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The monthly vestibular abstract review identifies timely, emerging evidence within the clinical and scientific literature for rehabilitation providers and scientists interested in treating and investigating vestibular dysfunction and for those seeking to better understand clinical vestibular neurophysiology. Topic areas of emphasis include: vestibular rehabilitation, basic science- vestibular, pathology- vestibular, select authors- vestibular and clinical assessment- vestibular. Queried sources are representative of a broad cross-section of disciplines including professional journals from: ENT, Physical Therapy, Audiology, Rehabilitation medicine, and Neuroscience communities accessed using PubMed (PubCrawler) and other search engines. Most citations are current within 30 days however; recent, high- impact manuscripts not previously highlighted in this list are also strongly considered for inclusion space permitting.

-Rebecca Russell, PT, DPT, NCS


1. Ardıç FN, Alkan H, Tümkaya F, Ardıç F. Effectiveness of whole-body vibration or biofeedback postural training as an add-on to vestibular exercises rehabilitation therapy in chronic unilateral vestibular weakness: A randomized controlled study. J Vestib Res. 2021;31(3):181-190. doi: 10.3233/VES-190753. PMID: 33459675.

2. Macielak RJ, Marinelli JP, Spear SA, Hahs-Vaughn DL, Link MJ, Nye C, Carlson ML. Hearing Status and Aural Rehabilitative Profile of 878 Patients With Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma. Laryngoscope. 2021 Jun;131(6):1378-1381. doi: 10.1002/lary.29315. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33296080.

3. Lotfi Y, Farahani A, Azimiyan M, Moossavi A, Bakhshi E. Comparison of efficacy of vestibular rehabilitation and noisy galvanic vestibular stimulation to improve dizziness and balance in patients with multiple sclerosis. J Vestib Res. 2021 May 1. doi: 10.3233/VES-201609. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33967075.

4. Grove CR, Heiderscheit BC, Pyle GM, Loyd BJ, Whitney SL. The Gait Disorientation Test: A New Method for Screening Adults With Dizziness and Imbalance. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Apr;102(4):582-590. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.11.010. Epub 2020 Dec 15. PMID: 33338462; PMCID: PMC8026644.

5. Crampton A, Teel E, Chevignard M, Gagnon I. Vestibular-ocular reflex dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury: A narrative review. Neurochirurgie. 2021 May;67(3):231-237. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2021.01.002. Epub 2021 Jan 19. PMID: 33482235.

6. Kravtsova EN, Meigal AY. Tekhnologii virtual'noi real'nosti v reabilitatsii patsientov s perifericheskoi vestibulyarnoi disfunktsiei [Virtual reality technologies in the rehabilitation of patients with peripheral vestibular dysfunction]. Vestn Otorinolaringol. 2021;86(1):103-107. Russian. doi: 10.17116/otorino202186011103. PMID: 33720661.

7. West N, Klokker M, Cayé-Thomasen P. Video head impulse test saccades and loss of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials are late vestibular footprints of cochlear implantation. J Vestib Res. 2021;31(1):61-67. doi: 10.3233/VES-190760. PMID: 33361624.

8. Malara P, Martellucci S, Castellucci A, Belvisi V, Del Torso A. Bilateral Vestibulopathy in Neuroborreliosis. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Jun 1;42(5):e579-e583. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003052. PMID: 33577244.

9. Al-Sharif DS, Roehm P, Lindemann TL, Dumenci L, Keshner EA. Visual-vestibular mismatch correlates with headache. J Vestib Res. 2021;31(3):173-180. doi: 10.3233/VES-201539. PMID: 33522991.

10. Rosen KB, Delpy KB, Pape MM, Kodosky PN, Kruger SE. Examining the Relationship Between Conventional Outcomes and Immersive Balance Task Performance in Service Members With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Mil Med. 2021 May 3;186(5-6):577-586. doi:10.1093/milmed/usaa578. PMID: 33476371.


1. Wang L, Zobeiri OA, Millar JL, Schubert MC, Cullen KE. Head movement kinematics are altered during gaze stability exercises in vestibular schwannoma patients. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 30;11(1):7139. PMID: 33785796

2. Popovich M, Almeida A, Lorincz M, Eckner JT, Freeman J, Streicher N, Alsalaheen B. Does Exercise Increase Vestibular and Ocular Motor Symptom Detection After Sport-Related Concussion? J Neurol Phys Ther. 2021 Mar 22;. PMID: 33782346

3. Kim KJ, Gimmon Y, Millar J, Brewer K, Serrador J, Schubert MC. The Instrumented Timed Up and Go Test Distinguishes Turning Characteristics in Vestibular Hypofunction. Phys Ther. 2021 Mar 26;. PMID: 33774661

4. Xie M, Zhou K, Patro N, Chan T, Levin M, Gupta MK, Archibald J. Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Mar 26;. PMID: 33782257

5. Zhang Y, Wang H, Yao Y, Liu J, Sun X, Gu D. Walking stability in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: an objective assessment using wearable accelerometers and machine learning. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021 Mar 31;18(1):56. PMID: 33789693

6. Herssens N, Saeys W, Vereeck L, Meijer K, van de Berg R, Van Rompaey V, McCrum C, Hallemans A. An exploratory investigation on spatiotemporal parameters, margins of stability, and their interaction in bilateral vestibulopathy. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 19;11(1):6427. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85870-7. PMID: 33742071

7. García Muñoz C, Cortes Vega MD, Hernández Rodríguez JC, Palomo-Carrión R, Martín-Valero R, Casuso-Holgado MJ. Epley manoeuvre for posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in people with multiple sclerosis: protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2021 Mar 18;11(3):e046510. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046510. PMID: 33737443

8. Herssens N, Dobbels B, Moyaert J, Van de Berg R, Saeys W, Hallemans A, Vereeck L, Van Rompaey V. Paving the Way Toward Distinguishing Fallers From Non-fallers in Bilateral Vestibulopathy: A Wide Pilot Observation. Front Neurol. 2021 Mar 1;12:611648. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.611648. PMID: 33732204

9. Ueda K, Ota I, Yamanaka T, Kitahara T. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Follow-Ups for Vertigo/Dizziness Outpatients. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Apr;100(2_suppl):163S-168S. doi: 10.1177/0145561320980186. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33295213.

10. Zeigelboim BS, José MR, Santos GJBD, Severiano MIR, Teive HAG, Stechman-Neto J, Santos RS, de Araújo CM, Cavalcante-Leão BL. Balance rehabilitation with a virtual reality protocol for patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia: Protocol for a clinical trial. PLoS One. 2021 Apr 1;16(4):e0249095. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249095. PMID: 33793609. 

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