Literature on otosclerosis includes thousands of publications, amongst which many textbooks. Recent books are often composed of chapters with a specific section on otosclerosis, written by a specialist in that area. Most of the time it concerns proceedings publications after an otological congress or symposium. A textbook containing all facets of the disorder is still missing.
To fill this gap, this Treatise on otosclerosis and its treatment has been compiled. As many publications as possible, from the discovery of the ear disease in the second half of the 19th century until now, have been used to compile a well-organized textbook. All the latest aspects of otosclerosis such as history, aetiology, genetic factors, histopathology, current stapedotomy procedure and complications in otosclerosis surgery are discussed extensively. In addition, attention was paid to cochlear otosclerosis, age and otosclerosis, imaging, hearing aids and future perspectives of otosclerosis treatment. This treatise on otosclerosis is a complete textbook that deals with all aspects of the ear disorder extensively.
The importance of unobstructed respiration in sleep, and the long-term risks of sleep apnea, cannot be overemphasized. The therapeutic efficacy of the widely prescribed "gold standard," CPAP, is compromised by low patient acceptance and compliance.
In light of the limits of CPAP and other forms of conservative therapy (e.g., mandibular advancement devices), there is a growing tendency to explore and expand the role of surgery in the treatment of severe sleep apnea. New insights and developments in pathophysiology, surgical techniques, and implants have opened the way to increased success in treating sleep apnea surgically.
This new work by leading international specialists provides a detailed, evidence-based approach to selected advanced surgical techniques, beginning with patient selection criteria, discussion of indications for and against surgery, choice of procedure (also in combinations), and more.
Key Features:Systematic, practice-oriented approach to examination, diagnosis, and treatmentStep-by-step description of surgical concepts and techniquesSuperbly illustrated with full-colored photographs and drawingsFocus on those procedures that have been shown to be successful in specific situationsDiscussion of outcomes, success rates, risks, and potential complications; where evidence-based data are not available, expert opinion is provided
Current Concepts of Sleep Apnea Surgery will be welcomed by residents, fellows, and board-certified surgeons in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery.
Hearing loss due to otosclerosis has been a subject of many different
treatments. Since the understanding at the end of the nineteenth century
that the disease was located in and around the cochlea and that it produces
conducting and also perceptive hearing loss, all kinds of medical as well
as surgical treatments have been applied to cure the disease. Most of the
treatments have fallen into oblivion after the successful introduction of
the stapedectomy in the late fifties of the last century. This book tries
to highlight almost all possible treatments for otosclerosis presented in
literature over the last hundred years. With the knowledge of today, many
of the otosclerosis treatments of the past now seem absurd, but in reality
generations of otosclerotic patients have been treated according to these
treatments. The history of these treatments for otosclerosis shows the struggle
of many well-meaning physicians and surgical ear pioneers to overcome the
tragedy of the progression of the often genetic hearing loss due to otosclerosis.
For those who are involved in the treatment of otosclerosis today, this
historical overview will deepen the background of this specific ear disease
and its forgotten treatments.
The book is written in a simple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts. Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach. Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students. Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs.
This revised and updated second edition of Cosmetic Injection Techniques: A Text and Video Guide to Neurotoxins and Fillers by esteemed facial plastic surgeons Theda Kontis and Victor Lacombe builds on their bestselling first edition. Content is designed to augment knowledge of beginner injectors and train veteran injectors on how to finesse facial fillers and muscle-relaxing injections. Since publication of the first edition, understanding of the aging face has increased, while the number of non-surgical facial enhancements has continued to skyrocket. The book's primary focus is the improvement of minor facial irregularities and asymmetries using the latest injection procedures.
Divided into six sections and four appendices, the book starts with the patient consultation and concludes with a new section on fat-dissolving techniques using Kybella. The fillers section features new chapters on choosing the right filler, fine lines and skin boosters, the de Maio technique, the mandibular angle, poly-l-lactic acid for the décolleté, and gender-specific injections. All chapters follow a reader-friendly, consistent format with succinct paragraphs covering indications, injection techniques, anatomic considerations, precautions, risks, pearls, illustrations or photos, and additional reading. Select chapters reflect North American techniques utilized by the authors that vary from East Coast to West Coast.
Key HighlightsPrecise, full-color illustrations by Sarah Faris afford a detailed look at underlying anatomy75 superb short video clips narrated by Dr. Kontis provide procedural guidanceA section dedicated to neurotoxin injections details the use of neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport, with new chapters on neurotoxins for the décolleté and profusely sweating foreheadA full spectrum of facial augmentation, rejuvenation, and volumization techniques are described, using hyaluronic acid fillers, hyaluronidase, Sculptra, Radiesse, BellaFill, and othersAppendix A lists chapters by degree of difficulty, enabling injectors to safely advance to more challenging injection techniques
This is the essential quick-reference guide on injection techniques. Plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, nurse injectors, and physician assistant/nurse practitioner injectors who wish to increase their knowledge of injection methods and refine skills will greatly benefit from this outstanding, easy-to-use manual.
New or expanded topics include:The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Associations method of measurement of hearing disability
This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.