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The functional status of patients was determined during an acute attack of asthma requiring medical intervention. Patients were recruited during two months from general practice: all 28 patients consulting for an acute asthma attack were invited to take part: four refused or were withdrawn from follow up. Matched control patients with asthma, not suffering(More)
Acute epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of the supraglottic structures, which can lead to sudden, fatal airway obstruction. Different techniques have been described to facilitate tracheal intubation in acute epiglottitis. We describe the successful intubation, with the help of the videolaryngoscope, of a 60-year-old female with acute(More)
Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) were studied in patients with Ménière's disease in order to assess their usefulness for distinguishing between different stages of the disease. An accurate classification of Ménière's patients is expected to allow optimalization of the treatment for each particular stage. Click-evoked and distortion product OAEs were evaluated(More)
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