alexa Abstract | Vestibular Findings in Relapsing, Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: A Study of Thirty Patients

The International Tinnitus Journal
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access

Abstract

Our objective was to describe vestibular abnormalities in patients with relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis. Thirty patients (6 men and 24 women) between 27 and 64 years of age underwent neurological and otolaryngological examinations, complete anamnesis, and electronystagmography. Patients with psychological or oculomotor paresis (or both), internuclear ophthalmoparesis, severe visual disturbances, or locomotion restrictions were excluded. The difference-of-proportion test was used to compare affected patients with controls, with a significance level of 5%. Vestibular alterations were found in 26 (86%) of the evaluated patients, from which 25 presented peripheral etiology and only 1 presented a problem of central origin. There was a prevalence of bilateral peripheral irritative vestibulopathy (20%), followed by bilateral peripheral deficit vestibulopathy (20%) and left peripheral deficit vestibulopathy (17%). The high incidence of vestibular disorders observed in this study indicates that this population might benefit from specific rehabilitation programs. Studies with larger samples are still required and may contribute to the understanding of this pathology.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image

Author(s): Bianca S Zeigelboim Walter O Arruda Pedro L MangabeiraAlbernaz Maria Ceclia M Irio Ari L Jurkiewicz Jackeline MartinsBassetto Karlin F Klagenberg

Keywords

multiple sclerosis, vertigo, vestibular diseases, vestibular function tests

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords