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The impact of dizziness on Quality of Life (QoL) can be assessed by the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), which is used as a discriminative and evaluative tool. Although the DHI is available in several languages, an equivalent version for the Italian population is not yet available. Aim of this study was to translate the DHI into the Italian language(More)
Numerous epidemiologic investigations have been conducted regarding the incidence of Menière's disease, but the values obtained for different countries vary greatly. This can be attributed to the fact that different criteria have been applied in defining Menière's disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and prevalence of Menière's(More)
Yearly occurrence of acute episodes of Menière's disease has been studied in a group of 114 patients observed from January 1972 to December 1984. Monthly frequency variations were found to be casual and void of statistical significance. Primary episodes apparently occurred more often during the June-August period; statistical analysis confirmed the(More)
The object of this paper was to study the brain stem evoked response in 20 patients suffering from chronic renal failure and having haemodialysis, and to evaluate the effects of this treatment. A further 5 successful renal transplant patients were investigated to analyse the evolution of the brain stem conduction when the metabolic abnormality is removed.(More)
The chronic ear survey (CES) is a sensitive and disease specific quality of life (QoL) measurement tool in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). It is a 13-item survey that evaluates the frequency, duration and severity of problems associated with this disease. It is composed of three subscales that describe activity restrictions, symptoms(More)
In Bell's palsy the stapedial reflex may be affected or not. The object of this paper was to study the evolution of the stapedial reflex and its latency pattern during the first weeks of paralysis and to correlate these parameters with the evolution of the disease. One hundred and thirty-three patients with Bell's palsy were evaluated, and the patients(More)
The main objective of this study was to determine reliability, validity, and reproducibility of the Italian version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) self-administered questionnaire aimed at evaluating the impact of tinnitus on the quality of life of subjects affected by this symptom. The questionnaire was presented to a sample of 443 subjects (285(More)
This study wants to show the diagnostic value of vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) in the diagnosis of vestibular neuritis (VN), independently of the caloric test results. Twenty patients were enrolled with acute vertigo caused by VN. VEMP was tested with the binaural simultaneous stimulation method. Surface electromyographic activity was recorded(More)
Vertigo and dizziness are common conditions in the adult population that can be rarely seen during childhood; only a few articles describing vertigo in children can be found in literature. Although many causes of vertigo in adulthood occur also in childhood, their frequency may be different. A typical example is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the(More)
Malignant schwannoma is an aggressive tumor that carries a poor prognosis despite wide excision, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Malignant schwannoma of the parapharyngeal space is an uncommon finding; to our knowledge, only four cases have been described in the literature during the past 30 years, and only one of them involved a patient who had clinical(More)