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krbonner

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article on treating balance disorders
« on: November 22, 2010, 07:33:35 am »
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2010/11/22/thrown_off_balance/

It's not talking specifically about balance problems from AN, but it's appropriate.  Talks about research being done at Mass Eye and Ear to help people with sever vestibular problems.

Katie
diagnosed June 2005
2.3cmx1.6cmx1.4cm left AN
translab Sept 13, 2006; Drs. McKenna and Barker in MA (MEEI/MGH)

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Re: article on treating balance disorders
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 07:58:06 am »
Interesting article.  Unfortunately it looks like a vestibular prosthesis (which sounded the most hopeful) is still a long ways off.  The symptoms of Meniere's Disease can seem similar to the imbalance experienced by AN patients, but the cause is different ..... both are results of things amiss in the vestibular system but in different ways.

Thanks for sharing it, Katie.  It is always encouraging to know that research continues.

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011