Fabio Mininni

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AIM Congenital or acquired hearing loss in infanthood has been associated with lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor school performances and emotional and social maladjustments. The identification of hearing loss through neonatal and infant life can prevent or reduce many of these adverse consequences, permitting early intervention. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of bipolar diathermy in ensuring closure of leaking sclerotomies after complete 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy. METHODS In this prospective, interventional case series, in 136 eyes of 136 patients with at least one leaking sclerotomy at the end of a complete 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless(More)
A case of mucosal leishmaniasis in a 60-year old hemodialysis patient who had never lived outside Italy is described. The patient complained of fever, epistaxis and nasal obstruction. An anterior rhinoscopy disclosed a mass of two centimetres in diameter in the right nasal fossa. Histological examination revealed Leishmania amastigotes. Serology for(More)
The massive use of asbestos affected several industrial areas of Apulian region in the last decade. It has been estimated that in our country there are thousands of asbestos exposed workers and about 10.000 of them received CONTARP-INAIL document attesting their asbestos exposure for over ten years ex D.L. 257/92. Owing to the lack of any regional rules and(More)
The effect of diazepam (10 mg i.m. X 7 days) on crossed and uncrossed acoustic stapedius reflex parameters (threshold, amplitude and duration) has been studied in 7 normal hearing subjects. The results showed that diazepam has a not clinically significant damping effect on the threshold, the amplitude and, very often, the duration of both ipsilateral and(More)
The Authors report their experience, developed in the E.N.T. Unit of the Oncologic Institute of Bari, concerning the ototoxic effect of Diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP). The Study was carried out on 74 patients with advanced cancer of the head and neck, treated according to the polychemotherapeutic scheme called "MBD" in 34 cases and in 40 cases according to(More)
Vibrotactile evoked responses (VER) to 250 and 500 Hz presented respectively at 50 and 70 dB HL by BC vibrator placed on right thumb, were recorded in 20 children (10 with pathological EEG) with severe sensorineural hearing loss, or deaf since birth, both to control accuracy of cortical responses to high intensity auditory stimuli and to diagnose central(More)
Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (ABR) were recorded simultaneously between vertex and ear lobe, ipsi- and contralateral to the stimulated ear in 53 subjects with confirmed (19) or undefined (34) multiple sclerosis. Results were compared with those obtained in a control group of 20 normal-hearing adults. The control group showed that significant latency(More)