Research study demonstrates that cognitive dysfunction in patients with otic capsule defects can be measured and that improvements in depression and cognitive function can be accomplished with appropriate, targeted, vestibular surgery.
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Dr. Rachael Trommelen is conducting a survey to assess physician knowledge of and experience with diagnosing vestibular disorders.
Emma Tracy Jones is researching the connection between balance disorders & depression and is looking for volunteers to participate in her study.
A new study provides the strongest evidence that anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk for dementia in older adults.
Aminoglycosides are known to cause ototoxic damage, vestibulo-toxic impairments, nephrotoxicity (kidney damage), and encephalopathy. If you have been adversely affected by aminoglycosides you may want to participate in this survey.
The inability to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds is significantly associated with cerebral small-vessel disease (cSVD), specifically lacunar infarctions and micro-bleeds, in healthy patients, results of a new study suggest.
Such postural instability was also linked to cognitive decline in the middle-aged to elderly patients included in the study.
By Jeannette Wick | November 30, 2014
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), an idiopathic condition for patients, occurs when otoconia of the utricular macula become dislodged and floating debris moves into semicircular canals.
Recently, researchers have noted patients with BPPV tend to have low serum vitamin D levels compared with controls. BPPV sufferers develop osteoporosis more often than people who do not have BPPV. BPPV also recurs more frequently in patients with osteoporosis compared with those with normal bone mineral density.
Research Letter by Gregory T. Whitman, MD; Robert W. Baloh, MD
Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, and Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY), a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement enabling Otonomy to utilize Ipsen's gacyclidine data in the development and registration of OTO-311.
Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder that can manifest as fluctuating vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness. However, the pathologic mechanism of Meniere's disease is still unclear. In this study, we evaluated autoimmunity as a potential cause of Meniere's disease.