Acoustic Neuroma
July 2019 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:Ki-67 index as a predictor of vestibular schwannoma regrowth or recurrence.
Authors:Prueter J, Norvell D, Backous D
Institution:Department of Hearing and Skull Base Surgery,Swedish Hospital,Swedish Neuroscience Institute,Washington,USA.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol. 2019 Mar;133(3):205-207. doi: 10.1017/S0022215119000549.

2:CyberKnife radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas: Tumor control and clinical outcomes.
Authors:Przybylowski CJ, Baranoski JF, Paisan GM, Chapple KM, Meeusen AJ, Sorensen S, Almefty KK, Porter RW
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, United States. Electronic address: Neuropub@barrowneuro.org.; Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, United States; Department of Biostatistics, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, United States.; Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, United States.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2019 May;63:72-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2019.01.046. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

3:Extension patterns of vestibular schwannomas towards the middle ear: three new cases and review of the literature.
Authors:Venkatasamy A, Nicolas-Ong C, Vuong H, Charpiot A, Veillon F
Institution:Service de Radiologie 1, Hopital de Hautepierre, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1 avenue Moliere, 67098, Strasbourg CEDEX, France. aina.venkatasamy@chru-strasbourg.fr.; Universite de Strasbourg, Inserm IRFAC UMR_S1113, Laboratory Stress Response and Innovative Therapies 'Streinth', Strasbourg, France. aina.venkatasamy@chru-strasbourg.fr.; Service de chirurgie ORL, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1 avenue Moliere, Strasbourg, 67098, France.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Apr;276(4):969-976. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05332-9. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

4:Quality of life related to symptomatic outcomes in patients with vestibular schwannomas: A Canadian Centre perspective.
Authors:Hebb ALO, Erjavec N, Morris DP, Mulroy L, Bance M, Shoman N, Walling S
Institution:Division of Neurosurgery, QEII Halifax Infirmary Site, 3rd Floor, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3A7, Canada; Maritime Lateral Skull Base Clinic: Divisions of Neurosurgery, OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, Canada; Department of Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre, 3rd floor Dickson Building, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada. Electronic address: andrea.hebb@nshealth.ca.; OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, QEII Dickson Building, 3rd Floor, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada; Maritime Lateral Skull Base Clinic: Divisions of Neurosurgery, OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, Canada; Department of Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre, 3rd floor Dickson Building, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada.; Department of Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Room 2204 Dickson Building, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada; Maritime Lateral Skull Base Clinic: Divisions of Neurosurgery, OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, Canada; Department of Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre, 3rd floor Dickson Building, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada.; Division of Otology and Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Box 48, ENT Dept, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Journal:Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):236-246. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.11.004. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

5:Changing trends in management of vestibular schwannoma: A National Cancer Database study.
Authors:Bashjawish B, Kilic S, Baredes S, Eloy JA, Liu JK, Ying YM
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Newark, New Jersey. Ohio, U.S.A. Jersey, Newark, New Jersey. School, Newark, New Jersey.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2019 May;129(5):1197-1205. doi: 10.1002/lary.27568. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

6:Long-Term Tumor Control Rates Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuroma.
Authors:Tucker DW, Gogia AS, Donoho DA, Yim B, Yu C, Fredrickson VL, Chang EL, Freidman RA, Zada G, Giannotta SL
Institution:Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Electronic address: dwtucker@usc.edu.; Department of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.; USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb;122:366-371. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.009. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

7:Local Tumor Control and Clinical Symptoms After Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Residual and Recurrent Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:Suero Molina E, van Eck ATCJ, Sauerland C, Schipmann S, Horstmann G, Stummer W, Brokinkel B
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany. Germany. Electronic address: benjamin.brokinkel@ukmuenster.de.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb;122:e1240-e1246. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.022. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

8:An international comparison of diagnostic and management strategies for vestibular schwannoma.
Authors:Hentschel M, Rovers M, Markodimitraki L, Steens S, Kunst H
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen (377), The Netherlands. mayke.hentschel@radboudumc.nl. University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen (377), The Netherlands. Nijmegen, The Netherlands. University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen (377), The Netherlands.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jan;276(1):71-78. doi: 10.1007/s00405-018-5199-6. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

9:Impact of pretreatment growth on Tumor control for vestibular schwannomas following gamma knife.
Authors:Chang J, Breshears JD, Molinaro AM, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Theodosopoulos PV, Tward AD
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. Francisco, California, U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. California, U.S.A.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2019 Mar;129(3):743-747. doi: 10.1002/lary.27427. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

10:Sudden neurological deterioration due to repeated intratumoral hemorrhage in a patient with a vestibular schwannoma.
Authors:Fatehi Hassanabad M, Akagami R
Institution:Division of Neurosurgery, Vancouver General Hospital, 899, 12th Avenue West, Vancouver V5Z1M9, Canada. Electronic address: m.fatehi@utoronto.ca. Vancouver V5Z1M9, Canada.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Mar;61:304-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.10.052. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

11:Evaluation of balance after surgery for cerebellopontine angle tumor.
Authors:Canbaz N, Atilgan E, Tarakci E, Papaker MG
Institution:Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey. Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul, Turkey.
Journal:J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2019;32(1):93-99. doi: 10.3233/BMR-181198.

12:The prevalence of vestibular schwannoma among patients treated as sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
Authors:Fujita T, Saito K, Kashiwagi N, Sato M, Seo T, Doi K
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osakasayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan. Electronic address: fujitat@med.kindai.ac.jp.; Department of Radiology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osakasayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan.
Journal:Auris Nasus Larynx. 2019 Feb;46(1):78-82. doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2018.06.008. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

13:Comparison of stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy of acoustic neurinomas according to 3-D tumor volume shrinkage and quality of life.
Authors:Henzel M, Hamm K, Sitter H, Gross MW, Surber G, Kleinert G, Engenhart-Cabillic R
Institution:Department of Radiation Oncology, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, Marburg, Germany. henzel@med.uni-marburg.de
Journal:Strahlenther Onkol. 2009 Sep;185(9):567-73. Epub 2009 Sep 12.

14:Hearing preservation and facial nerve function after microsurgery for intracanalicular vestibular schwannomas: comparison of middle fossa and retrosigmoid approaches.
Authors:Noudel R, Gomis P, Duntze J, Marnet D, Bazin A, Roche PH
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Maison Blanche Hospital, University of Reims, Reims, France. remynoudel@yahoo.fr
Journal:Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Aug;151(8):935-44; discussion 944-5. Epub 2009 May 5.

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