Vestibular Dysfunction as a Cause of Chronic Nausea & Vomiting: A Follow up Survey

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Inadequate recruitment, investigator left institution)
First Posted : June 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Baylor Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to characterize the accompanying symptoms, evaluation and management of patients with chronic vestibular dysfunction presenting with nausea and vomiting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dysfunction of Vestibular System Nausea Persistent Vomiting Other: Questionnaire survey

Detailed Description:

Based on prior study, a significant portion of patients referred for refractory gastroparesis in fact have signs suggestive of vestibular dysfunction as the cause of chronic nausea and vomiting. Our prior retrospective study identified a population of said subjects.

The aim of this study is to further characterize the concomitant symptoms, course of diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow up (up to 5 yrs) of this condition.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Vestibular Dysfunction as a Cause of Chronic Nausea & Vomiting: A Follow up Study
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnaire survey
    Mailed questionnaire investigating response to empiric treatment trials, further investigations by otolarygology and possible alternative diagnoses.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of nausea and vomiting [ Time Frame: 1 to 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Associated symptoms [ Time Frame: 1 to 2 months ]
  2. Alternate diagnoses [ Time Frame: 1 to 2 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatient gastroenterology clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical symptoms of nausea and vomiting for at least 4 weeks
  • Abnormal modified Fukuda stepping test on examination (>90 degree rotation from midline while marching in place for 60 seconds) or nystagmus or abnormal Rhomberg test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Unable to complete questionnaire survey

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01378351

United States, Texas
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Schiller, MD Baylor Health Care System

Responsible Party: Baylor Research Institute Identifier: NCT01378351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 011-085
First Posted: June 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms