Publication
Title
Clinical usefulness of the rotatory, caloric, and vestibular evoked myogenic potential test in unilateral peripheral vestibular pathologies
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Abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic capacity of three different rotatory tests, and to investigate the clinical effectiveness of the caloric, rotatory, and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) test. Design and study sample: Several rotatory testssinusoidal harmonic acceleration test (SHAT), pseudorandom rotation test (PRRT), velocity step test (VST)and a caloric and a VEMP test, were given to 77 patients (mean age 52 years) with a unilateral peripheral vestibular pathology, and 80 control subjects (mean age 48 years). Results: For the rotatory test, the highest diagnostic capacity was obtained with the 0.01 Hz SHAT frequency, followed by 0.1 and 0.05 Hz. A higher diagnostic accuracy was reached for the caloric and VEMP test. The caloric test demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity values, but the 0.01 Hz SHAT rotation appeared more sensitive, and the VEMP more specific, than the caloric test. Conclusion: A selection of the 0.01, 0.05, and 0.1 Hz SHAT rotations is suggested as the most ideal rotatory test protocol, and a combination of rotatory, caloric, and VEMP testing will result in a more complete examination of our vestibular system.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of audiology / Royal National Institute for the Deaf; British Society of Audiology. - Stockholm
Publication
Stockholm : 2011
ISSN
1499-2027 [print]
1708-8186 [online]
Volume/pages
50:8(2011), p. 566-576
ISI
000292745800009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.09.2011
Last edited 07.08.2017
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