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Prof. Dr. Claus F. Claussen, Neurootological Research Institute of the Research Society for Smell, Taste, Hearing and Equilibrium Disorders at Bad Kissingen (4-G-F). Bad Kissingen, Germany.
Dr. med. Julia M. Bergmann,
Dr. med. Guillermo O. Bertora,
Otoneuroophthalmological Neurophysiology,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dr. med. Julia M. Bergmann,
Dr. med. Guillermo O. Bertora,
Otoneuroophthalmological Neurophysiology,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Combined therapy (vasoactive drug treatment and optokinetic training) for rehabilitation in different vestibular dysfunctions

Abstract Objectives: Rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders is a great challenge for physicians. The aim of our prospective study was to examine the results of combined vestibular rehabilitation treatment in different types of vestibular lesions (central dysfunction, unilateral and bilateral type of peripheral lesion). Methods The patients having chronic vertigo symptoms were treated with […]

Complex rehabilitation of patients with Ménière’s disease

Abstract: Ménière’s disease is a severe disorder of the inner ear. The disorder has several types: periodical type (40%), progressive type (27%), regressive type (20%) and a variable form (13%). The treatment of the acute attack is quite easy, it contains antiemetic, antihistamines and benzodiazepines. The interval therapy has no evidence based rules. The aims […]

Treatment of elderly patients with chronic dizziness

There is an opportunity to treat elderly patients with chronic dizziness for many months and many years by external electrical stimulation. By which tinnitus patients’ balance was reported to improve in International Tinnitus Journal of 1999. In elderly people, if chronic dizziness continues, it may fall into a disuse functional atrophy. So, it is more […]

Is an electrical stimulation an autogenic training?

I proposed similarity of an electrical stimulation to an autogenic training. Two years ago in Melbourne. However, my idea about the similarity was not clear at that time. In Bad Kissingen professor Claussen asked me that any other alternatives for electrical stimulation were there.  My English is so poor that I clearly said noting replace […]

Vestibular rehabilitation after retrosigmoid vestibular neurectomy in patients with meniere disease.

Introduction: The goal of this study is to evaluate the role of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) with feed-back techniques such us dynamic posturography compared with conventional postural and oculocephalic maneuvers, after vestibular neurectomies (VN), in patients with unilateral Ménière disease, and to demonstrated if instrumental (VR) improves recovery of balance. Material and Methods: Sixty three patients […]

Vestibular rehabilitation in whiplash injuries

Whiplash injury can be defined as a non-contact rapid acceleration-deceleration head-neck trauma during which the kinematics of the cervical spine are completely disrupted. Because of the impact a sudden violent head retro-flexion is followed by an as much as violent head antero-flexion. The therapy influenced Tonic muscles by increasing labyrinthine percentage and induced a reduction […]

The mcs (mechanic, cybernetics and synergetics) method in vestibular rehabilitation

Vertigo and dizziness are conscious symptoms and the disturbances are not disequilibrium or nystagmus but the consciousness of disequilibrium and nystagmus. Thus physical rehabilitation must not only be pointed to resolution of objective disorder but it must be aimed to resolution of subjective consciousness of the disorder itself. MCS is the achronimus of mechanic , […]

Paroxysmal positional vertigo and rehabilitation

Paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most frequent vestibular affections. Despite the success of the rehabilitative therapy PPV is often recurrent suggesting that we are not really able to interact with the etiology and even with all the possible pathogenetic mechanisms. In this work we present an interpretative model according to the cybernetic theory […]

Repositioning manoeuvre in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is justified by “cupulolithiasis” and “canalolithiasis” theories. The aim of the rehabilitation basing on the manoeuvres is to move debris from the pathological places in semicircular canal or from the cupula to the vestibule. The aim of the work was an evaluation of the usefulness of the liberatory […]

Vestibular rehabilitation: a bridge form ii to iii millennium:from cawthorne-cooksey protocol to virtual reality

Vertigo and dizziness are very common symptoms, nevertheless specific drugs are very few, therefore vestibular rehabilitation is the main therapy for persistent unbalance and dizziness. In this work we present a short history of the vestibular rehabilitation and its principles from Cawthorne-Cooksey protocol to the Mechanic, Cybernetic and Synergetic (MCS) model. Besides we speak about […]



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