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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238395/profound-hypotension-and-bradycardia-in-the-setting-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-a-case-series
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David O Andonian, Shauna R Seaman, Elaine B Josephson
Cannabinoids are the most commonly used illegal substances in the world [1]. Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCB) are also known as "Spice", "K2", "Spike", "herbal incense", "Cloud 9", "Mojo" and many others are becoming a large public health concern due to their increasing use, unpredictable toxicity, and abuse potential [2]. The most common reported toxicities with SCB use based on studies using Texas Poison control record are tachycardia, agitation and irritability, drowsiness, hallucinations, delusions, hypertension, nausea, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, acute kidney injury, seizures, heart attacks and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes [3]...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236785/association-between-ambient-particulate-matter-and-disorders-of-vestibular-function
#2
Changwoo Han, Youn-Hee Lim, Kweon Jung, Yun-Chul Hong
BACKGROUND: Exposure to environmental chemicals has been suggested to alter the physiologic state of the inner and middle ear. However, it is unknown if particulate matter exposure is associated with acute vestibular dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effects of particulate matter exposure on the number of hospital visits related to three major diseases of vestibular dysfunction, Meniere's disease (MD), benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular neuronitis (VN)...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231364/analysis-of-caloric-test-responses-in-sudden-hearing-loss
#3
Cheng-Ping Shih, Yu-Ching Chou, Hsin-Chien Chen, Jih-Chin Lee, Yueng-Hsiang Chu, Chih-Hung Wang
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is characterized by a rapid-onset hearing loss that develops within 3 days. Vertigo may also be present. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate whether the severity of a loss of caloric function is associated with the initial hearing loss and with hearing recovery. Our study population was made up of 135 patients-67 men and 68 women, aged 25 to 71 years (mean: 50.9)-with sudden sensorineural hearing loss who had undergone bithermal caloric testing. We compared various patient factors according to patients' hearing level and their response to caloric testing...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220291/efficacy-of-mastoid-oscillation-and-the-gufoni-maneuver-for-treating-apogeotropic-horizontal-benign-positional-vertigo-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Hyun Ah Kim, Sang-Won Park, Jungil Kim, Bong-Gu Kang, Jun Lee, Byung In Han, Jung Im Seok, Eun-Ji Chung, Jaeyoung Kim, Hyung Lee
: To determine the immediate and short-term efficacies of mastoid oscillation vs. Gufoni maneuver in treating the apogeotropic type of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC-BPPV), we designed a randomized, prospective, sham-controlled study. In eight dizziness clinics in Korea, 209 consecutive patients with apogeotropic HC-BPPV were enrolled. The patients were randomly assigned to receive a single application of Gufoni (n = 70), mastoid oscillation (n = 67), or sham maneuver (n = 72)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219165/-the-pilot-study-of-type-%C3%A2-allergic-reaction-in-meniere-s-disease-patients
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T Pan, Y Zhao, Y J Ding, Z Y Lu, F R Ma
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between type Ⅰ allergic reaction and pathogenesis of Meniere's disease. Methods: A total of 35 (10 male vs. 25 female) patients aged between 21-66 years diagnosed with Meniere's disease were recruited to this study, mean age of them was (47.3±13.6) years. The control group consisted of 15 inpatients (5 male vs. 10 female) with pharyngolaryngeal diseases but without otologic and rhinologic abnormity, mean age was 45.4±12.8 years. Allergic prevalence, serous total immunoglobulin E( tIgE ) levels, serous specific immunoglobulin E( sIgE ) levels and subtypes of T lymphocytes were measured and compared in patients with Meniere's disease and the control group...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214024/long-term-outcomes-of-endolymphatic-sac-shunting-with-local-steroids-for-meniere-s-disease
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Cameron C Wick, Nauman F Manzoor, Caileigh McKenna, Maroun T Semaan, Cliff A Megerian
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of endolymphatic sac shunt techniques with and without local steroid administration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series and patient survey. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: Meniere's disease (MD) patients that failed medical therapy and subsequently underwent an endolymphatic sac shunt procedure. All patients had definitive or probable MD and at least 18-months of follow-up...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209807/blast-injury-of-the-ear-by-massive-explosion-a-review-of-41-cases
#7
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/28202828/-diagnosis-of-cochleovestibular-neurovascular-compression-syndrome-a-scoring-system-based-on-five-clinical-characteristics
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Tomomi Okamura, Takafumi Nishizaki, Norio Ikeda, Shigeki Nakano, Takanori Sakakura, Natsumi Fujii, Takeshi Okuda
: The optimal method for diagnosing cochleovestibular neurovascular compression syndrome(CNVC)remains controversial, and the aim of this study is to develop a standard diagnostic instrument for the condition. The clinical features of 53 sides of 50 patients with a combination of vertigo, tinnitus, and/or hearing loss were retrospectively evaluated. The following five clinical features were evaluated and given a score of 1 or 0:1)a long history of recurrent vertigo, tinnitus, or hearing loss;2)neurological findings related to positional vertigo, nystagmus, tinnitus, or hearing loss;3)neuro-otological findings involving tinnitus, audiometry, or vestibular testing;4)auditory brainstem response(ABR)evaluation with the detection of a low 25-75% II wave amplitude on the contralateral side and delayed interpeak latency in the I-III or I-V waves(usually low II wave amplitude combined with double peaks and a wide-based form)during ABR evaluation using 80 and 90dB clicks;and 5)the detection of vascular contact with the eighth cranial nerve on magnetic resonance imaging-constructive interference in steady state or air computed tomography imaging...
February 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202097/independent-prescriber-physiotherapist-led-balance-clinic-the-southport-and-ormskirk-pathway
#9
L Burrows, T H Lesser, A V Kasbekar, N Roland, M Billing
OBJECTIVE: To report the introduction and impact of non-medical prescribing, initiated to improve patient pathways for those presenting with dizziness and balance disorders. METHODS: The Southport and Ormskirk physiotherapy-led vestibular clinic sees and treats all patients with dizziness and balance disorders referred to the ENT department. Letters are triaged by an audiologist, who also performs an otological examination and hearing test; this is followed by an assessment with the independent prescriber physiotherapist...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196383/health-related-quality-of-life-of-children-adolescents-with-vertigo-retrospective-study-from-the-german-center-of-vertigo-and-balance-disorders
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Anna Deissler, Lucia Albers, Rüdiger von Kries, Raphael Weinberger, Thyra Langhagen, Lucia Gerstl, Florian Heinen, Klaus Jahn, A Sebastian Schröder
Purpose To assess the impact of vertigo on health-related quality of life (HrQoL) of children/adolescents and to assess if the impact on HrQoL varies by age group, gender, and type of vertigo diagnoses. Methods A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical and HrQoL data of children and adolescents referred to the German Center of Vertigo and Balance Disorders (n = 32; male = 17; female = 15; age range: 8-18 years), using the KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire. For each scale, means of the Z-scores with 95% confidence intervals of the study and norm sample were compared...
February 14, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194135/inaccurate-saccades-and-enhanced-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-suppression-during-combined-eye-head-movements-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-possible-implications-for-cervical-vertigo
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Janine L Johnston, Pierre M Daye, Glen T D Thomson
BACKGROUND: The primate ocular motor system is designed to acquire peripheral targets of interest by coordinating visual, vestibular, and neck muscle activation signals. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is greatly reduced at the onset of large eye-head (gaze) saccades and resumes before the end of the saccades to stabilize eye-in-orbit and ensure accurate target acquisition. Previous studies have relied on manipulating head movements in normal individuals to study VOR suppression and gaze kinematics...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192380/intratympanic-triamcinolone-and-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-syndrome
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Mejd Jumaily, Farhoud Faraji, Anthony A Mikulec
OBJECTIVE: To describe the safety and potential efficacy of intratympanic administration of triamcinolone (40 mg/mL) in the treatment of unilateral Ménière's syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Single-institution retrospective analysis. SETTING: Tertiary referral neurotology clinic. PATIENTS: Eighteen patients diagnosed with unilateral Ménière's syndrome with vertigo refractory to medical management. INTERVENTION(S): Intratympanic injection of triamcinolone or dexamethasone...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191624/xanthomatous-meningioma-a-case-report
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Safak Ersoz, Zeynep Sagnak Yilmaz, İlker Eyüboglu, Ugur Yazar
Meningioma is a neoplasm derived from meningothelial cells. Grade1 meningiomas consist 9 different subtypes. One of the rare subtypes is metaplastic meningioma. Metaplastic meningioma could be defined as ''xanthomatous meningioma'' in the presence of prevalent xanthomatous changes. A 32 years old male patient had admitted to outpatient clinics with complaints of vertigo and tinnitus. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large mass of 7.4 cm in the right frontal region with an extra axial localization. Resection material demonstrated a neoplasm composed of classic meningothelial meningioma areas accompanied with areas of xanthomatous changes, containing cells with clear, vacuolated cytoplasm...
December 27, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177336/nystagmus-intensity-and-direction-in-bow-and-lean-test-an-aid-to-diagnosis-of-lateral-semicircular-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#14
V Marcelli
The objective was to evaluate nystagmus intensity and direction (NID) during bow and lean test (BLT) in subjects suffering from idiopathic lateral semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (LSC-BPPV), in order to differentiate between the geotropic and the apogeotropic form and to determine the affected ear before using classic diagnostic procedures. The BLT was performed in 32 subjects affected by LSC-BPPV. "Nystagmus intensity" evaluation allows distinguishing the geotropic variant from the apogeotropic one, while the "nystagmus direction" allows identification of the side...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167905/a-possible-role-of-prolonged-whirling-episodes-on-structural-plasticity-of-the-cortical-networks-and-altered-vertigo-perception-the-cortex-of-sufi-whirling-dervishes
#15
Yusuf O Cakmak, Gazanfer Ekinci, Armin Heinecke, Safiye Çavdar
Although minutes of a spinning episode may induce vertigo in the healthy human, as a result of a possible perceptional plasticity, Sufi Whirling Dervishes (SWDs) can spin continuously for an hour without a vertigo perception.This unique long term vestibular system stimulation presents a potential human model to clarify the cortical networks underlying the resistance against vertigo. This study, therefore, aimed to investigate the potential structural cortical plasticity in SWDs. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 10 SWDs and 10 controls were obtained, using a 3T scanner...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167008/prevalence-of-vestibular-and-balance-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-age-a-multi-center-study
#16
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/28166395/extended-phenotype-and-clinical-subgroups-in-unilateral-meniere-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-with-cluster-analysis
#17
L Frejo, E Martin-Sanz, R Teggi, G Trinidad, A Soto-Varela, S Santos-Perez, R Manrique, N Perez, I Aran, M S Almeida-Branco, A Batuecas-Caletrio, J Fraile, J M Espinosa-Sanchez, V Perez-Guillen, H Perez-Garrigues, M Oliva-Dominguez, O Aleman, J Benitez, P Perez, J A Lopez-Escamez
OBJECTIVES: To define clinical subgroups by cluster analysis in patients with unilateral Meniere disease (MD) and to compare them with the clinical subgroups found in bilateral MD. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study with a two-step cluster analysis. SETTINGS: A tertiary referral multicenter study. PARTICIPANTS: Nine hundred and eighty-eight adult patients with unilateral MD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: best predictors to define clinical subgroups with potential different aetiologies...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153668/prevalence-of-hearing-loss-and-tinnitus-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-a-chronic-effects-of-neurotrauma-consortium-study
#18
A A Swan, J T Nelson, B Swiger, C A Jaramillo, B C Eapen, M Packer, M J Pugh
The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus in a cohort of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (IAV) with common post-deployment conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other typical post-concussive conditions such as headaches and vertigo/dizziness. This retrospective observational study used data from the national Veterans Health Administration (VA) data repository from fiscal years 2001-2014. Veteran data was included if there were at least three years of VA care, with one or more years of care in 2007 or after...
January 31, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150333/varicella-zoster-virus-meningitis-under-ustekinumab-because-of-plaque-psoriasis
#19
Claudia Stöllberger, Josef Finsterer
Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to the shared p40 subunit of interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, is approved in the USA and Europe for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. There are concerns that biologic treatments like ustekinumab may lead to an increased rate of infections. We report a 77-year-old woman who developed varicella zoster virus meningitis 8 weeks after initiation of ustekinumab therapy because of plaque psoriasis. She presented clinically with sudden onset of fatigue, vertigo, nausea and epileptic seizures...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150010/-acute-vestibular-syndrome-following-cerebellar-stroke-case-report-and-literature-review-german-version
#20
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
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