Management of Vertigo

by Santosh Kumar Swain

For the most medical practitioners, a heart-sinking moment is inevitable when confronted by a patient presenting with vertigo. The diagnosis and management of vertigo have always been an enigma because of the complexity of the balance system and inherent compensatory mechanisms as well as redundancy of functions render the system immune to most diagnostic tests. Management of Vertigo Made Easy ® is written for everybody who wants to learn vertigo and treat dizzy patients. Medical students, interns, residents, primary care physicians, and consultants can use this book for proper management of vertigo patients. This book consists of 12 chapters. Introduction and physiology of vertigo has been presented in first and second chapter. The focus of third chapter is to provide the different causes of vertigo. Diagnosis of vertigo from history and different types of clinical tests for vertigo are explained in fourth and fifth chapter. Hematological tests, audiological test, radiological tests, glycerol test, etc. are used for investigation purpose which are described in sixth chapter. Treatment of vertigo and different vestibular rehabilitation exercises are explained in seventh and eighth chapter. Ninth chapter focuses on important clinical conditions of vertigo. Approach to vertigo by general practitioner encapsulated in tenth chapter. Eleventh chapter contains different case presentation of vertigo and the last chapter of this book presents vertigo clinic evaluation format. The most important point in managing vertigo patient is always to take good history. This is followed by appropriate examinations and investigations. Basic concepts in assessing, diagnosing and managing common peripheral vestibular disorders are briefly described, and special emphasis is given on how to rule out central vertigo. The book is a reader’s delight and is sure to spark an interest in managing vertigo patients.

Book Series
Made Easy

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Book Detail

Author
1. Swain Santosh Kumar
Author's Affiliation
1. Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
ISBN
9789352500291
Speciality
Otolaryngology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12660
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2016
Pages
168
Book Type
Professional

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