Eriko Yoshimura

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CONCLUSION Utricular dysfunction in patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (pBPPV) was supported by findings for ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utricular and saccular function in patients with pBPPV. METHODS This study focused on 12 patients definitively diagnosed with pBPPV(More)
The patients was a 43-year-old woman whose chief complaints were nausea and heaviness of the heads. There was a history of toxemia of pregnancy. The patient had previously taken Tenshin Tokishigyaku-ka-goshuyu-shokyo-to for two years because of cold sensitivity. Fever, thirst, and loss of appetite developed from approximately 18 months after she started(More)
Cholesterol arterial embolization is a systemic disease resulting from cholesterol crystal embolization to multiple organs, including the kidney, skin, brain, eye, gastrointestinal tract and extremities. In general, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality, but no optimal treatment has yet been developed. In this paper, we report five patients(More)
CONCLUSION This study showed that the ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) in response to air-conducted sound (ACS) reflects functions of different parts of the vestibular labyrinth from cervical VEMP (cVEMP). OBJECTIVE To determine whether the origin of the vestibular end organs of the oVEMP in response to ACS (500 Hz tone bursts) is the(More)
CONCLUSION Idiopathic otolithic vertigo (IOV) with relatively long duration of attacks might be caused by endolymphatic hydrops in the otolith organ. OBJECTIVES To clarify the pathophysiology underlying IOV, episodic tilting or translational sensation attacks by unknown causes, especially the possibility of endolymphatic hydrops in the otolith organ. (More)
The otolith-collic and otolith-ocular reflexes of patients who experienced episodic tilting or translational sensations in the pitch plane without any other vestibular symptoms were assessed using cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP) and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP). Eleven patients (4 men and 7 women, mean(More)
CONCLUSION Otolithic vertigo is sometimes accompanied by hearing loss. Otolithic vertigo accompanied by hearing loss seems to be caused by sacculocochlear endolymphatic hydrops. OBJECTIVES To clarify the lesion site and pathophysiology of otolithic vertigo (OV) accompanied by hearing loss. METHODS The clinical records of four patients (two men and two(More)
The otolith-ocular reflex in patients with episodic lateral tilt sensation without any other vestibular symptoms was assessed using ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP). Ten patients (6 men and 4 women, mean age=53.5) were enrolled. All patients had episodic lateral tilt sensation. Patients with a medical history of rotatory vertigo, loss of(More)