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Title: Predictors of clinical recovery from vestibular neuritis: a prospective study.
Authors: Cousins, S
Kaski, D
Cutfield, N
Arshad, Q
Ahmad, H
Gresty, MA
Seemungal, BM
Golding, J
Bronstein, AM
First Published: 22-Mar-2017
Publisher: Wiley for American Neurological Association
Citation: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2017, 4 (5), pp. 340-346
Abstract: We sought to identify predictors of symptomatic recovery in vestibular neuritis. Forty VN patients were prospectively studied in the acute phase (median = 2 days) and 32 in the recovery phase (median = 10 weeks) with vestibulo-ocular reflex, vestibular-perceptual, and visual dependence tests and psychological questionnaires. Clinical outcome was Dizziness Handicap Inventory score at recovery phase. Acute visual dependency and autonomic arousal predicted outcome. Worse recovery was associated with a combination of increased visual dependence, autonomic arousal, anxiety/depression, and fear of bodily sensations, but not with vestibular variables. Findings highlight the importance of early identification of abnormal visual dependency and concurrent anxiety.
DOI Link: 10.1002/acn3.386
ISSN: 2328-9503
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Description: Additional Supporting Information may be found online in the supporting information tab for this article: Table S1. Table summarizing results for all measures at acute, recovery, and long-term recovery stages.
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