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Jarosław Walak, Marcin Szczepanik, Marek Woszczak, Magdalena Józefowicz-Korczyńska
UNLABELLED: THE AIM of the study was to evaluate the impact of physiotherapy on balance stability and quality of life improvement in patients with central vestibular system dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 31 patients (23 females, 8 males) with vertigo/dizziness and unsteadiness diagnosed for central vestibular system impairment based on videonystagraphy examinations, in ENT Department Medical University of Lodz between 2010-2011 years...
January 2013: Otolaryngologia Polska
Wei-ning Huang, Jin Xu, Bo Gao, Jin-mei Zhou, Gui-fang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To understand the various factors causing vertigo and balance disorders in the elderly. METHODS: 118 elderly patients (aged equal or older than 60 years of age) with vertigo or balance disorders were retrospectively analyzed through clinical symptoms, audio-vestibular function tests, X-ray, CT scan or MRI in cervical vertebras, brain and inner ears, ultrasonography, transcranial doppler (TCD) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in blood vessels on head and neck...
September 2005: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
J A López-Escámez, M Gómez Fiñana, A Fernández, I Sánchez Canet, M J Palma, J Rodríguez
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a recurrent chronic disease and its handicap is usually underestimated. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of the treatment by Epley maneuver on short-term BPPV-related quality of life. Forty-two individuals with BPPV were included: 39 with posterior canal affected, 2 with the lateral canal and one with the anterior canal. Diagnosis was established if a consistent clinical history was found and Dix-Hallpike test (DHT) in cases with canal posterior involvement...
November 2001: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
H C Chiang, P Y Chang
The shipscrapping industry in Taiwan is located at Kaohsiung harbor. The scrapping yard at Kaohsiung can be divided into the "Da-Jen" area and the "Da-Lin" area, including 23 and 13 docks respectively. About 5000-8000 dock workers are employed in the yard. Because shipscrapping has been considered to be a "temporary" industry by the secondary metal dealers, so the dealers did not well equip and offer the appropriate safety and health programs for the industry. Of those who work on the docks the metal burners are those most continuously exposed to substantial amounts of inorganic lead and other unidentified metals along with health stresses such as noise, asbestos, explosions and accidents...
May 1989: Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue za Zhi, the Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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