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vertigo and Dizziness
Vertigo is not a disease entity, but rather an unspecific syndrome consisting of various disorders with different causes. Most syndromes of vertigo can only be correctly diagnosed by means of a careful medical history and physical examination of the patient. The majority of these cases have a benign cause, a favorable natural course, and a positive response to therapy. This book deals with vestibular function, its disorders, the pathophysiological mechanisms involved, diagnostic signs, examination procedures, apparative diagnostics, and principles of therapy. The most important clinical syndromes of vertigo are looked at: patient medical history, clinical aspects and natural course, pathophysiology and principles of therapy, pragmatic therapy, ineffective treatments, differential diagnosis and clinical problems. Special emphasis is put on various drug, physical, operative, or psychotherapeutic treatments available. The accompanying DVD presents typical case histories in 65 short video sequences and helps orientate the book to daily medical practice with readily accessible information. The whole field of vertigo, imbalance, and eye movement disorders has been considered extremely difficult because of the variety of its manifestations and its resistance to compartmentalization. This book will increase the understanding of this syndrome. This short and concise, clinically-oriented book is for physicians of different specializations who treat patients with vertigo including. neurologists, neurootologic specialists, neuroophthalmology, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, ENT specialists and general medicine. Easy-to-use, it has an overview of the most importantsyndromes of vertigo, each with explanatory clinical descriptions and illustrations.
Doody Review Services
Reviewer: Alan G. Micco, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This handbook covers common vestibular disorders, dedicating a section for each entity that covers the pathophysiology and how to evaluate and treat the entity. This book was previously published in German in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of the more common vertigo and dizziness syndromes. Since vertigo and dizziness are common presenting symptoms, the objectives of this book are not only worthy, but warranted. The authors have done a great job in achieving the objectives.
Audience: According to the authors, this book is written for any practitioner who sees patients with these syndromes. It is also useful for residents and medical students and it is written in a manner that is easy to understand. The authors are credible in this area.
Features: This book provides an overview of peripheral, central, and traumatic vertigo. It also covers psychogenic causes and other uncommon syndromes. The book initially covers the physiology of the vestibular system, then covers each entity, discussing the work-up and the treatment options. A DVD that accompanies the book presents typical case histories, results of examinations for the individual syndromes, physical exam techniques, and laboratory diagnostics.
Assessment: This is useful for any practitioner, resident, or medical student who sees patients with vertigo and dizziness syndromes. The book is written in a manner that makes it easy to use for quick reference when evaluating vertiginous patients. It is a worthy addition to the field.
4 Stars! from Doody
* ISBN: 1852338148
* ISBN-13: 9781852338145
* Format: Other Format, 208pp
* Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
* Pub. Date: April 2005
* Edition Number: 1
* Sales Rank: 491,708