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When to refer: validating the Evidence-based Acute Otitis Externa Referral Score (EARS). Our experience of 287 cases of otitis externa in Primary Care.

Clin Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Mersey ENT Research Collaborative (MERC).

Recognising individuals at risk of developing complications from acute otitis externa would assist General Practitioners in their decision to manage cases in Primary Care or seek referral to a specialist service. The Evidence-based Acute Otitis Externa Referral Score (EARS) is a novel risk-stratification score aimed at recognising patients at risk of developing complications of acute otitis externa. The EAR Score had a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 90%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coa.13320DOI Listing
February 2019

Miniature Schnauzers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013: demography, mortality and disorders.

Canine Genet Epidemiol 2019 15;6. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Bath Veterinary Referrals, Rosemary Lodge, Wellsway, Bath, BA2 5RL UK.

Background: Individual dog breeds are often reported as predisposed to specific breed-related disorders but reliable epidemiological data on disease prevalence are sparse. The Miniature Schnauzer in the UK is a popular small breed dog that is often considered as relatively healthy and long-lived, but is this really true? This study aimed to use data from the VetCompass™ Programme at the Royal Veterinary College to characterise the demography, mortality and common disorders of the general population of Miniature Schnauzers under veterinary care in the UK.

Results: The study population of 455,557 dogs from 304 clinics in the VetCompass™ database under veterinary care during 2013 included 3857 Miniature Schnauzers (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40575-019-0069-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376765PMC
February 2019

Treatment of Selected Canine Dermatological Conditions in Portugal - A Research Survey.

J Vet Res 2018 Dec 31;62(4):563-570. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, Escola de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal.

Introduction: and often cause skin diseases in dogs.

Material And Methods: An online survey was e-mailed to veterinary practices nationwide covering demographics, diagnosis methods, and oral and topical treatment options. Of the 740 surveys sent, 100 complete replies were obtained. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/jvetres-2018-0058DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364160PMC
December 2018
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Malignant otitis externa in Australian Aboriginal patients: A 9-year retrospective analysis from the Northern Territory.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 30;27(1):78-82. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia.

Objective: In the Australian Aboriginal population, type 2 diabetes occurs at a much higher prevalence, with a much younger age of onset of the disease and its complications. Despite the clear association with malignant otitis externa, no previous studies have examined malignant otitis externa in this population. This study explores the pattern of malignant otitis externa amongst Australian Aboriginal patients in the Northern Territory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12468DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Impact of using the term "Diabetic Ear" for the patients with Skull Base Osteomyelitis.

J Family Community Med 2019 Jan-Apr;26(1):23-29

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KFUH, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Diabetes and ear disease are some of the most widespread health concerns. The focus here is on the impact of using the term "Diabetic Ear" for patients with skull base osteomyelitis (SBM) in the context of malignant otitis externa (MOE). The aim of this study was to discover the awareness of general practitioners (GPs), residents, specialists, and consultants at Primary Health Care Centers about necrotizing otitis externa (NOE), also known previously as malignant external otitis (MOE), assess their deficiencies and provide solutions; also assist them for the early detection and possible prevention of diabetes- related ear diseases and their complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jfcm.JFCM_187_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335838PMC
January 2019
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Determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations for silver sulfadiazine and other topical antimicrobial agents against strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from canine otitis externa.

Vet Dermatol 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Small Animal Medicine Clinic, Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Veterinärstraße 13, 80539, Munich, Germany.

Background: Otitis externa is a common presenting complaint in practice. Ear infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa are particularly problematic due to the organism's high level of resistance and ability to damage the tympanum. Treatment should be based on susceptibility testing although minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) are not available for all treatment options. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12718DOI Listing
January 2019
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Canine otitis externa - Treatment and complications.

Authors:
Jangi Bajwa

Can Vet J 2019 Jan;60(1):97-99

Dr. Bajwa is a Board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist, Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Referral Medical Clinic, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6294027PMC
January 2019
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Clinical analysis and nonsurgical management of 11 dogs with aural cholesteatoma.

Vet Dermatol 2019 Feb;30(1):42-e12

Dermatology Service, Synergy Animal General Hospital, 815 Ishigami, Kawaguchi, Saitama, 333-0823, Japan.

Background: Aural cholesteatomas, also called tympanokeratomas, are destructive and expansile growths of keratinizing epithelium that develop in the middle ear. They have been reported sporadically in dogs, and surgery is usually the recommended treatment.

Objectives: To describe the common clinical, radiological and histological findings of cholesteatoma; to report on the outcome of conservative management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12707DOI Listing
February 2019
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Nocardial clival osteomyelitis secondary to sphenoid sinusitis: an atypical skull base infection.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah, 175 North Medical Drive East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84132, USA.

Clival osteomyelitis is a life-threatening complication of untreated malignant otitis externa or paranasal sinus infection. Although various pathogens have been implicated, to our knowledge, primary nocardial clival osteomyelitis has never been reported. We describe a 74-year-old woman who presented with headaches, abducens and hypoglossal nerve palsies, facial numbness, photophobia, and neck stiffness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3768-5DOI Listing
January 2019
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Hypertrophic recurring lichen planus of the external auditory canal.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Dec 31. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Šalata 3b, Zagreb, Croatia.

Introduction: We report a case of unilateral progressive primary hypertrophic lichen planus of the external auditory canal requiring several surgical interventions to deal with constant pruritus, otorrhoea, stenosis and conductive hearing loss.

Case Summary: A 58-year-old woman was initially treated with meatoplasty for suspected chronic obliterating otitis externa. She remained symptom-free for 5 years, before the disease recurred, affecting other body surfaces as well. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2017.12.013DOI Listing
December 2018
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Effective treatment and decolonization of a dog infected with carbapenemase (VIM-2)-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa using probiotic and photodynamic therapies.

Vet Dermatol 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Clinical Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 580, São Paulo, SP, 05508-000, Brazil.

Background: Carbapenem-resistant bacterial infections are a critical problem in veterinary medicine with limited treatment options.

Objective: To describe effective probiotic and photodynamic therapy of a dog with gut colonization and ear infection caused by a hospital-associated lineage of carbapenemase (VIM-2)-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Animals: A 5-year-old Lhasa apso dog presented with otitis externa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12714DOI Listing
January 2019
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Methicillin-resistant in acute otitis externa.

World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Dec 23;4(4):246-252. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Objective: Otologic methicillin-resistant (MRSA) infection has historically been rare, but given the rise in community-acquired MRSA carriage and infection at other body sites, prevalence rates may be changing. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of MRSA in recent otologic cultures from patients with acute otitis externa (AOE).

Study Design: Retrospective review of an institutional microbiologic database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wjorl.2017.09.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284227PMC
December 2018
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Genomic Tandem Quadruplication is Associated with Ketoconazole Resistance in .

J Microbiol Biotechnol 2018 Nov;28(11):1937-1945

Department of Systems Biotechnology, Chung-Ang University, Anseong 17546, Republic of Korea.

is a commensal yeast found on the skin of dogs. However, is also considered an opportunistic pathogen and is associated with various canine skin diseases including otitis externa and atopic dermatitis, which usually require treatment using an azole antifungal drug, such as ketoconazole. In this study, we isolated a ketoconazole-resistant strain of , designated "KCTC 27587," from the external ear canal of a dog with otitis externa and analyzed its resistance mechanism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4014/jmb.1810.10019DOI Listing
November 2018
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A Lateral Neck Myeloid Sarcoma Presenting as Acute Otitis Externa.

Arch Iran Med 2018 Nov 1;21(11):544-546. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS (IRCHA), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a solid extra-medullary tumor of immature myeloid cells which could occur before, during or after remission of acute leukemia at any site on the body. Owing to variation in differential diagnosis, pathologic evaluation and immunohistochemical staining are essential for definitive diagnosis. Rarely, MS has been shown as an isolated extramedullary relapse (iEMR) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), which often does not necessarily result in bone marrow involvement. Read More

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November 2018
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In vitro antimicrobial activity of seven adjuvants against common pathogens associated with canine otitis externa.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Australian Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, South Australia, 5371, Australia.

Background: An antibiotic adjuvant is a chemical substance used to modify or augment the effectiveness of primary antimicrobial agents against drug-resistant micro-organisms. Its use provides an alternative approach to address the global issue of antimicrobial resistance and enhance antimicrobial stewardship.

Hypothesis/objectives: To determine the antimicrobial activity of a panel of potential antimicrobial adjuvants against common pathogens associated with canine otitis externa (OE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12712DOI Listing
December 2018
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The proportion, conditions, and predictors of emergency department visits that can be potentially managed by pharmacists with expanded scope of practice.

Res Social Adm Pharm 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, 10 Victoria St S A, Kitchener, N2G 1C5, ON, Canada; Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN), School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, 10 Victoria St S A, Kitchener, N2G 1C5, ON, Canada.

Background: Pharmacists have been shown to be beneficial for inclusion in emergency department (ED) services; however, little has been done to assess these benefits with pharmacists having even wider scopes of practice, including limited prescribing authority.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of ED visits that can potentially be managed by pharmacists, the most prevalent conditions within these cases, and the factors associated with patients presenting with such cases to the ED.

Methods: This was a retrospective quantitative cohort study using administrative databases from 2010 to 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.003DOI Listing
December 2018
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Additive value of Technetium methylene diphosphonate hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of skull base osteomyelitis in otitis externa patients compared to planar bone scintigraphy.

World J Nucl Med 2018 Oct-Dec;17(4):286-292

Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the additive value of technetium methylene diphosphonate (Tc-MDP) hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT-CT) in the diagnosis of skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) compared to planar bone scintigraphy (PBS). This was a single institution; prospective study included 23 patients with otitis externa, clinically suspected of SBO, all of them were diabetic. Three-phase bone scintigraphy and SPECT/CT were performed to all patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_88_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6216726PMC
December 2018
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The Role of Surgical Debridement in Cases of Refractory Malignant Otitis Externa.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Dec 18;70(4):549-554. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Health Sciences and Research Amritsar, 27-C; Sant Avenue, The Mall, Amritsar, 143001 India.

Malignant Otitis externa is a necrotizing condition of external ear involving causing the osteomyelitis of the bone and surrounding soft tissue leading to multiple cranial nerve palsies. Though most patients respond to oral ciprofloxacin but due to emerging resistance cases of refractory malignant otitis externa which are unresponsive to antibiotic therapy for at least 6 weeks are being encountered lately. A study of 20 patients of refractory malignant otitis Externa was conducted at a tertiary care centre in north India; 10 patients were randomly allotted in group A and group B each. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1426-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6224839PMC
December 2018
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A Comprehensive Review of Skull Base Osteomyelitis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges among Various Presentations.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):959-970

Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is a complex and fatal clinical entity that is often misdiagnosed for malignancy. SBO is commonly a direct complication of otogenic, sinogenic, odontogenic, and rhinogenic infections and can present as central, atypical, or pediatric clival SBO. This review describes the clinical profile, investigational approach, and management techniques for these variants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_90_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208218PMC
November 2018
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Infections of the Ear.

Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):1-9

Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120, USA. Electronic address:

Infections of the ear are a common presentation to an acute care environment. In this article, the authors aim to summarize the most common presentations, and diagnostic and treatment options for typical infections of the ear. This article is geared toward the emergency physician, urgent care provider, and primary care provider who will likely be the initial evaluating and treating provider to assist them in determining what treatment modalities can be managed in a clinic and what needs to be referred for admission or specialty consultation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emc.2018.09.001DOI Listing
February 2019
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Necrotizing Otitis Externa.

Intern Med 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Luke's International Hospital, Japan.

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https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/internalmedicine/advpub
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.1684-18DOI Listing
November 2018
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Efficacy of fluralaner plus moxidectin (Bravecto® Plus spot-on solution for cats) against Otodectes cynotis infestations in cats.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Nov 19;11(1):595. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH, Research Antiparasitics, Zur Propstei, 55270, Schwabenheim, Germany.

Background: The efficacy of the fixed combination of fluralaner plus moxidectin for the treatment of Otodectes cynotis infestations was evaluated in cats after topical application.

Methods: Sixteen cats experimentally infested with O. cynotis were allocated randomly to two groups of 8 cats each. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3167-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6241040PMC
November 2018
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Use of physician billing claims to identify infections in children.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(11):e0207468. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

While medical records have detailed information, they are limited in reach to the availability and accessibility of those records. On the other hand, administrative data while limited in scope, have a much further reach in coverage of an entire population. However, few studies have validated the use of administrative data for identifying infections in pediatric populations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231686PMC
November 2018
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otitis externa in dogs.

Authors:
Charlie Pye

Can Vet J 2018 Nov;59(11):1231-1234

Dr. Pye BSc, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVD is an Assistant Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6190182PMC
November 2018
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Acute otitis externa because of negative pressure wound therapy applied over the head and ear canal for scalping treatment.

Int Wound J 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto-SP, Brazil.

Scalping is considered a complex wound with difficult treatment, requiring early surgical intervention, reconstructive plastic surgery, and a multidisciplinary team. The reconstruction of the scalp frequently requires a combination of therapies, including temporary coverage, such as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Complications of NPWT, such as bleeding, infection, and pain, have been described. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13012DOI Listing
October 2018
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Labrador retrievers under primary veterinary care in the UK: demography, mortality and disorders.

Canine Genet Epidemiol 2018 22;5. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

3Pathobiology and Population Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts AL9 7TA UK.

Background: Labrador retrievers are reportedly predisposed to many disorders but accurate prevalence information relating to the general population are lacking. This study aimed to describe demography, mortality and commonly recorded diseases in Labrador retrievers under UK veterinary care.

Methods: The VetCompass™ programme collects electronic patient record data on dogs attending UK primary-care veterinary practices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40575-018-0064-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196571PMC
October 2018
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Hearing loss in the trenches - a hidden morbidity of World War I.

Authors:
K Conroy V Malik

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Nov 29;132(11):952-955. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Otolaryngology,Blackpool Victoria Hospital,UK.

Background: One hundred years ago, millions of British and Allied troops were fighting in the trenches of the Great War. With a tenth of soldiers losing their lives, hearing loss seemed a low priority; however, vast numbers of troops sustained significant hearing loss.

Method: A review was conducted of literature published between 1914 and 1925. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215118001755DOI Listing
November 2018
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Complicated Necrotizing Otitis Externa Progressing to Coalescent Mastoiditis and Temporal Lobe Abscess.

Am J Med 2019 Feb 25;132(2):e39-e40. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.10.005DOI Listing
February 2019
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Exserohilum infections in Australian Queensland children.

Mycoses 2019 Feb 6;62(2):181-185. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Infection Management and Prevention Service, Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Background: Exserohilum species are environmental moulds that can cause skin infection and sinusitis in both normal and immunosuppressed children. This study reviews paediatric cases of Exserohilum infection in Queensland, Australia, to identify the spectrum of disease and its clinical course.

Methods: All culture-positive samples of Exserohilum species in children <18 years of age were identified from the Queensland Health Laboratory database (April 2003-April 2018). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.12864DOI Listing
February 2019
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A randomized, controlled, single-blinded, multicenter evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a once weekly two dose otic gel containing florfenicol, terbinafine and betamethasone administered for the treatment of canine otitis externa.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Oct 11;14(1):307. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Elanco Animal Health Ltd., Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NL, UK.

Background: Otitis externa is a common problem in small animal practice. Compliance with daily treatment is a major cause of treatment failure. The hypothesis tested is that a novel otic gel applied to the ear canal twice with a one-week interval is as efficacious as a daily otic suspension in the treatment of canine otitis externa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-018-1627-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180657PMC
October 2018
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The significance of tissue biopsy for fungi in necrotizing otitis externa.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 5;275(12):2941-2945. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, 70300, Zerifin, Israel.

Introduction: The conventional treatment for necrotizing otitis externa (NOE) is prolonged anti-pseudomonas therapy, with surgical treatment in non-responsive patients. The aim of the present study is to describe the course of management of patients with non-responsive NOE undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), and to investigate the importance of tissue biopsy for fungi in this group of patients.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective study conducted between January 2010 and December 2013 at an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00405-018-5151-9
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-018-5151-9DOI Listing
December 2018
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Oxythiamine improves antifungal activity of ketoconazole evaluated in canine Malassezia pachydermatis strains.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Dec 24;29(6):476-e160. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Cytobiochemistry, Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok, Ciolkowskiego 1J, 15?245, Bialystok, Poland.

Background: Malassezia pachydermatis is an opportunistic yeast involved in skin and ear canal infections of dogs and cats. Reports suggest that strains of M. pachydermatis resistant to commonly used antifungal agents may be emerging. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/vde.12688
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12688DOI Listing
December 2018
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External auditory canal lesion: colorectal metastatic adenocarcinoma.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 23;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Colorectal Surgery, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.

The patient presented to the ear, nose and throat clinic with failed conservative treatment of persistent right otitis externa. On examination, the roof of the right ear canal was polypoid and the tympanic membrane could not be visualised. There was a fragile mass noted in the external auditory canal (EAC) which on microsuction started to bleed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-224876DOI Listing
September 2018
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Acupuncture as a Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

Objectives: With epidemic opioid deaths and abuse in the United States, government agencies recommend nonpharmacological treatments for pain. However nonopioid treatment options for moderate to severe pain in the pediatric emergency department (PED) are limited. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001619DOI Listing
September 2018
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Necrotizing Otitis Externa-Analysis of 83 Cases: Clinical Findings and Course of Disease.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):56-62

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Objectives: Evaluate the relationship between clinical findings and course of disease among patients with necrotizing otitis externa (NOE).

Study Design: Retrospective case series review.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001986DOI Listing
January 2019
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Role of Electronystagmography in Diagnosis of Secondary BPPV in Elderly Patients with Vertigo: A Retrospective Study.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Sep 13;70(3):428-433. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

2Department of ENT, MGM Medical College and MY Hospital, Indore, M.P. India.

Elderly population is frequently affected by vertigo which affects their mobility and makes them vulnerable to fall and other morbidities. Often these patient visit neurologist and are often subjected to CT scan, MRI brain etc. to rule out a central cause of vertigo; whereas majority of these patients suffer from vestibular cause of vertigo. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12070-018-1449-6
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1449-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6127064PMC
September 2018
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Malignant Otitis Externa: A Retrospective Analysis and Treatment Outcomes.

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jun 1;56(2):106-110. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze previous treatments and outcomes in patients with malignant otitis externa (MOE) retrospectively. The efficacy of medical and surgical treatments was also evaluated.

Methods: This study included 25 patients diagnosed with MOE and treated at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ege University School of Medicine between 2006 and 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tao.2018.3075DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6123115PMC
June 2018
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A randomized placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of a terbinafine, florfenicol and betamethasone topical ear formulation in dogs for the treatment of bacterial and/or fungal otitis externa.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Aug 31;14(1):262. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Elanco Animal Health, 2500 Innovation Way, Greenfield, IN, 46140, USA.

Background: Treatment of infected otitis externa (OE) relies on the topical application of specific formulations that most often contain an antibiotic, an antifungal and a glucocorticoid. This study is to report the results of a randomized, placebo-controlled field trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of OSURNIA™ (Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, Greenfield, IN), a novel topical ear medication containing florfenicol, terbinafine and betamethasone acetate in an adaptable gel. The study includes 284 dogs with bacterial and/or fungal OE who were randomly assigned to receive two doses of Osurnia or its vehicle, one week apart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-018-1589-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6119324PMC
August 2018
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Diagnosis and treatment of necrotising otitis externa and diabetic foot osteomyelitis - similarities and differences.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Sep 28;132(9):775-779. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev,Beer-Sheva,Israel.

Objective: Necrotising otitis externa is a severe inflammatory process affecting soft tissue and bone, mostly in diabetic patients. Diabetic patients are also at risk of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, another inflammatory condition involving soft tissue and bone. This review aimed to describe the similarities and differences of these entities in an attempt to further advance the management of necrotising otitis externa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002221511800138XDOI Listing
September 2018
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Efficacy and safety of fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% otic solution in patients with otic eczema: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

J Int Med Res 2018 Oct 24;46(10):4050-4060. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

10 Otolaryngology Department, Hospital Comarcal de Blanes, Blanes, Spain.

Objectives To assess the efficacy and safety of fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% otic solution versus placebo in treating patients with otic eczema. Methods In this multicentre, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase 3 clinical trial, conducted at 12 Spanish centres between March 2012 and March 2013, patients received fluocinolone acetonide 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060518765333DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166331PMC
October 2018
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Ciprofloxacin otic suspension (Otiprio) for acute otitis externa.

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Med Lett Drugs Ther 2018 08;60(1553):135-136

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August 2018
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Genetic relationships and population structure of Malassezia pachydermatis strains isolated from dogs with otitis externa and healthy dogs.

Mycologia 2018 Jul-Aug;110(4):666-676. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

a Department of Cytobiochemistry , Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok , Ciolkowskiego 1J, 15-245 Bialystok , Poland.

Malassezia pachydermatis causes infections of the skin and mucous membranes, especially in animals. It is commonly accepted that symptom manifestation depends on the physiological status of the host (different metabolic, hormonal, and immunological disorders). However, it should be considered whether distinct strains of M. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2018.1495981DOI Listing
January 2019
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Use of Systemic Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Externa: Impact of a Clinical Practice Guideline.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Oct;39(9):1088-1094

Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Objective: To assess the extent of systemic antibiotic use among patients with acute otitis externa (AOE), as well as the impact of an AOE clinical practice guideline publication in 2006.

Study Design: Interrupted time series study of retrospective data.

Setting: Medicaid billing data from 29 states between 2002 and 2010. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001955DOI Listing
October 2018
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Comparison of two ear cytological collection techniques in dogs with otitis externa.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 14;29(5):413-e136. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Animal Dermatology Clinic, 150 N San Gabriel Boulevard #400, Pasadena, CA, 91107, USA.

Background: Canine otitis externa is a common disease. Cytological evaluation of otic exudate is a useful diagnostic test to direct and monitor treatment for otitis externa. One method of collecting ear cytological specimens utilizes a cotton-tipped swab inserted into the vertical ear canal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12664DOI Listing
October 2018
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Removal of external ear canal exostoses by piezo surgery: a novel technique.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Sep 13;132(9):840-841. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Otolaryngology,Morriston Hospital,Swansea,Wales,UK.

Background: External auditory canal exostoses are known to occur in patients who engage in cold-water sports. Although the majority of patients with exostosis remain asymptomatic, larger lesions can cause wax impaction, conductive hearing loss and predispose to recurrent otitis externa.

Objective: A novel technique is described of using a piezo saw to excise exostoses that are symptomatic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215118001263DOI Listing
September 2018
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Analysis of the otic mycobiota in dogs with otitis externa compared to healthy individuals.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 8;29(5):417-e138. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road E, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1.

Background: Otitis externa is a common multifactorial disease with a prevalence in dogs as high as 10-20%. In humans, the diversity of the cutaneous mycobiota appears to increase in diseased states, whereas one canine study identified a decrease in diversity of the cutaneous mycobiota in atopic dogs compared to healthy individuals.

Hypothesis/objectives: To describe the otic mycobiota in dogs with otitis externa compared to healthy dogs. Read More

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October 2018
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Ear canal microbiota - a comparison between healthy dogs and atopic dogs without clinical signs of otitis externa.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 7;29(5):425-e140. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Dermatology department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Liège, Quartier Vallée 2, B44, Boulevard de Colonster 3, 4000, Liège, Belgium.

Background: The canine skin microbiota has been evaluated using relatively new microbiological techniques; studies have shown a difference in the composition of bacterial populations between healthy dogs and those with canine atopic dermatitis (cAD). However, little has been reported concerning the ear canal microbiota despite the fact that otitis externa is a common problem in dogs with cAD.

Hypothesis/objectives: The study evaluated the ear canal microbiota of healthy dogs and atopic dogs without clinical signs of otitis. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/vde.12674
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October 2018
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Characterisation of Staphylococcus felis isolated from cats using whole genome sequencing.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Aug 6;222:98-104. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

University of Sydney, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

This study used phenotypic tests and whole genome sequencing to characterise a collection of 37 clinical Staphylococcus felis isolates from cats. Samples were isolated from a range of diseases including feline lower urinary tract disease (n = 15), otitis externa (n = 13), and ocular disease (n = 2). Isolates were identified using MALDI-TOF MS and by BLASTn analysis of S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2018.07.002DOI Listing
August 2018
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Idiopathic, Infectious and Reactive Lesions of the Ear and Temporal Bone.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Sep 1;12(3):328-349. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Emory University, 550 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308, USA.

A number of infectious, inflammatory and idiopathic lesions develop within otologic tissues that may share similar clinical and/or microscopic features. This review first provides a working classification for otitis externa, and then otitis media and includes two recently described entities, eosinophilic otitis media and otitis media with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Next, the microscopic findings of a spectrum of otopathologic conditions are described, including post-inflammatory conditions such as tympanosclerosis and aural polyps, an overview of animate aural foreign body as well as iatrogenic aural foreign body reactions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12105-018-0952-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081288PMC
September 2018
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