clinic. [Journal Article]
    Am J Otolaryngol. 2018 Sep - Oct; 39(5):527-530.Fastenberg JH, Fang CH, … Moskowitz HS
  • CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrates that video glasses may represent a viable alternative display option in the otolaryngology clinic. The results show that the use of video glasses is associated with high patient comfort and satisfaction during binocular microscopy. Further investigation is warranted to determine the potential for this display option in other facets of patient care as well as in expanding patient understanding of disease and anatomy.
  • StatPearls: Ear Irrigation [BOOK]
    StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)SchumannJessica A.JAJefferson NortheastToscanoMichael L.MLMcLaren Oakland HospitalPfleghaarNicholasNFirelands Regional Medical CenterBOOK
  • Cerumen, or ear wax, is a naturally occurring substance that is produced at the lateral one-third of the external auditory canal (EAC). Anatomically, this region houses a collection of pilosebaceous glands that includes ceruminous glands, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands. The modified sweat produced by the ceruminous glands has bacteriocidal and fungicidal properties, functioning to lubricate…
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