Eleftherios A Ferekidis

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OBJECTIVES Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) remains a challenge for the clinician. In the majority of cases, no definite cause can be found and the prognosis is variable. METHODS The present study assessed 114 patients suffering from idiopathic SSHL, with regard to the prognostic value of demographic, epidemiologic, neurotologic and audiometric(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcomes of neonatal hearing screening with regard to the final diagnosis in a very large number of newborns and investigate related strengths and weaknesses of the program. SUBJECTS In this study, 76,560 newborns were assessed. METHOD All neonates were assessed using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). RESULTS(More)
Otitis media with effusion is one of the most frequent diseases in children, and its management requires the attention of general practitioners, pediatricians and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons. The main complications associated with tympanostomy tube insertion, are: (1) purulent otorrhea (10–26% of cases), in which local otic preparations might be(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the occurrence of each variant of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPVV) and to present some specific clinical features and the results of their treatment by appropriate repositioning maneuvers. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of the records of patients with BPPV. SETTING Neurotology clinic of the ear, nose, and throat(More)
BACKGROUND In contrast to the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, neonatal hearing screening programs are still not universally available, and many countries implement elective screening in high-risk newborns. OBJECTIVE To assess the failure rates of neonates in hearing screening and the relative importance of risk factors for(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess whether blood group ABO is a risk factor for otitis media with effusion (OME). In a screening program 889 children were studied with pneumatic otoscopy, tuning fork tests, audiometry, impedance measures and blood group tests. Among these children, there were 51 children with OME at the time of examination (5.7%),(More)
AIM To study the effect of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and nasal polyps (NP) with concomitant asthma. DESIGN The study was designed to evaluate prospectively whether FESS can influence parameters of asthma in patients with CRS with nasal polyps. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred thirty seven(More)
AIM To compare bilateral (BSSHL) with unilateral (USSHL) sudden sensorineural hearing loss. METHODS AND SUBJECTS Two hundred and thirty-two patients with USSHL, 11 with simultaneous BSSHL and 7 with sequential BSSHL, who were older than 15 years had onset of hearing loss <30 days, no head injuries or history of acoustic trauma. All patients received the(More)
OBJECTIVE To record acoustic reflex thresholds for admittance (Y) and its components, susceptance (B) and conductance (G) in healthy subjects and to establish normative data. STUDY DESIGN Acoustic reflex threshold was determined in 100 healthy persons, divided into 5 age groups of 20 persons each (20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-69 years old). Detection(More)
Inverted papilloma is a rare benign sinonasal tumour, characterized by a potentially invasive nature. The lateral nasal wall represents the most common site of origin, whereas paranasal sinuses are involved by extension quite frequently. In contrast, primary sinus inverted papillomas have rarely been reported. Although the midfacial degloving approach has(More)