Vestibular Function Tests

Publication Title: 
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Author(s): 
Johner, C. H.
Perlman, H. B.
Publication Title: 
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine

In medical fitness examinations of commercial pilots, extensive vestibular investigations should be conducted. In particular, the pendular test, as a weak rotational stimulation method, can disclose central vestibular disorders. Thus, the central nystagmus tracing can be considered as a sign of irritation of vestibular centers, most frequently as a consequence of head trauma, a finding that may influence the decision in the enlistment of the pilot. In contrast, a small nystagmus amplitude tracing is observed in cases of insufficient blood supply, occurring mostly in elderly persons.

Author(s): 
Moser, M. H.
Ranacher, G. R.
Publication Title: 
HNO

A functional cervical spine disorder is often the cause for persistent vertigo, which can last months or several years. The existence of cervical vertigo is not generally recognized, mainly because an objectivation of the cervical nystagmus is not easily understood by many examiners. In this study we examine additional parameters, which underline the diagnosis of cervical imbalance. The anamnestic statement of staggering refers to a disturbance of the vestibulospinal reactions.

Author(s): 
Hülse, M.
Hölzl, M.
Publication Title: 
HNO

A functional cervical spine disorder is often the cause for persistent vertigo, which can last months or several years. The existence of cervical vertigo is not generally recognized, mainly because an objectivation of the cervical nystagmus is not easily understood by many examiners. In this study we examine additional parameters, which underline the diagnosis of cervical imbalance. The anamnestic statement of staggering refers to a disturbance of the vestibulospinal reactions.

Author(s): 
Hülse, M.
Hölzl, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation

Tai Chi (TC) is a comparatively new intervention for peripheral vestibular hypofunction, which is often treated with vestibular rehabilitation (VR). We compared gaze stability (GZS), whole-body stability (WBS) and footfall stability (FFS) during locomotion among 26 people with vestibulopathy (VSP), randomized into two treatment arms (13 TC and 13 VR). Each intervention program was offered for 10 weeks. GZS improved more for VR than for TC, but WBS (and FFS) improved more for TC than for VR.

Author(s): 
McGibbon, Chris A.
Krebs, David E.
Wolf, Steven L.
Wayne, Peter M.
Scarborough, Donna Moxley
Parker, Stephen W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation

Tai Chi (TC) is a comparatively new intervention for peripheral vestibular hypofunction, which is often treated with vestibular rehabilitation (VR). We compared gaze stability (GZS), whole-body stability (WBS) and footfall stability (FFS) during locomotion among 26 people with vestibulopathy (VSP), randomized into two treatment arms (13 TC and 13 VR). Each intervention program was offered for 10 weeks. GZS improved more for VR than for TC, but WBS (and FFS) improved more for TC than for VR.

Author(s): 
McGibbon, Chris A.
Krebs, David E.
Wolf, Steven L.
Wayne, Peter M.
Scarborough, Donna Moxley
Parker, Stephen W.
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