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Kristen L Janky, Jessie Patterson, Neil Shepard, Megan Thomas, Kamran Barin, Tom Creutz, Kendra Schmid, Julie A Honaker
OBJECTIVE: 1) Characterize corrective saccades (CS) in normal controls, and 2) examine the sensitivity of the video head impulse test (vHIT) for identifying vestibular loss using both gain and CS. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective combined with retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Seventy subjects with normal vestibular function served as controls (mean age, 44.1 yr; range, 10-78) and data from 49 patients with unilateral and bilateral vestibular loss was retrospectively reviewed (mean age, 50; range, 7-81)...
April 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Nese Celebisoy
HINTS battery involving head impulse test (HIT), nystagmus, and test of skew is the critical bedside examination to differentiate acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy from posterior circulation stroke (PCS) in acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). The highest sensitivity component of the battery has been reported to be the horizontal HIT, whereas skew deviation is defined as the most specific but non-sensitive sign for PCS. Video-oculography-based HIT (vHIT) may have an additional power in making the differentiation...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Jin Su Park, Chang-Hee Kim, Min-Beom Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the results of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) and video head impulse test (p-vHIT) of posterior semicircular canal considered tools of inferior vestibular nerve function in vestibular neuritis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary otology clinic. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS: Seventy-nine patients with vestibular neuritis participated in this study...
February 28, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
N L Kunel'skaya, E V Baibakova, A L Guseva, Ya Yu Nikitkina, M A Chugunova, E A Manaenkova
AIM: The objective of the present study was to elucidate the mechanisms behind the compensation of the vestibular ocular reflex and evaluate the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation in the patients presenting with vestibular neuritis (VN) with the application of the video head-impulse test (vHIT) and the dynamic visual acuity test (DVAT). METHODS: The study included 26 patients with vestibular neuritis whose condition was assessed by scoring based on the dizziness handicap inventory, the dynamic visual acuity test, and the video head-impulse test with the evaluation of saccades and the degree of eye-head movement coordination (gain) before and after the course of vestibular rehabilitation...
2018: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
V T Pal'chun, A L Guseva, S D Chistov
AIM: The objective of the present study was to reveal the special aspects of vestibular dysfunction in the patients presenting with unilateral Meniere's disease (MD) during the attack-free intervals. METHODS: The study included 23 patients suffering from unilateral MD; all of them were examined with the use of tonal threshold audiometry, videonystagmography, the caloric test and video head-impulse test (vHIT). RESULTS: The study has demonstrated that the patients with MD are characterized, during the attack-free intervals, by the absence of latent spontaneous nystagmus in conjunction with the positive results of the head shaking test...
2018: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Anuj Kumar Neupane, Krithika Gururaj, Sujeet Kumar Sinha
BACKGROUND: Motion sickness is a complex autonomic phenomenon caused by the intersensory conflict among the balancing systems, resulting in a mismatch of signals between static physical conditions of the susceptible individual exposed to dynamic environment. PURPOSE: The present study was done to assess the sacculocollic reflex pathway and six semicircular canals in individuals susceptible to motion sickness. RESEARCH DESIGN: Standard group comparison was used...
February 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Mehmet Kalkan, Ali Bayram, Ferhat Gökay, Hasan Selçuk Cura, Cemil Mutlu
This study aimed to compare cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP), ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) and video head impulse test (vHIT) results between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) or diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and healthy controls to determine vestibular end-organ pathologies. The participants in the present study consisted of three groups: the type 2 DM group (n = 33 patients), the DPN group (n = 33 patients), and the age- and sex-matched control group (n = 35)...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Marisa Blanquet, Jens A Petersen, Antonella Palla, Dorothe Veraguth, Konrad P Weber, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer, Hans H Jung
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)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Leise Elisabeth Hviid Korsager, Jesper Hvass Schmidt, Christian Faber, Jens Højberg Wanscher
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the round window approach (RWA) leads to less vestibular dysfunction and dizziness than the standard cochleostomy approach (SCA) during cochlear implant (CI) surgery, as assessed using the video head impulse test (vHIT).Additionally, objective findings were compared with the subjective dizziness perceived by the patient. STUDY DESIGN: Double blinded, clinical randomized trial. SETTING: University Hospital. PATIENTS: Fifty-two ears from 46 patients were included...
December 27, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
F Rubin, F Simon, B Verillaud, P Herman, R Kania, C Hautefort
AIMS: There have been very few studies of the Video Head Impulse Test (VHIT) in patients with Menière's Disease (MD). Some reported 100% normal VHIT results, others not. These discrepancies may be due to differences in severity. The present study compared VHIT and caloric reflex test results in advanced unilateral definite MD. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A prospective study included 37 consecutive patients, with a mean age of 56±12 years. Mean hearing loss was 59±18dB HL; 12 patients were subject to Tumarkin's otolithic crises...
December 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Chisato Fujimoto, Sayaka Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Naoya Egami, Keiko Sugasawa, Shinichi Iwasaki
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the clinical features and vestibular symptoms of patients with otolith organ dysfunction in the presence of normal function of the semicircular canals. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical records of 277 consecutive new patients with balance disorders who underwent testing of cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) as well as caloric testing and video head impulse testing (vHIT). RESULTS: We identified 76 patients who showed normal caloric responses and normal vHIT findings in each SCC plane, but abnormal responses in cVEMP and/or oVEMP testing...
January 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Ji Eun Choi, Yi-Kyung Kim, Young Sang Cho, Kieun Lee, Hyun Woo Park, Sung Hoon Yoon, Hyung-Jin Kim, Won-Ho Chung
The purpose of this study was to prove the hypothesis that caloric response in Ménière's disease (MD) is reduced by hydropic expansion of the vestibular labyrinth, not by vestibular hypofunction, by evaluating the correlation morphologically using an intravenous Gadolinium (IV-Gd) inner ear MRI. In study I, the prevalence of abnormal video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) results among the patients with definite unilateral MD (n = 24) and vestibular neuritis (VN) (n = 22) were investigated. All patients showed abnormal canal paresis (CP) (> 26%) on caloric tests...
2017: PloS One
Raymond van de Berg, Sally Rosengren, Herman Kingma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decades, researchers suggested that clinical assessment of labyrinthine function in detail became easy thanks to video head impulse tests (VHITs), vestibular evoked myogenic potential test (VEMP) and video-oculography (VOG). It has been argued that they can replace electronystagmography, the caloric and rotatory chair tests. This review addresses the latest evaluations of these tests and the opportunities they offer, but also the limitations in clinical practice...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
Jorge C Kattah, Cindy Guede, Bahareh Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Bilateral medial vestibular nuclei (MVN) is a common target in thiamine depletion and results in acute vestibular failure. Involvement of the MVN was present in 27 out of 38 brainstem sections reported in the largest thiamine deficiency autopsy cohort with Wernicke's encephalopathy. METHOD: Serial clinical, imaging and vestibulo-ocular reflex gain measured with the video head impulse (vHIT) in one patient with acute thiamine deficiency. RESULTS: Low horizontal VOR gain correlated with an abnormal manual head impulse and with MRI evidence of MVN in an alcohol-dependent patient with low thiamine levels...
January 2018: Journal of Neurology
Helen S Cohen, Jasmine Stitz, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Susan P Williams, Ajitkumar P Mulavara, Brian T Peters, Jacob J Bloomberg
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of some widely used, easily administered clinical tests. BACKGROUND: Simple tests of oculomotor function have become widely used for clinical screening of patients suspected of having vestibular disorders despite a paucity of evidence showing good statistical support for their use in this highly variable population. METHODS: Healthy controls with no history of otologic or neurologic disorders (n = 291) were compared to patients with known vestibular disorders (n = 62)...
November 16, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
John H J Allum, Alja Scheltinga, Flurin Honegger
BACKGROUND: Patients with an acute unilateral peripheral vestibular deficit (aUPVD), presumed to be caused by vestibular neuritis, show asymmetrical vestibular ocular reflexes (VORs) that improve over time. Questions arise regarding how much of the VOR improvement is due to peripheral recovery or central compensation, and whether differences in peripheral recovery influence balance control outcomes. METHODS: Thirty patients were examined at aUPVD onset and 3, 6, and 13 weeks later with four different VOR tests: caloric tests; rotating (ROT) chair tests performed in yaw with angular accelerations of 5 and 20 degrees/s; and video head impulse tests (vHIT) in the yaw plane...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
Anne Burston, Stuart Mossman, Benjamin Mossman, Mark Weatherall
The aim of this prospective register-based study was to compare video Head Impulse Tests (vHIT) with caloric tests on 173 patients assessed by a tertiary Neurology referral centre who had been referred for investigation of dizziness or vertigo and whose symptom duration was one month or longer. Abnormal vHIT was defined as angular velocity gain (peak eye velocity/peak head velocity) less than 0.79 at 80 ms and 0.75 at 60 ms, which was two standard deviations below our institutions' lower limit of normal; together with refixation saccades...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Jorge Rey-Martinez, Joaquin Yanes, Jonathan Esteban, Ricardo Sanz, Eduardo Martin-Sanz
Background: In the suppression head impulse paradigm (SHIMP) vHIT protocol, the participant is instructed to follow with his gaze a mobile target generated by a laser placed on the participant's head. Recent studies have reported that the refixation saccade latencies are in relation with the time evolution of the vestibular dysfunction in both (standard and SHIMP) procedures. We hypothesized that some central mechanisms like head impulse prediction could be one of the causes for the differences in the saccadic eye responses...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Masakatsu Taki, Takashi Nakamura, Hiraku Matsuura, Tatsuhisa Hasegawa, Hirofumi Sakaguchi, Kanako Morita, Ryotaro Ishii, Ikuko Mizuta, Takashi Kasai, Toshiki Mizuno, Shigeru Hirano
Cerebellar ataxia with neuropathy and bilateral vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS) is a novel ataxic disorder consisting of the triad of cerebellar impairment, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, and a somatosensory deficit. We report the first Japanese case of CANVAS. The patient is a 68-year-old Japanese male. He was referred to our university for further evaluation of progressive gait disturbance and ataxia. He exhibited horizontal gaze-evoked nystagmus and sensory deficit. Nerve conduction studies showed sensory neuronopathy...
October 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Ayse Guler, Funda Karbek Akarca, Cenk Eraslan, Ceyda Tarhan, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazli, Nese Celebisoy
INTRODUCTION: Head impulse test (HIT) is the critical bedside examination which differentiates vestibular neuritis (VN) from posterior circulation stroke (PCS) in acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). Video-oculography based HIT (vHIT) may have aadditional strength in making the differentiation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary-care medical center with AVS were studied. An emergency specialist and a neurologist performed HIT. vHIT was conducted by an neuro-otology research fellow...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
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