The vestibular implant: Opinion statement on implantation criteria for research.
Authors: van de Berg R, Ramos A, van Rompaey V, Bisdorff A, Perez-Fornos A, Rubinstein JT, Phillips JO, Strupp M, Della Santina CC, Guinand N Abstract This opinion statement proposes a set of candidacy criteria for vestibular implantation of adult patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) in a research setting. The criteria include disabling chronic symptoms like postural imbalance, unsteadiness of gait and/or head movement-induced oscillopsia, combined with objective signs of reduced or absent vestibular function in both ears. These signs include abnormal test results recorded during head impulses (video head i...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 12, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Individual predictors of the susceptibility for motion-related sickness: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Some of the identified influencing factors seem to have different effects on physically and visually induced motion sickness. More research is needed to close gaps, especially on predictive factors of visually induced motion sickness. PMID: 32623410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Vestibular function analysis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss with dizziness.
CONCLUSIONS: In VFT analysis of SSNHL with dizziness, diverse patterns were identified. In the absence of SN, no definite vestibular organ involvement was the most frequent. But in the case with SN, posterior canal deficit was most common and cerebellar ischemic stroke was rare. PMID: 32623411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential with chirp sounds.
CONCLUSION: CE-chirp LS® is applicable for recording cVEMP with a similar diagnostic accuracy to Tbsp. Prolongation of P1 latency in CE-chirp LS® might be an indicator of endolymphatic hydrops in the saccule. PMID: 32623412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Effects of viewing distance on ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs) for air- and bone-conducted stimuli at multiple sites.
CONCLUSIONS: Previously reported differences between latencies and stimulus sites for midline BC stimulation were confirmed. Target distance had no significant effect on oVEMP amplitude, which suggests it is not modified like other components of the t-LVOR. PMID: 32623413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Upright positioning-related reverse nystagmus in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and its effect on prognosis.
Authors: Jafarov S, Hizal E, Bahcecitapar M, Ozluoglu LN Abstract BACKGROUND: Positional nystagmus elicited by the Dix-Hallpike maneuver often reverses its direction as the patient is re-seated from the provoking head hanging position. The incidence of reverse nystagmus and its association with prognosis in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (pcBPPV) is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of upright positioning-related reverse nystagmus and its association with the success of canalith repositioning (Epley) maneuver (CRM) treatment in pcBPPV. METHODS: The records of patients th...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 2, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Abstracts Approved for Oral and Poster Presentation.
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Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - May 19, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Quality and readability of English-language internet information for vestibular disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: To ensure the accessible to the general population, it is necessary to improve the quality and readability of Internet-based information regarding vestibular disorders. PMID: 32333571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - April 26, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

The association of head shaking nystagmus with head-bending and lying-down nystagmus in horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
CONCLUSIONS: HSN was frequently found in patients with HC-BPPV and related with HBN and LDN. HSN in BPPV might be contributed by the otolith movements related with endolymph dynamics. PMID: 32310200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - April 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of vocal changes after vestibular rehabilitation in patients with balance disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggested that the treatment for balance disorders results in changes in posture and consequently in voice quality. PMID: 32310201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - April 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Analysis of semicircular canal function as evaluated by video Head Impulse Test in patients with vestibular schwannoma.
CONCLUSIONS: From the results of the relationship between hearing loss and VOR gain, the damage to the audio and vestibular systems in patients with VS may be correlated. As it has been suggested that tumor size was not a significant factor in the VOR gain evaluated by vHIT, multifactorial causes rather than the simple compression of the vestibular nerves alone may be related to the dysfunction of the semicircular canals in patients with vestibular schwannoma. PMID: 32200369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - March 24, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Relations between gait characteristics and subjective visual vertical results in young adults.
CONCLUSION: Stride time variability and stride velocity variability during tandem gait were significantly different in the experimental and control groups. We presume that increased SVV deviation is related to greater gait variability during tandem gait. PMID: 32145005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

The "broken escalator" phenomenon: Vestibular dizziness interferes with locomotor adaptation.
CONCLUSION: Dizziness symptoms influence locomotor adaptation and its subsequent expression through motor aftereffects. Given that the unsteadiness experienced during the "broken escalator" paradigm is internally driven, the enhanced aftereffect found represents a new type of self-generated postural challenge for vestibular/unsteady patients. PMID: 32116265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - March 4, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Neuropsychological profiles of children with vestibular loss.
Authors: Lacroix E, Edwards MG, De Volder A, Noël MP, Rombaux P, Deggouj N Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of vestibular loss (VL) on cognition has been previously studied in experimental animal, human and adult patient studies showing links between VL, and cognitive impairments in space orientation, working memory, mental rotation and selective attention. However, few studies have been conducted on children with VL. OBJECTIVE: We investigated for the first time, the impact of a VL on children's cognition. METHODS: 13 children with VL (10 years, 5 months) and 60 average-age matched controls performed a...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - February 23, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of vestibular symptoms and postural balance control in patients with chronic otitis media.
Authors: Monsanto RDC, Kasemodel ALP, Tomaz A, Abrahão Elias TG, Paparella MM, de Oliveira Penido N Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence to support potential links between chronic otitis media (COM) and vestibular impairment/postural balance control issues is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether COM associates with vestibular symptoms, balance problems, and abnormalities in vestibular function tests. METHODS: We selected patients with COM and excluded patients with any identifiable underlying causes for vestibular dysfunction. Fifty-two healthy volunteers were included as controls. All subjects underw...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - February 23, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Veterans with dizziness recruit compensatory saccades in each semicircular canal plane although VOR gain is normal.
CONCLUSION: Veterans with dizziness symptoms use compensatory saccades in all planes of semicircular canal rotation, despite having normal peripheral VOR gain during rapid head rotation. The video head impulse test is a stable measure of vestibular slow phase and metrics of compensatory saccades in veterans with dizziness. PMID: 32083608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - February 23, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Effects of prolonged roll-tilt on the subjective visual and haptic vertical in  healthy human subjects.
CONCLUSIONS: Emerging in both vision-dependent and vision-independent paradigms, the results support the hypothesis that the post-tilt bias results from a shift in the internal estimate of direction of gravity, while optokinetic nystagmus seems not to be a major contributor. PMID: 32065807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - February 19, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Estimating loss of canal function in the video head impulse test (vHIT).
CONCLUSIONS: The sum of right and left VOR gains (or 2 times the mean of VOR gains) at a given head velocity is an estimate of the total function of the involved canals. This simple formula can estimate the loss of canal function in purely unilateral lesions. For bilateral lesions, the same formula can estimate the total loss of bilateral function but contributions from individual canals cannot be determined without additional information. PMID: 31868701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - December 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Characteristics of assessment and treatment in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
CONCLUSION: Based on the data collected, we make several clinical recommendations for assessment and treatment of BPPV. Firstly, repeated testing and treatment of BPPV within the same session is promoted as a safe and effective approach to the management of BPPV with a low risk of canal conversion. Secondly, vertigo and nystagmus throughout the EM is not indicative of treatment success. Thirdly, clinicians must remain vigilant and mindful of the possibility of post treatment otolithic crisis following the treatment of BPPV. This is to ensure patient safety and to prevent possible injurious falls. Our results challenge seve...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - December 18, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Dizziness in patients with cognitive impairment.
Authors: Lee HW, Lim YH, Kim SH Abstract Accumulating evidences show that the vestibular system contributes to cognitive function, including visuospatial ability, memory, and attention. Conversely, cognitive processes appear to affect the vestibular system. Based on the assumption that cognitive impairment correlates to increased perceived dizziness, we recruited 308 adults with cognitive decline from neurodegenerative disorders and administered neuropsychological tests and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory. Global cognitive measures did not correlate with increased dizziness, whereas attentional and visuospatial co...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - December 7, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Postural control abnormalities related to sleep deprivation in patients with Marfan Syndrome.
Authors: Micarelli A, Viziano A, Lanzillotta A, Giorgino FM, Pisano C, Ruvolo G, Alessandrini M Abstract BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder affecting virtually every organ. Sleep disturbances, associated to high collapsibility in upper airways, are common in MFS; daytime sleepiness could lead to reduction in attention and motor coordination, with detrimental effects on balance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate otoneurological function in MFS patients, compared to healthy subjects, and to investigate possible correlations with sleep deprivation extent. METHODS: Fo...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - November 11, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Reversal of paradoxical stimulation (false inversion) in perforated tympanic membranes by increasing the time of warm stimulation, evidenced by a physical model.
CONCLUSIONS: Increasing the stimulation time can be used as a strategy to differentiate reverse nystagmus from paradoxical stimulation. Confusion is thus avoided in diagnostic findings, allowing peripheral alterations to be distinguished from central ones. PMID: 31707380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - November 11, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

A plea for systematic literature analysis and conclusive study design, comment on: "Systematic review of magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of Meniere disease".
A plea for systematic literature analysis and conclusive study design, comment on: "Systematic review of magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of Meniere disease". J Vestib Res. 2019 Jun 06;: Authors: Gürkov R, Barath K, de Foer B, Fukushima M, Gluth M, Hornibrook J, Perez-Fernandez N, Pyykkö I, Sone M, Usami SI, Wang W, Zou J, Naganawa S PMID: 31658075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - October 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of triple semicircular canal plugging for the treatment of intractable Meniere's disease: a single center experience of 361 cases.
CONCLUSION: Triple semicircular canal plugging (TSCP), which can reduce vertiginous symptoms in patients with intractable Meniere's disease (MD), represents an effective therapy for this disorder. It might become a new important method in the framework of treatment with MD. PMID: 31640108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - October 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Effects of long-term vestibular rehabilitation therapy with vibrotactile sensory augmentation for people with unilateral vestibular disorders - a randomized preliminary study.
CONCLUSIONS: Incorporating vibrotactile SA into vestibular rehabilitation programs may lead to additional benefits that may be retained up to six months after training, compared to training without vibrotactile SA. A larger study is warranted to demonstrate statistical significance between the groups. PMID: 31609716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - October 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Biasing the semicircular canal cupula in excitatory direction decreases the gain of the vestibuloocular reflex for head impulses.
CONCLUSIONS: Together with the previous results cited above, these data show that biasing the cupula in either direction decreases its sensitivity with respect to high acceleration stimuli. This might occur because the deviation elicits a partial mechanical and electrophysiological saturation of the cupula. PMID: 31594278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - October 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Acute dizziness with potential life-threatening event: A case series from single ICU.
Authors: Dao-Ming T, Ye-Ting Z Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether the acute dizziness would be associated with potentially life-threatening event, which was previously unknown. METHODS: Between Jan 2014 and Dec 2016, We performed a retrospective survey to investigate the clinical data of patients with acute dizziness from an intensive care unit (ICU) in China. Inclusion criteria for all cases were presented with acute dizziness at onset, and then with a potentially life-threatening event. Baseline data and 30-days outcomes were collected. RESULTS: Approximately 1.0% of ICU patients had an acute dizziness with pot...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - September 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Persistent-postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD)-Yes, it is a psychosomatic condition!
Authors: Hüfner K, Sperner-Unterweger B Abstract The Barany society published recently the consensus document for the diagnostic criteria of persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD). In this commentary we highlight the benefits of this new diagnosis and possible problems that can arise during the use of the criteria in day to day clinical practice at a University Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine. The diagnostic criteria of PPPD are compared to those of somatic symptom disorder and bodily distress disorder. We think that a discussion from a psychosomatic point of view is important to improve the underst...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - September 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Letters to the Editor.
Authors: Staab JP PMID: 31561402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - September 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

A standardized, incremental protocol to increase human tolerance to the cross-coupled illusion.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings are critical for future missions that may require several astronauts to be acclimated concurrently, due to resource and time constraints. Assessing feasibility of fast spin rate, short-radius centrifugation is crucial for the future of artificial gravity implementation during spaceflight. PMID: 31476190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - September 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Gaze stability in the elite athlete: A normative observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: Similar to prior studies with smaller samples that have examined GST in athletes, we found high levels of GST performance in professional baseball players relative to normative data for the general population. Normative data for elite athletes was established using this healthy sample. This study underscores the importance of understanding the unique abilities of elite athletes when providing therapy after injury. PMID: 31476191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - September 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Auditory influence on postural control during stance tasks in different acoustic conditions.
CONCLUSIONS: An impaired auditory input by plugging/acoustic masking reduced postural control. Interrupted noise seems to provide a continuously repeated feedback about the postural position in a reverberant room. Hence, the effect of hearing on posture highly depends on the structure of the auditory signal, the sensorimotor condition and the acoustic environment. PMID: 31450523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - August 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Chinese version of the vestibular activities and participation measure.
CONCLUSIONS: The VAP-C shows evidence of reliability and validity, which can be applied for evaluating the impact of the vestibular disorder on patients' activities and participation in Chinese language populations. PMID: 31450524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - August 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Assessing misperception of rotation in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with static and dynamic visual images.
CONCLUSION: Patients can easily learn to use a video language to describe their experiences. Perception is generally aligned with canal stimulus and nystagmus, but not exactly. PMID: 31450525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - August 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Systematic review of magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of Meniere disease.
Authors: Lopez-Escamez JA, Attyé A Abstract The diagnostic criteria for Meniere Disease (MD) are clinical and include two categories: definite MD and probable MD, based on clinical examination and without the necessity of advanced vestibular or audiological testing. The condition is a heterogeneous disorder and it is associated with endolymphatic hydrops (EH), an accumulation of endolymph in the inner ear that causes damage to the ganglion cells. Patients with suspected EH can be examined by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), offering new insights into these inner ear disorders. Results of imaging studies usi...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Tolerable acclimation to the cross-coupled illusion through a 10-day, incremental, personalized protocol.
CONCLUSIONSAcclimation to the cross-coupled illusion, such as that accomplished here, is critical for feasibility of short-radius centrifugation for AG implementation. PMID: 31356220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

A Smartphone-based gaming system for vestibular rehabilitation: A usability study.
CONCLUSIONThe current study demonstrated the usability and safety of a smartphone-based system for vestibular rehabilitation. The system is compact, and affordable thus has the potential to become an excellent tool for home-based vestibular rehabilitation. PMID: 31356221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

MRI findings in vestibular paroxysmia - An observational study.
CONCLUSION: Our study supports the concept of NVCC in VP and additionally suggests that nerve angulation may be a specific feature. Neurovascular contact remains a common phenomenon in asymptomatic patients and therefore correlation with neuro-otology assessment remains essential. PMID: 31356222 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Association between dopamine receptor D2 Taq IA gene polymorphism and persistent postural-perceptual dizziness.
Authors: Cui L, Yan Z, Gong L, Tang J, Kong M, Sun F, Yu Q, Liang H, Chen C Abstract BACKGROUND: Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a chronic dizziness, its pathogenesis is unknown by now. OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between the DRD2 gene TaqIA polymorphisms and PPPD, and further to explore the molecular mechanism underlying this disease. METHODS: 43 patients diagnosed with PPPD and 45 randomly selected cases (matched by age and sex) were included in the study and control group, respectively. DRD2 gene TaqIA polymorphisms were detected in all participants by polymerase chain reactio...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Changes in gain of horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex during spaceflight.
CONCLUSION: The decrease in DVOR gain early in the flight and after the flight reflects adaptive changes in central integration of vestibular and proprioceptive sensory inputs during active head movements. PMID: 31306145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Presbyvestibulopathy: Diagnostic criteria Consensus document of the classification committee of the B árány Society.
Presbyvestibulopathy: Diagnostic criteria Consensus document of the classification committee of the Bárány Society. J Vestib Res. 2019 Jul 12;: Authors: Agrawal Y, Van de Berg R, Wuyts F, Walther L, Magnusson M, Oh E, Sharpe M, Strupp M Abstract This paper describes the diagnostic criteria for presbyvestibulopathy (PVP) by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society. PVP is defined as a chronic vestibular syndrome characterized by unsteadiness, gait disturbance, and/or recurrent falls in the presence of mild bilateral vestibular deficits, with findings on laboratory t...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Longitudinal study of hyperbaric oxygen intervention on balance and affective symptoms in military service members with  persistent post-concussive symptoms.
CONCLUSION: HBO2 may influence balance function after mild TBI, particularly in those with affective symptoms. PMID: 31282447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 12, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Classification of Vestibular Signs and Examination Techniques: Nystagmus and Nystagmus-like Movements.
Authors: Eggers SDZ, Bisdorff A, von Brevern M, Zee DS, Kim JS, Perez-Fernandez N, Welgampola MS, Della Santina CC, Newman-Toker DE Abstract This paper presents a classification and definitions for types of nystagmus and other oscillatory eye movements relevant to evaluation of patients with vestibular and neurological disorders, formulated by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society, to facilitate identification and communication for research and clinical care. Terminology surrounding the numerous attributes and influencing factors necessary to characterize nystagmus are outlined and define...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

The efficacy of a modified Dix-Hallpike test with a pillow under shoulders.
CONCLUSIONS: The modified version of the standard DH test, the 'pillow under shoulders' method, may be a reliable, comfortable option to diagnose vertical canal BPPV. We suggest that this method can be used when head hanging is not feasible or sufficient for the standard DH test. PMID: 31256096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and associated factors of canal switch in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Authors: Lee G, Lee SG, Park HS, Kim BJ, Choi SJ, Choi JW Abstract BACKGROUND: Canal switch benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (CS-BPPV) is a transition of BPPV involving one canal to another canal during or after canalith repositioning procedures (CRP). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics of CS-BPPV and its associated factors. METHODS: The data of 2,303 patients with BPPV involving the lateral canal (LC) or posterior canal (PC) were retrospectively analyzed. Demographics, etiologies, and various clinical parameters related to CRP were compared between patients with and without CS-BPPV....
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Demographic data and seasonal variation in peripheral vestibular disorders in ENT practices in Germany.
CONCLUSIONS: The demographic data of MD and BPPV patients are comparable to those found by previous large-scale epidemiologic studies. However, no seasonal variation was demonstrated for any vestibular disorder in this large sample. PMID: 31256098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - July 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Role of head-mounted displays in enhancing vestibular rehabilitation effects: Comment on "Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality-based exercise program for Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Deficit".
Role of head-mounted displays in enhancing vestibular rehabilitation effects: Comment on "Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality-based exercise program for Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Deficit". J Vestib Res. 2019 Jun 15;: Authors: Micarelli A, Viziano A, Alessandrini M PMID: 31227677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - June 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Role of head-mounted displays in enhancing vestibular rehabilitation effects: Comment on "Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality-based exercise program for Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Deficit".
Role of head-mounted displays in enhancing vestibular rehabilitation effects: Comment on "Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality-based exercise program for Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Deficit". J Vestib Res. 2019 Jun 15;: Authors: Rosiak O, Jozefowicz-Korczynska M PMID: 31227678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - June 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

MRI findings in vestibular paroxysmia - An observational study.
CONCLUSION: Our study supports the concept of NVCC in VP and additionally suggests that nerve angulation may be a specific feature. Neurovascular contact remains a common phenomenon in asymptomatic patients and therefore correlation with neuro-otology assessment remains essential. PMID: 31205008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - June 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research

Tolerable Acclimation to the Cross-Coupled Illusion through a 10-day, Incremental, Personalized Protocol.
CONCLUSIONSAcclimation to the cross-coupled illusion, such as that accomplished here, is critical for feasibility of short-radius centrifugation for AG implementation. PMID: 31177253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation)
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - June 10, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research