Orna Spitzer

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A survey conducted among 116 crew members of seagoing vessels confirmed that mal de debarquement (M-D) is a transient feeling of swinging, swaying, unsteadiness, and disequilibrium. None of the subjects requested medical attention, although there were isolated cases in which a strong sensation of swinging and unsteadiness caused transient postural(More)
We studied vestibulo-ocular reflex measurements in a group of 12 patients suffering from migraine without aura and evaluated the effect of sodium valproate given as prophylactic migraine therapy. The study was randomized, double blind and placebo controlled, with a crossover design. The horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex was evaluated by the Sinusoidal(More)
Motion sickness is a complex integration of responses from multiple physiological systems. Whether the changes that occur during the time course of motion sickness are mediated by the sympathetic or parasympathetic systems is still controversial. The present study evaluates alterations in R-R variability during experimental motion sickness in motion sick(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The vestibular autorotation test (VAT) examines responses to active head oscillations at frequencies between 2 and 6 Hz in the horizontal and vertical planes while the subject is fixating a visible target. At these frequencies, the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is the main source of eye movement for ocular stabilization, although other(More)
In a double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study, we evaluated the effects of cinnarizine on the VOR of 55 healthy young subjects. VOR was evaluated by the Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration (SHA) test at frequencies of 0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 and 0.16 Hz. There was a reduction in VOR gain in 16 of the 20 SHA trials performed under the influence of(More)
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is known to be modulated in response to changing vestibular and optokinetic stimuli. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible relationships between VOR and future susceptibility and habituation to seasickness. Thirty candidates for future maritime service were exposed to a series of yaw axis smooth harmonic(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The neural mismatch theory emphasizes the role of conflicting multimodal sensory interactions in producing both motion sickness and the rearrangement process that finally leads to habituation to the adverse motion conditions. If this theory is, indeed, correct, the patterns of the response to the integrated signal from simultaneous(More)
Histological and functional derangements of the vestibular system have been reported in laboratory animals exposed to high levels of noise. However, clinical series describe contradictory results with regard to vestibular disturbances in industrial workers and military personnel suffering from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). The purpose of the present(More)
Histological and functional derangement of the vestibular system has been reported in laboratory animals exposed to high levels of noise. However, reports of clinical series give contradictory results with regard to vestibular disturbances in industrial workers and military personnel suffering from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This study evaluates(More)
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