Meniere's Disease (MD) is one of the most intriguing and somewhat frustrating pathologies that, over the more than 150 years since its first description, has kept scientists and dedicated professionals busy searching for any development that would be helpful in curing affected patients. Histopathological studies have associated MD with the accumulation of endolymph in the cochlea and the vestibular organs. However, there are several comorbidities associated with MD, such as migraine, anxiety, autoimmune, and autoinflammatory disorders, which add more complexity to the phenotype. The goal of this lecture is to explain the approach to the diagnosis and treatment of MD, highlighting the importance of non-ablative therapy options and discussing treatment protocols after medical failure.
Course created on July 12, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify Meniere's Disease (MD) according to the most recent criteria.
- After this course, participants will be able to correctly identify which available diagnostic tests a hearing healthcare professional should use.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to manage the therapy correctly for Meniere's Disease.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction of the Speakers|
|5-15 Minutes||Epidemiology and Pathological Mechanisms|
|15-20 Minutes||Diagnostic Criteria|
|20-30 Minutes||Clinical Variants|
|30-45 Minutes||Clinical and Instrumental Assessment|
|45-70 Minutes||Therapeutic Options|
|70-90 Minutes||Case Studies, Discussion, and Questions|
Augusto Pietro Casani
Associate Professor, Pisa University Medical School
Prof. Dr. Augusto Pietro Casani,
Dipartimento di Patologia Chirurgica, Medica, Molecolare e Area Critica Cisanello Hospital, Paradisa, 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy.
Regular courses on clinical otorhinolaryngology and otoneurology and on the board of examiners for the otolaryngologic and otoneurologic examinations at the University of Florence. Lectures in otoneurology and neuro-otology at the meetings of the Italian Society of Otolaryngology, European Academy of Otoneurology (EAONO), Italian Group of Vestibology meetings, and American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. Teaching courses at Italian Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics (SIAF) meetings Responsible for the current otoneurological curriculum at the University of Pisa, Italy Reviewer of the indexed journal (Laryngoscope, Headache, Otology & Neurotology etc,).
Clinical Otoneurology; Functional Imaging; Sensorimotor Research Implantable vestibular devices; Immunological mechanisms of vestibular disease and the vascular pathogenesis of acute vestibular syndrome; Vestibular compensation after unilateral vestibular lesions: effects of vestibular rehabilitation exercises.
Research Topics include High-resolution MRI studies on vestibular diseases; Medical treatment of vestibular disorders: research on vestibular migraine; intratympanic treatment of Meniere's disease and SSHL; research on cochleovestibular microcirculation; pathogenesis, clinical and therapeutic aspects of BPPV.
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