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Vertigo vitamin D

Mahboobeh Sheikhzadeh, Yones Lotfi, Abdollah Mousavi, Behzad Heidari, Enyatollah Bakhshi
BACKGROUND: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition with recurrent attacks in a significant proportion of patients. The present case- control study was conducted to assess the influence of serum vitamin D normalization on recurrent attacks of vitamin D deficient patients. METHODS: Diagnosis of BPPV was made based on history and clinical examination and exclusion of other conditions. Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) was measured using ELISA method and a levels of < 20 ng/ml was considered a deficiency of vitamin D...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Abdulbari Bener, Abdulla O A A Al-Hamaq, Khalid Abdulhadi, Ahmed H Salahaldin, Loida Gansan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hearing loss and its association with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a highly endogamous population. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. SETTING: The present study is carried out in Ear Nose Throat (ENT) and Endocrinology outpatient clinics of the Hamad General and Rumeilah Hospitals, Hamad Medical Corporation. SUBJECTS: All subjects aged between 20 and 59 years who visited the Endocrinology and ENT outpatient clinics of the Hamad Medical Corporation with hearing difficulty were included in this study during the period from January 2013 to July 2014...
September 5, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Serif Samil Kahraman, Oguzhan Ozcan, Cengiz Arli, Ihsan Ustun, Rana Erduran, Ertap Akoglu, Cumali Gokce
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in calcium metabolism in patients with idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) on initial presentation and at the follow-up visit. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 31 patients aged greater than 18 years who presented at the otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic of our hospital, newly diagnosed as idiopathic BPPV based on the history compatible with BPPV and positive provocative maneuver (either Dix-Hallpike or Roll test)...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Mahboobeh Sheikhzadeh, Yones Lotfi, Abdollah Mousavi, Behzad Heidari, Mohsen Monadi, Enayatollah Bakhshi
BACKGROUND: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is linked to vitamin D deficiency. This clinical trial aimed to determine the influence of vitamin D supplementation on intensity of BPPV. METHODS: The study population was selected consecutively and the diagnosis of BPPV was made by history and clinical examination and exclusion of other conditions. Intensity of BPVV was assessed based on VAS score (0-10). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was measured using ELISA method and levels < 20 ng/ml was considered a deficiency...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Alberto Mimenza Alvarado, Sara Aguilar Navarro
INTRODUCTION: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a prevalent and impairing disorder. The objective of this study was to show the efficacy and safety of gabapentin (GBP) plus complex B vitamins: thiamine (B1) and cyanocobalamine (B12) compared to pregabalin in patients with moderate to severe intensity PDN. METHOD: Multicenter, randomized, blind study. Two hundred and seventy patients were evaluated, 147 with GBP/B1/B12 and 123 with PGB, with a 7/10 pain intensity on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS)...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
Kourosh Parham, George A Kuchel
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo in older adults. Beyond the unpleasant sensation of vertigo, BPPV also negatively affects older adults' gait and balance and increases their risk of falling. As such it has a profound effect on function, independence, and quality of life. Otoconia are the inner ear structures that help detect horizontal and vertical movements. Aging contributes to the fragmentation of otoconia, whose displacement into the semicircular, most commonly posterior canals, can produce rotatory movement sensations with head movement...
February 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Amer Al Saif, Samira Al Senany
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the validity, demographic features of the newly developed Amer Dizziness Diagnostic Scale (ADDS), provide differential diagnosis of the vestibular disorders, assist in the clinical research and practice activities of health workers as well as to understand the probability of the utilization of the ADDS as a first-line evaluation tool in general clinical practice. [Subjects and Methods] Two hundred subjects of various ages including both male and female patients with a history of vertigo and/or dizziness were included in the study and evaluated once using the ADDS...
October 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Hossam Sanyelbhaa Talaat, Abdel-Magied Hasan Kabel, Lobna Hamed Khaliel, Ghada Abuhadied, Heba Abd El-Rehem Abo El-Naga, Ahmed Sanyelbhaa Talaat
OBJECTIVE: Several studies correlated between vitamin D deficiency and the development, and the recurrence of benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV), but none of them proved that treatment of vitamin D deficiency would reduce the recurrence rate of BPPV. This study aims to detect the effect of treatment of severe vitamin D deficiency on the recurrence rate of BPPV. METHODS: The inclusion criteria of the study group were: (1) Unilateral, idiopathic, posterior canal BPPV with no history suggestive of secondary BPPV and (2) 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 level ≤10 ng/ml...
June 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Michael Strupp, Andreas Zwergal, Katharina Feil, Tatiana Bremova, Thomas Brandt
There are currently eight groups of drugs for the pharmacotherapy of vertigo, nystagmus, and cerebellar disorders: antiemetics; anti-inflammatories, antimenieres, and antimigraineous medications; antidepressants, anticonvulsants, aminopyridines, and acetyl-DL-leucine ("the eight A's"). In acute unilateral vestibulopathy, corticosteroids improve the recovery of peripheral vestibular function, but there is not sufficient current evidence for a general recommendation. There is also insufficient evidence that 48 or 144 mg/day betahistine has an effect in Ménière's disease...
April 2015: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Hossam Sanyelbhaa Talaat, Ghada Abuhadied, Ahmed Sanyelbhaa Talaat, Mohamed Samer S Abdelaal
Several studies indicated the association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency implying that abnormal calcium metabolism may underlie BPPV. The aim of the present study is to confirm the correlation between BPPV and both decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and vitamin D deficiency. The study group included 80 patients with idiopathic BPPV (52 females, 28 males), with age range 31-71 years (47.6 ± 9.1). The patients were divided into two groups; recurrent BPPV group including 36 subjects and non-recurrent group including 44 subjects...
September 2015: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
M K Taneja, Vivek Taneja
A prospective study to observe the prevalence of deficiency of vitamin D in out patients of otolaryngology clinic at Indian Institute of ear diseases, Muzaffarnagar. The patients attending outpatient of otolaryngology clinic with various complaints and not responding to conventional treatment were advised for assessment of vitamin D [25 (OH)D] level in blood. The age, sex, occupation, colour of skin, chief complaints, obesity, provisional diagnosis, and incidence of sun exposure was noted in all cases. A total of 86 patients were examined, maximum patients were in the age group of 7-15 years...
January 2013: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Kourosh Parham, Gerald Leonard, Richard S Feinn, Denis Lafreniere, Anne M Kenny
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a strong indicator of decreased bone density (osteopenia/osteoporosis) in postmenopausal women, and there is a correlation between BPPV and serum levels of biochemical markers of bone turnover. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective pilot clinical trial. METHODS: Two groups of postmenopausal women were recruited. The BPPV group consisted of 16 women with a diagnosis of BPPV...
November 2013: Laryngoscope
Béla Büki, Michael Ecker, Heinz Jünger, Yunxia Wang Lundberg
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common cause of disabling vertigo with a high rate of recurrence. Although connections between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis, as well as between osteoporosis and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo have been suggested respectively in the literature, we are not aware of any publication linking vitamin D and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. As a hypothesis, we suggest that there is a relation between insufficient vitamin D level and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo...
February 2013: Medical Hypotheses
Seong-Hae Jeong, Ji-Soo Kim, Jong Wook Shin, Sungbo Kim, Hajeong Lee, Ae Young Lee, Jae-Moon Kim, Hyunjin Jo, Junghan Song, Yuna Ghim
Previous studies have demonstrated an association of osteopenia/osteoporosis with idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Since vitamin D takes part in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus found in the body and plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure, decreased bone mineral density in patients with BPPV may be related to decreased serum vitamin D. We measured the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in 100 patients (63 women and 37 men, mean age ± SD = 61.8 ± 11...
March 2013: Journal of Neurology
Loreta Ungureanu, S Cozma, Luminiţa Rădulescu, Cornelia Tomescu, D Mârţu
BACKGROUND: Ménière's syndrome appears to be the final common pathway of the mechanisms the inner ear responds to almost any injury. Although the autoimmune disease seems to play a major role, exposure to intense noise can also be a trigger in the appearance and/or aggravation of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The case of 41 years old musician with a history of ankylosing spondylitis, diagnosed with Ménière's syndrome 5 years ago, is presented. Recently the symptoms became more polymorphic, revealing the association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Ménière's syndrome and high frequency hearing loss in an autoimmune background...
January 2011: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Giuseppe Chiarella, Milena Saccomanno, Domenica Scumaci, Marco Gaspari, Maria Concetta Faniello, Barbara Quaresima, Marina Di Domenico, Carmela Ricciardi, Claudio Petrolo, Claudia Cassandro, Francesco Saverio Costanzo, Giovanni Cuda, Ettore Cassandro
Ménière's disease (MD) is a disorder of the inner ear characterized by an insidious onset and aspecific symptoms, such as dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss, that may become very debilitating. The presence of endolymphatic hydrops is a common feature in MD patients, but the pathophysiology is still largely unknown. In this study, we have used a proteomics-driven approach to identify potential biomarkers of MD. To this end, plasma was obtained from whole blood of 16 individuals previously diagnosed as suffering from MD and compared to plasma from healthy donors...
January 2012: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Simona Tritto, Laura Botta, Valeria Zampini, Gianpiero Zucca, Paolo Valli, Sergio Masetto
BACKGROUND: Histamine-related drugs are commonly used in the treatment of vertigo and related vestibular disorders. The site of action of these drugs however has not been elucidated yet. Recent works on amphibians showed that histamine H3 receptor antagonists, e.g. betahistine, inhibit the afferent discharge recorded from the vestibular nerve. To assess the expression of H3 histamine receptors in vestibular neurons, we performed mRNA RT-PCR and immunofluorescence experiments in mouse Scarpa's ganglia...
2009: BMC Neuroscience
Kenneth H Brookler, Mohamed A Hamid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2007: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
P D Karkos, S C Leong, A K Arya, S M Papouliakos, M T Apostolidou, W J Issing
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence surrounding the use of certain complementary supplements in otolaryngology. We specifically focussed on four commonly used supplements: spirulina, Ginkgo biloba, Vertigoheel and nutritional supplements (cod liver oil, multivitamins and pineapple enzyme). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the English and foreign language literature. INCLUSION CRITERIA: in vivo human studies. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: animal trials, in vitro studies and case reports...
August 2007: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
J Porta-Etessam, A Berbel, A Martínez-Salio, J Benito-León, D Pitarch, J A Molina, F Bermejo
INTRODUCTION: Paraneoplasic cerebellar degeneration is seen clinically as a pancerebellar condition which is usually symmetrical. Different families of tumours are associated with this, particularly (in view of its frequency) oat cell pulmonary carcinoma, gynecological tumours and Hodgkin's lymphoma. CLINICAL CASE: Signs of cerebellar atrophy were seen on MR and cortical hypoperfusion was seen on Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT). We present the case of a 76 year old woman who presented with an asymmetrical pancerebellar disorder of gradual onset, with positive anti-self antibodies and undifferentiated carcinoma of the breast...
June 1998: Revista de Neurologia
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