Rachael L. Taylor

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Cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) to air-conducted tone bursts (250-2000 Hz) were recorded in 14 patients with superior canal dehiscence (SCD) and 32 healthy controls. For cVEMPs, the most common 'optimal frequency' in control ears (48.2%) was 500 Hz; for oVEMPs, it was 1000 Hz (51.8%). We found a significant(More)
A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, 6-month study assessed the efficacy and safety of ropinirole, a nonergoline D2-dopamine agonist, in patients with early Parkinson's disease (n = 241; Hoehn & Yahr stages I to III) with limited or no prior dopaminergic therapy. Patients (mean age, 62.8 years), stratified by(More)
A prominent feature in dementia is intellectual deterioration. Review of the clinical literature indicates a lack of suitably quantitated studies of specific intellectual defects in dementia. The present study investigated the performance of patients with multi-infarct dementia (MID), dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD), and vertebrobasilar(More)
OBJECTIVES It can be difficult to distinguish vestibular migraine (VM) from Menière's disease (MD) in its early stages. Using vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs), we sought to identify test parameters that would help discriminate between these two vestibular disorders. METHODS We first recorded ocular and cervical VEMPs (oVEMP/cVEMP) to(More)
We sought to investigate the utility of new non-invasive tests of semicircular-canal and otolith function that are usable in the neuro-otology office practice in patients with vestibular schwannoma. Fifty patients with vestibular schwannoma were assessed using a 5-item battery consisting of air-conducted cervical- and bone conducted ocular-vestibular-evoked(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate ropinirole hydrochloride as dopaminergic monotherapy in patients with early Parkinson disease. DESIGN A 6-month extension of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Ambulatory care at 22 different sites in the United States. PATIENTS Patients who successfully completed the initial 6-month study could enter the 6-month(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the ocular and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP and cVEMP) profile in Ménière's Disease (MD), we studied air-conducted (AC) sound and bone-conducted vibration (BCV)-evoked responses in 77 patients and 35 controls. METHODS oVEMPs were recorded from unrectified infra-orbital surface electromyography (EMG) during(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore effects of whole-head/body tilt in the roll plane on ocular-vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP). METHODS Twenty healthy subjects were randomly tilted in an Eply Omniax rotator across a series of eight angles from 0° to 360° (at 45° separations) in the roll plane. At each position, oVEMPs to air-conducted (AC) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the galvanic-evoked vestibulospinal reflex in health and disease. METHODS Vestibular-evoked whole-body movement was measured in 60 controls and eight patients with bilateral vestibular impairment, using 1mA × 2s Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS). The displacement (s) and velocity (v) of 7 markers placed on the head, neck,(More)
Direction changing horizontal positional nystagmus can be observed in a variety of central and peripheral vestibular disorders. We tested sixty subjects with horizontal positional nystagmus and vertigo on the Epley Omniax(®) rotator. Monocular video recordings were performed with the right or left ear down, in the supine and prone positions. Nystagmus(More)