Javier Gavilán

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CONCLUSION Despite the decrease in listening habits, about half of the patients still enjoy music post implantation. Better quality of sound through the implant improves music enjoyment and contributes to achievement of better postoperative quality of life (QOL). OBJECTIVES To evaluate music perception and enjoyment in cochlear implant (CI) users, and to(More)
The average velocity-amplitude characteristics of rapid eye movements (voluntary saccades, and fast phases of caloric and optokinetic [OKN] nystagmus) in normal humans were analyzed with an analogue-digital computer and compared among them. For the same amplitude of movement the velocity of the saccades is considerably greater than that of the fast phases(More)
Between January 1980 and December 1989, 110 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the supraglottis were treated with supraglottic laryngectomy and neck dissection. The stage distribution was stage I 23%, II 34%, III 15%, and IV 28%. Adjuvant radiotherapy (5,000 to 6,500 cGy) was given to all pN+cases. All patients were followed until death or for a(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the oncologic outcomes of a series of supracricoid partial laryngectomy. DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. PATIENTS Forty-one patients with glottic or supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma who underwent supracricoid partial laryngectomy between 1998 and 2008 at the authors'(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cochlear implant (CI) performances in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients with bilateral vestibular schwannoma (VS) and in patients with sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear. All patients with bilateral VS or sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear who underwent cochlear implantation, either(More)
The incidence of severe complications following thyroid gland surgery is a major reason to recommend total thyroidectomy or a less radical procedure in treating thyroid gland diseases. A retrospective study on 335 thyroidectomies was performed to assess the incidence of postoperative complications. Rates for hypocalcemia were based on patients undergoing(More)
In a prospective, controlled, and randomized study, we compared the outcome of 101 Bell's palsy patients treated with acyclovir (54 patients) or prednisone (47 patients). The acyclovir dosage was 2400 mg (800 mg three times a day) for 10 days, and prednisone was given as a single daily dose of 1 mg/kg of body weight for 10 days and tapered to 0 over the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to evaluate the impact of facial dysfunction on quality of life in patients who underwent surgery for vestibular schwannoma. Other factors with a possible impact on quality of life were also assessed. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 95 patients who underwent removal of a unilateral vestibular schwannoma.(More)
Ceruminous gland tumours are infrequent lesions of the external auditory canal (EAC). Controversy still exists about nomenclature, classification, tissue of origin, and accurate diagnosis of these tumours. We present three cases of ceruminous gland tumours, including benign eccrine cylindroma, ceruminous adenoma, and adenoid cystic carcinoma. Superficial(More)