Marousa Pavlou

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UNLABELLED The subjective visual vertical (SVV) is usually considered a measure of otolith function. Herewith we investigate the influence of semicircular canal (SCC) stimulation on the SVV by rotating normal subjects in yaw about an earth-vertical axis, with velocity steps of +/- 90 degrees /s, for 60 s. SVV was assessed by setting an illuminated line to(More)
Patients with vestibular dysfunction, migraine and/or anxiety may experience visual vertigo (VV), whereby symptoms are provoked by disorienting visual environments (e.g. supermarkets). Patients with VV over rely on vision for balance (i.e. visually dependent). Visual vertigo significantly improves when vestibular rehabilitation incorporates exposure to(More)
We retrospectively studied outcomes for HIV-infected patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) between January 1999 and June 2009. Patient demographics, receipt of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), reason for ICU admission and survival to ICU and hospital discharge were recorded. Comparison was made against outcomes for general medical(More)
Patients with chronic vestibular symptoms are common in neurological practice but the most effective treatment remains an open question. The purpose of our study was to conduct a controlled, between–group comparison of patients’ responses to a customised exercise regime (Group C, for customised) versus treatment additionally incorporating simulator based(More)
Previous studies have looked at co-processing of multiple proprioceptive inputs but few have investigated the effect of separate dynamic and tonic predominantly proprioceptive disruptions applied concurrently at the same segment. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how simultaneous ankle tendon vibration, a tonic stimulus, with a dynamic(More)
Patients with chronic vestibular dysfunction often experience visually-induced aggravation of dizzy symptoms (visual vertigo; VV). The Situational Characteristics Questionnaire (SCQ), Computerized Dynamic Posturography or Rod and Frame Test (RFT) are used to assess VV symptoms. This study evaluates whether correlations exist between these three tests, their(More)
UNLABELLED Individuals with vestibular dysfunction may experience visual vertigo (VV), in which symptoms are provoked or exacerbated by excessive or disorientating visual stimuli (e.g. supermarkets). VV can significantly improve when customized vestibular rehabilitation exercises are combined with exposure to optokinetic stimuli. Virtual reality (VR), which(More)
BACKGROUND Visual vertigo (VV) symptoms improve only when customized vestibular rehabilitation (VR) integrates exposure to optokinetic stimuli (OK). However, equipment is expensive, biweekly sessions are not standard practice, and therapy is often unsupervised. METHODS A controlled, parallel-group comparison was made of patients' responses to an 8-week(More)
The effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to monitor therapeutic protocols of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), in freshly excised pig kidney cortex is investigated. For high quality imaging, the pulse sequence fast spin echo (FSE) T1- and T2-weighted, and proton density were evaluated. For fast imaging, the pulse sequence T1-weighted(More)