Acoustic Neuroma
May 2020 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:Audiovestibular findings prior to and after acoustic neuroma surgery.
Authors:Hahn A, Fundova P, Schneider D
Institution:ENT Department, Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Srobarova 50, 100 34 Prague 10, Czech Republic.
Journal:Int Tinnitus J. 2000;6(1):67-9.

2:Acoustic neuroma--surgery or radiosurgery?
Authors:Brophy BP
Institution:Departments of Neurosurgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide, and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, S.A., Australia.
Journal:Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2000;74(3-4):121-8. doi: 10.1159/000056472.

3:Multichannel auditory brainstem implant: US clinical trial results.
Authors:Ebinger K, Otto S, Arcaroli J, Staller S, Arndt P
Institution:Clinical Studies Department, Cochlear Corporation, USA.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol Suppl. 2000;(27):50-3. doi: 10.1258/0022215001904743.

4:Auditory brainstem implants: current neurosurgical experiences and perspective.
Authors:Matthies C, Thomas S, Moshrefi M, Lesinski-Schiedat A, Frohne C, Battmer RD, Lenarz T, Samii M
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Hannover-Nordstadt, Germany.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol Suppl. 2000;(27):32-6. doi: 10.1258/0022215001904699.

5:Trigeminal neuralgia due to an acoustic neuroma in the cerebellopontine angle.
Authors:Matsuka Y, Fort ET, Merrill RL
Institution:Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Journal:J Orofac Pain. 2000 Spring;14(2):147-51.

6:Intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma--therapeutic options.
Authors:Thomsen J, Charabi S, Tos M, Mantoni M, Charabi B
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:38-40. doi: 10.1080/000164800453900.

7:Acoustic neuroma--treatment modalities. Surgery, gamma-knife or observation?
Authors:Møller P, Myrseth E, Pedersen PH, Larsen JL, Krakenes J, Moen G
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Haukeland Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:34-7.

8:Tinnitus and vestibular schwannoma surgery.
Authors:Levo H, Blomstedt G, Pyykkö I
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:28-9. doi: 10.1080/000164800453874.

9:Is hearing preservation worthwhile in vestibular schwannoma surgery?
Authors:Levo H, Blomstedt G, Pyykkö I
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:26-7. doi: 10.1080/000164800453865.

10:Vestibular schwannoma surgery and headache.
Authors:Levo H, Blomstedt G, Pyykkö I
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:23-5. doi: 10.1080/000164800453856.

11:Vestibular schwannoma mimicking Ménière's disease.
Authors:Kentala E, Pyykkö I
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:17-9. doi: 10.1080/000164800453838.

12:Vestibular schwannoma growth--long-term results.
Authors:Charabi S, Tos M, Thomsen J, Charabi B, Mantoni M
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2000;543:7-10. doi: 10.1080/000164800453801.

13:The natural history of untreated vestibular schwannomas. Is there a role for conservative management?
Authors:Walsh RM, Bath AP, Bance ML, Keller A, Tator CH, Rutka JA
Institution:Toronto General Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Ontario, Canada.
Journal:Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2000;121(1):21-6.

14:A comprehensive classification system of vestibular schwannomas.
Authors:Sekiya T, Hatayama T, Shimamura N, Suzuki S
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2000 Mar;7(2):129-33. doi: 10.1054/jocn.1999.0179.

15:Radiosurgery for bilateral neurinomas associated with neurofibromatosis type 2.
Authors:Kida Y, Kobayashi T, Tanaka T, Mori Y
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Komaki City Hospital, Komaki City, Japan.
Journal:Surg Neurol. 2000 Apr;53(4):383-89; discussion 389-90. doi: 10.1016/s0090-3019(00)00174-9.

16:Current surgical results of retrosigmoid approach in extralarge vestibular schwannomas.
Authors:Jung S, Kang SS, Kim TS, Kim HJ, Jeong SK, Kim SC, Lee JK, Kim JH, Kim SH, Lee JH
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Chonnam University Hospital & Medical School, Kwangju, Republic of Korea.
Journal:Surg Neurol. 2000 Apr;53(4):370-7; discussion 377-8. doi: 10.1016/s0090-3019(00)00196-8.

17:Impairments, disabilities, and handicaps after acoustic neuroma surgery.
Authors:Bateman N, Nikolopoulos TP, Robinson K, O'Donoghue GM
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
Journal:Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2000 Feb;25(1):62-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2273.2000.00326.x.

18:The role of conservative management of vestibular schwannomas.
Authors:Walsh RM, Bath AP, Bance ML, Keller A, Tator CH, Rutka JA
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Journal:Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2000 Feb;25(1):28-39. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2273.2000.00317.x.

19:Natural history of acoustic neuromas.
Authors:Rosenberg SI
Institution:Florida Ear and Sinus Center, Sarasota, USA.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2000 Apr;110(4):497-508. doi: 10.1097/00005537-200004000-00002.

20:Acoustic neuroma surgery: use of cochlear nerve action potential monitoring for hearing preservation.
Authors:Jackson LE, Roberson JB Jr
Institution:California Ear Institute at Stanford, Division of Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto 94304-1608, USA.
Journal:Am J Otol. 2000 Mar;21(2):249-59. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0709(00)80018-6.

21:Evaluation of three intraoperative auditory monitoring techniques in acoustic neuroma surgery.
Authors:Battista RA, Wiet RJ, Paauwe L
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Journal:Am J Otol. 2000 Mar;21(2):244-8. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0709(00)80017-4.

22:Selection of surgical approaches for small acoustic neurinomas.
Authors:Kumon Y, Sakaki S, Kohno K, Ohta S, Nakagawa K, Ohue S, Murakami S, Yanagihara N
Institution:Department of Neurological Surgery, Ehime University School of Medicine, Onsen-gun, Japan.
Journal:Surg Neurol. 2000 Jan;53(1):52-9; discussion 59-60. doi: 10.1016/s0090-3019(99)00199-8.

23:Postoperative quality of life in vestibular schwannoma patients measured by the SF36 Health Questionnaire.
Authors:da Cruz MJ, Moffat DA, Hardy DG
Institution:Department of Otoneurosurgical and Skull Base Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2000 Jan;110(1):151-5. doi: 10.1097/00005537-200001000-00027.

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