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Year: 2012  Vol. 16   Num. 2  - Apr/June
DOI: 10.7162/S1809-48722012000200001
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Geraldo Pereira Jotz
International Archives of Otolaryngology Journal

Editorial - Auditory Alterations in the just-been born.

Volume 16 (2) - April/May/June - 2012

Dear Colleague,

In this journal, we would like to detach an article that deals of just-born auditory health. As told in the study "Prevalence of the auditory alterations in just-born in hospital school", the illness attack one of three children to each 1000 births of healthful babies and two of four to each 1000 births of risk. These facts justify our pro-active action in the direction to work the orientation of the population with preventive approach, looking for to minimize the risks of this occurrence, guiding the action of pediatricians and otolaryngologists in the precocious detention of the auditory alterations. The examination of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (EOAT) is an examination of easy handling, fast execution and that it does not offer to risks or damages to the patients. However the related study alert that literature already had signaled that, in the first evaluation, the results false-positives in the first EOAT could vary of 0,74% 16.9%, giving the idea of that the index of normal children with auditory deficiency would be bigger of what really would occur.

The International Archives of Otolaryngology journal, in this year of 2012, awarded the three works of systematic revision (Meta-Analysis) published in our journal in the year of 2011, looking for to give emphasis in article models that form the bases and concepts in the universal knowledge. The best works had been chosen by the publishing body of the journal, in the following order:

1: Results in the long-term with the use of the cochlear implantation in children: systematic revision.

2: Repercussions of the verbal breath in the nutritional state: why it happens?

3: Sensorial abnormality: smell and taste.

We wait to review you in future publications.

A great hug,

Geraldo Pereira Jotz
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology Journal



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