Priya Vijayakumar

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Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction

Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction


Introduction Bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) is broadly characterized by the inability to maintain posture and balance, walk in environments with low visibility, and see clearly during head movements [1]. The effects of the disorder are due to decreased vestibular function in the inner ear [2].  BVH was first described by neurosurge...

Diabetic Neuropathy: An Overview

Diabetic Neuropathy: An Overview


Introduction As of 2012, approximately 29.1 million Americans suffer from diabetes (Statistics About Diabetes. n.d.). From that population of diabetics, diabetic neuropathy affects, or will affect, at least 50%. Characterized by a tingling sensation, numbness, pain, and a loss of sensation or motor control, diabetic neuropathy is the leading cau...

Developmental Dyslexia

Developmental Dyslexia


Introduction Learning disorders are more common than generally conceived: 15-20% of children and adults suffer from language-based learning disorders. Of those people, 5-10% have dyslexia [4][5]. Characterized by deficits in reading and interpreting words, dyslexia is a learning disability that affects 70-80% of all individuals with reading diff...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


    Discovered in the 1920s by German scientists Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt and Alphons Maria Jakob, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), or Spongiform Encephalopathy, is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes physical changes in the brain’s spongiform tissue (BSE Info, 2016). With the annual incidence of one in a million, CJD is a rare...

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: An Overview

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: An Overview


Introduction Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) was first acknowledged by the scientific community in 1985; doctors Mark Mahowald and Carlos Schenck of the University of Wisconsin published four cases of men over the age of 50 with RBD. These case studies detailed RBD’s hallmark symptom of violent dream enactment during...