Mal de Embarquement Syndrome and Motion Sickness

Today we are discussing dizziness in the form of two conditions, Mal de Embarquement Syndrome and Motion sickness.  Both of these conditions are associated with motion on a plane or a boat, and motion sickness can also occur after riding in a car.  The scientific community continues to gain greater understanding of these conditions and why they occur, and we will present this information in today’s broadcast.  Please enjoy!
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1.Voxel Based Morphometry Alterations in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome.
Cha YH, Chakrapani S.
PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0135021. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135021. eCollection 2015.
PMID: 26252893 [PubMed – in process] Free Article
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2.Medical and Nonstroke Neurologic Causes of Acute, Continuous Vestibular Symptoms.
Edlow JA, Newman-Toker DE.
Neurol Clin. 2015 Aug;33(3):699-716. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2015.04.002. Review.
PMID: 26231281 [PubMed – in process]
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3.Efficacy of neurostimulation to treat symptoms of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. A preliminary study using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Pearce AJ, Davies CP, Major BP.
J Neuropsychol. 2015 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12070. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25809585 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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4.Mal de debarquement syndrome: new insights.
Cha YH.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Apr;1343:63-8. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12701. Epub 2015 Feb 27.
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5.The relationship between symptom severity, stigma, illness intrusiveness and depression in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome.
Arroll MA, Attree EA, Cha YH, Dancey CP.
J Health Psychol. 2014 Oct 20. pii: 1359105314553046. [Epub ahead of print]
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6.Use of sensory reweighting for a woman with persistent mal de debarquement: a case report.
Liphart J.
J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Apr-Jun;38(2):96-103. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000022.
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7.Readaptation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex relieves the mal de debarquement syndrome.
Dai M, Cohen B, Smouha E, Cho C.
Front Neurol. 2014 Jul 15;5:124. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00124. eCollection 2014.
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8.Lasting modulation effects of rTMS on neural activity and connectivity as revealed by resting-state EEG.
Ding L, Shou G, Yuan H, Urbano D, Cha YH.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014 Jul;61(7):2070-80. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2313575. Epub 2014 Mar 25.
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9.Mal de debarquement, motion sickness and the effect of an artificial horizon.
Tal D, Wiener G, Shupak A.
J Vestib Res. 2014;24(1):17-23. doi: 10.3233/VES-130505.
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10.Getting Your Sea Legs.
Stoffregen TA, Chen FC, Varlet M, Alcantara C, Bardy BG.
PLoS One. 2013 Jun 19;8(6):e66949. Print 2013.
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Laeknabladid. 2012 Dec;98(12):653-9. Review. Icelandic.
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12.Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for mal de debarquement syndrome.
Cha YH, Cui Y, Baloh RW.
Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jan;34(1):175-9. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e318278bf7c.
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13.Medial temporal activation in mal de debarquement syndrome revealed by standardized low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography.
Jeong SH, Jung KY, Kim JM, Kim JS.
J Clin Neurol. 2012 Sep;8(3):238-40. doi: 10.3988/jcn.2012.8.3.238. Epub 2012 Sep 27.
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14.Social, societal, and economic burden of mal de debarquement syndrome.
Macke A, LePorte A, Clark BC.
J Neurol. 2012 Jul;259(7):1326-30. doi: 10.1007/s00415-011-6349-6. Epub 2012 Jan 10.
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15.A brief review of the clinical anatomy of the vestibular-ocular connections-how much do we know?
Bronstein AM, Patel M, Arshad Q.
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16.Motion sickness: more than nausea and vomiting.
Lackner JR.
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17.Role of cerebellum in motion perception and vestibulo-ocular reflex-similarities and disparities.
Shaikh AG, Palla A, Marti S, Olasagasti I, Optican LM, Zee DS, Straumann D.
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