Francesco Mora

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OBJECTIVE Nasal airflow resistance, as measured by rhinomanometry, is frequently impaired in allergic rhinitis (AR). However, rhinomanometry is scarcely available. The aim of this study was to verify the suitability of the use of visual analog scales (VAS) as a surrogate for rhinomanometry in quantifying nasal obstruction in patients with persistent(More)
Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are very common in patients of all ages. Rhinitis, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis and otitis appear to be the prevalent forms of recurrent respiratory infections in the paediatric population. The aim of treatment is so the solution of the respiratory pathology and the also the prevention of their(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of voice after septoplasty and to establish concepts of patient management and a rational therapeutic approach. MATERIAL/METHODS Before and one month after surgery, phonetically balanced sentences and sustained vowels a, e, and i were recorded and digitalized with MDVP (Multi(More)
A 59-year-old man with a 2-year history of sudden onset of hearing loss in the left ear was treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for myocardial infarction. The patient had 50 dB of hearing recovery after the full dose (100 mg of tPA followed by 3 mg/d of tPA for 2 weeks).
BACKGROUND Major risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children include adenotonsillar hypertrophy, neuromuscular disease and syndromes such as Down's or Pierre-Robin's syndrome; there is currently no consensus concerning diagnosis and therapy. METHODS The study analyses 40 children, aged 2 through 14 years, with macroscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the effect of sulphurous thermal water inhalations in the treatment of the recurrent upper respiratory tract (RURT) infections in children. METHODS A total of 100 children with RURT infections were included. All children underwent a 12-day course warm vapour inhalations. For the inhalations,(More)
We conducted a study of the effects of mobile cellular telephone microwave radiation on the auditory system in 20 healthy men. After the subjects underwent baseline measurements of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR), they participated in three sessions of exposure to an electromagnetic field of 900 to 1,800(More)
OBJECTIVE The high rate of positive margins after transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) remains a matter of debate. This study investigates the effect of intraoperative narrow band imaging (NBI) examination on the incidence of positive superficial surgical margins in early glottic cancer treated by TLM. METHODS Between January 2012 and October 2013, 82(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of speech after tonsillectomy and to establish concepts of patient management and rational therapeutic approach. Before and 1 month after surgery, phonetically balanced sentences and sustained vowels a, e, i were carried out and digitalized with Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (Kay(More)