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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
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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/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/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
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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/28167008/prevalence-of-vestibular-and-balance-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-age-a-multi-center-study
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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/28150010/-acute-vestibular-syndrome-following-cerebellar-stroke-case-report-and-literature-review-german-version
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145833/a-new-theory-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Jeremy Hornibrook, Philip Bird
Ménière's disease is an inner ear disorder characterized by vertigo attacks, fluctuating and progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness in the affected ear. The pathophysiology of Ménière's disease remains elusive. Theories so far are anatomical variation in the size or position of the endolymphatic sac and duct, viral inflammation or autoimmune involvement of the sac, or a genetically determined abnormality of endolymph control. Animal studies on blocking the ductus reuniens and endolymphatic duct have produced hydrops in the cochlea, saccule, and utricle...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145669/dizziness-approach-to-evaluation-and-management
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Herbert L Muncie, Susan M Sirmans, Ernest James
Dizziness is a common yet imprecise symptom. It was traditionally divided into four categories based on the patient's history: vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium, and light-headedness. However, the distinction between these symptoms is of limited clinical usefulness. Patients have difficulty describing the quality of their symptoms but can more consistently identify the timing and triggers. Episodic vertigo triggered by head motion may be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Vertigo with unilateral hearing loss suggests Meniere disease...
February 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131175/central-positional-nystagmus-associated-with-cerebellar-tumors-clinical-and-topographical-analysis
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Bang-Hoon Cho, Sang-Hoon Kim, Sung-Sik Kim, Yun-Ju Choi, Seung-Han Lee
PURPOSE: Positional nystagmus is usually caused by peripheral vestibular disorder, mostly benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). However, positional nystagmus is also encountered in central lesions. We aimed to determine clinical characteristics of the structures responsible for central positional nystagmus (CPN) associated with brain tumors. METHODS: All four patients (3 men; range=19-77years) had an evaluation of spontaneous and positional nystagmus using video-oculography...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117210/cryptic-recanalization-of-chronic-vertebral-artery-occlusion-by-head-rotation
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Kenji Yagi, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Hideo Mure, Shinya Okita, Shinji Nagahiro
BACKGROUND: Chronic vertebral artery occlusion (VAO) can be associated with ischemic stroke, as thrombi formed under blood flow stagnation around the stump of the VAO may migrate into the brain. We report a new mechanism of chronic VAO-associated ischemic stroke and a patient with cryptic recanalization of chronic VAO by head rotation. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 74-year-old man presented with chronic right VAO and repeated ischemic embolic stroke in the posterior circulation despite antiplatelet therapy...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063321/clinical-implication-of-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Mun Young Chang, Ji Ho Shin, Kyung Hyun Oh, Young Ho Hong, Seog-Kyun Mun
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) as a prognostic factor for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). METHODS: We reviewed 65 patients with BPPV who underwent cVEMP. Patients were divided into two groups according to resistance to the repositioning maneuver. Univariable and multivariable analyses were performed with age, gender, affected semicircular canal, affected side and cVEMP parameters to find the associated factors for resistance to the repositioning maneuver...
February 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062802/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
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Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031157/evaluation-of-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-findings-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Abdullah Karataş, Turgut Yüce, Işıl Taylan Çebi, Gülşah Acar Yüceant, Cemal Hacı, Mehti Salviz
OBJECTIVE: Although there has been a wide consensus on the mechanism of nystagmus and clinical presentation of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the neuroepithelial pathophysiology of BPPV still remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to clarify the pathophysiology of BPPV by evaluating the cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) findings of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six BPPV patients and 20 healthy volunteers were included...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031156/endolymphatic-duct-blockage-for-refractory-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-assessment-of-endolymphatic-sac-biopsy-on-short-term-surgical-outcomes
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Marc Henri Asmar, Issam Saliba
OBJECTIVE: Endolymphatic sac decompression (ESD) for the treatment of Ménière's disease (MD) has had limited success and variable results in the literature. We have devised a novel technique that involves blocking the endolymphatic duct with surgical clips. In a separate effort to study the endolymphatic sac (ELS), we have sectioned the lateral part of the main body of the ELS as biopsies from a subset of patients. We aimed to evaluate the effect of the lateral part sectioning of the ELS on short-term surgical outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000906/-clinical-characteristics-of-vestibular-migraine-considerations-in-a-series-of-41-patients
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E Martinez, M Ruiz-Pinero, M de Lera, J Baron, M I Pedraza, A L Guerrero-Peral
INTRODUCTION: After years of debate about its being approached from headaches and its denomination, vestibular migraine has recently been included in the research appendix of the 3rd edition of the International Headache Classification. AIM: To analyse the characteristics of a series of patients with vestibular migraine who visited because of headaches. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our sample consisted of patients who were attended in a headache unit between January 2014 and December 2015...
January 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999126/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
#17
Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983901/the-importance-of-the-first-three-days-and-other-diagnostic-indicators-in-sudden-hearing-loss
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Gökhan Tüzemen, Fikret Kasapoğlu, İbrahim Hızalan, Metin Yüksel Akyıldız
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare different therapy methods used for sudden sensorineural hearing losses, to determine the prognostic factors and particularly to investigate the importance of starting the therapy within the first three days of the prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 1995 and December 2008, the files of 213 patients who were treated in our clinic were reviewed. A total of 155 patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study...
November 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979611/unilateral-posterior-canal-plugging-surgery-for-intractable-bilateral-posterior-canal-type-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Sayaka Hotta, Takao Imai, Kayoko Higashi-Shingai, Suzuyo Okazaki, Tomoko Okumura, Atsuhiko Uno, Yumi Ohta, Tetsuo Morihana, Takashi Sato, Hidenori Inohara
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of unilateral posterior semicircular canal (PSCC)-plugging surgery for patients with intractable bilateral PSCC-type benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (P-BPPV). METHODS: From July 2011 to December 2015, we diagnosed 136 patients with P-BPPV. Of these, 3 patients had bilateral P-BPPV, and in 2 of the 3, the condition had been refractory to conservative treatment for more than 1 year. We planned a staged PSCC-plugging surgery for these 2 patients; initially one side was treated, and the contralateral side was treated 6 months later...
December 12, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942374/new-treatment-strategy-for-apogeotropic-horizontal-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#20
Francisco Zuma E Maia
The apogeotropic variant of horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC-BPPV) is attributed to canalithiasis of the anterior arm or cupulolithiasis. Despite some therapeutic maneuvers, I propose a new treatment strategy for apogeotropic HC-BPPV that is designed to detach both the otoconial debris from the anterior arm of the semicircular canal and the debris that is attached to the utricular side of the cupula using inertia and gravity and based on simulations with a 3D biomechanical model...
August 23, 2016: Audiology Research
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