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The first reports of an involvement of the lateral canal (LC) in paroxysmal positional vertigo (PPV), were published in 1985, by Luciano Cipparrone et al., from Italy and Joseph McClure from Canada. The increasing interest of otolaryngologists and neurologists has led to a progressive advance in the knowledge of this labyrinthine disorder regarding its(More)
Nasal decongestants are the most powerful drugs in the reduction of nasal obstruction. Despite their large use, local and systemic adverse reactions are frequent. The authors focus on the pharmacology of these kinds of drugs in light of the most recent knowledge on nasal pathophysiology. The ultrastructural anatomy of nasal mucosa explains the complexity of(More)
BACKGROUND In young children, particularly those aged 1-3 years, aerodigestive tract foreign bodies (FB) are a common pediatric problem. The aim of the present study was therefore to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FB in the upper digestive tract in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age,(More)
OBJECTIVE Lymph nodal disease is one of the most common manifestations of head and neck tuberculosis and is particularly frequent in paediatric patients with an increasing incidence in the last decade. It may represent the manifestation of a systemic tuberculous disease or a clinical entity specific of the neck. Aim of this paper is to retrospectively(More)
It has been postulated that bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) may be the result of an ongoing autoimmune process against the inner ear and a pattern of progressive bilateral SNHL linked to an autoimmune inner ear disorder has been reported. Various attempts have been made to develop an assay to confirm the diagnosis of autoimmune inner ear(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the immunological and clinical influence of 4 months' feeding with either yoghurt or partially skimmed milk or nothing, on 20 volunteers. SUBJECTS Thirteen subjects had a demonstrated allergic rhinopathy and seven were healthy subjects and participated as controls. RESEARCH DESIGN Either a group of seven or a group of six(More)
This report outlines the current status of the official statistical data available concerning mortality rates for suffocation in children <15 years of age, stratified according to sex and country in Europe, in the years 1980-1995. The data source is the WHO Mortality Database, which comprises deaths registered in national vital registration systems, with(More)
Foreign body (FB) aspiration/inhalation is a serious problem because it is still a cause of death in children, especially among those younger than 4 years. The objective of this paper is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies (FB) in the upper airways in terms of the characteristics of the injured(More)
OBJECTIVE The occurrence of foreign bodies (FBs) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among patients in paediatric age. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies in ears in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of foreign bodies (FB) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among pediatric patients. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FBs in the nose in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and features of(More)