Gang Li's research while affiliated with Sichuan University and other places

Publications (15)

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Objective: To explore trajectories of receptive and expressive vocabulary in Mandarin-speaking children under the age of 4 years, fitted with cochlear implants (CIs). Design: Vocabulary trajectories were measured at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months after implantation using the Chinese version of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Invento...
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Introduction: Outcome assessment for hearing aids (HAs) is an essential part of HA fitting and validation. There is no consensus about the best or standard approach for evaluating HA outcomes. And, the relationship between objective and subjective measures is ambiguous. This study aimed to determine the outcomes after HA fitting, explore correlati...
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Background Early prelingual auditory development (EPLAD) is a fundamental and important process in the speech and language development of infants and toddlers. The Infant–Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (ITMAIS) is a widely used measurement tool for EPLAD, however it has not yet undergone a comprehensive psychometric analysis. The aim...
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Objective To explore the clinical practicality of the dizziness handicap inventory (DHI) in the Mandarin Chinese-speaking population and compare patients’ and physicians’ assessments of the impact of dizziness on the quality of life using the DHI. Design Prospective cross-sectional. Study sample Overall, 144 consecutive patients aged ≥ 18 years s...
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The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation of tinnitus severity and sleep quality prior to tinnitus onset in a Chinese population.We recruited patients with primary tinnitus from a tertiary teaching hospital in southwest China, retrospectively. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Mandarin version of the Tinnitus Ha...
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Objective: To assess the influence of congenital and permanent unilateral hearing loss (UHL) on early prelingual auditory development (EPLAD) of infants and toddlers. Study design: A cross-sectional and case-controlled design. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Sixty-five young children (median with interquartile ranges: 4.4 [3.3,...
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Background: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) is a major cause of deafness. Despite the advances in systemic therapy, some cases of ISSNHL are untreated, because the exact ISSNHL aetiology is unclear. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat diseases for thousands of years and is popular and widely practiced in...
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Objectives: The aim of this longitudinal follow-up study was to explore the trajectories of early auditory and language development in Mandarin speaking children younger than 3 years of age following switch-on of their cochlear implants (CIs). Methods: Early auditory and language development was measured longitudinally using the Infant-Toddler M...
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Background: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) is an important cause of deafness. Despite the advances in systemic therapy, some cases of ISSNHL are untreated, because the exact ISSNHL aetiology is unclear . Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for treating diseases for thousands of years and is popular and widely pra...
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Background: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) is an important cause of deafness. Despite the advances in systemic therapy, some cases of ISSNHL are untreated, because the exact ISSNHL aetiology is unclear . Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for treating diseases for thousands of years and is popular and widely pra...
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Tinnitus is a prevalent condition among different populations. As the nature of tinnitus is subjective, self-reported measures have been validated and utilized to assess psychometric properties of tinnitus patients. Without exception, Chinese clinicians have administered these measures to patients in mainland China after cross-cultural adaptation....
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Background: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) is an important cause of deafness. Despite advances of systemic therapy, some ISSNHL patients remains ineffective since the exact etiology for SSNHL is still unclear. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for treating disease for thousands of years. It is popular and widel...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the early and sustained effects of tinnitus educational counseling on chronic primary tinnitus and related problems. A descriptive longitudinal cohort study was conducted with 159 adult patients suffering from chronic primary tinnitus and sleep problems. All patients received tinnitus educational counseling, sl...
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Background The treatment effects and safety of Ma-Huang-Fu-Zi-Xi-Xin decoction for patients with allergic rhinitis have yet to be clarified. Objectives The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects and safety of Ma-Huang-Fu-Zi-Xi-Xin decoction in patients with allergic rhinitis. Methods We searched PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medical Database), C...
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Figure S1: flow diagram of study selection process in this systematic review. Figure S2: risk of bias graph of authors' judgements about included studies. Figure S3: risk of bias summary of authors' judgements about included studies. Figure S4: efficacy of 6 RCTs of MHFZXXD versus western medical therapy. Figure S5: safety of MHFZXXD versus western...

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... This study aimed to use both classical test theory (CTT) approach (e.g., factor analysis, internal consistency reliability-Cronbach's alpha, etc.) and modern test theory approaches (e.g., 2PL model, Rasch model, etc.) (19)(20)(21)(22) to demonstrate the validity and reliability of the Malay SAVE-6 Scale. CTT is commonly used approach to assess psychometric properties of a test. ...
... Unilateral hearing deficit deprives individuals of the benefits of binaural hearing naturally present in individuals with normal hearing and disturbs auditory development [1][2][3][4]. Thus, auditory intervention is required for unilateral hearing disability as well as for binaural disability. ...
... Disorder-specific cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can have a positive effect on tinnitus complaints [44,45]. Furthermore, for the first time, evidence emerged that sleep disturbances prior to the onset of tinnitus can be predictive of the severity of tinnitus [46]. A recent longitudinal study also showed that severe tinnitus was associated with a poorer sleep quality [47]. ...
... Moreover, they must regularly assess children's speech perception to monitor their auditory skills improvement [7][8][9]. Although cochlear implantation (CI) assists children generally in achieving age-appropriate abilities in speech perception [10][11][12][13], spoken language skills [13][14][15][16], and opportunities in mainstream educational settings [17,18], its outcomes vary among children, and the majority of users continue to be challenged by speech-in-noise perception [1,[19][20][21]. Therefore, researchers and clinicians who work with pediatric cochlear implant (CI) users have two main goals: (I) to determine factors related to variations in user performance [22], and (II) to develop interventional approaches to improve the outcomes of users who have inappropriate performance [23]. ...
... To the knowledge of researchers, no less than 20 of self-rating questionnaires have been utilized in clinical practice globally, which include the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire (TRQ) and Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI). 7 The lack of an objective measure of tinnitus has led to self-report questionnaire as the best option to evaluate tinnitus symptom and quantify the degree to which quality of life is negatively impacted. 8 These effects are not related to the physical characteristics of tinnitus such as perceived loudness; although its effect show high inter-subject variability. ...
... In many health care centers, these expensive and time-consuming interventions are not reimbursed for the patient. Moreover, a certain amount of patients require such thorough therapy, while for others, shortened forms of psycho-education may be sufficient [9]. Therefore, the current paper reports on the effects of a one-time informative psycho-education session tailored to tinnitus patients. ...
... Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem. It is a common symptomatic, inflammatory, and immunological disorder of the nasal mucosa, characterised by four classic symptoms: sneezing, nasal itching, airflow obstruction, and clear nasal discharge caused by IgE-mediated reactions [1]. AR can be subdivided into intermittent (four symptoms for <4 days per week or for <4 weeks) and persistent disease (four symptoms for >4 days per week or for >4 weeks) [2]. ...