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Examination of the Patient with Dizziness or Imbalance.

Med Clin North Am 2019 Mar 3;103(2):191-201. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Balance and Vestibular Center, 250 Pond Street, Braintree, MA 02184, USA. Electronic address:

Dizziness and imbalance are common and challenging chief complaints carrying high morbidity, due to their association with falls, injuries, and loss of quality of life. The physical examination represents an opportunity to collect objective clinical data that facilitate an understanding of symptoms that might otherwise be enigmatic and ineffable. This review focuses on the examination techniques used routinely by physicians who provide specialized care for patients with dizziness and imbalance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2018.10.008DOI Listing

Video head impulse test relevance in the early postoperative period after cochlear implantation.

Acta Otolaryngol 2019 Jan 21:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

a Department of Otolaryngology , University of Medicine , Sao Paulo , Brazil.

Background: Cochlear implantation (CI) is the gold standard therapy for profound or severe sensorineural hearing loss. It is a safe surgical procedure but, because of the proximity of the cochlea and vestibule, postoperative vestibular disorder may occur. Our hypothesis is that the video head impulse test (vHIT) may be a good tool to achieve a topographic diagnosis of dizziness in the early postoperative period after CI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2018.1535194DOI Listing
January 2019
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Postoperative compensation after neurotomy in Meniere's disease: Retrospective study of 15 cases.

Neurochirurgie 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Service de neurochirurgie, CHU de Limoges, 87000 Limoges, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Vestibular neurotomy is a functional surgery for Meniere's disease in the event of medical treatment failure. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and complications of vestibular neurotomy, and to address the question of postoperative compensation.

Material And Method: All patients included in this retrospective study underwent a vestibular neurotomy at our center between 2009 and 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuchi.2018.11.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cervical medullary syndrome secondary to craniocervical instability and ventral brainstem compression in hereditary hypermobility connective tissue disorders: 5-year follow-up after craniocervical reduction, fusion, and stabilization.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

A great deal of literature has drawn attention to the "complex Chiari," wherein the presence of instability or ventral brainstem compression prompts consideration for addressing both concerns at the time of surgery. This report addresses the clinical and radiological features and surgical outcomes in a consecutive series of subjects with hereditary connective tissue disorders (HCTD) and Chiari malformation. In 2011 and 2012, 22 consecutive patients with cervical medullary syndrome and geneticist-confirmed hereditary connective tissue disorder (HCTD), with Chiari malformation (type 1 or 0) and kyphotic clivo-axial angle (CXA) enrolled in the IRB-approved study (IRB# 10-036-06: GBMC). Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10143-018-01070-4
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10143-018-01070-4DOI Listing
January 2019
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Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) in limited cutaneous sclerosis: a rare disease combination.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 7;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

A 26-year-old patient of limited cutaneous sclerosis presented to us with insidious-onset posterior fossa symptoms of headache, vomiting, vertigo and gait imbalance, progressing over a period of 3 weeks. A diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids was made by combining the clinical features with radiological evidence showing punctate infiltration of the pons, brainstem and cerebellum. Relevant differentials in the form of neurosarcoid, infections, central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma and Neuro-Behcet's disease were ruled out by history and investigations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226259DOI Listing
January 2019
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Physical Therapy Management of Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Semin Speech Lang 2019 Feb 7;40(1):36-47. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Physical Therapy Program, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia.

Rehabilitation for individuals after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion requires emphasis on both cognitive and physical rest, with a gradual return to activity including sports. As the client becomes more active, the rehabilitation professional should pay close attention to symptoms associated with mTBI, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty concentrating. The systematic approach to return to play provided by the Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport can apply to adults with mTBI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1676652DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Persistent geotropic direction-changing positional nystagmus: an independent disease entity?]

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H Wang D Z Yu

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;53(12):950-953

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Center for Vertigo and Imbalance, 200233 Shanghai, China.

Persistent geotropic direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN) has been described in recent years as no latency or fatigability but a null plane when head is turned toward the affected side. Different from the canalolithiasis of horizontal semicircular canal, it is similar with cupulolithiasis, but the direction of nystagmus are opposite. Light cupula theory has been used to explain the characteristics of this unique nystagmus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.12.016DOI Listing
December 2018

[Vestibular function features and prognosis of vestibular neuritis in children].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;53(12):899-903

National Center for Children's Health of China, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Children' s Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Key Laboratory for Pediatric Diseases of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Pediatric Research Institute, Beijing 100045, China.

To investigate the clinical characteristics, prognosis and affected branches of vestibular neuritis in children. Twenty-five patients with vestibular neuritis in ENT department, Beijing Children's Hospital, from October 2015 to October 2016, were collected. All patients were 4-14 (mean 9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.12.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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Postconcussion syndrome.

Handb Clin Neurol 2018 ;158:163-178

Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States. Electronic address:

Postconcussion syndrome (PCS) is a heterogeneous condition comprised of a set of signs and symptoms in somatic, cognitive, and emotional domains. PCS is a controversial concept because of differing consensus criteria, variability in presentation, and lack of specificity to concussion. Whereas symptoms of concussion resolve in most individuals over days to weeks, a minority of individuals experience symptoms persisting months to years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63954-7.00017-3DOI Listing
January 2018
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Disorders of the inner-ear balance organs and their pathways.

Handb Clin Neurol 2018 ;159:385-401

Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Neurology Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Disorders of the inner-ear balance organs can be grouped by their manner of presentation into acute, episodic, or chronic vestibular syndromes. A sudden unilateral vestibular injury produces severe vertigo, nausea, and imbalance lasting days, known as the acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). A bedside head impulse and oculomotor examination helps separate vestibular neuritis, the more common and innocuous cause of AVS, from stroke. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/B97804446391650
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63916-5.00025-2DOI Listing
January 2018
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Towards personalized medicine in Ménière's disease.

F1000Res 2018 15;7. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Clinique du Vertige, Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Ménière's disease (MD) represents a heterogeneous group of relatively rare disorders with three core symptoms: episodic vertigo, tinnitus, and sensorineural hearing loss involving 125 to 2,000 Hz frequencies. The majority of cases are considered sporadic, although familial aggregation has been recognized in European and Korean populations, and the search for familial MD genes has been elusive until the last few years. Detailed phenotyping and cluster analyses have found several clinical predictors for different subgroups of patients, which may indicate different mechanisms, including genetic and immune factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.14417.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097350PMC
August 2018
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Histamine H1 Receptor Contributes to Vestibular Compensation.

J Neurosci 2019 Jan 9;39(3):420-433. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Department of Physiology, School of Life Sciences, and

Vestibular compensation is responsible for the spontaneous recovery of postural, locomotor, and oculomotor dysfunctions in patients with peripheral vestibular lesion or posterior circulation stroke. Mechanism investigation of vestibular compensation is of great importance in both facilitating recovery of vestibular function and understanding the postlesion functional plasticity in the adult CNS. Here, we report that postsynaptic histamine H1 receptor contributes greatly to facilitating vestibular compensation. Read More

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http://www.jneurosci.org/lookup/doi/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1350-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1350-18.2018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335742PMC
January 2019
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A Case of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Infarction after Cervical Chiropractic Manipulation.

Korean J Neurotrauma 2018 Oct 31;14(2):159-163. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

We describe the case of a patient who had infarction of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) after a chiropractic cervical manipulation. A 39-year-old man visited the emergency room with signs of cerebellar dysfunction, presenting with a 6-hour history of vertigo and imbalance. Two weeks ago, he was treated by a chiropractor for intermittent neck pain. Read More

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https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.13004/kjnt.2018.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13004/kjnt.2018.14.2.159DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218346PMC
October 2018
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Early MRI-negative posterior circulation stroke presenting as acute dizziness.

J Neurol 2018 Dec 19;265(12):2993-3000. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Biomedical Research Institute, 179, Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu, 602-739, Busan, South Korea.

The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, clinical and radiological features, and efficacy of clinical evaluation and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) for the prediction of final stroke in patients with DWI/MRI-negative posterior circulation stroke (PCS) presenting acute dizziness/vertigo. From our comprehensive prospective stroke registry of acute ischemic stroke during a 7-year period, we identified 1846 consecutive patients with PCS, 850 of whom presented with acute dizziness/vertigo. Of these 850 patients, initial DWI-MRI was negative in 35 (4. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00415-018-9097-z
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-9097-zDOI Listing
December 2018
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Evidence-based management of patients with vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance at an Australian metropolitan health service: an observational study of clinical practice.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Oct 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

a Department of Physiotherapy, Western Health , Sunshine Hospital , St Albans , Victoria , Australia.

Aim: To determine whether patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with possible benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are managed in accordance with best practice guidelines, and whether physiotherapists are involved in their care.

Design: Retrospective observational study.

Participants: Ninety-six consecutive patients presenting to one of three EDs with vertigo, dizziness or imbalance symptoms documented at triage. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09593985.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2018.1511020DOI Listing
October 2018
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Association of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with vitamin D deficiency: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Nov 9;275(11):2705-2711. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background And Objective: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is an idiopathic recurrent inner ear illness that is caused most often by an imbalance in the metabolism of calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) inside the semicircular canals, in which the otoconia begin to circulate freely after being dislodged from the basic structure. The underlying etiology of this imbalance has not yet been well established; however, a few recent articles have revealed that vitamin D level abnormality in these patients might play a role. Therefore, we conducted the current systematic review analysis to explore potential associations of vitamin D level with the occurrence as well as the recurrence of BPPV disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-018-5146-6DOI Listing
November 2018
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Salivary α-amylase levels in vertigo: Can it be an autonomic dysfunction?

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Sep;97(9):278-282

Department of Emergency, Izmir Medicalpark Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

We aim to demonstrate possible autonomic dysfunction based on salivary α-amylase measurements during and after the vertigo attacks associated with Ménière disease (MD) and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Patients admitted to the emergency room with a diagnosis of vertigo attacks caused by either MD (n = 15) or BPPV (n = 9) constituted the study groups. The control group (n = 10) consisted of volunteer patients admitted to the emergency department with minor soft-tissue trauma. Read More

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September 2018
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Oxidative Status in Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Aug;14(2):299-303

Department of Medical Biochemistry, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Resarch Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent peripheral vestibular disorder and is particularly seen among older patients suffering from vertigo. The brief vertigo attacks in and imbalance symptoms of BPPV are caused by freely floating otoconia within the semicircular canals. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the role of oxidative stress, using native thiol/disulfide (SH/SS) homeostasis as a novel indicator, in the etiology of BPPV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2018.4756DOI Listing
August 2018
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Role of Electronystagmography in Diagnosis of Secondary BPPV in Elderly Patients with Vertigo: A Retrospective Study.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Sep 13;70(3):428-433. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

2Department of ENT, MGM Medical College and MY Hospital, Indore, M.P. India.

Elderly population is frequently affected by vertigo which affects their mobility and makes them vulnerable to fall and other morbidities. Often these patient visit neurologist and are often subjected to CT scan, MRI brain etc. to rule out a central cause of vertigo; whereas majority of these patients suffer from vestibular cause of vertigo. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12070-018-1449-6
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1449-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6127064PMC
September 2018
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Ischemic Stroke Predictors in Patients Presenting with Dizziness, Imbalance, and Vertigo.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2018 Dec 8;27(12):3419-3424. Epub 2018 Sep 8.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, The Stroke Center and Department of Neurology and Kings County Hospital Center, Department of Neurology, Brooklyn, New York.

Objects: To identify predictors of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) among patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with dizziness, imbalance, or vertigo (DIV) based on demographic and clinical characteristics.

Methods: We identified patients admitted to the hospital after presenting to the ED with DIV from the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database of New York from 2010 to 2014. Demographic and clinical characteristics were systematically collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.08.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Audiometric and cVEMP Thresholds Show Little Correlation With Symptoms in Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Oct;39(9):1153-1162

Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Objective: Evaluate the relationship between objective audiometric and vestibular tests and patient symptoms in superior canal dehiscence (SCD) syndrome.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review.

Setting: Tertiary care center. Read More

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http://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00129492-201810000-0002
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001910DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Paradigm shift in management of patients with vertigo and imbalance].

Ideggyogy Sz 2018 Jul;71(7-08):221-235

Petz Aladár Megyei Oktató Kórház, Fül-Orr-Gégészeti és Fej-, Nyaksebészeti Osztály, Gyôr.

Dizziness is one of the most common causes of medical visits. Management of the dizzy patient may be challenging both for the general practitioner, in emergency departments, and special clinics, as behind a seemingly homogeneous clinical presentation several very different etiologies may occur. Research of the last two century enriched our knowledge about physiology and pathophysiology of the vestibular system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18071/isz.71.0221DOI Listing
July 2018
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The video head impulse test: a right-left imbalance.

J Neurol 2018 Oct 6;265(Suppl 1):40-43. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Department of Neurology and German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, Campus Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8986-5DOI Listing
October 2018
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Intratympanic Gentamicin for Small Vestibular Schwannomas With Intractable Vertigo.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Sep;39(8):e699-e703

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Objective: To evaluate the objective and subjective effects of intratympanic gentamicin treatment in patients with small vestibular schwannomas who exhibit intractable vertigo.

Patients: Individuals diagnosed with small vestibular schwannomas who exhibited intractable vertigo were retrospectively reviewed.

Interventions: Intratympanic gentamicin injection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001899DOI Listing
September 2018
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Relationship between Otological Symptoms and TMD.

Int Tinnitus J 2018 Jun 1;22(1):30-34. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Biological Sciences and Health, Tuiuti University of Paraná.

Background: Patients with any type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may have several symptoms in their temporomandibular joints, masticatory muscles and associated structures, and may have otological symptoms such as tinnitus, ear fullness, ear pain, hearing loss, hyperacusis, and vertigo, which may be due to the anatomical proximity between the temporomandibular joint, muscles innervated by the trigeminal nerve, and ear structures. Objective: This study found a prevalence of ear complaints described in the medical records of patients (n = 485) at the Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint and Dental-Facial Functional Alterations at Tuiuti University of Paraná (CDATM/UTP), with TMD evaluated by the Research Diagnostic Criteria/Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/ TMD).

Method: After approval by the ethics committee were examined 485 medical records of patients of the CDATM/UTP, of both sexes a period of 2 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0946-5448.20180005DOI Listing
June 2018
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Bilateral Vestibulopathy in Superficial Siderosis.

Front Neurol 2018 6;9:422. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea.

Superficial siderosis (SS) is a rare condition in which hemosiderin, an iron storage complex, is deposited in neural tissues because of recurrent subarachnoid bleeding. Hemosiderin deposition in the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII), brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve can cause sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and postural imbalance, but much remains unknown about the vestibular manifestations of SS. To report the clinical course, cochleovestibular status, and patterns of vestibulopathy during follow-up of a relatively large case series, and to discuss the possible pathophysiological mechanism of vestibular deterioration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00422DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5997823PMC
June 2018
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Full Spectrum of Reported Symptoms of Bilateral Vestibulopathy Needs Further Investigation-A Systematic Review.

Front Neurol 2018 4;9:352. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Division of Balance Disorders, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Objective: To systematically review the symptoms reported by patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BV) in clinical studies and case reports. This would serve as the first step in establishing a validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) for BV.

Methods: A search on symptoms reported by patients with BV was performed in PubMed, and all publications covering these symptoms were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00352DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5994412PMC
June 2018
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Incidence of Intralabyrinthine Schwannoma: A Population-based Study Within the United States.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Oct;39(9):1191-1194

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Objective: To describe the incidence of intralabyrinthine schwannoma (ILS) utilizing the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP), a unique medical consortium in the United States that covers a complete population of all ages in a well-defined geographic area over the past half-century.

Patients: All patients with ILS diagnosed between January 1, 1966 and December 31, 2016 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, identified using the REP medical records-linkage system.

Main Outcome Measures: Incidence of ILS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001875DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131060PMC
October 2018
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Vestibular Injury After Low-Intensity Blast Exposure.

Front Neurol 2018 14;9:297. Epub 2018 May 14.

Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States.

The increased use of close range explosives has led to a higher incidence of exposure to blast-related head trauma. Exposure to primary blast waves is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Active service members and civilians who have experienced blast waves report high rates of vestibular dysfunction, such as vertigo, oscillopsia, imbalance, and dizziness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00297DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960675PMC
May 2018
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The effectiveness of exercise-based vestibular rehabilitation in adult patients with chronic dizziness: A systematic review.

F1000Res 2018 5;7:276. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm-Al-Qura University, Mecca, 21421, Saudi Arabia.

Dizziness is a non-specific term used by patients to describe several symptoms ranging from true vertigo, light headedness, disorientation or sense of imbalance. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a specific form of exercise-based therapy programme aimed at alleviating the primary and secondary problems of a vestibular pathology. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of exercise-based vestibular rehabilitation in adult patients with chronic dizziness. Read More

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https://f1000research.com/articles/7-276/v1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.14089.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5954334PMC
March 2018
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Sneezing and Perilymphatic Fistula of the Round Window: Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Apr;14(1):106-111

Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Otolaryngology, Padova University School of Medicine, Padova, Italy.

The goal of the present study was to describe a case of perilymphatic fistula (PLF) of the round window (RW) that occurred after sneezing, along with a review of the literature. We report a case of PLF of RW, which was provoked by sneezing, and its consequent medical and surgical treatments. With respect to the review of the literature, articles were initially selected based on their titles or abstracts, followed by methodological evaluation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2018.4336DOI Listing
April 2018
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[The manifestation of videonystamography in the patients with posterior circulation ischemia vertigo].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jan;32(2):99-102

Department of Otolaryngology,the General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University Tianjin,300052,China Department of Otolaryngology,Tianjin Medical University General Hospital Airport Hospitial.

To investigate the changes of vedionystamography(VNG)in patients with posterior circulation ischemia vertigo(PCIV).Fifty patients who complained of vertigo and imbalance with PCI were selected as experimental group for testing of visual nystamography(VNG).Thirty normal subjects were chosen as control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2018.02.005DOI Listing
January 2018
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Assessment of the effect of mesoglycan in the treatment of audiovestibular disorders of vascular origin.

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 2018 Jan-Dec;32:2058738418773833

3 UOSD Audiovestibology G. Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy.

It is a well-known fact that inner ear diseases are often caused by microcirculatory disorders, and the recent literature is oriented towards investigations into the relationship between the cardiovascular system and cochleovestibular illness with related classical symptoms: tinnitus, hearing loss, and vertigo or instability. These symptoms, and particularly the vertigo, may be the alarm signal of microcirculatory disorders of the labyrinth or vertebrobasilar circulation so as to represent a possible symptom of posterior circulation stroke. The treatment aimed at correcting the haemodynamic and metabolic imbalance, generated by the cochleovestibular microcirculatory disorders, with drugs that act on the vessel wall being very useful, both alone and in combination with other treatment protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2058738418773833DOI Listing
October 2018
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Subclinical vestibular dysfunction in migraineurs without vertigo: A Clinical study.

Acta Neurol Scand 2018 Oct 16;138(4):270-277. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Department of Medicine, Neurologic Clinic, Headache Centre, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Objectives: This observational study aimed to investigate the presence of potential vestibular system subclinical dysfunction among migraineurs without a history of vertigo and dizziness compared with healthy controls.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with episodic migraine with and without aura were enrolled. All patients and healthy controls underwent vestibular examination using the following conventional tests: sitting position, Pagnini-McClure's, Dix-Hallpike's, head hanging, video head impulse, subjective visual vertical, Romberg, Fukuda, and caloric vestibular stimulation by Fitzgerald-Hallpike's tests. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ane.12941DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Efficacy of assisted balance training in chronic vestibular vertigo].

Orv Hetil 2018 Mar;159(12):470-477

Fül-Orr-Gégészeti és Fej-Nyaksebészeti Klinika, Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Budapest, Szigony u. 36., 1083.

Introduction: Physicians are found to have a great and increasing amount of patients suffering of vertigo in their everyday practice. For the treatment of the balance disorders, a vestibular training was introduced which played an influential role based on our study.

Aim: Our aim was to create an easy and comprehensible training program which can be performed even with a family member. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/650.2018.31012DOI Listing
March 2018
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Precision of perceived direction of gravity in partial bilateral vestibulopathy correlates with residual utricular function.

Clin Neurophysiol 2018 May 5;129(5):934-945. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objective: Gait imbalance in patients with bilateral-vestibular-deficiency (BVD) was linked to increased variability in perceived direction of gravity while upright. We hypothesized this to be true also when roll-tilted. Moreover, as utricular input is essential for spatial orientation, we predicted the variability of perceived vertical to correlate inversely with utricular function. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2018.02.121DOI Listing
May 2018
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Why acute unilateral vestibular midbrain lesions rarely manifest with rotational vertigo: a clinical and modelling approach to head direction cell function.

J Neurol 2018 May 16;265(5):1184-1198. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany.

A retrospective clinical study focused on the frequency of rotational vertigo in 63 patients with acute unilateral midbrain strokes involving the vestibular and ocular motor systems. In contrast to unilateral pontomedullary brainstem lesions, rotational vertigo in midbrain lesions occurred with a low frequency (14%) and transient (< 1 day) course. Swaying vertigo or unspecific dizziness (22%) and postural imbalance (31%) were more frequent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8828-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937880PMC
May 2018
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Regulation of Fn14 Receptor and NF-κB Underlies Inflammation in Meniere's Disease.

Front Immunol 2017 13;8:1739. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Otology and Neurotology Group CTS495, Department of Genomic Medicine - Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research - Pfizer/Universidad de Granada/Junta de Andalucía (GENYO), Granada, Spain.

Meniere's disease (MD) is a rare disorder characterized by episodic vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness. It is associated with a fluid imbalance between the secretion of endolymph in the cochlear duct and its reabsorption into the subarachnoid space, leading to an accumulation of endolymph in the inner ear. Epidemiological evidence, including familial aggregation, indicates a genetic contribution and a consistent association with autoimmune diseases (AD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01739DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5733484PMC
December 2017
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Imaging of Glial Activation after Unilateral Labyrinthectomy in the Rat: A [F]GE180-PET Study.

Front Neurol 2017 11;8:665. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, DSGZ, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

The functional relevance of reactive gliosis for recovery from acute unilateral vestibulopathy is unknown. In the present study, glial activation was visualized by [F]GE180-PET in a rat model of unilateral labyrinthectomy (UL) and compared to behavioral vestibular compensation (VC) overtime. 14 Sprague-Dawley rats underwent a UL by transtympanic injection of bupivacaine/arsenilate, 14 rats a SHAM UL (injection of normal saline). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2017.00665DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5732190PMC
December 2017
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Vestibulo-cochlear function in inflammatory neuropathies.

Clin Neurophysiol 2018 Apr 20;129(4):863-873. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Dept. of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 26, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland; University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objective: We aimed to quantify peripheral-vestibular deficits that may contribute to imbalanced stance/gait in patients with inflammatory neuropathies.

Methods: Twenty-one patients (58 ± 15 y [mean age ± 1SD]; chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy = 10, Guillain-Barré Syndrome = 5, Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy = 2, multifocal-motor-neuropathy = 4) were compared with 26 healthy controls. All subjects received video-head-impulse testing (vHIT), caloric irrigation and cervical/ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic-potentials (VEMPs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2017.11.025DOI Listing
April 2018
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Migraine Related Vertigo.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Dec 4;69(4):563-567. Epub 2017 Feb 4.

Department of ENT and Head-Neck Surgery, Hinduja Sindhi Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027 India.

Migraine related vertigo (MRV) is largely accepted in the vestibular community and probably represents the second most common cause of vertigo after benign positional vertigo by far exceeding Meniere's disease. The data on vestibular migraine management is still relatively poor, despite its enormous importance in daily practice. A 55-year old male presented with history of giddiness, imbalance, sweating and sensation of nausea with severe pulsating headache of one day duration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-017-1101-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5714901PMC
December 2017
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Specific Organ Targeted Vestibular Physiotherapy: The Pivot in the Contemporary Management of Vertigo and Imbalance.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Dec 20;69(4):431-442. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Vertigo & Deafness Clinic, BJ-252, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091 India.

Introduction: Advancements in our understanding of vestibular physiology and how it is changes in different diseases have established that of the three therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of the vestibular system viz. pharmacotherapy, surgery and physical therapy, it is the later i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-017-1236-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5714922PMC
December 2017
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Potential Risk Factors Affecting Repeated Canalith Repositioning Procedures in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Feb;39(2):206-211

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Republic of Korea.

Objective: To define the risk factors and adverse effects associated with repeated canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs).

Study Design: A case series featuring chart review.

Setting: An academic university hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001634DOI Listing
February 2018
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Osteoporosis is associated with increased risk for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a nationwide population-based study.

Arch Osteoporos 2017 Nov 25;12(1):106. Epub 2017 Nov 25.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No 5, Fu Hsing Street, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan.

Recent evidence has indicated that osteoporosis is a risk factor for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This large population-based study demonstrated that patients with osteoporosis had a 1.82-fold higher risk of developing BPPV than those without osteoporosis through the use of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11657-017-0403-7DOI Listing
November 2017
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Eye movement abnormalities in middle cerebellar peduncle strokes.

Acta Neurol Belg 2017 Nov 11. Epub 2017 Nov 11.

Department of Neurology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

The middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP) is a major conduit for cortico-ponto-cerebellar fibers that convey information related to eye movements. This study aims to elucidate eye movement abnormalities that arise from lesions confined to the MCP. In 23 patients with acute strokes restricted to unilateral MCPs, we investigated the clinical features and ocular motor findings including spontaneous nystagmus, saccades, smooth pursuit, ocular tilt reaction, and head impulse tests. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13760-017-0860-1DOI Listing
November 2017
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Redo Microvascular Decompression in a Patient of Resistant Cochleovestibular Nerve Compression Syndrome.

Asian J Neurosurg 2017 Oct-Dec;12(4):735-737

Department of Neurosurgery, G B Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

Cochlea-vestibular nerve compression syndrome (CVCS) may present as recurrent attacks of vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, etc. Those patients who do not respond to medical management, are usually managed by "microvascular decompression (MVD) of cochlea-vestibular nerve." The success rate of MVD is not 100% and few patients present with the recurrence of symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_48_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5652109PMC
November 2017
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Imbalance: Objective measures versus subjective self-report in clinical practice.

Gait Posture 2018 01 23;59:217-221. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Dizziness and imbalance are very common complaints in clinical practice. One of the challenges is to evaluate the 'real' risk of falls. Two tools are available: the patient's self-report and the measure of the patient's balance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.10.019DOI Listing
January 2018
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Impact of osteopathic therapy on proprioceptive balance and quality of life in patients with dizziness.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2017 Oct 6;21(4):866-872. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

European Research Centre for Osteopathic Medicine, Italy; International College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), Italy.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patients with Benign-Paroxysmal-Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Thirty-one patients with BPPV were randomly assigned into two groups: 19 patients received osteopathic treatments (TG) and 12 patients received sham therapy (SG), both in four weekly sessions. Before the first and the last treatment, those patients were evaluated using Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) and stabilometric platform to assess lifestyle modification and balance functions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.03.001DOI Listing
October 2017
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Protocol for a prospective interventional trial to develop a diagnostic index test for stroke as a cause of vertigo, dizziness and imbalance in the emergency room (EMVERT study).

BMJ Open 2017 Oct 10;7(10):e019073. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, DSGZ, University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany.

Introduction: Identifying stroke as a cause of acute vertigo, dizziness and imbalance in the emergency room is still a clinical challenge. Many patients are admitted to stroke units, but only a minority will have strokes. This imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5652468PMC
October 2017
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Balance versus hearing after cochlear implant in an adult.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 Oct 10;2017. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

The effect of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) on anxiety, dizziness and poor balance that developed after cochlear implant (CI) surgery is described. A 54-year-old woman, with profound hearing loss since the age of 2 years, underwent right CI surgery 2 years previously. On implant activation, the patient immediately felt dizziness and imbalance, which affected the ability to perform activities of daily living and increased anxiety to where the patient considered the CI removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-220391DOI Listing
October 2017
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