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Complex Korean Medicine Therapy for Tinnitus with Ear Fullness, Depression, and Anxiety: A Case Report (이충만감 및 불안, 우울 소견을 동반한 이명 환자의 복합 한의진료 경과 : 증례보고)

  • Moon, Hyang-ran;Jo, Hee-Geun
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.41 no.6
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    • pp.1300-1306
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    • 2020
  • Background: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical effects of complex Korean medicine therapy for tinnitus associated with ear fullness, depression, and anxiety. Case Report: A 52-year-old female patient suffering from tinnitus with ear fullness, depression, and anxiety was treated with acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and herbal medicine. We used the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and a Verbal Numerical Rating Score (VNRS) to assess the patient's symptoms. The administration of the acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and herbal medicine improved the ear fullness, depression and anxiety symptoms. No side effects were observed during the treatment. Conclusion: The study findings suggest that complex Korean medicine therapy, such as acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and herbal medicine, may be effective for the treatment of tinnitus associated with ear fullness, depression, and anxiety.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders as a Cause of Aural Fullness

  • Peng, Yongxin
    • Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.236-240
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    • 2017
  • Objectives. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are often associated with aural manifestations. However, it is not clear whether aural fullness could be induced by TMD. The purpose was to investigate the TMD and effectiveness of TMD treatments in patients with mainly or exclusively aural fullness complaint. Methods. One hundred and twelve patients, who had aural fullness as the main or sole complaint, presented to the Otolaryngology Department, PLA Army General Hospital, Beijing, China, between January 2010 and January 2015. Patients' medical history indicated that they had previously been diagnosed and treated for otitis media or sensorineural hearing loss but without positive results. Patients were subjected to pure tone audiometry and acoustic immittance screening using GSI-61 clinical audiometer and GSI TympStar middle ear analyzer respectively. Patients were examined by questionnaire, X-ray and/or computed tomography scan of temporomandibular joint. TMD was categorized according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD). Patients were then treated for TMD. Results. All the patients showed normal eardrum and type A tympanogram. The patients of 60.7% (68/112) were classified as group I TMD disorders (muscle disorders), 34.8% (39/112) were group II (disc displacements), and 4.5% (5/112) were group III (arthralgia, osteoarthritis, and osteoarthrosis). Aural fullness was completely resolved or significantly improved in 67 and 34 patients respectively following treatments aimed at improving TMD, with a combined effectiveness of 90.2% (101/112). TMD treatments are especially effective (94.1%) in group I TMD. Conclusion. TMD as a potential cause of aural fullness should be considered in otolaryngology practice.

A Case of Perilymph Fistula (외림파누공의 1 예)

  • 김종선;김리석
    • Proceedings of the KOR-BRONCHOESO Conference
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    • pp.20-20
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    • 1983
  • A 40-year-old man was admitted with chief complaints of sudden hearing loss, ear fullness and tinnitus of 12 days duration developed following SCUBA diving. An exploratory tympanotomy was done on 16th day of onset, and a small leakage of clear fluid was found on the anterior portion of the stapediovestibular joint, which was sealed off by small piece of fatty tissue from the ear lobe. Postoperatively, his PTA's was improved from 85㏈ to 15㏈, however high tone was remained unchanged above 4KHz. More exploration of the middle ear will be helpful to find the labyrinthine fistula causing sudden type of hearing loss.

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Mastoid osteoma: A rare incidental finding in an orthodontic patient

  • Borissova, Ioanna B.;Venturin, Jaqueline S.;Claro-Woodruff, Wanda I.;Shintaku, Werner H.
    • Imaging Science in Dentistry
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    • v.50 no.4
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    • pp.347-351
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    • 2020
  • Mastoid osteomas of the temporal bone are rare, benign, and usually asymptomatic tumors. However, depending on their size and extension, mastoid osteomas may cause facial palsy, a sensation of ear fullness, pressure-related pain, hearing loss, recurrent external ear infections, and chronic discharge. The etiology of mastoid osteomas is still unknown, but congenital, infectious, and traumatic factors have been proposed. Surgical treatment may be performed with minimal postoperative morbidity. In this article, the authors report a case of a 48-year-old woman seeking orthodontic treatment with an unusual retroauricular protruding mass, including the diagnostic process and differential diagnosis. This case supports the essential role of cone-beam computed tomography to analyze and identify the lesion as a mastoid osteoma.

Oriental medical treatment in Meniere's disease (메니에르병의 현훈에 대한 한방치험 례)

  • Lee, Seung-eun;Kim, Joong-ho;Kim, Yoon-bum
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.21 no.6
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    • pp.269-279
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    • 2004
  • Meniere's disease is not a life-threatening but life-altering inner ear process characterized by episodic vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness. The etiology and pathophysiology of the symptoms is still disputed. Thereby the treatment of Meniere's disease is empirical. As yet, no treatment has prospectively modified the clinical course of the condition and thereby prevented the progressive hearing loss. We experienced two cases of Meniere's disease treated with herbal medication and acupuncture. 62 year-old male and 64 year-old female patients had definite Meniere's disease. Banhabaeckchulchunma-tang was administered in both cases. After treatment Vertigo attacks were completely controlled in both, whereas Hearing level remained unchanged. Tinnitus was improved in one patient and unchanged in the other. Therefore, Banhabaeckchulchunma-tang and acupuncture could be a safe and simple therapeutic modality that is effective in controlling the vertigo ; however further studies must be done on hearing preservation and tinnitus.

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Two cases of Meniere's disease (메니에르 환자 치험 2례)

  • Lee, Kyu-Jin;Kim, Yoon-Bum;Nam, Hae-Jeong
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.158-164
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    • 2005
  • Meniere's disease is not a life-threatening but lift-altering inner ear disease characterized by episodic vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and ear fullness. The etiology and pathophysiology symptoms is still disputed. Thereby the treatment of Meniere's disease is empirical. As yet no treatment has prospectively modified the clinical course of condition and thereby prevented the progressive hearing loss. We experienced two cases of Meniere's disease treated with oriental medical treatment, acupuncture and herbal medication. 15 year-old and 23 year old male patients had diagnosed Meniere's disease by western medical doctor. After treatment their vertigo is decreased and the level of hearing loss was rise up. Therefore, oriental medical treatments could be safe and effective methods.

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Is It possible To Apply Placebo Auricular Acupuncture to Korean? - The Effects of Placebo Auricular Acupuncture through Single-blind Method and Randomized Controlled Trial - (한국인에게 플라세보 이침의 적용이 가능한가? - 단일검맹과 무작위배정법을 통한 플라세보 이침의 효과 -)

  • Lee, Kyung-min;Lee, Se-yun;Kim, Sung-woong;Ha, Il-do;Cho, Geon-ho;Park, Hi-joon;Jung, Tae-young;Seo, Jung-chul;Han, Sang-won
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.145-160
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    • 2003
  • Objective : This study was designed to find out whether placebo auricular acupuncture is able to be constituted as an appropriate control group for needle insertion to Korean. Methods : We performed a randomized controlled, single-blind study(n=48) comparing subjective evaluations of needles insertion and avoidance of needles insertion. Both ears were needled concurrently, one real acupuncture(needle insertion) and the other placebo acupuncture(avoidance of needle insertion with blunt tip). Subjects then completed a questionnaire rating the intensity of five sensations in each ear, and also attempted to identity which ear received placebo and which ear received real acupuncture. Results : As for the effects of real and placebo acupuncture on each item(Warmth, Fullness, Pain, Activity, Radiating), real acupuncture was significantly warmer, fuller, more painful than placebo acupuncture. In particular, the real acupuncture only in experienced acupuncture recipients was significantly warmer, fuller, more painful than placebo acupuncture. About the ability to differentiate real and placebo acupuncture, 54.2 percent correctly identified which ear received real acupuncture and which ear received placebo acupuncture. However, the ability to differentiate real and placebo acupuncture for naive and experienced acupuncture recipients was not significantly different. Conclusions : Most of the subjects(Korean) identified which ear received placebo and which ear received real acupuncture. We found that this placebo auricular acupuncture is not able to be applied to Korean, in particular for experienced acupuncture recipients. Further study is needed for new placebo auricular acupuncture or racial difference between American.

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Stellate Ganglion Block for Postoperative Recurred Meniere's Disease -A case report- (수술 후 재발된 메니에르병 환자에서의 성상신경절 차단술 -증례 보고-)

  • So, Keum-Young;Kim, Kil-Beom
    • The Korean Journal of Pain
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.235-237
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    • 1999
  • Meniere's disease is a disorder of the membranous labyrinth that is characterized by vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus and ear fullness. The etiology of Meniere's disease is yet to be described and the management is also very difficult. Fifty-one years old female patient had paroxysm of severe tinnitus and dizziness after medical therapy and surgical intervention during several years. Patient received stellate ganglion block (SGB) and her symptoms were completely relieved. Therefore, SGB could be considered another therapeutic modality for Meniere's disease.

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A Clinical Report on Episodic Vertigo with Meniere's Disease Treated by Saam Acupuncture Sojangjungkyuk (사암침 소장정격을 이용한 Meniere's disease의 발작성 현훈 치험 1례)

  • Oh, Ki-Chul
    • The Journal of the Society of Korean Medicine Diagnostics
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.35-44
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    • 2012
  • Objectives The purpose of this study is to report the effect of oriental demonstration treatment for episodic vertigo of Meniere's disease. Meniere's Disease characterized by recurrent prostrating episodic vertigo, nausea, vomiting, sensory hearing loss, tinnitus, and a feeling of fullness in the ear associated with generalized dilation of the membranous labyrinth (endolymphatic hydrops). The cause of Meniere's disease is unknown, and the pathophysiology is poorly understood. Methods We experienced one case of Meniere's disease treated with Asian medical treatment, acupuncture and herbal medication. 64-year-old female patient was diagnosed with Meniere's disease by western medical doctor. Methods: Saam acupuncture Sojangjungkyuk applied to the patient. Results After treatment her episodic vertigo, nausea, vomiting and endolymphatic hydrops were decreased but the level of tinnitus it was not improved as much as other symptoms. Conclusions Saam Acupuncture of Asian medical treatment could be safe and effective.

Osteoma of Temporal Bone Accompanying Cholesteatoma in the External Auditory Canal (외이도진주종을 동반한 측두골골종)

  • Park, Il Seok;Jeon, Seung Sik;Shim, Jung Weon;Hong, Seok Min
    • Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology
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    • v.31 no.1
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    • pp.47-49
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    • 2015
  • An osteoma of the external auditory canal(EAC) is an uncommon benign tumor. If a canal obstruction occurs, ear fullness or conductive hearing loss can arise. But, the association of an osteoma with a cholesteatoma is extremely rare. Therefore, we report a case of a 35-year-old female patient with osteoma of temporal bone that was complicated with EAC cholesteatoma.

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