Antonio A. Frenguelli

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In the elderly patient, instability is a syndrome in which a loss of balance, during ambulation or while standing, can give rise to falls, with consequent disability and morbidity. Maintaining the correct static and dynamic balance is known to be the result of the synergetic functioning of different systems. In old age, however, the efficiency of these(More)
The aim of this work is to reexamine our experience with the treatment of conductive and mixed hearing loss using the Baha system. The system was implanted in 47 patients (16 adults and 31 children under the age of 14), bilaterally in two cases. The causes of hypoacusis were bilateral congenital aural atresia (31 patients), bilateral chronic otitis media or(More)
Chondrosarcoma of the larynx is a rare tumor of the upper respiratory tract that originates from cartilaginous tissue. The cricoid cartilage is the most frequent site of onset at the larynx. The diagnosis is not always easy, given the tumor's slow growth rate, the aspecificity of the symptoms, and the low degree of malignancy with which most cases present(More)
Auditory brain-stem responses (ABRs) were studied in 66 subjects with severe head trauma. Middle latency responses (MLRs) were also recorded in 22 of them. Patients were carefully selected to avoid conditions such as pre-existing or acute deafness, hypothermia or ethanol intoxication. In order to evaluate the usefulness of potentials in predicting recovery,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to verify the existence of otolithic dysfunction or mental stress in patients with dizziness following an episode of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) that was treated and resolved. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Forty patients with BPPV were examined 2, 7, and 14 days after resolution. Based on residual(More)
It has been shown that lysosomes are involved in B cell apoptosis but lysosomal glycohydrolases have never been investigated during this event. In this study we determined the enzymatic activities of some lysosomal glycohydrolases in human tonsil B lymphocytes (TBL) undergoing in vitro spontaneous apoptosis. Fluorimetric methods were used to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study provides a qualitative evaluation of unilateral vestibulopathy by comparing otolithic and canal function, to establish possible relationships between the type of dysfunction observed and the evolving clinical pictures associated with it. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of a series of cases. SETTING Department of Medical-Surgical(More)
Head and neck injuries due to sports and games represent 22.7% of all injuries admitted to the E.N.T. Department of the University of Perugia between 1980 and 1988. Epidemiological and causative factors of these injuries are examined by the authors, together with their treatment: the majority of accidents occurred during soccer games as a consequence of(More)
Aim of this study was to examine possible relationships between several clinical aspects of paroxysmal positional vertigo and factors better defined as "intrinsic" to the patient, above all age. The disorder can affect essentially all age groups; nevertheless, the onset of age-linked degenerative processes, such as vascular damage, can have a negative(More)
AIMS Aural atresia is a congenital disease constituted by partial or complete lack of development of the external auditory canal, which is generally associated with malformations of the auricle and middle ear. Reconstruction of the auditory canal and correction of any deformities of the middle ear have yielded unpredictable results and variable functional(More)