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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209807/blast-injury-of-the-ear-by-massive-explosion-a-review-of-41-cases
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Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, A Crambert, O Maurin, Q Lisan, S Marty, Y Pons
BACKGROUND: Blast injuries in modern warfare are common, and the ear is often affected as it is an effective pressure transducer. This study aimed to evaluate military blast injuries of the ear. METHODS: From May 2002 to October 2014, all patients referred to two military hospitals near Paris, France following exposure to massive explosions were analysed. RESULTS: Among the 41 patients (82 ears), 36 of them reported tinnitus, 25 hearing loss, 14 earache and 8 vertigo...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167008/prevalence-of-vestibular-and-balance-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-age-a-multi-center-study
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Jong Dae Lee, Chang-Hee Kim, Seok Min Hong, Sung Huhn Kim, Myung-Whan Suh, Min-Beom Kim, Dae Bo Shim, Hosuk Chu, No Hee Lee, Minbum Kim, Sung Kwang Hong, Jae-Hyun Seo
OBJECTIVES: Children differ from adults in the expression of dizziness symptoms and the causes of dizziness. In several studies, benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC) and vestibular migraine (VM) were seen exclusively in children with vertigo, but the age threshold used to define 'children' varies, and there are few reported studies about adolescents with dizziness. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders according to age category in a multi-center study (otolaryngology departments of 11 hospitals) of children and adolescents...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150010/-acute-vestibular-syndrome-following-cerebellar-stroke-case-report-and-literature-review-german-version
#3
V Volgger, R Gürkov
The current paper reports on a patient with recurrent rotational vertigo and persistent dizziness and imbalance lasting weeks, who underwent extensive neurootological and radiological examination. Pathological findings initially included right-sided benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), persistent horizontal spontaneous nystagmus (SPN) to the left and a pathological bedside and video head impulse test (HIT) on the left. The pathological HIT on the left and SPN to the left indicated a central genesis...
February 1, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139515/clinical-analysis-of-partial-epilepsy-with-auras
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Yang Liu, Xiao-Ming Guo, Xun Wu, Ping Li, Wei-Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: An aura is usually considered to be the initial clinical sign of a seizure. The types of abnormal neuron activities (i.e., localized and generalized firing) play an important role in the diagnosis of epilepsy. The goal of this study was to investigate the types of auras and its correlation with the localization and treatment of epilepsy. METHODS: The 426 epileptic patients with auras from a single center were reviewed with reference to International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE, 1981) classification; the clinical manifestations and incidence of auras were analyzed in this retrospective study, as well as the results of electroencephalogram (EEG), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the treatment methods...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111692/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-173-scimitar-syndrome-with-horseshoe-lung
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Vishal Gaikwad, Ashish Chawla, Tze Chwan Lim, Wilfred Cg Peh
A 56-year-old Chinese man presented with giddiness and vertigo. Subsequent chest radiography showed the classic scimitar sign of an abnormal pulmonary venous return. Further evaluation with non-contrast computed tomography substantiated the finding of a partial anomalous venous drainage pattern and identified an associated rare lung anomaly, horseshoe lung. The imaging findings of scimitar syndrome and its association with horseshoe lung are reviewed.
January 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110290/guided-and-unguided-internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-versus-usual-care-for-dizzy-adults-of-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-protocol-for-a-three-armed-randomised-trial
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Vincent A van Vugt, Johannes C van der Wouden, Judith E Bosmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Willianne van Diest, Rosie Essery, Lucy Yardley, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Otto R Maarsingh
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common symptom in general practice with a high prevalence among older adults. The most common cause of dizziness in general practice is peripheral vestibular disease. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral vestibular disease that entails specific exercises to maximise the central nervous system compensation for the effects of vestibular pathology. An internet-based VR intervention has recently been shown to be safe and effective...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079432/primary-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve-misdiagnosed-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haijin Yi, Bin Hu, Guoping Yin, Xin Li, Jinkun Xu, Jingying Ye, Shi-Ming Yang
CONCLUSION: Unusual primary tumors of the facial nerve should be considered in patients with progressive facial paralysis, especially if this is accompanied by hearing loss or vertigo. Misdiagnosis could increase the difficulties of operation, diminish the chance of facial nerve reconstruction, and increase the likelihood of poor reconstructive outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This paper was to determine the characteristics of facial nerve primary tumors misdiagnosed as tumor-free conditions many years prior, and to describe appropriate treatments...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063321/clinical-implication-of-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Mun Young Chang, Ji Ho Shin, Kyung Hyun Oh, Young Ho Hong, Seog-Kyun Mun
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) as a prognostic factor for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). METHODS: We reviewed 65 patients with BPPV who underwent cVEMP. Patients were divided into two groups according to resistance to the repositioning maneuver. Univariable and multivariable analyses were performed with age, gender, affected semicircular canal, affected side and cVEMP parameters to find the associated factors for resistance to the repositioning maneuver...
February 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055516/a-return-to-work-program-for-an-employee-with-resolving-vertigo
#9
Ann Regina Lurati
Vertigo is a disorder that affects equilibrium. Symptoms include a loss of balance with nausea and vomiting. Employees diagnosed with vertigo can return to work safely; however, they may need workplace restrictions and accommodation as symptoms may persist for months. This article reviews the evaluation and treatment of vertigo with back-to-work recommendations.
January 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043238/recurrent-ataxia-in-children-and-adolescents
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Michael S Salman, Samantha F Klassen, Janine L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Recurrent ataxia is encountered infrequently in clinical pediatric neurology practise and presents with diagnostic challenges. It is caused by several disorders. Our aims were to describe the epidemiology and clinical features in children with recurrent ataxia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken in 185 children with chronic ataxia, who presented during 1991 to 2008. Several databases were searched to ensure optimum ascertainment...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033296/intratympanic-steroids-injection-is-effective-for-the-treatment-of-drop-attacks-with-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-and-delayed-endolymphatic-hydrops-a-retrospective-study
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Bo Liu, Yangming Leng, Renhong Zhou, Jingjing Liu, Dongdong Liu, Su-Lin Zhang, Wei-Jia Kong
Drop attack (DA) associated with Ménière's disease (MD) and delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) is not common and may cause life-threatening clinical problems. The intratympanic dexamethasone (ITD) is one of primary treatments for MD or DEH. Our study investigated the effect of ITD on the DA associated with endolymphatic hydrops (EH).We retrospectively reviewed 10 patients with MD- and DEH-associated DA between January 2009 and December 2013 in Outpatient Department of Otolaryngology, Union Hospital, Wuhan, China...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030893/recent-advances-in-understanding-audiovestibular-loss-of-a-vascular-cause
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REVIEW
Hyun-Ah Kim, Hyung Lee
Acute audiovestibular loss is characterized by abrupt onset of prolonged (lasting days) vertigo and hearing loss. Acute ischemic stroke in the distribution of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) is known to be the leading cause of acute audiovestibular loss. So far, eight subgroups of AICA territory infarction have been identified according to the patterns of audiovestibular dysfunctions, among which the most common pattern is the combined loss of auditory and vestibular functions. Unlike inner ear dysfunction of a viral cause, which can commonly present as an isolated vestibular (i...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002135/functional-dizziness-from-phobic-postural-vertigo-and-chronic-subjective-dizziness-to-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness
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Marianne Dieterich, Jeffrey P Staab
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Functional dizziness is the new term for somatoform or psychogenic dizziness. The aim of this study is to review arguments for the new nomenclature, clinical features, possible pathomechanisms, and comorbidities of functional dizziness. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of functional dizziness as a primary cause of vestibular symptoms amounts to 10% in neuro-otology centers. Rates of psychiatric comorbidity in patients with structural vestibular syndromes are much higher with nearly 50% and with highest rates in patients with vestibular migraine, vestibular paroxysmia, and Ménière's disease...
December 20, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002123/functional-dizziness-from-phobic-postural-vertigo-and-chronic-subjective-dizziness-to-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness
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Marianne Dieterich, Jeffrey P Staab
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Functional dizziness is the new term for somatoform or psychogenic dizziness. The aim of this study is to review arguments for the new nomenclature, clinical features, possible pathomechanisms, and comorbidities of functional dizziness. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of functional dizziness as a primary cause of vestibular symptoms amounts to 10% in neuro-otology centers. Rates of psychiatric comorbidity in patients with structural vestibular syndromes are much higher with nearly 50% and with highest rates in patients with vestibular migraine, vestibular paroxysmia, and Ménière's disease...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999539/an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-of-ginkgo-biloba-extracts-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
#15
REVIEW
Hong-Feng Zhang, Li-Bo Huang, Yan-Biao Zhong, Qi-Hui Zhou, Hui-Lin Wang, Guo-Qing Zheng, Yan Lin
Ginkgo biloba extracts (GBEs) have been recommended to improve cognitive function and to prevent cognitive decline, but earlier evidence was inconclusive. Here, we evaluated all systematic reviews of GBEs for prevention of cognitive decline, and intervention of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. Six databases from their inception to September 2015 were searched. Ten systematic reviews were identified, including reviews about Alzheimer's disease (n = 3), about vascular dementia (n = 1), about both Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia (n = 2), about Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and mixed dementia (n = 3), and a review about MCI (n = 1)...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983901/the-importance-of-the-first-three-days-and-other-diagnostic-indicators-in-sudden-hearing-loss
#16
Gökhan Tüzemen, Fikret Kasapoğlu, İbrahim Hızalan, Metin Yüksel Akyıldız
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare different therapy methods used for sudden sensorineural hearing losses, to determine the prognostic factors and particularly to investigate the importance of starting the therapy within the first three days of the prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 1995 and December 2008, the files of 213 patients who were treated in our clinic were reviewed. A total of 155 patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study...
November 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974068/endolymphatic-sac-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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R F Bento, J C Cisneros, A C De Oliveira Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To describe the results obtained with endolymphatic sac drainage in patients with Ménière's disease. METHOD: A retrospective case review study was conducted of 95 Ménière's disease patients who underwent endolymphatic sac drainage in a tertiary care referral centre, after failing a long course of medical management. The main outcome measures were vertigo control and hearing preservation. RESULTS: In patients with unilateral disease, vertigo control was obtained in 94...
February 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942604/clinical-analysis-of-dizzy-patients-with-high-levels-of-depression-and-anxiety
#18
Sung Kyun Kim, Yong Bok Kim, Il-Seok Park, Seok Jin Hong, Heejin Kim, Seok Min Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Some patients experiencing dizziness also report psychological distress. However, the association between vestibular deficits and psychological symptoms remains controversial. Thus, the aim of this paper is to report the proportion of patients who complained of dizziness who also had high depression and anxiety indices. Also we investigated the severity of their dizziness and the distribution of the diseases underlying this symptom. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We assessed the dizziness and psychological distress of 544 patients experiencing dizziness using the Korean versions of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941522/nystagmus-and-central-vestibular-disorders
#19
Jeong-Yoon Choi, Ji-Soo Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will cover the recent advances in clinical and laboratory features, pathophysiology, and treatment of central vestibular disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Several features and mechanisms of central nystagmus have been identified over the years. Application of head impulse tests and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials has expanded our understanding of altered processing of canal-driven and otolith-driven vestibular signals in lesions involving the central vestibular structures...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938466/otological-symptoms-and-audiometric-findings-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-costen-s-syndrome-revisited
#20
REVIEW
K G Effat
OBJECTIVE: Otological symptoms (otalgia, subjective hearing loss, blocked ear sensation, tinnitus and vertigo) associated with temporomandibular disorders are documented features of Costen's syndrome. However, the origin of these symptoms and the causes of hearing loss are unknown. This study aimed to characterise hearing loss in a large number of patients with temporomandibular disorders. The causes of these symptoms were explored in patients with otological symptoms and normal audiometric findings...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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