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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147731/the-influence-of-cervical-movement-on-eye-stabilization-reflexes-a-randomized-trial
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Britta K Ischebeck, Jurryt de Vries, Jan Paul van Wingerden, Gert Jan Kleinrensink, Maarten A Frens, Jos N van der Geest
To investigate the influence of the amount of cervical movement on the cervico-ocular reflex (COR) and vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in healthy individuals. Eye stabilization reflexes, especially the COR, are changed in neck pain patients. In healthy humans, the strength of the VOR and the COR are inversely related. In a cross-over trial the amplitude of the COR and VOR (measured with a rotational chair with eye tracking device) and the active cervical range of motion (CROM) was measured in 20 healthy participants (mean age 24...
November 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143209/the-medial-vestibular-nuclei-a-vulnerable-target-in-thiamine-deficiency
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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...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142084/impaired-vestibular-responses-in-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia-association-and-dissociation
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Seo-Young Choi, Hyo-Jung Kim, Ji-Soo Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) in conveying vestibular signals. METHODS: In 10 patients with isolated acute unilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) due to an acute stroke, we performed comprehensive vestibular evaluation using video-oculography, head impulse tests with a magnetic search coil technique, bithermal caloric tests, tests for the ocular tilt reaction, and measurements of subjective visual vertical and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs)...
November 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136526/upbeat-nystagmus-is-a-useful-sign-in-the-regional-diagnosis-of-trigeminal-nerve-disorder-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Kiyotaka Nakamagoe, Naoki Tozaka, Seitaro Nohara, Rio Kawakami, Shiori Yamada, Tadachika Koganezawa, Akira Tamaoka
Trigeminal nerve disorder is an important neurological sign that is often seen with multiple sclerosis (MS). We investigated eye movements in three MS patients with trigeminal disorder due to pontine lesions near the trigeminal root entry zone (REZ). Upbeat nystagmus was observed in all MS patients with trigeminal REZ lesions. We conjecture that trigeminal nerve disorder and upbeat nystagmus appeared due to simultaneous damage to both the trigeminal nerve and the vestibulo-ocular reflex pathway. If upbeat nystagmus appears in MS patients exhibiting a trigeminal nerve disorder, such as trigeminal neuralgia, and paralysis, pontine lesions near the trigeminal REZ should be considered...
November 9, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135873/the-effect-of-peripheral-vestibular-recovery-on-improvements-in-vestibulo-ocular-reflexes-and-balance-control-after-acute-unilateral-peripheral-vestibular-loss
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135813/pendular-seesaw-nystagmus-in-a-patient-with-a-giant-pituitary-macroadenoma-pathophysiology-and-the-role-of-the-accessory-optic-system
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Peter Yat-Ming Woo, Saori Takemura, Allen Ming-Yan Cheong, Alberto Chi-Ho Chu, Yung Chan, Hoi-Tung Wong, Kwong-Yau Chan
Seesaw nystagmus is characterized by cyclic eye movements with a conjugate torsional component and a dissociated vertical component. In the first half of the cycle, one eye elevates and intorts, whereas the other eye depresses and extorts. The pattern is reversed in the remaining half of the cycle. We describe a patient with a giant pituitary adenoma who developed pendular seesaw nystagmus. Disturbance in the visuovestibular system is postulated to contribute to this form of seesaw nystagmus. Lesions compressing the optic chiasm and the accessory optic system could interrupt the transmission of retinal error signals to the inferior olivary nucleus and the interstitial nucleus of Cajal, thus interfering with the adaptive mechanism of the vestibulo-ocular reflex and leading to pendular seesaw nystagmus...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118202/bayesian-optimal-adaptation-explains-age-related-human-sensorimotor-changes
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Faisal Karmali, Gregory T Whitman, Richard F Lewis
The brain uses information from different sensory systems to guide motor behavior, and aging is associated with a simultaneous decline in the quality of sensory information provided to the brain and a deterioration in motor control. Correlations between age-dependent decline in sensory anatomical structures and behavior have been demonstrated, and it has recently been suggested that a Bayesian framework could explain these relationships. Here we show that age-dependent changes in a human sensorimotor reflex, the vestibulo-ocular reflex, are explained by a Bayesian optimal adaptation in the brain occurring in response to death of motion-sensing hair cells...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110566/predicting-the-outcome-after-acute-unilateral-vestibulopathy-analysis-of-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-gain-and-catch-up-saccades
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Niccolò Cerchiai, Elena Navari, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Chiara Re, Augusto Pietro Casani
Objectives (1) To describe the relationships among the main instrumental features characterizing an acute unilateral vestibulopathy and (2) to clarify the role of the video head impulse test in predicting the development of chronic vestibular insufficiency. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods Sixty patients suffering from acute unilateral vestibulopathy were retrospectively analyzed: 30 who recovered spontaneously (group 1) and 30 who needed a vestibular rehabilitation program (group 2)...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110135/the-effect-of-visual-contrast-on-human-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-adaptation
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M Muntaseer Mahfuz, Michael C Schubert, Christopher J Todd, William V C Figtree, Serajul I Khan, Americo A Migliaccio
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is the main retinal image stabilising mechanism during rapid head movement. When the VOR does not stabilise the world or target image on the retina, retinal image slip occurs generating an error signal that drives the VOR response to increase or decrease until image slip is minimised, i.e. VOR adaptation occurs. Visual target contrast affects the human smooth pursuit and optokinetic reflex responses. We sought to determine if contrast also affected VOR adaptation. We tested 12 normal subjects, each over 16 separate sessions...
November 6, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093698/the-role-of-predictability-in-saccadic-eye-responses-in-the-suppression-head-impulse-test-of-horizontal-semicircular-canal-function
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092804/bilateral-vestibular-hypofunction-in-quantitative-head-impulse-test-clinical-characteristics-in-23-patients
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Hilla Levo, Heikki Aalto, Timo P Hirvonen
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical features of patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) verified in motorized head impulse test (MHIT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined clinical records of 23 adult patients (10 males and 13 females), whose gain of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in the MHIT was bilaterally lowered. Fifteen of 62 unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients routinely tested both pre- and postoperatively with the MHIT had BVH. Eight of 198 vestibular outpatients selected to the MHIT due to clinical causes had BVH...
November 2, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089158/cerebellar-ataxia-with-neuropathy-and-vestibular-areflexia-syndrome-canvas
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081426/bilateral-vestibulopathy-diagnostic-criteria-consensus-document-of-the-classification-committee-of-the-b%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-ny-society
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Michael Strupp, Ji-Soo Kim, Toshihisa Murofushi, Dominik Straumann, Joanna C Jen, Sally M Rosengren, Charles C Della Santina, Herman Kingma
This paper describes the diagnostic criteria for bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society. The diagnosis of BVP is based on the patient history, bedside examination and laboratory evaluation. Bilateral vestibulopathy is a chronic vestibular syndrome which is characterized by unsteadiness when walking or standing, which worsen in darkness and/or on uneven ground, or during head motion. Additionally, patients may describe head or body movement-induced blurred vision or oscillopsia...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064869/vision-and-vestibular-system-dysfunction-predicts-prolonged-concussion-recovery-in-children
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Christina L Master, Stephen R Master, Douglas J Wiebe, Eileen P Storey, Julia E Lockyer, Olivia E Podolak, Matthew F Grady
OBJECTIVE: Up to one-third of children with concussion have prolonged symptoms lasting beyond 4 weeks. Vision and vestibular dysfunction is common after concussion. It is unknown whether such dysfunction predicts prolonged recovery. We sought to determine which vision or vestibular problems predict prolonged recovery in children. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of pediatric patients with concussion. SETTING: A subspecialty pediatric concussion program...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064828/differences-in-head-impulse-test-results-due-to-analysis-techniques
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Taylor W Cleworth, Mark G Carpenter, Flurin Honegger, John H J Allum
BACKGROUND: Different analysis techniques are used to define vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain between eye and head angular velocity during the video head impulse test (vHIT). Comparisons would aid selection of gain techniques best related to head impulse characteristics and promote standardisation. OBJECTIVE: Compare and contrast known methods of calculating vHIT VOR gain. METHODS: We examined lateral canal vHIT responses recorded from 20 patients twice within 13 weeks of acute unilateral peripheral vestibular deficit onset...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018402/preferential-impairment-of-the-contralesional-posterior-semicircular-canal-in-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia
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Seung-Han Lee, Sang-Hoon Kim, Sung-Sik Kim, Kyung Wook Kang, Alexander Andrea Tarnutzer
BACKGROUND: The vertical vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) may be impaired in internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) as the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) conveys VOR-signals from the vertical semicircular canals. It has been proposed that signals from the contralesional posterior semicircular canal (PSC) are exclusively transmitted through the MLF, while for the contralesional anterior canal other pathways exist. OBJECTIVE: Here, we aimed to characterize dysfunction in individual canals in INO-patients using the video-head-impulse test (vHIT) and to test the hypothesis of dissociated vertical canal impairment in INO...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985517/effect-of-common-antivertiginous-agents-on-the-high-velocity-vestibulo-ocular-reflex
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E Anagnostou, P Koutsoudaki, A Stavropoulos, I Evdokimidis
OBJECTIVE: It has long been suggested that antivertiginous medications exert their symptomatic effect through inhibition of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). We tested this hypothesis by directly measuring the VOR after administration of three agents from different substance classes: an antihistamine, a benzodiazepine and a calcium channel antagonist. METHODS: The gain and the variability of the high velocity VOR was assessed using video head impulses (vHIT) under the following conditions: baseline, after dimenhydrinate, after diazepam and after cinnarizine...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981340/vestibular-consequences-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-blast-exposure-a-review
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Faith W Akin, Owen D Murnane, Courtney D Hall, Kristal M Riska
The purpose of this article is to review relevant literature on the effect of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and blast injury on the vestibular system. Dizziness and imbalance are common sequelae associated with mTBI, and in some individuals, these symptoms may last for six months or longer. In war-related injuries, mTBI is often associated with blast exposure. The causes of dizziness or imbalance following mTBI and blast injuries have been linked to white matter abnormalities, diffuse axonal injury in the brain, and central and peripheral vestibular system damage...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955674/vestibulo-ocular-reflex-abnormalities-in-posterior-semicircular-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-pilot-study
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Tayyebe Fallahnezhad, Mansoureh Adel Ghahraman, Saeid Farahani, Reza Hoseinabadi, Shohreh Jalaie
INTRODUCTION: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), involving the semicircular canals, is one of the most common diseases of the inner ear. The video head impulse test (vHIT) is a new test that examines the function of the canals. This study aimed to investigate the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain, gain asymmetry and saccades after stimulating all six canals in patients definitively diagnosed with posterior semicircular canal BPPV (PSC-BPPV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine unilateral PSC-BPPV patients with normal oculographic and caloric results were enrolled in this study...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949274/determination-of-the-time-course-of-caloric-nystagmus-in-patients-with-spinocerebellar-degeneration-using-caloric-step-stimulus-procedure
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Takamori Takeda, Ayane Makabe, Chiaki Hirai, Takeshi Tsutsumi
CONCLUSIONS: The step stimulus procedure can provide information on the time course of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Spinocerebellar degeneration and aging seem to shorten the time constant of the onset of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, causing a rapid rise up. Failure of the central processing of velocity storage might contribute to this rapid rise up. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the time course characteristics of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration...
September 26, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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