ABSTRACT Objective: To assess equilibrium disorders in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients Design: Posturography in mildly to moderately disable patients (EDSS, range 1,5 to 3,5). Patients: 38 definite MS inpatients (22 females and 16 males, aged 22-58 yy, mean age 38 yy) . Interventation: Posturography in four conditions: eyes open and closed standing on a solid […]
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Head stabilization is necessary during human locomotion in order to contrubute to perception of a stable visual field. Head stabilization is du to the cooperation between vestibular system and proprioception. According to cranio-corpographic experience Authors used a device based on two accelormeters place, respectevely, on th head and the trunk of the subject. Head stabilization […]
Contribution of high click stimulus repetition rate in auditory evoked potentials in multiple sclerosis patients with normal mri
The purpose of this work was to evaluate if a stimulus reptition rate that is higher than 30 clicks/sec increases the sensitivity of the absolute latencies of waves I, III and V and interpeak intervals I-III, III-V and I-V in the Auditory Brainstem Responses.(ABR) of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients.
Patients with definite multiple sclerosis frequently suffer from vestibular disorders due to a vestibulo-oculomotor and vestibulospinal systems involvement. The vestibulospinal reflexes in these subjects can be well investigated through the vestibular evoked myogenic potentials recording. These potentials, evoked by the acoustic stimulation of the saccular macula and mediated by vestibulocollic reflex pathway, are recorded using […]
33 patients (9 male and 24 female) aged 28-59 (average 43,2) with multiple sclerosis were tested on the base of electro/videonystagmography. The duration of the disease was from half a year to 26 years. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of the central and peripheral vestibular disturbances in multiple sclerosis due […]
It is known that equilibrium disorders caused by involvement of brainstem-cerebellar structures are common in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but peripheral conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), can be sometimes confused with those of central origin. Therefore, an accurate otoneurologic investigation paying attention to differential diagnosis aspects should be performed in these […]