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Analysis of auditory and vestibular function in patients with unilateral Meniere's disease.
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PMID:  23039188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Conclusion: The percentage of the unilateral weakness of the caloric response also reflects the clinical progress of Meniere's disease (MD), including clinical hearing loss. Objective: To evaluate the relationship between hearing status and vestibular function in patients with MD. Methods: Seventy-nine patients with unilateral definite MD underwent bithermal air caloric testing, vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing, and pure tone audiometry (PTA). The stages of the disease, clinical hearing level of the diseased ears, and dPTA (the difference in hearing level between ears in each patient) were compared with the percentage of the unilateral weakness of the caloric response and the interaural amplitude difference (IAD) ratio of the VEMP response. Results: Twenty ears (25.3%) revealed normal caloric responses and 59 ears (74.7%) showed reduced caloric responses. Testing revealed that the VEMPs were normal in 49 ears (62%), while 30 ears (38%) had abnormal VEMPs. The percentage of the unilateral weakness of the caloric response was positively correlated with the clinical hearing level of the diseased ears (p = 0.006) and the dPTA (p = 0.013).
Hsun-Mo Wang; Shih-Meng Tsai; Chen-Yu Chien; Kuen-Yao Ho
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital.
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