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Single-sided deafness often has a significant impact in communication skills owing to impaired sound localisation and decreased speech understanding in noise. Hearing loss is also a general risk factor for the development of tinnitus.
Dysphagia in the intensive care unit in Switzerland (DICE) – results of a national survey on the current standard of care
In critically ill patients, oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is often observed, persists in most affected patients throughout their hospital stay, and negatively impacts on clinical outcomes.
The goal of this review is to highlight the multiple challenges involved in the development of sensory neuroprostheses, the current state of the technology, and to briefly discuss future clinical and research prospects.
Completion of thyroidectomy is necessary when a malignancy larger than a microcarcinoma is detected in one lobe. In this case, the risk for temporary hypocalcaemia might be lower since the remaining parathyroid glands might recover function between the two surgeries.