Michet Toupet

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Horizontal eye movements and neuronal activity in the vestibular nuclei and pretectum were recorded in albino and pigmented rats in response to optokinetic, vestibular (VS), combined visual-vestibular (VVS) sinusoidal stimulations. 1. VOR slow phase velocity in VS condition leads head velocity. This phase lead is smaller in albino than in pigmented rats. 2.(More)
Off vertical axis rotation (OVAR) is a stimulus that can be used to assess the otolith-ocular reflex. However, experimental data suggest that isolated unilateral lesion of the lateral semicircular canal (SCC) nerve could modify responses to OVAR. Thus, to determine what nystagmus variables are not affected by SCC dysfunction and might be used as indices of(More)
Posturographic data for 182 vestibular neuritis patients were recorded on a static posturographic platform (stabilometry) with the patients' eyes both open and closed. Three of the parameters studied are presented here: mean position of the center of pressure, area of the statokinesigram, and Romberg's quotient. Vestibular neuritis modifies the performance(More)
The stabilometry signals involve irregular and unpredictable components. In order to identify the hidden dynamics that underlie the multi-link networks consisted of the multiple sensory systems, motor components and central integration, we applied a nonlinear analysis to these signals. We evaluated the postural control differences between eyes open and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of Visual Analog Scale (VAS) in evaluating vertigo and dizziness in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). MATERIALS AND METHODS 226 adult patients suffering from a BPPV and undergoing repositioning maneuvers were included in this prospective study. Vertigo (V) and dizziness(More)
Off-vertical axis rotation (OVAR) at constant velocity is a dynamic otolith stimulus that induces horizontal and vertical eye movement responses. To determine the value of this examination as a test for unilateral otolithic hypofunction, we compared the OVAR responses of patients suffering from acute vestibular neuritis (VN) without any sign of otolith(More)
6 young, healthy, male volunteers were submitted to one week of head down (-4 degrees) bedrest. This position simulates the cerebral hemodynamic conditions in weightlessness. Measurements of vestibular equilibrium and of oculomotor system function were made before and after the prolonged bedrest. Analysis of the results indicates that vestibular responses,(More)
During vestibular function tests using the pendulum chair, electronystagmography has repeatedly shown that a tonic ocular deviation precedes the change in nystagmus. This tonic movement may be anticipated in respect to the change in the sinusoidal movement of the chair. Greiner, Conraux, Collard and more recently J.B. Causse, have proposed a hypothesis(More)