Acoustic Neuroma
September 2021 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Acoustic Neuroma abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Acoustic Neuroma. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Acoustic Neuroma. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Acoustic Neuroma every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Cochlear implantation after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma.
Authors:Patel NS, Carlson ML, Link MJ, Neff BA, Van Gompel JJ, Driscoll CLW
Institution:1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and.
Journal:J Neurosurg. 2021 Jul 1;135(1):126-135. doi: 10.3171/2020.4.JNS201069. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

2:Can a causal relationship be established between acoustic neuroma and occupational exposure to non-ionizing radiations from mobile devices? Comparison between scientific literature data and medico-legal methodology.
Authors:Montanari Vergallo G, Ralli M, Angeletti D, di Luca A, Mazzariol B, Greco A, di Luca NM, De Vincentiis M
Institution:Dipartimento SAIMLAL, Università "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy.
Journal:Clin Ter. 2021 May 5;172(3):197-205. doi: 10.7417/CT.2021.2313.

3:Early Outcomes of Simultaneous Translabyrinthine Resection and Cochlear Implantation.
Authors:Conway RM, Tu NC, Sioshansi PC, Porps SL, Schutt CA, Hong RS, Jacob JT, Babu SC
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Michigan, USA. Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2021 Jul;131(7):E2312-E2317. doi: 10.1002/lary.29436. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

4:Predictors of Postoperative Complications in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery-A Population-Based Study.
Authors:Alkins RD, Newsted D, Nguyen P, Campbell RJ, Beyea JA
Institution:Division of Neurosurgery. Health Sciences Centre. Health Sciences Centre.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Aug 1;42(7):1067-1073. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003107.

5:Intracanalicular Vestibular Schwannoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Therapeutics Outcomes.
Authors:Neves Cavada M, Fook-Ho Lee M, Jufas NE, Harvey RJ, Patel NP
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Mar 1;42(3):351-362. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002979.

6:Identifying Factors Associated with the Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas: A Systematic Review.
Authors:Whitley H, Benedict NT, Tringali S, Gurusinghe NT, Roberts G, Fieux M, Alalade AF
Institution:First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pierre Bénite, France; Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France. NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, United Kingdom. NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, United Kingdom. Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pierre Bénite, France; Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France. NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, United Kingdom. Electronic address: andrew.alalade@nhs.net.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2021 May;149:e766-e779. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.01.101. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

7:Treatment Analysis and Overall Survival Outcomes of Patients With Bilateral Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Goshtasbi K, Abouzari M, Yasaka TM, Soltanzadeh-Zarandi S, Sarna B, Lin HW, Djalilian HR
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Apr 1;42(4):592-597. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002984.

8:Hearing Status and Aural Rehabilitative Profile of 878 Patients With Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Macielak RJ, Marinelli JP, Spear SA, Hahs-Vaughn DL, Link MJ, Nye C, Carlson ML
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2021 Jun;131(6):1378-1381. doi: 10.1002/lary.29315. Epub 2020 Dec 9.

9:Determinants of Vestibular Schwannoma Growth.
Authors:Sethi M, Borsetto D, Bance M, Cho Y, Gair J, Gamazo N, Joannides A, Jefferies S, Mannion R, Macfarlane R, Donnelly N, Tysome JR, Axon P
Institution:Department of Skull Base Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Jun 1;42(5):746-754. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003043.

10:Prognostic Factors for the Outcome of Translabyrinthine Surgery for Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:de Boer NP, Koot RW, Jansen JC, Böhringer S, Crouzen JA, van der Mey AGL, Malessy MJA, Hensen EF
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Mar 1;42(3):475-482. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002980.

11:The natural history of vestibular schwannoma growth-prospective 40-year data from an unselected national cohort.
Authors:Reznitsky M, Petersen MMBS, West N, Stangerup SE, Cayé-Thomasen P
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Journal:Neuro Oncol. 2021 May 5;23(5):827-836. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noaa230.

12:Facial Nerve Outcomes After Vestibular Schwannoma Microsurgical Resection in Neurofibromatosis Type 2.
Authors:Sobieski C, Killeen DE, Barnett SL, Mickey BE, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Kutz JW Jr
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. Texas, USA. Texas, USA. Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Journal:Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Apr;164(4):850-858. doi: 10.1177/0194599820954144. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

13:Prophylactic nimodipine treatment improves hearing outcome after vestibular schwannoma surgery in men: a subgroup analysis of a randomized multicenter phase III trial.
Authors:Scheller C, Rampp S, Leisz S, Tatagiba M, Gharabaghi A, Ramina KF, Ganslandt O, Matthies C, Westermaier T, Antoniadis G, Pedro MT, Rohde V, von Eckardstein K, Scheller K, Strauss C
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06097, Halle (Salle), Germany. christian.scheller@uk-halle.de. Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06097, Halle (Salle), Germany. Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06097, Halle (Salle), Germany. Germany. University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany. Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06097, Halle (Salle), Germany.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Jun;44(3):1729-1735. doi: 10.1007/s10143-020-01368-2. Epub 2020 Aug 22.

14:Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Vestibular Schwannoma: A National Cross-sectional Study Comparing Microsurgery, Radiosurgery, and Observation.
Authors:Chweya CM, Tombers NM, Lohse CM, Link MJ, Carlson ML
Institution:Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Minnesota, USA. Minnesota, USA.
Journal:Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Mar;164(3):639-644. doi: 10.1177/0194599820941012. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

15:Stereotactic radiosurgery for management of vestibular schwannoma: a short review.
Authors:Buss EJ, Wang TJC, Sisti MB
Institution:Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. York, NY, USA. tjw2117@cumc.columbia.edu. Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. tjw2117@cumc.columbia.edu. York, NY, USA. tjw2117@cumc.columbia.edu. York, NY, USA. Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. York, NY, USA. Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Apr;44(2):901-904. doi: 10.1007/s10143-020-01279-2. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

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