Laryngotracheal separation in pediatric patients: 13-year experience in a reference service
ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate clinical stability of neurologically impaired children and adolescents with recurrent pneumonia submitted to laryngotracheal separation. Methods: Between October 2002 and June 2015, 92 neurologically impaired children from a reference service, with median age of 68.5 months were submitted to laryngotracheal separation. Data were evaluated and statistical analysis was made by Student’s t test and Pearson’s χ2 test (significance level adopted of 95%). Results: Fifty-three children were male (57.6%). Forty-six children required admission to intensive care, and […]
Vertigo and dizziness in elderly patients with neurological disorders
ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the frequency of central vestibular disorders, vertigo and dizziness in patients aged 65 to 90 years.Methods:We analyzed 735 patients in this age range seen consecutively from January 1990 to December 2009.Results:A total of 32 patients had central vestibular disorders, and 11 had neurological disorders diagnosed by imaging.Conclusion:Vertigo and dizziness occur frequently in elderly people with neurological disorders, and affect their quality of life. Falling is common and may lead to disabling consequences.