Vitaly Joffe

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OBJECTIVE To identify the presence of vestibulo-ocular arreflexia in patients with Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), which can easily be diagnosed at the bedside. METHODS Seven patients with MJD from five unrelated families and 11 patients with sporadic or hereditary cerebellar ataxia other than MJD underwent a detailed neuro-otological and oculomotor(More)
Although head trauma is the cause of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) in about 15% of cases, the clinical features and response to treatment in this particular group of patients was not previously evaluated. We present 20 cases of traumatic BPPV: 12 cases identified from 150 consecutive BPPV patients diagnosed in our Dizziness Clinic; and 8 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Although head trauma is considered a common cause of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), clinical presentation and outcome of traumatic BPPV (t-BPPV) have not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical presentation, patient's response to physical treatment, and outcome of patients with t-BPPV with those with the(More)
The production of sound-based language play in four language-impaired subjects was investigated. A battery of metalinguistic tests, incorporating the production of poems, nursery rhymes, alliteration and rhyme, was designed to assess the subjects' sound-based language play. The subjects' performance on these tests was compared with their performance on a(More)
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