Journal of Vestibular Research: ICVD

International Classification of Vestibular Disorders:

Standardizing Research and Practice to Improve Patient Care

The International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) consensus documents establish evidence-based consensus and standardization regarding defining syndromes, diseases, diagnostic procedures, and treatments in the field of neurotology with the goal of improving patient care.

These consensus papers are developed by the Committee for the Classification of Vestibular Disorders of the Bárány Society, the world’s leading professional organization devoted to vestibular research and its translation into clinical practice.

The Bárány Society, recognizing that although numerous advances in vestibular research had been made, there was mounting evidence that the field may be hampered moving forward by the lack of a formalized classification system, uniform definitions and explicit diagnostic criteria. Thus, the ICVD initiative was launched at the XXIV Bárány Society Meeting 2006 in Uppsala, Sweden.

“We believe the time is right to pursue development of the first International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD-I). Initially, we expect its predominant use would be to guide investigators conducting clinically oriented vestibular research. It is our belief that, over time, well-honed research criteria will gradually spread to use in the clinical domain. We envision a staged and iterative development process that involves international experts from both neurology and otolaryngology backgrounds.”

Alexandre Bisdorff, Michael Von Brevern, Thomas Lempert and David E. Newman-Toker and the the Committee for the Classification of Vestibular Disorders of the Bárány Society (2008)

The Committee first defined key vestibular symptoms as a basis for a subsequent classification of specific vestibular disorders and diagnostic criteria, which then undergo review to build consensus around these formalized definitions.

The Journal of Vestibular Research, the Official Journal of the Bárány Society, plays an important role by publishing the final ICVD documents, which are all open access and free to read, download and share.

To date 10 ICVD papers have been published in the Journal of Vestibular Research and are among the most downloaded and highly cited contributions to the journal, attesting to their value to the vestibular research and clinical practice communities. Additional diagnostic criteria are slated for publication in the coming months. 


ICVD Papers: 2020 Analytics

This page is dedicated to listing the cumulative analytics of all the published ICVD papers.

The data* (up to the end of 2019) can be viewed below, in terms of number of downloads and citations scores. This page will be updated with 2021 data in early 2022. The papers are listed in order of most downloads.

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Diagnostic criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD)

by Jeffrey P. Staab, et al. | Vol.27, Iss.4 (2017)

 

23,832

135

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Vestibular migraine: Diagnostic criteria

by Thomas Lempert, et al. | Vol.22, Iss.4 (2012)

 

22,610

401

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Diagnostic criteria for Menière’s disease

by Jose A. Lopez-Escamez, et al. | Vol.25, Iss.1 (2015)

 

13,063

414

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: Diagnostic criteria

by Michael von Brevern, et al. | Vol.25, Iss.3/4 (2015)

 

12,609

181

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Classification of vestibular symptoms: Towards an international classification of vestibular disorders

by Alexandre Bisdorff, et al. | Vol.19, Iss.1/2 (2009)

 

11,964

261

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Vestibular paroxysmia: Diagnostic criteria

by Michael Strupp, et al. | Vol.26, Iss.5/6 (2016)

 

10,723

51

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Bilateral vestibulopathy: Diagnostic criteria

by Michael Strupp, et al. | Vol.27, Iss.4 (2017)

 

9,566

119

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Classification of vestibular signs and examination techniques: Nystagmus and nystagmus-like movements

by Thomas Lempert, et al. | Vol.29, Iss.2/3 (2019)

 

8,566

10

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Presbyvestibulopathy: Diagnostic criteria

by Yuri Agrawal, et al. | Vol.29, Iss.4 (2019)

 

4,200

22

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Hemodynamic orthostatic dizziness/vertigo: Diagnostic criteria

by Hyun Ah Kim, et al. | Vol.29, Iss.2/3 (2019)

 

2,500

10

JOURNAL OF VESTIBULAR RESEARCH | ICVD Paper (Open Access)

Mal de débarquement syndrome diagnostic criteria: Consensus document of the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society

by Hyun Ah Kim, et al. | Vol.29, Iss.2/3 (2019)

 

 

300

1

 

*Data obtained from:

Downloads: IOS Press Content Platform (content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-vestibular-research) and journal website (jvr-web.org)

Citations: Scopus (scopus.com)


[Page last updated: Feb 2, 2021]