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Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in a Cohort of Veterans.

Conclusions: The characteristics and treatment outcomes of BPPV in our veteran cohort was similar to what has been reported in the general population. Future work should focus on improving the timeliness of evaluation and treatment of BPPV and examining the time course and management of residual dizziness. PMID: 28973090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

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This reported case emphasizes the crucial role of careful bedside oculomotor examination in order to discriminate between peripheral and central vestibular syndromes in the diagnosis of sudden vertigo. Moreover, it reveals an exceptional pattern of oculomotor impairments that may allow for the precise localization of the trajectory of cerebellar saccadic afferent pathways in the depth of the brachium pontis.
Source: The Cerebellum - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Instead of addressing the vestibular weakness, effective management needs to focus on the condition that has caused the loss of compensation. PMID: 29343311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Purpose of review This review considers recent advances in central vertigo in terms of clinical and laboratory features and pathophysiology. Recent findings Strokes presenting dizziness–vertigo are more likely to be associated with a misdiagnosis in the emergency setting. The risk of future strokes after discharge is higher in patients diagnosed with peripheral vertigo than in control patients. Strokes and transient ischemic attacks account for one-quarter of acute transient vestibular syndrome. Diagnosis of acute combined central and peripheral vestibulopathy such as anterior inferior cerebellar artery infarcti...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY AND NEURO-OTOLOGY: Edited by José-Alain Sahel, Michael Strupp and David Zee Source Type: research
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 complicatio...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research
Conclusion: The ELH was progressive in the long-term course of the disease in this large population of definite MD patients, but short-term and middle-term fluctuations of the symptom severity did not involve measurable variations of the ELH. Furthermore, the symptom severity did not decrease with increasing disease duration.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research
Abstract The Canalith Repositioning Procedure (CRP) was originally described as a non-invasive treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) by Epley. Since its inception, the maneuver has undergone several modifications; and currently is performed in the absence of induced mastoid vibration (oscillation). Clinically, mastoid vibration may be used to assist in treatment of persistent cases of BPPV, where a simple CRP may fail to improve symptoms. This case describes a patient with a three-month history of BPPV (right posterior canalithiasis), who was previously treated unsuccessfully with standard CRP....
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Endovascular treatment with tirofiban may be a selective choice for cervical spinal cord infarction due to VAD in acute stage and warrants further study. PMID: 29323631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The prognosis of patients with ALHL is worse in those with vertigo compared to without vertigo. The hearing recovery rate in patients with vertigo tends to be higher in those treated with steroids than with diuretics alone. PMID: 29310430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings confirmed postural instability is prevalent in VS patients. SOT parameters did not differ significantly between acute onset and insidious onset groups, but increased tumor size and canal weakness were noted in the insidious onset group. Clinicians should consider that postural instability is likely present even in patients who do not complain of acute vertigo, and appropriate counseling should be discussed with the patients. PMID: 29307173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
Authors: Tegeler L, Blumer J PMID: 29309095 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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