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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301160/-pharmacotherapy-of-vestibular-disorders-nystagmus-and-cerebellar-disorders
#1
K Feil, N Böttcher, O Kremmyda, C Muth, J Teufel, A Zwergal, T Brandt, M Strupp
There are currently different groups of drugs for the pharmacotherapy of vertigo, nystagmus and cerebellar disorders: antiemetics; anti-inflammatories, antimenieres, and antimigraineous medications and antidepressants, anticonvulsants, aminopyridines as well as acetyl-DL-leucine. In acute unilateral vestibulopathy, corticosteroids improve the recovery of peripheral vestibular function, but currently there is not sufficient evidence for a general recommendation. There is insufficient evidence to support the view that 16 mg t...
January 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287036/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-bppv-in-children-and-adolescents-clinical-features-and-response-to-therapy-in-110-pediatric-patients
#2
Jacob R Brodsky, Sophie Lipson, Jared Wilber, Guangwei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the clinical features and outcomes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary care center. PATIENTS: One hundred ten patients, aged 5 to 19 years old, diagnosed with BPPV. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics, comorbidities, canal involvement, response to treatment, and incidence of recurrence...
December 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282702/treatment-of-dizziness-an-interdisciplinary-update
#3
Rainer Spiegel, Heiko Rust, Thomas Baumann, Hergen Friedrich, Raoul Sutter, Martina Göldlin, Christiane Rosin, René Müri, Georgios Mantokoudis, Roland Bingisser, Michael Strupp, Roger Kalla
This review provides an update on interdisciplinary treatment for dizziness. Dizziness can have various causes and the treatment offered should depend on the cause. After reading this article, the clinician will have an overview of current treatment recommendations. Recommendations are made for the most prevalent causes of dizziness including acute and chronic vestibular syndromes, vestibular neuritis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, endolymphatic hydrops and Menière's disease, vestibular paroxysmia and vestibular migraine, cardiac causes, transient ischaemic attacks and strokes, episodic ataxia type 2, persistent postural-perceptual dizziness, bilateral vestibulopathy, degenerative, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, upbeat- and downbeat nystagmus...
December 28, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279722/current-diagnostic-procedures-for-diagnosing-vertigo-and-dizziness
#4
REVIEW
Leif Erik Walther
Vertigo is a multisensory syndrome that otolaryngologists are confronted with every day. With regard to the complex functions of the sense of orientation, vertigo is considered today as a disorder of the sense of direction, a disturbed spatial perception of the body. Beside the frequent classical syndromes for which vertigo is the leading symptom (e.g. positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis, Menière's disease), vertigo may occur as main or accompanying symptom of a multitude of ENT-related diseases involving the inner ear...
2017: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279721/recent-surgical-options-for-vestibular-vertigo
#5
REVIEW
Stefan Volkenstein, Stefan Dazert
Vertigo is not a well-defined disease but a symptom that can occur in heterogeneous entities diagnosed and treated mainly by otolaryngologists, neurologists, internal medicine, and primary care physicians. Most vertigo syndromes have a good prognosis and management is predominantly conservative, whereas the need for surgical therapy is rare, but for a subset of patients often the only remaining option. In this paper, we describe and discuss different surgical therapy options for hydropic inner ear diseases, Menière's disease, dehiscence syndromes, perilymph fistulas, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo...
2017: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272984/low-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-postmenopausal-female-patients-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#6
Weiwei Han, Zhenyi Fan, Min Zhou, Xu Guo, Wang Yan, Xiaoxiong Lu, Li Li, Chengyao Gu, Caijing Chen, Yunqin Wu
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported the association of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with vitamin D deficiency. This study aimed to evaluate serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25 (OH) D) levels in native Chinese postmenopausal women with de novo idiopathic BPPV and to investigate the possible relationship between the occurrence of BPPV and low 25 (OH) D levels. METHODS: This retrospective study comprised of 85 postmenopausal women with de novo idiopathic BPPV and 80 age-matched healthy controls...
December 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262443/-the-relationship-between-the-recurrence-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-and-the-level-of-bone-mineral-as-well-as-estrogen-in-postmenopausal-women
#7
Y M Zhang, Z D Yang, W X Li, C Shi, Y F Yu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV) and the levels of bone mineral density(BMD) and estrogen in postmenopausal women. Methods: A total of 38 postmenopausal women with recurrent BPPV were recruited as study group, in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from December 2013 to June 2017. Meanwhile, 49 normal menopausal women were included as control. All patients were natural menopausal for over one year.The patients were diagnosed as BPPV based on results of Dix-Hallpike test and Roll-test, with at least two episodes of recurrent onset...
December 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/29238692/migraine-related-vertigo
#8
Vithal D Udagatti, Rajendran Dinesh Kumar
Migraine related vertigo (MRV) is largely accepted in the vestibular community and probably represents the second most common cause of vertigo after benign positional vertigo by far exceeding Meniere's disease. The data on vestibular migraine management is still relatively poor, despite its enormous importance in daily practice. A 55-year old male presented with history of giddiness, imbalance, sweating and sensation of nausea with severe pulsating headache of one day duration. Ear, Nose and Throat examination was normal...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238671/dizziness-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-sikkim-our-experience-and-limitations
#9
Soumyajit Das, Suvamoy Chakraborty, Sridutt Shekar
Dizziness is a common symptom and though most of the causes are benign yet some may be potentially life threatening. Diagnosis can be a challenge sometimes due to lack of dedicated vestibular lab and injudicious use of vestibular suppressant medications. A 2 year retrospective study of the hospital records from September 2014 to August 2016 was done to study the causes of dizziness and the limitations and challenges in the diagnosis. 75 complete records of patients presenting with dizziness were accessed and analysed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234822/-acute-vestibular-syndrome-clinical-examination-outperforms-mri-in-the-detection-of-central-lesions
#10
REVIEW
F Thömke
A significant number of patients who seek medical treatment in an emergency department because of vertigo or dizziness, suffer from acute vestibular syndrome. This is characterized by sustained vertigo, horizontal or horizontal rotatory jerk nystagmus, and unsteady stance and gait. In the acute situation it is crucial to differentiate patients with a peripheral vestibular disorder from those with a central disease. A number of recent studies have shown that a structured clinical examination enables a reliable differential diagnosis of central or peripheral disorders...
December 12, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234688/superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-a-new-perspective
#11
Dinesh Sood, Lokesh Rana, Raman Chauhan, Roshni Shukla, Khanak Nandolia
Objective: To determine the use of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) in the diagnostic interpretation of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) or thinning and its association with ear pathologies and to find whether it is an acquired condition and its association with increase in age. Materials and methods: study was performed in a tertiary care institute present in a village, following approval of the institutional ethical committee. Retrospective review of temporal bone CT examinations performed between September 2016 and March 2017 was done...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227441/potential-risk-factors-affecting-repeated-canalith-repositioning-procedures-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#12
Junghee Yoon, Jong Bin Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Byung Don Lee, Chi Kyou Lee, Seong Jun Choi
OBJECTIVE: To define the risk factors and adverse effects associated with repeated canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs). STUDY DESIGN: A case series featuring chart review. SETTING: An academic university hospital. PATIENTS: We retrospectively reviewed 1900 patients (average age, 54.9 years; range, 11-88 years) diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). All underwent repeated CRPs. We recorded clinical features including age, gender, BPPV cause (idiopathic or secondary), symptom duration, the canal involved, the number of sessions of CRP, recurrence, follow-up duration, and complications...
December 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208731/misleading-signs-in-acute-vertigo
#13
Sean Lance, Stuart Scott Mossman
The acute vestibular syndrome is common and usually has a benign cause. Sometimes, however, even experienced neurologists can find it difficult to determine the cause clinically. Furthermore, neuroimaging is known to be insensitive.We describe two cases of acute vestibular syndrome where conflicting clinical findings contributed to a delay in making the correct diagnosis. The first patient with symptomatic vertigo had signs consistent with horizontal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo but also had an abnormal horizontal head impulse test, superficially suggesting acute vestibular neuritis but later accounted for by the finding of a vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)...
December 5, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208729/persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness-pppd-a-common-characteristic-and-treatable-cause-of-chronic-dizziness
#14
REVIEW
Stoyan Popkirov, Jeffrey P Staab, Jon Stone
Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a newly defined diagnostic syndrome that unifies key features of chronic subjective dizziness, phobic postural vertigo and related disorders. It describes a common chronic dysfunction of the vestibular system and brain that produces persistent dizziness, non-spinning vertigo and/or unsteadiness. The disorder constitutes a long-term maladaptation to a neuro-otological, medical or psychological event that triggered vestibular symptoms, and is usefully considered within the spectrum of other functional neurological disorders...
December 5, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207275/clinical-features-of-otolith-organ-specific-vestibular-dysfunction
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Chisato Fujimoto, Sayaka Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Naoya Egami, Keiko Sugasawa, Shinichi Iwasaki
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the clinical features and vestibular symptoms of patients with otolith organ dysfunction in the presence of normal function of the semicircular canals. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical records of 277 consecutive new patients with balance disorders who underwent testing of cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) as well as caloric testing and video head impulse testing (vHIT). RESULTS: We identified 76 patients who showed normal caloric responses and normal vHIT findings in each SCC plane, but abnormal responses in cVEMP and/or oVEMP testing...
January 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205326/clinical-features-familial-history-and-migraine-precursors-in-patients-with-definite-vestibular-migraine-the-vm-phenotypes-projects
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Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza-Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri, Daniele Nuti, Rudy Pecci, Antonio Russo, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Paola Torelli, Paolo Vannucchi, Giancarlo Comi, Mario Bussi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to assess through a questionnaire the features of vertiginous episodes, accompanying symptoms, familial history, and migraine precursors in a sample of 252 subjects with a diagnosis of definite vestibular migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by episodic headaches with specific features. About two-thirds of cases run in families, and patients may refer symptoms occurring in infancy and childhood, defined as episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine...
December 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204964/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-trial-vestparoxy-of-the-treatment-of-vestibular-paroxysmia-with-oxcarbazepine
#17
Otmar Bayer, Tatiana Brémová, Michael Strupp, Katharina Hüfner
OBJECTIVE: Vestibular paroxysmia (VP) is characterized by short, often oligosymptomatic attacks of vertigo which occur spontaneously or are sometimes provoked by turning the head. Despite the description of the disease almost 40 years ago (first termed "disabling positional vertigo"), no controlled treatment trial has been published to date. The Vestparoxy trial was designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind cross-over trial to examine the therapeutic effect of oxcarbazepine (OXA) in patients with definite or probable VP...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197811/physical-examination-of-dizziness-in-athletes-after-a-concussion-a-descriptive-study
#18
Jennifer C Reneker, Vinay K Cheruvu, Jingzhen Yang, Mark A James, Chad E Cook
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is commonly reported after concussion. With the forces experienced at the time of the injury, several anatomical locations may have been altered, causing dizziness. OBJECTIVE: Describe an objective examination and the types of impairment/dysfunction implicated by the results of clinical examination tests in subjects with dizziness after a concussion. DESIGN: Cross-Sectional. METHODS: Athletes between ages 10-23 were enrolled with a diagnosis of concussion...
November 26, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191538/collet-sicard-syndrome-attributable-to-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-of-the-jugular-foramen
#19
Soliman Oushy, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Jonathan M Morris, Matthew L Carlson, Jamie J Van Gompel
BACKGROUND: Collet-Sicard syndrome is a rare manifestation of skull base disease involving the jugular and hypoglossal foramina. We report the first case of Collet-Sicard attributable to extramedullary plasmacytoma-multiple myeloma (EP-MM), as well as the second case of EP-MM precipitating a jugular foramen syndrome (JFS)-spectrum disorder. CASE DESCRIPTION: A fifty-nine-year-old woman presented with 4-months of left aural fullness and pulsatile tenderness, positional vertigo, hoarseness, and dysphagia...
November 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177633/osteoporosis-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#20
Kai-Chieh Chan, Yao-Te Tsai, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, Po-Hung Chang
Recent evidence has indicated that osteoporosis is a risk factor for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This large population-based study demonstrated that patients with osteoporosis had a 1.82-fold higher risk of developing BPPV than those without osteoporosis through the use of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. PURPOSE: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most frequent causes of vertigo. Osteoporosis reflects a homeostatic imbalance in the rate of bone turnover, with the rate of bone resorption exceeding that of bone formation...
November 25, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
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