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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726311/gaba-histamine-and-fmrfamide-immunoreactivity-in-the-visual-vestibular-and-central-nervous-systems-of-hermissenda-crassicornis
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Marissa P Webber, James W S Thomson, Johnny Buckland-Nicks, Roger P Croll, Russell C Wyeth
Hermissenda crassicornis is a model for studying the molecular and cellular basis for classical conditioning, based on its ability to associate light with vestibular stimulation. We used confocal microscopy to map histamine, FMRF-amide, and GABA immunoreactivity in the central nervous system (CNS), eyes, optic ganglia and statocysts of the nudibranchs. For histamine immunoreactivity, we documented both consistently and variably labelled CNS structures across individuals. We also noted minor differences in GABA immunoreactivity in the CNS compared to previous work on Hermissenda...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725513/facial-nerve-schwannomas-mimicking-as-vestibular-schwannomas
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Beth N McNulty, Sean Wise, David S Cohen, Jason Bell, Dennis Bojrab, Michael LaRouere, Matthew Kircher, Seilesh Babu
Objective  The objective of this study was to identify preoperative and intraoperative findings that may aid in distinguishing facial nerve schwannomas (FNS) from vestibular schwannomas (VSs), particularly in cases limited to the internal auditory canal (IAC) and cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Study Design  This was a retrospective study. Setting  This study was set at a Tertiary Referral Center. Patients  Seventeen cases from October 2002 to July 2015 with an IAC/CPA mass presumed to be a VS who were found to have a FNS intraoperatively...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720898/balance-training-improves-memory-and-spatial-cognition-in-healthy-adults
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Ann-Kathrin Rogge, Brigitte Röder, Astrid Zech, Volker Nagel, Karsten Hollander, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Kirsten Hötting
Physical exercise has been shown to improve cognitive functions. However, it is still unknown which type of exercise affects cognition. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that a demanding balance training program improves memory and spatial cognition. Forty healthy participants aged 19-65 years were randomly assigned to either a balance or relaxation training intervention. Each group exercised twice a week for a total of 12 weeks. Pre- and posttests assessed balance performance, cardiorespiratory fitness, memory, spatial cognition, and executive functions...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706456/reduction-of-long-term-potentiation-at-schaffer-collateral-ca1-synapses-in-the-rat-hippocampus-at-the-acute-stage-of-vestibular-compensation
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Gyoung Wan Lee, Jae Hyo Kim, Min Sun Kim
Vestibular compensation is a recovery process from vestibular symptoms over time after unilateral loss of peripheral vestibular end organs. The aim of the present study was to observe time-dependent changes in long-term potentiation (LTP) at Schaffer collateral-CA1 synapses in the CA1 area of the hippocampus during vestibular compensation. The input-output (I/O) relationships of fEPSP amplitudes and LTP induced by theta burst stimulation to Schaffer's collateral commissural fibers were evaluated from the CA1 area of hippocampal slices at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month after unilateral labyrinthectomy (UL)...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686375/-vestibular-and-visual-stimulation-simultaneous-perception-or-not
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Jelena Todic, Jean-Philippe Guyot, Angelica Perez Fornos, Samuel Cavuscens, Maurizio Ranieri, Daniel Merfeld, Richard Lewis, Nils Guinand
The human brain is able to consider that two sensory stimuli are synchronous while they activate the cortex with some delay because they follow different neurological pathways. This process is only possible if the time interval between the two stimuli does not exceed a certain limit, called "Temporal Binding Window" (TBW). Studies of this parameter, involving the vestibular perception, are difficult because subjects must be moved, which generates parasitic proprioceptive information. By cons, in patients equipped with a vestibular implant, it is possible to generate a vestibular perception selectively by electrical stimulation of the vestibular nerve...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676739/pid-controller-design-for-fes-applied-to-ankle-muscles-in-neuroprosthesis-for-standing-balance
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Hossein Rouhani, Michael Same, Kei Masani, Ya Qi Li, Milos R Popovic
Closed-loop controlled functional electrical stimulation (FES) applied to the lower limb muscles can be used as a neuroprosthesis for standing balance in neurologically impaired individuals. The objective of this study was to propose a methodology for designing a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller for FES applied to the ankle muscles toward maintaining standing balance for several minutes and in the presence of perturbations. First, a model of the physiological control strategy for standing balance was developed...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656612/preventing-episodic-migraine-with-caloric-vestibular-stimulation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Wilkinson, Kristen K Ade, Lesco L Rogers, Deborah K Attix, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Martin D Slade, Lanty L Smith, Kathryn P Poynter, Daniel T Laskowitz, Marshall C Freeman, Michael E Hoffer, Joel R Saper, Dianne L Scott, Mohamed Sakel, Anne H Calhoun, Robert D Black
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel solid-state, caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) device to provide adjuvant therapy for the prevention of episodic migraine in adult migraineurs. BACKGROUND: Migraine causes significant disability in ∼12% of the world population. No current migraine preventive treatment provides full clinical relief, and many exhibit high rates of discontinuation due to adverse events. Thus, new therapeutic options are needed...
June 27, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653338/a-method-for-detailed-movement-pattern-analysis-of-tadpole-startle-response
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Kasra Zarei, Karen L Elliott, Sanam Zarei, Bernd Fritzsch, James H J Buchholz
Prolonged space flight, specifically microgravity, presents a problem for space exploration. Animal models with altered connections of the vestibular ear, and thus altered gravity sensation, would allow the examination of the effects of microgravity and how various countermeasures can establish normal function. We describe an experimental apparatus to monitor the effects of ear manipulations to generate asymmetric gravity input on the tadpole escape response. To perform the movement pattern analysis, an imaging apparatus was developed that uses a high-speed camera to obtain time-resolved, high-resolution images of tadpole movements...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649224/the-video-head-impulse-test
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G M Halmagyi, Luke Chen, Hamish G MacDougall, Konrad P Weber, Leigh A McGarvie, Ian S Curthoys
In 1988, we introduced impulsive testing of semicircular canal (SCC) function measured with scleral search coils and showed that it could accurately and reliably detect impaired function even of a single lateral canal. Later we showed that it was also possible to test individual vertical canal function in peripheral and also in central vestibular disorders and proposed a physiological mechanism for why this might be so. For the next 20 years, between 1988 and 2008, impulsive testing of individual SCC function could only be accurately done by a few aficionados with the time and money to support scleral search-coil systems-an expensive, complicated and cumbersome, semi-invasive technique that never made the transition from the research lab to the dizzy clinic...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646240/delineating-function-and-connectivity-of-optokinetic-hubs-in-the-cerebellum-and-the-brainstem
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Ria Maxine Ruehl, Carolin Hinkel, Thomas Bauermann, Peter Zu Eulenburg
Optokinetic eye movements are crucial for keeping a stable image on the retina during movements of the head. These eye movements can be differentiated into a cortically generated response (optokinetic look nystagmus) and the highly reflexive optokinetic stare nystagmus, which is controlled by circuits in the brainstem and cerebellum. The contributions of these infratentorial networks and their functional connectivity with the cortical eye fields are still poorly understood in humans. To map ocular motor centres in the cerebellum and brainstem, we studied stare nystagmus using small-field optokinetic stimuli in the horizontal and vertical directions in 22 healthy subjects...
June 23, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645788/effects-of-acute-altered-gravity-during-parabolic-flight-and-or-vestibular-loss-on-cell-proliferation-in-the-rat-dentate-gyrus
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Yiwen Zheng, Catherine M Gliddon, Phillip Aitken, Lucy Stiles, Marie-Laure Machado, Bruno Philoxene, Pierre Denise, Paul F Smith, Stephane Besnard
Both parabolic flight, i.e. a condition of altered gravity, and loss of vestibular function, have been suggested to affect spatial learning and memory, which is known to be influenced by neurogenesis in the hippocampus. In this study we investigated whether short alternated micro- and hyper-gravity stimulations during parabolic flight and/or loss of vestibular function, would alter cell proliferation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus of rats, by measuring the number of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU)-incorporated cells...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644200/electrical-stimulations-of-the-human-insula-their-contribution-to-the-ictal-semiology-of-insular-seizures
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Laure Mazzola, François Mauguière, Jean Isnard
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic stimulations of the insular cortex through intracranial electrodes aim at characterizing the semiology of insular seizures. These stimulations, carried out in the context of Stereo-Electro-Encephalography (SEEG) during presurgical monitoring of epilepsy, reproduce the ictal symptoms observed during the development of insular seizures. METHODS: The authors reviewed the results of insular stimulations performed in 222 patients admitted between 1997 and 2015 for presurgical SEEG exploration of atypical temporal or perisylvian epilepsy...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643050/application-of-transoral-continuous-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-for-thyroid-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Han-Kun Chen, Chun-Liang Chen, Kuo-Shan Wen, Yi-Feng Lin, Kai-Yuan Lin, Yih-Huei Uen
BACKGROUND: The novel concept of continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (Cont-IONM) through stimulation of the vagal nerve has been used in thyroidectomies to prevent imminent injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). This article reports on this technology and the results of using transoral Cont-IONM in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for thyroid disease. METHODS: Cont-IONM of the RLN was achieved through automatic cyclical stimulation of the vagal nerve using a C2 monitor and delta stimulating electrode...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639556/caloric-analysis-of-patients-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Sertaç Yetişer, Dilay İnce
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare nystagmus characteristics after caloric irrigation in patients with lateral canal (LC) and posterior canal (PC) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and to analyze the role of symptom duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 65 patients with BPPV (20 LC and 45 PC) who were subjected to caloric testing. Average slow-phase velocity and nystagmus duration were analyzed. RESULTS: Caloric hypo-excitability was 20...
June 21, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638028/-main-directions-of-differential-diagnosis-optimization-and-rational-treatment-of-an-acute-vertigo-attack
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I N Samartsev, S A Zhyvolupov, V V Ponomarev, Yu S Butakova, T V Bodrova
AIM: To develop and assess the validity of the clinical algorithm VERTIGO for the differential diagnosis of central and peripheral vertigo and optimization of treatment of patients with vertigo. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients with an acute attack of vertigo, aged from 18 to 75 years (53±6.7 years), were studied. All patients underwent standard neurological examination. In case of signs of central vertigo, patients underwent neuroimaging. Diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of the VERTIGO algorithm as well as its positive and negative prognostic values were calculated...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620284/electrophysiological-measurements-of-peripheral-vestibular-function-a-review-of-electrovestibulography
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REVIEW
Daniel J Brown, Christopher J Pastras, Ian S Curthoys
Electrocochleography (EcochG), incorporating the Cochlear Microphonic (CM), the Summating Potential (SP), and the cochlear Compound Action Potential (CAP), has been used to study cochlear function in humans and experimental animals since the 1930s, providing a simple objective tool to assess both hair cell (HC) and nerve sensitivity. The vestibular equivalent of ECochG, termed here Electrovestibulography (EVestG), incorporates responses of the vestibular HCs and nerve. Few research groups have utilized EVestG to study vestibular function...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618821/low-intensity-ultrasound-activates-vestibular-otolith-organs-through-acoustic-radiation-force
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M M Iversen, D A Christensen, D L Parker, H A Holman, J Chen, M J Frerck, R D Rabbitt
The present study examined the efficacy of 5 MHz low-intensity focused ultrasound (LiFU) as a stimulus to remotely activate inner ear vestibular otolith organs. The otolith organs are the primary sensory apparati responsible for detecting orientation of the head relative to gravity and linear acceleration in three-dimensional space. These organs also respond to loud sounds and vibration of the temporal bone. The oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau, was used to facilitate unobstructed acoustic access to the otolith organs in vivo...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611657/vestibular-adaptations-induced-by-gentle-physical-activity-are-reduced-among-older-women
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Julien Maitre, Thierry Paillard
The aim of this study was to compare the ability of older individuals to maintain an efficient upright stance in contexts of vestibular sensory manipulation, according to their physical activity status. Two groups of healthy older women (aged over 65) free from any disorders (i.e., neurological, motor and metabolic disorders) and vestibular disturbances, participated in this study. One group comprised participants who regularly practiced gentle physical activities, i.e., soft gym, aquarobic, active walking, ballroom dancing (active group, age: 73...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605674/a-procedure-to-detect-abnormal-sensorimotor-control-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
#19
Jean-Philippe Pialasse, Pierre Mercier, Martin Descarreaux, Martin Simoneau
This work identifies, among adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, those demonstrating impaired sensorimotor control through a classification procedure comparing the amplitude of their vestibular-evoked postural responses. The sensorimotor control of healthy adolescents (n=17) and adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (n=52) with either mild (Cobb angle≥15° and ≤30°) or severe (Cobb angle >30°) spine deformation was assessed through galvanic vestibular stimulation. A classification procedure sorted out adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis whether the amplitude of their vestibular-evoked postural response was dissimilar or similar to controls...
June 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592853/framing-susceptibility-in-a-risky-choice-game-is-altered-by-galvanic-vestibular-stimulation
#20
Nora Preuss, Roger Kalla, Rene Müri, Fred W Mast
Recent research provides evidence that galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) has a modulating effect on somatosensory perception and spatial cognition. However, other vestibular stimulation techniques have induced changes in affective control and decision making. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of GVS on framing susceptibility in a risky-choice game. The participants were to decide between a safe and a risky option. The safe option was framed either positively or negatively. During the task, the participants were exposed to either left anodal/right cathodal GVS, right anodal/left cathodal GVS, or sham stimulation (control condition)...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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