Publications by authors named "Adam Lupicki"

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An unusual case of sudden sensorineural hearing loss after cycling class.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Jul - Aug;40(4):605-608. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States of America.

In this case report, our patient developed sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) after loud noise exposure during a popular cardiovascular group exercise cycling class. To increase awareness among all healthcare professionals of the effects of these modern-day group fitness classes on hearing loss, we describe this case and review the current literature on SSNHL and its management. A 35-year old man developed SSNHL in the setting of loud noise exposure during a high intensity aerobic exercise class. After a short course of oral steroids with no improvement, intratympanic steroids were administered weekly for three weeks. The patient showed minimal improvement; thus, hyperbaric oxygen therapy was conducted. Serial audiograms continued to show severe to profound mixed hearing loss in the right ear. In conclusion, individuals who participate in loud, high-intensity aerobic group-exercise classes should be careful of the potential for noise-induced hearing loss. Aerobic exercise may make these individuals more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss. Early intervention is critical for any chance of recovery.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2019.04.016DOI Listing
December 2019

Influence of Cations on the Fluorescence Quenching of an Ionic, Sterically Congested Pyrenyl Moiety by Iodide in Water.

J Phys Chem A 2017 Oct 27;121(40):7588-7596. Epub 2017 Sep 27.

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur , Kanpur 208 016, India.

Quenching of the excited singlet states of a water-soluble, sterically congested tetraarylpyrene, 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(2,6-dimethyl-4-(α-carboxy)methoxyphenyl)pyrene (Py4C), by a series of iodide salts has been investigated by steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Access to the pyrenyl group of Py4C is restricted sterically as a result of the four flanking (2,6-dimethylphenoxy)acetic acid groups and the energy costs associated with their rotation. Deprotonation of the carboxylic acid groups of Py4C permits examination of ion-ion electrostatic interactions on the rates of quenching by iodide salts in which different steric and electrostatic factors are introduced by varying the cationic portions. At the same concentrations and with the same cations, chloride anions are ineffective quenchers. The quenching rate constants of Py4C by iodide are found to correlate linearly with the ionic radii of the cations and their enthalpies of hydration. These correlations are discussed in terms of the Hofmeister series. Furthermore, the results indicate that the cations that flank Py4C decrease the quenching efficiency of iodide through polarization and shielding effects (i.e., lowering the effective charge), which isolate to varying degrees the π-system. The effects of the different cations on quenching the fluorescence of a simpler and sterically unencumbered pyrenyl derivative, 1-pyrenylbutyric acid (PyBu), by iodide are much smaller. Overall, the results with Py4C indicate that the fluorescence quenching efficiency by iodide is influenced by direct interactions with the cations associated with the carboxylate groups of Py4C and not the solvation of water molecules. This observation is germane to a topic of current debate: Are the effects of the cations more closely related to bulk water properties or to direct ion-ion interactions? The conclusions obtained from these studies are applicable clearly to a wide variety of other systems in which ion pairing influences cooperative or inhibitory interactions.
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October 2017