Clinical Trial

Vestibular System in Schizophrenia

Study Description

Reactivity of the Vestibular System to Caloric Vestibular Stimulation in Schizophrenia

This study aims to determine if individuals with schizophrenia have greater reactivity to vestibular stimulation than healthy controls. The physiological response of vestibular stimulation will be assessed with electronystagmography, which provides a measure of the intensity of the nystagmus via PSPV. Positive results would suggest greater vestibular system reactivity to vestibular stimulation may be a biomarker of schizophrenia. Pathophysiologically, increased vestibular reactivity to vestibular stimulation may reflect abnormal vestibular function or impaired central suppression of the vestibular ocular reflex.

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Left body temperature VS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Procedure - Right body temperature VS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Procedure - Left warm CVS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Procedure - Right warm CVS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Procedure - Left cold CVS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Procedure - Right cold CVS

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), which involves the irrigation of cold or warm water into the external ear canal, induces a temperature gradient across the semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus stimulating the vestibular nerve. It is commonly used in both otolaryngology to assess vestibular function and neurology to test brain stem function

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Reactivity of the Vestibular System to Caloric Vestibular Stimulation in Schizophrenia

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03048370

ParticipAid ID

7axxqa