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BACKGROUND Two phase III trials of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with BF-200 ALA, a recently approved nanoemulsion formulation of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) demonstrated high clearance rates in mild-to-moderate actinic keratosis (AK). The comparison to a registered methyl aminolaevulinate (MAL) cream demonstrated significantly superior total patient(More)
Cochlear implantation is a well-accepted method of aural rehabilitation in deaf or severely hearing-impaired adults and children. A majority of patients not only suffer from hearing impairment but from tinnitus. The high rate of preoperative tinnitus in adults (68.1 %) stands in contrast to assumed lower rates in children. Unknown are such factors as how(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the outcome of patients with chronic otitis media (COM) with an intact, but markedly medialized ossicular chain, treated by removing the malleus head and interposing an autologous incus and then an underlay myringoplasty. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS The search criteria(More)
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