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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337171/the-skull-vibration-induced-nystagmus-test-of-vestibular-function-a-review
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REVIEW
Georges Dumas, Ian S Curthoys, Alexis Lion, Philippe Perrin, Sébastien Schmerber
A 100-Hz bone-conducted vibration applied to either mastoid induces instantaneously a predominantly horizontal nystagmus, with quick phases beating away from the affected side in patients with a unilateral vestibular loss (UVL). The same stimulus in healthy asymptomatic subjects has little or no effect. This is skull vibration-induced nystagmus (SVIN), and it is a useful, simple, non-invasive, robust indicator of asymmetry of vestibular function and the side of the vestibular loss. The nystagmus is precisely stimulus-locked: it starts with stimulation onset and stops at stimulation offset, with no post-stimulation reversal...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336540/effects-of-midline-sagittal-location-on-bone-conducted-cervical-and-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials
#2
Sendhil Govender, James Gordon Colebatch
We have investigated the effectiveness of two bone conducted stimuli in producing vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) following stimulation along mid-sagittal skull sites. Twenty subjects (mean age 24, range: 18 to 34 years; 6 males; 14 females) were studied using a smoothed impulse and a 500 Hz tone burst applied to Nz, Fpz, AFz, Fz, FCz and Cz with both compressive and rarefactive onset phases. Cervical (cVEMPs) and ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs) were recorded as well as linear acceleration in 3 axes. cVEMPs evoked by 500 Hz showed no change in response polarity to either stimulus location or phase...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335700/cochlear-implants-in-the-management-of-hearing-loss-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2
#3
Frances Harris, James R Tysome, Neil Donnelly, Juliette Durie-Gair, Gemma Crundwell, Yu Chuen Tam, Richard D Knight, Zebunnisa H Vanat, Nicola Folland, Patrick Axon
OBJECTIVE: Review of cochlear implant (CI) outcomes in patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), implanted in the presence of an ipsilateral vestibular schwannoma (VS). Hearing restoration was combined in some cases with a Bevacizumab regime. METHOD: Retrospective review of 12 patients, managed over the period 2009-2016, at a tertiary referral multidisciplinary NF2 clinic. The patients are grouped by hearing outcomes to explore likely protective factors, and to generate a proposed decision-making tool for the selection of either CI or Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI)...
March 24, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328999/what-the-electrical-impedance-can-tell-about-the-intrinsic-properties-of-an-electrodynamic-shaker
#4
Bernd Lütkenhöner
Small electrodynamic shakers are becoming increasingly popular for diagnostic investigations of the human vestibular system. More specifically, they are used as mechanical stimulators for eliciting a vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP). However, it is largely unknown how shakers perform under typical measurement conditions, which considerably differ from the normal use of a shaker. Here, it is shown how the basic properties of a shaker can be determined without requiring special sensors such as accelerometers or force gauges...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323018/modulation-of-auditory-percepts-by-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation
#5
Margarete Anna Ueberfuhr, Amalia Braun, Lutz Wiegrebe, Benedikt Grothe, Markus Drexl
Transcutaneous, electrical stimulation with electrodes placed on the mastoid processes represents a specific way to elicit vestibular reflexes in humans without active or passive subject movements, for which the term galvanic vestibular stimulation was coined. It has been suggested that galvanic vestibular stimulation mainly affects the vestibular periphery, but whether vestibular hair cells, vestibular afferents, or a combination of both are excited, is still a matter of debate. Galvanic vestibular stimulation has been in use since the late 18(th) century, but despite the long-known and well-documented effects on the vestibular system, reports of the effect of electrical stimulation on the adjacent cochlea or the ascending auditory pathway are surprisingly sparse...
March 17, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303261/long-lasting-visuo-vestibular-mismatch-in-freely-behaving-mice-reduces-the-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-and-leads-to-neural-changes-in-the-direct-vestibular-pathway
#6
Julie Carcaud, Filipa França de Barros, Erwin Idoux, Daniel Eugène, Lionel Reveret, Lee E Moore, Pierre-Paul Vidal, Mathieu Beraneck
Calibration of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) depends on the presence of visual feedback. However, the cellular mechanisms associated with VOR modifications at the level of the brainstem remain largely unknown. A new protocol was designed to expose freely behaving mice to a visuo-vestibular mismatch during a 2-week period. This protocol induced a 50% reduction of the VOR. In vivo pharmacological experiments demonstrated that the VOR reduction depends on changes located outside the flocculus/paraflocculus complex...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302387/efficacy-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-women-with-provoked-vestibulodynia
#7
Annie Morin, Guillaume Léonard, Véronique Gougeon, Marie-Pierre Cyr, Guy Waddell, Yves-André Bureau, Isabelle Girard, Mélanie Morin
BACKGROUND: Provoked vestibulodynia is a highly prevalent condition characterized by acute recurrent pain located at the vaginal entrance in response to pressure application or attempted vaginal penetration. Despite a wide variety of treatments offered to women with provoked vestibulodynia, a high proportion of women are refractory to conventional treatment. Transcranial direct-current stimulation is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that has been shown effective for improving various chronic pain conditions...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292832/functional-organization-of-vestibulo-ocular-responses-in-abducens-motoneurons
#8
Haike Dietrich, Stefan Glasauer, Hans Straka
Vestibulo-ocular reflexes (VOR) are the dominating contributors to gaze stabilization in all vertebrates. During horizontal head movements, abducens motoneurons form the final element of the reflex arc that integrates visuo-vestibular inputs into temporally precise motor commands for the lateral rectus eye muscle. Here, we studied a possible differentiation of abducens motoneurons into subtypes by evaluating their morphology, discharge properties and synaptic pharmacology in semi-intact in vitro preparations of larval Xenopus laevis Extracellular nerve recordings during sinusoidal head motion revealed a continuum of resting rates and activation thresholds during vestibular stimulation...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274722/effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-combined-with-transcranial-cerebellar-direct-current-stimulation-in-patients-with-chronic-dizziness-an-exploratory-study
#9
Satoko Koganemaru, Fumiyuki Goto, Miki Arai, Keitaro Toshikuni, Makoto Hosoya, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Nobuko Yamamoto, Shujiro Minami, Satoshi Ikeda, Katsunori Ikoma, Tatsuya Mima
BACKGROUND: Vestibular rehabilitation is useful to alleviate chronic dizziness in patients with vestibular dysfunction. It aims to induce neuronal plasticity in the central nervous system (especially in the cerebellum) to promote vestibular compensation. Transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation (tcDCS) reportedly enhances cerebellar function. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether vestibular rehabilitation partially combined with tcDCS is superior to the use of rehabilitation alone for the alleviation of dizziness...
February 24, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271407/three-dimensional-eye-movement-recordings-during-magnetic-vestibular-stimulation
#10
Jorge Otero-Millan, David S Zee, Michael C Schubert, Dale C Roberts, Bryan K Ward
Human subjects placed in strong magnetic fields such as in an MRI scanner often feel dizzy or vertiginous. Recent studies in humans and animals have shown that these effects arise from stimulation of the labyrinth and are accompanied by nystagmus. Here, we measured the three-dimensional pattern of nystagmus using video eye tracking in five normal human subjects placed in a 7T MRI to infer which semicircular canals are activated by magnetic vestibular stimulation. We found that the nystagmus usually had a torsional as well as a horizontal component...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271169/-intraoperative-monitoring-of-the-facial-nerve-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
#11
J Prell, C Strauss, S K Plontke, S Rampp
BACKGROUND: In vestibular schwannoma surgery, facial nerve injury with consecutive functional impairment is one of the most important complications. Intraoperative monitoring of facial nerve function has been developed in order to avoid this complication. OBJECTIVE: Which methods for intraoperative monitoring have been developed? Which methods are in use today and what can they achieve in modern vestibular schwannoma surgery? MATERIAL AND METHODS: This article provides an evaluation and summary of the literature, as well as a discussion of the methods and their ability to achieve the goals of intraoperative monitoring...
March 7, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269320/a-dual-axis-single-proof-mass-angular-accelerometer-for-a-vestibular-prosthesis
#12
Yaesuk Jeong, Hakan Toreyin, Anosh Daruwalla, Pamela Bhatti, Farrokh Ayazi
A dual-axis single-proof-mass angular accelerometer has been developed for a vestibular prosthesis. Designed to sense head rotations both in the yaw and the pitch planes, the output of the inertial sensor may be coded as amplitude or rate modulated biphasic current pulses to stimulate vestibular nerves. Fabricated with a high aspect ratio commercial process, a sensor with small form factor (1.4 mm × 0.8 mm) is achieved with a scale factor of 95.5 μV/rad/sec2 and 145.8 μV/rad/sec2 in the yaw and the pitch planes, respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265687/activation-of-the-thalamic-parafascicular-nucleus-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-peripheral-vestibular-nerve-in-rats
#13
Nari Kim, Myoung Ae Choi, Ho Koo, Byung Rim Park, Sang Who Han, Chaejoon Cheong, Min Sun Kim
The parafascicular nucleus (PFN) of the thalamus is a primary structure in the feedback circuit of the basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical system, as well as in the neural circuit of the vestibulo-thalamo-striatal pathway. We investigated the characteristics of the functional connectivity between the peripheral vestibular system and the PFN in rats. A single electrical stimulation was applied to the horizontal semicircular canal nerve in the peripheral vestibular end-organs. This resulted in polysynaptic local field potentials (LFPs) in the PFN, which were composed of long-lasting multiple waves...
March 6, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254458/the-cortical-spatiotemporal-correlate-of-otolith-stimulation-vestibular-evoked-potentials-by-body-translations
#14
M Ertl, M Moser, R Boegle, J Conrad, P Zu Eulenburg, M Dieterich
The vestibular organ senses linear and rotational acceleration of the head during active and passive motion. These signals are necessary for bipedal locomotion, navigation, the coordination of eye and head movements in 3D space. The temporal dynamics of vestibular processing in cortical structures have hardly been studied in humans, let alone with natural stimulation. The aim was to investigate the cortical vestibular network related to natural otolith stimulation using a hexapod motion platform. We conducted two experiments, 1...
February 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250680/vestibular-stimulation-for-management-of-premenstrual-syndrome
#15
Minu Johny, Sai Sailesh Kumar, Archana Rajagopalan, Joseph Kurien Mukkadan
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to observe the effectiveness of vestibular stimulation in the management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was an experimental study; twenty female participants of age group 18-30 years were recruited in the present study. Conventional swing was used to administer vestibular stimulation. Variables were recorded before and after vestibular stimulation and compared. RESULTS: Depression and stress scores are significantly decreased after 2 months of intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250668/understanding-the-links-between-vestibular-and-limbic-systems-regulating-emotions
#16
REVIEW
Archana Rajagopalan, K V Jinu, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Soumya Mishra, Udaya Kumar Reddy, Joseph Kurien Mukkadan
Vestibular system, which consists of structures in the inner ear and brainstem, plays a vital role is body balance and patient well-being. In recent years, modulating this system by vestibular stimulation techniques are reported to be effective in stress relief and possibly patient's emotional well-being. Emotions refer to an aroused state involving intense feeling, autonomic activation, and related change in behavior, which accompany many of our conscious experiences. The limbic system is primarily involved in the regulation of emotions...
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250666/vestibular-stimulation-for-stress-management-attributing-the-vestibular-system-networks-in-potentially-regulating-physiology-beyond-body-movements-and-balance
#17
EDITORIAL
Arun H S Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245927/motion-sickness-increases-functional-connectivity-between-visual-motion-and-nausea-associated-brain-regions
#18
Nicola Toschi, Jieun Kim, Roberta Sclocco, Andrea Duggento, Riccardo Barbieri, Braden Kuo, Vitaly Napadow
The brain networks supporting nausea not yet understood. We previously found that while visual stimulation activated primary (V1) and extrastriate visual cortices (MT+/V5, coding for visual motion), increasing nausea was associated with increasing sustained activation in several brain areas, with significant co-activation for anterior insula (aIns) and mid-cingulate (MCC) cortices. Here, we hypothesized that motion sickness also alters functional connectivity between visual motion and previously identified nausea-processing brain regions...
January 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242733/ocular-stability-and-set-point-adaptation
#19
REVIEW
D S Zee, P Jareonsettasin, R J Leigh
A fundamental challenge to the brain is how to prevent intrusive movements when quiet is needed. Unwanted limb movements such as tremor impair fine motor control and unwanted eye drifts such as nystagmus impair vision. A stable platform is also necessary to launch accurate movements. Accordingly, nature has designed control systems with agonist (excitation) and antagonist (inhibition) muscle pairs functioning in push-pull, around a steady level of balanced tonic activity, the set-point Sensory information can be organized similarly, as in the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which generates eye movements that compensate for head movements...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237912/vestibular-stimulation-improves-insight-into-illness-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
#20
Philip Gerretsen, David D Pothier, Carolyn Falls, Maxine Armstrong, Thushanthi Balakumar, Hiroyuki Uchida, David C Mamo, Bruce G Pollock, Ariel Graff-Guerrero
Impaired insight into illness (IMP-INS) is common among individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD), contributing to medication nonadherence and poor clinical outcomes. Caloric vestibular simulation (CVS) is typically used to assess peripheral vestibular system function. Left cold CVS is also a transiently effective treatment for IMP-INS and hemineglect secondary to right brain hemisphere stroke, and possibly for IMP-INS and mood stabilization in patients with SSD. Participants with SSD and moderate-to-severe IMP-INS participated in an exploratory double blind, crossover, randomized controlled study of the effects of CVS on IMP-INS...
May 2017: Psychiatry Research
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