Walter Di Nardo

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the function of the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the auditory cortex in subjects with IDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Brain stem, middle-, and long-latency auditory-evoked responses and evoked otoacoustic emissions were measured in 48 normally hearing IDDM patients and in age- and sex-matched nondiabetic subjects.(More)
The main aim was to evaluate the relative importance of sensory interactions for postural stability in 45 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) with and without peripheral neuropathy. All subjects had normal electronystagmography. Dynamic posturography provides functional, selective testing of three sensory modalities in maintenance of(More)
Thirty-two patients affected by idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) of the posterior semicircular canal were studied before, 3 days and I month after a resolutive Semont manoeuvre by means of dynamic posturography. The overall postural control in BPPV patients was shown to be impaired, as demonstrated by the pathological equilibrium(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide information about possible subclinical damage of the cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs) by means of transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in subjects with IDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS TEOAEs and DPOAEs were recorded in 47 IDDM patients with normal hearing and in age-(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work is to establish if the vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) could be used as a clinical test of vestibular function in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty normal hearing children, aged between 3 and 15 years, and classified in preschool and scholar group, have been investigated in order to study normal development(More)
Aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the electrically evoked whole nerve action potential (EAP) and T- and C-level for subjects using the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant system. EAP thresholds were measured using the Neural Response Telemetry system of the Nucleus 24 device. Twelve Nucleus 24 cochlear implant users took part in this(More)
Nowadays oral appliance therapy is recognised as an effective therapy for many patients with primary snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), as well as those with more severe OSA who cannot tolerate positive airway pressure (PAP) therapies. For this reason, it is important to focus on objective criteria to indicate which subjects may(More)
Although the voice in a free field has an excellent recruitment by a cochlear implant (CI), the situation is different for music because it is a much more complex process, where perceiving the pitch discrimination becomes important to appreciate it. The aim of this study is to determine the music perception abilities among children with Cis and to verify(More)
The authors investigated the tubal function by means of sequential scintigraphy in 16 patients affected by chronic otitis media and in 3 patients with posttraumatic perforation of the tympanic membrane. Evaluated parameters were: appearance time (AT), radioactivity peak time, rise time in the tympanic cavity, eustachian tube and rhinopharynx, and(More)
A 16-year-old boy with Behçet's disease who was seen with thrombophlebitis of the leg was found to have coronary artery occlusion with postinfarction left ventricular aneurysm. Recurrent femoral artery aneurysms and orogenital ulceration developed in him. The diagnostic features together with successful treatment of this patient and a discussion of Behçet's(More)