Stavros G. Korres

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OBJECTIVE To assess the outcomes of neonatal hearing screening with regard to the final diagnosis in a very large number of newborns and investigate related strengths and weaknesses of the program. SUBJECTS In this study, 76,560 newborns were assessed. METHOD All neonates were assessed using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND In contrast to the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, neonatal hearing screening programs are still not universally available, and many countries implement elective screening in high-risk newborns. OBJECTIVE To assess the failure rates of neonates in hearing screening and the relative importance of risk factors for(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the occurrence of each variant of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPVV) and to present some specific clinical features and the results of their treatment by appropriate repositioning maneuvers. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of the records of patients with BPPV. SETTING Neurotology clinic of the ear, nose, and throat(More)
Otitis media with effusion is one of the most frequent diseases in children, and its management requires the attention of general practitioners, pediatricians and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons. The main complications associated with tympanostomy tube insertion, are: (1) purulent otorrhea (10–26% of cases), in which local otic preparations might be(More)
BACKGROUND Although occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) has become a major problem in industrialized societies, there is a notable lack of effective screening protocols to ensure its early diagnosis. The aim of this study was to detect a potential role of extended high frequency (EHF) audiometry in industrial hearing screening protocols. (More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the most common causes of vertigo in children. METHODS Fifty-four children (20 boys and 34 girls) aged 3-16 years, who presented with vertigo attacks during a 3-year period, were studied. A detailed medical history for vestibular symptoms and migraine was obtained from our patients or their parents. All patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Vincristine is a well known neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agent. Dose dependent and cumulative peripheral neuropathy is the main dose limiting side effect of chemotherapy with vincristine. The mechanisms responsible for the neurotoxic effects of vincristine have not yet been fully understood. This prospective study was directed at determining(More)
BACKGROUND Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common peripheral vestibular disorder encountered in primary care and specialist otolaryngology and neurology clinics. It is associated with a characteristic paroxysmal positional nystagmus, which can be elicited with specific diagnostic positional maneuvers. In recent years, specific therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic factors in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) treated with canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of consecutive BPPV cases diagnosed over three years. All patients underwent a complete otolaryngologic, audiologic and neurotologic evaluation. The appropriate CRP was(More)