Atormac
brintellex
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2598  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed10621    
    Printed340    
    Emailed25    
    PDF Downloaded263    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 7    

Recommend this journal

 

 
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255--9

Pre and post betahistine therapy 99m Tc - HMPAO brain spect studies in patients with vertigo.


Department of Nuclear Medicine, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center, veer savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, 400016, India., India

Correspondence Address:
B A Krishna
Department of Nuclear Medicine, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center, veer savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, 400016, India.
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 11025630

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Vertebro basilar insufficiency (VBI) is a well known cause of vertigo. Brain Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is an important diagnostic tool to detect and to quantitate the perfusion abnormalities in different areas of the brain. Effect of an antivertigo drug Betahistine on improving the hypoperfusion in different areas of the brain in vertigo patients was studied using brain SPECT. Betahistine at a dose of 16 mg three times daily was shown to improve perfusion in the hypoperfused areas of the brain resulting in relief from symptoms of vertigo. The cerebellar region, which is the most important area involved in vertigo patients with vascular pathology, showed almost complete normalisation of perfusion following Betahistine therapy.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow