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OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence and incidence, clinical presentation, societal impact and comorbid conditions of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in the general population. METHODS Cross-sectional, nationally representative neurotological survey of the general adult population in Germany with a two stage sampling design: screening of 4869(More)
BACKGROUND Dizziness and vertigo are common, however, the cause often remains unexplained. The percentage of vertigo of vestibular origin in individuals with unselected dizziness has not been well examined, and its underestimation may lead to diagnostic bias in primary care. The purpose of this study was to reassess the burden of dizziness in the community(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology of migrainous vertigo (MV) in the general population by assessing prevalence, clinical features, comorbid conditions, quality of life, and health care utilization. METHODS We screened a representative sample of the adult population in Germany (n = 4,869) for moderate or severe dizziness/vertigo and followed up(More)
BACKGROUND A possible link between Ménière's disease (MD) and migraine was originally suggested by Prosper Ménière. Subsequent studies of the prevalence of migraine in MD produced conflicting results. OBJECTIVE To determine the lifetime prevalence of migraine in patients with MD compared to sex- and age-matched controls. METHODS The authors studied 78(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence and burden of headache and migraine in the general population in Germany including patterns of healthcare and medication use. METHODS Telephone interviews were conducted on a representative sample of the general population in Germany aged >or=18 years (n = 7341). Migraine was diagnosed according to the International(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of vestibular vertigo in the general population and to describe its clinical characteristics and associated factors. METHODS The neurotologic survey had a two-stage general population sampling design: nationwide modified random digit dialing sampling for participation in the(More)
Migraine can cause vestibular symptoms including positional vertigo. Of 362 consecutive patients presenting with positional vertigo, 10 with migrainous vertigo mimicking benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) were identified. The following factors help to distinguish migrainous positional vertigo from BPPV: short-duration symptomatic episodes and(More)
CONCLUSION Based on clinical history alone, 98.4% of the population with vestibular vertigo do not qualify for a diagnosis of Menière's disease (MD). Although frequent in dizziness clinics, MD is rare in the general population. OBJECTIVE To narrow down the prevalence of MD in the general population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A representative sample adult(More)
BACKGROUND Migrainous vertigo (MV) is increasingly recognized as a common cause of episodic vertigo. MV displays several clinical similarities with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) and episodic ataxia type 2 (EA-2), which have been linked to mutations in 3 genes, CACNA1A, encoding a neuronal calcium channel alpha subunit, ATP1A2, encoding a catalytic(More)