María Soledad Boleas-Aguirre

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OBJECTIVE To assess patient satisfaction with vertigo control using intratympanic (IT) dexamethasone (12 mg/mL) for medically refractory unilateral Ménière's disease. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary referral neurotology clinic. PATIENTS One hundred twenty-nine subjects diagnosed with unilateral Ménière's disease still having vertigo(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of patients with unilateral Ménière's disease (MD) to reach the corresponding limits of stability and to define the existence of directional constraints. PATIENTS 112 patients with unilateral MD and 30 normal age-matched subjects with no history of equilibrium problems. METHODS A computerized dynamic posturography(More)
OBJECTIVE Middle ear salivary gland choristoma are extremly rare. We report a case, describe the clinical management and review the literature. CLINICAL CASE A 12 year old boy presented with unilateral conductive hearing loss associated with a large inferior retraction pocket on otoscopy. CT scan demonstrated a large mass in the left middle ear cavity.(More)
OBJECTIVE Audiological and subjective benefits in adult bone-anchored hearing device users. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective evaluation. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Thirty-eight adult subjects fitted with unilateral bone-anchored hearing device. INTERVENTIONS Audiometric measurements included sound-field pure-tone and speech audiometries(More)
CONCLUSIONS After forced prolonged position type one (FPP-one) and the appropriate repositioning maneuvers, or FPP-two, 95.45% of patients with cupulolithiasis of the horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HSC-BPPV).were symptom-free. OBJECTIVES To treat patients with cupulolithiasis of the HSC-BPPV. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a rare case of sudden deafness and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) corresponding to a canalithiasis of the ipsilateral left posterior semicircular canal (PSC). CASE REPORT The initial examination showed intact lateral semicircular canal (LSC) function. Cerebral MRI results were normal. However evoked otoacoustics emissions(More)
OBJECTIVE Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) seems to occur because of otoconia migration into the semicircular canals or their adherence to the cupula. Although the origin of these otoconia lies in the macula of the utricle, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) can be used assess saccular function. The aim of this study is to assess the(More)
CONCLUSIONS Three possible results are commonly seen after ice-water caloric irrigation and to correctly interpret them the function of the corresponding vestibular receptor and of normal endolymphatic flow must be taken into account. Bedside vestibular examination helps to interpret discrepant findings. OBJECTIVE To review the findings obtained with the(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective of this study was to characterize the residual vestibular symptoms and disability in patients with Ménière's disease who had achieved complete control of vertigo through intratympanic gentamicin treatment. Furthermore, we assessed whether the Functional Level Score prior to treatment reflected the posttreatment symptoms and(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients satisfaction and side effects assessment after vestibular tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS Questionnaires were sent to 150 patients after vestibular testing in 2006. Forty-two questionnaires were sent back to us. On each questionnaire there were 5 questions regarding patient expectations, 4 questions about side effects after vestibular(More)