Cristiane Akemi Kasse

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a canalith-repositioning procedure in postural control of older patients with idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING A tertiary referral center. METHODS A 9-month follow-up survey with a prospective design was conducted among 33 older patients(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS One mechanism associated with degeneration in the elderly is the decrease of neurotransmitters. In the central auditory pathway serotonin, can be found from cochlear nucleus to the auditory cortex, and it constitutes one of the most important neuromodulatory circuits in hearing processing. The present study analyzed the action of(More)
UNLABELLED Electroneurography (ENoG) and clinical staging are currently the methods of choice to indicate prognosis in Bell's palsy, although ENoG is an electrophysiological test not universally available. AIM Identify other options of prognostic evaluation based upon clinical aspects and minimal electrical stimulation test allowing prognostic measurement(More)
UNLABELLED Tinnitus is a common symptom, defined as a sound perception in absence of a sound stimulus. AIM Evaluate if Trazodone, an antidepressant drug, which modulates serotonin at central neuronal pathways, is effective in controlling tinnitus. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled. MATERIALS AND METHODS Study(More)
UNLABELLED Maytenus ilicifolia is a native plant from South America, with several medicinal properties including antioxidant effects. AIM using an original cisplatin induced ototoxicity model, we evaluated a possible otoprotection caused by Maytenus ilicifolia extract. MATERIALS AND METHODS clinical and experimental study design with female albino(More)
This article presents our results of surgical treatment of chronic otitis media (COM) and discusses its efficacy regarding the control of disease and hearing results. A retrospective chart review of 84 ears was performed. Forty-one ears with noncholesteatomatous COM underwent tympanomastoidectomy, 43 ears with cholesteatoma were managed according to the(More)
A comprehensive model strategy is presented which enables the prediction of catchment hydrology and the dynamics of sediment transport within the alluvial river systems draining these catchments. The model is driven by AGCM-based weather predictions, generalised by using a stochastic weather generator, and by palaeo-climate and palaeo-environment(More)
UNLABELLED Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may compromise the balance of elderly subjects. OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of the Epley maneuver in elderly subjects with BPPV and assess clinical and functional aspects of body balance. METHOD This is a prospective clinical study. Patients diagnosed with BPPV (Dix-Hallpike test) were(More)
UNLABELLED Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is highly prevalent in the elderly population, triggering major changes in body balance. OBJECTIVE To compare the results obtained from static posturography in the elderly before and after otoliths repositioning maneuvers and 12 months after treatment onset. DESIGN longitudinal, descriptive and analytical(More)
BACKGROUND A good body balance requires a proper function of vestibular, visual, and somatosensory systems which can be reach with exercise practice and/or yoga. AIM To determine the effects of a 5-month hatha yoga training program on body balance in young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study used a controlled, nonrandomized design, where the(More)