Vertigo and Dizziness (Oxford Neurology Library)

Vertigo and Dizziness (Oxford Neurology Library)

Béla Büki and Alexander A. Tarnutzer

Print publication date: Dec 2013

ISBN: 9780199680627

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Vertigo and dizziness rate among the most frequently occurring presenting complaints in neurology and in general medical practice. Since most patients do not have acute complaints at the time of examination, the clinician requires keen judgment in making a diagnosis, as patients often report confusing, real, or hypothetical causes of their problems. An improvement in the scientific understanding of vestibular physiology in recent years has led to the development of new diagnostic tests and more effective therapies, although many of these advances have been slow to be adopted into routine clinical practice. Vertigo and Dizziness helps clinicians improve their management of patients with these conditions. This resource provides an overview of clinical vestibular physiology, as well as of the latest developments in bedside examination, diagnosis/differential diagnosis, and state-of-the-art therapy.