Dizzy patients are notoriously difficult to diagnose as doctors require knowledge spanning several subspecialties, including neurology, otolaryngology, internal medicine and psychiatry. Thisupdated second edition integrates the essential information from these fields, providing advice that is both practical and accessible. Beginning with two jargon-free chapters on anatomy,physiology and examination techniques, the book follows a coherent structure organized according to clinical presentations, such as recurrent vertigo, positional vertigo and chronicdizziness. Each chapter is summarized with a table showing diagnoses and their key features, ensuring that the relevant differential diagnoses are readily available. Access to more than sixtyonline video clips is included, illustrating bedside findings from pathological nystagmus to specific balance problems. With practical advice offered for a range of difficult clinical situations,this comprehensive guide will enable any doctor to feel confident when confronted with dizzy patients.
- Offersskills and insightsfromtheeverydaywork of twoworldexperts
- Includesoversixty video clips, and fifteen of these are new tothisedition
- Provides a new sectiondiscussingtheevidence base of dizzinesstreatments
Table of contents
- Essentialanatomy and functions of the balance system
- Symptoms and examination of the patient with vertigo and dizziness
- A single episode of prolonged dizziness
- Recurrent vertigo and dizziness
- Positional vertigo
- Chronic dizziness and unsteadiness
- Dizziness, imbalance and falls in the elderly
- Treatment of the dizzy patient.