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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455211/intratympanic-injections-of-dexamethasone-in-delayed-endolymphatic-hydrops-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Ashraf Elsayed Morgan, Elshahat Ibrahem Ismail, Bassem Ashraf
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of intratympanic dexamethazone (ITD) for the treatment of ipsilateral delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH). METHODS: Forty-one patients were diagnosed with ipsilateral DEH. Only 37 patients completed this study. Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A (n = 16) received oral medication, and group B (n = 21) received ITD once weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. RESULTS: In group A, 6 patients showed improvement in their vertigo...
February 16, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453620/long-term-hearing-results-of-stapedotomy-analysis-of-factors-affecting-outcome
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Dhooge Ingeborg, Desmedt Stéphanie, Maly Thomas, Loose David, Van Hoecke Helen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term hearing results of stapedotomy and analyze the influence of patient-, disease-, and procedure-related variables. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: 230 ears (202 patients, 10-74 years) underwent stapedotomy for otosclerosis between January 2008 and August 2014. All cases had early postoperative follow-up (4 weeks post-surgery) and 181 cases had late postoperative follow-up (≥ 1 year, average 32...
February 16, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436794/the-follow-up-role-of-the-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-test-in-meniere-s-disease
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Nasrin Yazdani, Farzaneh Nejadian, Nima Rezazadeh, Reza Hoseinabadi, Ebrahim Karimi, Reza Gharibi, Sasan Dabiri
Despite some proposed roles for the diagnostic impact of the cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential test in the patients with Meniere's disease, the role of this test as an objective instrument in following up the patients with Meniere's disease who underwent. Intratympanic steroid injection is not cleared. In a prospective study, thirty-one adult patients with definite one-sided Meniere's disease with vertigo as main complaint refractory to medical treatments for three months, were selected. Patients underwent three times of intratympanic dexamethasone injection with one-week intervals...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402608/instrumental-head-impulse-test-changes-after-intratympanic-gentamicin-for-unilateral-definite-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pedro Santos Marques, Claudia Camila Dias, Nicolas Perez-Fernandez, Jorge Spratley
OBJECTIVE: To estimate how much could intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) interfere with the vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) parameters on instrumental head impulse test (HIT), either with scleral search coil or video head impulse test and, eventually, foresee the control of vertigo crisis in unilateral intractable Ménière's disease (MD). METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Cochrane search engines. The search terms used were "vestibular ocular reflex", "head impulse test", "gentamicin," and "Meniere's disease"...
February 2, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400685/bone-mineral-density-and-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-patients-with-idiopathic-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Chan Joo Yang, Yehree Kim, Hwan Seo Lee, Hong Ju Park
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D with the occurrence and recurrence of BPPV. The records of 130 idiopathic BPPV patients (55±12 years old, 30 men and 100 women) and 130 age- and sex-matched controls who underwent bone mineral densitometry between April 2012 and September 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. We compared the BMD and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D between the patients and controls, and also compared the BMD between recurrent and non-recurrent BPPV groups...
2018: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398242/utility-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-as-a-predictor-of-acute-infarction-in-new-onset-acute-vertigo-patients-without-neurologic-and-computed-tomography-abnormalities
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Seokyong Ryu, Seung Woon Choi, Hye Jin Kim, Tae Kyung Kang, Sung Chan Oh, Suk Jin Cho
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been used as a predictive marker for various conditions. However, there are no previous studies about NLR as a prognostic marker for acute infarction. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential utility of NLR as a predictor of acute infarction in acute vertigo patients without neurologic and computed tomography (CT) abnormalities. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study in the Emergency Department (ED) between January 2015 and December 2016...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390369/acupuncture-for-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-vertigo-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaohui Li, Menghui Liu, Yu Zhang, Ziqing Li, Dawei Wang, Xia Yan
BACKGROUND: Vertebrobasilar insufficiency vertebrobasilar (VBIV) is a serious nerve disease and many old people suffer from it. Acupuncture has been widely applied in the treatment of VBIV. However, to our knowledge, there has been no systematic review or meta-analysis of randomized controlled trails regarding the effectiveness of this treatment. Here, we provide a protocol to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for VBIV. METHODS: Relevant randomized controlled trials in 5 databases (EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials [Cochrane Library], Chinese Biomedical Literature Database [CBM], China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI]) will be comprehensively searched by 2 researchers in December 2017...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385877/psychiatric-disorders-in-patients-with-intractable-dizziness-in-the-department-of-otolaryngology
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Fumiyuki Goto, Nagisa Sugaya, Miki Arai, Kanako Masuda
OBJECTIVE: Vertigo and dizziness are often not fully explained by organic illnesses, but instead may be related to psychiatric disorders. It is important to determine the types of psychiatric comorbidities that are frequent in cases of intractable dizziness. METHOD: The study subjects were 90 patients who had experienced intractable dizziness for more than three months and were referred to a psychiatrist when their symptoms could not be fully explained based on their physical illness...
January 31, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383315/methylprednisolone-versus-dexamethasone-for-control-of-vertigo-in-patients-with-definite-meniere-s-disease
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Elham Masoumi, Sasan Dabiri, Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani, Reza Erfanian, Saeed Sohrabpour, Nasrin Yazdani, Alireza Safaee, Mohammadreza Firouzifar
Introduction: Definite Meniere's disease is associated with two or more definitive periods of vertigo along with hearing loss, plus tinnitus or aural fullness or both. This study aimed to compare the effect of intratympanic dexamethasone and methylprednisolone on the functional-level scale of pure-tone audiometry (PTA), and class outcome measures of vertigo. Materials and Methods: In this clinical study, 69 patients with definite Meniere's disease, referred to the tertiary otolaryngology center, were randomly assigned to two groups: 36 patients were treated with intratympanic dexamethasone (4mg/dl) and 33 patients were treated with i ntratympanic methylprednisolone (40mg/dl)...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377910/the-diagnostic-performance-of-a-novel-elisa-for-human-ctp-cochlin-tomoprotein-to-detect-perilymph-leakage
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Tetsuo Ikezono, Tomohiro Matsumura, Han Matsuda, Satomi Shikaze, Shiho Saitoh, Susumu Shindo, Setsuo Hasegawa, Seung Ha Oh, Yoshiaki Hagiwara, Yasuo Ogawa, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hiroaki Sato, Tetsuya Tono, Ryuichiro Araki, Yukihide Maeda, Shin-Ichi Usami, Yasuhiro Kase
Perilymphatic fistula is defined as an abnormal communication between the perilymph-filled space and the middle ear, or cranial spaces. The manifestations include a broad spectrum of neuro-otological symptoms such as hearing loss, vertigo/dizziness, disequilibrium, aural fullness, tinnitus, and cognitive dysfunction. By sealing the fistula, perilymphatic fistula is a surgically correctable disease. Also, appropriate recognition and treatment of perilymphatic fistula can improve a patient's condition and hence the quality of life...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371896/the-effects-of-prognostic-factors-in-idiopathic-sudden-hearing-loss
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Suphi Bulğurcu, Behçet Şahin, Gökhan Akgül, İlker Burak Arslan, İbrahim Çukurova
Introduction  Sudden hearing loss is one of the otologic emergencies. The treatment of this disease is affected negatively by some prognostic factors. Objective  In this study, the effects of early treatment initiation in patients with idiopathic sudden hearing loss and of prognostic factors in early treated patients were investigated. Methods  Out of the 216 patients admitted between September 2007 and September 2015, 154 were identified as having idiopathic sudden hearing loss; they were followed-up for a mean time of 7...
January 2018: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368226/lateral-medullary-infarction-with-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-an-unusual-presentation-with-review-of-the-literature
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Tridu R Huynh, Barbara Decker, Timothy J Fries, Ajay Tunguturi
PURPOSE: We report an unusual case of lateral medullary infarction presenting with orthostatic hypotension with pre-syncope without vertigo or Horner's syndrome. METHODS: Case report with review of the literature. RESULTS: A 67-year-old man presented with pre-syncope and ataxia without vertigo. Initial brain CT and MRI were normal. Neurological evaluation revealed right-beating nystagmus with left gaze, vertical binocular diplopia, right upper-extremity dysmetria, truncal ataxia with right axial lateropulsion, and right-facial and lower extremity hypoesthesia...
January 24, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360091/ear-fullness-as-a-symptom-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-non-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-patient
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Maxime Maheu, Salman F Alhabib, Simon P Landry, Marc Elie Nader, François Champoux, Issam Saliba
OBJECTIVE: 1) To determine if unexplained ear fullness might be a symptom of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) by using Electrocochleography (ECochG) SP/AP area and amplitude ratios. 2) To assess if individuals with unexplained ear fullness without vertigo differ significantly from individuals with ear fullness due to Ménière's disease (MD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control study in our tertiary care center, we evaluated 62 ears across 49 patients, including 18 normal healthy ears across 12 control patients, 26 ears with unexplained ear fullness across 20 patients (6 had bilateral symptoms of ear fullness), and 18 ears with definite MD across 17 patients (1 bilateral disease)...
December 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344071/acetazolamide-a-new-treatment-for-visual-vertigo
#14
Ilya M Sluch, Michael S Elliott, Justin Dvorak, Kai Ding, Bradley K Farris
Visual vertigo is a disorder characterised by symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, disorientation, and general discomfort induced by visual triggers. It is currently treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy, with no effective pharmacotherapy available for treatment-resistant cases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral acetazolamide in improving symptoms of visual vertigo. A comparative case series of adult patients clinically diagnosed with visual vertigo was conducted from January 1992 to May 2015...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343311/decompensated-labyrinthine-weakness-presenting-as-de-novo-peripheral-vertigo-a-discrete-clinical-entity
#15
A F Jahn
OBJECTIVE: A distinct subgroup of patients, presenting with apparently spontaneous onset of vertigo, is described. RESULTS: Although vestibular evaluation revealed caloric weakness, the proximate cause of vertigo was not labyrinthine dysfunction, but rather the loss of vestibular compensation for an older and previously compensated labyrinthine injury. CONCLUSION: Instead of addressing the vestibular weakness, effective management needs to focus on the condition that has caused the loss of compensation...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336131/vestibular-schwannoma-and-ipsilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops-an-unusual-association
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Massimo Ralli, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Lucia Longo, Vittorio D'Aguanno, Mario Tombolini, Giancarlo Cianfrone, Marco de Vincentiis
Vestibular schwannoma and endolymphatic hydrops are two conditions that may present with similar audio-vestibular symptoms. The association of the two in the same patient represents an unusual finding that may lead clinicians to errors and delays in diagnosis and clinical management of affected subjects. We discuss the case of a patient with an intrameatal vestibular schwannoma reporting symptoms suggestive for ipsilateral endolymphatic hydrops. The patient presented with fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and acute rotatory vertigo episodes, and underwent a full audiological evaluation and imaging of the brain with contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317012/prehospital-identification-of-patients-with-a-final-hospital-diagnosis-of-stroke
#17
Elin Andersson, Linda Bohlin, Johan Herlitz, Annelie J Sundler, Zoltán Fekete, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
Introduction the early phase of stroke, minutes are critical. Since the majority of patients with stroke are transported by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the early handling and decision making by the EMS clinician is important. Problem The study aim was to evaluate the frequency of a documented suspicion of stroke by the EMS nurse, and to investigate differences in the clinical signs of stroke and clinical assessment in the prehospital setting among patients with regard to if there was a documented suspicion of stroke on EMS arrival or not, in patients with a final hospital diagnosis of stroke...
January 10, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313443/effectiveness-of-transmastoid-plugging-for-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
#18
Renee M Banakis Hartl, Stephen P Cass
Objectives (1) Evaluate changes in subjective symptoms in patients following transmastoid canal plugging for superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) syndrome. (2) Quantify changes in hearing in patients who have undergone transmastoid canal plugging for SSCD syndrome. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Single tertiary care institution. Subjects and Methods We retrospectively reviewed patients with SSCD who underwent repair with canal plugging via a transmastoid approach between January 2012 and January 2017...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299506/longitudinal-up-regulation-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-patients-with-meniere-s-disease-during-medical-treatment
#19
Munehisa Fukushima, Tadashi Kitahara, Ryohei Oya, Shiro Akahani, Hidenori Inohara, Shinji Naganawa, Noriaki Takeda
Objective/Hypothesis: Meniere's disease (MD) is a common inner ear disease characterized by repeated episodic vertigo, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, and tinnitus. Its pathology is defined as endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in the inner ear and EH has been hypothesized to correlate with the clinical symptoms of MD. We presented the dynamics of in vivo EH in MD patients during medical treatments. Study Design: Prospective, single-arm repeated measures. Methods: Eleven MD patients were enrolled...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283093/anterior-cervical-disc-fusion-does-not-affect-the-presence-of-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential
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Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Panagiotis Saravakos, Andreas Zigouris, Vasileios Ragos, Oliver Reichel, Nafsika Ziavra
OBJECTIVE: Cervical spondylosis and cervical disk herniation are the most frequent forms of degenerative disease in the cervical spine. Surgical treatment mainly includes anterior cervical disk fusion. However, information concerning vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) recording in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery is limited. The present prospective study aimed to investigate the effect of anterior disk fusion surgery on cervical VEMP (cVEMP) parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients were enrolled in this study, and 20 patients (10 men and 10 women) completed cVEMP testing...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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