Disequilibrium after Traumatic Brain Injury: Vestibular Mechanisms
Final rept. 1 Sep 2008-31 Aug 2012
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH
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The overall goal of this project was to investigate the physiological bases for chronic disequilibrium after combat-related TBI. Dizziness and imbalance are common symptoms in acute traumatic brain injury TBI and in some cases may persist chronically as part of the post-concussive syndrome. Little is known regarding the mechanisms underlying these symptoms. This project was based on the hypothesis that peripheral inner ear or central damage to vestibular pathways, particularly those based on otolith inputs, lead to imbalance and subjective disequilibrium after mild TBI mTBI.
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