Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

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Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 174 pages
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This is a highly practical reference for diagnosing and managing some of the most common complaints in the otolaryngology patient—vertigo, disequilibrium, and dizziness. This carefully organized reference begins by presenting descriptions of time-tested examination techniques, laboratory tests, and the imaging studies necessary for an accurate diagnosis. The book then addresses the various diseases causing these complaints, including Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, migraine-induced vestibulopathy, and more, with concise explanations of medical, surgical, and therapeutic treatment options available.


An accompanying DVD features high-quality videos of key examination tests, such as ENG, Hallpike positioning, and Epley's maneuver. The videos document the numerous nystagmus patterns caused by various central pathologies and peripheral vestibulopathies, providing an exceptional tool for learning how to recognize eye movements to confirm a diagnosis.


Features:


  • A full review of anatomy and physiology provides the
    essential framework for the clinical examination and comprehension of disease
    processes

  • Broad discussion of the multifactorial etiologies of
    dizziness provides a conceptual basis for diagnosis and determining best
    course of treatment

  • A valuable appendix with sample questions for taking a thorough patient history aids the assessment of the severity of symptoms

Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management is an essential resource for all otolaryngologists, neurologists, vestibular therapists, residents, and physicians treating patients with dizziness. This is a must-read for practitioners, especially those caring for elderly patients with dizziness.

 

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Contents

Radiology for Vertigo and Disequilibrium
15
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
41
Electronystagmography ENG Spontaneous Nystagmus
48
Meniere Disease
56
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
69
Labyrinthitis
91
Autoimmune Vestibular Dysfunction Perilymph Fistulas Mal
107
MigraineInduced Vestibulopathy
125
Central Nervous System Causes of Vertigo and Dizziness
135
Vestibular Rehabilitation
145
Appendix Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
156
Central Pathology Copulothalsis
158
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Professor and Program Director, Head and Neck Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

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