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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346751/the-brain-compass-a-perspective-on-how-self-motion-updates-the-head-direction-cell-attractor
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Jean Laurens, Dora E Angelaki
Head direction cells form an internal compass signaling head azimuth orientation even without visual landmarks. This property is generated by a neuronal ring attractor that is updated using rotation velocity cues. The properties and origin of this velocity drive remain, however, unknown. We propose a quantitative framework whereby this drive represents a multisensory self-motion estimate computed through an internal model that uses sensory prediction errors of vestibular, visual, and somatosensory cues to improve on-line motor drive...
January 17, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346659/case-report-facial-nerve-bifurcation-noted-during-resection-of-vestibular-schwannoma
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Jennifer D Sokolowski, Douglas S Ruhl, Bradley W Kesser, Ashok R Asthagiri
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Resection of cerebellopontine angle tumors is challenging because the proximity of the facial nerve puts it at risk of inadvertent injury and subsequent dysfunction. It is critical to consider variations in anatomy and be aware of the potential deviations in the course of the nerve in order to avoid damage. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of a facial nerve bifurcation identified during resection of a vestibular schwannoma. CONCLUSION: This is the only reported case of proximal facial nerve bifurcation...
January 13, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344779/trigeminal-neuropathy-in-vestibular-schwannoma-a-treatment-algorithm-to-avoid-long-term-morbidity
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Luke Galloway, Nachi Palaniappan, Geoffrey Shone, Caroline Hayhurst
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuropathy (TGN) can occur as a presenting feature of vestibular schwannoma (VS) or as an adverse effect of radiosurgery. This study was designed to evaluate a treatment algorithm for presenting symptoms of TGN in patients with VS, and a new radiosurgery dosimetric tolerance to avoid TGN after treatment. Outcome was measured after microsurgery (MS), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT), and fractionated radiotherapy (FRT)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344071/acetazolamide-a-new-treatment-for-visual-vertigo
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Ilya M Sluch, Michael S Elliott, Justin Dvorak, Kai Ding, Bradley K Farris
Visual vertigo is a disorder characterised by symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, disorientation, and general discomfort induced by visual triggers. It is currently treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy, with no effective pharmacotherapy available for treatment-resistant cases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral acetazolamide in improving symptoms of visual vertigo. A comparative case series of adult patients clinically diagnosed with visual vertigo was conducted from January 1992 to May 2015...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343821/focal-hyperintensity-in-the-dorsal-brain-stem-of-patients-with-cerebellopontine-angle-tumor-a-high-resolution-3%C3%A2-t-mri-study
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Hirotaka Yamamoto, Atsushi Fujita, Taichiro Imahori, Takashi Sasayama, Kohkichi Hosoda, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Eiji Kohmura
Focal hyperintensity (FHI) in the dorsal brain stem on T2-weighted images of patients with cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumor was thought to indicate degeneration of the vestibular nucleus and to be specific to vestibular schwannoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate FHI by using high-resolution 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3 T MRI) and the relation to clinical characteristics. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and MRI of 45 patients with CPA tumors (34 vestibular schwannomas and 11 other tumors)...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343311/decompensated-labyrinthine-weakness-presenting-as-de-novo-peripheral-vertigo-a-discrete-clinical-entity
#6
A F Jahn
OBJECTIVE: A distinct subgroup of patients, presenting with apparently spontaneous onset of vertigo, is described. RESULTS: Although vestibular evaluation revealed caloric weakness, the proximate cause of vertigo was not labyrinthine dysfunction, but rather the loss of vestibular compensation for an older and previously compensated labyrinthine injury. CONCLUSION: Instead of addressing the vestibular weakness, effective management needs to focus on the condition that has caused the loss of compensation...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342460/role-of-the-frontal-sinus-in-mediating-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-by-bone-vibration-stimuli-applied-to-the-forehead
#7
Kuei-You Lin, Te-Huei Yeh, Fu-Shan Jaw, Yi-Ho Young
This study investigated ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) tests via Fpz and Fz taps to assess the role of the frontal sinus in mediating oVEMP elicitation. Forty healthy subjects and 80 patients with Ménière disease (MD) underwent a series of oVEMP tests via a minishaker tapping at the Fpz and Fz sites in a randomized order. Response rates of oVEMP test via various tapping sites were compared. Dimensions of the frontal sinus were measured via CT scan. A significantly negative correlation between the age and height of the frontal sinus was noted, and the cutoff age for discriminating present and absent Fpz oVEMPs in MD patients was 52 years...
January 18, 2018: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342051/does-hospital-volume-affect-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
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Jonathan L Hatch, Michael J Bauschard, Shaun A Nguyen, Paul R Lambert, Ted A Meyer, Theodore R McRackan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of hospital surgical case volume on the outcomes of vestibular schwannoma surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: University HealthSystem Consortium member hospitals (includes nearly every US academic medical center). PATIENTS: Three thousand six hundred ninety-seven patients who underwent vestibular schwannoma resection over a 3-year timespan (2012-2015) grouped by race, age, comorbidities, payer, and sex...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342047/direction-fixed-and-direction-changing-positional-nystagmus-in-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
#9
Chang-Hee Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Kyu Jin Han, Yong Sik Lee, Jung Eun Shin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of positional nystagmus (PN) using a head-roll test in patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome with vertigo (RHS_V) and discuss possible mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic medical center. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight patients with RHS_V were enrolled. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Eye movements were recorded at positions of head roll to the right or left, and PN was classified as direction-fixed or direction-changing...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342038/utility-of-noncontrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detection-of-recurrent-vestibular-schwannoma
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Jamie C Williams, Carrie M Carr, Laurence J Eckel, Amy L Kotsenas, Christopher H Hunt, Matthew L Carlson, John I Lane
BACKGROUND: Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T1WI) is the conventional imaging technique of choice to detect vestibular schwannoma (VS) recurrence or regrowth, despite suboptimal specificity secondary to enhancing postoperative changes. Furthermore, recent concerns regarding the accumulation of gadolinium in body tissues have led for a call to reduce the number of contrast-enhanced examinations. The objective of the current study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of high-resolution noncontrast (three-dimensional [3D] T2) MRI relative to gadolinium-enhanced T1WI in the detection of VS recurrence after resection...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342035/systematic-review-of-hearing-preservation-after-radiotherapy-for-vestibular-schwannoma
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Adam R Coughlin, Tyler J Willman, Samuel P Gubbels
OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term hearing preservation rate for spontaneous vestibular schwannoma treated by primary radiotherapy. DATA SOURCES: The MEDLINE/PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Reviews, and EMBASE databases were searched using a comprehensive Boolean keyword search developed in conjunction with a scientific librarian. English language papers published from 2000 to 2016 were evaluated. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria: full articles, pretreatment and posttreatment audiograms or audiogram based scoring system, vestibular schwannoma only tumor type, reported time to follow-up, published after 1999, use of either Gamma Knife or linear accelerator radiotherapy...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338942/international-consensus-icon-on-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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J Nevoux, M Barbara, J Dornhoffer, W Gibson, T Kitahara, V Darrouzet
OBJECTIVE: To present the international consensus for recommendations for Ménière's disease (MD) treatment. METHODS: Based on a literature review and report of 4 experts from 4 continents, the recommendations have been presented during the 21st IFOS congress in Paris, in June 2017 and are presented in this work. RESULTS: The recommendation is to change the lifestyle, to use the vestibular rehabilitation in the intercritic period and to propose psychotherapy...
January 12, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336136/international-clinical-protocol-on-vestibular-disorders-dizziness
#13
Kostiantyn Trinus, Claus-Frenz Claussen
26-28 May at 43 Congress of Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society (Budapest, Hungary) International Clinical Protocol on Vestibular Disorders (Dizziness) being discussed and accepted as Consensus Document. Cochrane reports estimates that dizziness has prevalence of 22.9% in the last 12 months and an incidence of 3.1%. Only 1.8% of adults consulted a physician in the last 12 months. Cochrane reviews suggest that the evidence base for dizziness evaluation is weak, thus necessitates the creation of evidence-based document...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336131/vestibular-schwannoma-and-ipsilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops-an-unusual-association
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Massimo Ralli, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Lucia Longo, Vittorio D'Aguanno, Mario Tombolini, Giancarlo Cianfrone, Marco de Vincentiis
Vestibular schwannoma and endolymphatic hydrops are two conditions that may present with similar audio-vestibular symptoms. The association of the two in the same patient represents an unusual finding that may lead clinicians to errors and delays in diagnosis and clinical management of affected subjects. We discuss the case of a patient with an intrameatal vestibular schwannoma reporting symptoms suggestive for ipsilateral endolymphatic hydrops. The patient presented with fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and acute rotatory vertigo episodes, and underwent a full audiological evaluation and imaging of the brain with contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335780/a-comparison-of-semi-automated-volumetric-vs-linear-measurement-of-small-vestibular-schwannomas
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Samuel MacKeith, Tilak Das, Martin Graves, Andrew Patterson, Neil Donnelly, Richard Mannion, Patrick Axon, James Tysome
OBJECTIVE: Accurate and precise measurement of vestibular schwannoma (VS) size is key to clinical management decisions. Linear measurements are used in routine clinical practice but are prone to measurement error. This study aims to compare a semi-automated volume segmentation tool against standard linear method for measuring small VS. This study also examines whether oblique tumour orientation can contribute to linear measurement error. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental comparison of observer agreement using two measurement techniques...
January 15, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334798/vulvar-vestibular-effects-of-ospemifene-a-pilot-study
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Filippo Murina, Stefania Di Francesco, Silvia Oneda
The study aimed to assess the effects of ospemifene on vulvar vestibule in postmenopausal women with vulvar pain and dyspareunia. Fifty-five postmenopausal women used oral ospemifene 60 mg/d for 60 d. Symptoms of dryness, burning, and dyspareunia were evaluated on a 10 cm visual analog scale. Visual examination of the vulvar vestibule was also conducted. Patients also underwent current perception threshold (CPT) testing obtained from the vulvar vestibule. Fifty-five patients (94.6%) completed the treatment...
January 15, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334639/vestibular-schwannoma-and-hearing-preservation-usefulness-of-level-specific-ce-chirp-abr-monitoring-a-retrospective-study-on-25-cases-with-preoperative-socially-useful-hearing
#17
Luciano Mastronardi, Ettore Di Scipio, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Raffaelino Roperto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decision-making regarding the therapy of vestibular schwannoma (VS) changed over the last decades, during which curative microsurgery has been promoted. Goals of VS microsurgery are: extensive resection, facial nerve (FN) preservation and, in selected cases, hearing preservation (HP). The aim of this study is to evaluate postoperative HP with reference to tumor size in patients operated on with Level Specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® ABR monitoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twentyfive consecutive patients with socially useful hearing (SUH) underwent VS microneurosurgery by retrosigmoid (RS) approach...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332630/effects-of-a-program-of-cognitive-behavioural-group-therapy-vestibular-rehabilitation-and-psychoeducational-explanations-on-patients-with-dizziness-and-no-quantified-balance-deficit-compared-to-patients-with-dizziness-and-a-quantified-balance-deficit
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D A Schmid, J H J Allum, M Sleptsova, S Gross, J Gaab, A Welge-Lüssen, R Schaefert, W Langewitz
BACKGROUND: We examined whether a program combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), vestibular rehabilitation (VR) and psychoeducation is equally effective in improving psychometric measures in patients with dizziness independent of a balance deficit. Measures of patients with dizziness only (DO) were compared to those of patients also having a quantified balance deficit (QBD). METHODS: 32 patients (23 female, 9 male) with persistent dizziness were analysed as 2 groups based on stance and gait balance control: those with QBD (pathological balance) or DO (normal balance)...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330961/clinical-value-of-4-hour-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-3d-flair-mr-images-in-acute-vestibular-neuritis
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Hayoung Byun, Jae Ho Chung, Seung Hwan Lee, Chul Won Park, Dong Woo Park, Tae Yoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of 4-hour delayed-enhanced 3.0 Tesla three-dimensional (3D) fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in acute vestibular neuritis. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. METHODS: Twenty-nine vestibular neuritis patients were enrolled between January 2017 and June 2017. Vestibular function tests, comprising the caloric and video head impulse tests and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential measurements, were performed...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330601/assessment-of-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-and-video-head-impulse-test-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-or-without-polyneuropathy
#20
Mehmet Kalkan, Ali Bayram, Ferhat Gökay, Hasan Selçuk Cura, Cemil Mutlu
This study aimed to compare cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP), ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) and video head impulse test (vHIT) results between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) or diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and healthy controls to determine vestibular end-organ pathologies. The participants in the present study consisted of three groups: the type 2 DM group (n = 33 patients), the DPN group (n = 33 patients), and the age- and sex-matched control group (n = 35)...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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