Min-Tsan Shu

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy between one step with transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) and two steps with TEOAE and automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) in a newborn hearing screening program. We investigated their differences in referral rate, the accurate identification rate of congenital hearing loss (HL), and cost effectiveness.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the initial referral rate, the accurate identification rate of congenital hearing loss, and the cost between one step with transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), two steps with TEOAE and automated auditory brainstem response (AABR), and one step with AABR in newborn hearing screening program. The aim of this study is to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effectiveness of intratympanic dexamethasone (IT-DEX) in patients with severe or profound sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) after treatment failure with conventional therapy. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, controlled study. METHODS Patients who met the criteria for SSNHL, with a severity of severe to profound, underwent 10 days(More)
OBJECTIVE Mackay Memorial Hospital and the Children's Hearing Foundation established a pilot universal newborn hearing screening program in November 1998. Our objective was to assess the feasibility, accuracy and cost effectiveness of implementing universal newborn hearing screening in Taiwan. METHOD Between November 1998 and October 2000 a total of 6765(More)
PURPOSE Primary cancer of the external auditory canal (EAC) is a rare disease with poor prognosis. Because of the rarity of this entity, there is no large series for staging, treatments, and outcomes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the treatment modalities and outcomes for malignant tumors of EAC at our institute, comparing with other studies. (More)
Incidents of foreign bodies in the hypopharynx, especially fish bones, are very common. In most cases, these bones can be easily located and removed. However, in other cases, they become embedded in the pharyngeal wall and cannot be located, even by fiberoptic endoscopy and rigid esophagoscopy. Left in place, these foreign bodies can eventually cause(More)
Wolfram syndrome gene 1 (WFS1) accounts for most of the familial nonsyndromic low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (LFSNHL) which is characterized by sensorineural hearing losses equal to and below 2000 Hz. The current study aimed to contribute to our understanding of the molecular basis of LFSNHL in an affected Taiwanese family. The Taiwanese family(More)
Mycobacterium chelonae usually causes soft-tissue and skin infection. It is a rare cause of otomastoiditis. The clinical presentation and operative findings are similar to those of other nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. We describe a case of left-sided otomastoiditis with acute facial nerve paralysis caused by this organism in a previously well(More)
CONCLUSIONS Administration of high-dose gentamicin for intractable Meniere's disease appears to be effective in achieving long-term control of vertigo. However, the safety of this route of administration with respect to the patient's hearing has not yet been sufficiently established. OBJECTIVES The study aimed to analyze the long-term results of patients(More)
Radiation treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) may induce malignancy in the external ear or mastoid (1Y4), occurring with an incidence of approximately 0.15% (1). Modified criteria (1) for the diagnosis of radiation-induced malignancy include a previous history of irradiation, followed by development of a new malignancy in the radiation field(More)