Evelyne Ferrary

Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to compare a contralateral routing of signal (CROS) hearing aid to a transcutaneous bone-anchored device in the same conditions. This prospective crossover study included 18 adult patients with a single-sided deafness (SSD). After a trial period of 60 days with CROS and 7 days with a transcutaneous bone-anchored device (Alpha 1®, Sophono, Boulder, Colo., USA) on a headband, 13 (72%) patients opted for Alpha 1, 2 patients for CROS, and 3 rejected both rehabilitation methods. Clinical tolerance, satisfaction, hearing performances (pure-tone audiometry, speech test in quiet and in noise, stereo audiometry, sound localization, and Hearing in Noise Test), and quality of life (Glasgow Benefit Inventory, Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit and Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit questionnaires) were measured at 3 and 12 months after the implantation. Both devices improved equally the hearing in noise and the quality of life. Transcutaneous devices represent an effective option in SSD. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Audiology and Neurotology 05/2015; 20(4):251-260. DOI:10.1159/000381329 · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this work was to thoroughly study the effect of liposomes on the rheological and the syringeability properties of hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels intended for the local administration of drugs by injection. Whatever the characteristics of the liposomes added (neutral, positively or negatively charged, with a corona of polyethylene glycol chains, size), the viscosity and the elasticity of HA gels increased in a lipid concentration-dependent manner. Indeed, liposomes strengthened the network formed by HA chains due to their interactions with this polymer. The nature and the resulting effects of these interactions depended on liposome composition and concentration. The highest viscosity and elasticity were observed with liposomes covered by polyethylene glycol chains while neutral liposomes displayed the lowest effect. Despite their high viscosity at rest, all the formulations remained easily injectable through needles commonly used for local injections thanks to the shear-thinning behavior of HA gels. The present study demonstrates that rheological and syringeability tests are both necessary to elucidate the behavior of such systems during and post injection. In conclusion, HA liposomal gels appear to be a promising and versatile formulation platform for a wide range of applications in local drug delivery when an injection is required. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    International Journal of Pharmaceutics 04/2015; 487(1-2). DOI:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2015.04.019 · 3.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To review indications, anatomical results, and complications of cochlear implant (CI) surgery in adults for which middle ear and mastoid obliterations were performed. Thirty cases (26 patients, 4 bilaterally implanted) of 837 CI surgeries (3.5%) performed between January 2009 and December 2013 have been included in this retrospective study. The mean follow-up was 21 ± 18 months (mean ± SD, range 3-58). There were 11 males and 15 females. The mean age was 59 ± 19 years (range 35-82). All surgeries were performed with a single-stage technique including a canal wall down mastoidectomy with external auditory canal closure and mastoid obliteration with fat. A postoperative CT scan was performed in all cases. Etiologies of hearing loss were mainly chronic otitis with or without cholesteatoma in 24 cases. Other etiologies were meningitis with cochlear ossification in one case, progressive hearing loss in two cases, enlarged vestibular aqueduct in one case, temporal bone fracture with CSF leak in one case, and congenital aural atresia in one case. Four of those 30 cases were revision CI surgery for electrode array misplacement (one case with cochlear ossification) or extrusion from an open cavity (one case) and recurrent cholesteatomas (two cases). All surgeries were uneventful and performed in a single stage. The electrode array was inserted in the basal turn (29 cases) or in the middle turn (one case) of the cochlea. No complications were observed. Two cases of postoperative abdominal hematoma were drained under local anesthesia. A major failure of the CI device occurred 5 months after surgery. CI with mastoid and middle ear obliteration is a safe and effective technique for selected cases of cochlear implantation. Mastoid obliteration prevents from recurrent disease and lowering the facial ridge allows more space to manage extensive cochlear ossification or malformation.
    Ontology & Neurotology 01/2015; DOI:10.1097/MAO.0000000000000702 · 1.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Menière's disease, clinically characterized by fluctuating, recurrent, and invalidating vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus, is linked to an increase in endolymph volume, the so-called endolymphatic hydrops. Since dysregulation of water transport could account for the generation of this hydrops, we investigated the role of aquaporin 3 (AQP3) in water transport into endolymph, the K-rich, hyperosmotic fluid that bathes the apical ciliated membrane of sensory cells, and we studied the regulatory effect of dexamethasone upon AQP3 expression and water fluxes. The different AQP subtypes were identified in inner ear by RT-PCR. AQP3 was localized in human utricle and mouse inner ear by immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. Unidirectional transepithelial water fluxes were studied by means of (3)H2O transport in murine EC5v vestibular cells cultured on filters, treated or not with dexamethasone (10(-7) M). The stimulatory effect of dexamethasone upon AQP3 expression was assessed in EC5v cells and in vivo in mice. AQP3 was unambiguously detected in human utricle and was highly expressed in both endolymph secretory structures of the mouse inner ear, and EC5v cells. We demonstrated that water reabsorption, from the apical (endolymphatic) to the basolateral (perilymphatic) compartments, was stimulated by dexamethasone in EC5v cells. This was accompanied by a glucocorticoid-dependent increase in AQP3 expression at both messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein level, presumably through glucocorticoid receptor-mediated AQP3 transcriptional activation. We show that glucocorticoids enhance AQP3 expression in human inner ear and stimulate endolymphatic water reabsorption. These findings should encourage further clinical trials evaluating glucocorticoids efficacy in Menière's disease.
    Pflügers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology 10/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00424-014-1629-5 · 3.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: But de la présentation L’objectif est d’améliorer les performances et le confort d’écoute des adultes implantés depuis au moins un an (Advanced Bionics) par une optimisation du réglage proposée par le logiciel FOX® (Fitting Outcoume Expert, Govaerts et al., Eargroup, Anvers). Matériel et méthodes Dix-huit adultes (9 hommes, 9 femmes), dont trois patients implantés bilatéralement (21 oreilles testées), âgés de 54 ± 17 ans (moyenne ± ET) [extrêmes : 28–78 ans] à la date de l’évaluation, et ayant un délai post-implantation de 5 ± 2 ans [2–9], ont participé à l’étude. L’évaluation se déroule en deux sessions d’environ deux heures (1 itération de réglage FOX®), à deux mois d’intervalle. Une audiométrie tonale (250 à 8000 Hz), quatre listes cochléaires de Lafon (40, 55, 70 et 80 dB), deux listes de phrases MBAA dans le bruit (S/B : 5 dB et 10 dB), un test de discrimination de 20 paires de phonèmes et une évaluation de la croissance en sonie (à 250, 1000 et 4000 Hz) ont été proposés en champ libre. Le questionnaire APHAB a également été complété. Résultats Deux mois après le réglage FOX®, les scores moyens de reconnaissance de phonèmes (Lafon) à 40 dB et 55 dB sont améliorés par rapport aux performances initiales : 4 % à la première session versus 14 % (p < 0,05) à la seconde session à 40 dB, et 33 % versus 47 % (p < 0,05) à 55 dB. À 55 dB, parmi les douze oreilles ayant les scores les plus faibles (< 40 %) lors de la première sessions six, soit la moitié, s’améliorent d’au moins 15 %. Par contre, parmi les 9 oreilles ayant des résultats supérieurs à 40 %, seule une s’améliore d’au moins 15 %. Le score global de l’APHAB (58 % vs 53 %, p < 0,05) ainsi que les domaines « facilité de communication » (45 % vs 39 %, p < 0,05) et « bruit de fond » (66 % vs 56 %, p < 0,05) sont également améliorés. Les scores aux autres évaluations ne sont ni améliorés ni dégradés. Conclusion L’utilisation du logiciel FOX® pour le réglage des implants cochléaires Advanced Bionics est possible en routine clinique et permet d’améliorer, chez certains patients, la compréhension de la parole à faible intensité et le confort d’écoute, et cela même à distance de l’implantation. Les patients avec les plus faibles résultats semblent obtenir davantage de bénéfices de cette méthode de réglage que les autres patients.
    10/2014; 131(4):A9–A10. DOI:10.1016/j.aforl.2014.07.032
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    ABSTRACT: But de la présentation Développer et pré-valider l’ECOMAS, une échelle évaluant la communication de l’adulte sourd. L’ECOMAS évalue huit domaines : « Reconnaissance de la parole », « Fluidité de l’échange », « Attitude dans la communication », « Autonomie de communication », « Intégration à des groupes sociaux », « Communication en environnement bruyant », « Communication en groupe », « Utilisation des médias ». Chaque domaine est coté de 0 à 4, soit un score total allant de 0 à 32. Matériel et méthodes Cent trente-quatre adultes sourds (76 femmes, 58 hommes) répartis en trois groupes indépendants : 39 adultes sourds candidats à l’implantation (62 ± 14 ans, [23–86]), 53 adultes implantés depuis moins d’un an (57 ± 19 ans [17–90], délai post-implant de 7 ± 4 mois, [1–12]), 42 adultes implantés depuis plus d’un an (délai post-implant de 57 ± 47 mois, [18–228]) ont été évalués avec l’ECOMAS, ainsi qu’avec la CAP, l’ERSA, les mots de Lafon/Fournier, les phrases MBAA avec un S/B de 10 dB en condition binaurale appareillée. Résultats Les scores moyens à l’ECOMAS sont respectivement de : 14 ± 7,8 sur 32 pour le groupe pré-implant (n = 39), 19 ± 6,8 pour le groupe post-implant < à 12 mois (n = 53) et 22 ± 5,5 pour le groupe post-implant > à 12 mois (n = 42). La corrélation pour chacun des trois groupes de patients entre le score total et chacun des 8 domaines (r compris entre 0,55 et 0,87, p < 0,0001), ainsi que le coefficient alpha de Cronbach de 0,9 attestent respectivement de la validité et de la consistance internes de cette échelle. La concordance inter-évaluateurs pour un même patient est très bonne entre les orthophonistes du centre référent (n = 43, coefficient Kappa > 0,8 pour les domaines, 0,68 pour le score total) mais faible entre l’orthophoniste du centre référent et l’orthophoniste de ville (n = 14, coefficient Kappa de 0,36 à 0,71 pour les domaines, 0,29 pour le score total). La validité externe entre l’Ecomas et la CAP est très bonne pour les trois groupes (r compris entre 0,69 et 0,79, p < 0,0001). Conclusion La validité interne et externe de l’ECOMAS est confirmée. Une prochaine étude aura pour objectifs d’améliorer la concordance inter-juges en développant une notice d’utilisation de l’échelle et d’évaluer la sensibilité au changement de l’échelle lors une évaluation longitudinale d’un an après l’implantation.
    10/2014; 131(4):A12. DOI:10.1016/j.aforl.2014.07.039
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    ABSTRACT: But de la présentation Les performances cognitives des personnes de plus de 60 ans présentant une perte auditive supérieure à 25 dB sont inférieures à celles des normo-entendants (Lin, 2013). Plus particulièrement, le seuil d’audition des presbyacousiques est relié aux performances exécutives (Gates, 2010). L’objectif de cette étude est de déterminer si les capacités cognitives des patients presbyacousiques, évaluées avec les tests Codex et MoCA, sont différentes de celles des sujets normo-entendants de même âge. Matériel et méthodes Les performances auditives de 40 patients adultes, 21 femmes et 19 hommes, d’âge moyen 61,1 ± 15,36 ans (ES = 2,43) [22–88] présentant une surdité profonde depuis 55 ± 66 mois [2–264] ont été testées avec des listes de syllabes, de mots monosyllabiques de Lafon, de mots dissyllabiques de Fournier et de phrases MBAA proposées en modalité auditive. Les tests cognitifs de dépistage Codex et MoCA ont été proposés en modalité visuelle. Résultats L’analyse des résultats des tests Codex et MoCA chez les patients sourds ne révèle aucune corrélation avec les performances auditivo-verbales. Les résultats sont anormaux chez 10 patients (25 %) pour le Codex et chez 21 patients (53 %) pour le MoCA, 10 patients ayant des résultats anormaux aux deux tests. L’épreuve d’orientation, déterminante dans le Codex pour départager les patients pathologiques ou normaux – et commune aux deux tests, s’avère non discriminante. Par ailleurs, les épreuves du MoCA les moins bien réussies sont celles testant les fonctions exécutives et la mémoire épisodique. Elles sont corrélées à un score total pathologique au MoCA : capacités visuo-spatiales exécutives (r = 0,95, p < 0,0001),catégorisation (r = 0,95, p < 0,0001) et rappel (r = 0,95, p < 0,0002). Ces épreuves apparaissent donc discriminantes chez les patients sourds. Enfin, ces deux tests n’explorent pas les mêmes fonctions. Conclusion Vingt-cinq pour cent des patients sourds de notre étude ont des scores pathologiques au CODEX et 52,5 % au MoCA. Le profil cognitif des sujets presbyacousiques est différent des normo-entendants, le MoCA ayant été étalonné sur 90 sujets contrôles normo-entendants d’âge moyen 72,84 ± 7,03 ans. Les tests cognitifs de dépistage MoCA et Codex,simples et rapides, pourront être utilisés dans le suivi longitudinal des sujets implantés cochléaires afin de confirmer l’amélioration des fonctions cognitives grâce à la réhabilitation auditive.
    10/2014; 131(4):A12. DOI:10.1016/j.aforl.2014.07.038
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    ABSTRACT: Loading otoprotective drug into cochlear implant might change its mechanical properties, thus compromising atraumatic insertion. This study evaluated the effect of incorporation of dexamethasone (DXM) in the silicone of cochlear implant arrays on insertion forces.
    Ontology & Neurotology 08/2014; DOI:10.1097/MAO.0000000000000521 · 1.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Otological microsurgery is delicate and requires high dexterity in bad ergonomic conditions. To assist surgeons in these indications, a teleoperated system, called RobOtol, is developed. This robot enhances gesture accuracy and handiness and allows exploration of new procedures for middle ear surgery. To plan new procedures that exploit the capacities given by the robot, a surgical simulator is developed. The simulation reproduces with high fidelity the behavior of the anatomical structures and can also be used as a training tool for an easier control of the robot for surgeons. In the paper, we introduce the middle ear surgical simulation and then we perform virtually two challenging procedures with the robot. We show how interactive simulation can assist in analyzing the benefits of robotics in the case of complex manipulations or ergonomics studies and allow the development of innovative surgical procedures. New robot-based microsurgical procedures are investigated. The improvement offered by RobOtol is also evaluated and discussed.
    BioMed Research International 07/2014; 2014:891742. DOI:10.1155/2014/891742 · 2.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. In order to achieve a minimal trauma to the inner ear structures during array insertion, it would be suitable to control insertion forces. The aim of this work was to compare the insertion forces of an array insertion into anatomical specimens with three different insertion techniques: with forceps, with a commercial tool, and with a motorized tool. Materials and Methods. Temporal bones have been mounted on a 6-axis force sensor to record insertion forces. Each temporal bone has been inserted, with a lateral wall electrode array, in random order, with each of the 3 techniques. Results. Forceps manual and commercial tool insertions generated multiple jerks during whole length insertion related to fits and starts. On the contrary, insertion force with the motorized tool only rose at the end of the insertion. Overall force momentum was 1.16 ± 0.505 N (mean ± SD, n = 10), 1.337 ± 0.408 N (n = 8), and 1.573 ± 0.764 N (n = 8) for manual insertion with forceps and commercial and motorized tools, respectively. Conclusion. Considering force momentum, no difference between the three techniques was observed. Nevertheless, a more predictable force profile could be observed with the motorized tool with a smoother rise of insertion forces.
    BioMed Research International 07/2014; 2014:532570. DOI:10.1155/2014/532570 · 2.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ossicular surgery requires a high dexterity for the manipulation of the fragile and small middle ear components. Currently, the only efficient technique for training residents in otological surgery is through the use of temporal bone specimens, where any existing surgical simulator does not provide useful feedback. The objective of this study was to develop a finite-element model of the human ossicular chain dedicated to surgical simulation and to propose a method to evaluate its behavior. A model was developed based on human middle ear micromagnetic resonance imaging. The mechanical parameters were determined according to published data. To assess its performance, the middle ear transfer function was analyzed. The robustness of our model and the influence of different middle ear components were also evaluated at low frequency by static force pressure simulations. The mechanical behavior of our model in nominal and pathological conditions was in good agreement with published human temporal bone measurements. We showed that the cochlea influences the transfer function only at high frequency and could be omitted from a surgical simulator. In addition, surgeons were able to manipulate the validated middle ear model with a real-time haptic feedback. The computational efficiency of our approach allowed real-time interactions, making it suitable for use in a training simulator. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Audiology and Neurotology 12/2013; 19(2):73-84. DOI:10.1159/000356301 · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Most cochlear implantations are unilateral. To explore the benefits of a binaural cochlear implant, we used water-labelled oxygen-15 positron emission tomography. Relative cerebral blood flow was measured in a binaural implant group (n = 11), while the subjects were passively listening to human voice sounds, environmental sounds non-voice or silence. Binaural auditory stimulation in the cochlear implant group bilaterally activated the temporal voice areas, whereas monaural cochlear implant stimulation only activated the left temporal voice area. Direct comparison of the binaural and the monaural cochlear implant stimulation condition revealed an additional right temporal activation during voice processing in the binaural condition and the activation of a right fronto-parietal cortical network during sound processing that has been implicated in attention. These findings provide evidence that a bilateral cochlear implant stimulation enhanced the spectral cues associated with sound perception and improved brain processing of voice stimuli in the right temporal region when compared to a monaural cochlear implant stimulation. Moreover, the recruitment of sensory attention resources in a right fronto-parietal network allowed patients with bilateral cochlear implant stimulation to enhance their sound discrimination, whereas the same patients with only one cochlear implant stimulation had more auditory perception difficulties.
    Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 11/2013; 271(12). DOI:10.1007/s00405-013-2810-8 · 1.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate electrode array position in relation to cochlear anatomy and its influence on hearing performance in cochlear implantees. Twenty-two patients (25 ears) with Med-El cochlear implants were included in this retrospective study. A negative correlation was observed between electrode-modiolus distance (EMD) at the cochlear base and monosyllabic word discrimination 6 months after implantation. We found no correlation between EMD and hearing outcome at 12 months. The insertion depth/cochlear perimeter ratio appeared to negatively influence the EMD at the base. Indeed, deep insertions in small cochleae appeared to yield smaller EMD and better hearing performance. This observation supports the idea of preplanning the surgery by adapting the electrode array to the length of the available scala tympani. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Audiology and Neurotology 10/2013; 18(6):406-413. DOI:10.1159/000354115 · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Transepithelial sodium transport via alveolar epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaC) and Na(+),K(+)-ATPase constitutes the driving force for removal of alveolar edema fluid. Alveolar hypoxia associated with pulmonary edema may impair ENaC activity and alveolar Na(+) absorption through a decrease of ENaC subunit expression at the apical membrane of alveolar epithelial cells (AEC). Here, we investigated the mechanism(s) involved in this process both in vivo in the β-Liddle mouse strain mice carrying a truncation of β-ENaC C-terminus abolishing the interaction between β-ENaC and the ubiquitin protein-ligase Nedd4-2 that targets the channel for endocytosis and degradation, and in vitro in rat AEC. Hypoxia (8% O2 for 24h) reduced amiloride-sensitive alveolar fluid clearance by 69% in wild-type mice, whereas it had no effect in homozygous mutated β-Liddle littermates. In vitro, acute exposure of AEC to hypoxia (0.5% to 3% O2 for 1-6h) rapidly decreased transepithelial Na(+) transport as assessed by equivalent short-circuit current Ieq, and the amiloride-sensitive component of Na(+) current across the apical membrane, reflecting ENaC activity. Hypoxia induced a decrease of ENaC subunit expression in the apical membrane of AEC with no change in intracellular expression, as well as a two-fold increase in α-ENaC polyubiquitination. Hypoxic inhibition of amiloride-sensitive Ieq was fully prevented by preincubation with proteasome inhibitors, MG132 and lactacystin, or with the antioxidant N-Acetyl-Cysteine. Our data strongly suggest that Nedd4-2-mediated ubiquitination of ENaC leading to endocytosis and degradation of apical Na(+) channels is a key feature of hypoxia-induced inhibition of transepithelial alveolar Na(+) transport.
    American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 10/2013; DOI:10.1165/rcmb.2012-0518OC · 4.11 Impact Factor
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  • 10/2013; 130(4-4):A76. DOI:10.1016/j.aforl.2013.06.259
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  • 10/2013; 130(4):A103-A104. DOI:10.1016/j.aforl.2013.06.330

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  • 2015
    • Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2014
    • Polytech Paris-UPMC
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2013
    • Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière (Groupe Hospitalier "La Pitié Salpêtrière - Charles Foix")
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2011–2013
    • Paris Diderot University
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2003–2013
    • University of Paris-Est
      La Haye-Descartes, Centre, France
  • 2008–2012
    • Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2004–2010
    • Unité Inserm U1077
      Caen, Lower Normandy, France
  • 1989–2008
    • French Institute of Health and Medical Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2005
    • University of Auvergne
      Clermont, Auvergne, France
    • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
      Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2003–2004
    • Hôpital Universitaire Robert Debré
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2000
    • Karolinska Institutet
      • Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi
      Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1992
    • Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2
      Burdeos, Aquitaine, France