Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Clinical Trials for Vestibular Disorders

Below are clinical trials taking place around the world that relate to vestibular disorders, vertigo and balance disorders. Take a peek, there might be one that may be perfect for you!

Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri)

The goal is to provide individuals that have a balance deficit with a device that will give them signals that they can feel (vibrations) in order to help them maintain a correct sense of balance and perception of place in the environment.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00889824?recr=Open&cond=%22Vestibular+Diseases%22&rank=5

 

Chonbuk National University (Korea)

The goal is to compare the immediate efficacies of each treatment maneuvers in treatment of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC-BPPV).

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00810641?recr=Open&cond=%22Vestibular+Diseases%22&rank=4

 

National Institute of Health Clinical Center (Maryland)

The goal of this study will try to identify the genetic causes of hereditary hearing loss or balance disorders.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00023049?recr=Open&cond=%22Vestibular+Diseases%22&rank=3

 

University of California (San Francisco)

The purpose of this study is to determine whether topiramate effective in treating dizziness symptoms that are associated with migraine headaches.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00732108?recr=Open&cond=%22Vertigo%22&rank=2

 

Throughout the United States

The goal of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the BrainPort balance device in improving balance and gait as measured by clinically accepted standardized balance assessments in subjects with peripheral vestibular dysfunction.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00768378?recr=Open&cond=%22Vestibular+Diseases%22&rank=2

 

United Kingdom

The investigators primary aim is to test whether or not provision of the self-help booklet teaching VR exercises, with up to one hour of telephone support from a vestibular therapist, will be more effective than routine care in reducing symptoms in dizzy patients in primary care. The investigators will also explore the extent to which patients may benefit from the self-help booklet without support. The investigators will determine whether these models of delivery are less costly than routine care of dizzy patients, as they should reduce the number of patients seeking referral to secondary care for unnecessary assessments.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00732797?recr=Open&cond=%22Dizziness%22&rank=2

 

Norway

The aim of this study is to assess if early supported vestibular rehabilitation can reduce dizziness and improve daily life activities in patients with acute vestibular injury.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00702832?recr=Open&cond=%22Dizziness%22&rank=4