Nicolina Boettcher

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An impairment of eye movements, or nystagmus, is seen in many diseases of the central nervous system, in particular those affecting the brainstem and cerebellum, as well as in those of the vestibular system. The key to diagnosis is a systematic clinical examination of the different types of eye movements, including: eye position, range of eye movements,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether there is a change in ocular (oVEMP) and cervical (cVEMP) vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) before and after spinal tap test (STT). METHODS In 25 patients (6 females, age 62-83years) c/oVEMP were measured before and after STT. Patients with an increase of >20% of(More)
Linear motion perceptual thresholds (PTs) were compared between patients with Menière's disease (MD) and vestibular migraine (VM). Twenty patients with VM, 27 patients with MD and 34 healthy controls (HC) were examined. PTs for linear motion along the inter-aural (IA), naso-occipital axes (NO), and head-vertical (HV) axis were measured using a multi-axis(More)
OBJECTIVE Additionally to the forearm rolling test to detect mild unilateral upper limb dysfunction, the bed cycling test (BCT) for detection of mild to moderate lower limb dysfunction was developed, evaluated and compared to the leg holding test. METHODS In a prospective observer-blinded study, 60 patients with MRI/CT-proven focal cerebral hemisphere(More)
There are currently different groups of drugs for the pharmacotherapy of vertigo, nystagmus and cerebellar disorders: antiemetics; anti-inflammatories, antimenieres, and antimigraineous medications and antidepressants, anticonvulsants, aminopyridines as well as acetyl-DL-leucine. In acute unilateral vestibulopathy, corticosteroids improve the recovery of(More)
In most patients with vertigo, the first and clinically most important question posed to neurologists is whether it is a central or a peripheral syndrome. In more than 90 % of cases, this differentiation is made possible by systematically recording the patient history (asking about the type of vertigo, the duration, triggers and accompanying symptoms) and(More)
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