Current Updates on Vestibular Neuritis

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Physiology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 176

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to introduce a Special Issue of Life dedicated to basic neuroscience and clinical research relating to vestibular neurology.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive update on vestibular neuritis, a condition causing sudden vertigo due to inflammation of the VIII cranial nerve, the vestibular nerve. It delves into recent advancements in diagnosis, medical and rehabilitation treatment modalities, and insights into the pathophysiology of this debilitating disorder. The primary goal is to synthesize the latest research findings and clinical practices concerning vestibular neuritis and to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, fostering a collaborative approach to improve patient care and management of this condition and further the understanding of vestibular neuritis across multidisciplinary fields.

This Special Issue serves as a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, researchers, and clinicians involved in neurology, otolaryngology, and vestibular sciences. By consolidating up-to-date information and diverse perspectives, it aims to advance the knowledge base, foster collaborative efforts, and ultimately enhance patient care in the realm of vestibular neuritis.

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manzari
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • vestibular neuritis
  • vertigo
  • vestibular nerve
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • pathophysiology
  • clinical management
  • vestibular rehabilitation
  • emerging technologies

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Application of a Video Head Impulse Test in the Diagnosis of Vestibular Neuritis
by Agnieszka Jasinska-Nowacka and Kazimierz Niemczyk
Life 2024, 14(6), 757; https://doi.org/10.3390/life14060757 (registering DOI) - 13 Jun 2024
Abstract
In patients presenting in the emergency department with acute vertigo, a rapid and accurate differential diagnosis is crucial, as posterior circulation strokes can mimic acute vestibular losses, leading to inappropriate treatment. The diagnosis of vestibular neuritis is made based on the clinical manifestation [...] Read more.
In patients presenting in the emergency department with acute vertigo, a rapid and accurate differential diagnosis is crucial, as posterior circulation strokes can mimic acute vestibular losses, leading to inappropriate treatment. The diagnosis of vestibular neuritis is made based on the clinical manifestation and a bedside otoneurological assessment. In the clinical examination, an evaluation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex is the key element; however, the accuracy of the bedside head impulse test depends on the clinician’s experience. Thus, new diagnostic methods are needed to objectify and facilitate such rapid vestibular evaluations. The aim of our paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the video head impulse test’s application in the diagnosis of vestibular neuritis. Numerous studies have reported advantages that make this method helpful in detailed otoneurological evaluations; in contrast to the bedside head impulse test, it enables an analysis of all six semicircular canals function and records the covert corrective saccades, which are invisible to the naked eye. As a portable and easy diagnostic tool, it is known to improve the diagnostic accuracy in patients with acute vertigo presenting in the emergency department. Moreover, as it evaluates the vestibulo-ocular reflex across different frequencies, as compared to caloric tests, it can be used as an additional test that is complementary to videonystagmography. Recently, several papers have described the application of the video head impulse test in follow-up and recovery evaluations in patients with vestibular neuritis. Full article
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