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Central and peripheral pain intervention by Ophiorrhizarugosaleaves: potential underlying mechanismsandinsight into the role of pain modulators.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 May 5:114182. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Ophiorrhiza rugosa var.prostratais a traditional medicinal plant used by the indigenous and local tribes (Chakma, Marma and Tanchangya) of Bangladesh for the management of chest pain, body ache, and earache. However, the knowledge of anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory potentials of this plant is scarce. Read More

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Post-surgery cholesteatoma complicated by facial nerve paralysis: A case report from Afghanistan.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 28;82:105916. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Medical Research Center, Kateb University, Kabul, Afghanistan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cholesteatoma is a benign tumoral lesion of squamous epithelial cells in middle ear that can exist as congenital or acquired forms.

Presentation Of Cases: A 35-year-old housewife presented to ENT clinic of a private hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, with a complete facial nerve paralysis in the right side. In her antecedents, there is a tympanomastoidectomy due to chronic middle ear infection. Read More

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[Ramsay Hunt syndrome can present with vesicular elements on the tongue, facial nerve palsy and meningitis].

Ugeskr Laeger 2021 Apr;183(16)

Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV). It normally involves the triad of earache, peripheral facial nerve palsy and ipsilateral rash but can present without/with minimal visible rashes. In this case report, a 53-year-old male was admitted to hospital after a week-long headache, right-sided earache and peripheral facial nerve palsy. Read More

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Evaluation of Clinical Graded Treatment of Acute Nonsuppurative Otitis Media in Children with Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

Neural Plast 2021 2;2021:5517209. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nanjing Tongren Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University Nanjing, China.

Objective: To treat children with acute nonsuppurative otitis media induced by acute upper respiratory tract infection of varying severity and evaluate its therapeutic effects.

Materials And Methods: Patients from the emergency department with acute nonsuppurative otitis media were followed up between September 2015 and December 2018. A total of 420 patients were classified into grades I to III according to tympanic membrane intactness and systemic reactions and treated according to grading. Read More

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Questionnaires in otology: a systematic mapping review.

Syst Rev 2021 Apr 20;10(1):119. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Ear & Hearing, Amsterdam Public Health research institute, De Boelelaan, 1117, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are valuable tools in assessing the quality of health care from a patient perspective and are increasingly used by otologists. However, selecting the right questionnaire has proven to be a difficult and time-consuming task. To facilitate this process, we will provide a comprehensive overview of existing questionnaires. Read More

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Chronic otorrhoea, otalgia and hearing loss not responding to antibiotics and tympanoplasty surgery.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 2;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Otolaryngology, Kantonsspital Aarau AG, Aarau, Switzerland.

Chronic otorrhoea from a tympanic membrane perforation is common. We present the case of a patient who had already received seemingly adequate treatment for his condition in the past. Yet, he presented to our outpatient clinic with worsening otalgia and otorrhoea, progressive hearing loss and a new tympanic membrane perforation. Read More

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An ethnopharmacological survey and comparative analysis of plants from the Sudhnoti District, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2021 Mar 20;17(1):14. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Background: This is the first comprehensive report on the traditional and novel uses of medicinal plants practiced by the indigenous communities of the Sudhnoti district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan. The area is rich in folklore and indigenous medicinal knowledge due to a unique tribal composition and socioeconomic conditions. This study aimed to document traditional knowledge of native plant use by the local communities, particularly those used for therapeutic purposes. Read More

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Secondary Nasopharyngeal Mixed Adenoneuroendocrine Carcinoma After Radical Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Case and Literature Review.

Onco Targets Ther 2021 25;14:1367-1376. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital & Institute of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

The incidence of primary mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) is rapidly increasing. MANEC mainly arises from the gastrointestinal tract, but occasionally it occurs as a pathological type of second primary malignancy (SPM). These SPMs can occur in the nasopharynx. Read More

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February 2021


Georgian Med News 2021 Jan(310):36-39

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia.

Bruxism has become more and more debatable and pressing issue all over the world last years. the etiology of bruxism has been changing diverse definitions, over the years, however recently it is defined as a repetitive jaw-muscle activity characterized by clenching or grinding of the teeth and by bracing or thrusting of the mandible. This literature review discusses the possible risk factors of bruxism in children and adolescence, among which behavioral abnormalities and sleep disturbances predominates. Read More

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January 2021

Otological manifestation of temporomandibular joint disorder in Ekiti, a sub-Saharan African country.

J Int Med Res 2021 Feb;49(2):300060521996517

Department of Surgery, Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti, Nigeria.

Objective: To determine the prevalence, sociodemographic features, and clinical presentation of temporomandibular joint disorder in otorhinolaryngological practice.

Methods: This prospective hospital-based study involved patients diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder in our institution's ear, nose, and throat department. Data for this study were obtained from the patients using pretested interviewer-assisted questionnaires. Read More

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February 2021

An chronic otitis media with effusion complicated with paravertebral abscess: Case report and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Feb 6;79:104-107. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

University Hospital Center Mohamed VI, Oujda, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Oujda, Morocco.

Introduction: Chronic otitis media are still present and often overlooked. Our observation is interesting by the association of double purulent complications of chronic otitis media: paravertebral abscess and lateral sinus thrombosis.

Case: We report the case of a 54-year-old man with a long history of NPC, who presented to the hospital with severe right earache, associated with headache and 39°fever. Read More

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February 2021

Probiotics in the add-on treatment of otitis media in clinical practice.

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2020 Nov-Dec;34(6 Suppl. 1):19-26

The Italian Study Group on Upper Respiratory Infections.

Otitis media (OM) affects the middle ear and is typically characterized by earache. OM may be classified as acute (AOM) or chronic (COM), based on symptom duration. OM may be clinically suspected, but the diagnosis is usually confirmed by the otoscopy. Read More

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January 2021

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma at the base of the tongue presented with metastatic disease in the absence of myoepithelial anaplasia.

J Cancer Res Ther 2020 Dec;16(Supplement):S233-S236

Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a biphasic low-grade malignant tumor that shows ductal structures lined by the ductal cells with surrounding myoepithelial cells. EMC is most commonly reported in the parotid gland followed by other major and minor salivary glands. EMC of the tongue is an extremely uncommon tumor, with only five previously published case reports. Read More

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December 2020

Multiple Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas Manifesting as Progressive Otalgia and Tinnitus and Treated Using a Single Session of Endovascular Embolization.

Clin Interv Aging 2020 8;15:2313-2320. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Khobar City, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Multiple cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are considered to be an uncommon vascular condition. dAVFs usually manifest with vague symptoms, which are related to the site of occurrence of the lesion and present with complex angio-architectural features, which in turn can render treatment procedures difficult. Appropriate treatment that aims to reduce the risk of intracranial bleeding and manage the patient's symptoms requires a multidisciplinary approach. Read More

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A 4-Year-Old Girl With Earache and Double Vision.

JAMA Ophthalmol 2021 02;139(2):232-233

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut.

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February 2021

Case report: rare presentation of primary angiomyolipoma in the middle ear.

Fei Wang Hao Wang

BMC Surg 2020 Nov 18;20(1):285. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Department of Intensive Care Unit, People's Hospital of Qinghai Province, Xining, China.

Background: Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a common, chronic disease usually localized in kidney and liver organs; but occurring frequently outside the kidney or liver.

Case Presentation: We describe an unusual case of a 62-year-old female patient with AML in the middle ear. She presented with left earache, tinnitus and hearing loss. Read More

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November 2020

Increasing ear pain and headache.

J Fam Pract 2020 11;69(9):464-470

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology and Sleep Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, MA, USA. Email:

Visits to the family physician, a specialist, and the ED prompted us to look beyond the initial diagnosis of acute otitis media. Read More

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November 2020

A Comparison of Triamcinolone Acetonide Econazole Cream and Nystatin Suspension in Treatment of Otomycosis.

Laryngoscope 2021 05 3;131(5):E1640-E1646. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Objectives/hypothesis: To compare the efficacy and adverse effects of triamcinolone acetonide econazole cream and nystatin suspension in the treatment of otomycosis, and to determine the clinical features, predisposing factors, and etiology of otomycosis.

Study Design: A prospective study.

Methods: A prospective clinical trial was conducted on 786 patients diagnosed with otomycosis. Read More

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High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in pediatric and adult patients with unsafe chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) and its surgical correlation.

J Family Med Prim Care 2020 Aug 25;9(8):4067-4073. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, United States of America.

Background And Aim: Atticoantral, alias unsafe type of CSOM affects the posterosuperior part of the middle ear cleft and is frequently coupled with complications and bony erosions. This study aimed to correlate the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) temporal bone and intraoperative findings in the patients with the unsafe type of CSOM.

Methods: This prospective study included 50 patients (28 males: 22 females; mean age 24 ± 14 years) who presented with clinically suspected unsafe CSOM. Read More

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Secondary Otalgia: Referred Pain Pathways and Pathologies.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2020 12 22;41(12):2188-2198. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

From the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Otalgia is very common, and when the cause of ear pain is not identified on otoscopy and physical examination, cross-sectional imaging is routinely used to evaluate for potential sources of referred ear pain (secondary otalgia). Innervation of the ear structures is complex, involving multiple upper cervical, lower cranial, and peripheral nerves, which transit and innervate a large anatomic territory involving the brain, spine, skull base, aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, face, orbits, deep spaces of the neck, skin, and viscera. Interpreting radiologists must be familiar with these neural pathways and potential sources of secondary otalgia. Read More

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December 2020

Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal cancer extending to maxillary sinus: a case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2020 13;36:276. Epub 2020 Aug 13.

ENT Department, 20 August Hospital, Ibn Rochd Teaching Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco.

Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal cancer of the cavum (UCNT) is the most frequent neoplasm of the nasopharynx, having a close relationship with exposure to Epstein-Barr virus. It has a high potential for locoregional or distant invasion which are the cause of some treatment failures. The extension to the maxillary sinus is rarely described. Read More

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January 2021

[Diagnosis and treatment of external otitis].

Florian Simon

HNO 2020 Nov;68(11):881-888

Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, LMU Klinikum, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, München, Deutschland.

External otitis is one of the most common infections in the head and neck region, as about 10% of all people suffer from it at least once during their life. It is an infection of the cutis and subcutis of the outer ear canal caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungus as well as allergens or degenerative toxic substances. A concomitant infection of the eardrum (myringitis) may develop. Read More

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November 2020

Unusual cause of bloody stool with earache and saddle-nose deformity.

Gut 2020 Oct 1. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

State key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases and Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Air Force Military Medical University, Xi'an, China

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October 2020

Propylthiouracil-induced otitis media with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a case report and review of the literature.

Endocr J 2021 Feb 29;68(2):145-151. Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Ito hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Propylthiouracil (PTU)-induced otitis media with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (OMAAV) is an extremely rare adverse event associated with anti-thyroid drugs and is not well recognized. A 42-year-old woman with Graves' disease undergoing PTU therapy for 8 years visited our hospital because of earache and congested feeling in her left ear. Blood tests, a computed tomography scan and pure tone audiometry revealed otitis media and moderate mixed hearing impairment. Read More

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February 2021

Diagnostic Yield and Therapeutic Impact of Face and Neck Imaging in Patients Referred with Otalgia without Clinically Overt Disease.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2020 11 24;41(11):2126-2131. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

From the Departments of Radiology (E.A., M.K., S.E.J.C.)

Background And Purpose: Otalgia may be secondary to serious pathology, such as upper aerodigestive tract malignancies, and CT or MR imaging of the skull base, face, and neck is often performed to detect clinically occult lesions. The diagnostic yield, management impact, and therapeutic impact of imaging in this clinical scenario, however, have yet to be elucidated.

Materials And Methods: CT and MR imaging in patients who presented with otalgia without clinically overt disease was retrospectively analyzed from a single center over a 9-year period. Read More

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November 2020

Polyneuritis cranialis from varicella zoster virus reactivation.

Med J Aust 2020 10 18;213(8):352-353.e1. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

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October 2020

Metastatic Disease of the Temporal Bone: A Contemporary Review.

Laryngoscope 2021 05 17;131(5):1101-1109. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

Objectives: To identify the frequency and primary site of metastatic pathologies to the temporal bone and characterize the associated symptomatology.

Methods: The MEDLINE, Embase, and Web of Science databases were systematically reviewed according to the PRISMA guidelines to identify all cases of pathologically confirmed distant temporal bone metastases published with English translation until October 2019. Descriptive statistics were performed. Read More

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Clinical experience of 23 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal.

Oncol Lett 2020 Nov 21;20(5):144. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, P.R. China.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the external auditory canal (EAC) is a rare tumor. The present study aimed to describe the clinical features and survival of patients with ACC of the EAC. The present retrospective study included 23 patients (mean age, 51. Read More

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November 2020

A Haemophilic Dengue Patient with Pleural Effusion and Earache.

Cureus 2020 Aug 5;12(8):e9572. Epub 2020 Aug 5.

Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, BGD.

About 2.5 billion people are living at a higher risk of dengue fever in hundreds of tropical and sub-tropical countries. Treatment of dengue fever is quite complicated and challenging because of the lack of effective treatment approaches. Read More

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Otogenic Lateral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children: A Case Series from a Single Centre and Narrative Review.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2020 Oct 31;29(10):105184. Epub 2020 Jul 31.

Professor NEUROFARBA Department, Meyer Children's Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, Florence 50139, Italy. Electronic address:

Aim: We aimed to describe otogenic lateral sinovenous thrombosis (OLST), a rare, potentially life-threatening complication of otomastoiditis.

Methods: Children diagnosed with OLST in a tertiary-care Hospital from 2014 to 2019 was retrospectively selected. Clinical and radiological features, timing of diagnosis, treatment and outcome are reported. Read More

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October 2020