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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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CONCLUSION: In our series, QOL is not influenced in patients with unilateral untreated small VS in comparison to Germany's general population. This is helpful information when advising patients during follow-up and finding out the optimal timing of individual treatment. PMID: 29048255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Clinicians often encounter patients who complain of episodic vertigo. Meniere ’s disease (MD) and vestibular migraine (VM) are representative diseases in this category. Recently, new diagnostic criteria for both of these diseases have been published (Lopez-Escamez et al., 2015; Lempert et al., 2012). MD patients exhibit auditory symptoms in association with episodic vertigo attacks, while VM patients also have migrainous symptoms in addition to these symptoms. However, many patients have episodic vertigo without auditory or migrainous symptoms.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Historical Vignette Source Type: research
Diagnostic criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD): Consensus document of the committee for the Classification of Vestibular Disorders of the Bárány Society. J Vestib Res. 2017 Oct 07;: Authors: Staab JP, Eckhardt-Henn A, Horii A, Jacob R, Strupp M, Brandt T, Bronstein A Abstract This paper presents diagnostic criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) to be included in the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD). The term PPPD is new, but the disorder is not. Its diagnostic criteria were derived by expert consensus from an exhaus...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case showed a small PFO associated with an aneurysmatic interatrial septum. The PFO and paradoxically thromboembolism could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Three days after the surgery, magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a gross total resection and adequate third ventriculostomy flow. One year after the surgery, the patient was asymptomatic. Neuroendoscopy has evolved towards minimally invasiveness, and in selected cases is an equally effective surgical approach to ventricular lesions. It provides minimal cerebral cortex disruption and vascular manipulation. PMID: 29026673 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
We present a novel case of a focal stabbing headache sharing features of primary stabbing headache that started and resolved with the onset and resolution of a course of self-limiting peripheral vertigo. The association of onset and improvement of the stabbing headaches support the trigeminal and vestibular reciprocal relationships. Vestibular input may be the driving force and a potential target for treatment. PMID: 29034450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
We present a novel case of a focal stabbing headache sharing features of primary stabbing headache that started and resolved with the onset and resolution of a course of self‐limiting peripheral vertigo. The association of onset and improvement of the stabbing headaches support the trigeminal and vestibular reciprocal relationships. Vestibular input may be the driving force and a potential target for treatment.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research
Conclusion BMD reduction may be associated with idiopathic BPPV occurrence.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the primary cause for access to emergency department (ED) services for more than 50,000 persons in Europe and the USA every year. CO poisoning diagnosis is based on multiple factors and is usually confirmed by high carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels in the blood. We conducted a systematic evaluation of literature to investigate the usefulness of COHb as a biomarker of environmental CO exposure. We conducted an electronic search in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases. We selected studies reporting high or low environmental CO concentrations, as well as COHb le...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
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