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OBJECTIVES Cisplatin chemotherapy is associated with an increased risk of ototoxic changes. The incidence of hearing loss after the 1st cisplatin-infusion session is only scarcely mentioned in the international literature. With increasing survival rates, prevention and/or early detection of ototoxicity are important for providing management options. The(More)
We studied 29 patients in the final stage of head or neck cancer who were suffering pain that was not relieved by oral morphine. Cervical or thoracic epidural morphine was administered to relieve the pain. The quality of analgesia was equally good for both techniques. However, cervical epidural administration appeared to be superior, because much smaller(More)
The treatment of patients with vocal fold paralysis presents a challenge to the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. Many techniques have been proposed to manage individuals with unilateral or bilateral vocal fold paralysis. We herein describe the experience of our department in dealing with bilateral vocal fold paralysis. At the University of Athens,(More)
The Arnold-Chiari malformation type I is a rare congenital condition characterized by herniation of the cerebellar tonsils into the upper cervical spinal tract. Various otoneurological manifestations occur in patients with the disease, which has usually been associated with a downbeat type of nystagmus. In this paper a case with this condition is reported(More)
Fungi are more often than previously believed to be the causative organisms of paranasal sinusitis. Aspergillus, a fungus belonging to the Ascomycetes class, accounts for the majority of these infections, which affect not only debilitated patients but healthy people as well. There are two distinct clinical forms of Aspergillus sinusitis, invasive and(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiation therapy is often the first method of treating patients with early cancer of the glottis. There is a substantial failure rate among these patients. Total laryngectomy has usually been the means of treating patients with failure after radiation. In recent decades, partial laryngectomy has been used for salvage in such patients. This(More)
The oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal microbial flora of 40 children with chronically hypertrophied and infected tonsils or adenoids, was studied. Twenty of the children were treated by tonsillectomy and 20 by adenoidectomy. Swabs were taken from the surgical field pre-operatively and from the oropharynx or the nasopharynx 10 and 30 days-post-operatively.(More)
This study examined the effect of the number of accepted responses in transient evoked otoacoustic emissions on the results of neonatal hearing screening programmes. The ILO88 Otodynamics Analyzer Quickscreen programme was used for all testing, and a three-stage procedure was adopted by averaging 20, 30, and 260 low-noise samples in total. The results were(More)
Various recognized prognostic factors in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx influence the therapeutic options offered to an individual patient in order to extend the survival expectancy. Additional prognostic indicators are required in specific patient subgroups. The present study used a standard immunohistochemical technique in order to(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated whether sensorineural loss and vestibular abnormalities are common in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and whether such abnormalities are clinically significant. METHODS In an individually matched case-control design, 48 patients with pSS underwent complete audiovestibular evaluation along with 48 age and sex matched(More)