Ettore Cassandro

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BACKGROUND Chronic subjective dizziness (CSD) is characterized by persistent dizziness, unsteadiness, and hypersensitivity to one's own motion or exposure to complex visual stimuli. CSD may be triggered, in predisposed individuals with specific personality traits, by acute vestibular diseases. CSD is also thought to arise from failure to re-establish normal(More)
The aim of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is to provide decision-makers, distributors and recipients with information on the effectiveness, cost and impact of health technologies. The present study constitutes a subproject within the wider project "Analysis of the impact of professional involvement in evidence generation for the HTA process", which is(More)
The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the results of scientific publications on the clinical effectiveness of the cochlear implant (CI) procedure in adults. The members of the Working Group first examined existing research evidence from the national and international literature and main international guidelines. They considered as universally(More)
Our understanding of the genetic basis of Ménière's disease (MD) is still limited. Although the familial clustering and the geographical and racial differences in incidence strongly suggest a certain role for genetic factors in the development of MD, no convincing evidence for an association with any gene exists, at present. In this review, starting from(More)
The need to optimize the use of all the information that modern technological tools have made available to the physician ENT/audiologist has increasingly emerged within the Italian scientific community. Towards this purpose, it is necessary to create a registry of the patients using cochlear implants (CIs). This registry will include a homogeneous summary(More)
In selecting patients to undergo cochlear implant, a pre-existing use of sign language gives rise to two problems that have been widely debated in the literature. First, the caution shown toward the candidacy of patients using this mode of communication, since it is considered a possible element of interference in the acquisition of speech. Secondly,(More)
Fifteen cases of Friedreich's ataxia (FA) were examined using an otoneurological test battery that included tone and speech audiometry, the synthetic sentence identification (SSI) test, impedance audiometry, cortical auditory-evoked response (CAER), brainstem auditory-evoked response (ABR) and electronystagmography. We also obtained ABR and CAER findings in(More)
OBJECTIVE Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) represents a rare condition that may be associated to some particular symptoms as vertigo, autophony, and Tullio phenomenon. In those patients who present severe symptoms surgical treatment is required. Middle fossa craniotomy and transmastoid approaches are both described. Concerning repairing(More)
Tinnitus is a frequent complaint in patients affected by intracranial hypertension (IH). Recently, some studies have reported an association between idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and bilateral transverse sinus stenosis (BTSS). We investigated the relationship between BTSS and monosymptomatic tinnitus, regardless of its clinical characteristics,(More)