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Dizziness with CD-ROM

Details

  • 39 b/w illus. 52 tables
  • Page extent: 236 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.414 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.8/41
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RB150.V4 D592 2006
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Dizziness
    • Vertigo
    • Dizziness--diagnosis
    • Dizziness--therapy
    • Vertigo--diagnosis

Library of Congress Record

1 Paperback, 1 CD-ROM

 (ISBN-13: 9780521837910)

Most clinicians find it difficult to diagnose dizzy patients, as the potential causes span various subspecialties, including internal medicine, neurology, otology, ophthalmology and psychiatry. This book offers a novel approach, with chapters organized by easily recognisable clinical presentation, such as recurrent vertigo or positional vertigo. To orientate the reader, a table with differential diagnoses is given at the beginning of each chapter, including key features of each disorder. The authors' friendly approach extends to advice on history taking and clinical examination, and each chapter ends with hints on 'what to do if you haven't a clue'. Common disorders are highlighted, with brief coverage of rarities. Basic science aspects are limited to what is really relevant to the clinicians. A useful CD shows the clinical examination, positioning and exercises for vestibular rehabilitation. With this book at hand, many more doctors will approach their next dizzy patient with confidence.

• Organised to assist differential diagnosis • Inspires confidence in a difficult clinical area • CD shows how to examine and position the patient • Hints on 'what to do if you haven't a clue'

Contents

1. Essential anatomy and functions of the balance system; 2. Symptoms and examination of the patient with dizziness; 3. A single episode of prolonged vertigo; 4. Recurrent vertigo and dizziness; 5. Positional vertigo; 6. Chronic dizziness and unsteadiness; 7. Dizziness and falls in the elderly; 8. Treatment of the dizzy patient.

Prize Winner

British Medical Association Neurology category 2008 - Highly commended

Reviews

'This is a pragmatic text, steeped with the authors' experience. … Short of having Adolfo Bronstein universally available to sort out dizzy people, this book is a very acceptable addition to a neurologist's armamentarium for dealing with a common clinical problem.' Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation

'The first edition of this 200-page book with a video CD certainly serves as a very welcome and highly reliable guide for the clinician confronting the difficult and broad field of dizziness. … As the title indicates, this book takes an, above all, practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of different vertigo/dizziness syndromes. Practising clinicians can quickly acquire an understanding of the physiological essentials of the vestibular system. The book is clearly written and adequately illustrated. … this is a thoroughly readable and highly recommendable book.' European Neurology

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