Ménière’s disease | definition

results in a degeneration of inner ear structures that can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and an increase in pressure within the inner ear


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Research Article: Autoimmunity as a Candidate for the Etiopathogenesis of Meniere’s Disease: Detection of Autoimmune Reactions and Diagnostic Biomarker Candidate

Date Published: October 17, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sung Huhn Kim, Jin Young Kim, Hyun Jin Lee, Mia Gi, Bo Gyung Kim, Jae Young Choi, Bernd Sokolowski. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0111039 Abstract: Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can manifest as fluctuating vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness. However, the pathologic … Continue reading

Research Article: High Prevalence of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in Patients with Menière’s Disease

Date Published: October 28, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Irene Gazquez, Andres Soto-Varela, Ismael Aran, Sofia Santos, Angel Batuecas, Gabriel Trinidad, Herminio Perez-Garrigues, Carlos Gonzalez-Oller, Lourdes Acosta, Jose A. Lopez-Escamez, Robert E. Means. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026759 Abstract: Autoimmunity appears to be associated with the pathophysiology of Meniere’s disease (MD), an inner ear disorder characterized by episodes … Continue reading

Research Article: A Two-Year Randomized Trial of Interventions to Decrease Stress Hormone Vasopressin Production in Patients with Meniere’s Disease—A Pilot Study

Date Published: June 30, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Tadashi Kitahara, Hidehiko Okamoto, Munehisa Fukushima, Masaharu Sakagami, Taeko Ito, Akinori Yamashita, Ichiro Ota, Toshiaki Yamanaka, Russell R. Lonser. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158309 Abstract: Meniere’s disease, a common inner ear condition, has an incidence of 15–50 per 100,000. Because mental/physical stress and subsequent increase in the stress … Continue reading

Research Article: Atmospheric Pressure and Onset of Episodes of Menière’s Disease – A Repeated Measures Study

Date Published: April 20, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Robert Gürkov, Ralf Strobl, Nina Heinlin, Eike Krause, Bernhard Olzowy, Christina Koppe, Eva Grill, Berthold Langguth. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152714 Abstract: External changes of air pressure are transmitted to the middle and inner ear and may be used therapeutically in Menière’s disease, one of the most common … Continue reading

Research Article: Semi-Quantitative vs. Volumetric Determination of Endolymphatic Space in Menière’s Disease Using Endolymphatic Hydrops 3T-HR-MRI after Intravenous Gadolinium Injection

Date Published: March 13, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Georg Homann, Volker Vieth, Daniel Weiss, Konstantin Nikolaou, Walter Heindel, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Yvonne Böckenfeld, Russell R. Lonser. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0120357 Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging enhances the clinical diagnosis of Menière’s disease. This is accomplished by in vivo detection of endolymphatic hydrops, which are graded using different … Continue reading

Research Article: Intronic Variants in the NFKB1 Gene May Influence Hearing Forecast in Patients with Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Meniere’s Disease

Date Published: November 14, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sonia Cabrera, Elena Sanchez, Teresa Requena, Manuel Martinez-Bueno, Jesus Benitez, Nicolas Perez, Gabriel Trinidad, Andrés Soto-Varela, Sofía Santos-Perez, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Jesus Fraile, Paz Perez, Marta E. Alarcon-Riquelme, Angel Batuecas, Juan M. Espinosa-Sanchez, Ismael Aran, Jose A. Lopez-Escamez, David R. Booth. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112171 Abstract Meniere’s disease … Continue reading

Research Article: Predictive Modeling for Diagnostic Tests with High Specificity, but Low Sensitivity: A Study of the Glycerol Test in Patients with Suspected Menière’s Disease

Date Published: November 18, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Bernd Lütkenhöner, Türker Basel, Xiaofeng Wang. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079315 Abstract: A high specificity does not ensure that the expected benefit of a diagnostic test outweighs its cost. Problems arise, in particular, when the investigation is expensive, the prevalence of a positive test result is relatively small … Continue reading