Otology / Neurotology2020-10-09T12:03:18-05:00


3-Dimensional Modeling Using CT Scans: Understanding Anatomical Structures and Spacing in the Region of the Eustachian Tube ,Redleaf.M

Background: Eustachian tube (ET) dilation to improve middle ear ventilation has been practiced in Europe for several years. ET dilation is also now an approved medical procedure in the United States as well. To date, there have been no clinical complications reported in humans, and research involving cadaveric models have reported no [...]

A Retrospective Analysis of Cartilage Cuffed Ear Tubes, Yu.J, Labby.A

Background: Ear infections can be caused by either bacteria or viruses and often involve fluid accumulation in the middle ear. Chronic ear infections can cause hearing loss and other serious complications if left untreated. Middle ear infections may resolve on their own without treatment, however, this is not always the case. Infections [...]

Audio Based Screening as Predictor for AxBio Sentence List, Yu.J, Lippmann.E

Background: Hearing loss is a significant health burden in the United States with approximately 15% of American adults (18 years old and greater) reporting at least some trouble hearing. Sensorineural hearing loss is also the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Cochlear implants are often the best treatment for this disability. Determining [...]

Communication and Noise in the Operating Room, Yu.J, Lippmann.E

Background: Communication serves as a central component to patient safety and efficiency in the operating room. Sentinel event data from The Joint Commission in 2013 identified failures of communication during surgery as one of the leading root causes of error and poor patient outcomes. Recent research on hearing-critical jobs has advocated for [...]

The Disruption of Meniere’s Disease from the Patient’s Perspective, Redleaf.M, Bedri.E, Kumar.V, Lee.K

Background: Meniere’s disease is very well described disease of the inner ear. The experienced Otologist easily recognizes classic Meniere’s disease. Patients with Meniere's disease experience episodes of discomfort which last between one and twenty-four hours. The classic Meniere’s episode consists of unilateral ear pressure, tinnitus in the affected ear, and a spinning [...]

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