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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether electrocochleography (ECochG) and glycerol and furosemide tests could predict progression from atypical to definite Ménière's disease (MD). MATERIAL AND METHODS ECochG and glycerol and furosemide tests were performed in 1569 patients with various cochleovestibular diseases, including definite MD, atypical MD, syphilitic(More)
It is known that delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) occurs in patients with unilateral and/or bilateral profound hearing loss. In the ipsilateral and bilateral types of DEH, no audiological tests can be performed on the affected ear because of profound deafness, although these tests can be done in the contralateral type. Electrocochleography (ECochG) was(More)
In order to detect endolymphatic hydrops, we applied three neuro-otologic examination methods, including the furosemide VOR test, the glycerol dehydration test, and electrocochleography in 61 patients with unilateral Menière's disease, 21 patients with delayed endolymphatic hydrops, and 10 patients with syphilitic labyrinthitis. The positive rate of the(More)
In order to study the characteristics of pediatric patients (< or = 15 years at onset) with endolymphatic hydrops disorders, we selected 5 patients with Ménière's disease (MD) and 3 patients with delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) from 7418 patients who had visited the Neurotological Clinic of the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital(More)
Electrocochleography (ECochG) of 168 ears with definite Meniere's disease was studied. The results were compared with recordings from 29 normal ears and 444 ears with other types of sensorineural hearing loss. It is shown that the SP/AP ratio is much more useful than SP amplitude for detecting endolymphatic hydrops. There was little difference in the mean(More)
OBJECTIVE Among the types of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, low-tone type without vertigo has attracted attention for its recurrence and progression to Ménière's disease. The purpose of this article is to characterize the recurrent type of sudden low-tone sensorineural hearing loss without vertigo using neuro-otologic examination. STUDY(More)
Behçet's disease is generally known as an autoimmune disease. We report a case of Behçet's disease who had fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. A 37-year-old woman had bilateral hearing loss in low audiometric frequencies. Audiological and vestibular examinations revealed an inner ear lesion. The patient had an enlarged negative summation(More)
To elucidate the brain mechanisms to encode sequential events, event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded during a sound-sequence discrimination task using young and middle-aged adult subjects. In the task, a series of six or 12 kinds of natural sounds were sequentially presented; 70-80% of the stimuli were presented in a fixed order (Non-target), but(More)
In order to clarify the influence of a cold front (CF) upon the onset of Meniére's disease (MD), major CFs were defined by meteorological observations, and the influence of CFs on MD was evaluated by using the time n method. From our preliminary study it was seen that the onset of MD had its highest incidence exactly on days where a CF passed by. Out of the(More)