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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718302/cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-patients-with-vestibular-neuritis
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Yahav Oron, Shay Shemesh, Sagit Shushan, Udi Cinamon, Abraham Goldfarb, Ron Dabby, Sharon Ovnat Tamir
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and vestibular neuritis (VN) in hospitalized adult patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital setting. The medical records of patients (aged over 18 years old) who were hospitalized between the years 2005 and 2014 with the diagnosis of VN were retrieved. Inclusion criteria were: (1) acute vertigo lasting for at least 24 hours, (2) absence of auditory complaints, (3) horizontal unidirectional nystagmus present during physical examination, and (4) absence of neurological symptoms or signs...
August 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716503/effectiveness-of-otolith-repositioning-maneuvers-and-vestibular-rehabilitation-exercises-in-elderly-people-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-systematic-review
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Karyna Figueiredo Ribeiro, Bruna S Oliveira, Raysa V Freitas, Lidiane M Ferreira, Nandini Deshpande, Ricardo O Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is highly prevalent in elderly people. This condition is related to vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, poor balance, gait disturbance, and an increase in risk of falls, leading to postural changes and quality of life decreasing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes obtained by clinical trials on the effectiveness of Otolith Repositioning Maneuver (ORM) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR) exercises in the treatment of BPPV in elderly...
June 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704891/mastoid-vibration-reduces-ipsilesional-shift-of-subjective-visual-horizontal-in-patients-with-acute-stage-of-unilateral-vestibulopathy
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Kun Woo Kim, Min Young Lee, Jae Yun Jung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate effect of the vibration on subjective visual horizontal (SVH) in patients with acute stage of unilateral vestibulopathy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five unilateral vestibulopathy patients which analyzed into 42 cases at different time points and suffered from spinning vertigo for more than 24 hours without hearing loss and neurologic abnormality were enrolled. Thirteen subjects with spontaneous nystagmus (>3 degree/sec; averaged symptom onset <1 week) at the time of SVH measurement were classified into the acute unilateral vestibulopathy group (aVU)...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699050/-optic-nerve-hypoplasia-and-septo-optic-dysplasia
#4
R Lohmüller, A-S Gangloff, F Wenzel, W A Lagrèze
Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is one of the most common causes of congenital visual impairment. It was first described in 1915 and represents a developmental disorder of the central nervous system. It is often associated with intracranial midline defects and is then referred to as septo-optic dysplasia (SOD). The symptoms of ONH range from minimal visual dysfunction to significant visual impairment with sensory defect nystagmus and even blindness. The ONH is often associated with further systemic, endocrinological and neurological abnormalities requiring a close interdisciplinary treatment of the patients...
July 11, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698242/abnormal-fixational-eye-movements-in-strabismus
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Fatema F Ghasia, Jorge Otero-Millan, Aasef G Shaikh
INTRODUCTION: Fixational saccades are miniature eye movements that constantly change the gaze during attempted visual fixation. Visually guided saccades and fixational saccades represent an oculomotor continuum and are produced by common neural machinery. Patients with strabismus have disconjugate binocular horizontal saccades. We examined the stability and variability of eye position during fixation in patients with strabismus and correlated the severity of fixational instability with strabismus angle and binocular vision...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698011/clinical-and-morphological-manifestations-of-aniridia-associated-keratopathy-on-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Anna Voskresenskaya, Nadezhda Pozdeyeva, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Yevgeniy Batkov, Aleksandr Shipunov, Boris Gagloev, Rena Zinchenko
PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate clinical and morphological changes in the limbal palisades of Vogt (POV) at different stages of aniridia-associated keratopathy (AAK) and to assess possible utility of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for the visualization of limbal progenitor structures as it correlates to laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) data. METHODS: The study involved 32 patients (59 eyes) with congenital aniridia. AAK stage was defined based on biomicroscopy...
July 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696571/acute-evaluation-of-the-acute-vestibular-syndrome-differentiating-posterior-circulation-stroke-from-acute-peripheral-vestibulopathies
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REVIEW
Benjamin Kwok-Tung Tsang, Alex Siew-Kar Chen, Mark Paine
This review article aims to provide an evidence-based approach to evaluating the patient who presents with acute prolonged, spontaneous vertigo in the context of the acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). Differentiation of posterior circulation stroke presenting as an acute vestibular syndrome has been regarded as an important diagnostic challenge for physicians involved in acute care. Current evidence suggests that a targeted approach to history taking and physical examination with emphasis on the oculomotor examination, more specifically the HINTS (Head Impulse/ Nystagmus/Test-of-skew) examination battery, yields a higher sensitivity for diagnosis of posterior circulation stroke than even standard magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion weighted imaging...
July 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694620/nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-a-retrospective-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
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Irfan Ahmad Shah, Ravouf Parvaiz Asimi, Yuman Kawoos, Maqbool Wani, Tahir Saleem, Waqas Nabi Baba
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the demographic features, clinical presentation, and management and outcome of fifty cases of nonalcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy from a tertiary care hospital of a region with reported incidence of thiamine deficiency disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, fifty adult cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy were analyzed. The diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy was made according to the European federation of neurological societies guidelines 2010...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690584/decompression-in-chiari-malformation-clinical-ocular-motor-cerebellar-and-vestibular-outcome
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Nicolina Goldschagg, Katharina Feil, Franziska Ihl, Siegbert Krafczyk, Mathias Kunz, Jörg Christian Tonn, Michael Strupp, Aurelia Peraud
BACKGROUND: Treatment of Chiari malformation can include suboccipital decompression with resection of one cerebellar tonsil. Its effects on ocular motor and cerebellar function have not yet been systematically examined. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether decompression, including resection of one cerebellar tonsil, leads to ocular motor, vestibular, or cerebellar deficits. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with Chiari malformation type 1 were systematically examined before and after (1 week and 3 months) suboccipital decompression with unilateral tonsillectomy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690485/a-novel-pathogenic-variant-in-the-mitf-gene-segregating-with-a-unique-spectrum-of-ocular-findings-in-an-extended-iranian-waardenburg-syndrome-kindred
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Nazanin Jalilian, Mohammad A Tabatabaiefar, Tayyeb Bahrami, Golaleh Karbasi, Mohammad H Bahramian, Abdolrahman Salimpoor, Mohammad R Noori-Daloii
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormal pigmentation of the hair, skin, and iris as well as sensorineural hearing loss. WS is subdivided into 4 major types (WS1-4), where WS2 is characterized by the absence of dystopia canthorum. This study was launched to investigate clinical and molecular characteristics of WS in an extended Iranian WS2 family. A comprehensive clinical investigation was performed. Peripheral blood samples were collected and genomic DNA was extracted...
June 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689169/leber-congenital-amaurosis-early-onset-severe-retinal-dystrophy-clinical-features-molecular-genetics-and-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Neruban Kumaran, Anthony T Moore, Richard G Weleber, Michel Michaelides
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and early-onset severe retinal dystrophy (EOSRD) are both genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous, and characterised clinically by severe congenital/early infancy visual loss, nystagmus, amaurotic pupils and markedly reduced/absent full-field electroretinograms. The vast genetic heterogeneity of inherited retinal disease has been established over the last 10 - 20 years, with disease-causing variants identified in 25 genes to date associated with LCA/EOSRD, accounting for 70-80% of cases, with thereby more genes yet to be identified...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687692/diencephalic-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-failure-to-thrive
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Mustafa Tosur, Anca Tomsa, David L Paul
Timely diagnosis of diencephalic syndrome is not often the case for patients presenting with failure to thrive (FTT) because of its rarity and lack of specific symptoms. Herein, we report two cases of diencephalic syndrome (2-year-old girl and 10-month-old boy) presenting with severe emaciation. Both patients had histories of poor weight gain for months despite having good appetites prior to diagnosis. Initial work-up did not reveal the diagnosis. Horizontal nystagmus was noted in both patients: by a neurologist in the first patient and by a family member in the second patient...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687453/cerebellar-stroke-presenting-with-isolated-dizziness-brain-mri-in-136-patients
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Michael D Perloff, Nimesh S Patel, Carlos S Kase, Anuja U Oza, Barbara Voetsch, Jose R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate occurrence of cerebellar stroke in Emergency Department (ED) presentations of isolated dizziness (dizziness with a normal exam and negative neurological review of systems). METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study of ED patients presenting with a chief complaint of "dizziness or vertigo", without other symptoms or signs in narrative history or on exam to suggest a central nervous system lesion, and work-up included a brain MRI within 48h. Patients with symptoms commonly peripheral in etiology (nystagmus, tinnitus, gait instability, etc...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686379/-anterior-semicircular-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Stephen Jacques Alzuphar, Raphaël Maire
Anterior semicircular canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (antBPPV) is the rarest form of semicircular canalolithiasis, corresponding to about 1-2 % of the BPPV. The diagnosis is obtained by either the Dix-Hallpike maneuver or the straight head hanging positioning maneuver, which provoke a characteristic positional down-beating nystagmus. This vertical nystagmus can be associated with a torsional component that helps in localizing the affected side. The differential diagnosis of antBPPV includes the various central lesions that produce vertical down beating nystagmus (posterior fossa)...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685312/affected-ear-up-120%C3%A2-maneuver-for-treatment-of-lateral-semicircular-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#15
Hiroaki Ichijo
Although several researchers have tried various canalith repositioning procedures for lateral canalolithiasis, a standard treatment has not been established. We adopt 120° rotation, which is anatomically appropriate because the principle of cure may be the fixing of pathological debris to the dark cells of the utricle. The aims of this study were to clarify the efficacy rate of the affected-ear-up 120° maneuver and to elucidate the appearance rate of lying-down nystagmus in patients with lateral canalolithiasis...
July 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680765/barriers-and-facilitators-to-ed-physician-use-of-the-test-and-treatment-for-bppv
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Kevin A Kerber, Jane Forman, Laura Damschroder, Steven A Telian, Angela Fagerlin, Patricia Johnson, Devin L Brown, Lawrence C An, Lewis B Morgenstern, William J Meurer
BACKGROUND: The test and treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are evidence-based practices supported by clinical guideline statements. Yet these practices are underutilized in the emergency department (ED) and interventions to promote their use are needed. To inform the development of an intervention, we interviewed ED physicians to explore barriers and facilitators to the current use of the Dix-Hallpike test (DHT) and the canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM). METHODS: We conducted semi-structured in-person interviews with ED physicians who were recruited at annual ED society meetings in the United States...
June 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678305/clinical-features-and-surgical-outcome-of-triad-exotropia
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Suk-Gyu Ha, Young-Woo Suh, Seung-Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features and surgical outcome of A-pattern exotropia combined with dissociated vertical deviation and superior oblique overaction. METHODS: The medical records of patients with A-pattern exotropia combined with dissociated vertical deviation and superior oblique overaction who underwent horizontal muscle surgery alone or in combination with superior oblique muscle weakening surgery were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups according to their surgery: the horizontal muscle surgery alone group and the horizontal muscle surgery with bilateral superior oblique weakening surgery (combined surgery) group...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677937/long-term-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-chiari-malformation-without-syringomyelia
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Lorenzo Giammattei, Mahmoud Messerer, Roy T Daniel, Nozar Aghakhani, Fabrice Parker
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment for CM without syringomyelia is still under debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcome of surgically treated patients for CM-I without syringomyelia. METHODS: We selected all adult patients who underwent surgery for CM-I without syringomyelia between 1993 and 2010. Only patients with long term follow-up (>5 years) were included. Clinical manifestations, radiologic features, and follow-up data were analyzed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671961/visual-outcomes-of-dense-pediatric-cataract-surgery-in-eastern-china
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Fangqin Ma, Meiyu Ren, Lihua Wang, Qi Wang, Jingli Guo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual outcomes of dense pediatric cataract surgery in eastern China. METHODS: Medical records of children who underwent surgery for dense unilateral or bilateral pediatric cataract in Shandong Provincial Hospital between January 2007 and December 2012 were collected. Patients who cooperated with optical correction and aggressive patching of the sound eye and who had a minimum postoperative follow-up of more than 2 years were included. Risk factors for poor visual outcomes were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666509/ophthalmological-features-of-machado-joseph-disease
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Abdul Qayyum Rana, Danial Tahir Qureshi, Mujtaba Morshed, Zakerabibi M Kachhvi, Mohammad A Rana, Abdul Rehman M Qureshi
Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) or spinocerebellar ataxia type-3 (SCA3) is a rare and progressive neurodegenerative disorder, as well as the most frequently inherited spinocerebellar ataxia. It has extensive polymorphic features, described through a spectrum of neurological, and especially, ophthalmological manifestations. Besides the deterioration of the oculomotor systems, degeneration predominantly involves the cerebellar, pyramidal, extra-pyramidal, and peripheral motor systems. Few patients express Parkinsonian features as well...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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