Medical News Today: What to know about cervical vertigo

Vertigo refers to a sensation of dizziness or spinning. Cervical vertigo refers to vertigo that results from a certain neck posture or movement. Learn more here.
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AbstractObjectiveBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) was the most common neuro-otological disorder manifests as recurrent positional vertigo, but its risk factors are elusive. Recent studies suggest that decreased Vitamin D level may be a risk factor, but the literature is inconsistent.MethodsThe databases PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, SinoMed, and Embase were systematically searched for studies on the association between BPPV and  serum Vitamin D levels published up to June 2019. Data from eligible studies were meta-analyzed using Stata 12.0.ResultsA total of...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
This study included 117 consecutive patients with idiopathic BPPV (26 men and 91 women; mean age, 55 ± 11 years; age range, 25 to 78 years) who underwent blood sampling for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level measurement and bone mineral densitometry of the anterior-posterior lumbar spine and femur between April 2018 and February 2019. Among 117 patients, 49 were diagnosed with posterior semicircular canal (PSCC) BPPV, 24 were diagnosed with lateral semicircular canal (LSCC) canalolithiasis, and 44 were diagnosed with LSCC cupulolithiasis. The mean T-score of BMD was −1.5 ± 0.9 in PSCC BPPV, &mi...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Conservative Treatment Possibilities of Ménière Disease, Involving Vertigo Diaries. Ear Nose Throat J. 2019 Oct 16;:145561319881838 Authors: Molnár A, Maihoub S, Tamás L, Szirmai Á Abstract Ménière disease is a disorder of the inner ear, characterized by rotational vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and vegetative symptoms. The aim of the present research is to examine the effectiveness of betahistine and piracetam in the reduction of vertigo attacks in Ménière disease. To verify our hypothesis, 105 (31 male and 74 females, mean age [standar...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
The pathology of Meniere ’s disease (MD) is well established to be endolymphatic hydrops. However, the mechanism underlying deafness and vertigo of MD or idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops is still unknown. In order to evaluate the pathogenesis of deafness and vertigo in MD, it seems to be rational to investigate the interr elationship between hydrops and inner ear disorders using animals with experimentally-induced endolymphatic hydrops. In spite of intense efforts by many researchers, the mechanism of vertiginous attack has been unexplained, because animals with experimental hydrops usually did not show vertiginous a ttack.
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Vertebral artery compression of medulla and spinal cord may cause various clinical symptoms. Future studies are needed to further clarify the prevalence, natural history and treatment of this condition.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results indicated that otolith dysfunction of BPPVs was detected by latencies in VEMPs, and AR in oVEMP more sensitively reflects the difference between affected and non-affected ears in BPPV patients. The otolith dysfunction of BPPV might be induced by the systemic condition. However, the differences of latencies between BPPV patients and control patients were too small to use VEMPs as a prognostic predictor.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study shows a reduced number of vertigo attacks and a positive effect on the discomfort generated by tinnitus and quality of life in patients with unilateral MD treated with SPC and when compared to patients treated with intravenous glycerol and dexamethasone. No effects on hearing thresholds were noted in both groups.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Semin Hear 2019; 40: 300-307 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697032Falls are among the most injurious, costly, and feared conditions affecting older adults. Patients with diabetes have a significantly greater risk for falling due to complications affecting the sensory systems required for balance: vision, proprioception, and vestibular. The effects of diabetes mellitus on the vestibular system are perhaps the least understood of these systems. The vestibular system is complex, includes multiple structures, and is difficult and expensive to thoroughly assess. There is pathophysiologic evidence suggesting a direct effect of diabetes me...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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