Joseph Furman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vestibular migraine: clinical aspects and pathophysiology
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Lancet Neurol 12:706-15. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Visual-vestibular stimulation influences spatial and non-spatial cognitive processing
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:253-9. 2012
  3. pmc Rizatriptan reduces vestibular-induced motion sickness in migraineurs
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Headache Pain 12:81-8. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Geriatric vestibulopathy assessment and management
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 18:386-91. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Illustrative cases
    Joseph M Furman
    Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear Institute, Ste 500, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurol Clin 23:919-33, ix. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Vestibular function in migraine-related dizziness: a pilot study
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    J Vestib Res 15:327-32. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevention of motion sickness with rizatriptan: a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 5750 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, U S A
    Med Sci Monit 12:PI1-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Underdevelopment of the postural control system in autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Webster Hall, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurology 63:2056-61. 2004
  9. pmc Delays in auditory-cued step initiation are related to increased volume of white matter hyperintensities in older adults
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Brain Res 188:633-40. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of preparation on dual-task performance in postural control
    Martijn L T M Muller
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology, 153 EEI Building, 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Mot Behav 36:137-46. 2004

Research Grants

  1. CERVICAL INFLUENCES ON BALANCE
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. VESTIBULO/OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2000
  3. VESTIBULO-OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 1991
  4. VESTIBULO-OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi request reprint Vestibular migraine: clinical aspects and pathophysiology
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Lancet Neurol 12:706-15. 2013
    ..In the absence of controlled trials, treatment options for patients with vestibular migraine largely mirror those for migraine headache...
  2. doi request reprint Visual-vestibular stimulation influences spatial and non-spatial cognitive processing
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:253-9. 2012
    ..Also, spatial tasks are more affected than non-spatial tasks during visual stimulation and interference between vestibular stimulation and cognitive processing is not age dependent for these relatively easy tasks...
  3. pmc Rizatriptan reduces vestibular-induced motion sickness in migraineurs
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Headache Pain 12:81-8. 2011
    ..We conclude that the serotonin agonist, rizatriptan, reduces vestibular-induced motion sickness by influencing serotonergic vestibular-autonomic projections...
  4. doi request reprint Geriatric vestibulopathy assessment and management
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 18:386-91. 2010
    ..This review discusses the demographics of dizziness in the older person, the evaluation of the older dizzy patient and how the treatment of dizziness in older patients differs from that in younger individuals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Illustrative cases
    Joseph M Furman
    Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear Institute, Ste 500, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurol Clin 23:919-33, ix. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Vestibular function in migraine-related dizziness: a pilot study
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    J Vestib Res 15:327-32. 2005
    ..We hypothesize that competing processes of serotonergic excitation and inhibition alter central vestibular pathways differently for semicircular canal vs. otolithic responses and for vestibulo-ocular vs. vestibulo-spinal pathways...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevention of motion sickness with rizatriptan: a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 5750 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, U S A
    Med Sci Monit 12:PI1-7. 2006
    ..This double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study was designed to test the hypothesis that pre-treatment with the serotonin agonist rizatriptan would prevent motion sickness provocation in headache-free migraineurs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Underdevelopment of the postural control system in autism
    Nancy J Minshew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Webster Hall, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurology 63:2056-61. 2004
    ..To determine if abnormalities exist in postural control in autism and if they are related to age...
  9. pmc Delays in auditory-cued step initiation are related to increased volume of white matter hyperintensities in older adults
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Brain Res 188:633-40. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of preparation on dual-task performance in postural control
    Martijn L T M Muller
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology, 153 EEI Building, 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Mot Behav 36:137-46. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of migrainous vertigo: validity of a structured interview
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 10:CR197-201. 2004
    ..Although the International Headache Society does not currently include the diagnosis of migrainous vertigo, specific criteria have been proposed and utilized in clinical trials...
  12. pmc A pilot study of rizatriptan and visually-induced motion sickness in migraineurs
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    Int J Med Sci 6:212-7. 2009
    ..The present study was designed to test whether rizatriptan is also effective in protecting against visually-induced motion sickness and to test whether rizatriptan blocks the augmentation of motion sickness by head pain...
  13. ncbi request reprint Motion sickness in migraine sufferers
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:2691-7. 2005
    ..Studies demonstrating an important relationship between serotonin receptors and motion sickness susceptibility in both rodents and humans suggest possible new motion sickness prevention therapies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Nonstationarities of postural sway
    Patrick J Loughlin
    Dept of Electrical Engineering, 348 Benedum Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 22:69-75. 2003
  15. pmc Functional brain imaging of multi-sensory vestibular processing during computerized dynamic posturography using near-infrared spectroscopy
    Helmet Karim
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Radiology, USA
    Neuroimage 74:318-25. 2013
    ..This is consistent with previous reports of the role of these regions in vestibular control and demonstrates the potential utility of fNIRS in the study of cortical control of vestibular function during standing balance tasks...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on vestibular rehabilitation outcomes
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Laryngoscope 112:1785-90. 2002
    ..The purpose of the retrospective chart review was to compare vestibular rehabilitation outcomes in young versus older adults...
  17. doi request reprint Perceptual and motor inhibition in individuals with vestibular disorders
    Maha T Mohammad
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurol Phys Ther 34:76-81. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine changes in cognitive function in participants with vestibular disease during the course of vestibular physical therapy...
  18. doi request reprint Designing vibrotactile balance feedback for desired body sway reductions
    Patrick Loughlin
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:1310-3. 2011
    ..Simulation results are provided to illustrate the results...
  19. ncbi request reprint Responses to a virtual reality grocery store in persons with and without vestibular dysfunction
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:152-6. 2006
    ..The older subjects traveled a shorter distance and had greater speed of head movements compared with young subjects. Environments with a greater number of products resulted in more head movements and a shorter distance traveled...
  20. ncbi request reprint Migrainous vertigo: development of a pathogenetic model and structured diagnostic interview
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 16:5-13. 2003
    ..This review refines recently proposed diagnostic criteria for migraine-related vestibular symptoms, and develops a pathophysiological model for the interface between migraine and the vestibular system...
  21. doi request reprint Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and balance disorders after concussion
    Bara A Alsalaheen
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurol Phys Ther 34:87-93. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of vestibular rehabilitation in reducing dizziness and to improve gait and balance function in people after concussion...
  22. ncbi request reprint Head sway response to optic flow: effect of age is more important than the presence of unilateral vestibular hypofunction
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Vestib Res 16:137-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine how older adults with vestibular impairment use sensory feedback for postural control...
  23. ncbi request reprint Voluntary upper-extremity movements in patients with unilateral peripheral vestibular hypofunction
    Diane F Borello-France
    Department of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University, 111 Health Sciences Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    Phys Ther 82:216-27. 2002
    ..This study investigated the influence of unilateral peripheral vestibular hypofunction on voluntary arm movement...
  24. ncbi request reprint Vestibular rehabilitation outcomes in patients with a history of migraine
    Diane M Wrisley
    Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, U S A
    Otol Neurotol 23:483-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of physical therapy for patients with vestibular disorders with and without a history of migraine headaches...
  25. ncbi request reprint Orientation of Listing's plane during static tilt in young and older human subjects
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, EEI Bldg, Ste 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vision Res 43:67-76. 2003
    ..The only obvious difference between the two age groups was that the "thickness" of Listing's plane was greater in the older subjects. This suggests that aging has a small, but definite, influence on Listing's law...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cognitive influences in postural control of patients with unilateral vestibular loss
    Mark S Redfern
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, 110 Eye and Ear Institute Building, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gait Posture 19:105-14. 2004
    ..The site of action may be at the sensory integration level resolving multiple sensory signals for spatial orientation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity of the Berg Balance Scale and the Dynamic Gait Index in people with vestibular dysfunction
    Susan Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Physiother Res Int 8:178-86. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the concurrent validity of the Dynamic Gait Index with the Berg Balance Scale in people with vestibular disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical measurement of sit-to-stand performance in people with balance disorders: validity of data for the Five-Times-Sit-to-Stand Test
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 85:1034-45. 2005
    ..The FTSST was compared with the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) and the Dynamic Gait Index (DGI)...
  29. pmc Physical performance and a test of gaze stabilization in older adults
    Bryan K Ward
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Otol Neurotol 31:168-72. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Otolith-ocular responses in patients with surgically confirmed unilateral peripheral vestibular loss
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vestib Res 13:143-51. 2003
    ..These results have clinical implications for the management of patients with unilateral vestibular loss and provide insights into the process of vestibular compensation especially with respect to the otolith-ocular reflex...
  31. ncbi request reprint Visual-vestibular stimulation interferes with information processing in young and older humans
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, Eye and Ear Institute Building, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Suite 500, 200 Lothrop Street, 15213, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Exp Brain Res 152:383-92. 2003
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Gaze stabilization and gait performance in vestibular dysfunction
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Gait Posture 29:194-8. 2009
    ..The gaze stability test (GST) quantifies the ability of a person to recognize a target projected on a personal computer monitor during active head movement...
  33. pmc Visually induced postural sway in anxiety disorders
    Mark S Redfern
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:704-16. 2007
    ..This subgroup of patients may be amenable to treatment used for patients with balance disorders (i.e., vestibular rehabilitation) that focuses on sensory re-integration processes that address visual sensitivity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Contribution of vision to balance in children four to eight years of age
    Margaretha L Casselbrant
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 116:653-7. 2007
    ..The use of sensory feedback for postural control develops throughout childhood. The aim of this study was to determine how children use cues from anterior-posterior optic flow for balance from 4 to 8 years of age...
  35. ncbi request reprint Vestibulo-ocular function in anxiety disorders
    Joseph M Furman
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vestib Res 16:209-15. 2006
    ..Excessive SMD and height phobia seem to have a mitigating effect on abnormal vestibular sensitivity, possibly via a down-weighting of central vestibular pathways...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acrophobia and pathological height vertigo: indications for vestibular physical therapy?
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 85:443-58. 2005
    ..The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of vestibular physical therapy intervention following behavioral therapy to reduce a patient's visual dependence and height vertigo...
  37. ncbi request reprint Otoneurology
    Joseph M Furman
    Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, EEI Building, Suite 500, 5th Floor, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurol Clin 23:xi-xiv. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint The influence of cognitive tasks on vestibular-induced eye movements in young and older adults
    Bryan K Ward
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    J Vestib Res 18:187-95. 2008
    ..These results suggest cognitive task-dependent interference between central auditory processing and vestibular processing primarily at the sensory rather than at the motor level...
  39. pmc Longitudinal posturography and rotational testing in children three to nine years of age: normative data
    Margaretha L Casselbrant
    Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 142:708-14. 2010
    ..To obtain normative longitudinal vestibulo-ocular and balance test data in children from ages three to nine years with normal middle ear status...
  40. ncbi request reprint Motion sickness and migraine
    Randolph W Evans
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Headache 47:607-10. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint The influence of dynamic visual cues for postural control in children aged 7-12 years
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Brain Res 168:505-16. 2006
    ..However, 7-12-year-old children do not utilize somatosensory cues to stabilize posture to the same extent as adults when visual and somatosensory cues are conflicting...
  42. ncbi request reprint Attentional dynamics in postural control during perturbations in young and older adults
    Mark S Redfern
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:B298-303. 2002
    ..Sensory selection occurs in young and older adults, but to a greater degree in older subjects...
  43. ncbi request reprint Abnormal eye movements in dizzy patients
    Ki Bum Sung
    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, 1174 Jung dong, Wonmi gu, Bucheon, Gyeonggi 420 607, Korea
    Neurol Clin 23:675-703, v. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Is perception of handicap related to functional performance in persons with vestibular dysfunction?
    Susan L Whitney
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Centers for Rehab Services, University Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Otol Neurotol 25:139-43. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if scores between 0 and 30 (mild), 31 and 60 (moderate), and 61 and 100 (severe) on the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) differentiated a person's functional abilities...
  45. ncbi request reprint Physical therapy for central vestibular dysfunction
    Kathryn E Brown
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:76-81. 2006
    ..To determine if vestibular physical therapy (PT) leads to improved functional outcomes in people with central vestibular dysfunction...
  46. ncbi request reprint "Do try this at home": self-treatment of BPPV
    Joseph M Furman
    Neurology 63:8-9. 2004

Research Grants15

  1. CERVICAL INFLUENCES ON BALANCE
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..To address specific aim #3, postural sway will be measured in response to naso-occipital optic flow within a virtual reality environment during several yaw head-on-trunk positions. ..
  2. VESTIBULO/OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  3. VESTIBULO-OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The information provided from this study will improve our understanding of the effect of the aging process on vestibular function and will have implications regarding sensory-motor transformation and sensory-sensory interactions...
  4. VESTIBULO-OCULAR FUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY
    Joseph Furman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Taken together, these studies will provide essential information regarding the influence of aging on several specific aspects of balance and thus may have practical implications regarding the management of age-related loss of balance. ..