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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the natural history of primary inner ear schwannomas (PIES) and evaluate management outcomes and relationship between PIES location, clinical presentation, and time to diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review and systematic review of the literature. METHODS Vestibular schwannoma confined to or arising from the(More)
OBJECTIVES To review our experiences with some of the preoperative and postoperative findings in five children who were diagnosed with auditory neuropathy and were provided with cochlear implants. We describe changes in auditory function, which enabled these children to have significant improvement in their hearing and communication skills. STUDY DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the results of cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and bilateral vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Three academic tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS Seven patients with NF2 and bilateral vestibular schwannoma who lost hearing in at least one ear after(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate hearing outcomes and effects of stimulation rate on performance with the Nucleus Freedom cochlear implant (Cochlear Americas, Denver, CO). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized, controlled, prospective, single-blind clinical study using single-subject repeated measures (A-B-A-B) design at 14 academic centers in the United States and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare presentations of Ménière's disease (MD), vestibular migraine (VM), and Ménière's disease plus vestibular migraine (MDVM), with and without comorbid chronic subjective dizziness (CSD). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review with diagnosis confirmed by consensus conference of investigators using published criteria for MD, VM, and CSD. (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the evolving management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in the United States. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. SETTING SEER database. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All patients with a diagnosis of VS were analyzed. Data were described and compared using trend(More)
BACKGROUND Most sickle cell anemia patients undergo transfusion therapy to prevent complications. The Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia showed that transfusion therapy is effective in the primary prevention of stroke. Despite its efficacy, transfusion therapy is limited by alloimmunization. The purpose of this study was to determine if a(More)
Many anatomic structures of the middle and inner ear are not optimally depicted at computed tomography (CT) with image reconstruction in the standard axial and coronal planes. Recent advances in multidetector CT, including the development of scanners with 32 detector rows, allow the acquisition of isotropic voxels that can be reconstructed in any plane of(More)
The 2002 revision of the UV index (UVI) issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Meteorological Office (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) (World Health Organization [2002] Global Solar UV Index: A Practical Guide. WHO, Geneva) was motivated by(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the presentation and clinical course of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and internal auditory canal (IAC) lipomas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study at a tertiary academic referral center. METHODS All patients presenting with a CPA or IAC mass radiographically consistent with a lipoma on high-resolution magnetic(More)