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Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

... first to provide evidence that a drug can shrink vestibular schwannomas benign tumors on the balance and ... tumors develop throughout the nervous system. vestibular schwannomas are the most common NF2-associated ... or treated with radiation, but in patients with vestibular schwannomas on both sides, which is typical in ...

Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

... the nervous system. The most common tumor is a vestibular schwannoma, which grows on the nerve connecting ... inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) shrank vestibular schwannomas, improved hearing and eased other ... in Boston analyzed tissue samples of NF2-related vestibular schwannomas and found evidence of excess blood ...

Neuro Kinetics Earns ISO 13485 Certification

... traumatic brain injuries using Neuro Kinetics' vestibular test batteries. Neuro Kinetics also is continuing ... and evaluation of neurological, otological and vestibular disorders. The privately owned company, founded in the 1970s, pioneered the development of vestibular and neuro-otologic testing equipment, including ...

Neuro Kinetics to Release VEST(TM) 6.7 Software at Audiology Conference

... evaluation equipment used worldwide for balance, vestibular and neurological disorder tests, said today that ... and evaluation of neurological, otological and vestibular disorders. The privately owned company, founded in the 1970s, pioneered the development of vestibular and neuro-otologic testing equipment, including ...

ENT doctors release national guideline on treatment for common cause of dizziness

... recommendations on managing BPPV, the most common vestibular (inner ear) disorder in adults. BPPV is a ... ancillary tests such as radiographic imaging and vestibular testing, and to promote the use of effective ... should not obtain radiographic imaging or vestibular testing in a patient diagnosed with BPPV, unless ...

AthletiCo Opens 52nd Physical Therapy Center in South Elgin

... Functional Capacity Evaluations, Pediatric Physical Therapy, and vestibular Rehabilitation. The center also has bilingual therapists. With ... women's health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training. Expanded services include ...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

... compared RapidArc with five-arc dynamic conformal arc radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma, a benign tumor that affects hearing and balance. "Treatment ... allows us to replace our conventional five-arc radiosurgery technique for vestibular schwannomas with RapidArc," added Dr. Lagerwaard. RapidArc delivers a ...

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton & Tripler Army Medical Center to Install Neuro Kinetics' I-Portal(R) NOTC System for Traumatic Brain Injury Testing

... medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide for neurologic, otologic and vestibular disorder evaluations. The three medical centers join a growing roster of ... use NKI's devices to evaluate and analyze neurologic, otologic and vestibular conditions in order to improve diagnoses and develop treatment plans. ...

Vision Audio Inc. Announces New EASe Games Designed for Children with Autism

... further expands on the sound-based therapy. The games employ a virtual vestibular game environment to train a child to develop the integrated systems ... play to train a child to habituate to noise, while the exciting, virtual vestibular game play of off-road auto racing helps them with balance and ...

Neuro Kinetics Appoints Dr. Terri Ives Clinical Director, Audiology

... of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide for balance, vestibular and neurological disorder tests, said today that Dr. Terri Ives has been ... publications as Audiology Online and the American Academy of Audiology vestibular Disorders Evaluation and Treatment Examination Committee. A Fellow in ...

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Partners with Arthritis Foundation

... and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women's health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training/sports medicine. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, ...

Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls

... shows that balance testing needs to be part of basic primary care, and that all physicians need to be monitoring and screening their patients for vestibular dysfunction so that we can take preventive measures to guard against falling," Minor said. More information The U.S. National Institute on ...

Presentations at Leading Neurosurgery Meeting Highlight Benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery for the Treatment of CNS Indications

... Randall W. Porter, M.D., from Barrow Neurological Institute presented experience treating 262 patients with acoustic neuromas - also called vestibular schwannomas - with either a single fraction using the Gamma Knife or multiple fractions using the CyberKnife. Within the CyberKnife group, 67 percent ...

AthletiCo Employees Volunteer Time And Talent To Support Global Medical Brigades

... and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women's health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training/sports medicine. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, ...

JCI table of contents: Feb. 21, 2008

... caused by a p22phox deficiency might have unrecognized symptoms of a balance disorder. TITLE: Mutation of the Cyba gene encoding p22phox causes vestibular and immune defects in mice AUTHOR CONTACT: Botond Banfi University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Phone: (319) 335-4228; Fax: (319) 335-4194; ...

Physical Therapist Intervention for Balance Impairments May Help Reduce Risk of Falling

... Lewis, balance may be improved with exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee, and hip muscles and with exercises that improve the function of the vestibular (balance) system. Moffat and Lewis suggest starting with a simple assessment of your current ability to maintain good balance. With a counter or ...

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to Receive James Brady Award From Brain Injury Association of Illinois

... We are especially impressed with Marianjoy's innovative, holistic programs including the inpatient and day programs, Post Concussive Institute, vestibular and visual programs, pain management, as well as their outstanding brain injury support group." Each year 1.4 million people in the United States ...

$4 million nursing grant focuses on at-risk premature infants

... of maternal-child nursing, who is co-principal investigator of the new study. During the first component, called "audio, tactile, visual and vestibular stimulation," mothers spend 10 minutes talking to the infant, lightly stroking or massaging it and looking directly in its eyes, followed by five ...

Research Throws Light On Regeneration of Hearing Cells

... of the organ, which controls hearing, and the vestibular area, which is involved with balance. While the ... in the mice becoming deaf by the age of 3 months. vestibular hair cells, however, appear to grow and mature ... mature mice. Adult Rb-knockout mice maintain some vestibular function, indicating that those hair cells are ...

The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned

... vestibular neuritis causes dizziness due to a viral infection of the vestibular nerve. A person who has dizziness, imbalance and nausea could be diagnosed with vestibular neuritis. A new study shows steroids could be ...

How balanced are you? Need Help!!!

... be even used to improve the performance of athletes. Loss of balance or vestibular disorders, a common result of ototoxicity, can affect people of all ages ... indicate damage to the inner ear of both ears that results in bilateral vestibular loss. Worn on the belt, it contains sensors that detect when the ...

Treatment for Meniere's disease

... - had a range of interventions, some of them surgical. An operation called vestibular nerve section - cutting a nerve in the middle ear - gave relief in 93 per ... forms of surgery, but these usually lead to hearing loss, while the vestibular nerve section does not. ...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

... the effectiveness of surgical resection, several small operative series indicate that complete resection of ELSTs can be curative, can alleviate vestibular symptomatology, and can be performed with hearing preservation and minimal morbidity. Therefore, in patients with hearing and imaging ...

Antibiotic Ear Drops Favored Over Oral Antibiotics for Ear Infections

... cases involving middle ear infections, one of the most common childhood afflictions, said Dr. Roland, who heads the Clinical Center for Auditory, vestibular and Facial Nerve Disorders at UT Southwestern and who is also chief of pediatric otology at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Middle ear ...

Hearing May Be Regained: Research Provides Hopes

... Vibration Research, at the University of Southampton, Mark Lutman said: "The only similar cells have the been made to regenerate in mammals are vestibular hair cells, so it's not the first time mammalian hair cells have been made to regenerate but it's the first time in the ear”. “In terms of ...
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