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This study is a randomized, waitlist-controlled trial testing the effect of a brief, "manualized" cognitive-behavioral group therapy on distress associated with tinnitus, quality of well-being, psychological distress including depression, and internal focus. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) included training in activity planning, relaxation training and,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (paroxetine) for relief of tinnitus. DESIGN One hundred twenty tinnitus sufferers participated in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Paroxetine or placebo was increased to a maximally tolerated dose (up to 50 mg/day), and patients were treated for a total of 31(More)
OBJECTIVES Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumors that arise from unregulated growth of Schwann cells. Both benign and malignant tumors are believed to contain tumor stem cells that are hypothesized to originate from dysregulation of tumor suppressors and oncogenes. We aimed to determine if schwannoma cells express stem cell genes and markers and if(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Studies describing endolymphatic hydrops in Menière disease after off-label intratympanic gadolinium-based contrast have been limited by long acquisition times. We aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of post-intratympanic imaging on a 3T MR imaging system within a clinically tolerable acquisition time and to address potential(More)
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