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This Research Topic is the second volume of the Research Topic "Challenges and Current Research Status of Vertigo/Vestibular Diseases". Please see the first volume ...

This Research Topic is the second volume of the Research Topic "Challenges and Current Research Status of Vertigo/Vestibular Diseases". Please see the first volume here.

Vertigo or vestibular disorders have become a common handicap across the globe, which poses a great burden on health care resources. Vertigo is not a disease entity per se, but rather a leading symptom of many etiologically different diseases. These conditions include dysfunction of the vestibular system, both peripheral (inner ear, vestibular nerve) and central (brainstem, cerebellum), functional dizziness, and diseases of other causes, including blood pressure regulation disorders, such as orthostatic dizziness, and adverse drug reactions. Previous studies demonstrated that vestibular disorders might be a modifiable condition and a possible target for secondary prevention of cognitive impairment due to aging, dementia, social isolation, late-life depression, frailty, and increased risk of mortality.

To date, the assessment strategy for patients with vertigo or vestibular disorders has not been fully developed. Vertigo or vestibular disorders are mechanistically complicated, highly prevalent, difficult to differentiate from other conditions, and may lead to vestibular or mental disability.

Further understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral, central, and functional vestibular vertigo syndromes as well as their management through this research program or project will benefit patients and their families, thus reducing the economic burden on society at large.

The editors welcome any types of manuscripts --- Original Research, Opinions, Review, and Systematic Review concerning vertigo/vestibular disorders. The subjects include but are not limited to the following:

• Epidemiological investigation of vertigo or vestibular disorders
• Molecular and genetic studies of vertigo or vestibular disorders
• Differential diagnosis of peripheral and central positional vertigo
• Differentiation and treatment of Meniere's disease, vestibular migraine and their comorbidities
• Recurrence and residual symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
• Inner ear malformation and vestibular dysfunction
• Vestibular migraine and sleep disorders
• Paroxysmal ataxia and dizziness
• Vertigo and balance disorders (falls, abnormal gait, instability, etc.)
• Vestibular testing and imaging in patients with vertigo or vestibular disorders
• Cognitive impairment and vestibular disorders
• Multisensory integration and vestibular disorders
• Mental diseases (anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.) and vertigo disorders
• Research on vestibular compensation and rehabilitation training
• Social and psychological aspects and burdens in people with vertigo
• Vertigo and dizziness in older adults
• Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD)
• Functional brain states in vertigo/dizziness
• Neuroimaging in vertigo/dizziness

Keywords: vestibular disorders, vertigo/dizziness, Menière's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, vestibular neuritis, vertigo with sudden hearing loss, tinnitus, disequilibrium, fall, cognitive function

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