Kenneth R Whittemore

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OBJECTIVES To review the controversial aspects of the enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Contemporary review. METHODS A literature search using the terms "enlarged vestibular aqueduct and large vestibular aqueduct" were used to generate the articles for review in this article. RESULTS The enlarged vestibular aqueduct is a condition(More)
Laser Doppler vibrometry was used to measure the sound-induced tympanic membrane (TM) velocity, assessed near the umbo, in 56 normal hearing human subjects at nine sound frequencies. A second series of measurements was made in 47 subjects with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Each set of measurements has features in common with previously published(More)
OBJECTIVE To review current concepts of the mechanical processes of the human middle ear, and to apply them to practical issues in clinical otology and tympanoplasty surgery. BACKGROUND The wide range of conductive hearing losses associated with middle ear pathology and reconstruction cannot be adequately explained by simple models of middle ear function.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on bleeding for pediatric adenotonsillectomy in a retrospective study, based on the common practices at 2 different tertiary care facilities. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING Two different tertiary care facilities. PATIENTS Children up to 16 years of age, who(More)
This study compared calbindin D-28k immunoreactivity in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB) in young (3-4 month old) and old (24-26 month old) CBA/CaJ mice, and young (3-4 month old), middle-aged (6.5-8.5 month old), and old (24-29 month old) C57BL/6 mice. C57BL/6 mice exhibit progressively more severe peripheral (sensorineural) hearing loss(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the causes and treatment of facial nerve paresis (FNP) in pediatric patients. METHOD Retrospective study in a tertiary care pediatric hospital. Thirty-four patients identified with partial or complete FNP evaluated between 1997 and 2003. A review of the medical records including sex, age, laterality, etiology, therapy, severity(More)
The contribution of the middle ear air spaces to sound transmission through the middle ear in canal wall-up and canal wall-down mastoidectomy was studied in human temporal bones by measurements of middle ear input impedance and sound pressure difference across the tympanic membrane for the frequency range 50 Hz to 5 kHz. These measurements indicate that,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the factors contributing to the discrepancies between auditory brainstem response (ABR) thresholds obtained in the operating room (OR) and hearing outcomes obtained in the follow-up period and to explore the benefits and limitations of performing ABR in the OR. METHODS A retrospective review study was conducted in a pediatric(More)
A 10-year-old girl presented with a mildly tender mass in the right preauricular region. The mass became larger, and the overlying skin turned purple. There was no clinical response to a course of either cephalexin or clarithromycin. The remainder of the head and neck examination was normal including normal facial nerve function. Lyme titers and a computed(More)
OBJECTIVE Described is a case series of clinical findings in children with persistent conductive or mixed hearing loss following tympanostomy tube placement for serous otitis media. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary pediatric hospital. SUBJECTS/METHODS Medical records of thirty-nine children who were referred for either(More)