Andrea Radtke

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 aim of the study was to assess the evolution of clinical symptoms and vestibulo-cochlear function in patients with definite vestibular migraine (dVM). METHODS We reassessed 61 patients (54 women, 7 men, aged 24-76 years) with dVM according to validated diagnostic criteria after a median follow-up time of 9 years (range, 5.5-11). Assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical recognition of vestibular migraine (VM) is still hampered by the lack of consensus diagnostic criteria. The aim of this study is a long-term evaluation of clinical criteria for definite (dVM) and probable (pVM) vestibular migraine. METHODS We re-assessed 75 patients (67 women, age 24-76 years) with dVM (n=47) or pVM (n=28) according to(More)
Although orthostatic dizziness (OD) is a common complaint, its prevalence and medical impact in the general population are unknown. The study aims to assess prevalence, medical sequelae and healthcare and social impact of OD in the general population. Participants of the representative German National Health Interview Survey 2003 (n = 4077, age 18–89 years,(More)
We compared the efficacy of a modified Epley's procedure (MEP) and Brandt-Daroff exercises (BDE) for self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior semicircular canal (PC-BPPV) in 54 patients. PC-BPPV resolved within 1 week in 18 of 28 patients (64%) using the MEP and in 6 of 26 patients (23%) performing BDE (p<0.01). Type and(More)