Luigi Gallucci

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As a fungal etiology has been proposed to underlie severe nasal polyposis, the present study was undertaken to assess local antifungal immune reactivity in nasal polyposis. For this purpose, microbial colonization, along with the pattern of T helper 1 (Th1)/Th2 cytokine production and Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression, was evaluated in patients with nasal(More)
Fifty-four patients (108 ears) with presumed noise-induced hearing loss, were subjected to tonal and speech audiometry, impedance tests and measurements of auditory brainstem responses (ABR), in order to check for possible retrocochlear involvement. ABR data indicated that latency values of waves I, III and V, as well as III-I, V-III and V-I intervals fell(More)
Following up the results obtained in a previous work testing Positional Rhinomanometry in normal subjects, the authors performed this test in subjects affected with specific nasal hyperreactivity. The aim was to offer an objective evaluation of decubitus-caused variations in air flow resistance through the nasal cavities. Thirty subjects suffering from(More)
The Authors report their experience regarding Positional Active Rhinomanometry performed before and after surgery in hypertrophic-vasomotor chronic rhinitis. Twenty-five patients suffering of hypertrophy of the turbinates and/or nasal vasomotor disorders were examined pre-operatively and 3, 6 and 12 months after inferior submucosal turbinoplasty. Tests were(More)
This study reports variations observed under general anesthesia through small-bore endotracheal tubes in PO2, PCO2, HCO3, percentage saturation of O2, and pH levels in 39 patients who underwent laryngeal microsurgery lasting from 10 to 100 minutes. The tendency to an increase in PCO2 levels reached statistical significance only at the 100th minute but did(More)
Positional rhinomanometry is a physiologic method for estimating nasal resistance, which is variable, difficult to predict, and linked to vasomotor activity of the functional system culminating in the turbinate valves. Thirty subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis, 25 patients affected by aspecific rhinitis, and 40 healthy controls underwent positional(More)
In this work, the Authors want to verify the possibility of an objective method of cochlear function evaluation in subjects affected by chronic acoustic trauma, through the study of the acoustic distortion products. Undertaking 46 subjects, the researchers have demonstrated a direct correlation between the tonal acoustic threshold and that of the distortion(More)
Measurement of decubitus-caused variations in air flow resistance through the nasal cavities indicates the vascular reactivity of turbinate cavernous tissue and makes it possible to evaluate the variable component in nasal resistance; a component usually suppressed by previous pharmacological vasoconstriction. The aim of the present work has been to(More)
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