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The effect of vertigo on sleep

The authors analysed data of 20,950 individuals who completed the balance and dizziness supplements of the ongoing NHIS survey in 2008. The survey used a strict algorithm to identify individuals reporting vestibular vertigo and information on sleep duration and a...

Vertigo: Clinical Practice and Examination

This textbook offers a straightforward overview of vertigo management. It is easy to read. There are 25 references but I cannot see that they are cited in the text. I find it difficult to identify who the audience would be...

Visual vertigo and optokinetic response

This study measured differences in optokinetic responses (sitting, standing, with and without a static visual target) in three groups of people: those classified as having unilateral vestibular loss (n=10), unilateral loss with visual vertigo (n=8) and a control group (n=10)....

Migraine related vertigo

Migraine is one of the commonest conditions an otologist will have to manage with up to half of migraineurs displaying vestibular symptoms. David Selvadurai provides an overview and management plan for this increasingly well recognised disorder. Migraine is a common...

Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols

The authors of Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols, describe this book as an “invaluable resource” for neurologists, ENT doctors, orthopaedists and other rehabilitation specialists. However, I believe it would be directed more towards senior clinicians rather than those new to the field,...

Treating benign positional paroxysmal vertigo

Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of dizziness. Its treatment is the repositioning of displaced otoliths by the canalith repositioning manoeuvre (CRM). Post manoeuvre restrictions are commonly given to the patient. Their benefit has...

Can we tell the difference between benign recurrent vertigo, migraine and Menière’s disease?

I chose to review this article as it reminds us of the difficulties in diagnosing dizzy patients accurately and the significant crossover of symptoms between the diagnoses. Does Benign Recurrent Vertigo (BRV) even exist as a separate entity? BRV is...

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