John Gourley

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OBJECTIVE To measure ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs) and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPS) in Menière's disease patients with confirmed cochlear hydrops and in the normal ears of volunteers. METHODS oVEMPs and cVEMPs were measured in 18 patients with a symptomatic diagnosis of Menière's disease and tone burst(More)
The newly developed use of magnetic resonance imaging of the human inner ear, on a 3 Tesla scanner with intratympanically administered gadolinium, can now reliably distinguish perilymph from endolymph and visually confirm the presence or absence of endolymphatic hydrops. Transtympanic tone burst electrocochleography is an established, and under-utilised(More)
This paper evaluated the diagnostic power of electrocochleography (ECochG) in detecting Ménière's disease (MD) as compared with two subjective assessment methods, including the clinical guidelines provided by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee on Hearing Equilibrium and the Gibson score. A retrospective study of 250(More)
OBJECTIVES We tested the claim that a significant proportion of patients with Meniere's disease have antibodies to heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) antigen, which may lead to defective endolymphatic sac function and vertigo attacks. METHODS Serum samples were taken from 80 subjects with a "certain" diagnosis of Meniere's disease (American Academy criteria(More)
CONCLUSION There was no evidence of a mean raised vasopressin level in 80 subjects suffering from definite Meniere's disease with positive electrocochleographic findings. There was no correlation with stress. The only group with a mildly raised level comprised those who had had a vertigo attack within a day. The most likely cause is nausea, which is the(More)
AIM To audit the identification and screening of graduates from a neonatal intensive care unit with risk factors for sensorineural hearing loss. METHODS Hospital medical records of newborn infants discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, Christchurch Womens Hospital, between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 1995 (n=564), were examined to identify those at(More)
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