Aug. 11, 2015
Below are current clinical trials.2 studies in Dizziness
(open studies only).
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This pilot study is focused on what assistance an external prosthetic device, the BalanceBelt™ can provide in the:
- assessment and
- treatment for patients with Chronic Subjective Dizziness (CSD).
The BalanceBelt has sensitive detectors for movement in the anterior/posterior and medial/lateral planes and provides the person wearing the device vibro-tactile feedback as to the persons orientation with respect to gravity. The device is a full self contained device that is comfortably worn around the waist over a light weight shirt. The device is non-FDA approved and is in its final stages of beta testing. Patients with CSD do not have permanent vestibular deficits, but underutilize vestibular signals because they develop visual or somatosensory dependence. The investigators expect the BalanceBeltTM to reset this error by providing patients with reliable motion stimuli.
The purpose of this study is to look at the natural history of VM and learn more about common symptoms. Investigators also want to learn the effects, both positive and negative, of the commonly used migraine drug, rizatriptan, when it is used for spells of dizziness in people with VM.
Patients may be eligible to participate if:
- Patients are between the ages of 18 & 65
- Patients have a history of vestibular migraine
- Patients are able to maintain a vestibular symptom diary
The study includes 3 visits with compensation. All participants must complete questionnaires on dizziness, headache symptoms, general health and well-being, mental health, and a questionnaire on patient's satisfaction with study medication.
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