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OBJECTIVES By assessing unilateral utricular function at the acute and subacute stages, we sought to determine the ability of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) during eccentric rotation (dynamic SVV) in detecting latent abnormality of otolith dysfunction in unilateral vestibular neuritis. In addition, we compared the validity of the dynamic SVV with(More)
PURPOSE We have investigated vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) as a function of age and the involvement of each of the 3 semicircular canals in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed prospective assessment from January 2005 to September 2006. Vestibular evoked myogenic potential was(More)
OBJECTIVES Some patients with dizziness show high comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. However, the association of vestibular deficit with psychological symptoms remains controversial. Thus, we investigated psychological distress (depression and anxiety) in patients with vestibular disease and examined factors modifying the development of psychological(More)
OBJECTIVES Although many studies have assessed sudden deafness in adults, sudden deafness has not been evaluated in children. We therefore evaluated the differences in sudden deafness between children and adults. METHODS We compared clinical manifestations, including gender, audiogram pattern of initial hearing loss, and recovery rate after treatment in(More)
OBJECTIVE Intratympanic (IT) dexamethasone offers a good method for avoiding systemic side effects in patients with sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). However, in most studies, IT was used as a salvage treatment for patients whose hearing failed to improve with the initial systemic treatment, or as an addition to conventional oral steroid(More)
Daewoo Shipbuilding Company, one of the largest shipbuilders in the world, had difficulties with planning and scheduling its production process. To solve the problems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Daewoo have been jointly performing the DAS (DAewoo Shipbuilding Scheduling) Project for three years from 1991 to 1993. To(More)
PURPOSE Hearing loss can lead to a number of disabilities and can reduce quality of life. Noise-induced hearing losses have become more common among adolescents due to increased exposure to personal music players. We, therefore, investigated the use of personal music player among Korean adolescents and the relationship between hearing threshold and usage(More)
CONCLUSIONS Bacterial predominance and antibiotic sensitivity have changed over time, making continuous and periodic surveillance necessary in guiding appropriate antibacterial therapy. OBJECTIVES With the development and widespread use of antibiotics, the types of pathogenic microorganisms and their resistance to antibiotics have changed. Knowledge of(More)
With the increasing application of liposuction in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck region and aesthetic plastic surgery of the facial region, autologous fat transplantation is widely used. However, due to the high absorption rate of fat grafts, a number of studies have examined the use of different agents to increase the viability of such grafts.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze postrhinoplastic deformities in Asian noses and the differences between noses of white and Asian patients. For a successful revision rhinoplasty, one of the most difficult and unpredictable procedures in plastic surgery, an accurate diagnosis and analysis of error are needed. DESIGN A retrospective study of 84 revision rhinoplasties(More)